Oh guys… I have been dying to share with you the creative process behind Meissa.
Meissa is a Nixie created for Katie, aka StarNative. The only demand was to incorporate crystals. You’ll see that even though I love crystals and having them in my artwork: I struggle.
You know I love keeping it real and it’s important for me to share the process as it is: sometimes it flows like a river, and some other times I feel like I am going against its current.
I really took my time with her. I put her in a special space in my ArtCave so I could actually see her every time I was in there.
Some paintings need space.
I am really proud of how she turned out and she stayed with me for a few extra weeks so I could charge her with Reiki and with a shit ton of Love.
I always start a session by setting my intention for the artwork. I light a candle and retreat within. The use of specific oils is part of my ritual as well.
Nothing is done without a specific purpose.
There is always some music playing, that I pick accordingly to the intention.
You might have noticed that some symbols make appearances throughout my artwork.
This is the case with the “three drops/tears”. I have never explained what they actually mean to me (and might never do) but they have an important place in my art.
I also used the clusters of small dashes, checkers (in the stencil for the second layer).
And on her neck, I painted the Zibu symbol for Creativity. You can see a project I made with them right here. I use them often but most of the time, they are hidden more than in plain sight.