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Pleiades and Poetry

Pleiades - the right corner of a much larger (4 1/2 x 5 feet) commissioned painting I did for a private collector many years ago - revealing my passion for, and onset of my, cosmic creations

I’ve been seeing myself drawn back to my cosmic roots with the themes that are showing up in my paintings lately and what I feel resonation with in channeling onto canvas. I thought it would be fun to share a piece (this is only the right corner of a large 4 1/2 x 5 foot painting) of one of my painting commissions I did many years ago. It was really the doorway to this cosmic opening that I’ve seen always prevalent in essence in my work, and then in tangible cycles literally showing up along my artistic journey. A revealing glimpse into the depth of Tania can be discovered through the work I am passionately inspired to create.

Here are some poetic reflections from Walt Whitman on enduring love and our connection to everything.

Walt Whitman : On the Beach at Night

On the beach at night,
Stands a child with her father,
Watching the east, the autumn sky.

Up through the darkness,
While ravening clouds, the burial clouds, in black
	masses spreading,
Lower sullen and fast athwart and down the sky,
Amid a transparent clear belt of ether yet left in the
Ascends large and calm the lord-star Jupiter,
And night at hand, only a very little above,
Swim the delicate sisters the Pleiades.

From the beach the child holding the hand of her
Those burial-clouds that lower victorious soon to
	devour all,
Watching, silently weeps.

Weep not, child,
Weep not, my darling,
With these kisses let me remove your tears,
The ravening clouds shall not long be victorious,
They shall not long possess the sky, they devour the
	stars only in apparition,
Jupiter shall emerge, be patient, watch again another
	night, the Pleiades shall emerge,
They are immortal, all those stars both silvery and
	golden shall shine out again,
The great stars and the little ones shall shine out
	again, they endure,
The vast immortal suns and the long-enduring
	pensive moons shall again shine.

Then dearest child mournest thou only for Jupiter?
Considerest thou alone the burial of the stars?

Something there is,
(With my lips soothing thee, adding I whisper,
I give thee the first suggestion, the problem and
Something there is more immortal even than the
(Many the burials, many the days and nights, passing
Something that shall endure longer even than
	lustrous Jupiter,
Longer than sun or any revolving satellite,
Or the radiant sisters the Pleiades.

Celestial Birthing

Celestial Birthing by Tania Marie

Today, I am excited to share my latest painting, which was just completed on the Virgo Full Moon yesterday, and is now available. This painting comes from my inspirational, cosmic connection and from particular pieces of music that moved me to go to that other-dimensional and expansive space. I recently posted a blog where I described how Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings moved me to feel “swelling tears that I can only describe as the experience of a star liquefying into emanating crystalline love in response to cosmic embrace.”

This is the place I created from in bringing to life this new creation, “Celestial Birthing.” I was taken to that place to access what wanted channeling through by first listening to Adagio for Strings and then continuing and completing that journey with Constance Demby’s Novus Magnificat  – Through the Stargate – Part 1.

For more on Constance Demby you can visit her site:

As always, this piece’s detail (as in the emanating stars, the richness of colors and ethereal quality are challenging to capture in photograph, but the essence speaks its message, nonetheless. I feel that we will be seeing more cosmic creations to come and this is one of many wanting to channel through. Painting celestial bodies and experiences has always been a favorite of mine, as you can see in pieces of some of my paintings, where they make their appearances alongside the channeled images I paint – those that come to mind in particular are Fire and Air from my In Lak’ech series (although all five have a cosmic essence), as well as Gaia’s Gift, and one in particular from a private collection, called Trilogy, that I was commissioned for, which people aren’t aware I have created, as I cannot share the painting due to privacy agreement. My favorite part of this painting, however, is the image I captured of The Pleiades (the Orion Nebula also shares its debut in this painting). Creating the Pleiades was quite a journey that I was challenged with at first. It was the first time I painted something at this depth of cosmic experience ever (which I am very connected to and so of course was a personal and collective healing to go there) and I learned how music and completely letting go, was crucial to the process. This enabled me to go to a very deep, fully uninhibited, Root to Crown open, passionate place to be able to channel the energy properly.

This is something I’ve continued to do, in order to receive what wants to come through, at the depth it is essential to convey.

Needless to say, capturing the Cosmos and the love I feel through that experience of connection and sharing its expansive beauty, is a joy for me. The images I create can’t possibly touch its magnitude, but I hope that by my opening wide to the creation of these birthings, I can provide a portal of experience for others to go there as well.

“Celestial Birthing” will be available on my website shortly. For now, you can direct any inquiries to me at

In Cosmic Love and Joy

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