Mixed Media Art for Women - with nothing to prove but to joyfully explore our individuality through creative art expressions
Paper Garden, Work in progress...no glue, various papers in layers. Pieced together with tape and staples. Later, embellishments and attachments will be added on. It could grow into a large wall piece as this…Continue
Made with tissues dipped and dried in Caramel Macchiato flavored brewed coffee, coffee bag scraps, ground coffee adhered to tissue and pink glitter…Continue
So the day before yesterday I told myself I was going to do something pampering for myself.... as I had been almost mortally wounded emotionally the day before...
......A haircut would be nice, I thought. (I really need a haircut) but decided to spend the morning checking out my old…Continue
The Wild Fruit Bowl
Being chemically sensitive to most traditional art materials, my challenge was to make things w/o using glue...hard to do w/o glues and most paints...tho by now, I have found products that are user-friendly for me...It was a case of Necessity is the Mother of Invention. Done in…
This is your brain with Alzheimers...
I have been getting messages and photos from several of you here at Milliande's site. I regret I have been unavailable to chat, photograph or do anything art related, but you see I have been deep into a new educational process. On April 26 my father in law had a series of…Continue
Hello Members of Milliandes!
I love it here at Milliande's very much. It seems such a big site, and I get lost and really not sure how to make more friends and have more interactions...What does one base a request upon? I am from NY, so I started looking for friends there...The membership list is quite abundant with friendly and talented women. However, they all seem to know each other for awhile...It would be such a pleasure to receive more feedback and to give it...are there any…Continue
Earlier this week there were some spontaneous moments on my part...see.. blog post: http://milliande.ning.com/profiles/blogs/sudden-spontaneous-atc-directly-from-nature
for details and pix...ps...using larger font, as I have trouble reading and writing off the monitor.…
Candy Wrappers, buttons, wire,embellishments, mesh ribbon…Continue
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♥ A willingness to explore the creative arts viewed throught the eye of your soul ♥ Deep respect for the beauty and individuality of each woman who chooses to share of herself and her artwork in our Community ♥ A love of life itself ♥ An openess to reclaim your connection with the sacred feminine ♥ A knowing that to create is your first and foremost birthright and that by trusting your intuition you will know instinctively what to create and when you do it will be the perfect time, always ... Before joining please familiarize yourself with our Community Guidelines
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" Once there was a Woman... who had a dream ... a dream to sit around a fire with creative kin ... and so she found a few twigs of wood, a little log or two , some burning cinder ... and gathered in a little sheltered spot ... to begin ...
.... soon the smoke of the fire was seen some distance away ... and curious women came to peek ... so the Woman put a few more logs on the fire ...asked them to sit and warm themselves a little ..as they checked out her fire ... the women felt comfortable here and opened themselves to receive ... and as the fire needed tending to keep it alight .. the " Woman" quietly went away to gather a few more pieces of wood ...
... as the story goes ..the fire grew and grew ...as more and more women felt themselves strangely warmed by it ... felt a kind of soft feeling deep inside them that held promise of things to come .. that felt akin to a deep knowing ... that simply let them be ...
.... so they invited their women friends to join too ..to warm themselves, to feel that kinship shared .. and they arrived at the " Woman's fire " ..ready to experience all that was being offered ... some women came alone, some brought friends , some brought a piece of wood or two to share to keep the fire going ... some brought a twig as a way of appreciation for the invitation .. some took a log away to light a fire elsewhere ..
...all the while , the Woman's day was filled with gathering many many twigs, making the fire bigger and bigger, making a clearing to create a larger safe place for all the women on the path of arriving at her fire to be met with the same warm glow ..to be welcomed at this little sanctuary
.. and so they came .. and she was glad ..
... the days were filled with joyful laughter..with friendships kindled .. with women sharing ...with creative juices flowing, uncorked, released, shared, enjoyed , women bringing much of themselves to the communal fire ..a fire that in turn deeply nurtured them ...
... wood is precious and the Woman was grateful for every piece that arrived at her sanctuary , yet many twigs are needed to keep a fire burning ... it takes a little fallen oak branch to keep it alight for many an hour .. a few gathered twigs of birch will burn swiftly and make way for the next log to arrive that will sustain this creative fire as long as it is needed ...
...and so today .. 4 years later... this fire holds itself brightly ..the WOMAN can no longer even see the brightest spark reaching the horizon .. yet she can feel it deeply in her heart
... as gathering twigs all by herself was no longer sufficient to keep this large fire burning ...she noticed that many women had settled around her fire
...Deep within the Woman lies a knowing ,that to preserve this fire in the way it was meant to BE... for it to remain a sanctuary, to evolve naturally, organically, without the need to judge, rule, organise, chase, plan, no hierarchy, no leaders, no followers ... just women being women ... bare, honest, alive..
to preserve THIS..to grow THIS... she looks out at the horizon with a widen open heart ... asking for twigs and logs and branches and tree loads to be supplied by the universe ...
..and she knew that wood would come .. "