And When I Rise



I like to watch the sun come up in the morning, preferably with a good cup of coffee. It’s my morning ritual.  My favorite colors are the pinky corals that contrast with the sky above, especially when they reflect on the water. This was an intuitive painting, meaning it just happened.  No picture or inspirational photo was used.  Gemstones I used are carnelian and pyrite.

Pyrite is a powerful protective stone that creates a shield against negative energy. Pyrite has a connection to the solar plexus chakra and is used to increase strength, energy, willpower, and confidence. It’s also a wonderful abundance stone, encouraging wealth, prosperity, and success.

Fun fact about carnelian: Carnelian is believed to be named after the red-orange Kornel cherry. Artifacts using carnelian date back to the Bronze Age circa 1800 BC on the island of Crete. Carnelian was believed by the Romans to be a stone of courage–able to shore up confidence and strength. In ancient Egypt, the stone was placed on mummies to assist the dead in their journey to the afterlife while architects to the pharaohs wore carnelian to denote rank and status. In the Middle Ages, carnelian was used by alchemists when boiling stone to release the energy of other gemstones.

10×10 stretched canvas nestled in a black floater frame, wired and ready to hang. Available at Expressions Gallery in Auburn, Indiana.

Original artwork (not a re-print)