Monthly Archives: August 2015

365, Day 100: Aurora

Again, the Moon. Today she is dancing with Aurora, the Goddess of the Dawn. Changes the mood, don’t you think? (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 99: The Moon

“Fears and anxieties, believing illusions, experiencing distortion and chasing after fantasy, dreams and visions, disorientation.” ~ Shadowscapes Tarot, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law Recurring theme, recurring image. One of the reasons I appreciate working with my Tarot cards and with images in … Continue reading

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365, Day 98: Cognitive Resistance

Two things have happened. First, I am out of my cold press watercolor block and am using the hot press paper I used at the beginning of this project. Second, school has started again and my brain thinks it’s back … Continue reading

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365, Day 97: Wrestling with the Angel

This is me, wrestling with the Angel of the Lord. Well, in a manner of speaking. This was, I think, the third attempt at a painting today? I have a rule, remember, that the painting must be completed in under … Continue reading

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365, Day 96: Thresholds of Transition

I was in one of “those places” today. I couldn’t breathe, I felt like I didn’t have time…to breathe, to pray, to think. I felt squeezed and terrified. I want out…but the only way out is to walk the threshold … Continue reading

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365, Day 95: On Edge

This piece has the feel of looking at a slice of agate or of a geode. The guiding energy this morning was the rich green-blues. The trees that appeared in this landscape are not my usual evergreen trees. Someone has … Continue reading

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365, Day 94: The Same, Only Different

There are days where I could swear I know the place that appears in the painting. This is one such, somehow familiar and strangely different. A Jungian friend recently told me that these little paintings are like condensed dream images … Continue reading

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365, Day 93: Sky on Fire

I drove across the Illinois countryside last night at sunset with a friend watching the fire in the sky highlight evening storm clouds and spill out across the corn and soybean fields around us. It was a spectacular sunset which … Continue reading

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365, Day 92: Dancing the Blues

I am in the middle of a “theme & variation” phase in which these trees and, to a certain extent, the birds will not leave me alone. I wonder, sometimes, as I sit down to paint and the trees begin … Continue reading

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365, Day 91: We Enter in the Middle

While I was out running errands this afternoon a friend and I were messaging back and forth about the storms popping up in the area. He described the clouds as “beautiful, dark, angry and deep” and my reaction was, “Yes!!” … Continue reading

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