May you have the strength of eagle’s wings, and the faith and courage to fly to new heights, and the wisdom of the universe to carry you there.
Native American blessing
Most paintings I create are part of my art journey and spiritual unfolding, some contain a medicine that I need to keep until it is naturally released, and then I feel I can give it away for someone else to enjoy its healing benefits. For this reason the Original is part of my Private Collection now, but you can acquire a Print from Zazzle at the following link.
For sometime I took a pause from my normal Mandala drawing and painting because there was a vision of a White Eagle constantly becoming ever more present within my consciousness.
But to tell you the truth, I was afraid I could not manifest it properly, and so I procrastinated.
Many years had gone by since I had painted a White Eagle, so all kinds of imposter syndrome attacks came to me every time the idea would come forth.
So during meditation I called in prayer the Spirit of the White Eagle to guide me through this process and help my hands follow the silent Spirit instead of the noise of my fearful mind.
And in this way I began looking as many eagle pictures and videos as I could, to find that one that felt “more right”.
Then started the sketches and the colors, beginning to see some of that vision.
I was flying with the eagle, feeling like one, slowly understanding the feeling that wanted to come alive.
And it was that of silence, focus, but strength, lightness and protection.
It was a big challenge because I had not painted on canvas for over 20 years and especially never with acrylics so I made some artistic mistakes at the beginning which hinted at giving up, but I could not ignore the lessons Eagle was giving me, so with his courage I persisted.
With many prayers and meditation, a lot of focus and determination, that vision came to be.
You can read more about the meaning of the Eagle and the message that came through in this blog post “Life Lessons from The Eagle”
This time I painted on a 60 x 50 cm Canvas (24x20inches)
I wanted to finish up all my acrylics as I want to move on to use natural pigments, both for watercolors and natural oils. But to be able to finish the painting, I had to buy more!
I had started the Sun with gold acrylic paint and was going to continue adding some gold to the rays too, when I came across on Amazon, Imitation Gold Leaves with pictures of works, and so I tried this new journey.
I did a bit of research and found this great article that explains how to do it if you are interested.
It is great fun and after a while I preferred to apply flakes of gold leaves so it turns out a bit glittery.