Living Color

Living Energy - cropped painting

In essence and color

As you find yourself homebound, take this time as an opportunity to enjoy some kind of creative outlet, be it visual arts, creative writing/poetry, music, cooking, sewing, carpentry, anything that SPARKS you.

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Diving into color, and the energy of color, is truly an extraordinary experience. As I played with colors I explored energy, movement, control, allowing, and letting go. This painting has five different layers, each its own painting. I do not have photos of the first two painting layers, I can tell you the first layer was soft and surreal with crimson and deep purple, the second explored movement with blue and white with part of the first layer showing through. The process started to go mental and move away from the flow, uggg. The third layer took on a bolder hello world of color. The fourth layer began to flow with colors that resonated with what I’ll call the essence. The fifth layer, top painting, is truly a compilation of all layers. As I let go of any conceived image I had, whatever came from this layer is what it is to be. Did I really need to go through all of this to get to the top layer painting? No. I can say it was fun, I enjoyed every moment with awareness and humor. Ha!

Living Energy Painting - underpainting
Third layer – painting
Living Energy Painting, 4th layer
Fourth layer – painting
Living Energy, 36x36", front view, top layer
Fifth and final layer – painting

On to the next. It begins with a blank canvas, the space of being open to the present and essence of what’s about to transpire.

blank canvas, 36x36"
Next canvas ready to paint!

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Living energy is also about the energy inside us, who we truly are. We connect with this space through our breath and looking/going inward. Before or after your creative outlet, take a moment to breathe deeply and simply Be. Just as I, my Being, was the constant through each different painting, you are the constant, the awareness and presence through all the outside worldly changes.

The Awareness of Presence

merlin's magic taking form

As we play with curiosity, imagination, and creativity

Curiosity – Embrace a curious mind. A curious mind is part of our higher mind. Everything is about what if’s, I wonder, and what’s possible.

ImaginationFeeling into the magic of the bigger picture, a wider landscape of a vision. What does the vision feel like in all its sensuality? 

Creativity – As creative creatures and multi-dimensional beings, creating is as natural as each breath. Creativity is an energy that flows through our creations when allowing what’s natural and magical to flow.

Presence – Showing up and being fully present in each moment. Breathe and feel into Presence. Our Presence aligns with harmonious waves of energy that vibrate and reconfigure what’s old into what’s possible with new potentials.

Feel, Allow, Flow – When feel, allow and flow unite with awareness and inner-knowing, there are few, if any, obstacles and our curiosity, imagination and creativity flourish.  

merlin's magic giving birth
sketchbook drawing – Merlin’s Magic Giving Birth

All of these together create……

new worlds
new perspectives
new potentials
new ways to play
new storytelling
new symbols
new ways to communicate
new songs of the soul
and so much more

Immerse, expand and play with curiosity, imagination and creativity.

Curiosity Lens: A New Land

Flowerosity Curiosity Lens - A New Land

 

Warm up your creative juices and inquisitive nature! 

Welcome to the first article of a new series called Curiosity Lens. This series acts as a guide to stretch our curiosity muscle and look at curiosity as an essential lens to view and create the world around us. This series is for anyone and everyone who has a knowing from within they are creators, be it from any walk of life, trade, profession, or way of being. Curiosity’s sidekicks, observation, awareness, and imagination also join in on the adventures.  Enjoy, have fun and get juiced up!

Curiosity Stretching
View the three paintings by artist Fritz Millevoix. Have a journal or recorder ready to document your observations to the questions and expand on any details you’d like to add about the fruit, land, and figure in each painting. ‘Fruit’ is being used as a literal translation to present the curiosity questions. Use your own interpretation as to what you see and follow where your imagination takes you. 

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What if it was possible to grow fruit this large…
What would the seed look like?
How big or small is the seed?
What type of plant structure would hold this size fruit?
How heavy or light is the fruit?
What aroma comes from the fruit?
Do the figures have superpowers to carry this size fruit?
What if the figures were miniature.
Where are the figures going to or coming from?
What part of the world does the fruit grow?
Or is it from another planet/galaxy?
What is the fruit used for?
Is it even called fruit?
What if this size fruit had a special name, what would it be?

Keep your inquisitive nature flowing!

Now, look at your present surroundings through your curiosity lens. Use all your senses. Does your reality seem real?