This painting is available HERE
I think that I conjured this warrior up to protect me, keep my strong and give me faith and grace. I had not set out to do this.
Often, I say to my paintings “tell me your story”, as I am painting. I never, well very rarely, do preliminary drawings. I like to draw out (pun intended) the composition and image as I go along. I started this painting awhile ago and didn’t go back into it until the beginning of this week. The beginning of this week seems like a million years ago now because on Wednesday my Dr found a lump in my left breast and time stopped. Still.
And then every conceivable bad thought rushed at me faster than the speed of light.
When I got home from the Dr., I went into my studio and finished this painting. There she was in her feathered crown, looking out at me with such calm determination that she literally lifted me up. Funny, when I was going through a rough time earlier in my life, I had painted Guardian angles. These were not your sweet angelic looking angels. I called these my ‘kick ass angels’, they were there to help me fight my battle. They were tough, and the meant business. Created before I even knew I needed her, I seem to have found another version of my ‘kick ass angels’. Still donning feathers, still determined and tough, this warrior is here beside me, ready to take down anyone or thing that comes in my way. Did she come into being to remind me to have faith? I have always felt that I am not alone when I create, that my inspiration is divine and I think this proves that.
Hopefully it is nothing, just a benign lump, but your mind goes to the worst place instantly. It just does.
Send me all the good energy you can spare. It is hard not to be scared of the unknown.
I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.
“Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.” ~Author Unknown