Original 24in X 24in
Watermixable oil painting on stretched canvas
Gold Foil in background and she is adorned with Swarovski crystals.
Painting Price: $555 CAD (shipping not included)
The story of her UNFOLDING
How she all started…
This painting unfolded over a period of 2 years. The reason it took 2 years was because I left the painting “sit” at multiple stages until I was “pulled” to pick it back up again. Not knowing what wanted to reveal itself, this painting turned out to be quite powerful in her message!
I knew from earlier on that I was “birthing” something, yet I lack the clarity of what this was. I was in a stage of my life where my soul was beginning to reveal to me a deeper passion or desire to create from a deeper place within me. It was asking to go into my depth, my darkness and from there birth anew.
I share with you here how she came to be…
It began in 2019. I was just starting to find my passion for painting again, after what seemed like a long time. At this point, I still was not taking my painting seriously. To my understanding, I felt it was a tool that was helping me process my soul healing journey. As such, I decide it was time to take out my paints again and let what wanted to be expressed be painted on my canvas. I am not sure what happened other than I felt really stuck and frustrated and left this painting for almost a year before I chose to pick it back up again.
The image you see here is how I left it!
Fast forward to Jan 2020 where I decided to dive deeper into my painting process. At that time I was painting a few paintings at a time. I had decided that I wanted to take my older painting that felt incomplete and work on them more until they felt “complete”.
And so began the gestation of “Shakti”…
As I painted these next layers, so much was coming into my awareness about creation, yet I still had no words or understanding of the complete picture of the information that was being downloaded as I painted. The images below speak for themselves.
As I painting I KNEW I was about to “birth” something. At the begining of 2020 I was asked by my inner guidance to go DEEPER. To dive deeper and connect to my soul. I had been “searching” for my soul purpose for a while and I knew that it was time to birth what I have come to know now as my soul pupose work. What I have come into this lifetime to create was about to be revealed to me.
The Light of Creation
At this point in the process my head thought surely this paintaing is done. I really likeed it, everytime I looked at her i would catch my breath. When I tuned in I heard ” Your heart is the light of creation”. So, I named her “The Light of Creation”. I put her in storage until I felt ready to let her go. She stayed there for a period of 9 months before I pick her back up (notintentinal at all, in fact I was not aware of how long she had been stored for until I started putting this story together).
The reason I picked her back up was to take some “professional” pictures of my completed art to put on my website, and low and behold I felt a familiar feeling when I looked at her again. It was that feeling of “ it’s not done”. My head thought she just needed a bit of lighting adjustments as I noticed the white paint was turning pink and so I started there!
Then this happened…
I knew at this point I had to detach, and let go of “Light of Creation”. I still remember the word in my head “ Kim you just “F” it up!” . This was the uncomfortable part of creation- “Death”. I was beginning to see a bigger learning unfolding for me in my understanding of the creative process of creation itself. And so I released control and surrendered into the most uncomfortable stage of being in complete darkness of the unknown I had yet known.
THE VOID OF CREATION
I remember leaving it for a while here and I dove deeper. This is the time where I took a step back and explored the darkness within and this is where I connected to the essence of my soul. It’s also where I created Emergence (see the unfolding here).
What followed the creation of Emergence was a new appreciation and clarity of the inner creative process we as co-creators undergo throughout our soul evolution. More specifically it help me see that it is from the dark void that creation is born. It is the womb of creation itself and only when man can descend into his darkness does he meet his inner light!
Illumination came and I saw her, I saw her face behind a golden sun and so I allowed “her” to guide me to her creation. As I created her I could feel her strength, her power and her vitality!
I chose to use gold leaf for the sun which was a bit of a challenge to apply, but I really like the rough look it produced. She had a few changes over time but was such fun to create!
Why I called her Shakti…
I enjoyed birthing her, as she was teaching so much about this creative life force/energy (shakti) that in combination with consciousness (shiva) IS the essence of us as co-creators.