Thursday, February 2, 2017

Love comes alive in February

It's only the second of February as I write this, and already I am sensing a powerful shift emerging. This Spring is going to be unlike any other! The wet weather has been a long time coming and the rivers,lakes and streams are fresh and alive with unlimited potential.Go out and welcome the water splashing down over the many rocks that are collecting their energetic force.If you are reading this and haven't taken the time to go outside, then this is the time to do it.The lush green that can be found in the forests close by will beckon you to come explore.

Walking through Bothe State Park is one of my favorite activities, most any time of the year, but during this time hiking may seem a bit foreboding.Grey days and seemingly barren trees only fool us into thinking that winter is going to last forever.Hold on though, because Spring will burst forth gloriously! Do the right thing and get your butt outside in NATURE, I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

I like February also because of Valentine's Day.That day is such a wonderful gift for all of us to be reminded that Love is the Divine force of the universe.Love is the operative word here,because on some level it is available to all, if we have the desire to share it.So, get with it!

It is my hope that whoever is reading this will be motivated to Love, and not just hope that it will happen sometime soon. The time is now, and like hope, Love also springs eternal.Now go for what you know!

Below is the rock of the week (or in this instance, the rock of the month)

Monday, January 23, 2017

A few dazzlers... and keepers

These rocks were painted and decorated awhile back. I keep them next to my bed at night because they bring me comfort and serenity.When the lights are out they maintain their glow far into the night.They may even provide me with some of the most pleasant dreams imaginable. Basically, they start out as painted black rocks that are perfectly symmetrical. Then the gold dots and glow paint are added around a center that includes a hologram or piece of mylar that makes the rock stand out.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Got a rock? Sign the guestbook !

This week's rock is one that looks like an ideal rock to use for a canvas, that is a surface for your expression.Rocks that are smooth, symmetrical and flat are ideal for this purpose.A rock has to feel good in the palm of your hand.It has to call to your imagination and curiosity.It is sharing a specific point in space and time.This is an object that has (in all likelihood ) been on this planet long before you arrived.Perhaps it was the rock that made Australian Aborigines adhere to the notion that their ancestors are spirits alive in all natural forms such as trees, mountains and rocks throughout what is called the Dreamtime.

The Spirit of a rock is revealed in it's form and setting.Scientists tell us that all matter is in flux.Nothing is solid.This is apparently the antithesis of what we might imagine when we observe a rock, sitting in the palm of our hand.A rock is the focal point and a concentration of the elements that formed it.A rock's form is molded by that which it is impacted.Held together by complementary components, having been rendered by the elements of air, earth,fire and water.Rocks are very mysterious,indeed.It is my hope that you will explore all the mystery that a rock can convey.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Urchin Message

This week's rock was inspired by the sea urchins that can be found occasionally on the local beaches here in Northern California. The concentric design is appealing, and can be used as a charming meditation object.The variety of glow colors are added to make this a visually comforting device to have by your bedside at night. The glow can soothe the anxiety a scared child may feel after the lights are turned out. This rock will hopefully encourage parents to listen to the concerns and fears of their children at bedtime. When children see light (any light) in the dark, it gives them a spatial reference point.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

This week's Rock of the Week

I know, I know.This week's rock isn't a rock but a decorated scallop shell. But hey, I'm branching out and trying different surfaces.This shell was given to me by my friend,Jennifer. She has been providing me with a bunch of goodies to further my creative pursuits.I used the same basic materials that are used to paint and decorate the rocks.Metallic acrylic,glow paint and assorted glitters and adornments.I have made a couple of pendants with scallop shells and they have proved to be quite popular.I won't say if these items are going to be a permanent feature, but changing it up now and then will only refine my craft.What do you think? Leave a comment for me in the guestbook.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Rock of the Week

This rock exemplifies the wonder of Sacred Geometry.The image in the middle of the rock is what is known as the "Flower of Life".It should be known that I did not draw or paint the whole image.This is a sticker that was printed out on photo-paper and was adhered to the rock using an industrial strength glue.

Past rocks have been adorned with other forms of sacred geometry.In nature, we find patterns, designs and structures to expressions of life discernible by human eyes, to the greater cosmos.These inevitably follow geometrical archetypes, which reveal to us the nature each form and it's vibrational resonances. They are also symbolic of the underlying metaphysical principle of the inseparable relation of the part to the whole.

The interlocking lines represent points on a sphere which underpin every form in the known universe.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Rock of the Week

This week's rock features a picture taken with my Iphone under a black light.This brings out the luminescence, which is very important to each Spirit Rock.The difference here is that this rock was placed upon a piece of mat board that was painted with florescent paint.

The rock itself is a stacked cairn which added a three dimensional quality to what is seen from a topical view.

A few weeks ago, I travelled to a show in Alameda which featured black light art. It all went well except my work was no more exceptional than any of the other artwork being featured at the gallery there known as "Studio 23." It was fun and a few rocks got sold, but this was too far to travel for a night show.

If anyone knows of a night gallery to display my work, please let me know.

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Rock of the Week

This week's rock is one I call molten crackle. I use this one-step crackle coat that not only gives a high gloss finish, it also has a nice random splay of cracks that get filled with a contrasting color ( in this case, florescent orange).The rock itself is palm size and can fit nicely into a purse or pocket.Ideally used as a meditation device or what was popularly called a "Worry Stone" back in the day.It looks fabulous under a black light as well.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

This week's rock

Most people who have visited my booth recognize this rock I call my "Disco Ball". It's been around for a long time, and took a long time to paint.Painting on this rock was difficult because of all the various colors and small dots I laid down in a spiral pattern.The paint I use is very viscous and is almost like painting with Elmer's glue.The rock itself is quite large and could probably be used for lawn bowling or even as a shot-put! I like it because it has become a friendly display rock that can be found on the corner of the display table at every market.