This mixed media painting of Callanish represents all that I feel about Midwinter. When I stop, really stop, the exhaustion I have been trying to out-run catches up with me. It’s so hard to allow myself to feel it, to slow right down and cease from ‘doing’. But I am and I will continue to do so. My days are spent in the studio now, with my woodburner toasting me, enjoying the one aspect of this time of year that inspires me – making my own Solstice cards and personalised presents. I’ve learned to ‘take back’ this time of year from the commercial and make it meaningful. These cards are for friends and family but I intend that, in the year ahead, I will be spending more effort on making these designs available for sale. Bear with me!
My Journaling Journey
- Post ’17; post Flu; Time Out. January 15th 2018 January 15, 2018
- Bind me to the season….Journal spread 18/12/17 December 18, 2017
- This slow time of year… Midwinter introversion. 12/12/17 December 12, 2017
- Winter Solstice: Cards & Paintings by Marie Allen December 4, 2017
Ancient Landscape angel animal guides animal medicine archetypal images Art Journaling asemic writing astrology brother Buddha collage Creative Journaling David Whyte dyed tissue paper Dylusions Inks Exploring death and art Gelli plate print Grief hand-made stamps Image transfer inner journeying intuitive painting Liquid Acrylic liquid acrylics loss love Mairin Gilmartin Marie Allen mark-making mini journal Mixed Media Monoprint mythic journeying painting pitt pens poetry raven sorrow soulwork Soulwork standing stones art stencils Stephen Allen symbols Watercolour