I am doing a course called Soul Restoration with Melody Ross. It is having a reboot at the moment and I am following along with the posts and videos on FB.
I enjoyed doing the art journalling physically last time but spurred on by doing intuitive collages with Shelley Klammer I am making digital images this time.
During the SR course you have to look at the lies that you tell your self. I have been ill with irritable bowel and tummy migraines for years and felt out of control around food so I made these journal pages using the free mix app
I love the loo rolls at the bottom of this image 😂😂😘
This time around I feel engaged with the ideas and the art process.
Yesterday I prepared food to take with me ( I can’t eat processed food and too many additives can upset the balance) sometimes this seems like too much effort. I need to print the images out and take them with me.
Whilst out I didn’t buy anything sweet or have a hot chocolate and I felt like I had the courage of my convictions. This may not seem huge, but I have have to take small steps !!!!
Watching a video on FB about what my truthteller is like ( someone or something that you can carry with you to help you ) sounds a bit fluffy but I feel like I could do this at the moment and it’s was important to me. I remembered a family constellation session that I attended run by Polly Pring last year during an art retreat in Glastonbury. ( Polly Pring on FB) I was a bit sceptical at the time, but Polly asked us to conjour up an image of all your family tree behind you giving you support.
I wondered if I could make an image digitally to represent this using found images on line
I liked the sky on this so I cropped the lady and rotated the clouds to give the impression of an ever increasing cloud of relatives steaming out behind me.
I wanted to add the feeling of the constellation session too , so I found this
I wanted a single figure for the truth- teller cloud to be feeding into.
I also found these figures by Vladimir Kush on a family constellation search
And I wanted a tree
I started layering the images in the ImageBlender App
I cropped and resized the dancing figures several times to feel like they were in the clouds and added the constellation faces around the clouds
Then I added the tree and the single figure – it was tricky getting the right amount of light around the figure so that she looked like part of the tree
This was the image when I had finished layering in Image Blender. I wanted it to be more orange. So I edited it in my image editor on my photo app.