End Of The Year!! 58 d
The last blog post for 2020, featuring new assemblage art and a look-back to events of the year.
”ENERGY GRID” Assemblage by LFIRE(c)2020
24” X 24”
jute rope, gold mesh rope, hand woven paper
Here it is...we made it through this crazy year!
Going through it, it seemed to last forever,
but looking back it flew by.
Personally, I did an immense amount of art.
With the art galleries closed, the thrift stores closed,
and no one having yard sales,
the art I produced just sat around collecting dust.
The first thrift shop that opened again got a big donation
of over 16 of my assemblages and a large sack of collages.
The problem is, I seem to be making more art all the t ... read more
Art: Assemblage and Collage 86 d
I have been keeping busy this month making a lot of art, as well as developing new ideas for further art projects.
”Magic Limb” Assemblage Art by LFIRE(c)2020
This is a limb from an oak tree that is covered with lichen.
It was given to me by Sandi at Loose Ends (online store)*
The end of the year is approaching and I am busy filling my sketchbook with ideas for a lot more art work.
I’m also working on projects for the California Arts Council grant I received this year.
For the grant, I committed to showing my art at local galleries;
although some of the galleries recently re-opened following lockdown,
they have just closed again.
I wanted to print a book of my 2020 poems along wit ... read more
New Art for Gallery Opening! 3 mon
Despite October being a difficult month, my local art gallery has re-opened, I'm making art daily, and I entered a new piece in the recent art show.
This is ”The Journey with Cholla” by LFIRE(c)2020
2 feet X 2 feet
On wood backing, collage background, heavy woven jute*,
with dried Cholla cactus featured.
This month has been stressful.
The well is still sitting without water;
we also had a couple of weeks with intermittent electricity
due to very high winds.
Then my son had back procedures which
laid him up for about 3 weeks.
On top of all that the local art gallery decided to
open for ART WALK the first week of November;
naturally I had nothing ready.
My son makes my frames and does all the fabrications.
... read more
Visions of Healing and Art 5 mon
This has been a difficult month, and emotionally I have been "up and down", yet I continue to Vision
Collage by LFIRE(c)2020
Here is another collage from my HUGE book of (more or less) 100 collages
I can’t believe how depressed I have been.
During all the mess this year,
I have been able to maintain a positive attitude.
But now I have been really depressed.
Don’t want to go anywhere, or do anything.
Don’t feel like talking to anyone.
Then, as I was working my studies that
I have been doing for over a year,
I found more and more that interested me.
I became excited about what I was reading,
and I began to feel better.
I began to imagine that all this knowl ... read more
Changing my Personality! 6 mon
A month of personal changes and challenges...
College by LFIRE(2020)
This photo is from a large hardbound book of collages that I have been working
on for probably about A YEAR AND A HALF!
I’m not sure what I want to do with it.
I really would like to trade it in exchange for website work.
I’m happy to see four (two pairs) of red headed woodpeckers out in the yard...
I was amazed to see them. I didn’t know that there were any red headed
woodpeckers here in California, as I’d never seen any before this.
I’m so happy to see them!
I’m also glad to see a new bunch of quail
as the first bunch all died (or got caught, o ... read more
Exceptional Month 7 mon
A month with celestial events and synchronicities, and more Art!
Collage by LFIRE(c)2020
Collage by LFIRE(c)2020
This has been an interesting month!
An EXCEPTIONAL event occurred!
A very rare comet came, and here in Northern California
it was south of the Big Dipper in the western night sky.
It was amazing!
Photo: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Lab/Parker Solar Probe/Guillermo Stenborg
They called it comet NEOWISE (an interesting name don’t you think?)
NOTICE that this comet only comes every 6,700 ... read more
Story of the Universe 7 mon
Story of the Universe; Dreams and Visions; New Website; Personal Notes
Collage by LFIRE(c)2020
Story of the Universe:
Somehow as a child, I knew this...
but immediately ”forgot” it.
Over the years , there were some ”hints” and then, just the other day... WHAM
The whole story suddenly showed up.
This is a story about the 3D earth and this universe (short version).
First of all, there are ”endless” universes!
No one talks about this!
Maybe there are some hints around but all our great thinkers,
all the great spiritual leaders...don’t talk about this!
They all talk about THIS universe!
Here is the secret...
THIS universe was formed aft ... read more
Near Death Experiences,Poetry,Art 9 mon
Musings on my near death experiences, poetry, art, and challenging times.
Collage from the Book of Shadows by LFIRE(c)2020
I was about to send off this blog so that my friend could post it for me...
I had been watching TV and at about 11:45 P.M., an ad came on,
and this is what happened...
Suddenly I was in a different reality!
A different time and place!
I was sitting with a really big book (maybe 2 feet square);
I was looking (at a past time) in my NOW life and
I was interested in the many times I had ”died” (had near death experiences).
It seemed that what actually happened was that I really did ”die” but that my life
just continued on and ... read more
Crossing the Bridge 10 mon
Art, Poetry, Dreaming, and Visioning for the New Reality
From ”Shadows” by LFIRE (C)2020
This picture is a part of the Shadows book that I recently completed.
This has been a depressing month.
The energies are very strong and hard to deal with.
No flowers blooming, the birds are absent.
Still..I do small pieces of collage art and keep saying
I love you
I am sorry
Please forgive me
As in general, just repeating...Thank you.
My dreams have been very brief and confusing.
But then...I got an inte ... read more
Strange Times 10 mon
Art, poetry and prose for these strange times we find ourselves in.
Assemblage by LFIRE(c)2020 24” X 24”---Layered strips of fabric over background of music sheets and text.
Collage by LFIRE(c)2020 The photo, circa 1810,
is highly layered with paints and strips of cardboard packaging material
Ascending up onto the throne of chaos
we climb relentlessly
Thrive we have been
thrive we purport to be
through the gates of nowhere
We run fast.
Blasting over our ... read more
Burst of Creativity 12 mon
Very engaged this month with making more art and writing poetry
Collage 01 by LFIRE(c)2020
Collage 02 by LFIRE(c)2020
Collage 03 by LFIRE(c)2020
In our ignorance
that it is not necessary
it is enough to adore.
Seems that anything will do.
Even if we invent a God,
like something from technology,
inventing money, power and more,
it is still a made-up god.
We place those in power
instead of those who are wise and just.
Who would that be?
Someone who has no personal interest.
No wonder there is none to be found!
visions, visions, and more visions,
... read more
Art and Poetry for the New Year 12 mon
Very busy 1st month of 2020 making art and writing poetry. I've submitted one of my art works to my local regional art show.
Mixed Media Art by LFIRE(c)2020 cloth, cardboard, handmade paper; submitted to my local gallery for a regional art show going on currently
This has been an interesting month.
I started a program called ”Shadow”.
It is a program that deals with the shadow self
and all that goes with it,
designed to start with prompts and writing the answers to the prompts.
I read over the prompts, then ( as you can probably guess...)
decided to make each response into a collage instead of writing down my responses.
I really didn’t know what a big assignment I had given myself.
Right now I h ... read more
End of the Year/New Year Messages 14 mon
End of the year spiritual messages, dreams, poetry, art, and astrology as we transition from 2019 to the New Year of 2020.
”Succeed” Collage by LFIRE(c)2019 12” x 10”
CALC is an ancient Rune meaning ”offering cup poured out”. The symbol for Calc is in the shape of the World Tree. The Cup is made of the skeletons of the Ancient Ones whose remains fertilize the Earth. Their offerings feed the soil that feeds us; this is the cycle. What can you pour out that feeds your roots so that you can grow something new from the midst of the old? The willingness to offer up is a necessary part of transformation:
Here I stand,
what offering can I give?
I have walked a lonely road
down the unmarke ... read more
5th Dimensionality and Visioning 15 mon
It has been a VERY interesting month! Spiritual experiences in the 5th Dimension, poetry, assemblage art, dreams and visions, and power outages--how do I integrate it all?
Assemblage by LFIRE(c)2019 24” x 24”
Heavy cardboard rolls covered with a layer of handmade paper and then a layer of specialty embossed 3D paper; long pieces of whisk broom (center of rolls, sticking out). The background is music paper covered with handmade paper, and an added specialty paper. Wooden backing.
Flirting with the Fifth
The only reason that I am posting this experience is the thought
that someone else has had this kind of experience
and to assure them that they are not going crazy,
just flirting with the fifth dimension.
This whole thing took about ... read more
Ebb Tide 15 mon
It's been a rather difficult month, but still doing art.
”Ebb Tide” by LFIRE(c)2019 18” X 22” Framed collage
It seems that time has just disappeared and days are not there.
The clock seems to lie,
and suddenly what was nine in the morning is now six at night.
Everything seems strange;
even the birds are acting differently.
I am doing art like crazy.
Different types of art....strange art.
Then suddenly I can’t seem to do any art
...my hands and my brain won’t co-operate.
I can’t think: muddled thoughts, and words don’t come out right.
Strange dreams disturb my sleep,
and the past keeps forcing its way into my brain.
Recen ... read more
Ancestor Wisdom 17 mon
Art, poetry, visioning in honor of the Ancestors
24” x 24” Collage by LFIRE(c)2019
Poem by Kaliya Crowe
When the star rises
I sing my song.
The light breaks
into glorious colors
Lighting my world,
chasing the stars,
tinkling their rays.
Bright yellows and reds
bring their illumination
to a sleeping world...
I dream, dance, and sing
glory to the new day,
the new life...
I am on the greatest journey!
Been thinking a lot about the ancestors.
Wondering why they are so present now.
I have been in an art frenzy.
Just wanted to do art day ... read more
Poetry,Insight,Dreaming,and Art 18 mon
Continuing to make art; having more spiritual insights and dreams.Studying metaphysical healing.
In Some Far Future 19 mon
Creating poetry and art
New Art by LFIRE(c)2019 Assemblage made with packaging material 24” X 24”
Perhaps in some far future time,
someone will remember us.
They will remember our long tangled roots
that reached out into the deep earth...
Roots that reached out to each other,
Someone might remember the many birds
that had nests in our branches
and flew in the beautiful sky.
Someone might remember the shade of our branches
and our leaves that in the fall turned endless colors.
It seems so long ago...
yet, someday in the future they may remember us.
I’ve be ... read more
New Art: "Broom" and "Music" 20 mon
I made lots of art this month, as well as having an interesting shamanic dream.
”Broom” Mixed Media Collage by LFIRE(c)2019 24” x 24” handmade paper, whisk broom fibers
”Music” Mixed Media Collage by LFIRE(c)2019 24” X 24” handmade paper, cardboard.
After the melt-down last month, I tried recovering
by trying to make more art again... (Story of my life)
First attempt...I hated it!
It didn’t do a thing for me.
My art friend (who also puts up my photos for my blog)
liked it so much (I don’t understand why):
CitiScape by LFIRE(c)2019 Mixed Media Collage
CitiScape Detail 01--toilet paper roll covered with lace
Then I received i ... read more
New Art 21 mon
Focusing on making NEW ART
Hidden Secret 21 mon
More elder wisdom and art
Collage Art by LFIRE(2019) art on home made paper
Long ago and far away,
as the saying goes....
the path chosen winds out into endlessness.
There is a secret hidden,
there is a secret not told.
Hush now, quiet...
whispers in the dark.....
All those long ago times.....
It is ALL NOW!
Whisk away the thoughts of yesterday,
break loose of all those closely held concepts.
Know that time is not real!
Know that ALL time is NOW!
Interesting drama inv ... read more
Art and Craziness 23 mon
Here are two art pieces I just
created. Time has flown by this month.
”Western Theme One” Collage by LFIRE(c)2019 18” X 24”
”Western Theme Two” Collage by LFIRE(c)2019 18” X 24”
It’s been a crazy month ....it seemed to fly by...mostly I could not stop doing art.
I used up all my good art paper...Guess that is a good sign.
The (strange) art project that I have visualized is sort of coming along.
I ran into problems in getting shredded paper.
Who knew it would be so hard?
I thought the newspaper office would be the answer....nope...
they do not shred the paper but send it to be recycled.
Then I found a place that sells handmade paper wh ... read more
New Possibilities 23 mon
Interesting experiences lead to new possibilities
Collage by LFIRE(c)2019
Well February flew by.
I did a lot of playing around with art this month.
I had an interesting experience:
I get lots of emails about online business opportunities, and so far ignore most of it.
My thinking has been ”....don’t understand it... can’t do the tech stuff...too complicated... blah blah...”
Then I got an email from a couple of guys whose business stuff I had seen before but...
for some reason I decided to read the email.
blah..blah.......but as I read, suddenly what they were saying WAS something different.
I kept reading. Ever ... read more
Dreams and Messages 25 mon
First Messages for the New Year 2019
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”Study in Black and White” by LFIRE(c)2019, 18” X 20”
Interesting facts...the Bargello design (needlepoint embroidery) is from the 17th century often used in upholstery
It is up to you to believe it or not:
Once a long ago time,
which is also now,
there exists a galaxy of a highly spiritual
and evolved Beings.
It was a time when the Earth was new and the people there
were lost in their knowledge of the ways of Spirit.
The people cried out for help in their quest.
The Beings of this ... read more