"Beloveds, from my deepest Heart, I offer you remembrance of your Purity, your Grace, your Beauty and your exquisite perfection in the eyes of the Divine. Within you lie the seeds of perfect Harmony, Strength, and Bliss. You are Love. You are Light. You are so very, very Sacred. And above all, you are loved, forever and ever." - Mary Magdalene
The creation of this particular painting was one of my most interesting experiences with a canvas. When it started, I had no idea who would end up coming forth. I felt a powerful feminine presence from the beginning, but she kept changing and morphing and evolving.... I spent months with this one, as one beautiful woman would come into form, I would begin to feel and sense her energy, her story, and then she would retreat, back behind the veil, and want to be painted over, sometimes with sheer layers like rain through a window, sometimes with large bold streaks of color covering her completely, but always, she re-emerged..... Each time she came back she carried a different energy, but all fascinating versions of what I interpret as the wounded feminine,,,, a child bride, a geisha, a medicine woman being burned as a witch.... there are are dozens of women in layers in this painting. Paintings upon paintings.... Eventually after 9 months of birthing these women and girls over and over, Saint Mary Magdalene came forth, strong and clear, as her High Priestess self. The golden halo came forth naturally, recalling ancient icon art. She told me that all of the women that kept manifesting were all embodiments of her, through the ages, down to this present time. She often speaks to me, and has many messages to share.