Process: Moon and Gaia

I am getting ready to teach an exciting class, and here is a hint: The Earth Watching the Moon Pull at her Belly. Follow Lunar Moondae for announcements on this and the Lunar Moondae Challenge!

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W14 5 15 Gaia Goddess Moon SketchI know,  know, I already posted “Gaia Watches the Moon Pull Her Fertile Belly,” above, but I have more to say about her, because she’s been driving me crazy.  This is all about process.

Gaia + Moon + Sun came to me at 3am just before the full moon. I was sketching, unable to sleep, a common time for me to be awake.   I drew this little sketch, right, and thought they were all  wonderful.  I love the raw sketches!

Then I did the watercolor below, and liked it, but saw room for improvement in the difference between what I had in my mind and what I painted.  Watercolors are still new to me, remember?  I have visions and can’t execute them — which is hard for someone who is good with another medium.  Her nipples inadvertently slipped from her breasts, melting like a cake in the rain.  Were…

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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