Tuesday, October 14, 2008


"The Guardian" image came out of a guided meditation during a class with my teacher, Tamara Diaghilev, who I have mentioned in previous posts. The theme of the meditation was about connecting with your spirit guide, higher self--whatever you want to call it---that energy being that is you and yet bigger than you--a protector and a guide. During the meditation I "saw" clearly in my mind the image of the dark woman dressed in white. At the end of the session, I quickly sketched it in my journal. It wasn't til much later that I finally got around to painting it. And while I was working on it, the rest of the finished image developed--my self portrait, being "held" by her--and , in turn---aspects of my younger self being held by me. The two figures in the bubbles are myself at about 4 yrs. old and as a teenager in high school.

This original painting is acrylic on canvas and is in my private collection (where it is going to stay!) It's one of those important ones.


indigomar said...

Love this piece! And how beautiful that you have an image of your higher self. m.a.

tammy vitale said...

Wonderful piece! I don't blame you for keeping it!

Christine DeCamp said...

Thanks Mary Ann & Tammy! This is such a personal painting that sometimes I don't think that people will be drawn to it. I stopped making cards and prints of it....but still have magnets, which some people have been buying. But it's not one of my most popular paintings (except to me!)