Earth-Centered Practices for Everyday Mystics, Healers, & Creatives

Swept Away by Brigid’s Creative Fire

in Art, Goddess, Work in Progress

Brigid's Fire in process

Brigid 1

About 10 days ago, I woke up in the middle of night thinking “I have to paint a portrait of Brigid, where she is offering us her sacred fire.” I got up and made some thumbnail sketches, then fell back asleep.  In the morning I recognized it as a calling.

Brigid 2

I feel a little bit like I’ve been whisked away by the faeries the last few days . . . caught up in a creative vortex, creating this image of Brigid. Experiencing “flow,” where hours slip away like minutes . . .

Brigid 3

I’ve been sharing glimpses of my process all week on Instagram and Facebook. It’s lovely to get such enthusiastic feedback!

Brigid 4

I’ll be back at the drawing board later today. All that’s left to do is her hands and face . . . Blessed be.

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Update:  You can see the finished piece here, and prints are available in the shop.

Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Gerda Mon - Jan 27th 2014 1:16 pm

    Oh Joanna these paintings are really beautiful…magic …
    Thank You…
    Love from Belgium…

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    • Joanna Powell Colbert Tue - Jan 28th 2014 6:23 am

      Thank you Gerda!

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  • cate Mon - Jan 27th 2014 1:28 pm

    Dearest mermaid sister, your Brigid is gorgeous. There is such strength and wisdom in her face. … and she brought back memories of your Bride tale too.

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    • Joanna Powell Colbert Tue - Jan 28th 2014 6:23 am

      Dear Cate, I had forgotten all about that tale I wrote so many years ago. I should dig it up again. Thank you.

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  • Hali Tue - Jan 28th 2014 8:47 am

    SO beautiful! Brigid visits me from time to time in my art, too.

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    • Joanna Powell Colbert Wed - Jan 29th 2014 7:05 am

      Lovely, Hali!

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  • Melissa Wed - Jan 29th 2014 6:43 am

    Brigid to me is one of those Goddesses that I aspire to be like. She is the waters of the healing well, and the fire of inspiration and fire of the forge. That synergy of opposites within the self is a very powerful idea for me.

    I can’t wait to see her finished! 🙂

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    • Joanna Powell Colbert Wed - Jan 29th 2014 7:05 am

      Soon, very soon. Thank you Melissa!

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  • Sara Ferguson Thu - Jan 30th 2014 6:04 am

    This morning the sun rose in Aquarius 11, whose Sabian symbol is, “A man tête-a-tête with his inspiration.” I opened my email to find your message about Her. xxoo

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    • Joanna Powell Colbert Thu - Jan 30th 2014 6:22 am

      Oh my! Gotta love that!!! XOXO

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