Monday, August 1, 2011

The Doll in Her Pocket: Vasalisa the Wise

"Intuition is the treasure of a woman's psyche. It is like a divining instrument and like a crystal through which one can see with uncanny interior vision. It is like a wise old woman who is with you always, who tells you exactly what the matter is, tells you exactly where to go left or right. It is a form of The One Who Knows, old La Que Sabe, the Wild Woman."

" Valalisa " is a woman's intuition story with few essential bones astray. It is about the realization that most things are not as they seem. As women we call upon our intuition and instincts in order to sniff things out. We use all our senses to wring the truth from things, to extract nourishment from our own ideas, to see what is there to see, to know what there is to know, to be the keepers of our own creative fires, and to have intimate knowing about the Life/Death/ Life cycles of all nature-this is an initiated woman." 

 " Women That Run With the Wolves" - Clarissa Pinkola Estes

I finished my fifth egg tempera painting in the ongoing series based on the book.

2 comments:

gideon sockpuppet said...

Interesting images -- very narrative through the use of symbols, and I also like the way you have used colour.

Little Iron Horse said...

Thank you very much for dropping by and for your feed back. I certainly appreciate your comments! I am just using a very basic palette, nothing fancy but I would like to get a few more brighter colours.