Linda's Mountain Vision, Sketch by Linda
Pictures Speak Louder Than Words~
Animal shapes appear dotted by sunlight and shaded by a tree branch shadow
Mountain rocks, a snow leopard face at top, a lion image lower left
White figures appears in the mist at bottom of photo, note blue grey color of rocks instead of brownish hues as in above photo due to effects of shifting light.
We have a waterfall here! Animal and bird shapes can be seen near Bill's feet and to the right of the waterfall.
* Photo of Bill Homann
Waterfall added, much thinner than originally pictured so as not to disturb animal images
Joey the Collie's face makes an entrance in a vortex of pond mist. Linda and I have the same dream! A red shiny sash is added to her dress
Gathering Light: outspread arms display lace effects. The red tablecloth/picnic blanket is a symbol of freedom.
Mountain Top: Peaceful Mountain symbols appear floating rather than painted onto the mountain. Detail of Snow Leopard face on right and shrine spire on left.
Green Light! Finished painting glows and looks 3-D placed over another completed canvas. The scenes suggest fantasy painting or book illustrations.
Every Picture Tells A Story
** "Time Tunnel Approaching~"
There are many ways to read this post: simply stream through the photos and let your imagination run "wild." If you want more, read or scan on down.
Enjoy an Energetic Day~filled with the Wonders of Light, Energy, and Color
Linda's Original Vision Linda told me "This mountain is my quiet sacred space I can go to anytime to meditate or in a stressful situation to feel instant calming and peace."
The sky is blue with puffy white clouds. The solid mountain is tree covered, with rock slabs showing here and there. There are spots of iron oxide color in the strata. At the base of the mountain are maple and oak trees. They meld into pine forest as we go up the mountain. The mountain itself was in the distance, smaller than it appears in the painting.
Linda is sitting in the left foreground on the red checkered tablecloth and looking at the mountain. She is dressed in jeans and a casual shirt. The pond beside Linda shows two deer nearby. The doe is drinking water while the stag keeps watch. Lop eared bunnies, with speckles of tan sprinkled on creamy white coats and energetic black squirrels frolic in the grass beside Linda. The grass is not bright green, but a soft gentle spring hue. Joey the Collie is "there sometimes in the vision with me and sometimes not." There are three bald Eagles flying near the mountain.
In the beginning:
"This painting will be easy," I chuckled as I first touched paint on canvas, beginning with the blue sky and puffy clouds, I felt Louise and Sharon near. They are Angel Guides I have known for a long time. I'll just let go of the outcome and without thinking at all, enjoy a fun autopaint event.
Well! Was I surprised when the snow leopard appeared as if by magic on the mountain top! I didn't paint her in, how did she happen?
"She looks like a Sphinx," Rob added
Then more and more fanciful animals came to call. Where did they come from? I had not painted any of the animal shadows on purpose, just swirls of random paint. Linda and I love animals, that's for sure! They answered our call.
*** Another White Feather
Meanwhile, Linda and her husband were walking leaving a Tai Chi class one day when Linda noticed a small White Feather on the ground. She bent to pick it up, but someone stepped on it first. Linda had seen the white feather before, a symbol of our Friend, Louise Watson, R.N., now an Angel Guide.
Then a Lion Face carved itself into the mountain base on the left. I discovered the image when I stepped back to view the painting at a distance. Up close, the lion sculpture looks somewhat strange. At a distance, the figure looks like our cat, Sancat. San always wanted to be a Lion. He loves watching little lion cubs on TV. San and Linda have a special bond, as if they already know each other.
Sancat is our Lion in Residence.
Next, deer bunnies, and squirrels vanished from the scene. The paint has a path of its own, a "pathless path" of letting go. No room for any more animal additions. Even the grass became filled with animals including another lion, a dog, and a fawn nuzzling a Japanese Bob Tail kitten.
How can this be?
In the completed painting, Peanut the Chihuahua's face can be seen in the rocks near the base of the mountain to the right of the waterfall along with Joey the Collie's face again, ears back this time. Adults and young animals all appear: Cheetahs, German Shepherds and other dogs, Wolves, Horses, Ponies, and Sheep, Deer too plus Cats and Kittens, a Squirrel and others are there. Some humans are also in the pond.
There are two Mayan faces on the mountain, one in profile, nose pointing at waterfall. The other is full face with eyes looking to your right, visible in the mid right hand side of your view.. The spring grass, once a muted soft green somehow brightened to a vivid hue. How? I actually got the three flying eagles into the painting! Imagine~
The finished mountain scene in Linda's painted vision turned out nothing like we originally pictured.
Look at Linda's original sketch at top, there may be a "window shape" there. I feel I am looking into and through a two way window into the beyond. Three of us co-created these visions: Linda, Louise, and me, a flexible spontaneous series of events.
**** "We all must lend a helping hand or a helping feather."
+ Perhaps feathers, along with twigs, leaves, and hands shaped the first cave paintings?
The more we look, the more we see. How About You?
Thanks to Louise's input, now Linda is dancing in her own vision~Absolute Magic!
Windows, Linda's vision begins, previous post
*** Traveling Feather
*** Floating Feather
*** Mystery Feather
*** The Human Angel
Absolute Magic, painting Colby Jack, the kitten
Once and Forever, painting Cocker Spaniels, Carbon and Livi,
Encounters with the Michael, the Artist meets the Archangel
The Painted Word
A Strong Clear Vision
Fill in the Blanks
Angels: Doreen Virtue, Ph. D. Books: Healing with the Angels, Earth Angel Angel Realms, I open at random and read the subheadings: "Pixies, Elves, and Brownies, Unicorns, and Incarnated Animals," (pp 74-5)
*** Proof of Angels by Ptolemy Tompkins and Tyler Beddoes. There is a white feather on the book cover!
Fantasy Writing: Eyes Like Leaves by Charles de Lint. Vivid descriptions of humans shape shifted into wolf bodies.
Fantasia (1940) by Walt Disney Studios, art gone "wild" with classical music and paint. My favorite, the Flying Horses in Greek Myth and other fanciful creatures painted to the Pastoral Symphony segment A Day in the Country by Beethoven (6th symphony),
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, a "mountain" vision sculpted out of mash potatoes? Richard Dryfus stars
Back to the Future, Universal Pictures (1985) Back and Forth We Grow! Staring Michael J. Fox
The Rise of Black Wolf, NatGeoWild TV, DVD, online, June 6, 2016 "From Renegade to Alpha...a wolf like no other."
*** Peg and Cat Save the World, educational cartoons for kids of all ages, PBS kids.org, quote from song June 6, 2016
** Dinosaur Train, PBS kids.org animation, education, today we saw a Therazinasaurus, family, displaying long claws and practicing Tai Chi and self defense with Chinese Music, June 6, 2016
Chill channel (Chiller TV) The Twilight Zone: Healer, A Drifter Steals a Mayan Stone (1985), "Caring is part of the secret, the heart cannot heal what the eye cannot see," and The Leprechaun Artist (1986)
Lion Guard, DSNYJR, Disney educational programs for kids, Paintings and Predictions, Can Rafiki's paintings predict the future? Rafiki, the cave painter sage, to Bunga, the Honey Badger, "You didn't see what you think you saw. You saw it backwards!" The Lion Guard Rescue Squad is made up of young animated African animals including Kion, son of Simba and Nala , Fuli the Cheetah and others. Pumba, the Warthog, and Timone, the Meerkat, join the fun, new in 2016. Based on The Lion King animated movie by Walt Disney Productions 1994.
+ Among the first cave paintings, 45,000 years ago found at Chauvet Caves in S. France, include a Lion panel, a Cheetah, Horses and more, lifelike muscle structure, heads and shoulders show expressions, 3-D quality in action. "A Land Before Time~"
Linda and Bill's Images printed with permission:
Mountain Vision sketch by Linda, photo at the top
* Waterfall with Bill Homann, 4th photo from top. You can see animal images in the rocks and water. In front of Bill's feet and toward the pond, I see suggestions of wild and domestic cats, Cheetah, Lion and more On the right side of the waterfall as you look up, there is a giant short beaked bird image in the rock "drinking" from the waterfall, a giraffe, a dog and other shapes.
Additional photos by Dahlis