|Images of my favourite lighthouse on Cape Byron, New South Wales, Australia.|
I hadn't taken any notice of the artist's name until yesterday when I flipped one of the cards over to see where I could buy some prints off the artist if I wanted to.
And since I had written a post about the Dragonfly and transformation and used a butterfly print of what I now know was Patti's in that post, I found it amusing to learn this artist went under the name of Patti Dragonfly.
|Quilted Celtic Butterfly hanging - linoblock print|
A Dark Night of the Soul?
I found this dragon fly GIF at Patti's Facebook page with the following quote -
"The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life."
That quote seemed to resonate with me, as well.
|Blue Dragonfly cushions - linoblock print|
I had just read a passage about condors being the highest flying birds in the world in the book of shamanism I was currently reading and while we don't have condors in Australia the above painting made me think of condors flying around the most easterly point of land in Australia and me coming down to Byron Bay to spend the weekend at a shamanic conference there.
The only reason I knew about the Somara shamanic conference was because I saw a newspaper article in the Echo about a Peruvian painter, Luis Tamani.
I got to meet Luis, but he only spoke Spanish and I only spoke English, so it was more just a nod,a wink and a smile and me watching him paint in the gallery at Starseed Gardens.
I did buy a print of Luis Tamani's, which I have now framed and in my living room to remind me of the weekend that I saw him painting at Somara.
|My framed print of Luis Tamani's sitting in my living room.|
|Start of the spiral staircase to the top of the lighthouse.|
I will have to drop in and take a look around at Patti's artworks next time I'm down in Byron Bay.