So many times in my day to day life, I 'forget to remember' that we are Spiritual beings having an Earthly experience. Just by opening the book 'Women Who Run with the Wolves,' I am inspired again to respect my creativity, our creativity as people. 'Sealskin, Soulskin' is one of the teaching stories in that book. It's focus is on returning again and again to our true nature, as the seal woman crosses between the worlds of 'inner' and 'outer', swimming to the Deep to retrieve her true self.
This pastel and gouache painting measuring 5.5" x 5.5", and backed onto a decorative 8" x 12"
embellished paper is inspired by this story.
Sealwoman looks away toward human settlement, inspired by the lights twinkling there, knowing that if she crosses the water to spend time away from her watery home, she will gain experience as well as lose some of her intuitions and finer senses. Her seal soulmate remains faithful, ready to help her cross back at any time.