Last week I sat down to a few blank pages and just played. The piece in the middle felt ripe for a journey and in my spare time, I'd add to her, bit by bit over the week.
She began coming along until I reached a point where I felt 'stuck'. Whenever this happens, I leave it a day or more and come back with fresh eyes. When I did, I realised she needed something - some collage.
So I sifted through my vintage National Geographic stash and found an image of a moth and a female deity figure. I chose these images intuitively, but I think the deity might be Kwan Yin, the Eastern Goddess representing Mercy, Compassion and the manifestation of the 'Divine Mother'. The moth's meaning? Who knows. I feel protection.
This afternoon as my boys slept, I set out all my paints on the table and followed my intuition ... Some gold specks here, some tiny flames there. Before I knew it, my son was awake and I was finished. I always love it when a piece comes together so freely. Yummy stuff.
So here she is, all complete. Meet 'Womb Keeper'.