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The Spirit of Grey – An Animal Companion Portrait Created With Love


The Spirit of GreyI love channeling soul energy that comes through our animal sisters and brothers. It is always an honor to be able to capture the spirit of someone’s beloved animal companion and this week I’ve been working on a special commission of Grey.

Beautiful Grey is no longer on this Earth plane with us, but her spirit lives within the hearts of those she holds dear. This painting is a Christmas gift from a client to her father of the special companion that had great impact on his life.

Grey

Grey

Grey was a rescue puppy and lived in Oaxaca, Mexico with her human companion where they enjoyed the beautiful outdoors together. She was the “alpha” dog of his large property that was shared with 4 other casitas and dog friends.

Grey loved roaming the outdoors, spending time in the garden, and enjoying the mountains of Oaxaca with her human companion where she would run and play in a place called San Isidro-Sierra Norte Llano Grande.

From the moment I saw an image of the forested mountain area there that my client shared, I knew immediately the image that was wanting to come through. Of the images of Grey that I was sent, I chose this very soulful one of her as a puppy, that both shows her depth and spiritedness.

It was a welcome challenge, the image I was receiving wanting to come through for this, as it was a melding of realism with an ethereal quality that was channeling in my heart. This was to be an overlay of what I saw as two different dimensional experiences seen at the same time…where Grey once used to play, and where she still does.

Grey being the portal, bridging the two at center.

Pine Forest in the Pueblos Mancomunados

Pine Forest in the Pueblos Mancomunados – my inspiration

The butterfly symbolizing the journey of life and transcendence, as well as the shifting of one experience into another. To the Maya, butterflies are seen as ancestors returning for a visit to physicality and have a very Earth and cosmic bridging connection. 😉

Grey is illuminated by the light coming through the forest, as she seems to say, “All is well.”

I believe the way that Grey was wanting this painting to come through as, holds a symbolic message that is also embedded within it, specifically for her dear soul friend.

Her presence was a powerful part of her human companion’s healing path and it is on that “path” they walked together, that she is still guiding him.

This painting not only celebrates the life of Grey and all whom she touched, but I dedicate it to all beings that have transitioned into another experience – both animal and human. There seems to be many souls journeying these days, as things naturally shift, and to each I thank you for joining this experience with us and supporting the perfect piece of the puzzle you embodied.

And I have to mention the amazing magickal thing I noticed when I was uploading the photo to this post. After I cropped the photo and saved it to my computer, low and behold, the file size naturally is 444 KB! Indeed the angels are around big time..and one of their names is Grey 🙂

I love Grey’s name, as it is the grey areas that we could do well with opening up more to.

“Life isn’t black and white. It’s a million grey areas, don’t you find? ~Ridley Scott

The animals have a message to share with us. We need only to listen. 

To read more about my animal companion portrait service, to view some of the portraits I’ve helped bring to life, and to commission your own portrait, you may visit Animal Portraits or email me at tania@taniamarie.com

Custom Animal Companion Portraits That Touch The Heart And Speak From The Soul


“Summer Days” ~ Nikki – 24″ x 30″ Acrylic on Canvas Animal Companion Portrait by Tania Marie

Being deeply heart-connected to animals since I birthed into this experience of life, and having very profound and magical relationships with my own animal companions, it’s no wonder why I resonate so much with painting our beautiful animal friends. To me they are no different than myself and I see and honor them as the divine souls I know them to be.

I love channeling soul energy that comes through our animal sisters and brothers. Animal Spirit Guides always come through whenever I am working intuitively or supporting others with Reiki sessions, which is why I started to provide Animal Spirit Guide Readings in combo with Reiki Healing Attunements and why I was inspired to create my new series Universal ARKitecture that channels the messages of the Animal Spirits of the Earth.

I am always honored and excited to be able to bring to life the spirit of someone’s beloved animal companion and today I’m sharing the joyous spirit of Nikki, that I was commissioned to paint as a gift to the dear friend of my client. I have titled this painting, “Summer Days,” as it depicts Nikki at her family’s summer home in her favorite spot she loves to hang out. She has such a joyous, bright spirit, reminiscent of vibrant Summer Sun.

My gift in creating these animal portraits is in bringing to life the inner spirit of each beautiful soul and infusing visionary elements that highlight the magic of their uniqueness. I create from photos provided and either create my own environment to support the spirit of each soul that feels to highlight their essence, or will create what is desired as their environment – always infused with an artistic vision in how to bring those elements to “life” with a little Tania flair that I’ve come to be known for in my paintings.

Animals are our best friends, children, companions, soulmates and in many cases are the dearest gifts in our lives – always there unconditionally to support and love us. Many have lost dear ones, currently have new members in their family, or have those that have been with them through thick and thin for years. In honor of these dear ones that bring invaluable joy to our lives in immeasurable ways, I offer animal companion portraiture as a custom service.

The animals have a message to share with us. We need only to listen. ~ Tania Marie

 

To read more about this service, to view some of the portraits I’ve helped bring to life, and to commission your own portrait, you may visit Animal Portraits or email me at tania@taniamarie.com

 

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ – a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein 

“Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though…. That’s the problem.” ~ Benjamin Hoff 

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France

“Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!” ~ Theophile Gautier 

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” ~ Martin Buber 

The Child In Us – New Painting #4 in the Universal ARKitecture Series


The Child In Us by Tania Marie – 24″ x 24″ Acrylic on Canvas Now Available

I’ve been quite immersed in projects, so my new series was on hold for a couple of weeks (boo), but percolating in the background nonetheless. I was so happy to be “back in the saddle” again (Laura Bruno will get a giggle out of that) and flowing the creative channeling once again.

As I’ve shared, I am in process of creating a 33 painting new series called Universal ARKitecture, and this painting comes to us at #4 and is called, “The Child In Us.” It actually didn’t start out to be this painting, as I got ahead of myself and had started creating #5, always being a few steps ahead and anxious about that one (I only now realized the synchronous unfolding of how the painting that would have been #4 is now #5, my favorite and meaningful number, which perfectly aligns with what will be in that painting, as you’ll come to see) 🙂

However, it was miss Joy, my sweet lop-eared bunny companion who set mom straight!  Every time I was working on the painting, or trying to, as it was challenging energetically, she kept trying to bite it and was running off with my paint brushes and kept trying to get my attention. Finally I realized that the energy of this canvas, the first step in order to get to the next painting, and the timing was off. And once I consciously received the light bulb click, embraced this message, and allowed the animal spirit that was trying to get through come in, everything started to flow and magic took place. The energy of the next painting was also much larger and could not be contained in this canvas (24″ x 24″), needing a 48″ x 48″ instead, which the next one will be. The energy of squeezing a big energy into something too small for it was painful! And once I embraced the realization everything flowed peacefully.

Every one of these new paintings becomes my new favorite, so this is no exception. I am so in love with this tender little amazing porcupine! I just want to squeeze him with a giant hug!

For now, I’ve just taken a quick photograph to share, but today I’m actually having the paintings so far that I’ve completed, photographed professionally, so I will be able to share higher resolution and higher quality images shortly. All of these paintings are available and will be posted shortly on my website here: Universal ARKitecture. If interested in this one, or any you have seen me post so far, you can contact me at tania@taniamarie.com. Prints will be available as well once I get good high res photos going.

Each of these paintings in the series conveys an animal spirit wisdom, which I am capturing along with the essence of the specific animal spirit that channels through to me. They are all endangered species as well, bringing conscious awareness to our animal friends and a return to natural harmony on Earth.

Porcupine wisdom includes:

  • Innocence

  • Trust in Spirit

  • Renewed sense of wonder

  • Creating your own path

  • Protection of boundaries

  • Defense when threatened

  • Allowing others their path

  • Non-interference

Compassionate Animal Art Available for a Love Offer


As promised, today I am starting to post the art that is now available for “Love Offer” donations of an amount of your choice that reflects the value you feel you receive. For more details about this special offering you can read yesterday’s post: Name that Love Offer.

To reiterate, I will be gifting a special “Tree of Life” fine art print for FREE to accompany your purchase. Shipping cost is your responsibility.

In keeping with the theme of Compassionate Animal Art that I posted on recently, I thought I’d start the Love Offers off with six animal inspired creations.

To make an offer, contact me at tania@taniamarie.com

Here are today’s Love Offers and details on each. Amount of each available is listed. A couple have more than one option and one has three available, so can either be purchased by one person and given as gifts, or are available to more than one person. Title and info are listed before the corresponding image:

1. Reflections ~ One  12″ x 15″ print on fine art paper of an original oil that was sold

2. Discoveries ~ One  14 1/2″ x 22″ print on fine art paper of an original oil that was sold

3. Everyday Miracles ~ One  12″ x 12″ print on fine art paper of an original oil that was sold

4. Nestor ~ One  12″ x 24″ Acrylic on Canvas Original 

                   One  12″ x 24″ Giclee on Canvas

                   Three  6″ x 12″ print on fine art paper 

Many prints and giclees were made of this and sold, as it is a beloved favorite of people’s, especially among children. I never released the Original for availability until now.

5. Legacy ~ One  12″ x 15 7/8″ Acrylic on Canvas Paper Original 

                    One  12″ x 15 7/8″ Giclee on Canvas

Only giclees have been available and purchased for this piece. Never released original until now.

6. Majestic ~ One  11 3/4″ x 19 1/2″ Pencil Original, framed as pictured below (first image is a close up of the detail)

Only prints of this have been available and purchased until now.

Hear Their Hearts – Voicing Animal and Earth Consciousness through Art


Reflections

One of my passions, as a visionary, vegan artist and animal lover is to create compassionate animal art voicing healing awareness that supports Earth and human evolution.

Many of the themes of my paintings and design creations, are heavily focused on nature in all of its beauty and a reflection of “a return to natural harmony.” Spiritually animal-focused creations are one of my favorites, which include creating custom animal portraits, animal and Earth consciousness commissions, and my own original inspirations that reflect the miracle of life in all of creation.

These particular paintings are intended to give animals a voice through images that capture their essence and create healing awareness. I believe that animals are NOT voiceless and by being more present and unconditionally compassionate, you can connect at the heart level with all creatures and learn to hear what they each have to share. Listening with your heart connects you to theirs and the voiceless become deeply expressive.

Legacy

It is my intention that these types of paintings will be part of a new era of animal art supporting a shift of perspective towards a more compassionate co-experience with these children of the Earth.

To commission an animal portrait or any reflection of Earth and animal love and inspiration you may have, please feel free to contact me at tania@taniamarie.com to help you bring that vision to life. http://taniamarie.com/index.html

 

“The animals have a message to share with us. We need only to listen.” ~ Tania Marie

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ – a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein

Discoveries

“Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though…. That’s the problem.” ~ Benjamin Hoff 

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France

 

Their Wish Come True

“Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!” ~ Theophile Gautier 

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” ~ Martin Buber

Love Day 40% Off Special – A Timeless Creation From the Heart


Reflections by Tania Marie

Happy Love Day to everyone! It’s a conscious reminder day that if every day isn’t a love-filled day, to make it so! Love is the most powerful energy in the Universe.

“Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it.”

Emily H. Sell

“The heart is the only constant and sure beam to follow ones cosmic door of understanding.”

Mentor, Agartha

In honor of this love-filled day, I am sharing a love and passion of mine, as well as a love gift special. Some of my most favorite paintings I’ve created have been the animal companion portraits I have supported clients with. I have featured some of them in this blog to share, for those who haven’t seen them on my website.

Animals are beloved friends that I am deeply connected with and it is my joy to bring their essence to life in a very unique way for others, so that the depth of their soul is brought into the light. I make a deep connection with each animal companion that I am honored to capture on canvas in order to embody their uniqueness and divinity. I have been honored to work with some really lovely souls, both animal and human in bringing these creations about.

Animals demonstrate unconditional love in the purest of ways. They also help support us to learn to love ourselves in our authenticity and to connect to our beautiful Earth Mother and nature. Their essence is a mirror of love and they hold healing messages for us to embrace and integrate.

Discoveries by Tania Marie

The first painting pictured here is called “Reflections” and was a wedding gift for a new bride and groom of their beloved animal companion, Rufus, that also reflected their love of the ocean and beach and captured the energy of the life they are embarking upon.

“Discoveries” not only was created for a family’s love of their dear little Lucy, but to capture the essence of Lucy’s spirit and love for discovery of life.

“Everyday Miracles” was a birthday gift to capture the qualities of finding joy and transformative opportunities in life that dear little Madison displays for her human companion.

“Sanctuary” captures Fidel and Potato, two very different personalities in their feline sanctum, as a Christmas gift from brother to sister.  A complimentary match of feline friends comfortable in the presence of “being,” each as they are.

“Nestor” was created of my beloved when she was a baby to capture her magickal innocence and the tenderness of her child at heart radiance she embodies and instills within me.

Sanctuary by Tania Marie

Each piece has not only reflected the soul of the companion, but carries a message through that animal companion to its human companion to help embrace the energy they have to share and the support they impart as inspiration daily. There are always many layers to the paintings I create and these animal portraits are no exception.

If you are interested in a truly timeless piece of art that will touch your heart always, please contact me with your requests. I am offering through this blog, a 40% discount on my animal companion portraits in honor of the love I share for all of creation. This special is good through May 31st, 2012. 

Here are a couple of testimonials from happy human companions:

“We love, love, love the painting. The colors used for the sunset are breathtaking and the way they mesh together shows true talent on your part. Rufus looks adorable too! He looks just like the picture Dave sent you when Rufus was a puppy, but with a slightly more mature look to him. Rufus sitting in the water symbolizes to us, our deep sense of spirituality, which we share with each other and with Rufus. Rufus, the beach and the ocean are very meaningful to us and to our relationship. All three are great sources of inspiration, spirituality and positivity for Jim and I. The beach, coupled with Rufus, is like hitting the jackpot for us, and then add the bond that Jim and I share, and the feeling is beyond compare; beyond our wildest dreams. Thank you for artistically tying the beach and Rufus together to create a beautiful painting that Jim and I will cherish forever.”

Sincerely,
Amanda, Jim & Rufus Flanagan
Long Beach, NY

Everyday Miracles by Tania Marie

“Tania, I wanted to write a testimonial on your site about how much I loved the painting you did of Madison. I wake up to it every morning and I can’t tell you how happy it makes me. I received this painting as a surprise birthday gift from my dear friend. I was speechless when I first laid eyes on it. The colors, so bright and majestic, immediately catch the eye and slowly begin to unveil a story; Madison’s story. Tania is articulate and captured Madison’s true beauty and essence in this painting. I am extremely impressed by her work and can officially say I received the gift of a lifetime. I will cherish it forever. Tania is extremely talented and I am so fortunate to have received a piece of her work.
Thank you again for creating the gift of a lifetime,”

Nikki Del Plato, NY

Nestor by Tania Marie

For more information about custom Animal Companion Portrait commissions please visit: http://taniamarie.com/animalportraits.htm

To see larger image of the paintings in this blog please visit: http://taniamarie.com/gallery5.htm

~ May this day and always be a day you reach to the depths of your heart and live the fullness of love that you are. ~

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