The original painting is 9x12 and was sold. I created this painting by using a palette knife and lots of layers of paint. There is a funny story about the sale of this painting. The painting was hanging in the Gallery my parents owned in Lake Tahoe. The gallery was just three buildings from the beach. I decided to open for 4TH of July, historically not a good day to be open. I had to keep a close eye on our parking lot because so many beach goers were trying to use it. A convertible pulled up with two couples excitedly jumping out. They saw me watching them through the sliding glass door and decided to come in. We chatted a bit while they had a look around. One of the two men spotted the roster and told his buddy to come check it out. The buddy (the cockier of the two) stared at the painting for a long time then reached up and pulled it off the wall. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a wad of money and handed me two one hundred dollar bills, tucked the painting under his arm and they all walked out. I watched him put the painting into the trunk and they pulled out their beach supplies then headed to the beach. I had to laugh because I bet that was the most expensive parking space they ever paid for.
You can find this painting in my “Creatures” gallery on my website www.daricemachel.com link is in my bio 🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓
(Part 2) There are unlimited ways to tap into this power, unlimited methods, modalities, books, recipes. For me, it has always been through self expression.
For me, I’ve always felt the closest to my true divine nature when I’m in the mode of creation. Because for that precious moment, I am not just a spirit in a human body, I’m not just a soul playing out roles and identities and stories... I am literally ONE with the Divine Force of Unconditional Love, with unlimited access to great truths and deep knowings and awareness. In those moments, when the force that creates universes creates through me... I am completely free, I am the pure embodiment of Love. I feel no separation. There is complete unity, oneness, wholeness.
Often the things I’ve been unconsciously carrying get to surface to be released. Often there are tears, tears for the experience of separation and heartache and pain that I unconsciously default into, when THIS level of connection is the real honest truth... and that separation is part of the illusion, the dream spell we are under.
When I create, I wake up, I become awake within the dream. I remember who I really am, I let all the pieces that I am not drop away and I step into a place that is to magical and too beautiful and too profound to put into words. I never in a million years thought I would talk about this experience of creating openly, let alone guide others here. But I’ll tell you this, listening to this call to wake up the artists, to wake up the Creators, has been the biggest gift. Because I know how life altering and life affirming it is to co-create with the Source of Creation Herself. It feels like it’s why I’m here. And to share this process with others, to open my heart and let beautiful souls into my world and methods and ways of getting to this connection has been nothing short of extraordinary. (Continued in next post)
Amazing song “In Dreams” by Jia Jagdeesh❤️🙏🌹