I’ve been talking about a new clothing line for over 6 months, but I am finally on the home stretch of my 20 pages of business plan. I can see the finish line for that and the beginnings of a new Swankety Swank venture! I am excited for the future as any version of this plan will be outstanding. (There are tiers of output depending on the funding.)
I’ve been dreaming and sketching. The first collection will be inspired by The White Place in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is earthy and magical, with white light rock castles and topaz skies.
I can already feel the yards of luxurious hemp silk in my hands for creating! Continue reading →
Traveling with intentions for healing and inspiration, my journey has begun in spiritual wonderland: Santa Fe, New Mexico. The flow has been completely sweet, with joyous friends and fun, joined by peaceful interludes of nature’s soul food. Finding myself in a multi-million dollar house-sit, with every luxury a girl could want, has been icing on the luscious cake. I have been wishing for dogs in my life and there are FIVE of them here!
Because I need to continue my income streams, and because I just cannot stop being creative, I am painting. I started a new series of graphic colorful backgrounds in oils before I left town, to make sure they would be dry enough to travel with, and am now adding abstract florals to the patterns.
Yesterday, I began the first floral with a cannabis bud, because exquisite artful nature must be recognized and exalted despite the past political stigmas of government repression. I painted in a grove of Aspen trees. At one point I stopped and looked around as the wind blew their shimmering leaves, and the stream next to me gushed down the mountain side. My tears joined the flow in reverence to the overwhelming majesty.
Satori arrived from a magical island of fairies and Mer folk. It is a sanctuary of beauty, peace, and bliss of which Satori favors. However, when situations arise to bring her out of this protected sphere, she wields a poison stinger that she will not hesitate to use when needed.
Here is my process of painting her original portrait, available here. XXOO Yabette
In my meditation and prayer practice, I often send love and light to the creatures of Earth’s oceans. I saw the synchronicity for me to be contacted about this event. I was honored to be asked to donate Beluga towards the Save Lolita Fundraising Event in Chicago this May.
Lolita is a real whale at a water park in Florida who has been held captive for 40 years and has the best chance of being moved out of her inhumane residence back to the wild with her pod, where she belongs. Get the full story of Lolita here. If you have not seen the Blackfish movie, please do so to further educate yourself on this topic.
When the online auction goes live in May, I will post the link. May all beings on this Earth be free of suffering. xxooYabette
Although I have painted professionally on furniture for ten years, my heart had a strong desire to work with canvas and oils. I closed my retail shop to allow for a proper focus of time and space and dedicated myself to this exploration with fervor. I painted with the spiritual intentions of infusing the images with healing qualities for all who view the work. Any Feng Shui enthusiast will tell you that adding the energy of serenity or joy through art to an atmosphere is holistically beneficial.
For next week’s Infinite Union Show, I am including the works that explore the connections with Earth and the great “All That Is”.
While concentrating on healing energies, I also focused on the idea that we are all connected, and the universe is more vast than we can imagine. I looked into the deepest seas for creatures of which our scientists are continuously studying.