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March 2014

Paintings by Donna Raymond

Creating your hearts Art with Integrity.

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I had a lovely opportunity to paint this week as you can see the work in progress in the video below. It felt amazing to re-kindle my inspiration to work on this wonderful commission I have had since 2011. Throughout my journey as a visual artist, and alongside my husband Adam, (who is one of the most profound painters I have ever met) I have made a conscious effort to be respectful of the energy that I weave whilst painting and being discerning as to which symbols I choose to paint onto canvas. For me personally, I find the role of the artist is to help shape and form discourse around culture- dialoguing with the unseen worlds, bringing back new maps and beacons to alter perceptions and steer society in a particular direction.

Visual Art is a powerful medium and a form of communication which is to be crafted and used with respect and integrity.

Art lives beyond the artist. As an artist, you are in service to being the conduit for consciousness to flow through, it comes through you and from within you… and once birthed, ripples out into the world with it’s own language and meaning which is interpreted in a myriad of different ways depending on the audience. Symbols are an easy way to add more depth to what you are trying to say but I feel there is a responsibility to uphold when working with Symbols or Sigils etc. When I gravitate towards a particular symbol, I will research to find the history of use, meanings throughout different cultures and ways in which it has been used and/or misused. When I paint, I am always in an inspired state where I feel love coursing through me…I tend not to paint if I am not feeling this energy flow through me as I do not want to imprint my artwork with any discordant energy… Probably the biggest reason why I have not chosen to establish my career as a professional artist… It’s not where my energy is best served for the purpose of what we call work.

Ultimately I like to make an informed decision as to which symbols I use. Sacred Geometry is used quite alot in my work, though I find myself more drawn to the circular forms as I find them “safe” to work with. As with any creation that you dream into being, I find it is important to be really mindful of what you choose to bring through. This of course is not just to say we should only create and produce all things perceived as positive, as it is important to create dialogue around pressings issues that humanity faces, which obviously will not allow for painting a pretty picture… Such is the nature of communication, taking the good with the bad is all in the way of delivery!

Donna Raymond

So, I’m really talented at… Procrastinating!

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Procrastination… Yep, know it all too well! We’re great friends really, though something tells me our interactions are set to become a lot less frequent! hehehe. It’s been an interesting dance these past few weeks with getting my video blog out there. One moment I’m totally inspired and then the next I can’t be assed and decide to fluff around on facecrack. Yes, I’m happy to admit that I’m a bit of a digital junkie and lack the necessary discipline at this stage to really prioritise and keep myself in-check and on track. So procrastinating on the things I know I ought to be doing becomes a habit.

Hi, I’m Donna and I’m a Facecrack addict!

There is lots that I want to do and create and sometimes I find myself overwhelmed just thinking about it all. So I purchased a wall calendar… Scored it for 2 bucks at the newsagecy! WIN. Best 2 bucks spent…EVER! So now there is a weight off my shoulders and a palm in my face….

WHY have I only decided to do this NOW?

I AM READY…

Really ready to fulfill my dreaming!!! I am definitely feeling the rise of energy surge through me… giving me constant kicks up the butt and reminders that I need to keep steering me in a course that is not only beneficial to my family… but to the greater good of the community also!

I’m beginning to realise the energy behind my procrastination. The little hidden fears I have about how my life is evolving in an enigmatic haze… that with each day that passes, nothing is ever the same. That even though my life can be rich and complex to some degree- I must strive to find the simplicity and balance within each day. Part of me knows to a certain extent where I am aligned to on my path with heart… The other is just a witness as it all unfolds- weaving a grand tapestry that is my life. Two of my favourite quotes sum up these sentiments exactly!

Feel the Fear and Do it anyway!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

– Marianne Williamson

So with that, I have decided to really lay low in the digital arena. To really focus on some creative projects that require my focussed attention. Dreaming into Being. It’s time for me to knuckle down and implement these new found insights with self discipline. Which is great, as it means I’ll be writing and blogging a bit more! So yay for all you beauties who love to read these blogs… I will have some pearls to share with you soon! xx

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New Video Page

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Hello beauties! Just a little note to let you know that there is now a video page on the navigation menu. It will act as a quick go-to place for most of my Youtube videos. As I’ve only started to build content, I will select specific videos as I create more. Subscribe to my Youtube channel to have them directly into your inbox once they are uploaded. I might not include them all into blog posts! Hope you are having a majickal weekend!

xxx

D