vendredi 20 mars 2009

Carnelian Stone is the Creativity Stone

First of all, I want to make sure that you understand that I am not a medical expert. I am just sharing with the results of my research. This might be true and it might not be. That’s for you to discover…


The carnelian stone is related to the second chakra which is located in the lower abdomen just below the navel. The psychic focus of this stone is to reach balance.

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jeudi 19 mars 2009

Carnelian Egyptian Myth

The Thet Egyptian amulet is basically to protect the dead from any harm while they are travelling through the afterlife. The ancient Egyptians were convinced that this amulet would insure the resurrection of the mummy. They were referring to carnelian stone as the “blood of Isis”, the Egyptian Goddess of Nature. The amulet in itself is known as the Isis knot, buckle of Isis, girdle of Isis or tie of Isis. Some people believe that the amulet has the shape of a man while the Egypt specialists tend toward the hypothesis that it is representing the female reproductive organs of Isis.


mercredi 18 mars 2009

Carnelian - Overview

Carnelian is also known as Cornelian, Chalcedony and the “Self-Esteem Stone” just to name a few.

This semi-precious stone is depicted in a wide range of colors from light oranges to dark reds du to the presence of Iron. Interestingly, the root of the word Carnelian is the latin word “carne” which means “flesh” maybe refering to the color of the stone.

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Carnelian (Small)
Originally uploaded by Robert Dowell

jeudi 12 mars 2009

One Man talks about Love being Life

What is it that is so elusive about accepting the Art of Love and the Art of Life? Truly they represent one and the same thing. These days this reality, this truth if you will, has been haunting me in many different ways. An old way of life, long forgotten, is bringing suppressed gifts - purpose - back to the surface. People, situations, events are all cornering in a way that forces the eyes to focus in upon it. And here it is, waiting for the moment to seize upon Life longing to Live. Reed more...

by leedman / March 11th, 2009

lundi 9 mars 2009

Financial crisis a powerful source of inspiration

Artwork is a luxury for some, for others it's an "art-de-vivre," while for an Artist it is the purpose of their life. Financial crisis is a challenging experience for any emerging Artist to go through. Some Artists might take a side job that helps make ends meet, or even a second job. Yet, this experience, and these new places can become bright sources of inspiration.

First, being in the unfortunate situation to have to take another job means there is less time to work on art and with the creative process. This challenge means becoming creative with managing time and creating a structure with a schedule. This requires discipline. Yes, I know, it's not my favorite word either. And yet, the opportunity to master this skill, take advantage of it, and create a way to become comfortable with it yields more opportunity than it takes away.

Second, making do with what you have. Finances may restrict what materials you can afford, let alone need for a specific project. Therefore, get creative to find solutions that will transcend this "lack" and still complete a project from a vision outside of yourself.

You could choose to become frustrated by the situation, or you can turn it into another exercise of creative exploration to find new ways to overcome the challenge. Artists frequently surprise themselves as new techniques, matching different media together, and things never done before arise. These experiences become highly stimulating and rewarding. More importantly, they provide a sense of achievement and fulfillment unsurpassed.

Finally, what about all those unfinished projects? We all have some somewhere; at least, I do anyway! It is never a wrong time to get back to them and breathe in new life. Get them out of the guts! Get the brain to the task and get creative! Tap into the deepest source of inspiration. Reflect on them. Find the deepest reason why this unfinished business is still unfinished. Unlock some doors to these mysteries and let yourself be submerged in the flow of creative energy that is pooling in that project!

When crises are over, strength will have developed along with new skills. New sources of energy and creativity will be ready for the success and challenges that are wanting to meet the future!

Happy crisis to all my fellow artists!

Special thanks to Lee Down for editing