This is week three, Contemplation! So the front side of our Retreat House is done, mostly, I can see where I would like to add more personally meaningful additions here and there. I'm taking this Online Workshop with Cathryn Antyr, the collagediva. I did another workshop with Cathryn and was very pleased with the details of instruction and the photos which guide you along and this workshop is no different. I beleive that through this work I am finding balance in my life which was sorely needed.
My artistic blossoming is depicted by a Louts flower. Each petal reflects an aspect I am working on. I also added that while I am doing this work I will allow myself to gently unfold but at the same time allow
exploration while holding close to what has heart and meaning for me personally.
This panel is a santuary for Ganesh. The little window opens to reveal some of the attributes of Ganesh, he is the Lord of Protection and Refuse. He Repels Obstacles on the Path of Righteousness and allows for the Sweetness of the Realized Inner Self.
The last panel is for Lectio Divina, loosely translated means, slow prayer, I wrote my favorite quotes by my personal heros on this panel to read very slowly each day. There is a lot of heart and meaning to this repeating the quotes each day.
I am enjoying this workshop and beleive I have made some major artistic breakthroughs working with this material. I feel that this workshop is bringing forth the spirituality I have in a new way. It is satisfying and deep and spirituality fullfilling.