Tuesday, December 8, 2009

the red star

acrylic paint, oil pastels, colored pencils, and matte gel medium on 90# stonehenge paper

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I should advise you to put it all down as beautifully as you can - in some beautifully bound book... Think of it in your imagination and try to paint it. Then when these things are in some precious book you can go to the book and turn over the pages and for you it will be your church - your cathedral - the silent places of your spirit where you will find renewal. If anyone tells you that it is morbid or neurotic and you listen to them - then you will lose your soul - for that book is your soul.

Carl Jung advising a patient to paint her dreams and visions.

~from 'The Red Book'


XO

33 comments:

  1. Oh the joy of diving into those white pages and spilling bits of my soul...today is a glorious day already as I sit here in anticipation of doing just that in a little while.
    Sending big big love to you, Lynne, in this quieting season.

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  2. Another wonderful picture. I'm curious to know what stonehenge paper is? I'm of to Stonehene on Sunday. xx

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  3. I love what you painted. I love that quote I must copy it down!

    Thanks LH!

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  4. Jung had a great idea, for as artists, we display our souls in our work.
    I'm so happy to see a new intriguing face! Love her little wand and the flower on her face. She looks as though she has the answers to all the questions.
    I use Stonehenge for my colored pencil work, but have never tried it for any wet media....good idea.

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  5. Welcome back, I missed you. Love the new picture. Love the quote.
    :)Bea

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  6. oh to see the red book! I would so love that. thanks for this quote and your beautiful work. I love the eyes... your eyes capture so much as if two different beings are looking at me, like twin souls! xo

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  7. What a wonderful passage. I must read the book. Seams I had it on my list some year or so ago. And "the red star" is wonderful. Just last night I was thinking about how I love to paint eyes. I tell you, you inspire me to explore eyes of two souls in one being. I think I shall.

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  8. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous !!! but then, you knew that is how I would feeel - the face, the quote -just wonderfabulous (new word, ha) : ) great day here to just "play" wanna come play tooooooo ???? anyone ????? gooood to hear from you again, thank you, hope you had a nice quiet time away - did you know ?? maybe you might have guessed - we-all missed you !!!
    XOBlessingsallover-Sandra in AZ : )

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  9. peeking

    ;)

    with water color eyes so lit with light. (she beautiful)

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    white caps on the river.
    .
    neti neti
    xo

    ***(BELIVE THIS! my word verification is "peakin" is that like peeking ? Crazy life. lol

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  10. What a great post! I have never heard of "The Red Book". I am definitely going to have to research it. There is such a wealth of information here on these blogs. And you, dear lady, you certainly inspire!

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  11. Lynne, what an amazing quote! I love your face the flower is wonderful in the face. I surely agree that I leave my soul on the pages of my journal.
    Everyone should do it!!!

    Hugs

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  12. What a wonderful qoute, to go along with another amazing face!

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  13. ahhh... i was feeling that i wanted to stay quiet and not post, but now that i have and see all of your words, i know why i keep blogging... thank you everyone for your beautiful selves...

    jasmine, the only things i know about stonehenge paper is that it's made in the U.S. of 100% cotton. and that it has a very cool name. ; ) i love it for colored pencils; i'd love it if it came in a heavier weight. so far all i've found is 90#.

    deb, yeah, i love it for colored pencils... it gets a little buckly with wet media (like gel medium), but not bad. seems to straighten itself back out in the end. watercolors do nicely on it.

    sharon, oh, i love to paint eyes, too! they just amaze me - how every little change makes a huge difference.

    m., BELIEVE THIS! i am smilin' that you got peakin' as word verification. : ) neti neti...

    patti, yes, everyone should do it!!

    exo xo blessings and blissings to you all! thank you for your words!

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  14. Another of your wonderful painted faces...the eyes really do speak to us.
    The quote from Jung is wonderful too. It is lovely to pour yourself into your journal...Now that I have started journalling I love to look back and read my inner thoughts at that time, quotes that touched me, look back on pictures and paintings.
    I virtually never dream when I sleep (that I can remember anyways), so my journal is mostly day dreaming.

    Thanks for your lovely post.

    Jacky xox

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  15. Lynne, my coffee got cold this morning because I couldn't stop reading your blog and admiring your artwork. Thank you for your wonderful blog!

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  16. I absolutely love your 'dream' face, the image is amazing.

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  17. How beautiful is that!Definitely going into my quote book.... and your painting is so enchanting. Something you will love >>>> http://www.conradwildegallery.com/beataWehr_book.html
    Please look Lynne. I know you will swoon.

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  18. the end of that link dropped off. ....book.html

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  19. Uh lynne, I love this face! It reminds me of projecting onto sculpture.... I am looking forward to reading the VERY HEAVY red book! Don't know why I've been avoiding it... -J

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  20. Beautiful Lynne! Really nice sentiment too.

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  21. Such a beautiful painting and quote from the Jung book. It's sitting on my kitchen table waiting for me to have more time to dive into its luscious pages.

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  22. not sure, but this may be a favorite ... to me there are shadows and tattoos and angel wings or maybe dragonfly and sparklie, sultry, soft magic.
    so very lovely ... blessings sweet friend xoxo

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  23. Beautiful, inspirational image and words, as ever. thank you so much x

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  24. When I first read this quote... I thought it was your own words...for it sounds so much like you... I love it too... and that your are back with this amazing piece that is too beautiful for words... love to you as well, roxanne

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  25. Love the flower over the nose.
    Your is really special! Love it!

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  26. sooo kind this "Red star" image...!

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