Its the first day of October, it feels like autumn today. I am enjoying seeing the bright fall colours, This is what inspired me to choose these colours, and it felt a little like fire!! I am excited to introduce the 6th painting in the butterfly series, FireBug!
I am preparing the Studio, moving things around, and creating the butterfly display. Making space for my artist friend Linda Casano who will be painting butterflies with me on Saturday from Noon to 5pm!!
We will both have artworks on display and for sale, online and in person. We accept visa, mastercard, debit and e-transfers.
Vendel Arts Studio will be hosting a live Demo, which will be available on Facebook. We are set to share at between 1pm and 2pm. Our plan B, is to post a video of our fun activities, which can be viewed at your leisure.
Looking forward to connecting with friends, and meeting some new people. See you on Saturday, Oct. 3d from Noon to 5pm.
Vendel Arts Studio, #506, 1701 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC
Welcome VividBug the fifth butterfly in the mini series. It was therapy for myself last night!! There were thoughts & memories that invaded my mind, and once I shared & let them go, it was vividly clear. They are memories, let them be!! It felt comforting to be surrounded by 5 mini butterfly paintings.
When my Nordic ancestors lived the Viking way of life, they carried shields to protect themselves. It is becoming abundantly clear, the butterflies paintings are shields, but in the form of a painting.
Hmmm... something to think about. They are defiantly fun to paint, and each one I paint, I feel a little bit wiser. :)
These mini butterfly paintings are available for sale and range in price from $150 - $250. Paintings can be picked up in person or delivered to your door.
This Saturday, Oct. 3d, from Noon to 5pm,
Vendel Arts Studio is hosting Open Studio
www.firstsaturday.ca Open Studio,
#506, 1701 Powell Street, Vancouver.
See you on Saturday!!
Its a butterfly world here in the studio, and I am having so much fun. I have challenges some days, and that is when I get more creative. Sometimes this life seems like a rollercoaster ride. The highs and lows are evening out. Especially when I change the way I look at things. Today GloBug is lighting my way for new opportunities. Just saying GloBug makes me smile.
It is my intent with this series, to acquire resources, however. this is only a part of the puzzle. The butterflies are helping to see the beauty in the world.
seeing the world through a butterfly....
As an artist and a woman, there have been major shifts in life and my artwork. It is expressed in my emotions and through my artwork. I have been asking questions, filling in the missing pieces in my past, present & future life. It has not been easy. I feel as though I have been going through every emotion possible, everything from extreme love for my family and friends..... and intense anger. Anger is an emotion I am learning to express. I was in a state of extreme sadness, depression which turned into anger. I did not know how to process or deal with it.
I am so grateful for my Danish Viking and ancestral roots. I called on my rune stones & Viking Ancestors (Gods) for answers, guidance and direction. I looked to the Runes and to a professional therapist to work through everything. Is this a part of "growing up" or perhaps gaining more clarity.
It is because of this transition and clarity in my life and the reason for my intense need to create and paint the complete Elder Futhark series. There are 24 in this series. I paint them as I see images in nature, through meditation or when I cast a rune stone.
Teiwaz is a Rune Symbol which I saw when I looked outside my window at the beautiful trees I am surrounded by. When I looked outside I realized that the image I saw in the trees, & rock formations means something!!! I am literally compelled and being directed to paint this symbol which looks like an arrow. Is this a message for myself... or message I need to share with the world?
Teiwaz was the first rune I painted in the series, it means Sky God Tyr, a warrior rune. Referring to truth, justice spiritual core, sacrifice for others. The Rune of balance and justice ruled from a higher rationality. It means honour & righteousness. It is symbolizes the positive forces ordering of the cosmos, and humankind through law and justice. Chaos comes to order. It is time to call on your ability to lead and serve as a hand of authority. It is time to act with personal honour and make out decisions in the interest of a just resolution.
As the skyGod Tyr did sacrifice, our honour will sometimes call upon us to make a sacrifice of ourselves so that justice and honour may be service.
I was quite a breakthrough for me, to paint this rune, because I knew deep within myself, that I am a warrior and leader. Through truth, honour and spiritual justice all will be revealed.
Sussanne Hoiberg, Viking Goddess, Spiritual warrior, and Artist!!