Keepers to the Fire of Life

This piece is an inspiration from my imagination and is a wonderful representation of the style of work I enjoy the most. I love the process of creating a piece of work that tells a story or one that takes you on a journey of sorts to a place away from your own current position in the world, even if only for a moment. I like the challenge I give myself in creating a piece such as this and one that I enjoy the process, the tools, what the piece has to say and wants to add to the story. ‘Keepers to the Fire of Life’ is the 3rd piece in my ‘Around the World Series’.

Spring brings about change, life, renewing and transformation from what may have been a very cold, dark winter and all the emotions that may keep us from running at our highest during the winter months. This piece represents the will, power, fire, and energy to new life and transformation.

a mixed media piece created by Kimberly McGuiness about renewing and transformation with a peacock, owl and lady with blue hair
Keepers to the Fire of Life ©Kimberly McGuiness

In the winter renewed life and transformations sleep and rest deep within the ruins beyond winters reach storing up the seeds of renewed life and stoking the fire waiting to burst into form with a mighty will, wisdom, and power when the time comes. Life is sacred. Renewing and transformation are sacred.

What is it within you needing a life or renewed life? Do you have the will, power, fire, and energy to bring about the transformation? Will you seek the wisdom you need to bring about those changes in the rebirth of spring?

I used 18×24 Canson mixed media paper, watercolor, graphite pencil, light molding paste, Prismacolor colored pencils (my favorite) moon glyph symbols (representing, will, power, energy, fire, hope, life & air), tissue paper, matte gel medium, Koi coloring markers, gold uni-ball gel pen, white uni-ball gel pen, black Posca pen, and white Posca pen

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