My Mindful Moment series are 12 pieces that will directly fund my own therapy this year, I will be releasing a painting on the last day of each month that I've painted mindfully that will directly fund my own therapy and hopefully I can raise awareness of mental health issues, reduce the stigma and create some good conversations and support to others.
As I'm still having therapy I still need to raise funds to pay for this service (especially crucial currently with all that's going on in my life). So I've decided to continue the Mindful moment series but with a new theme! This series will follow closely with the seasons that we experience month to month here in the UK. This includes the full moon each month and its meanings, any wiccan/pagan sabbats from the wheel of the year and the correspondences they have. I hope to guide you through a full year of connecting back to nature and the meanings behind old traditions
This month is based around the theme of January and features a fox on a garden fence. It features the Wolf moon which is connected to wolves entering villages in search of food in cold, hard winters. I was delighted to be visited by two beautiful foxes last week to my garden in their own hunt for food. I photographed one sat on the fence outside my studio!
The painting also features a statue of Janus (where January got it's name I believe!). In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus (/ˈdʒeɪnəs/ JAY-nəs; Latin: Ianus [ˈi̯aːnʊs]) is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, frames, and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces and he presided over the beginning and ending of conflict, hence war and peace and city and country.
I am currently going through my own transition period as the end of a relationship has happened and I'm moving from city to countryside. It's a frosty time of year but with a glimmer of hope and magic.
The painting is A5 sized, painted with vegan acrylic and watercolour paints on to sustainable bamboo paper and framed in a black made to measure frame. It will be sent next day delivery via DPD unless collection can be arranged.