Winter Solstice Inspiration - Peony No. 1, 2021 - Holy Fire
Peony No.1, 2021 - Holy Fire
A few days before the winter solstice, 2021, I could feel the stirring of this other-worldly peony calling to me. I began to see it in my mind's eye and prepared a drawing so I'd be ready to paint when the energies came in full force. As I worked on it, I wondered what it would want to be called. I'm always curious to know what spirit will bring me. Then, at a certain point when the painting began to take form, I was told it was to be called Holy Fire. I was a little hesitant, thinking that might sound a bit religious, which I am not, but guidance was clear Holy Fire. It was shown to me that this peony's filmy petals softly waving with light shining through its many translucent layers, embodied the energy of purifying spiritual fire. I can tell you that as I painted it had the effect of burning off the dross, fear, and weirdness of winter 2021. And as I continue to work on it the energy gets stronger. Beauty is healing. Stay tuned, more to come on this page as this work of art develops.