Saturday, November 21, 2015

MIRACULOUS THANKSGIVING

One Picture



 A couple of days ago, the words "One Picture" came into my imagination.  The thought unwound, "If you could post just one picture at Thanksgiving Season, what would it be?"

Thousands of pictures flashed and shouted "choose me", but I quickly settled on the one I call Angel on the Mountain.  The mental image was crystal clear.  Then, I hunted the picture down.  The hunting took longer than I had planned.  I have several hunting areas for waiting pictures!  We all have thousands of picture memories in our storage banks, admit it!

As you gaze at the picture, defocus your eyes and toward the middle left we see Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, veiled in clouds.  I shot several scenes, but only one stood out as I pictured a feathery white angel form raising her arms in Praise and Thanksgiving.  She looks like she is practicing Yoga or Qigong, meditative exercises.  My heart leaped up!

Today, as I gaze again at the chosen photo, I see Angel Sharon (I know it's You), holding up some mist in her arms.  Look above her outstretched arms and notice a white dove of peace taking off.  See the beak and folded wings as the bird launches.  This is a new expanded evolving image I see today for the first time! 

 I think back to the Paris attacks on Friday 13.  I feel turbulent emotions.  I send and intend, "May All Beings Be At Peace."

 
"When I see you again it will be for the first time."



Post One Positive Picture at Thanksgiving, any subject, any memory.  Use your favorite social media/medias or share with friends and family with a physical printout if they want one (smiles).  What picture will you choose?



Key Words: Long's Peak, Angel and Thanksgiving

Related Posts
Giving Thanks Opens the Heavens

Thanks-Giving

The Giving Tree



Resources
Marilu Henner, actress, author, Total Memory Makeover. What kind/kinds of memory are your strongest?  How to preview, experience, store, and access your memories. 

Song of the Day, John Denver, Rhymes and Reasons, John Denver's Greatest Hits 

Tai Chi/Qigong/Yoga/Meditation complete the picture

Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Photo by Dahlis
Angel on the Mountain

Thursday, November 12, 2015

FLOATING FEATHER

The tale of the traveling feather continues....

During a pleasant laugh filled lunch, my friend, Joyce expounded:

"My sister and I were remembering Mom.   We asked for a sign."

"Feathers are a sign of Angels, let's ask for feathers!"

"We went out to lunch and returned later. As we entered my sister's house, there was a little hallway.  The light was subtle.  We noticed right away a small white downy feather lying on the dark wood floor!"

I got out note paper and scribbled a feather plus jumbled notes around the sides.





"What did the feather look like?"


"It was the size that easily fit into the palm of your hand.  It was pure white and downy, very soft.  It was not a pinion feather.  There were no feather pillows in the house.  Where did it come from?  We took it as a sign from Mom."

Later, the feather had vanished. 

Now a total of seven people have seen, held or even kept the small white feather.

My friend Dolores wonders,  "Where will she go from here?

 
* Recently I saw a video of a white peacock dancing.  As I viewed the short Shamanic ceremony, I was filled with seeing the joy of a fan of white feathers in graceful motion.  The feathers remind me of delicate hand made lace patterns of yesterday and today. 

Later I noticed the above feather sketch looked like a white tree, open wings, or a peacock dancing when turned in a different direction.




 


"Let your Life be a blueprint without boundaries," Louise Watson. R.N.


Snowy Egret



Key Words:  Angel, Feather, Crane


Related Posts:
Angels 101
The Human Angel
Mystery Feather
Traveling Feather
Double Vision, two cranes are better than one

 Resources:
* Facebook Page, Natural Beauty, Nov 2015, white peacock, turns and swirls

Art and Music

Lace Knitting
Knitting Daily TV.com
Books: Curls, Hunter Hammersen, Rustic Modern Knits, Yumiko Alexander
Pamphlet I found in my archives:  Shawls #273, Red Heart Yarn, Coats and Clark, Inc., cost 50 cents in 1978!
 
The Graduate Soundtrack. Simon and Garfunkel,  tracks: Scarborough Fair Canticle and Interlude, and Whew with harpsichord, plus Simon and Garfunkel, 1967 live, Homeward Bound


Tai Chi and Qigong
Tai Chi Fan Forms, 18 Form Fan and others
8 Brocades, Qigong for Health
Tai Chi Yang Long Form  
18 Form Taiji Qigong (3 different forms) 


Dahlis Roy:Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor 

Images:
Ink Sketches  feather and notes by Dahlis

Snowy Egret, watercolor on paper by Robert D. Liverman, Ph.D. art student 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

CLOUD MONET

In this moment, glow within....



The Morning of the Pink Sun
Rob and I saw the sun rise that May morning, a veil of pink mist in the haze.  A pink Sun?  I entered my art room to view the whole room lit with vibrant pink light!  My heart leaped with joy.

I immediately thought of Claude Monet and his painting Impression Sunrise (1872).  In the painting, mists rise from the water, atmospheric ripples, brush strokes with abandon yet carefully placed, suggestions of boats and reflections emerge.  The eye leaps up!  A bright misted sun disk rises throwing vibrant orange slashed brush strokes, sharp as daggers, into the quiet blueness of water 


Today, as I write, I grab a couple of handy books within reach and open to see a Monet painting I have no memory of noticing before.  Sunrise at Lavacourt (1880).  * "This picture forms a sequel to the famous Impression Sunrise."  This painting is mostly red orange sky and water with purple violet  blend accents of feathery trees, misty horizon and, again, small boats veiled in humidity, almost invisible.   

Monet is a great example for us all  We see a clear view of his paintings from a distance yet details fade when viewed close up.  Sometimes stepping back, brings our own life picture into focus.  Monet paints surface water ripples and veiled depths of the spirit all at once.  "Look again, what do you see?  Feel?"  Monet teases our perceptions of reality.  Shifting lights float over paintings as the (real) sun rises and sets Colors, light, and shimmering effects evolve and dance with unpainted inner light creating feelings of joy and wonder.

A recent autumn morning was eye stunning bright with colored leaves of all hues painted in the foreground with a backdrop of the rising morning sun in full spectrum light.  Tiny bits of clouds fanned out in their full potential brightness with oranges, golds, yellows, violets, and purples.  The clouds appeared transparent as they glowed within.  Monet is a work and play.


"That's Cloud Monet!"   



 
 Painted Clouds in Afternoon



I am having a journey painting lace onto canvas.  I certainly can relate to the Impressionist Painters here.  How can painted lace be delicate yet enable the viewer to feel solidity and strength, even touch stitch texture when they view the painting?  Lace is certainly a mind game of "learning and experiencing something new everyday...."  It is like painting a spiderweb of color and light.







**  "I choose to open my heart to myself, expanding until my being fades into the infinite," Deepak Chopra 




Key Words:  Creativity, Painting, Claude Monet, Impressionist Painting
 
Resources:
Google Images, Claude Monet   
  
Books

*  quote from The Impressionists Handbook, Barnes and Nobel Books, NY
Impressionism, Phoebe Pool 

Meditation:
** Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey 21 Day Meditation Experience, Miraculous  Relationships.  Quote from Miraculous Nature segment.  

Music
Crystal Rain, Wind Records, Taiwan


Dahlis Roy Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Images
Pink Sun, photo with permission of Judy J. 

Art Work and Play by Dahlis
Afternoon Clouds, oil on canvas, mimicing Monet's techniques is fun
Painted Lace and Green Plant, oil on canvas