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The first book by a New Zealand author that I ever read before emigrating to this beautiful country was “An Angel at my table” by Janet Frame (a truly recommended read !)
Some years later, having settled in this country on the opposite side of the globe, I found myself on a beach wandering deep in thoughts and kicking sand out in front of my bare feet. This was an uncertain time in both my personal and artistic life. I had just moved to the North Island having been through a series of devastating earthquakes that took away much of what we had. And even though we had taken this leap of faith and were now in a safer environment, I felt lost. The kids were playing in the surf, my darling man, my soulmate was resting his eyelids.
It was a sunny afternoon of relaxation, yet my mind was far from relaxed (I am a bit of a thinker) so I started walking along the surf line and I found hope and inspiration while strolling that beach that day. Suddenly I started seeing Angels appear from the pieces of driftwood that I came across, and so my adventure with the Angels started and I was having “Angels at my (work) table” myself.
Ever since I was young I have had something with Angels, always vehemently believed we all had our own Guardian Angel with us at all times. At primary school I was the main Angel in the Christmas schoolplay (of course, because I had long blond hair) Always had a deep rooted feeling that there is more in our universe and that we can find more within ourselves.
So now I have found Angelic messages in pieces of nature, gifted to me by the ocean, the waves, the flow of the waters of Mother Earth.
I love having this “drifted” wood art on my table to connect with and work with. And by translating the message these pieces hold I can share these vibes and energies with you.
All the driftwood Angels I create are pulled from carefully, hand-selected local driftwood pieces.
There is a bit of a ritual to the work. First they are gathered, then cleaned and prepped, before I start pulling the image from the shadows and the cracks within the wood with my special woodburning tool.
They are then painted with acrylic washes, gouache and watercolor paints and then varnished. All come with a brass hanger on the back, ready to be placed in your favorite spot to guard you, your special place and loved ones spreading their divine energy.