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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Failing with class!

I know...I said I was going to spend 7 weeks working on this panel...but 10 days is still pretty patient for me, and I'm worried about over working this and losing the "freeness" of it all. So for now I am calling it done.

May I present my Chakra Panel "Full Bloom"

This is for me...and therefore quite a spiritual piece, so I started with the collage of the beautiful outdoors...
followed by a layer of smooshiness in the colours of the chakras...no stencils or stamps, just fingers and brushes :D
Then I found myself in the chaos of energy...
2 words were still visible from the collage layer "greener future", so my spirit was painted green, and the 7 chakra points we are learning to balance with Simona were added.
But it felt a bit flat, so I decided to build up the chakra points using tissue of the relevant colours and gloss medium...
until they felt more of a focus in the piece.
Now to add more definition to the background...
and then I just had to add string spirals to the chakra centres
to give the feeling of the swirling energy, and then I painted them to match.
As I built up the detailing in the background I realised I had actually incorporated the 4 elements without realising.
 Fire was spouting from the centre of a flower...
Water was spraying from another...
Earth was watching from the undergrowth...
and Air was cooling my brow from behind the flowers.
All I need now is to find the perfect stone/crystal to attach at the chakra of spirituality(the purple one on the brow) and I will be complete :D
And if you look closely you will see that all around me amongst the flowers are many spirits of nature, guiding and protecting me through my existence
I am entering this panel as my Piece a Week, especially as it is the reason I nearly missed last weeks post :D
And I would also like to give a mention to Natasha White who's chakra piece inspired me to make one of my own :D
Blessed Be :D XXX



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12 comments:

  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing the process to your finished piece of art ;) It's so full of special things to you I can see.
    xoxo Sioux

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  2. Wow that is fabulous Gina, I love how positive the base is and the colours are awesome!

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  3. This is simply amazing, Gina. :))

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  4. Oh Gina, this piece is so you...it is absolutel powerful with all the chakraenergie and all the nature sourrounds you!! I love the swirls in each chakra!

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  5. Gina this is beautiful and so inspiring! I love it! And, I will be doing one for myself! Thank you for showing the process in which you made it ;o)

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  6. I am soooo impressed, Gina. So much detail and so much meaning. It is truly a spiritual treasure. Your well runs deep my friend. You are a very special old soul. hugs, Donna

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  7. Wow! This piece has left me speechless....what a journey you took me on...and I still feel like I missed so many of the details...
    Gorgeous!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! I'm just learning how to work in mixed media, and this is such an inspiration; I love it!

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  9. Oh my gosh! Wow. This is spectacular!! Beautiful work.

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  10. An amazing piece, and it clearly achieved its purpose in taking you further on your personal journey, as well as being a developing process. I loved seeing the process and the final mystical image.

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  11. I'm back again and now I'm catching up... you've been very creative the last few days, wonderful pieces to see. I especially love this one.

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  12. Beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing. I will be watching this space :-)

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