Love on Ice..

The Canvas I started of a snowy scene. Canvas size 40cms x 29cms

 

Blank Canvas of white before me looms bare

As into the distance of mind I stare

My brush takes on colour as mountains arise

As storm clouds of grey sweep across the blue skies.

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Soon two figures, then three are penned in

And before I know it emerge a family of Penguins

Cuddling up close, just as proud as can be

As Mother returns safe, from her fishing in the Sea

One Penguin complete and another beginning.

 

Dad was so proud as he looked after Son

In a winter so harsh as the world blocked the Sun

Resilient and steadfast his back to the storm

The colony of Emperors, protecting new-borns

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Nature is Miraculous as the odds against you stack

As you shuffle on heels, taking turns at the back

Of circles so dense, they huddle to keep warm

Awaiting the time that their mates may return

Now both Adult Penguins are completed

 

From deep in the ocean, weeks turn into months

Braving all predators, Mothers come back looking plump

Baring their catch, they walk and they slide

It’s a miracle really, they find their mates left behind.

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What joy in their cries from a distance so far

Reuniting in love as daylight replaces stars

A family together before they must part

When Dad takes his leave for his fishing must start

And so is the cycle in the struggle to survive

The Penguin stands tall in his efforts to thrive

So when you think your own life maybe rough

Just think of the Penguin, for their Life is Tough.

© Sue Dreamwalker-2017

This appears darker than the rest of the photos simply because of the light in the room was fading at the time I took it without a flash. Also note, I altered the background to make them appear on a cliff of ice, with icebergs behind them.

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The above art is part of a present for my sisters birthday soon.. She has overcome many obstacles in her Life and she also collects little Penguins.. I was not surprised to learn the meaning Penguins hold as a totem, given that she has overcome, cancer, and many other things during her lifetime. I am so proud of her and the inspiration she has given me.. She always calls me her ‘Mother’ for as children I would often find myself in that role.. For me she is the best possible sister anyone could have.. 

  And its ok as she doesn’t read my posts.. So the surprise will still be in place. 

“The period of darkness that you’ve been experiencing is now ending. There is light at the end of this tunnel!”

-Penguin

The above quote and the interesting read about the Penguin meaning is very symbolic right now. So no wonder I was inspired to paint Penguins..
And the rest can be found about Penguins  meaning Here 

The Feather that spoke..

Feather from Heaven

Feather from Heaven

Today I found myself sharing a true story with a blogging friend.  So I thought I would share it again here. For it may give someone the heart to look for the hidden Signs that our Guardian Angels/Universe/Source throws in our direction, If only we take the time to Look and Listen.

Last week I was so depressed it was like I was grieving for someone.. I didn’t want to even get out of bed in the mornings.. My bones ached as I thought my Fibromyalgia was starting another flare up.. I knew the energies were changing and affecting our bodies and so set about trying to alter my mind set as I didn’t want to fall into this particular pit again.

Yet it seems that no matter how many times I tried to disconnect from the world to lift my spirits, Negative news seemed to follow me and bog me down as if I were living out other people’s experiences.

News items I was trying to avoid would invade my space.. And the more weight seemed to load onto my chest to the point I felt physically constricted..  I couldn’t shake it off.. I tried watching old movies  on DVDs that had  comedy in them to make me laugh  and I would walk out in Nature, yet still I had this heart ache that wouldn’t go away..

So I Asked my own healing Angels to come forward and help, I reverted back to my daily meditation practice going right back to basics.. To clear my aura, putting on my ‘Light Body’ Grounding myself and remembering to put protection around me.. I even had salt baths. And I did clearing exercises to separate cording’s both past and present.

Last week we had a big storm called Storm Doris.. Whose winds were gusting up to 90mph.. I asked for protection around our home and those of family and friends. And thankfully we had no damage, yet many did with fences and glass broken in greenhouses, trees felled and one lady lost her life to flying debris in another part of the country.

The weird thing was, that as the storm was dying down, A large white feather dropped onto my back patio.. It stuck to the floor with the rain. ( I have long collected feathers, and see them as a sign from my angels.. ) So I went to pick  it up and dried it off..

The next day in the very same spot.. The VERY same spot.. I saw what appeared a flower on a stem, it looked like sweet-peas. But when I bent to pick it up it was made out of plastic, it wasn’t sweet-peas, but a stem of bleeding hearts.

At the time I threw it in the bin, thinking it was the wind which had blown it But the winds had long died down over night .. But all day I could not stop thinking about it so looked up the meaning on line. Of the Bleeding hearts flower. Which among many other things said ( Bleeding Heart helps bring peace, harmony and balance to people’s heart, allowing a person to perceive love on many levels: of self, others, city, country, environment and beyond.) – See more HERE

So here is the feather I painted. And in doing so the calm and healing soothed my soul as I allowed back in the peace as I listened once again as I painted this feather spoke deep to my heart..

Feather

Painting in Acrylic on black card.

 

Art Takes you to that place BEyond..

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Above are some of the images from sections a two paintings I have recently done.. Over the next few posts I will be exploring more of each section and sharing with you some of the thoughts I had while I sat with paint brush in hand..  And it may even weave into a story.. I don’t know yet.. I am still going within the flow of it.. 

If I appear quieter than usual, this is what is keeping me busy at the moment.. 

Have a Beautiful Weekend.. 

~Sue~ 

“When it is working, you completely go into another place, you’re tapping into things that are totally universal, completely beyond your ego and your own self. That’s what it’s all about.”

~Keith Haring

Knitting Project~ Life Lessons..

Remember the knitting project I told you about?

I knitted away happily following the pattern which I had adapted slightly..  The back first then fronts and sleeves. Dipping into the separate balls of yarn which came within the same batch lot of dye lot number in one large bag.  And as you knitter’s and those who crochet know, along with those of us who decorate and choose our wall paper, we need to ensure the dye-lot numbers are the same, or shading can take place. And my choice of Pink glitter wool was all the same batch number it was in the same bag.. 

Most rainy afternoons as the light began to fail I would knit happily away long into the evenings, often by lamp light each stitch lovingly placed from one needle to the next.

Everything progressing nicely along. All the panels knitted, I then start the rib to sew it all in place to the front panels.. I join the shoulders and knitted the collar edging and that was sewn in place around the neck..   And  I think  nearly there now, nearly finished as I put it down for the evening. 

The next morning the Sunlight is bright so I  and sit near the patio door as I happily threaded my yarn in the needle to sew up the side panels..  I thought I would admire my handy work as I laid it over my knee..

It was then my stomach plunged .. No way… as I looked at my masterpiece. One panel on the front  had  changed shade at yoke level.. I dove into my knitting bag pulling out the remaining yarn and pulling out to the paper sleeves which the yarn have been encased in..  Yes each number matched.. Yet all the remaining yarn was a darker shade..  Then I remembered I had changed my yarn ball as it had run out at that point. So it appears the yarn was not bagged correctly in a batch, that is the only conclusion as the back and front panels up to that point had been lighter.

But it’s no use pointing blame. A solution had to be found.. I didn’t have enough yarn left to redo both fronts, So how to make it match?..

Well there was only one thing I could think of; I would have to unpick the collar edging and the front panel rib of the side that was the same colour and unpick the rows back until it measured the same as the other side front where the shading had occurred and re-join the yarn there so both yolks matched in shade from the same point.  

So below is the result.. You can see the shade change at the yoke.. And  why did my knitting remind me of life lessons..

You can clearly see the yoke change of colour which I had to match up after unpicking

You can clearly see the yoke change of colour which I had to match up after unpicking

Well sometimes we work away not really taking notice of things until they go wrong.. And it’s no good us jumping up in arms shouting and apportioning blame. What’s done is done..

We have to find solutions to problems and work our way through them.. And yes sometimes it may seem like we are working backwards as we undo what work has already been done. But sometimes it’s necessary in order to find balance..

If we want things to be right sometimes we have to learn from our mistakes and without our mistakes we would never learn.

 Wishing you all a beautiful weekend 

~Sue~

How does your Garden Grow?

Just wanted to update you how things in the garden are progressing, some days I have been so tired I have slept in the afternoons, especially in this heat we are not used to this time of year.. It’s definitely growing weather for weeds which have invaded the garden along with aphids, white fly, and a bug which flew in from Europe which is spreading fast throughout the UK.  To view all the news and pictures  please click the link HERE   On my garden blog.

 

 

Patience And Gratitude

Many thanks to all who follow Dreamwalker's Sanctuary

Many thanks to all who follow Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary

Yesterday this wonderful little sign popped up in my notifications .. It appears there are now One Thousand other WP users who are following Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary.. How amazing is that. I have to thank all of you who regularly comment here and those who press like often..

I appreciate all of you immensely .

And lets not forget the other 79 of you who follow by email subscription also. 

MANY THANKS TO ALL~ YOU ARE ALL AMAZING!

We, in the Dreamwalker household are  busy gathering in the seeds of our harvest. 

I am a great advocate of Time Management, but it appears to slip ever faster through my fingers, so I ask again for Patience  as I try my best to catch up with those of you whom have left comments here I am I assure you working my way down the list.

I am also itching to get some artwork done, yet as yet other commitments have left me little time to paint.

I want to leave you with this wonderful artist and if you have not already been introduced to this wonderfully gifted woman who started painting miraculous paintings as a child I will leave you with this link  of Akiane in 9 minutes so you can see for yourself the Gift she has had since a young child.

I hope go and go view her art and listen to her words..

May you all Plant Seeds of LOVE as you have Patience to watch them grow within the World.

 Blessings And have a Wonderful Weekend.

~Sue~

Harvesting Goodness

Harvest time is upon us as we reap from our gardens what we have sown. It’s wonderful to see something that you planted from a tiny seed that grows and matures to a full-grown crop.

And haven’t you ever just stopped to think for a moment about those seeds. Just how miraculous they are. Each seed so tiny, yet they know exactly how to grow. Each tiny cell splitting off to become a leaf, petal or fruit. Just as our human cells know which cells form toes and teeth.

Each plant perhaps relying on natures helping hand as the bees pollinate creating new seeds for next year’s seasons

Our Apples

Our Apples

Apples all 5 of them

Apples all 5 of them Smiles

I have so enjoyed this Summer. It started out life here in the UK as being one of the wettest June’s for a long while. It was very cool to start with. Yet despite the cold start Nature catches up. And even though our sweetcorn took 3 attempts to sow this year it too caught up and now we are harvesting the ripe corn cobs

Life is a little like planting. We get to harvest what we have sown. 

I came across a wonderful post from Erika today whose own post was about the seeds we sow in Life.. in her post here entitled  The Challenge of Growth 

How true too about those seeds as Erika  describes them to break down and collapse before they open and bring forth their new growth. I invite you to go read her excellent thoughts on how we ourselves grow through our challenges.

Corn tastle gone to seed Not all can mature perfectly.

Corn gone to seed Not all can mature perfectly.

As I view the world today I see many of our old ways now collapsing, they have to if we are to change.

Everything comes in cycles, Day follows Night, Seasons Change. We look back through history and see how our world has gone through its different ages. It seems we are now in the technological age. One at the moment I seem to in conflict with, big smiles as it seems me and technology are not getting on as well of late.

Not everything in our garden’s can be rosy all the time and in full bloom. But with Love and attention to what is important in our lives as we give our attention to the things which matter. We then reap that which we sow

Begonias in tubs large and small in our front garden.

Begonias in tubs large and small in our front garden.

I ask myself why is that me and techology seem in conflict right now – Could it be the Universe is wanting my attention elsewhere?   I have got much thinking to do at the moment and choices to make.  But I know what ever choice I make, it will be Ok, for there are no right or wrong roads, for all roads lead us to our destinations. It’s just sometimes we can detour off the path and for some they can become lost amid the jungle of choices that in this digital age can distract us from the true seeds we need to sow. Which often are the most basic.

To Care and Share.

We may have forgotten some of  the things that really matter in our lives. As the distractions of this material world have never been greater as they grab our attention and steel our energies and lower our vibrations.

I invite all of you who may be feeling of a low ebb and stressed out with the world right now to reconnect with your inner seed. The one that beats life into you day in and day out. Go into the HEART of Nature and start to listen to your own Heart.

It is patiently waiting for you to understand that all you need do for it to grow and expand to the Light, is for you to nurture it with the best nutrient ever given to man.

LOVE!

Smiling among the Dahlia's.

Smiling among the Dahlia’s.

Sending you huge armfuls of flowers filled with love and gratitude..

~Sue~

Cats and Art .

 

 

Watercolour Cat Moods Art by Sue

Watercolour Cat Moods Art by Sue

#WorldWaterColorMonth Day 11

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It seems I have come across a few Cats upon my rounds of blogs this morning, so taking this to be yet another ‘Sign’ I thought it about time I did another post.

I recently started to follow Charlie over at Doodlewash and decided to post just one of my watercolour paintings to add to the  WorldWaterColorMonth in July.  So thank you Charlie for inspiring me, I will  use one of my previous paintings to contribute. As I have substituted paintbrushes for gardening forks recently lol, and although I would love to get out my paintbrushes again, I have a huge load of berries that have been picked that need cleaning and freezing.

Cats have played a huge part in my life from being a child, and have brought their own brand of Love into mine and my families lives throughout many years. Their presence  and personalities are such a joy once you get to know all of their moods.. Here are some of their Moods, These paintings are not my own cats, they have now long since departed and are often in our thoughts, especially one who lived until she was 21.. Yes in our years.. She was special and very much loved and part of our family as she grew older as my children grew into adulthood.

Some of you may have seen this art before as I posted last year.

Watercolour Sleeping Cat

Watercolour Sleeping Cat

Turning their back on you

Turning their back on you

Playfulness Art by Sue

Playfulness Art by Sue

Watercolour Thoughtful Contemplation

Watercolour Thoughtful Contemplation

There is still time for any of you to take part, just follow the links to take Part HERE

Wishing all of you a wonderful week full of playfulness, Love and Peace..

~Sue~

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