Art:Angel in Field of Flowers 30 d
Another Eco Art piece using recycled and earth-friendlier materials
Background: textured paper towel with paint on it: a family member is an artist; instead of throwing away the paper towels used to wipe excess paint off of brushes, I use them in my Eco Art as background and enhance the colors with hand embroidery using outline stitches
Detail showing hand embroidery around paint marks
Eco Art ”Angel in a Field of Flowers” Framed 10” X 10”
All photos and Eco Art by mayah(c)2015
This Eco Art piece is made from: recycled junk mail, reused paper towel/left over paint, recycled cardboard, hand embroidery; non-toxic glues and acrylic g ... read more
Art:Hummingbird Joy 33 d
MORE Eco Art from reused materials
Photo of hummingbird from junk mail from The Nature Conservancy: http://www.nature.org/ mounted on cardboard with glitter glue to enhance the color and to give it a bit of 3-D effect.
Background: textured paper towel with paint on it: a family member is an artist; instead of throwing away the paper towels used to wipe excess paint off of brushes, I use them in my Eco Art as background and enhance the colors with hand embroidery using outline stitches and French knots (under the bird’s tail)
”Hummingbird Joy” 6” x 8” Framed
All photos and art by mayah(c)2015
This Eco Art ... read more
Artistic Pufferfish 45 d
There are 18,000 animal and plant species newly discovered this past year. This one is my favorite of the 10 featured in the online article.
The Artistic Pufferfish
Scientific name: Torquigener albomaculosus
Elaborate circles with geometric designs have cropped up on the seafloor off the coast of Japan’s Amami-Oshima Island, a la Signs , for the past 20 years. Scientists finally solved the mystery—the circles are created by a newly discovered pufferfish. The male pufferfish drag themselves across the sand to create these nests with the hope that they’ll attract female pufferfish. The ridges formed in the sand reduce the ocean current in the circle’s center to offer some protection to eggs that ... read more
Lizard Totem 75 d
I've spotted two alligator lizards in my yard within this past week. The meaning of lizard totem.
Spotted in my backyard among the potted plants; I think this lizard is regrowing it’s tail--compare the length and coloration with the second lizard below.
Found in an empty plastic water bucket (I let him/her loose after the picture was taken).
California Alligator Lizards - Elgaria Both photos by mayah(c)2015
”Alligator lizards are found in almost any natural habitat in California (except most of the deserts and very high elevations.) They can be fairly large in size. Active during daylight, they are frequently seen moving on the ground, and occasionally up in bushes. They a ... read more
Eco Art: "Zen" 80 d
This art piece reminds me of Zen gardens; I wanted to capture a bit of that peaceful quality in this small work of art.
A family member is an art student who uses napkins or paper towels to wipe excess paint off of brushes; instead of throwing them away, family member gives me the wipings to use in my art. This time, instead of paint the wiping was excess ink; the result was this interesting pattern of ink blotches on the textured napkin. The napkin was glued onto paper and coated with acrylic glaze to make it semi-translucent; this is used in the background of the art piece.**
Water rocks were glued inside of the 1.5” deep frame in the foreground. The white rocks are from the shore of Lake ... read more
Doodle Art:Late Night Musings 5 mon
What I call "doodle art" is actually a form of art therapy, done for relaxation, and requires little to no artistic talent.
”Late Night Musings” Doodle Art by mayah(c)2015 pen on paper 11” X 14”
Another ”doodle art”: done late at night while sitting up in bed, ”doodling” helps me relax before sleeping.
MORE Doodle Art:
”Egg Sacs” http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=2203230
”Strange Octopus” http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=2199553
”Dance of Life” http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=2198842
”Connections” read more
Photos: Winter Bee Activity 6 mon
Lots of rain followed by sunny days in Southern California has led to winter blooms of my bird-of-paradise plants. The bees love the sweet sticky sap dripping down the flowers.
Christmas Message 7 mon
Christmas Message from Panache Desai
In the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations, it’s easy to lose sight of the greatest gift we have to offer, not only at Christmas, but also all year round.
The holidays are about celebrating the season with family and friends. While presents under the tree are lovely, you’re here to give something far, far greater. The most magnificent present you can give is the gift of yourself and your capacity to connect with the people around you. It’s the time you spend with others - listening, engaging, and interacting with them - that is the true essence of Christmas sp ... read more
Winter Solstice Prayer 7 mon
Today is Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and the first day of winter.
May we use this time of balance between the light and the dark to bring all the aspects of ourselves into balance.
May our hearts open and may we realize on every level that everything is One and Unified.
Help us to drink deeply of this Oneness and allow it to express in our daily lives.
Help us to stay in our hearts and open our perception so that any illusions of struggle, and blockages are released.
Thank you for the ray of light that illuminates our path and give us the courage to step onto it.
Thank you for our beautiful earth and all of Nat ... read more
Spirit: Message for the Holy Days 7 mon
The energies of the Holy Days are upon us. Chanukah starts this week, melding into the energies of the Winter Solstice, then Christmas, Kwanza, and the New Year 2015. In the light of these energies, Spirit speaks to me of human suffering and tragedy, and an evolving human consciousness upon Earth.
This is a self-channeling. I sit down and ask the question ”Spirit, what am I to know this day?”, then ”take dictation”, writing down what I hear in my head. Please know that this is a co-creation between Spirit and myself, and as such it is not to be seen as 100% accurate, as the energies of Spirit have to be ”translated” by my human mind, and as with all translation, something is always ”lost in translation” during the process. As always, the answer starts out personal, then shifts to the global, and so I am sharing it with you, dear reader. Whenever you see the word ”you” ... read more
Art: Heart Opening 8 mon
While listening to Panache Desai's Gratitude meditation, an image came to my mind of my heart splitting open and Divine Love and Light pouring out.
”Heart Opening” by mayah(c)2014 11” X 14” pencil drawing
Continuing with Panache Desai’s 21 Day Ultimate Energy Immersion Program. Today is day 11. Today’s meditation had to do with expanding our heart chakra so that we approach everything in life with Love...EVERYTHING, not just what our minds deem as ”good”, but what our minds also reject as ”bad” or ”ugly”, etc.
If we can live with Love from our hearts, no matter what is happening in our lives or no matter what the circumstances are, we can be at P ... read more
Gratitude Meditation 8 mon
Beautiful Gratitude Meditation from Panache Desai for Thanksgiving, or any time!
to view Gratitude Meditation Video, approximately 11 minutes long, go to: http://www.panachedesai.com/landing/gratitude-effect/success
”If you’re going to make a real shift in your life, let gratitude be the key that unlocks the door to your infinite potential” Panache Desai
to view Gratitude Meditation Video, approximately 11 minutes long, go to: http://www.panachedesai.com/landing/gratitude-effect/success
Art: Heart Opening--While listening to Panache Desai’s Gratitude meditation, an image came to my mind of my ... read more
Art:Divine Self 8 mon
This image came to me during a meditation facilitated by Panache Desai; couldn't go to sleep until it was drawn.
”mayah meets her Divine Self” (c)mayah 2014 pencil sketch 11” X 14”
I’m participating in Panache Desai’s 21 Day Ultimate Energy Immersion session (consists of webinars/MP3 downloads/meditation sessions). During a chakra-balancing meditation of Desai’s I was listening to late last night, I saw myself meditating (hence the open mouth--always a precursor to dozing off!) and receiving energy from my Divine Self.
Wasn’t quite sure how to draw my Divine Self, as I didn’t want it to be a stereotypical angel-with-wings-and-a-halo. I wanted Her to look more like glowing fire. She came out ... read more
Soul Signature 8 mon
Panache Desai declines to call himself a "guru" or a "teacher." Instead, he states he is a "catalyst", one who helps others to discover their unique "soul signature", their life's purpose, by being the conduit of the Divine. He does not claim to be "doing" anything, but states that the Divine works through him.
”Healing with the Masters with Jennifer McClean”:
Below is a 4 part interview with Panache Desai; each video is about 9 to 11 minutes long.
--”We are one consciousness embodied in 7 billion different forms”
--”The Divine’s love for you is unconditional”
--”Surrender to the raging river, the wild rapids of life”
Dealing with S ... read more
Eco Art: "Blue"/"Pink Profusion" 8 mon
MORE Eco Art made from reused paper towels.
Cut paper towel ”fabric” Eco Art Greeting Card ”Blue” Finished Card approximately 4” X 5” Greeting Card interior all photos and art by mayah(c)2014 A family member is an artist who wipes excess acrylic paint from her brushes onto paper towels; instead of throwing the towels away they are given to me to use for Eco Art. The 3 photos show the progression--first the paper towel/paint is put on top of unbleached waxed paper*, then saturated with non-VOC acrylic glaze creating adhesion between the towel and the waxed paper. After drying, the towel is saturated ... read more
Dancin' with JOY! 9 mon
Australian Tommy Franklin dances with shear joy...his mottos are "one smile at a time" and "you can't live your life in fear", and "it's not my business what others think of me".
I LOVE this guy!
watch this all the way through...there is a moment there at about 4 min. 13 seconds when you can see and FEEL Spirit filling this man, and then he lets loose in ab-SOUL-ute JOY! I find Tommy Franklin to be very inspiring. For more about him, see http://youtu.be/IrMXsc1um0w He calls this form of dancing ”dalkin”, a combination of walkin’ and dancin’
Partial Solar Eclipse Oct 23, Thursday 9 mon
Partial solar eclipse Oct 23, Thursday. Eclipses bring change. Shamanic practitioner and astrologer Michelle Karen suggests meditating with positive intention before, during, and after the peak of the eclipse.
PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE TODAY OCT 23, 2014 THURSDAY
visible from North America:
Starts: 2:10 PM PST
Maximum eclipse: 3:25 PM PST
End of partial eclipse: 4:40 PM PST
REMINDER: DO NOT LOOK AT ECLIPSE DIRECTLY, SUN CAN DAMAGE YOUR EYES.
More information: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/los-angeles?iso=20141023
”A partial solar eclipse will occur on October 23, 2014. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar re ... read more
EcoArt:Seed Pods #6 9 mon
Another Eco Art piece made from reused paper towels/paint and seed pods; numerology of the 6
Eco Art: ”Seed Pods #6” by mayah(c)2014 6.5” X 7.5” This Eco Art piece utilizes found seed pods from around my neighborhood--acorns, maple...and I have no idea what kind of seed pods from trees! (does anyone know?) Numerology: Previous Eco Art has highlighted the numerology for the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 11 (There is no ”10” in numerology as this breaks down to 1 + 0 = 1); I’d realized the number ”6” had not been highlighted yet. ”Seed Pods #6” remedies this, with the numbers starting out from 1 through 5 from bottom right to left in an upward moving ”spiral” pa ... read more
Eco Art:"Blue Jeans" 9 mon
MORE Eco Art from scraps, this time from reused paper towels, waxed paper, and left over paint!
I like to use scraps of all kinds in my art. A family member paints with acrylic paints and wipes off excess paint on the brushes onto paper towels. Instead of throwing them away, the paper towels are used to make Eco Art.
Eco Art ”Blue Jeans” by mayah(c)2014 8” X 8”
The paper towels were saturated with blue, grey, red and a few splotches of yellow acrylic paint from brush-wiping. After cutting the towel into an interesting shape and reinforcing it with white glue (I use Weldbond--it dries clear and makes the paper towel very flexible yet strong), red embroidery floss was hand sew ... read more
Eco Art:Shaman's Dream 9 mon
Stayed up all night making this art piece. Going outside to watch the lunar eclipse for a few minutes on and off, this Eco Art was finished just as the eclipse was over at about 4:30 A.M. PDT.
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”Shaman’s Dream, The Healing” by mayah (c)2014 11 X 14”
The Peruvian Shaman at the bottom is dreaming the healing of the Earth, calling forth the powers of Bear, Eagle, Wolf, Jaguar, Owl, Butterfly and Moth, and ancient Galapagos Lizard. The two-leggeds (humans) around Fire are calling forth the power of the Ancestors.
Animal Totem meanings from: http://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-totems.html, and http://www.shamanicjourney.com/
Bear: Industrious, instinctive, healing, power, sovereignty, guardian of the world, watcher, courage, will power, self-preservation, introspection ... read more