For several years, I worked in mixed water media, often using Yupo for my ground and applying the beautiful and intense Robert Doak watercolors to it. Sometimes I put the paint on canvas instead. I have loved the results.
|"Steadfast" watercolor ©Mary Montague Sikes|
When I read Conversations with Angels by Judith Marshall, it occurred to me that my paintings on Yupo make an important connection with the universe. With these paintings, one can become "locked into the universe". One can focus on meditations to connect with spirit guides and guardian angels. These paintings were the device I'd been seeking in my readings and in my art.
In her book, Marshall describes how to visualize for a meditation to meet your guardian angels. I like the idea of sitting in a quiet place and meditating in this manner. Except I put up one of my paintings on Yupo or I pick a page in my new Artful Angels little hard cover book for the coffee table.
This is the poem that came to me in my meditation vision for the World Healers Conference in 2013:
Charm is not a vision nor a feel.
It is music in the universal sky.
The night turns vivid green
And your journey is not far away.
Your travels aid knights of vision.
You heal with color and light.
Your thoughts are set to lure
So inside the beauty lingers.
I like to watch the sunlit sky
And by that
means the truth does bind.
Follow close and follow hard
Hear the sounds of birds and flowers.
Animals touch the universal star
And lead you through the journey home.
Do not wait.
Touch it now!
©Mary Montague Sikes
Much of what I see or hear in meditation is poetic. Try focusing on a painting and see if you have a poetic response to color and light.
My book, Artful Angels is available from Amazon.