I could see and hear swans and ducks in the distance. The March wind was brisk. What are some things I was thinking as I waded out into the estuary? These are the prayers before and during: I am one with you, environment, river and sound, gorgeous sky and birds. Please, give me a clear path. I am humbled and awake. I appeal to my higher self. I beg, may I lead a constructive life, may I be disciplined against my temptations! May I be able to look upon myself and others with eyes of understanding and love! May I never forget to be grateful for the time, efforts and energy of all the people, of nature, of animals, the mud, the soil, plants, trees, sky, great spirits, beauty, air, minerals, water that contribute to my life here.
My Interior Study, pen on paper, 4 by 4 in. Emilia Kallock 2019
Initially this painting began with a lot of yin energy intentions, the portrayal of the girl and young woman with flowers and an essentially soft, floral, and peaceful energy, but the bold colors are more yang. I intend these two attributes balance each other. It is also a painting of hopeful regeneration with the planting of a pine tree sapling and the rope delineation from Shinto shrines (marking a sacred space in nature) and the background of prayer and praise emoji hands.
Notes, book, bra, watercolor and pen on paper, 8 by 10 in. Emilia Kallock 2018
Portrait with Mirror and Vancouver Skyline, oil and glitter on canvas, 50 by 45 in. Emilia Kallock 2016