Hawaiian watercolor paintings by Patrice Ann Federspiel: Painting the Essence of Living Aloha
This painting is part of my Oracle Series. Oracles were once sought out as a source of wisdom and advice. All of my paintings teach me something about life. I hope that they also show you something about yourself and your life.
We’ve all seen images of flowers and seedlings growing out of rocks. Life won’t be stopped. This tree appears ready to take flight.
Though she’s rooted in place, her branches reach out to touch the sky and tangle with the winds. She stands firm and tall, stretching out further every day. She will be a home and shelter to creatures in need.
She acts as a reminder that no matter what life brings to us, we have the option to hold our head high, stand firm in our conviction that not only does life go on, Life Soars.
This iconic figure sprang forth one day, asking to be painted. She is rarely seen because she is so well camouflaged in the night sky. Her hair is a billowing white cloud, while her gown is more like the darkest clouds of the blackest night sky.
Each night she seeds the stars, ensuring we have their twinkling presence (even when they are hidden by clouds, the stars inhabit the night sky because of her).
More than that, the stars represent our dreams, both those we have at night while sleeping, and those we experience as reveries throughout our days. Make room in your life for this seeder of the stars, this bringer of our dreams. Allow her space in your heart and in your head so that she can help you make your dreams come true.
From S.T.E.M. to S.T.E.A.M! Yippee! The Arts are beginning to be added back into school Curriculum! What those of us in the fields of art have known all along, the rest of the country is beginning to realize. Hooray!
ART encourages imagination and imagination leads to increased creativity and increased creativity leads to innovation and innovation leads to new worlds previously unexplored!