Autumn Monsoon

My art and design for Suzanne Teng and Gilbert Levy’s new album. Check it out at MysticJourney.net

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Guest Artist At Bubonicon

I am the guest artist at this years Bubonicon, one of the oldest Sci-Fi – Fantasy conventions in America! In Albuquerque, NM, Aug 23-25. I will be presenting a multi-media lecture on my art career as well as on other panel discussions. There will be a table of my prints and other items for sale.

This is the image I created for the event. It will be on the Programs cover and on t-shirts made for the event. See you there!

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Compassion

Art Concepts for the Album Cover of Sangeeta Kaur’s, COMPASSION. Release date August 2.

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SDCC

“Comic-Con has become more of a pop cultural festival, and to not be included feels like you’re missing the biggest celebration of the year.” -Felicia Day

Who is coming to the San Diego Comic Con? If you want a special piece of art, print, card set, book, music etc. let me know and I will bring it with me so you do not have to pay for shipping! I am only bringing a limited amount of items, so let me know. Email me or go to my website and order the item(s) and I shall hand it to you personally along with a grateful hug! See you soon in Artist Alley – EE24

 

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Earth Day Print 2019

In honor of Earth Day 2019, I will print up a limited edition of my sold out, Fountainhead print. I am printing only the orders for this special edition, no extras. This special will be available for 24 hours only. Each print will be signed, numbered (for this one time Earth Day edition) and graced with an intimate alchemical drawing of the Goddess on the border.

https://www.spalenka.com/products/fountainhead

Fountainhead means the original source. This image represents Gaia sharing her life giving essence to vitalize and renew the planet. The knight is a symbol of our responsibility to protect and revere the bounty of this unique, magnificent earth we live on.

My art is created with the intention to imbue the subconscious mind with positive, uplifting concepts, so that like a mantra or a mandala each time it is viewed there is an awakening to the power within us to make changes that benefit our lives, and everything around us.

This 18”x24 archival print is a one time, 24 hour only opportunity for Earth Day 2019. I support my local printer by having these prints made in Santa Fe.

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Incarnation of Nature’s Graces

Nature’s Graces evolved from a banner to an original piece of art to honor the great artist, Raphael. An Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

The Three Graces, goddesses of such things as charm, beauty, and creativity were well known in Greek mythology. In Roman mythology they were known as the Gratiae. Here I have shifted the concept to include the caduceus, the  kundalini and the Tree of Life.

You can see the evolution of the art below. It is about 5’x5.5′, acrylic, oil, gold leaf, honey, coffee, varnish on vinyl. The hand made frame was designed by me. It is a beautiful piece and available for purchase. Make me an offer!

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Musician Spotlight

James Raymond produced, Memory of a Cosmic Heart. Take a listen to his story…

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Cosmic Heart Musicians

Take a look at the musicians on, Memory of a Cosmic Heart.

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Memory of a Cosmic Heart Review

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“And still after all this time the Sun has never said to the Earth, “You owe me”
Look what happens with love like that.
It lights up the sky”
-Rumi


Memory of a Cosmic Heart

By Beth Schreibman Gehring

It is a wonderful time to be alive. I know that this may sound strange but I truly believe it. We are living through a time of unprecedented change and chaos. On our beautiful planet and possibly so many others yet unseen and unknown, life as we know it is shifting, evolving at an unprecedented pace. The natural elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water are no longer satisfied to be used as a pretty setting for a picnic or a painting…they’ve suddenly become as alive to us as the movies we watch for our entertainment.

We have consistently ignored the laws of quantum physics, preferring instead to deal with nature in a most ordinary way. The human suffering and natural catastrophes that seem to be unfolding around us every day can no longer be ignored by even the most insulated around us. We’re suddenly immersed in our natural world in a way that is demanding us to be peaceful, reflective and instantly responsive.

Our perceptions of what it means to be alive must shift and evolve as well. What does it mean to be alive in this moment…right now? What do we need to thrive in this moment right now? Many forgone conclusions and illusions about what it means to create a life well lived have been recently shattered.

There is one other natural element that is rarely spoken of and the Vedas called it Shunya…the fifth element, the space between… the known and the unknown. Shunya is all around us and yet we rarely enter it willingly, in fact if the simple truth be told, we get thrown into it kicking and screaming. It usually takes a moment of existential crisis or a physical moment that shatters our bodies, egos and forces us to our knees in supplication. The human ego generally doesn’t look past what it thinks that it can see, until we are suddenly, knowingly beyond all hope.

Shunya is the space between, where if we simply let go and move beyond the illusory limits of the known and our false perceptions of safety, that real magic can happen.

All around the world, right now in this moment of common people are witnessed doing the uncommon. It’s not an accident. We are being called to move into the void, the cauldron…we are literally being forced to create a new meaning for what it means to live an extraordinary life.

I say all of the time to my clients, ”Live with intention. Things are always going to happen, but living with intention allows them to be created, molded and accepted by you regardless of the outcome. If you live with intention instead of by default, you’ll create the end result that you desire, regardless of the twists and turns that it takes to get there. “

Enter into my life Greg Spalenka and Rob Jacobs nearly miraculous musical odyssey of human and planetary redemption, The Memory of a Cosmic Heart.

This is a musical and artistic collaboration that is stunning, sweeping, potent and ultimately so relevant for the moment that we find ourselves in right now that I wept openly as I listened to it even though I had no images to look at nor poetry to sway me. I waited to look at Greg’s glorious paintings until I had listened to it. I wanted my own perceptions of the music to move me and they definitely did.

The story is so simple, reverent and beautiful. A daughter of the Sun finds herself falling to Earth and discovers that her reason for being is to show all of humanity that we each carry the magic, mystery and delight of the sun within our hearts. Imagine for a moment how we would treat each other if this was so, if we chose to see each other as keepers of such a great light, radiance and individual mystery instead of separated by what we think that we know ourselves to be? How differently would we treat our mother Earth?

In today’s world of 24/7 news and endless political intrigue, environmental challenge and drama it is easily to feel as though you are being slowly sucked dry by that energy. It is easy to feel despair. It is easy to give in to the anger we see and more importantly feel all around us. It is easy to forget who we are, who we can be for ourselves and each other.

There is a primeval and indigenous heartbeat that runs through this music that is so real and soulful, that I felt grounded, truly enlivened and hopeful as I listened to it. Nestled within the beautiful melodies, voices and rhythms of this glorious Cosmic Heart is a deep, luscious and ever flowing well of a sacred violet flame that I can return to over and over again that truly slakes my thirst for kindness and compassion.

I think that’s one of the things that I love the most about this amazing piece of musical and multimedia magic. For me it was multi-purpose. Listening to it, meditating to it and dancing with it allowed me to turn inward to my own creative and mystical center for the first time in months. I shed my clothes and danced freely around my room, falling madly in love with the mystery of what it could mean for all of us to move forward with the light and power of the sun in our hearts. It was just like the first time that I ever heard Gabrielle Roth’s glorious “5 Rhythms of the Soul” so many decades ago. I had to get up and move and I had no choice in the matter. It was time to get naked and shed some skin.

I encourage any and all of you to support this magnificent project. To know Greg Spalenka is to know that he means every word, every musical note, every stroke he puts to canvas. The musicians and collaborations on this work are amazing and show his commitment to creating a masterpiece of fierce and unyielding beauty. It is his desire to truly create a space for us all to find radiance, peace and to remember what it means to love ourselves and each other, no matter our race, color or creed.

Memory of a Cosmic Heart is a love story of powerful intentional choices. It is a welcoming and homecoming for all of us who long to return to each other. Listen to it, be moved by it and please share it. Like a beautiful spiral dance, the mystical, magical daughter of the Sun cannot help but affect any and all she touches.

Dance with her and remember how to live.

-Beth Schreibman Gehring is a writer and author of Stirring the Senses, Seasonal Celebrations of Love, Life & Food. She is also a lifestyle blogger, who uses an ever-changing seasonal palette of love, life and food to help her readers and clients fall madly in love with their lives.

Herban Farmgirl

beth.gehring@stirringthesenses.com

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Cosmic Love

Looking for some inspired serenity?
Take a moment to slow down and listen to 
Memory of a Cosmic Heart 

“Listening to Memory of a Cosmic Heart, I am able to rise above
my circling problem-solving thoughts and find my center.” 

~ L. McCarthy

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