Spirituality
seraphine_louis-©countrywomanpaints
26

Apr

2015

Seraphine de Senlis, Visionary Artist

SERAPHINE
Seraphine Louis (1864-1942) or “Seraphine de Senlis” was an artist during a time when women, especially impoverished women, never became “serious” artists. She was compelled to create soaring, lush paintings, some over two meters high. She painted at night and in secret, making paint with diverse ingredients like flowers, blood and candle wax. Much about her process she never divulged. She was illiterate and, in her later years, committed to an insane asylum, where she died.

Spirituality
17

Dec

2014

Getting to a Place That’s Really Swell ~ Pema Chödrön

Rain Sunset-©CountryWomanPaints

We have not yet slid off the mountain… That is to say we might. I’ve just heard there is more rain plowing our way tonight. What that seems to actually mean is more rain may come at any time and last ALL night!

But it is glorious to see the dusty dry brown hillsides become greener than I’ve ever seen. Already wildflowers are peeking forth as it’s been on the warm side almost the entire time.
It looks to be a lovely spring to come.