“San Andres Xecul Church and Gukumatz”

16″ x 20″    Acrylics      2015

 

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This is a painting of a church in Guatemala.  Gukumatz is a god in Mayan mythology who was the god of creation.  He was a feathered serpent. I think this church is incredibly beautiful.

“Our Lady of the Holy Rosary”

16″ x 20″ Mixed Media    2015

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This is a painting I did of my version of the Virgin Mary in Guatemala. In that country they make beautiful fabrics and gorgeous sand paintings in the streets for religious processionals to walk upon. Also the Moon was associated with the female goddess in Pagan times.

“A Dream about Ella”

16″ x 20″  Acrylics   2015

I dreamed I gave my granddaughter an egg.  She opened it and many tiny butterflies made of sugar flew up and landed on her lips.  She just had to lick them  from her lips to enjoy their sweetness.IMG_0721

“A Bouquet of Snakes”

11″ x 14″  Acrylics   2015

I dreamed I saw a green bouquet growing in a terra cotta pot.  As I got closer, I could see the “flowers’ were garden snakes and I loved them!

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“Shrine to the Virgin – Pinto Lake Park”

24″ x 24″   Acrylics   2014

 Quite near to where I live, an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe was discovered in the bark of a tree. People have created a shrine at the foot of this tree.  There is an altar for prayer and people come, bringing flowers and candles, as well as photos of loved ones, and icons of the Virgin, etc.

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“Orcas on the Allegheny” 18″ x 24″ Acrylics 2014

 

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This is a dream I had about orcas frolicking in the Allegheny River near the Hulton Bridge in Oakmont.  Several years ago, my son, my daughter, my nephew and I scattered the ashes of my mother and my niece from the bridge. I think the dream is a joyful message about their souls frolicking after death.

“San Juan Bautista’s MoJo” 16″ x 40″ acrylics 2014

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From the first time I went to San Juan Bautista, I have always felt an energy there coming up through the ground and into my heart.  It is healing and I feel the presence of Mary and Brigid when I am there.  Thousands of Ohlone Indians are buried there and the San Andreas Fault runs through it.  The magic is intense for me.  In San Juan Bautista, I asked for a sign, shortly after moving back to CA , that I had done the right thing.  I said, “It could be a lizard, a crow, a snake, an owl.”  Shortly after asking, 10 crows flew over my head, cawing.  It made me smile.