Almost Out of the Woods


by Muse Theresa Vernon, iridescent/interference acrylics, gesso, stamping, collage on w/c paper

Almost Out Of The Woods

Almost out of the woods.  Are these the woods I am almost out of?

An intense place to be.  Ferment cracking the surface.

The fire underground.  Dark growth – the roots of the future.

Blue skies appearing ahead for sure.

But meanwhile I am still in the thick of it.

Engaging the elements and creating what will pay the price of freedom.

I can think, I can fast, I can wait.

This is the place of transformation.  It takes as long as it must – no less.

Be in it in order to leave it behind.  Short cuts will not take you there.

The only way out, is through.

-Theresa Vernon

Theresa has been wowing us in Monday Muses with her intricately patterned pieces with healing themes.  She has lots of these up on her blog:  A New Life: A Path of Healing for the Whole Self if you’d like to see more. These words poured out of her in the five minute free write we do after painting/collaging.  We can all relate to this intense place in the woods, but how many of us are brave enough to face it consciously and let it manifest through our art?

A new eight week Monday Muse Group (in Sebastopol, CA)  will be starting June 3.  If you’d like more information or are interested in joining us, contact me.



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