I have been blessed to have been able to convey my thoughts in writing to you by way of this blog and now, through my book. I’d also like to introduce you to my newest venture…Spirit Art!
I discovered this past summer, that I am able to connect with spirit guides to produce messages using watercolor paints…and not in the traditional manner either! By applying watercolors to canvas meant for acrylic or oil paints, I am able to watch as images begin to reveal themselves; images that I then define more clearly. A truly amazing experience. It can be a challenge to my human need for control though, as most of my pieces are done in low evening light and with odd brushes for the detail required, both not normally recommended artistic practices!
I have written previously about how spirits will use any means by which to communicate with us, and if we are open and ready to receive, we will be delighted with this connection. Well, I am enthralled by this new “hobby!”
The most interesting thing happened recently that I wish to share with you. Once I have completed a piece of art, I take a picture with my camera, as I find that the low evening lighting enhances the mood or message of the art. One evening, I instantly recognized my father’s energy as I watched a face, a representation of his face, emerge on the canvas in front of me. As I attempted to take a picture of the completed work, I began to get annoyed at the shadow that kept appearing at the bottom corner of the canvas. Multiple attempts were made until I finally gave in and let the “shadow” remain.
The next morning, as I was reviewing the content on my website, I came across my reference to George Anderson’s Messages of Hope article, The Shadow You Cast.
I wish it were that even if our loved ones cannot be seen, they would be able to cast a shadow, so that everybody who feels they are alone in their grief could look down and see the shadow of a familiar shape standing right next to theirs.
I’ve got the message now. The shadow was brought to my attention by my dad to reinforce the message of his presence and, since I didn’t get it the first time, I was “guided” to re-read George’s article (by the way, my dad’s name is George too….hum).
Thanks dad, for your persistence!