Lion's Gate Portal 8-08-2020 59 h
Art and Astrology. This Doodle Art was drawn today while I listened to several online broadcasts explaining and experiencing the energies coming through the Lion's Gate Portal.
Doodle Art by mayah(c)2020 ”Lion’s Gate Portal”
The 8-8-2020 Lions Gate Portal Activation:
”Every year on and around the 8th day of the 8th month of the year (August 8th), there is a cosmic alignment called “the Lions Gateway”. The Lions Gate is a time of increased cosmic energy flowing between the physical and spiritual realms.
The Lions Gate has ties to ancient Egypt and for thousands of years has been observed and honored as a time of a great energetic influx and activation. This gateway is marked by an alignment between the Earth and the star Sirius. As the star Sirius ris ... read more
MORE Doodle Art 5 d
Been making a doodle art almost daily. Helps to calm the nerves during these stressful times. Here are the most recent ones
Doodle Art by mayah(c)2020 ”Fractured”
Doodle Art by mayah(c)2020 ”Helping Each Other Up”
Doodle Art by mayah(c)2020 ”Growth”
Doodle Art by mayah(c)2020 ”Crystalline”
Process: Doodles are hand drawn; I use Strathmore drawing paper, 9 x 12” medium surface, but any kind of paper will do, even printer paper. I usually start with a regular pencil, close my eyes, and just move it around on the paper, using my other hand to feel the edges of the paper. I usually sit up in bed, and have the drawing pad on my lap.
After I feel I’m ”done” with the basic shape of ... read more
Art/Poetry: Rose-Heart-Mountain 11 d
Edited: Art and Poetry arising from a two week-old meditation practice.
"Rose of the Heart" by mayah(c)2020 Pen and pencil drawing, 9" X 12"
I AM the mountain
I AM strong, calm, peaceful, and relaxed
I AM grounded in the Mother
I AM the Mountain
I AM the rose in the heart
I AM slowly opening and unfolding
I AM rooted in the Mother
I AM the Rose in the Heart
I AM strong, calm, peaceful and relaxed
I AM slowly opening and unfolding
I AM rooted and grounded in the Mother
I AM the Rose i ... read more
Doodling for Calm 12 d
Haven't felt much like doing art lately, but this month have started "doodling" again. "Doodle art" is a technique of art therapy; it's very relaxing and keeps one's mind off of one's worries. It helps when listening to the news to doodle, as it gives my limbic system (the "fight/flight" center of the brain) something to focus on that's creative and keeps me from "freaking out".
”Tree of Life” Doodle Art by mayah(c)July 2020
”Covid” Doodle Art by mayah(c)July 2020
”Red, White, and Blue” Doodle Art by mayah(c)July 2020
”The Universe in Balance; the Promise of the Stars” Doodle Art by mayah(c)July 2020
”Dancing with the Music” Doodle Art by mayah(c)July 2020
”Flow like Water” Doodle Art by mayah(c)July 2020
More Doodle Art: ”Leaves and Fire”: https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2428557
Recent Art Blogs:
Eco Art: Reflections of Nature: https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2432400
Eco Art: Books of Red: ... read more
Spirit/Ancestors Message re:Covid19 4 mon
Self-Channeling re: Covid19 (the energy of which I call "Queen Corona")
Q: Spirit, Ancestors, do you have anything you’d like to share with us?
A: You (humans) are SO loved. Things are now in Chaos, and remember Chaos is the change-bringer, for without chaos everything would be ”status quo”, unchanging. How does humanity ”step forward” unless they are prodded to do so by chaos?
Chaos can come in many forms--in the form of a person(s) or with Earth Movements (what humans call ”natural disasters”) or in the current form of Queen Corona. Chaos is brought forth as a ”wild card”--seemingly unexpected--to ”shake things up” in order for the old to either ... read more
Eco Art: Reflections of Nature 4 mon
During this time of enforced seclusion, I have been spending more time outside in my own backyard. These two art pieces are reflections of nature.
”Wisdom of the Universe” Eco Art by mayah(c)2020 10” x 10” x 2”
Made from recycled magazine images, acrylic paint, found bird’s nest, cardboard, wooden shadow box. I had to take the original backing off of the shadow box frame, as the bird’s nest, found in my back yard years ago, was too thick. The backing was replaced with a thinner cardboard to provide more depth to the interior of the shadow box. The bird’s nest is quite ingeniously made from what looks to be foam furniture stuffing, woven together with very thin dried grasses.
"Queen Corona" Speaks 4 mon
Messages from the corona virus come through in dreams and channelings
March 23, 2020
I attended a Zoom spiritual gathering and was very struck by a dream one of the participant’s had, in which the corona virus appeared as ”Queen Corona”, a Divine Feminine Being.
I felt compelled to speak with Queen Corona. By way of explanation, this is a process I call ”automatic writing” in which I ask the question and then hear the response in my head and write it down; as the message must go through my own brain and be translated into the English language, there is always something ”lost in translation” by formatting the energies into language...with that as a dis ... read more
Ancestral Wisdom/Covid 19 5 mon
Gretchen McKay is a sangoma, or shamanic practitioner. I found her email about the coronavirus to be very helpful, and a different perspective than what we hear on the news. Blessings of health to all!
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
”Every hour new information emerges regarding the coronavirus and ways we are being asked to take responsibility during this time of crisis. People are being required to take precautions for the greater good, hoping to stop the spread of this virus. This is new territory...no one living has ever experienced anything like this and the pandemic is global. This crisis is real and I would never want to make light of the danger that is affecting many households as the virus spreads and we see the expanding affect on our economy.
What if we ch ... read more
EcoArt: Books of Red 5 mon
REVISED: more "red stuff" added---Confined to the house here in Southern California...doing lots of art. Unable to sleep, it helps pass the night. I can listen to the radio and hear the latest news updates while working on art, and it prevents me from going into panic mode.
I wanted to cheer myself up by using my favorite color, red, in this latest Eco Art. Going through my piles of magazine clippings and junk mail, I gathered images and pieces that had red in them; I had a LOT of saved Netflix envelopes (...yeah, I still get the DVD’s rather than streaming movies as I’ve got an old TV set--no HD--and an old DVD/VHS player).
There was so much collected that after the first Book of Red was completed, I made eight more art pieces and finally used up the red colored ”stuff”!
”The Little Book of Red” Eco Art by mayah(c)2020 Recycled magazine ima ... read more
Spring Equinox 2020 5 mon
In these times of stress and uncertainty, I am gladdened by the coming of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. May we all find renewed hope.
Spring Equinox Greeting cards. Eco Art by mayah(c)2020 made from recycled/reused materials
EcoArt: Fractured Collage 6 mon
Eco Art made from leftover materials from other art projects
”Fractured Collage” Eco Art by mayah(2020) approximately 11” X 9”
This art is made out of scraps left over from making other collages*, and glued onto art paper backing, then enhanced with hand sewn yarn around the shapes.
Previously, I’d purchased 6 large skeins of yarn to use for another art project**, and have been trying to figure out how to use the large amount of leftover yarn...so, you’ll be seeing A LOT of yard used in new Eco Art projects!
*”First Art of the New Year” https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2430151
** ”Heart of the Matter” https://www.curezon ... read more
Art: Heart of the Matter 6 mon
Large mixed media canvas took years to complete
”The Heart of the Matter”, 36” x 24” Mixed media art by mayah(c)2020
This mixed media painting was started in 2017 when I took an abstract art class. It was painted very quickly, and a plastic ”comb” run through the paint before it dried to form the various patterns. I knew it needed a little something else.
When I came across the heart in a magazine supplement advertisement, I thought the colors of the image would go well with the colors of the painting.
The variously colored ”dashes” are all hand sewn using yarn; each hole had to be poked into the canvas by hand using a thic ... read more
Eco Art "Grapes of Wrath" 7 mon
Playing around with a large canvas, altered a painting into a "mixed media" work of art. "What Is Mixed Media? Mixed media art involves mixing different creative mediums to create work that incorporates two or more art forms. For example, you can add sculpture to your painting, or draw on top of photography prints. Mixed media is all about breaking the boundaries between different art forms." In Eco Art, I like to incorporate throw-away items that others would call "junk". When I was a kid, we called mixed media "arts and crafts".
”Grapes of Wrath” by mayah(c)2017, acrylic on canvas 30” X 30”
I took an abstract art class in 2017 and this art was the result. Don’t get me wrong, I like abstract art but to me I had fun slathering on the paint slap-dash and that was about it. I named it ”Grapes of Wrath”, meant to be tongue-in-cheek, because of the grape shapes created by using a stencil. After taking the painting home, I thought ”it needs something else...” then put it away for a couple of years.
”Grapes of Wrath” by mayah(c)2020 Mixed media, revised 30” X 30
In 2019 I added the rectangular piece ... read more
Eco Art: Numbrix 01 7 mon
I subscribe to the Sunday L.A Times, and enjoy doing the number puzzles like Sudoku and Numbrix. A recent Numbrix puzzle inspired this art piece.
After doing this Numbrix puzzle, I drew a red line through the numbers 1-81 to see what kind of pattern they formed. Inspired, the art piece was created following the same pattern.**
Eco Art by mayah(c)2020 ”Numbrix 01” 14” x 11”
My friend and fellow artist LFIRE gave me a package of plastic grid sheets; I’ve had it for quite some time and didn’t know what to do with it, until the idea for this art piece popped into my head. It’s made out of one sheet of the plastic mesh, dark grey embroidery floss threaded through the holes to create the 9 x 9 background grid, and red ribbo ... read more
First Art of the New Year 2020 7 mon
Every year, my friend and fellow artist LFIRE sends me several of her original collages with explicit instructions for me to cut them up and make new art out of them.
12” x 9” The background collage is LFIRE’s original. The two flowers were cut out of another LFIRE collage, hand embroidered around the edges, and added on.
I liked the original LFIRE collage so much the only thing done to alter it was adding hand embroidery around the edges of the shapes, and then adding on the dried flower petals.
A bit of detail to see the dried flower/embroidery
This last LFIRE collage I call ”ANCESTOR” as I had a visceral reaction when first viewing the face in the middle. I added on some elements to the original LFIRE collage: two metal ke ... read more
EcoArt:HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 8 mon
Every year, my friend and fellow artist LFIRE sends me wonderful artwork for my Holiday gifts. This year she gifted me with a large altered book with each page meticulously collaged,two accordion art books, a handmade greeting card, and a huge dried leaf. The package also included several of LFIRE's original 12" x 9" collages with explicit instructions for me to cut them up and use them to make art of my own.
”HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND MERRY CHANUKAH!” Joint collage by LFIRE and Eco Art by mayah(c)2019 made from recycled materials. 11” x 14” framed.
This was really fun to make--I stayed up until after 3 in the morning today working on it, with no idea of the time!
This collage is made up of two of LFIRE’s original collages that she sent me. I liked the left hand side of one collage, and added elements of the second collage onto the right-hand side. Then the hummingbird image (from junk mail), buttons, paper mesh in the right upper corner (given to me by LFIRE), and a few beads were added ... read more
Eco Art: Book of Animals 8 mon
This is the first time I've made a cloth art book.
This project started out as an experiment. I had a piece of old white cotton sheet I’d been using for a rag; it had paint and glue on it from wiping my brushes. Wanting to see how dying it with tea would come out, boiling black tea was poured over the cotton rag in a metal pan, and left to soak for a few hours. Very pleased with the results, after the rag dried I tore it into pieces. Looking at the pieces, inspiration struck to use them as pages of a book. The pieces were not all of the same size, so some were folded up to make ”pockets”. The pieces were hand sewn together using embro ... read more
EcoArt Just for Fun 9 mon
Just a little fun making two small Eco Art pieces late at night
Eco Art by mayah(c)2019 Hummingbirds X2 9” x 7” Framed
4” X 6” postcard made from scrap cardboard, magazine and junk mail images, paint and ink pens, non-VOC acrylic glaze.
This started out with the frame--it’s a handmade wooden frame I found in my local thrift store. After I measured the opening, I thought that a postcard would fit nicely inside. As I’ve done with previous postcards, I collaged the background from magazine images. The hummingbird image, from junk mail, was altered with paint and ink pens,then glued down on the right side; the left wing ”sticks out” from the back ... read more
Doodle Art: "Leaves and Fire" 9 mon
I learned to do "doodle art" as a technique of art therapy during a seminar I took. It's very relaxing and keeps one's mind off of one's worries. I keep a drawing pad by my bed, and create "doodle art" whenever I can't sleep. I also create "doodle art" when listening to healing/meditation downloads that I've heard many times previously--it keeps my conscious mind occupied and free from boredom while the creative, unconscious mind is free to come forth. I start out with my eyes closed, a pencil on the paper, and draw free-hand whatever comes to mind, then open my eyes and go over the lines with black ink pen. I usually add colored ink pens or pencils, but I left these black and white.
”Fire and Leaves” Doodle Art by mayah(c)2019 I started out this drawing with no particular thought in my head, merely touching the pencil to paper with my eyes closed. It wasn’t until I’d completed the drawing that I realized the forms were similar to both leaves and flames. This probably ”came out” of my subconscious mind from my concern for those in California who have been coping with fire conditions throughout the state.
”Web” Doodle Art by mayah(c)2019 I’ve been fascinated by a large garden spider in my back yard, who continues to reform her web after each destruction ... read more
Eco Art: Odds and Ends 9 mon
Eco MaGs, and one Eco Art from "left over" pieces of "stuff" lying around on my art table. What's an Eco MaG? A mini-art work with a magnet backing so it can hang on the 'frig.
Eco MaGs by mayah(c)2019 ”Flowers”, each 2” square
mini-canvases, acrylic paint, magazine catalog flower images* backed with Rhimax**, non-VOC acrylic glaze***, magnet.
Eco MaGs ”Tea Bag Tags” by mayah(c)2019
Left: ”Plant kindness and gather love-Proverb”, 4” x3”: cardboard backing; scrap paper; magazine image of flower; paint palette scrap (unbleached wax paper/acrylic paint); acrylic glaze; reused tea bag, tea, and tea bag tag; magnet backing.
Right: ”One touch of nature makes the whole world kin--William Shakespeare”, 2” square mini canvas coated with reused tea ba ... read more
Eco Art:Bubble Wrap Creations 9 mon
I have this "thing" for bubble wrap, especially the color grey!
Eco Art ”Bubble Wrap Creature” by mayah(c)2019 7.5” x 9” framed
Recycled bubble wrap, reused paint palette, seed beads, hand embroidery, recycled mailing envelope, thrift store frame.
It was not intentional, but the seed beads in the middle resemble ”eyes” and the dark splotches at top left and right resemble ”ears” so in my imagination the paint palette image looks a bit like a bear.
Bubble Wrap Greeting Cards by mayah(c)2019:
All cards made from reused grey bubble wrap, paint palette (unbleached wax paper/acrylic paint) coated with non-VOC acrylic glaz ... read more
Eco Art: Flower placards 9 mon
It's been a month since I've posted anything, yet I have been busy making more Eco Art--a whole slew of recycled paint palette art. Finished the last one yesterday and will be working on something new in the coming months!
Eco Art Paint Palette flower placards by mayah(c)2019
top: 9” X 12” bottom: 7.5” x 9.5”
Both made from reused paint palette (unbleached wax paper/acrylic paint), magazine catalog photos of flowers* coated with non-VOC acrylic glaze**, recycled cardboard, braided jute hanger with embroidery floss ties.
Flowers are backed with Rhimax paper*** and ”stick out” from the cardboard backing for a bit of a 3-D effect.
Eco Art by mayah utilizes recycled and earth-friendlier materials whenever possible.
*Baker Creek Heirloom Seed company: https://www.rareseed ... read more
Happy Rosh Hashanah! 10 mon
This art piece was created over the two days of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah 2019 began at sundown on Sunday September 29 and ended at sundown Tuesday October 1.
Eco Art ”Rosh Hashanah” by mayah(c)2019 10” X 12” framed
Reused paint palette (acrylic paint on unbleached waxed paper), magazine flower images* reinforced with Rhimax**, dried flower petals, scrap paper background, thrift store frame. Coated with non-VOC acrylic glaze.***
Shana Tova! (May you have a good year) Rosh Hashanah marked the Jewish New Year. It also represents the birthday of the Earth. Happy Birthday, Gaia!
Eco Art by mayah utilizes recycled and earth-friendlier materials whenever possible.
*Baker Creek Heirloom Seed company: https://www.rareseeds.com/
... read more
Fall Equinox 2019 11 mon
It's Fall! Cooler weather is just around the bend!
Eco Art by mayah(c)2019: Greeting card--Reused paint palette (acrylic paint on unbleached waxed paper) on art paper; hand embroidery visit the page
EcoArt: Paint Palette Creations 11 mon
Whenever I use acrylic paint for an art project, I mix it on golden-colored unbleached waxed paper. I usually reuse the waxed paper palette as a protective layer on my art table for gluing things, but if the left-over paint makes an interesting pattern or colorful splotches, it will be saved to reuse for future art projects.
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Eco Art Rose Placard by mayah(c)2019 8.5” X 4” x .25” made from magazine image of roses reinforced with acrylic glaze on recycled paint palette (acrylic paint on waxed paper); hand embroidery. Styrofoam backing.
Eco Art by mayah(c)2019 Pink Paint Palette Flowers: Approximately 8” x 9” Reused paint palette (acrylic paint on unbleached waxed paper); flower images from ”The Whole Seed Catalog/From Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds/2018”* reinforced with Rhimax paper** and coated with acrylic glaze***; large white flower from thrift store; white scrap paper background; thr ... read more