Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Balance of Nature

Marjorie and the Guardians of the Marsh

Marjorie – a dear friend of mine was instrumental in reminding me to be more respectful to the earth - something I had not been so diligent in doing since I was a child.  Asking permission from plants and the animals that inhabit the area before one takes for oneself.
Marjorie is s beautiful older woman who adorns herself with amber and has long silver hair.   I have depicted her as the young vibrant warrior goddess that she shines out from her being
This painting is my tribute to her and all the wild things that maintain and keep our planet clean. Birds, insects, plants etc;   The marsh is important for all of us, and These beings present show us that piece of earth is habitable.
Red Wing Blackbirds inhabit marshes; their presence is a sign that the marsh is healthy (or healthy enough in some cases).  Providing food, shelter, nesting material, and water.  All the necessities one needs to live.   They are fierce protectors of their environment.

This artwork also shows the balance of masculine and feminine.   The male and female redwing blackbird.  Marjorie represents the feminine strength, and the cattails the masculine.  There are other images hidden, ancient script and symbols too.

Trea Jensen, Eastend, SK
Original 30”x40”
Acrylic and watercolour
On Canvas

Canvas treated with absorbent grounds to accept watercolour pigment mixed with acrylic medium to create the wash effect on paper.  After the paint has set, it is then treated with many layers of clear acrylic.

The illusion of bondage

Saraswati the Swan Princess

This painting in a series that Trea is working on, is exploring the different iconic images of the feminine we are exposed to in our lives. 
Layering Fairy tales with religious icons.

In this painting Trea explores:
The fairy tale ‘The Swan princess’, Saraswati the Hindu goddess and a Catholic nun in traditional habit. 
The Swan became the headdress as it reminded her of the “flying nun” and traditional black and white gowns became more ornate and regal. 
Saraswati is the  protector and inspiration to artists and musicians.  In traditional images, saraswati is  transported by a white swan, and Saraswati playing an stringed instrument.
The swan princess a fairy tale, and ballet that Trea was quite taken with as a child, where the woman changes from woman to swan, there are many versions of this tale, where she is either under a spell that can only be broken by true love, or that she is a mythical shape shifter. 
In all the layers of this image, each woman in confined, but in  their own way they are able to express themselves through movement, song and creativity. 
One may come up with many other meanings and insights based on their own life experiences.

24”x 24” Framed
Watercolour and Acrylic on 140lb cold press watercolour paper
Trea Jensen, Eastend, SK

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Usui and Karuna Reiki

2013 Class Schedule
Times and Dates TBA
Usui Reiki
One - Physical level
Two - Mental and emotional level
3a A.R.T(Advanced Reiki Techniques) Spirit level
3b Teacher/intstructor Master Level

Karuna Reiki®
Karuna Practioner 1&2
Karuna Master Level 1&2

for more info please contact me at
petrea at  (to prevent phishing; please replace the at with @)

Trea's Artwork on Website

Please check out this website that features my artwork, other artists, and interesting facts of Eastend, SK.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Heal the Hat

If you are in Medicine Hat November 3 and 4
Check out 'Heal the Hat'  Health Expo

Friday, October 26, 2012

New Reiki Location

Traveling Artwork

Oct 13 2012 was Eastend Arts Council's 2nd Juried Art Show.
Visions of Eastend 'Under the Living Sky'.
OSAC Adjudicator Donna Kriekle, 
chose one piece of artwork from each of the 26 artist who participated.
These 26 artworks will travel the upcoming year throughout Saskatchewan and possibly Alberta.
My artwork (large landscape painting) 'The Land and the Sky Speak' will be in the tour.
The evening was grand.  There was music, desserts and a good time all round!
 I had the opportunity to be one of the musicians for the evening; songs I have written and some traditional celtic songs.
Some of the artists represented at the Juried Art Show 'Under the Living Sky'
Donna Kriekle (your left), and Alice Hanlin of EAC who put the show together with the help of volunteers from EAC(Eastend Arts Council) and the Eastend community.  You can check out the touring schedule on the EAC website

New location for Reiki and Body Talk

Students Sculpture classes Nov 1,8,15,22 2012

Thursdays after school  3:45 - 5:45

Friday, April 20, 2012

Calyx Art Show Sunday April 22

I will be showing and selling my new paintings this Sunday during the Amazing Calyx Art Show
10 am to 4 pm
there will be 25 other artists that day!
Come down and be dazzled by the many amazing artists!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

WaterColour Workshops at Eastend Library

Watercolour Blooms workshop at the Eastend Library was a succes.
12 students young to not so young registered to take part.
These workshops are an introduction to the watercolour medium.
No experience is required. Experienced, learn something you know in a new way!

Watch for the next Intro to Watercolour artwork
At the Eastend Library.

I am an artist and founding member of A.G.E.S, Artisans Guild of Eastend.
I am encouraging artists to create a workshop, and teach it at the Eastend Library
Want to do a workshop? Not a Guild Trea
To register for the classes, contact the Eastend Library during business hours 295-3788 for more Guild events!