Curiosity Lens: Many Views

watercolor top view-1 horizontal

Comes with being open to a new way of seeing and feeling. 

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, observationawareness, and imagination also join in on the adventures.

Curiosity Stretching
View each painting in the top row. Which painting do your eyes tend to fixate on? Then feel into each painting. Which painting resonates with you the most? View and feel into the bottom row paintings. For larger images and slideshow click on an image. Come back to these paintings on another day, view and feel into them again. What’s different?

Though you are viewing and feeling these as two-dimensional artworks, put on a new lens and imagine now that you are going into the painting. Become the paint as the painting is being painted. Is the paint dancing, singing, flowing, communing with the paintbrush, what else? What if the painting became a blanket wrapping itself around you? What if you could breathe in each color and then exhale new colors to create a new painting, no brush needed, only your breath? How else can these two-dimensional paintings transform into a new way of being?

I was curious about having the option to view an abstract painting from different orientations. From there these two paintings were created with the intention that they could be displayed vertical or horizontal without distinguishing which is top or bottom. This gives the person with the painting in their home or business to display it one way today and another way another day. Technical note, when painting I turned the canvas/art paper clockwise, completing a rotation several times.

New Lens: Looking at life through a new lens, or many. Let’s take it to another level by entering the world of new energy. When you have a question regarding something in your present-day life, view and feel into the question from many angles/new lenses as if there are many solutions all around you. Life is not meant to be linear and one-sided, we are souled beings, and multidimensional after all! Answers can come to you showing many different potentials to choose from. Begin by looking within with a knowing there is more than one way. There are many. Feel into them, choose, allow, and watch what happens. See how everything comes together.

Have fun, enjoy!

Living Color

Living Color - 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 expansional mind. Everything is about what if’s, I wonder, and what’s possible into the unknown.

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.