Spirited

Art for Earth, class by Angela Kennedy

I can see this young girl both gentle and strong as many of the
definitions of ~spirited~ imply. She loves to learn, all subjects
interest her and yet she has her own direction to pursue. I can tell
she spends most of her time alone, enjoying the company of
herself. She dreams of a gypsy life, wearing flowing dresses in
bright colors, silky scarves cover her head. Her bracelets make a
sweet tinkering sound as she weaves flowers into a hanging bouquet.
Aging will not intimidate her – she looks forward to graying hair,
her memories are cherished as the freedom she has come to
embrace.

“I am a free spirit. A spirit that evolves. I’m a diamond.
I’m just refining it. Polishing it. Glossing it up.” ~ Simeon Rice

The Deer

The antlers in the watercolor painting symbolize for me a crown a spiritual regeneration. The deer symbolizes agility, and speed yet has a gentleness connected to a female person. In dreams the deer can symbolize a loved one messaging you from the afterlife. The deer spirit animal asks one to trust their instincts and take care of the inner child.

The Class – from Willowing Arts, Art for Earth

Carmen Mondragon

Carmen Mondragon, 1893~1978
Nahui Olin
born in Mexico City
a painter, poet, and artist’s model

~Insatiable Thrist~
My spirit and my body are always mad with thrist
for these new worlds
that I go on creating without end,
and of the things
and of the elements,
and of the beings,
who have ever new phases
under the influence
of my spirit and my body which are always mad with thrist;
unquenchable thirst of creative restlessness …

A watercolor painting for the ~Ode To Women Project~, at Olga Furman Art