I Am Coyote: an art event dedicated to our relationship with coyotes in our Maine environment.
With appreciation to Geri Vistein of http://www.coyotelivesinmaine.com/ who organized this show for our Midcoast Community.
My contribution to this show
Acrylic and Mica on Canvas 44 in x 17in
And this is my story, that inspired the painting:
One day, I met a Coyote face to face on Hatchet Mountain. For an instant, I came in contact with the wildest creature I have ever seen. This Coyote ran up the trail in my direction. She/He skidded to a stop at the sight of me, and the animal bounded off the trail up the mountain through the woods. The pack followed the leader. It was only an instant, but I had received the Wildness. I felt I had an invitation to join the Pack. I see myself mirrored in Coyote’s wild eyes.
Coyote represents life crashing into us so we can wake up. Run-ins with Coyote can look and feel like disaster. The Trickster trips us up, tests us, makes fun of us, and plays us for the fool. Coyote medicine is potent--the most sacred way.
Coyote and me on opening night:
The World Trade Center, the double hub of my life wheel. It was the first place I went when I ran away to the City in 1977. Wearing Earth shoes and carrying an instamatic camera, I took the elevators to the observation deck, and took a photo survey of my new home, including the building two blocks away where I would soon be living and nursing my two little boys.
My babies learned to walk in the plaza, played in the fountain. The endless construction and deconstruction inside them fed my children for years, as my husband the carpenter built office after office for the junk bond fueled Reaganomicans.
In dreams, I'd imagine the Towers as a great gleaming double hanging garden, the glass blown out, the people gone, and plants, vines, flowers, birds, animals of all kinds creating a new micro-ecology every ten floors or so. I figured if we moved out, it would take nature about 10 years to walk off with the Twin Towers.
That's not how the WTC story ends, we know. I offer prayers to the four directions and the heart -- for those who died that day, for all our memories, for those who continually suffer the war, for those who can't make a decision, and for the rest of us who stand and pray sing dance cry for a vision.
Diva Carla talks about Love Medicine. Video by William Wheeler Anderson, of http://camdenpost.com
My art these days centers on making Magical Talismans commissioned by people wanting tangible support in their spiritual and erotic life. Some request art they can wear, others prefer a piece for an altar or medicine bag. I'd like to share this opportunity with you.
I am Diva Carla, Artist and healer. I make Sensual Art with Magical Powers. When people buy my art, they feel love and pleasure, and connect to an inner peace and power that supports them in their daily life. It helps them have more confidence, abundance, and joy in all they do.
Enjoy your visit to my Touching Art gallery at Etsy. You are sure to find something that is right for you or someone you love. If you don't see your piece, please send me a message.
My special talent is the creation of personal power art that supports you as you grow, heal, and blossom into your Power and Pleasure.
My beloved collectors say:
"When I hold your work I feel I am sharing in the essence of your craft......my fingertips trace yours and I'm suddenly art and artist with you. I will keep and treasure this piece always." -- Nut Tmu-Ankh Butterfly
The talisman arrived on Thursday. I love it. And it was a great support to me as I prepared for, and experienced my radio interview yesterday! thank you. Thank you! --Barbara Buckley
"Precious and provocative. Peaceful and profound. My 'Woman In a Pot' lives somewhere between a classical Greek statue and the Venus of Willendorf. Holding it in the palm of my hand always makes me smile and brings about gentle waves of love and appreciation for all 'my' women...." --John Milton Fogg
Please share you desires with me now, and we shall create some sensual magical art for you too.
Yes, I know, it's everyday! Today, I do it with Diva Valerie White, healer and all round magnificent radio diva. She'll be interviewing me on her radio show Tweaking Your Vibrations on the BlogTalk network.
Please tune in today, March 31, 2010, at 2 pm eastern time. You can listen via web, or call in from where ever you are, and you can post questions in a chat room. I'd love to connect with you live!
If you have a previous engagment, you can always listen to the recorded version later, and ask follow up questions through the blog comments here or at Orgasmic Alchemy.
Today's the day to tune in HERE.
I'm looking forward to it!
The black truffle of Périgord, the cynosure of every foodie’s dreams, is about to yield its most intimate secrets to a team of French and Italian researchers who have decoded its genome. Surely a great day for gastronomy and yet — truffle-lovers be advised — some of the new discoveries may reveal more than you really wanted to know.
Nature understands Orgasmic Alchemy perfectly: she originated it, after all. Sensual delicacies such as truffles, both the fungus and the chocolate kind, have a keen connection to our own sexual being. Chocolate satisfies the same brain receptor cells that orgasm does.
Enjoy your dinner.
After the earthquake in January, I joined the Help Haiti Blog Challenge to help raise money. I designated one piece as my Help Haiti Blog Challenge piece. Today, the piece sold off my Etsy site, to a local man. The purchase price will be paid to Doctors without Borders or Partners in Health. I am partial to Partners in Health after reviewing their websites, partly because PIH is based in Boston, and I know people who volunteer in the field with them. I'll let you know later today, after the transaction is completed in person! I am excited to be able to hand deliver the piece to the buyer.
Sending prayers to all the people who are in hardship, suffering and grief because of the earthquakes in Hait and Chile.
Gwenn Seemel is Portland, Oregon, artist specializing in portraits. Her blog, Making Faces, chronicles her work and she generously shares what she's learned about being an artist and making a living as an artist.
She recently posted on Making a Living is Like Making a Painting. Links to past posts on particular topics give the article depth. What I like about this post is that it's creative and connected to being an artist. I didn't come away with a To Do list, more like a stretch of muscles I've already developed.
Here's a picture of Gwenn at work on a portrait of Jeffrey Gitomer, who wrote Little Black Book of Connections. I have his Little Red Book of Sales somewhere around here, and it's good too.