Attraction of spirits

Well so far its been a very good year for meeting some absolutely fascinating and scintillating women (and they know exactly who they are, because they read this blog!) and this week has certainly been no exception!

My new friend the spiritual healer came to see me last night to discuss my illustrating the front cover and chapters for her new book on spiritual healing. We talked for several hours of unicorns and angels, signs, and our beliefs, and I think we spent all of ….. oooh….let me see………five minutes…. actually discussing the book illustrations, although we quite quickly went off at a tangent talking about who our favourite artists are – and found that we have a few in common, particularly Josephine Wall and Salvadore Dali. But the rest of the visit was finding out about our mutual fascination with each other – always a joy with someone you feel an attraction to, on whatever level. And it turns out we’re very similar in many ways. But the thing I find most thrilling and exciting about our connections with each other is the fact that her father and my mother actually dated each other many many years ago. And that got me thinking – what if our parents had actually married and had children – would that make us half sisters – or to take it that extra step forward – could she and I actually be two halves of one person?? Mmmm…….deep stuff, that. And added to the intrigue, not only are we the same zodiac sign, our birthdays are within a week of each other!

She’s one of those people who I can sit and look at and never tire of looking at, or tire of listening to. She’s full of interesting tales of interesting people. We certainly explored alot of our separate pasts, as women do, and looked for comparisons. Although the spiritual side of her which rules her is something I know little of, there seemed to be a lot of her viewpoints I was happy with, and interested to know more about. Equally, she was interested in my creativity and at looking at my artwork, and since we sat in my studio to chat, was interested in viewing the first stages of the erotic landscape I’m currently painting, and the first pussy portrait that is sitting awaiting completion. Infact I wondered why her eyes kept darting to something behind me as we chatted, and it was only when she asked hesitantly what the brightly coloured image was of – and laughed when I told her – that I realised what she had been looking at!! Fortunately she had read my blog so knew the background story, so I didn’t have to explain too much about the whys and wherefores of why I was painting fannies!!!

As we talked, she got me questioning some of my beliefs, which is a good thing, if it can be channelled towards helping my creativity. And I know I questioned some of hers, because I feel the need to understand more than I currently do of some of her beliefs. My mind is open to her, and I feel I have a lot to learn on this subject. I’m looking forward to the next instalment of this tale…. I think it might be interesting……………….

I've been an artist all of my life, and my paintings now hang on walls in Europe, USA and Canada. I'm working on getting them on the other continents! My wide range of artwork has been exhibited nearer to home in the East Midlands, with the Guild of Erotic Artists at Beaumont Hall Studios in Hertfordshire, and at "Erotica", Olympia, London. I have also been featured alongside my work in the Guild of Erotic Artists book (volume 2). I love to create dramatic interest in my pictures, whether it’s to paint an unusual landscape, or just to utilise dramatic lighting in my figure drawings or strong colour in my animal portraits. Delighting in the spontaneous tendencies of watercolour adds an interesting and distinctive look to my paintings, some of which are purposefully ambiguous, enabling the viewer to use their own interpretation of my artwork. I also love to hide images, and humour within my paintings, whether it’s a secret message, or an erotic couple hidden within a landscape, or even an erotic landscape where the couple are camouflaged as the features of the land itself. I am equally happy painting in oils, acrylics or watercolours and love to draw with pencil or ink. I have also developed the very effective method of drawing using white pencil on black card which creates dramatic pictures by just picking out where the light catches the body and leaving the rest of the image to the imagination, in darkness. I can also utilise many different styles, whether it is realistic, abstract, surrealistic, erotic, fantasy or camouflage art where something is hidden within the painting. I'm just passionate about my art, whatever I paint! But, it doesn't matter how many landscapes or pet portraits I paint, its always the erotic stuff that people are interested in! I started blogging to share some of the strange conversations I have with the people I meet. But its evolved into far more than that now.

Comments (12)

  1. Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!!
    Nov 2, 2007

    Sounds like you have met your sould mate!

  2. DJ Kirkby
    Nov 3, 2007

    This sounds like such a happy post! Good for you. I love Salvasore Dali’s works. Tragic lifestory though really, to love someone so much and then lose her…poor man…You fairy and unicorn art is very pretty. I used to collect unicorns when I was a ‘tween’.

  3. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 3, 2007

    Vi – I think it may be more “soul sister” actually, but I don’t want to sound like I’m talking about Aretha Franklin!!!!!

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 3, 2007

    dj kirkby – It is a happy post, I always like meeting interesting people.

    The loved painting this angels and unicorn in heaven painting – even if it is pretty!! (I’m not known for doing *pretty*!!!!).

  5. nitebyrd
    Nov 4, 2007

    It’s rare to meet someone that is both interesting and interested. It sounds like you two will have an good relationship, professional and otherwise.

    When my daughter was diagnosed with cancer, I gave her a unicorn figurine. I told her if she believed in unicorns, anything was possible. The unicorn is our “special” thing now. Your painting is beautiful.

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 4, 2007

    Nitebyrd – I agree, it is rare to meet someone like that – and I have been fortunate recently, to meet Cherrie who also fits that special criteria.

    As far as the spiritual healer is concerned, it does seem that we might have the start of a strong relationship, on many levels.

    I’m glad you like the painting – I loved doing it. You probably can’t see all the details of the background, but there are happy soul faces in the dark clouds and some animals in the sky and on the pink clouds at the bottom of the painting.

  7. Scott Kirkman
    Nov 4, 2007

    Dearest Jackie,
    A really lovely painting! The colors, the composition, it’s all just perfect for a spiritual healing book. Congratulations and well done!
    Delighted you’re so busy and glad to be — me too. Being an independent artist is a lot like being captain of a ship, isn’t it? Always one more thing to do! Good thing we love what we do. . . .
    Love to you, my friend.
    Scott Kirkman

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 4, 2007

    Scott – thankyou for your kind compliments. And yes, you’re right about there always being one more thing to do! My list is ever expanding!!

  9. Racy Redhead
    Nov 4, 2007

    Jackie, I adore that picture. It’s slightly in the style of Margaret Tarrant.
    You do seem to be a magnet for the more interesting women in this world! x

  10. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 5, 2007

    Racy Redhead – I’m glad you like the painting!

    As regards being a magnet for interesting women – yes, I think you may be right, I’ve met some fascinating women recently. But I suppose its hardly surprising in my job!

  11. Indigo
    Nov 6, 2007

    Looking forward to the expanding list of things to come… Nice one Jackie..I love anything to do with unicorns

  12. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 6, 2007

    Indigo – Yeh, so am I. I’m looking forward to working with unicorns too!

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