Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Spring Equinox, Full Super Moon, and a Goddess Wand

The Spring Equinox is approaching (Wednesday March 20th), and will be coupled with March's Full Super Moon that same evening. Mercury will also be going direct the following week. For those who are in sync with the moon and these energies, some of the shifts can already be felt. The spiritual meaning of the events promises to be not only a beautiful healing time, but also a very productive time.
This particular Full Moon speaks to letting go of things that no longer serve us, while the Spring Equinox speaks to Renewal, Rebirth, and New Beginnings. Beautifully, it's much like the gardener weeding and tilling his garden space before planting the new season's seeds. I decided that I wanted to create a prayer altar that would reflect that symbolism so that I could set intentions and gratitude  on that day.
Crone Goddess Wand Altar Tool I contemplated for a few days on the things in my life that no longer served me, the areas that seemed stuck, and the things that weren't growing. I thought about things that I wanted, things that would resonate with me at this point in my life While some of the things were crystal clear, others were a bit fuzzy in regards to the pathway of succeeding.
Now I knew the direction for my Spring Equinox ceremony. I gathered together all of the things that I would use and set them aside, the gemstones and sage and candles and symbols, yet there was one other thing that I wanted. I needed to have a representation of the "weeding the garden & planting the seeds", along with seeking guidance on the paths forward. I wanted Goddess influence here. I decided to create a Goddess Wand that could be a visual aid in Meditation, a focal point as I released my questions.

I hadn't crafted any Goddess Wands in quite some time and was excited to do this one. It would be a reflection of the beautiful Crone since she helps with Clarity, and is masterful in the art of Letting Go. I would incorporate some subtle colors of Spring to represent Renewal and Beginnings, and add Dragonfly Wings that would be symbolic for Maneuvering and Transformation.

When I create spiritual tools for myself, I always create another that is similar in theme and symbolism because I so often find women around me who resonate in regards to their own healing. So, there is a "Clarity" Crone Goddess Wand in my Indiemade shop. Crone Goddess Wand

Crone Goddess Wand Altar Tool

Crone Goddess Wand Spiritual Tool

Friday, November 16, 2018

Mermaid and Patina Moon

Mermaid and Patina Moon

Mermaid and Patina Moon Original Contemporary Folk Painting by Jeanne Fry In the past she would swim to the surface to sit along the water's edge and watch the humans. She used to find them quite magical. Most mermaids thought so. But over time she lost her intrigue. She began seeing their shadow sides, and how their fears evolved into hate. She couldn't stand to watch them being so mean to one another anymore and decided to remain in the safe and loving waters of the cove. 

As the years passed she began to change. Merfolk don't age like humans, with wrinkles and such. Merfolk begin to patina when they age, a colorful sheen cloaks them, most especially their tail. As she began to patina, she became hidden in the waters even more. She blended into her surroundings with precision. This made the Moon ever so sad because he loved Fin the most. 

It seemed that every night it would take longer and longer to find her. Finally one cold night in November he called to Fin and presented her with a gift wrapped in stars. Inside she found a crescent slice of the Moon. (Twas a piece of his heart, truly) He had attached it to a rod from the Milky Way as a handle. The crescent was a pure illumination, a soft glow of the moonlight. 
He asked her to hold it up to her face each evening, so that the moonlight could reveal her beautiful spirit and allow him to find her.

And so it was, for the rest of time, the Moon would follow his heart every eve so that he could say "Goodnight dear Fin, goodnight." 

(c) Copyright Jeanne Fry

Close View of Mermaid and Patina Moon Original Contemporary Folk Painting

Mermaid and Patina Moon Original Contemporary Folk Painting

Close View of Tail of Mermaid and Patina Moon Original Folk Painting by Jeanne Fry

The Original Contemporary Folk Art Painting of "Mermaid and Patina Moon" is available on my website here Original Painting for Sale - Mermaid and Patina Moon

If you are interested in ordering high quality Prints of my artwork you can visit my space on Fine Art America here Mermaid and Patina Moon PRINT on Fine Art America

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Using Art Nouveau Color Palettes on my Mandala Paintings

Original Butterfly Mandala Painting with Art Nouveau Color Palette This weekend I created a new Mandala Painting with a Butterfly as its focal point, and wanted it to exude and earthy yet feminine allure. I decided the best way to achieve that was to use an Art Nouveau color palette. The one I chose had a combination of Antique White, Pale Yellow. Soft Salmon, Teal, Payne's Grey, and White along with a Honey Brown as a background.

The finished piece came out exactly how I was hoping. Not only will it compliment almost any home decor, but it DOES bring an Earthy yet Feminine feel to it.

You can see more of the painting on my website here Garden of Bliss Original Butterfly Mandala Painting

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Finding Happiness...somewhere in the Grey area

The Quest for Happiness....aren't we ALL on that adventure? We all seek it, but it looks different to each of us. Sometimes we've had it all along and never realized it.....until it slipped away. Sometimes we have it, we are completely holding it in our hands, but mistakenly think that happiness is something else....like an "aha moment" with a big fat label on it, and so we overlook it without a second glance.

Parameters on Happiness

Sometimes people put numerous parameters on it, like a series of events need to happen before it is attained. Sometimes it is a collection of material things. Sometimes people think that it lies within another person, and that doesn't usually work out well. And sometimes people think that if they follow the "rulebook"....DO the things it says...ATTAIN the things it says....and climb the ladder like everyone else....THEN you will have it. 

Finding your own Recipe for Happiness

The thing is, someone else's rule book doesn't work for another. Each and every person has a different perception of Happiness, and each and every person has their own unique path to get there. There is no black and white here that equates to "happy". There is an exclusive recipe for each human being in how to create their own bowl of Happiness, and that recipe is found somewhere in a shade of grey. 
In the Grey there is flexibility, priorities, intentions, boundaries, ambitions, compromises, purpose, hopes, and desires. Somewhere in that shade of Grey you will find the perfect mixture for your bowl. 

"'Finding Happiness in the Shades of Grey" is an Original Contemporary Folk Painting. Here I have brought together the beautiful Crow Totem within a Flower Garden and showcase the Anemone Flowers which are one of my favorites. I use symbolism in the painting to bring forth the message - the Crow Totem's resourcefulness and constant state of seeking, along with the color schemes.  
You can see more of it on my website here

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Master Number 33 - Mission of the Old Soul

"Mission of the Old Soul" is an Original Mixed Media Painting done in a monochromatic style, utilizing an accent color, shades of black and white with a bit of deep red. The Old Soul is represented by the aged door with wings and the 33.

The number 33 is a Master Number with great symbolism. It personifies the Old Soul, the Master Teacher, who carries vast responsibility. The Old Soul is highly sensitive and spiritually evolved, concerned for the Earth and ALL of humanity. Dedicated to raising consciousness and doing good in the world, they committed to a life of service...a Steward of Humanity.

Master Number 33 the Mission of the Old Soul Original Painting

Energy Painting of Mission of the Old Soul

"Mission of the Old Soul" was created with Acrylics and Golden Gels on a stretched canvas that measures 16 inches x 20 inches. It is listed on my website here
Mission of the Old Soul Original Painting for Sale

The Abundant Goddess

She brought more focus and clarity to her relationship with the Universe, strengthening the flow of Abundance and Prosperity. She paid close attention to all those thoughts in her mind, allowing Positive Thinking to flourish and not giving space to negativity.
Prosperity comes to her in Expected and Unexpected ways.
She makes sure that not only will Abundance come to her from unexpected ways, events of luck and small miracles....but that it also comes to her through her Experiences, her Work, her Creativity, and that she is appreciated and compensated well for it.

The Abundant Goddess Original Painting Goddess Art Spiritual Intention

She released all resistance and fears associated with money, changing her perspective, now considering it a beautiful energy that brings joy. She allows it to come to her from higher levels. She is open to this Abundance,and receives it in Gratefulness.

The Abundant Goddess Original Painting Detail of Liquid Pearl

She Trusts, knowing that there are unlimited Opportunities. She Trusts, knowing that this energy brings only Good.
She is grateful for living in this Loving, Abundant world and knows that the more she Gives and Receives the Abundance, the more she is supported.

Each morning she states:
"I have unlimited choices.
 Thank you.
 The Opportunities available to me are abundant.
 Thank you.
 I am worthy and deserving.
 Thank you.
 I am appreciated and compensated well for my work and my abilities.
 Thank you.
 I am open to unexpected joys and prosperity.
 Thank you.
 I appreciate the financial security in my life.
 Thank you.
 I support those around me to prosper, growing this beautiful energy.
 Thank you.
 Loving, Supportive, and Harmonious energy is all around me.
 Thank you.
 I interact with this Abundant, Prosperous energy with Joy.
 Thank you.
 I radiate Success and Goodness.
 Thank you.

This Original Painting is titled "The Abundant Goddess". It measures 7 inches x 14 inches, and is accompanied by a Signed Copy of this writing. You can find her on my website here
The Abundant Goddess Original Painting for Sale

The Abundant Goddess Original Painting by Jeanne Fry Art

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Coffee Break - The Importance of Fairy Fika

In the beginning, the very first Fairy Queen had put a lot of thought and love into creating the rules of the Land. She traveled the world, visiting other cultures and seeing what worked and what didn't...what she liked and what she didn't. Her ultimate goal was to create a home for her Fairy kin that would be supportive, nourishing, and sustaining. She wanted to be sure that there was every opportunity for Happiness possible.
While visiting in Sweden, she fell in love with their practice of Fika. Fika is a moment to gather, to converse, over coffee and a sweet bread. While the coffee and treat was superb on its own, it was much more than a coffee break,  the emphasis was on taking the time with someone else. Many of the businesses make Fika mandatory at different times in the day, and it has proven to be a great benefit for the people.
Coffee Break - The Importance of Fairy Fika

So the Fairy Queen decided that they would design their Land and create many many gathering places, for small groups and large groups, throughout the Fairy Kingdom. All kinds of places to sit and talk are virtually everywhere you look. Wooden benches, toadstools, empty nests, tree trunks, along with all kinds of other creative and natural sources were used.
Now on almost any given day when you stroll around their community, you will find the Fairies filling all of those creative spots.  Here and there, drinking coffee or tea, talking and laughing, the Fae are a closely-knit and loving people.
Coffee Break - The Importance of Fairy Fika

Should you unexpectedly meet up with a Fairy (and nowadays they disguise themselves well, but you will KNOW), and they invite you to Fika....graciously accept and enjoy the honor.

You can find my painting on my website here Coffee Break - the Importance of Fairy Fika