Fire Bird

Fire Bird - acrylic, pastel, charcoal on masonite - 48" x 48"

Investigating commitment within the painting process - sometimes everything feels too open-ended.

"The first cut won't hurt at all, The second only makes you wonder, The third will have you on your knees, You start bleeding, I start screaming."

From "Jewelled" by Propaganda

I express my feelings through my art.

But, I'm finding that when I get involved in rectifying an astrological chart, I'm not using my intuition, it's strictly analytical, very mental, thinking-based, in-my-head, and so I have a hard time telling whether it's true or not. I think chart analysis is more about conversation, interactions.

This month's Full Moon is in Libra and I'm delving into an exploration of taking on my power and claiming space. That's why I'm identifying with this painting, the Fire Bird - she is a combination of air and water and the cardinal element (leadership, centrifugal forces, going outward). Everything is astrology these days, it's a whirl of archetypes, process, interaction and depth psychology.

Art gets me into my body, my physicality, my heart - it is a hands-on experiential process.

Musical Ambiance: Bjork ~ "Vespertine", Dead Can Dance ~ "Into The Labyrinth", Propaganda ~ "Wishful Thinking"