Wishes for the Genie

acrylic inks, gesso, collage on 10 X 11″ w/c paper

Rise up

a wave of yearning

for an earth that is whole

one family 

enough for all

no longer the desire to harm

this is my prayer

Rise UP

iridescent inks on gesso textured w/c paper

The genie in the bottle asks what are your wishes three?

Shall it be gold?

Life everlasting?

A life without danger or loss?

O Genie, first answer me this 

Is there enough wealth in this world for us all

To live in plenty and in peace?

Then that shall be my only wish.


Ah! If only. . . 


Angel of Dissolution


by Muse Kiel Hemenway, CitraSolved and other collaged papers

Angel of Dissolution, inspired by broken arrows of divine light, blessed with clarity and foreknowledge, bless this world with your powers to dissolve. With greatest wisdom and compassion, with the intrinsic power of awareness, melt the hard edges of fear and ignorance. Direct the Divine Light into all the darkest corners. With the greatest Love, and awareness of the Ultimate Truth, bring your powers to bear now on all the realms beset by suffering and strife. Let no dark corner, no benighted being remain untouched.

  May the Light of Truth reach all and everywhere.


by Kiel Hemenway

Sometimes I wonder at my great good fortune to be in the presence of Muses who can channel such wisdom and blessings (through art done in the short 3 hours class). It is the culture of the group that each person’s art becomes an offering to everyone in the group, whether that is in the form of discoveries made about technique, color and design or words of wisdom shared.

This piece by Kiel was done in the Monday Muse Group, which will be continuing/restarting a new 8-week session in June (in my Sebastopol, CA studio).  There is one space left, if you are interested.  More info on my website.