Day 7 of 59 Days: “Titans"
Day 7: “Titans”
April 26, 2019
Original Painting “Titans” acrylic on paper 18×24
Mythology, storytelling, fables and the like are tales to inspire, shape, warn and guide the reader. The Titans were a race of giants born to Gaia, Mother Earth, and Uranus, Father Sky. They ruled the Earth until they were overthrown by the Olympians, their offspring. Gaia and Uranus had twelve child, six females and six males. Balance and harmony reigned, at least for a while. Heaven is a creative power. Earth is a receptive nature. One is not superior to another; both are needed to be productive and grow. There is a time for everything under heaven, as the story goes.
This painting, “Titans”, came at a time when I was stirring my creativity. I was wanting to make an offering to the world. In our current language, titan is a person of influence in a certain field. I am not sure that I was seeking to be a titan, but I did want to be influential…I still do. I see it as being helpful, sharing knowledge and wisdom, guiding others through love and support. This language is more of the receptive side of the balancing scale, more the grounded nurturing side…like Gaia. I am very grounded by nature and cosmology, being an Earth sign in astrology. I am also a “force”, as described by several friends. It almost feels like a negative thing, a force, when I think about it. One of my loving friends was attempting to be comforting, saying something like, “it’s going to take a special man to be with you. You’re a force. I don’t think you’ll find him on Match!!” (FYI not on Match) I make no apologies for being a force. I am a blend of a strong creativity and a nurturing heart. The gauntlet may have to be run, in the case of dating, to get to the nurturing heart. Maybe it will take a titan…a giant…a creative power for me to meet my match. That is a story to be continued.
This painting had me explore another word with my friend, Merriam-Webster. The word is quintessential. Defined as, being a pure example or perfect representation of a person or thing. I want to inspire others to find this quality in themselves. I created a workshop based around being quintessential. The word is regal in nature and my goal was to help people tap into their personal power and authenticity. I have a fabulous workshop created. What I find, very few people want to do the work it takes to be quintessential. It is hard work to be your authentic self in our current world. And, many people either want the work done for them, or they want it instantaneously. Ok, Veruca! That isn’t how it works. It takes time, understanding, trust of self and so much more to live authentically in our world today. We are forever being told what success looks like. If you don’t do it like everyone else, you are not successful. That is a bold face lie!! We each have our own purpose in this lifetime.
The colors of this painting flower, move and blend the elemental forces for me. It inspires me, challenges me and reminds me to be willing to be authentically myself. I may never be a titan of industry, a financial wizard or a super star. I CAN be the best version of myself…balancing my personal heaven and earth qualities. Accepting all of me; my forceful creative nature and my receptive heart. How is it for you? Are you ready to accept yourself as the quintessential titan you are meant to be? Take a moment and stand. Pause. Take a deep breath. Assume your best superhero pose and claim your power! If you look at the center of my painting, you may see the superhero with the cape waving in the wind. Blessings and peace on your journey of self-discovery.
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