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Origami from all Cultures and Evolutions

Origami is an Artform I do really love and adore doing but I'm not so good at (my Mum is amazing!) ANY Paperart has always intrigued me, I think it's the way you can create something out of a reused (in my style) piece of trash... lol yeah I'm always thinking that way.
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artist: Tran Trung Hieu

I know not every Paper Artist thinks this way but I like to encourage them to do so. 

There is an exhibition right now featuring the best Origami Artists in the World in New York. Many articles are pointing out the relationship between Science and Art, which is ANOTHER theme I just adore exploring.

EXHIBITION: SURFACE TO STRUCTURE

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014, 7:00PM - 8:30PM

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The Cooper Union was the site of the 1959 exhibition Plane Geometry and Fancy Figures: the first origami exhibition in the United States. One of its primary contributors was Lillian Oppenheimer, founder of The Origami Center, which later evolved into OrigamiUSA. The exhibition included the works of Akira Yoshizawa, Giuseppe Baggi, Ligia Montoya, Robert Harbin, Robert Neale, and other notable artists.

For the first time in 55 years, origami will be brought back to The Cooper Union in the Surface to Structure exhibition. In addition to presenting a small number of pieces folded by the same artists in the 1959 exhibition, the folded forms on display will show origami’s transformation, including sculptures that push the boundaries of this artform beyond its traditional perceptions. The exhibition will feature the work of established artists as well as up and coming artists and communicate the range and complexity of origami styles.

The exhibition will be free and open to the public. Exhibition hours are Monday through Thursday 8AM - 5:15PM


THIS SITE: 
Origami Club
http://en.origami-club.com
has an amazing amount of animations to help you create many pieces. 

A Journey through Youtube will also reveal probably just about any instructions for any form you could possibly think of too! 

Oh and do YOU create in Paper?? I would LOVE to see what you do!!


ARTWORK CREATION ~ Australian Wildflower Reading Cards

 

www.cheralyndarcey.com
Australian Wildflower Reading Cards (Rockpool Publishing)  consist of 44 cards and a guidebook that provides guidance through native Australian Wildflower imagery and oracle teachings. The artwork is uniquely created by Cheralyn Darcey on linocut with traditional gouache paints. The guidebook features unique flower spreads for readings and a special card of the day instructions that will delight those that love beautiful oracle tools and traditional artwork. 

In every card, on every page, in every word, in every picture the Australian wildflowers will speak to you -- soul to soul. This card set is alive and its messages are clear, healing, joyful and honest. Wherever you are in this world, the medicine of the Australian wildflowers, their messages and songs and profound healing powers are now in your hands. 
IN STORES September 2014 
Pre Order NOW with Talisman Gift ~ www.cheralyndarcey.com


Brilliant Wildflowers / Black Gesso Exploration!

When my Australian Wildflower Reading Cards come out
in September with Rockpool Publishing ... the Artwork from the Deck will be available too! 

Because it's LINO PRINT that I hand carve, hand print and hand paint...
you can ALWAYS have an traditional fine art ORIGINAL Artwork VERY similar to the Deck image.

This was a huge reason I decided to work in lino and wood block print because
I wanted to make Art accessible to more people, especially Art that had been created to produce an Oracle Reading Deck. 

Some people say I'm crazy to work this way because of the time involved,
BUT I think the longer term benefits of being able to be a part of each step of the creation of the Artwork has enabled me to completely immerse myself totally in each Card as it is created.
Then to be able to share with you that actual carved plate and paint an image for each of you, is something I couldn't pass up once I dedicated myself to work. 

LOL... I have the most tattered hands after now being well over 1/2 of the way through three more Decks but I have a Soul full of so much Nature Wisdom and understanding. 

SO... I have been busy creating these Artworks for all of you on papers and on canvases... here's a sneak peek at a variation I was working on today on my deep edge canvases! They have a black gesso painted 'background'. 
These are Flannel Flower ~ Calm and Blue Gum Flower ~ Healing from the Deck. 
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Hope your weekend is going well too! xxxxxxxxx


Journaling the Journey ~ Native American Kaisinas, Flowers & Mexican Doors!

Many people ask me, how do you come up with Ideas? 
How do you keep going for so long and not 'give up'?

I don;t wake up with an idea and just do it on the spot. I experience life, I think, I write, I research and I LISTEN. Something that I am creating today may be part of something that was begun 30 years ago. I may of done it before, I may of only sketched it OR I may of been creating it CONSTANTLY. 

Through it all, I have kept Journals. 
These are not some Secret tome of esoteric wisdom. They are living breathing books I happily share with others in coffee shops in snowed in afternoons in other lands... on hiking trails in forests.... on sunny beaches watching children play. I always have aT least ONE in my pocket, rucksac or bag and I am NOT precious about it! I scribble in it, stick tickets in in, photos, write in it while juggling bags on a train, while bumping on a dusty road. Ideas, stories, memories, research.... they all live here. Yeah Spells, Rituals... Blessings.... poetry...quotes... in the go. 

They HAVE to breath, to live, I'm happy to share... I have no secrets and you know, MANY is the time someone has sat across from me flicking through a Journal and has said something that has set us BOTh off on new wondrous Journey in Life. 

This weekend, Nature filled my Journals with joy, knowledge and possibilities! 

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The Wisdom captured in a simple quick sketch while LISTENING really LISTENING to Nature. 
shhhhhhhh just being there.... not asking anything, just watching, sketching, writing and being a part of the Now within the arms of her turning Seasons.

I went to breakfast with The Admiral and wandered past a beautiful old door..... the colour took me back to Mexico. My years living in the USA and travelling through Mexico and the effect it had on my Spirit, my Art, my Writing and my outlook and connection with All. 

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There was a trip I took North of my home in San Diego, to Arizona and Northern California to explore the Hopi Katsina (Kachina) Figures after I had been creating Art in Mexico. I had been researching and creating Retablos and Nichos there and THEN had stumbled across Native American Kachincas through conversations with other Artists and reading their journals.... looking at their sketches as they explained them to me..... Journals shared... friends made over pages and pens... memories and understandings.

So when I returned home to Southern California, I took off immediately North to learn more...
The figures are part of female rituals sacred to the Hopi People, given at certain times in her life to ensure a long prosperous life. They are the spirit of ancestors of all form, people, animals, earth, plants, all. 
For many MANY years after those amazing experiences.....I drew, sketched, painted and created my own. i gave my interpretations to friends and family to mark certain occasions and by creating from Recycled materials I brought to life Figures which I hoped would inspire through the Ancestory Spirit they depicted and through the materials they where created from would inspire others to care for the Future of their Earth, their People, Animals and all that is here. 

As I created.... I JOURNALED.... as I JOURNALED I grew in Spirit, in Understanding and in new directions and explorations. I did not stand still.... my work evolved..... 

This long work culminated in an exhibition in Paddington, Sydney, many many moons ago of a body of work.... "Everyday Goddesses" .....
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I returned, ALWAYS to my Journals.... picking up the tread.... sewing some more... adding patches of knowledge and wisdom as I layered and grew. 

The Kachincas then became more Totemic in form...... 
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for another exhibion "Reconcilied Rejections" and many many more years of work and spiritual grow. 

Today I am still working with Kachincas and I pick up my old Journals often.... to live again with the source of inspiration..... to live in THAt feeling again. 


I'm always pleading with my students and friends to keep Journals... 
The most important Relationship you can make and maintain is one with a Journal. 
I couldn't do my work, live my passion without one! 

My travelling companion in Life, she listens to me, helps me work out what is deep within, we share secrets, we cry together, laugh and be REALLY silly at times, we make plans, oh so many plans! .... she captures the Research notes as we study together.... we walk as best friends through Nature, exploring and discovering possibilities together and later.... days... years... decades... we come together to remember, the things we forgot, the things we treasured, the things that put us on this Path Today. 

Do you have a sketch, photo, words that Nature shared with you these last few days? 

SHOW ME! and better yet, if you don't Journal, perhaps you could start TODAY. Grab a book, pop it in...... The Journaling has begun! 
 to YOU on your Journal Journey. xx


DECK ~ "Courage of the Soul"

 

The lighting in my Office in the video above
isn't the best to show off the colours of these gorgeous cards...
this is a FAR better example.... 

COURAGE OF THE SOUL CARD EXAMPLES
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YOU CAN FIND
"Courage of The Soul" Oracle Deck by Kathy Foster at this LINK:
$29.95 plus postage 
www.hoppingbunyip.com

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Kathy Foster creator of "Courage of the Soul Oracle Deck" 
Clairvoyant, Psychic Medium, Healer, Past Life Therapist, Counsellor




CHINA ROSE WildEarth Diary

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"CHINA ROSE" Rosa Chinensis 
Cheralyn Darcey
pencil, ink, charcoal on paper
FRAMED SIZE: 20 x 15cm
drawing size: 9 x 6cm

"CHINA ROSE" ~ NATURE'S ENERGIES:
Universal Love, The Release of Prejudice, To Love, Honour and work in true Harmony. 
Speaks of a time when the smaller details that you are working on my fit better into the bigger picture of you plans. 
To be Fearless in Love! 

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My WildEarth Diary.....
I have been asked for a long time now if I ever sell my drawings.
For a while I've been trying to work out how I could do this, keep it
reasonable and still keep it in line with my work. I don't ever want
to create anything just for the sake of it. 

SO while your requests are very lovely, I have dedicated work to do
right now with writing my books and creating my oracle reading decks
that is 100% in line with my Passions and Life Path and the work I
produce in my Journals each day is what I'm focused on. 

Along with what is happening with my writings and artworks,
I sketch and draw.... SO each day I will create a special drawing
that is in line with the day's work. This is an original, signed drawing,
NOT A PRINT and will be framed. Small, desk sized, though can be hung on the wall too. 

The average size of the overall framed work is 20cm x 15cm with the drawing
within about 9cm x 6cm. The price is $35 and this includes the mat and frame. 

These are incredibly special and I am thrilled to now send them out into
the world to those who are themselves drawn to the energies I may be working with. 
I will list one each day at 8am in my online store here.... this is today's drawing. 

The drawing is initialled and the back of the frame is signed. 
I am also more than happy to write a dedication to you or the person
you are giving it to on the back for you as well. 
Just ask in the message section with the order. 

www.cheralyndarcey.com

TODAY's DRAWING AVAILABLE AT:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/188101291/china-rose-wildearth-diary-original?ref=shop_home_active_1
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