I had a vision of a Rainbow Feathered Canoe flying through the air and carrying me on a Shamanic journey into the land of the ImagiNation.
Once the vision landed I knew I needed to make it reality. The first thing I needed to do to start bringing this vision into reality was get a canoe!
Since the vision came during the chilly winter months it proved to be more challenging than I expected to find a canoe. But finally I found the perfect canoe. I saw it and felt it would be the perfect Shamanic Vessel to carry me into the Land of the ImagiNation.
Kevin Thom helped me get the canoe into my studio and we had some laughs as we realized this canoe was already transporting us into some nü realms.
Once I had the canoe, I primed the surface with white paint and noticed the canvas floor mat had a message for me…
I had been using this canvas floor mat for years and during one of my very first Soul Art workshops, one of my students, Sabrina Armani, wrote the message “Love is here” on the floor mat while she was painting. It was such a wonderful surprise to rediscover this message and see it pointing at the canoe!
The canoe is ready for feathers!
For over a year I collected rainbow feathers to gather up enough to cover this canoe. There are thousands of feathers!
Before attaching any feathers I wrote a dream story all over the body of the canoe so it would be ready for its feather adornment. While I was writing the story I felt like the canoe was giving me a navigational map for where it wanted to travel. So exciting!
Attaching thousands of feathers is a meditation in patience.
I’ve already devoted days to the process and it is almost half done at the moment.
I absolutely love being in my studio bringing visions into reality. I feel like I enter I deep meditative space of channeling when I’m in the creative process.
I do have some creative quirks that help me through the creative process…
I don’t wear any makeup when I’m working and often have a clay mask covering my face. When I’m creating channeled art a lot of energy is being processed through my body and the clay mask helps draw it out. For the sake of this photo I took the clay mask off, but I imagine I’ll share that too in the future. We’ll see, it makes me feel kind of vulnerable.
For now, I’m over the moon excited to complete this massive project and share the final creation with you.
We’ll be featuring the Rainbow Feather Canoe in the upcoming nü Icon Movie!
Keep watch for the nü Icon Movie to be realized in October 2014.
I shared one of my little quirks, wearing a clay mask while in creative process. I’d love to know about any little quirks you have that help you through the journey of bringing visions into reality. Is there anything odd, interesting or unique that you do while you’re creating?
Share your thoughts, what creative quirks do you have?