Marianne of Gifts From the Earth
Since she was a young girl, art and creativity have been a big part of her life. Remembering growing up always drawing, making things with paper, clay or whatever she could get her hands on, working with her fingers was her calling. Somewhere along the way Marianne found stained glass, calligraphy, collage, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, encaustic and so much more. Over time the magic turned into a love of making skin care products.
It satisfies her mothering side. There is something so sensual about working with oils and herbs and combing them into beautiful creations. Knowing that she is a part of many people’s daily care routine gives her great satisfaction. Marianne loves caring for others.
As much as she loves skin care, Marianne loves finding ways to express her creative side. It feeds her soul, and she can’t imagine life without it. When her daughter left for college on the East Coast, Marianne was so sad. To soothe her pain, she started painting and decorating boxes. They represent what she was feeling. Painting, pasting and crafting saved her spirit
At this point in her life Marianne works on combing spirit with art, once a year she takes an Intuitive Painting class to delve deeper into existence…
Titled Releasing the Dreams here is her story:
In the days before dreams, the world was made of water. It was dark and turbulent. The land was black and rich, full of every mineral, but there were no dreams. The earth goddess was still asleep in the deepest depths of the ocean.
The sun god was hardly noticeable. And the world was left without dreams. Buried deep within the sea was the vessel and the key. It was the way to unlock the land from the ocean and it was full of rich colors. The people of the earth searched and searched for it, but no one could find it. The priestesses were consulted. From their power of intuition, they knew how to find the vessel and the key.
The priestesses told the people to find the sea turtle for it had survived for millions of years, and he knew where the vessel and the key were hidden. The people called upon the turtle in the blackest depths of the sea to show them where it was.
Once found, the vessel and key floated to the surface and all the dreams that had ever been dreamed and all the dreams still to come were let out of the ocean and floated into the air; uniting the people of the land, water, wind and fire to be as one. To create the world, they dream of…