Friday, 2 November 2007

Attraction of spirits

Well so far its been a very good year for meeting some absolutely fascinating and scintillating women (and they know exactly who they are, because they read this blog!) and this week has certainly been no exception!

My new friend the spiritual healer came to see me last night to discuss my illustrating the front cover and chapters for her new book on spiritual healing. We talked for several hours of unicorns and angels, signs, and our beliefs, and I think we spent all of ..... oooh....let me see.........five minutes.... actually discussing the book illustrations, although we quite quickly went off at a tangent talking about who our favourite artists are - and found that we have a few in common, particularly Josephine Wall and Salvadore Dali. But the rest of the visit was finding out about our mutual fascination with each other - always a joy with someone you feel an attraction to, on whatever level. And it turns out we're very similar in many ways. But the thing I find most thrilling and exciting about our connections with each other is the fact that her father and my mother actually dated each other many many years ago. And that got me thinking - what if our parents had actually married and had children - would that make us half sisters - or to take it that extra step forward - could she and I actually be two halves of one person?? Mmmm.......deep stuff, that. And added to the intrigue, not only are we the same zodiac sign, our birthdays are within a week of each other!

She's one of those people who I can sit and look at and never tire of looking at, or tire of listening to. She's full of interesting tales of interesting people. We certainly explored alot of our separate pasts, as women do, and looked for comparisons. Although the spiritual side of her which rules her is something I know little of, there seemed to be a lot of her viewpoints I was happy with, and interested to know more about. Equally, she was interested in my creativity and at looking at my artwork, and since we sat in my studio to chat, was interested in viewing the first stages of the erotic landscape I'm currently painting, and the first pussy portrait that is sitting awaiting completion. Infact I wondered why her eyes kept darting to something behind me as we chatted, and it was only when she asked hesitantly what the brightly coloured image was of - and laughed when I told her - that I realised what she had been looking at!! Fortunately she had read my blog so knew the background story, so I didn't have to explain too much about the whys and wherefores of why I was painting fannies!!!

As we talked, she got me questioning some of my beliefs, which is a good thing, if it can be channelled towards helping my creativity. And I know I questioned some of hers, because I feel the need to understand more than I currently do of some of her beliefs. My mind is open to her, and I feel I have a lot to learn on this subject. I'm looking forward to the next instalment of this tale.... I think it might be interesting...................

12 comments:

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

Sounds like you have met your sould mate!

DJ Kirkby said...

This sounds like such a happy post! Good for you. I love Salvasore Dali's works. Tragic lifestory though really, to love someone so much and then lose her...poor man...You fairy and unicorn art is very pretty. I used to collect unicorns when I was a 'tween'.

Jackie Adshead said...

Vi - I think it may be more "soul sister" actually, but I don't want to sound like I'm talking about Aretha Franklin!!!!!

Jackie Adshead said...

dj kirkby - It is a happy post, I always like meeting interesting people.

The loved painting this angels and unicorn in heaven painting - even if it is pretty!! (I'm not known for doing *pretty*!!!!).

nitebyrd said...

It's rare to meet someone that is both interesting and interested. It sounds like you two will have an good relationship, professional and otherwise.

When my daughter was diagnosed with cancer, I gave her a unicorn figurine. I told her if she believed in unicorns, anything was possible. The unicorn is our "special" thing now. Your painting is beautiful.

Jackie Adshead said...

Nitebyrd - I agree, it is rare to meet someone like that - and I have been fortunate recently, to meet Cherrie who also fits that special criteria.

As far as the spiritual healer is concerned, it does seem that we might have the start of a strong relationship, on many levels.

I'm glad you like the painting - I loved doing it. You probably can't see all the details of the background, but there are happy soul faces in the dark clouds and some animals in the sky and on the pink clouds at the bottom of the painting.

Scott Kirkman said...

Dearest Jackie,
A really lovely painting! The colors, the composition, it's all just perfect for a spiritual healing book. Congratulations and well done!
Delighted you're so busy and glad to be -- me too. Being an independent artist is a lot like being captain of a ship, isn't it? Always one more thing to do! Good thing we love what we do. . . .
Love to you, my friend.
Scott Kirkman
beautifuldrawings.com

Jackie Adshead said...

Scott - thankyou for your kind compliments. And yes, you're right about there always being one more thing to do! My list is ever expanding!!

Racy Redhead said...

Jackie, I adore that picture. It's slightly in the style of Margaret Tarrant.
You do seem to be a magnet for the more interesting women in this world! x

Jackie Adshead said...

Racy Redhead - I'm glad you like the painting!

As regards being a magnet for interesting women - yes, I think you may be right, I've met some fascinating women recently. But I suppose its hardly surprising in my job!

Indigo said...

Looking forward to the expanding list of things to come... Nice one Jackie..I love anything to do with unicorns

Jackie Adshead said...

Indigo - Yeh, so am I. I'm looking forward to working with unicorns too!