|MY MOTHER AND I GO ON AN ADVENTURE EVERY BIRTHDAY. Art by Hallelujah Truth|
Hallelujah for the JOURNEY! And for those moments or occasions that MARK the time. Today was my 54th birthday, and I have traveled a ways on my SPIRITUAL ART PILGRIMAGE. For four years now, I have lived boldly, jumping into the UNKNOWN of my own CREATIVITY. I go into my FEAR, clutching my HEART, knowing that taking risks is a bold, bold way to GROW.
At the end of July 2012, I celebrated a TRIUMPH--the publishing of "The Misadventures of Maria the Hutia." This book embodies my creative vision in 32 black and white images which illustrate a story about an endangered animal, a Bahamian hutia, written by Ron Shaklee. In the last four years, I have drawn images, painted them, and collected numerous tablets of watercolors of visions, thoughts, and emotions. I have blogged about science, travels, collaborating with my husband, the wonderful Tony Martin, and I have interviewed artists. LIFE HAS BEEN RICH and REWARDING since I turned 50 years old and ventured into the realm of BEING and acting from my HEART.
But what about MOTHER? I have the wonderful good fortune to have a living mother, but have found the need to plunge into my own BEING to cultivate something MATERNAL lacking in my daily life. And because I am a SPIRITUAL ART PILGRIM, I am charged with the honor and good will to discover solutions to the compelling needs I am confronted with. I LOVE ART because through creative endeavors, one can maintain sanity and health and go deeper and further into the richness of life.
As a result of my pledge to be authentic, to truly live, and to trust my intuitions, I have started diving into my heart to uncover my own mothering instincts. The mother you see above, is the MOTHER IN ME. When I awoke this morning, I waited in bed waiting for MOTHER to speak to me. She said, "Let's go wherever! It doesn't matter where! We will be together!" So I got up and drew this image.
I am simultaneously the daughter and the mother. We are united in this drawing, and we went bowling today and had lots of fun! HALLELUJAH FOR THE IMAGINATION! Hallelujah for BEING WELL!
|THE MOTHER IN ME TOOK ME BOWLING WITH FRIENDS! (photo by Chiboogamoo)|
|BOWLING WITH MY HONEY!|