Thursday, June 13, 2013

Goddess Oonagh

Finally finished my latest Goddess for my oracle card collection and I thought I would begin to share my process with you here on my blog because really, it is a mirmagical (my made up word) experience the way in which each Goddess I work on brings me messages that are quite timely!

First, let me preface this by telling you that this collection is being made with a plan to publish a set of oracle cards in 2014/15 and my current goal is to have 35 of these finished and the originals available for sale at our annual Open Studio the first Saturday of December.  In the meantime they are all available as archival prints in our OlivosARTstudiostore
(or you may reserve the original, please contact me for details)

Each is painted on Arches Cold Pressed watercolor paper and each is painted completely intuitively (including materials chosen).

Oracle cards? Glad you asked.... I see the Goddess Oracle (as I see other oracle decks too) as a wonderful way for the Divine to communicate with us ... I see oracle cards as a fantastic communication device from All that IS (call it God/Goddess/The Divine/Higher Power...).

How do I choose which Goddess to paint? Well, she chooses me... each time I am ready to begin the process, with paper out and pencil in hand, I pull a Goddess card from a store bought Goddess Oracle Deck I have, and she comes forth.

I have always been surprised at "what comes forth"...sometimes, they are "just what I need at that moment"--sometimes, as with Oonagh, they have a specific message to give me that I was not even aware that I needed to hear ...*mirmagical* I tell you!

She has taken me longer than any of the others.... so many layers... and I guess as such, she made her message of "gentle perseverance" quite clear to me--it never seemed to me that I was making any big changes on her--yet every evening I have worked on her for about two to three hours, and still, each morning when I would look at her it seemed there was no visible progress, just one layer over the other and no noticeable change ... yet I knew to keep going just as this morning, I knew she was finished.

But it was not until this afternoon, after getting off the phone with a friend whom I was giving advice to have faith and "keep on keeping on" .......that I was reminded of Oonagh's message:
Put your head down to the wind->"keep on keeping on"- you can do it, there IS a light at the end of the tunnel-and we can reach that light with "ease: with a slow, steady progress using our wit and ability to find CREATIVE ways to solve problems without rushing anything or forcing things to happen, TRUST that everything is occurring in perfect timing.

Oonagh, the ancient Irish Goddess of nature, love, magic and relationships, is also known as the queen of the fairies and her message is one of hope through gentle perseverance and complete faith!

  She is said to be a beautiful Goddess with an aura of opalescent, shimmering and glittering light.


Shelly Penko said...

Love her and love her message...she just LOOKS like gentle perseverance, the painting breathes it. And just the message I needed to hear today. ♥

Claudia Olivos and Sergio OlivosM said...

Thank you SO much for sharing from your heart Shelly <3
I am always so pleased to see my intuitive art doing it's work "out there" :*

oodles of love to you and yours!

Adrienne elizabeth Rosello said...

Each adaptation is as special and beautiful in its own design. As I allow my heart and soul to wander in your creative process, from sketch to birth. The journey is mind, woven with hues of emotions, subtly displayed , unravelling , like a well kept secret . A labyrinth surfaces , and at once you eagerly enter this chamber and continue, one way in and only one way out, each twist and turn makes you evaluate the process , why, what do I need to seek to move forward , in the right direction, finally when you feel you have exhausted every perfect direction, a light appears and it is as if it was always there , just waiting for you to walk through ,resurrect. your artwork heals me. What would this piece cost. I really love it .

Adrienne elizabeth Rosello said...

I hope you received my other post..
Just in case not :(
Still really hope you have..
Really love this painting and would like to know the price.
This painting is filled with so much light and love.
I can feel the brush strokes of blessings ,intention.
There is a beautiful story line hidden within, and it is speaking to me, I really would love to have this .
There is so much to say , but am hoping you received the first message..

Claudia Olivos and Sergio OlivosM said...

Adrienne.... your comments are GOLD to me :) ... thank you so much! I really appreciate them and your love for my art! Gracias Hermana <3

I will be listing all my high guality, archival prints of my Goddesses on prints are $79.- plus shipping the originals are being sold matted and ready for framing, or they can be placed on wood as a "retablo" or painting on wood- with the sides painted and ready to hang (no need for a frame), with archival quality varnish for protection and light fastness. The original is available for $315.-

oodles of love,