I create fiber art angels, angels that are an artistic representation of your actual guardian angel. Here is the story of how they came about and why they are so special.
I taught myself how to knit to honor my Nanny when she passed as a way to honor her- she was a master knitter. I am a decent knitter but one can only make so many hats and scarves. My Mom gave me a kit to knit and then felt a purse. I was hooked! As I started looking at all the possibilities for felting (way to many hours spent on Etsy, I am not sure Pinterest was around yet…), I saw these darling figures people were making by needle felting. And then I saw brooches of wet felted flowers, all lovely and talented. I wanted to do this, I just knew it was my artistic calling. But what to make that was unique?
I started making angels since they are such an important part of my life. As I would make them, they would come alive with personality. They seemed to be talking to me, telling what color hair they wanted, what color wings, dress, etc. The more I made them, the more it seemed that I really was getting little messages and visions of what to do with each new angel. At the same time I was taking Doreen Virtue’s course to become an Angel Therapy Practitioner. It seemed that when I was “in the moment” with my art angels is when I could best hear them. I realized this is because I really was in the moment. All my focus has to be on making the angels – I am using a barbed needle and holding the wool as I poke it over and over in my hands. If I am not paying attention, I literally get hurt. Trust me, those needles poked into a fingertip are not fun.
This was a big key – being present allows the angels a doorway to get through this muddled, day-dreaming, procrastinating brain of mine. I started asking the spirit of the angel that I was creating to help me, give me clear guidance on what to do. Oh my! They obliged! I not only received the color of hair, wings, dress, etc., but now I had personalities and visions of what they really look like, or at least how they were presenting themselves to me.
I was still at the stage of creating them and then selling them. The day came when someone asked me to create an art angel FOR someone. Ahhh… I see now. The light bulb went on! The guardian angel of the person I was making the angel for was the angel talking to me. She wanted me to make a artistic representation of her! Taaadaa! My healing art form was born.
As I made more for people, they were fascinated by my process and what the angels were saying and doing. Everyone wanted to know the name of their guardian angel. I have never felt comfortable with this. One day a dear friend said “That is because they come to you in color and texture, not in name. Embrace that.” I started to get little messages that the guardian angel wanted me to pass along to the person. At first I thought I could not do this, that this was someone wanting art, not an angel reading. I thought combining the two would make people shy away and not buy the art. I was wrong. It has now become the main part of what I do – creating an angel with a message for people.
The more I make, the easier it becomes for me to see and learn about these amazing beings who are delighted that I am making little artistic representations of them. The challenge now is trying to capture their movement, their glow, their iridescence, with fibers. I may have to expand to new mediums to help create even more accurate artistic representations. I am gleefully up for the challenge!
FROM THE Author
Thank you for visiting my Blog. I try to write engaging, relevant, and well thought out posts. i want my blog to be a place to enrich your thoughts and creativity.
All art is created 100% by Claire at Sacred Balance Art. Each piece is one of a kind, made with fibers from ethically treated animals, and always made with love and respect for the process and the people for whom she is making the energy art.
Art is meant for fun and entertainment only, not any form of professional advise.
Claire does not diagnose or prescribe, and the healing art or sessions are not a replacement for certified medical care.
Claire donates $1 to her local animal shelter for every order placed.