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

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petrea at  (to prevent phishing; please replace the at with @)

Trea's Artwork on Website

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Heal the Hat

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