Oil (contains genuine Amazonite and Sedona), inks, Swarovski crystals on linen
8" x 6"
Berceuse is French for Lullaby. I like to imagine that we all have an official lullaby (or two) holding safe space for us while watching over us as we sleep. These ethereal beings live in the liminal spaces between our dreams. Added synchronicity: Someone told me that a berceuse is usually in 6/8 time and these paintings all measure eight by six inches. I wish I could tell you that I did this on purpose. All I know is that when I was looking at the first two that I painted, I asked them to tell me what they were.
The Berceuse series evolved from 2021's Fleurs de Clair series which was inspired by Drag culture. The Fleurs suggest that we are safe to be who we want to be and create ourselves completed. Both series include oil paints made from pure, crushed semi-precious stones with healing qualities which gives these diminutive paintings another exquisite layer of experience. This year the Berceuse series offers additional healing. They wear Swarovski crystals and twinkle with refractions of light therapy for your eye.
* All Berceuses and Fleurs de Clair paintings include some oil paints made from healing, semi-precious stones
Amazonite | Soothes emotional trauma • Calms the brain and nervous system • Aids in maintaining optimum health • Balances masculine and feminine energies • Helps to see different points of view • Dispels negative energy, aggravation and blockages within the nervous system • Assists in manifesting universal love • Protects against electromagnetic pollution and absorbs microwaves
Calcite | Nurtures strength of spirit and energy • Helps skeletal system • Promotes growth in strength and spirit • Activates Chakras • Spiritual stone prepares you to find your purpose • Highly cleansing • Clears out blockages, negative energy and accumulated junk on a spiritual level • Taps into hidden psychic abilities • Sharpens mind while keeping you balanced and serene
Lapis Lazuli | Protection stone • Guards against psychic attacks • Releases stress and quickly brings deep peace • Nourishes respiratory and nervous systems, cleanses organs • Encourages creativity • Immune system booster, purifies blood, lowers blood pressure, inflammation soother • Anti-depressant & sleep aid
Malachite | Absorbs negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and body • Clears and activates the chakras • Attunes to spiritual guidance • Opens heart to unconditional love • Releases inhibitions and develops empathy with others • Releases old traumas • Balances mood swings, alleviates menstrual and menopausal disorders • Enhances and stimulates the immune system.
Rhodonite | Heals emotional wounds • Shines in promoting unconditional love • Clears your heart of pain • Brings down restrictive barriers • Dismantles negative self-worth
Sedona | Neuro-stimulating red rocks enhance creative thinking
Tiger's Eye & Burnt Tiger's Eye | Protection and good luck • Gives mental clarity, to resolve problems • Heals psychosomatic illnesses • Evaporates fear and anxiety
Turquoise | Purification stone • Dispels negative energy • Wear to protect from outside influences and pollutants in the atmosphere • Chakra balancing and alignment • Calms mood swings and brings inner calm • Excellent for depression and exhaustion • Prevents panic attacks
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