Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December Challenge: "Spirit"

"Spirit of 1934"  by Bonnie Hobbs

"Spiritual Energy"

May you be filled with Loving Kindness
May you be at Peace
May you be safe from Inner and Outer Harm and Danger
May you be Happy

"Santa Paws"
6 x 6
Lisa Daria
Tori Brega

Any excuse to add another to a series of "Holy Cow " images, one of my favorite subjects.
Each one seems to emerge with a different attitude.

"School Spirit"
10 x 10
Nancy Colella

To me, there is nothing more emotionally moving and spiritual than a marching band.
I get so worked up, sometimes I even cry!
The reference photo for this was taken as the U Mass Marching Band
marched by us at a football game.
I was enthralled.

Sally Dean

I have been going to different churches a lot lately. I consider myself a spiritual person, but not religious.
I don't really know where I belong, but I like comparing the different philosophies and seeing where the connections are.
I do believe in love and kindness. That's pretty universal.

Kelley MacDonald
I eschewed my initial inclination to paint something 'spiritual' or showing holiday 'spirit' for reasons explained on my blog. I do enjoy the colors, sparkle and liveliness of cocktails, and their bottles are endlessly interesting to me. I could stand in the Package Store and just LOOK at the bottles on the shelves...

"Wendell my feline Spirit"
After trying to conjure up a painting of something spiritual I realized that this one says it all.

"Guardian Spirit" by Paula Villanova

"All About El"
Joan Brancale
Whenever I'm having a good time, cooking or spending on clothes.. I think of my Mom. She's my spirit--and she had so much spirit!-- fun, practical and tough. Ella May loved a few luxuries like Joy perfume or her old mink coat which was re-modelled over the years--I still have a remnant of soft beautiful fur. The touch of it reminds me of sitting next to her and enjoying its warmth and her scent.

Soaking In The Spirit
Jeanne MacFarland

Ah, experiencing the sweet presence of the Holy Spirit, there's
 nothing like it.  All peace, all contentment and such love!