Shed, Church, Crow

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Shed, church, crow…

Painting with the gals, the sisters, my intuitive community led me to a eureka moment.  When you paint with your clan, there is not much that they let you get away with.  No hiding, no escaping, only moving the energy through the work.  Expressing your innermost feelings.  Purging through the energy of the painting process moving it out.  Accepting what you see is what you needed to see.  Signing it and you are done.

In many ways it’s like moving through grief, which we also did this week…The stages feel the same…Anger, denial, acceptance and healing.  Shedding what you no longer need, praying in the church of your soul, connecting to that divine that flows through you.  Crow, the messenger, whose perch you created before she showed up to land on it, the message there if you only knew how to read it.

Shed, church, crow – feeling overwhelmed by all my commitments, hiding under the pile of things to do, needing to let go.  That’s what this painting moved through me.  First is the finished piece and some stages along the way.  Hope you can take a bit of the journey with me.

Final painting

Final painting

First face with oak sticks

First face with oak sticks

Second face and body with wounded wing

Second face and body with wounded wing

Final face with church and crow

Final face with church and crow





  1. Quite an ambiguous image Corrine. That crow looks like a moustache.

    • Cheryl Johnson says:

      What an ambious piece. Bet you felt a great sense do relief, working out
      the built up stressful energy and grief of the previous weeks.
      I love it. Well done Corrine!

  2. Corrine, we all experience grief with all it’s stages.. kind of like the layers of your artwork. Hopefully, it will help you move through. I know that girlfriends help me move forward.

  3. I hope the layering and colors of this heartfelt piece helped you move forward a bit. Big hugs! xo

  4. I love that you use art to help you work through things. I’ve always been a great believer in art therapy, and I’ve definitely used painting/multimedia to get me through some confusing and rough times.

    It must be so awesome to have a group of people to create with! For me, creating is such a solitary activity. If it wasn’t for blogging, I think I’d get lonely after awhile.

  5. There always does seem to be a lot to work thru & aren’t we lucky that we have that release. Beautiful colors & i love that crow 😉

  6. I thought this was such a beautiful representation of some of the feelings you are experiencing from this past week. At first I saw the crow, then the mustache as the face came into view. And all contained within the church. This painting could be a (your) metaphor for grief and healing.

  7. Amazing imagery Corrine, I bet that felt good sweetie. I love all the colours and layers, and again the fab chance to see some of your process – thank-you.
    Huge hugs x x x x

  8. I hoped this helped your healing, Corrine. It sure looks it, just looking your final piece. Pretty powerful.

  9. Lots of action and turmoil in this piece which I’m sure is reflective of how you’re feeling….it’s so energetic and strong… you. Thanks so much for sharing…

  10. What a magnificent piece, Corrine. Moving from an unmovable mouth to the power of a crow’s wing, for me, is significant as being awestruck with loss and then being empowered by faith to move on. You are definitely a “soul” painter…and one that I love!

  11. jill eudaly says:

    So much raw expression in this piece.

  12. What is important is that it came out, the process of making the piece itself, not so much the end result. Like you said, it is the journey……I hope it was a healing one for you. I always love your art , it is always emotional. Hugs to you.

  13. Looks like lots of fun. 🙂

  14. I can feel the emotions in these just looking at them. True Art Journaling <3

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