New Canvas “Aura Borealis”

 

“Aura Borealis”

Ocean Prayers of a North-West Goddess

15 x 50

Acrylic on Red Cedar Panel

The StoryAura Borealis

 This cedar panel was originally dreamt up for the “Women of the West Coast” themed heritage week this year. A celebration of the divine feminine energy that guides and nurtures us in every aspect of life. It’s a force that has been suppressed throughout our known history, but I truly believe that this cycle is ending. I’ve had my own run ins with these wild, fiery feminine forces of re-birth and new beginnings this past year. These forces are rising in us all if we choose to feel and listen, and this empowerment fills me with a lot of hope for Mother Earths future.

In this painting, the North-West goddess is clad in a wet suit made of the heavens, praying for the perfect groundswell the hit our Island and cleanse our souls. The wolf represents her soul, a union of earth and sky, body and spirit. An animal that embodies freedom, ferocity, connectedness, love and timeless protection of our traditional territory. The full moon symbolizes the woman’s third eye, open, seeing, and full of wisdom. The monthly lunar cycles of fertility shape her life and the wolf spirit is celebrating this deep cosmic union with it’s howl. The Aurora Borealis signifies her “Aura”, the layers of life energy that control every aspect of her being. In meditation, she is mixing the light and love of the entire universe with the earth’s grounding energy, found in the snow-capped peaks and old growth forests of Vancouver Island.

 

 

 

 

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Just locked this in thanks to Tofino Sea Kayak, in Tofino. Amazing heritage house overlooking Tofino Harbor with a Gallery, Bookstore and Coffee shop. Hope you all can make it down, if not the show will run till the start of December.

Art Opening Tofino Sea Kayak

Winter Craft Fairs 2017

Hope you all are flowing beautifully, feeling fresh, winding down and soaking up these beautiful autumn days to the max. It’s nearly that festive time of year again and I getting super stoked to be a part of the Fiesta Global Craft Bazaar in Courtenay on November 18th-19th and in Campbell River on December 2nd. I’ll also be Vending at the Cumberland Winter Faire at the Museum on November 25th. I’m going to donate 10% of all my sales to the Friends of Clayoquot Sound this year. They’ve been doing great work in protecting the coast from Fish Farms and Mining this year. Much Love!

November 18th-19th Courtenay Fiesta World Craft Bazaar

http://www.fiestafairtradefair.ca/

November 25th Cumberland Winter Faire

http://www.cumberlandmuseum.ca/events/cumberland-winterfaire/

Campbell River Fiesta World Craft Bazaar

Friends of Clayoquot Sound http://focs.ca/

 

Tofino Artisan Market, Saturday 10-2

You can find me vending this summer and fall at the Tofino Artisan Market every Saturday, beautiful local crafts, food, coffee and live music in the park. Best way to get the weekend started 🙂IMG_20170715_154431_098.jpg

Nautical Days 2017! August 5-7th

So looking forward to vending at Nautical Days for the 4th year in a row. Going to be sharing a booth with Stump Works again and we’ll be displaying lots of salvaged wood furniture and custom frames. Will also have some new conks, framed originals and new prints. See you in the sun! Happy Summer sol creatures 🙂

Starting this April I’ve got 4 canvas prints on display at the Fix Acupuncture and Wellness Studio, 2755 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland. A great new business offering traditional healing for all sorts of mental and physical ailments. Thanks KC for your cozy little studio!

https://www.facebook.com/thefixacupuncture/

 

 

Westcoast Livin’

Howdy Islanders! So great to be back in the PNW after a 2 month surf trip down to Peru and Ecuador. Caught some crazy long waves, and had some epic adventures stretching from the Andes to the Amazon. Writing this from my new pad in Tofino, watching the storms pound against my window. Feeling so grateful to be able to call this beautiful peninsula home after years of west coast dreaming. I’ll be taking on commissions full time now, so if ya have any photos, ideas, dreams I’d love to make them a reality this year. I’ll be vending at the market downtown most Saturdays if your out this way, and have lots for sale in the Reflecting Spirit Gallery, Ucluelet and Love Craft, Tofino. Good things are coming!

 

Happy Spring Folks, have 4 canvases for sale in the Flying Canoe at the Best Western in Courtenay thanks to Erick and Brittany. Great new west coast inspired look with a wood fired pizza oven and laid back atmosphere. Plus wicked open mic jam nights every Friday. Valley just keeps getting better 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/flyingcanoepub/

http://www.flyingcanoe.ca/

Thanks for all your support this year! Going to be donating 10% of my profits to the Community Forest Fund, that helps to protect our backyard here in Cumberland from private logging operations. It’s been a great year vending all over the island, feeling so grateful for all the love, have a great winter!

Andi

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