Blessings of Gaia #6 in the Gratitude Spirit Being Series
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -William Arthur Ward
This past year has taught me many lessons as i dealt with health issues, life altering choices and other circus dances. The most powerful of these was the gift of gratitude. Being thankful every day for every little blessing. The things we take for granted, our homes, health, loved ones, pets, jobs, cars, food, electricity, water, freedom of speech, air, butterflies, laughter…. Well you get the idea. I like to thank the Universe every day for all of it. Like so many of those who practice the Law of Attraction recommend, giving thanks brings more blessings. I Am Grateful!
This series of Gratitude Nature Spirit Beings were inspired by this experience. These mixed media art pieces are a reminder to be grateful. Hang in a special place and as you pass by it each day say a thank you. Thanksgiving is not the only time of year to give thanks for our blessings.
Her face was hand sculpted with ecofriendly paper clay, then gesso was applied for a foundation before painting with ethereal hued ink sprays of pink, blue, purple and gold. She wears a fresh water pearl earrings with a strand of moss green yarn on one side. On the other side are semiprecious moonstone chips and glass beads.
Fresh Water Pearls are the symbol of yin, pure heart and mind; innocence, faith. Of the sea, it has watery and lunar elements, thus balancing emotions, especially for water signs. Absorbs thoughts, emotions. Moonstones are said to be magical, hold memories and dreams.
A paper clay Gaia, Mother Earth painted in pinks, blues, purple, teal and silver sits above her head surrounded by moss. Gaia represents Mother Earth, and the blessings of the harvest.
Her body was created with gathered sticks from my favorite nature preserve. She wears a dress fashioned from recycled silk sari ribbon in vibrant colors of purple, teal, rose pink and green. This beautiful, up-cycled sari ribbon is created by women in Fair Trade co-ops by collecting the remnants of sari silk fabric accumulated during the trimming of high quality sari silk fabric during the manufacturing process. This sari ribbon is imported from Fair Trade women's cooperatives in India and Nepal helping to support and empower the women and children from those countries.
She wears a cobalt blue gold lamp work glass pendant with a dangling iridescent faceted glass bead. Rainbow flecks bounce in the light from it.
She is framed in an upcycled frame adorned with moss and a touch of iridescent glitter. Behind her is a handpainted abstract design of autumn leaves. The frame has a wire hanger on the back ready to place in a sacred space. Measures 12 inches wide by 15 inches long.
A lovely gift to give on Thanksgiving or as a thank you to a friend or loved one. A new take on the Kitchen Witch. Hang with the intent to protect and guard the home while warding off evil spirits.
Please note these Nature Spirit Being dolls are fragile and are not for children to play with. Handle with love and care. Do not place outside or in direct sunlight. Keep away from pets. The colors in the photographs may slight vary from the original piece. Capturing the subtle hues is difficult.
Each Nature Spirit Being Doll is unique. Charged with prayers, healing light and a touch of magic. Make a wish when they are placed in their new home.
Gift wrap included. USPS Priority mail with insurance. Packaged with care.
Made in the USA at the Planet Calamari Studio with love by jeanie mossa.
See more Art for the Bohemian Soul at the Planet Calamari Gallery.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey