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...My Phantom Priestess...

Updated on September 27, 2011
Phantom Priestess
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...The Inspiration...

Quite a few weeks ago I was doing an oracle card reading and I pulled The High Priestess at a time where I was writing about doing more meditative work and using more of my crystals and herbs for what they are intended for. I had thought about my projects and candles and talismans laying unfinished and unused. I looked around at my jewelry and my papers and books and thought that even though I have an assignment for the writing group due...that I had to really not just work all day and night when I wasn't taking care of the boys.

...The Inclination...

Starting a new piece of art in my favorite medium is always spellbinding, pun intended. I find my Muse and She leads me away from the keyboard and into the pencils and papers and inks. She has other things in mind than I do and the whole process of organic creation goes and flows as it should. It is similar to writing in a way but there is more proof of Her presence here sometimes, like in this piece. The poppies again appeared and called for attention. The number nine has been prominent for a series of births and rebirths in my own circles and cycles. The ravens are always hovering close and in this inclination they are Her and She is their Mother. She is summoning them always as harbingers of the future, and I love Her.

...One Thing Leads to Another...

From the first view of the poppies in a symbols book to the parchment page that I used to illustrate what they are used for and have been associated with to this piece of work, it has been an evolving round of acknowledgements. The red petals of death was a title I had for a hub and changed it to "The Power of Poppies" because even in their heavily sedated state of assistance, their beauty is recalled with pleasant memories and recollections. They stand out to me primarily as being that gorgeous field of red in the Wonderful Wizard of Oz...but as I look back and one thing led to another - way back when I was creating the "Nevermore" Pendulum Board and I used Edgar Allan Poe's quotes from The Raven - I had also updated my status with the quote about sleep:

"Sleep, those little slices of death. Oh, how I loathe them."

Coincidences collide together and I used that quote on my poppy page as well...

So, you see how the Muse dances through fields of poppies, flies with the ravens and comes back again to divine the future - appearing as an impressive and elusive Lady whom I have no choice but to chase through the pages and paintings of my life...She does not stand still or come when called...and that be the challenge!

In gratitude, see you next time...


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    Carole Anzolletti 5 years ago from The Phantom Queen's Labyrinth

    Frank, you are very talented as well. Thanks for the awesome comments and I look forward to reading more of your hubs also!!!

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    Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

    Yeah I think I like your writing style.. it shows talent and swag :) FRank

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    Carole Anzolletti 6 years ago from The Phantom Queen's Labyrinth

    Thank you my friend :) that I will! Have a beautiful night!

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    Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

    Voted up and, you are super talented, Carole! Keep 'em coming.

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    Carole Anzolletti 6 years ago from The Phantom Queen's Labyrinth

    "We can change our view of change by viewing the uncomfortable moments as an opportunity for tremendous transformation."

    ~ Ariane de Bonvoisin

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    Carole Anzolletti 6 years ago from The Phantom Queen's Labyrinth

    silver lining 5, yes it is true, I love my own dimension and I am told it is quite a beautiful place. What service would I be to this world if I didn't allow my unique and inspiring musings to be seen in the light of day? I have been writing for decades now and I have sold my words and work all over the world. I would love to have you here to continue exploring and opening your mind to the fact that we need both dark and light to live, love, and survive. I am grateful that you took the time to read and reply. Many blessings to you on your journey! :)

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    Carole Anzolletti 6 years ago from The Phantom Queen's Labyrinth

    Ava a- That is really awesome of you to say, I am very grateful for your compliments...until next time ~ blessed be )0(

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    silver lining 5 6 years ago from Southwest

    You are pursuing something that is unclear to most people, you are in your own dimension, I don't understand it so I have no right to rate it good or bad. I will stay in the dimension that I know even if it is quite evil at times, so long as I know that I am not part of the evil. I like light, darkness and the unknown is scary to me, don't know what unfolds. PEACE

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    Avaadore22 6 years ago

    You have many talents and the best part is you are exceptional at all of them. I absolutely love this piece and the way u pay such close attention to detail. Until ur next hub... Blessed be.

    -Ava A.