art and our unique holy self

art, arthouse for sale, authenticity, blog, creative freedom

Dearest friend, and Unique, Holy Being!

Here is a podcast for you, attached to this post, which you can also listen to over on Patreon. PLEASE NOTE that my Patreon name has changed to claregaiasophia (from claregalloway).

I fricking LOVE this subject – it is the What The F*** Is Art For?! podcast series, and this aspect of Art in particular is so very core to my lifework: our uniqueness – which is also our holiness, our divinely co-creative True Nature.

The subject of our inimitability is so very very pertinent these days, as more and more pulls us out of our uniqueness, and threatens our very nature – and the path back to who we really are seems awfully muddy-cloudy…

Art always tells us precisely who and what we are. It is our expression, just as our body tells us precisely who and what we are. Art, in its most primal and spontaneous sense, shows us what is inside – on the outside. This can help us reflect on what is internally – to see it in a visible form, a unique visual language –  to better comprehend ourselves and to discern better where to go next.

I really want to elaborate on this subject, as there is just so much to unravel in our times; the mainstream is specifically pushing this agenda of homogeneity, as it must do in order to continue developing consumerism, materialism, and mass-production of things that distract us from what we really are/need/want.

As this agenda tightens and restricts us further, there is less and less acceptance of difference – even though the mainstream appears to be extending a warm embrace to all! The reality is that this acceptance is incredibly superficial, and anyone thinking, feeling, knowing, expressing or suchlike deeper difference – including any natural, wild or free aspects – is excluded. Not in the way that folks used to be burned as witches, but a much more subtle, firm, all-encompassing removal of privilege and relegating to the sidelines.

As a creator, I have witnessed this firsthand my entire life – from school to workplace, to socialising, to living in multiple cultures, to carving out a less-conventional path as an art-ist. The whole way has been painfully laborious, sidestepping limiting thinking and demands on me in return for being allowed to participate. 

Journeying back to Divine Self in all our uniqueness – and without guilt, fear or pain around having to face ongoing penalties, aggressionlabour, projections, censorship, etc, etc, etc – is a heroic act. It possesses an alchemical power: the power to shift all things – culture, health, collective thinking, paradigms, and to ripple out through the Universe. Our every unique mark expressed, word spoken from core, labour made from nature and truth – extends its positive influence out beyond the boundaries of the physical, and echoes … perhaps even forever.

Do keep in touch dear friend – I LOVE being connected via Signal App, and am so blessed to know you and to be supported by you on Patreon… Many happy days to you, if you are in the colder months – here I’m cosying in, prepping the house for deep winter and revelling in being by the fire.

LoVe!!

the alchemy of our second skin

art, artist, blog, inspiration, sewing

Beautiful Soul Friend,

I’ve been in a bit of a hietus these past two weeks – immersed fully in gardening and in deconstructing and reconstructing this sweatercoat – inspired by Katwise’s glorious creations! As you’ll hear/ see from my podcast below, it has been a powerful experience…

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alchemy and second skin podcast, which will also be uploaded later today on Aureal and Anchor.fm
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This is the first time in many, many years that I’ve made a garment just for myself: purely, indulgently, pleasure-fully my own second skin. This brought up a lot of feeling about contraction and limitations imposed (by myself ultimately!) on me, and helped open a whole new area of sovereignty and self-expression: the moment when I put the coat on and it actually fitted, was a potent alchemical gateway….

LIVE PAINTING SESSIONS / THE NEW CO-CREATION SESSIONS

Our sessions are evolving! We all felt that it might be exciting to also embrace other materials, to interweave our multiple talents, disciplines and projects – so beginning this week – every Wednesday at 11 am and 4 pm Rome, Italy time, we’ll be opening up also to sewing, music, writing, and any other practise that will fit into our Jitsi meeting room! See/ hear/ feel you there.

If you’d love to support my work, do pop over to my Living In Gift page to see how,

LOVE AND BEAUTY TO YOU TODAY AND ALWAYS!