LISTENING by Catherine Foster

How do you listen to your heart to hear what

 

wants to be created?

 

 

What wants to come forth to express your unique self? 

 

This is the second piece in the series "As Time Moves". I call it "Listening".  To understand better,  Click Here  to read how this series of silk fusion/mixed media pieces started.

After creating "Born Once Again", I started creating 3 more pieces. I have to work on more than one at a time due to the fact that it takes days to dry each layer of the silk. Yes, even in this hot weather in Rio Vista, CA, these pieces dry slowly. 

 "Listening" by Catherine Foster 26"W x 35"L x 2"D  Silk Fusion with Paper Sculpture

 "Listening" by Catherine Foster 26"W x 35"L x 2"D  Silk Fusion with Paper Sculpture

 

Originally, I thought this was going to be a piece called "Blooming", but it did not happen! YIKES!  Often a piece is put aside in the studio. I pull it out and keep an ongoing dialog with the artwork.  It just did not want to be what I thought it was going to be.  I stopped fighting with the painting and left it over on the side hidden behind other paintings for a few weeks.  Then out of the blue, it started to talk again.  As I listened, the piece said it was through, finished! Shocked!  It did not want to be what "I" wanted it to be. After all I am the creator of this art piece right?  NOT!!!

 

The artwork has a mind of its own. We may have the inspiration to create a piece a certain way, but if we really listen to what wants to be expressed, it often becomes something different.  The artwork will become what it truly needs to be. 

 

I love when that happens! When I truly give in and listen from my heart, my true self is expressed.  What is current in my life is expressed through my artwork.  You might ask, "What was my state of being when I created this piece?" 

 

As explained in  "Born Once Again"  , there have been major changes in my life and my husbands. I do not regret the move, other than missing the big beautiful art studio I had in Poulsbo, WA. It is just different.  "Listening" is an expression of wiping the mind, soul and thoughts clean in order to start again. Sometimes, things have to fall apart before they can begin to  grow again.  

I love the weaving of the energy of life in all the work I do. The tree is a symbol of possible growth and is in a state of being bare.  My face is in a meditative state as I listen to what is my next step in my career. As an artist, healer, coach etc. I do not give up. There is an inner drive within my heart to go deep and express my feelings. It is who I am and to deny my true self, is to deny the connection with the universe.  In the creation and the sharing of the creation, our gifts to share in the world can be expressed.

As with "Born Once Again"  this piece has an organic feel about it. It feels unfinished because the Fabric of life is never finished.  We are a collective consciousness that is continually being created because God is always in the process of creation.

Nothing ever stays the same in this process. "Everything is in Divine Order"! We just need to trust this. My hope is that maybe my message can help someone else to freely express their talents in a loving and harmonious way too. 

In deep appreciation of you in my life experience,

  "Listening" by Catherine Foster 26"W x 35"L x 2"D  Silk Fusion with Paper Sculpture

Originally, I thought this was going to be a piece called "Blooming", but it did not happen! YIKES!  Often a piece is put aside in the studio. I pull it out and keep an ongoing dialog with the artwork.  It just did not want to be what I thought it was going to be.  I stopped fighting with the painting and left it over on the side hidden behind other paintings for a few weeks.  Then out of the blue, it started to talk again.  As I listened, the piece said it was through, finished! Shocked!  It did not want to be what "I" wanted it to be. After all I am the creator of this art piece right?  NOT!!!

The artwork has a mind of its own. We may have the inspiration to create a piece a certain way, but if we really listen to what wants to be expressed, it often becomes something different.  The artwork will become what it truly needs to be. 

I love when that happens! When I truly give in and listen from my heart, my true self is expressed.  What is current in my life is expressed through my artwork.  You might ask, "What was my state of being when I created this piece?" 

As explained in  "Born Once Again"  , there have been major changes in my life and my husbands. I do not regret the move, other than missing the big beautiful art studio I had in Poulsbo, WA. It is just different.  "Listening" is an expression of wiping the mind, soul and thoughts clean in order to start again. Sometimes, things have to fall apart before they can begin to  grow again.  

I love the weaving of the energy of life in all the work I do. The tree is a symbol of possible growth and is in a state of being bare.  My face is in a meditative state as I listen to what is my next step in my career. As an artist, healer, coach etc. I do not give up. There is an inner drive within my heart to go deep and express my feelings. It is who I am and to deny my true self, is to deny the connection with the universe.  In the creation and the sharing of the creation, our gifts to share in the world can be expressed.

As with "Born Once Again"  this piece has an organic feel about it. It feels unfinished because the Fabric of life is never finished.  We are a collective consciousness that is continually being created because God is always in the process of creation.

Nothing ever stays the same in this process. "Everything is in Divine Order"! We just need to trust this. My hope is that maybe my message can help someone else to freely express their talents in a loving and harmonious way too. 

In deep appreciation of you in my life experience,

PS: Do you have a desire to express yourself creatively?  Do you feel scared to start or not know where to begin?  Have you stuffed your creativity down not feeling worthy of expressing yourself? Or do you have fears that other people will judge you for not being perfect? 

Would you like to clear your path to being creative and enjoying the creative process to enhance your life? 

It is my joy to help others open up to their unique creative gifts. Contact me if you would like a 20 min. free sample of what you will receive when you work on a regular basis to open up to your creativity.  catherinefoster@mac.com

Catherine Foster;

Professional Artist, Certified Master Coach, Expressive Arts Coach, AIWP Ordained Minister, Usui and Shamballa Reiki Master,  Trans-personal Coach, Soul Recognition Facilitator, Energy Healer, Sacred Space Facilitator, Visionary Energy Healer

Catherine Foster

675 Sandpiper Place

Rio Vista, CA 94571

catherinefoster@mac.com