Trusting your Gut : Portal #1

The intuitive process is not limited to painting. You can “trust your gut” in ever aspect of your day.
When I came to EBLAR (Elephant Butte Lake Artist Retreat,), I brought almost all my studio with but kept “feeling” to bring along string and wire. I had hoped to move from 2D to 3D but had no idea how that would show up.

I love to make things, and never felt brave enough to do any installations. When I was fully working with intuitive painting (as a way to heal my heart), I would often create and environment  I interpreted that as creating a space for my Soul to grow out into. But as "art work" I was never brave enough to take up that much space.

When I arrived at Elephant Butte Lake, I walked the Land and allowed the energy of Place to merge with me. And I found a mound, that was graffiti with names (using rocks). Before I know it I was picking up rocks and shaping them into patterns, “Portals”.

The thing about trusting your gut is that your Being knows what is going on, way before your mind does (thank god!). So an inkling, that was honoured, surfaced and became a reality.

Here are some images of Land Drawing :: Portal #1 (moving out)

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finding center

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finding the pattern

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feeling into the energy