Sunday, July 29, 2012

Let your Spirit Blossom

As the wind changed direction one day, and the breeze lofted softly, an overwhelming sense came over me...almost in a whisper. I suppose it was a reminder of sorts, an urging, an attempt to lift me up. It was a reassurance, a reassurance to be me. At all costs and in spite of that little self critic that resides deep within, the whisper reminded me to turn my back on the judgements of others and those little fears that live in my gut. "After all this time, isn't it time to live your life for yourself? is what floated in the breeze that day.

Let your Spirit Blossom, a contemporary folk art painting by Jeanne Fry

Some days I need to remind myself over and over, and other days it comes naturally, but either way...the wind nurtured my spirit to blossom that day and comes back on occasion to visit the garden in my spirit.

(This painting is no longer available)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Where does Strength come from?

Where exactly does that strength come from when you feel as if you are backed up against a wall with no other options? Where does it come from when you feel as if you could not take even one more thing piled onto your plate? When you feel distraught and defeated, what is it that makes you take that one more step?
"Strength" a contemporary folk art painting by Jeanne Fry

 Some would say that it was the wisdom gained from life experiences. Others would say it was genetics and how you were raised. I supposed even more would say that their faith lends to their strength. Of course while all of those could be and are valid, I think there is another answer that is truer than true...I believe that our strength lies in a very small place in our hearts and it is called Hope. Even the smallest glimmer of it can fuel a body to get up an try again, to rise another morning, and to forge on through all obstacles.

I believe that this thing called Hope is one of the most important things in our lives, essential to our existence, and often taken for granted. It's something we can all give to someone else, a most cherished gift.

The "Strength" contemporary folk art painting is available in my Etsy Shop here

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Personal Story behind "My Spirit Dances"

In my dreams there is a magical land

a land where there are no walls

a land where there are no obstacles to overcome

a land that is only filled with promise.
My Spirit Dances, an original painting by Jeanne Fry

The Saboteur does not live here

Whispers of negativity do not exist

No bystanders are present planting seeds of doubt

Even my shadow twin is oblivious to the location.

In my dreams there is a magical land

where Lupus has no name or credibility

Where prosthetics are a foreign term

for here....

I am Whole

I Breathe Easy

I feel the grass under Both Feet

and I radiate the Light of the Universe.

In my dreams there is a magical land
and here My Spirit Dances.

(c) Copyright Jeanne Fry
Painting and Poetry by Jeanne Fry   All Rights Reserved

Prints of this painting are available in my Fine Art America Studio here
My Spirit Dances painting on Fine Art America

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Manifestation ~ Crow and Flower Symbolism


When studying the living and social skills of the crow, we find how complex of a creature he is. His ability to build, use tools, and his intelligence all lend a hand in the symbolism of manifesting and creating what it is you desire. The highly intelligent crow has always had a mystery about him, as we are still today learning the many layers of skills he possesses.
Manifestation ~ Crow and Flower Painting by Jeanne Fry

Crows are watchmen, keeping a discerning eye on their surroundings. This not only protects them, but alerts them to opportunities. Their voice is masterful at communication, and as a team work together. This reminds us to stay watchful for opportunities (open doors) that are available to us in our own lives, and that as a community we can achieve our dreams. His communication skills also teach us to be sure that we are stating our wants and needs honestly with others, for the speaking of our needs is the first step to attaining them.
Contemporary Folk Art Painting of Crow by Jeanne Fry

This ability to manifest, was the inspiration behind my painting of the crow and the flower, that in the guise of potentially bland surroundings, he has the ability to manifest what it is he wants in his life.

This painting is no longer available, but you can view more of my paintings in my Artfire Studio here
Consicous Art Studios on Artfire

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