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A Doodle with Pen and Colored Pencil

A Doodle with Pen and Colored Pencil

I’m finally done with massage school, have passed my national certification exam, and have the license application in the mail.  So now I can get back to my heArts!  I had no idea all of that would end up tapping the creativity right out of me.   Well, that and my muse disappearing.  But…upward and onward!

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Admittedly, the hearts are hard to find in this one, but they’re there masquerading as snowflakes. I made this in Photoshop with the freely downloadable brushes from BSilvia at Graphics-Illustrations. Her “snow scenes” tutorial was my inspiration. I used the Snowy Sky, Swirls (around the tree’s star), Christmas Trees Grunge, and Grunge Heart brushes.

heArt #99 Holiday Tree Snow Scene

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I’ve been reading about how some shamans use the image of a tree in order to access different levels of awareness. The power of trees shows up in many of the world’s ancient religions, from the Bodhi Tree that the Buddha sat under; to the World Tree, Yggdrasil, of the Norse myths (which resonates the most for me); to the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden. Trees have always seemed sentient and magical to me. It seems it’s time to start bringing them into my art.

This tree, in particular, is inspired by Idunna, the Norse goddess who is the keeper of the tree of golden apples which bestows immortality on those who eat from it. It was also inspired by the artist Klimt.

Painted in Photoshop using a graphic tablet, then adjusted with filters.

#54 “Love Apples”

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