Shining Through

This morning I awoke to rain, but this gave me a great excuse to open my box of paints..

Today I used Acrylics and had no idea what I wanted to paint.. I had an angel in mind to start with, then a I kept looking at the butterfly I painted last weekend.. I started with the swirl of bright yellow and just kept going with the flow, adding more swirls and then I saw in my mind a mandala.. It didn’t turn out how my mind had envisioned it.. But the mandala became the butterfly..

The Trees have been taking their fair share of battering’s here in the UK recently with some very stormy weather so I wanted to honour the trees, who listen so patiently to my whispers..

You can see more of my Tree Art and a poem I wrote about trees on my post My Creative Art~ Trees  The first verse reads

oh mighty brothers that reach up high

Your branches swaying in breeze from sky

Tell me as I sit beneath your shade

What wisdom have you for me today….

Mandala Tree

Save our Tree’s… Click picture to enlarge

This is part of Tom’s over at Beyond the Sphere  who set a challenge for April, anyone wishing to take part in producing a post with the theme of ‘Shining Through’ to be found Here ..

I wish you all a beautiful weekend..

Take care all of you.

Love and Blessings

~Sue~  

 

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  1. Somali K Chakrabarti
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 18:44:54

    Wonderful to see a butterfly emerging out of a mandala. Have a lovely weekend Sue.

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  2. insearchofitall
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 18:49:13

    Absolutely beautiful, Sue!!!! I have often wondered how one paints an Angel. The Angel I saw was pure white light. not wings, no face, just white light. I think you were inspired by Angels on this one. But then, all of your work is stunning. I’m looking for rain again too. I have inside work to get done. 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 04, 2016 @ 09:59:14

      I think maybe you are right dear Marlene.. I had slept well the night before, and had the desire to just paint.. usually I paint in several sittings which last at least a couple of days.. This one just painted itself in a few hours.. And I was pleased with the result. 🙂 I hope you are keeping well.. And will be by later to see how you are doing? xxx

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  3. Symbol Reader
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 18:59:33

    Love the pink halo around the tree – makes me think of Spring, rebirth and regeneration. Very beautifully painted, Sue.

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  4. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 19:00:56

    Wow, Sue! I love this painting!!!! So many beautiful details and hidden surprises. Really lovely. I love your poem too, very much!
    Much love,
    Mary

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  5. Heartafire
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 19:03:01

    Such a beautiful work of art Sue, in this I can see the butterfly evolving into natures out stretched arms, the sun reviving the earth. Lovely!

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  6. kimberlyharding
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 19:03:44

    this was just awesome!!!

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  7. Trini Lind
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 19:10:00

    Oh, wow! That’s beautiful!!! 💖💖💖

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  9. Tom Merriman
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 19:28:27

    Love your interpretation of the theme, Sue… and an excellent painting! Quite similar yet totally different to the photo I went with for my Shining Through post!
    Your pingback didn’t work on my blog for some reason, so I’ve included a link to your post in my April’s Theme post. Thanks for taking part. I love the colours you’ve chosen.

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  10. belasbrightideas
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 19:45:15

    It’s such a strange thing, transience. All life here is brief, in the continuum of what is perceived as time, yet we mourn the passing of those we love. I mourn the trees when they are damaged, as well! Because we live in a subtropical climate, everything grows and grows here. The county has machines that chomp the tree limbs (and often skin the trunks in the process) that are growing beside the roads. It’s hard watching it, as it leaves what it cuts ragged and damaged. But you know, most of these trees just rebound eventually (to be chomped again) – to my amazement. Still, I can’t help but feel this is less necessary than does the government. And let’s not even get into the ubiquitous use of Roundup on the grasses, as well … :*( Cheers, my friend, and hope you are enjoying your weekend! Love!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 04, 2016 @ 14:04:32

      Yes I am with your feelings totally on the use of ‘Roundup’.. We do not use any pesticides or herbicides in our garden.. And it pains me too to see mature trees being felled when nothing is wrong with them.. Let alone the masses of Rain forests that are being destroyed.. Hope your weekend was a lovely one too.. Mine was restful thank you 🙂 ❤

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  11. litebeing
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 20:00:57

    Sue, this piece is spectacular. It radiates hope. I am inspired to create something this weekend.

    love with a big hug,
    Linda

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  12. Writing to Freedom
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 21:07:08

    Wonderful painting Sue. It’s very inspiring to see how many ways you allow and express your creativity. Kudos and hugs! 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 04, 2016 @ 14:10:00

      Brad thank you my friend.. 🙂 We are all of us creative beings that find our various ways of expression.. I love your photographs that often capture magic moments that you team with your poems…We each have our gifts.. The best thing is that we enjoy sharing them.. 🙂 Many thanks dear Brad.. I hope you had a peaceful weekend 🙂

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  13. Karin
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 21:10:11

    This is beautiful. I like how you shared the story of how the picture emerged.
    When I enlarge the picture, the tree looks like a woman. Wonderful surprise.
    Much love,
    Karin

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 04, 2016 @ 14:11:53

      Karin.. yes the tree represents the feminine energies along with the life giving energy of the Sun and the Butterfly is the symbol of transformation .. Through the circles/cycles of life.. 🙂 so happy you enjoyed it 🙂

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  14. Ka Malana@Fiestaestrellas.com
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 21:55:53

    Gentle, beautiful, balancing-heart’s head ❤

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  15. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 22:06:23

    This is a wonderful piece of art expressing the essence of Nature, flora and fauna. The subtle image of the human in the tree denoting the truth that humankind and Nature are entwined, I can also see the butterfly fluttering there…Gorgeous one, Sue… ❤ 🙂

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  16. Mark Lanesbury
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 22:16:16

    A very unique combination Sue, beautifully done 🙂

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  17. europasicewolf
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 23:10:10

    Beautiful pic Sue! Wishing you a lovely weekend too, hope it’s not as wet as it is here 🙂 xx

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  18. Julianne Victoria
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 00:00:34

    Love it! 🙂

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  19. Crowing Crone Joss
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 01:17:48

    your painting is full of stories and she has much to tell us and is magnificent.

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  20. Teagan Geneviene
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 01:22:36

    It’s perfectly marvelous, Sue. It speaks on many different levels. Huge hugs

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  21. suchetana mukherjee
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 02:00:18

    Nice painting, so is the description presenting divine nature with all its attires, shape colour, and provides tranquillity of mind. Beautifully done Sue:)

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  22. Erika Kind
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 06:45:26

    This is so beautiful, Sue! The tree as a woman, the flower/butterfly/heart all in the center of the sun! Amazing picture!

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  23. Rajagopal
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 08:37:54

    Interesting account of your painting process, evolving from colour and a thought. Your thoughts on mandala and the tree once again underline the essential oneness of the universe in a world wallowing in divisiveness. The great multitudes, unfortunately, cannot see beyond their nostrils, continuing in mindless greed and unsustainable consumption, in blissful ignorance of ultimate reality. Contributing to oxygenation of planet earth, the tree is our most precious possession. Your painting and the poem on the tree remind me of the morning hymn that used to be sung in school assemblies in the 1960s, which goes as ‘Akhilanda mandalam aniyichorukki, / athinullil ananda deepam koluthi / paramanu poruleelum sphuranamai minnum / parama prakashamey sharanam nee ennum…’ The word ‘mandalam’ in the first line is the same as Sanskrit ‘mandala’, meaning circle. ‘Akhilanda mandalam’ means ‘the entire cosmos’. In translation, the prayer means, ‘the entire cosmos appropriately dressed up / with the lamp of bliss duly lit up / making even the minutest particle sparkle in its brilliance / may I offer my salutation to that Eternal Light…’ Enjoy your Sunday, Sue…

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 03, 2016 @ 17:42:07

      Yes I have to Sigh in agreement dear Raj.. Far too much madness in the world and too much attention focused upon ‘Greed’ Loved that lesson on learning about the Mandala,meaning circle. ‘Akhilanda mandalam’.. We are indeed ALL within a circle… no begining and no end.. And thank you Raj, for your lovely compliments.. I have been over to your blog post.. I need to re-read and digest it fully.. I will be back to comment 🙂 Sunday has been very enjoyable Thank you 🙂

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  24. David
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 09:10:02

    How simply gorgeous! I’ve never been much good at trees and yours are so natural (nature all) you are a true artist Sue over many aspects of creation. A bit late getting to you as my computer was in bits!! the family magician was here to carry out repairs of all sorts (luckily) Back to normal now with increased speed (hooray!).
    Hope you had a great weekend my dear friend. Love, David.
    PS Eugene apologises that he does not comment but rest assured he follows and loves every line, stroke of the brush, turn of the earth and click of the needles! 😀

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 03, 2016 @ 17:37:44

      No worries dear David.. it is always good to see you when ever and you have not missed anything as I have only been posting once a week or there abouts 🙂 And thank Eugene for me.. 🙂 And tell him another gardening post was posted on my Garden blog today 🙂 Many thanks.. Love Sue ❤

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  25. gageier
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 09:30:34

    Ja liebe Sue das Hochwasser an der Ahr geht ganz langsam zurück hab einen sonnigen Sonntag mit vielen lieben Grüßen Klaus in Freundschaft

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  26. natswans
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 13:07:39

    What a gorgeous painting Sue , the Tree shines brightly.
    Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.
    Yes it is drizzly here today dull and overcast.
    Hugs Sheila xx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 03, 2016 @ 17:34:40

      For once Sheila we had a damp start but it had cleared by mid morning to be a lovely Sunny day .. 🙂 So pleased you enjoyed the painting 🙂 Hope you have a lovely Evening Sheila xxx

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  27. kowkla123
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 13:37:42

    schönen Sonntag für dich

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  28. New Bloggy Cat
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 14:50:23

    The painting is ‘tree-rific’! (⌒▽⌒)☆

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  29. misifusa
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 15:30:25

    Oh Sue, this is so beautiful!!! xo

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  30. Visionkeeper
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 20:26:26

    Wonderful words DW. What sacred beings the trees are. I used to just gravitate towards the old timers with the massive trunks, but lately I have been pleased by the energy of the smaller, younger trees. Their energy may not be as wise but it is more alive as it is busy growing older….Great friends to have! Loved your art piece. A tall and purposeful tree joining energy with the sun…Nice 🙂 Hope your weekend was great. Hugs to you….VK ❤

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 04, 2016 @ 13:46:49

      Yes trees hold such energy and Maybe being graviated towards younger trees is also symbolic.. As we let go of the old to embrace the New! 🙂 so pleased you enjoyed VK… Trees always listen and share of themselves.. Something I have long enjoyed tapping into 🙂

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  31. prenin
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 20:37:07

    Lovely picture hun – VERY abstract! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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  32. AmyRose🌹
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 20:59:07

    Sue, I had no idea you could paint like this. Oh my! This truly is a masterpiece! The colors and shapes are soul touching and I just could not take my eyes off it . I see a beautiful flower butterfly with a heart as Her head. Truly gentle yet at the same time so so powerful. I am just stunned! ❤

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 04, 2016 @ 10:32:02

      This to me is sort of abstract painting.. I enjoy my pastels and animals .. More of my paintings can be seen in the side bar within the small circles.. I thought you knew I painted.. I like the Angel ones you will find which may apeal to you if you enjoyed this one 🙂 Many thanks Amy for your lovely encouragement and wonderful compliments.. my head just swelled about 3 times larger 🙂 ❤

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  33. AmyRose🌹
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 21:00:40

    I knew you painted but what I see here is your ultimate best and done by a Higher Spirit. Sue, I mean it. It is out of this world surreal beautiful!!! ❤

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 04, 2016 @ 10:29:03

      I am so pleased you liked it Amy.. And yes this painting just flowed in the making so I think maybe you are right some higher hand held mine throughout its contruction.. It was painted in just under 3 and a half hours which is quick for me. 🙂

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  34. bernard25
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 21:03:14

    bonsoir SUE

    Un détour par chez toi

    l’amitié est une bonne confiance

    Que l’on partage à deux

    Avec une tendresse

    Des fous rires

    De l’écoute

    Des écris sur les pages des blogs

    Surtout la santé pour faire que notre amitié ne s’efface pas

    Belle soirée bises et belle semaine

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  35. thefeatheredsleep
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 23:31:46

    I really, really like this!!♡

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  36. Ruth Nina Welsh
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 13:29:26

    Beautiful Sue xxxxx

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  37. Inese Poga Art plus Life
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 15:29:23

    Great idea and results are very nice to look at, too!

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  38. Lynz Real Cooking
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 17:49:11

    This is pure beauty Sue! xx Thank you

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  39. suzicate
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 18:23:35

    I love this painting! Trees give us so much. I missed them when I moved to the city over thirty years ago…and then we bought a home with lots of trees in the yard, bliss!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 06, 2016 @ 13:09:17

      I doubt I could live without trees too Suzi.. Even when I go to a large city I feel claustrophobic especially where there are high rise buildings.. So pleased you got a Yard that has loads of trees.. 🙂 They bring and give us so much energy.. 🙂 Sending lots of Love your ways Suzi 🙂 ❤

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  40. silentlyheardonce
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 20:18:14

    What a beautiful painting. Your talent is exceptional. Your words as always are inspiring.

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  41. Kourtney Heintz
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 22:01:17

    Wow. That’s really beautiful. I love where the art took you. It looks like a tree and a woman and a mandala merged into one cool piece.

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  42. gageier
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 22:15:02

    Danke liebe Sue eine gute Nacht und schlaf gut das wünscht dir Klaus in Freundschaft

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  43. Bill
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 23:19:15

    What a beautiful creation! I love how you’ve morphed a tree, a human, a butterfly, a heart, the sun… Bravo!

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  44. Dalo 2013
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 05:57:51

    Sometimes I am amazed at all the beauty a rainy day can bring ~ from the obvious green and feeding of nature, but also for us to take time inside and think, ponder and be creative (writing, reading, or in your case painting). And then to see both the painting and poem from you from such a day, makes me just as happy to see rain as it does to see sunshine. Brilliant Sue ~ wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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  45. valentinelogar
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 14:31:40

    Utterly lovely and inspiring Sue. I wish I could find the peace you find daily. I find slivers of it coming here. I simply wish I could hang on to it. ❤

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 06, 2016 @ 14:27:16

      Sometimes dear Val I dig deep to find the quiet spot within.. But once I atune my mind to switch off to the outside world for a while.. It is not long before the peace filters through.. I recommend it 🙂

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  46. kowkla123
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 16:17:33

    alles Gutem liebe Sue, schönen Dienstag für dich

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  47. Maria Wind Talker
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 21:01:52

    This is beautiful Sue, I love it. Can tell this has come direct from the universe through you. To me it signals growth and interconnectedness…is that a word? Lol. ❤ xx

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  48. dgkaye
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 22:10:47

    Your talents never cease to amaze me Sue. You write with such eloquence and you are equally gifted with painting, amongst so many other talents. ❤ xoxo

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  49. aFrankAngle
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 22:19:48

    Love your creation. Interestingly, I didn’t focus on the tree, but on a heart pumping positive life.

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  50. aussieian2011
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 08:36:54

    That is Beautiful artwork Sue, Ana and I have a very discerning eye when it comes to Art, your Beautiful Butterfly is delicately done showing it’s grass roots origins from the Earth, through the majestic tree and beyond, on the Wings of a Butterfly.
    That is a great piece of Art that would Grace the walls of those with a Spiritual mind.
    Beautiful.

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  51. cat
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 14:22:46

    Hello again, Sue … what a beautiful picture !!! … It rained here last night !!! Rain !!! and no more snow … me so happy … smiles … Love, cat.

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  52. Beverley
    Apr 07, 2016 @ 18:55:50

    That’s really beautiful, Sue xx

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  53. Paul Handover
    Apr 08, 2016 @ 21:36:21

    Bit slow to get to this. But that didn’t lessen my admiration for what is a beautiful painting.

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  54. lavendermoongirlblog
    Apr 09, 2016 @ 18:10:33

    Beautiful painting. I love the warm colours. We do need to praise the trees. I watched them bending and wavering about in the really wild winds which swept me off my feet. They are so protective. 🙂

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