"ardendo em cores", 48x60" (60x72 w/ frame), oil on wood, named after the barbara mendes song, (#4 in playlist below), gold leaf frame, lightly varnished, wired and ready to hang.
you can hear more about this painting in episode 217 of my CANDYcolored studio podcast.
theme: processing while protected song: ardendo em cores
it takes a great deal of courage to wrestle with new ideas, challenges, changes or seasons of life. sometimes we find ourselves processing things from the past that we didn’t realize we still need to face or fine healing. processing is an important part of our progression in becoming. many times we need extra help while this is taking place – we need a safe place to process – a place or person who will protect us while we’re working through things.
the pink ibis is being protected as it rests underneath the flowers & branches watching over each of the smaller birds. ibis represent the human soul – in egyptian it means “dream” – and symbolizes purity.
the cockatiel and blue-tailed bee-eaterare resting & communicating on the cake stand – reminding us that sweet things await as we do the hard work of processing. cockatiel represent unity & cooperation. some of the bee-eater symbols that resonated with me are: ability, healing, movement & migration. the blue tit reminds us that happiness and good fortune lie ahead and the bullfinch is connected to christ, symbolizing compassion, benevolence and sacrifice.
forsythia represent hope, endurance and optimism. protea are a symbol of survival and the ability to persist amidst the most challenging of circumstances. throughout many cultures, oranges have represented strength, vitality, positivity & good fortune. orange blossoms can also symbolize purity, virtue & fertility.
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