....things that speak

Our theme at Timberline Gallery in Oakhurst this month and next is Animal Totems..
If you come to Timberline on January 14, you will be able to meet some of the artists..
Me, I'll be there for a few hours..

Turtle Woman

The turtle is my totem...and yes, it's a lot about being slow, but it's also about getting ''there''. 

 The Turtle is my always with me totem...
and when things get upside down she reminds me to breathe, meditate...
slow down
...take my time but keep moving...

Turtle is the oldest symbol for the Earth.
 It is the personification of goddess energy and the eternal Earth itself.
If you have a Turtle totem, you must be mindful of returning to the Earth what she has given you. 
Honor the creative source within you.
Use water and earth energies to create a harmonious flow in your life.
Ask the Earth for assistance and her riches will pour forth.
If a Turtle totem shows up in your life, slow down the pace of your life. 

Bigger, stronger, faster are not always the best ways to reach your goals.
Turtle is fine teacher of the art of grounding.When you learn to ground yourself to Earth's power and strength, you place focus on your thoughts and actions and use the Earth's limitless energies rather than your own to accomplish your will...and I know this about me and the and Mother.  I can go to her when I am anxious or feeling out of balance...when I walk or sit on the Earth, or best of all lay down on Her, I always feel better...and when I already feel good I am better.

Turtle is also the keeper of doors and one of the ways into the Faerie Realm, so it's no wonder I also find inspiration while out in nature.

This figure is not part of the Animal Totem show...
She is ''The Gift''
and she is at Timberline


A wonderful Totem piece by Valerie Runningwolf

''I am Woman''

The Shaman

Valerie's gourds

My work and Janet Wycoff's mixed

I love this owl...
Zygmund Zee

''Finding Center''
with a beautiful woven piece by Jacqueline Kurtt

Click on the story of Tex and it will be large enough to read.
He resides with artist Carolyn Hartling.

Did you know, that it's perfectly OK, even highly ideal, to claim all is well amongst doubt and confusion?  To be happy in spite of challenges?  To laugh at problems? Dance without a partner?  Sing without a rhyme?  Talk to inanimate objects?
Oddly most don't.
Yous so rock!!
The Universe

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Sue said...

An eye-candy post! Loved seeing all the fabulous pieces of soulful art at this show - how nice it would be to see in person.

Julie, have to say that your piece "The Gift" is the one that spoke to me the most. I absolutely love it!

Thanks for your words of encouragement re my studio shift mess...I will continue to plug away at it today.


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