"Midnight Blessings" is a 'Blessing Piece'....a holder of wishes and dreams. A container to hold your vision while it gathers energy and takes shape.
A safe place for dreams and intention, energized with antique blessings to empower and focus. It is a sacred vessel.
It began with a gourd, within which I created a mosaic of tempered glass with a center of embellishment highlighted with an amethyst crystal.
The exterior of the gourd has been covered with a page from a French journal, hand written in 1883.
Upon those pages of history, I have placed Reiki Blessing Symbols, activated with Reiki energy. The Reiki calligraphy in Sanskrit was used in meditation by Tibetan holy men while meditating in monasteries.
Reiki symbols were painted upon large wall hangings in the monasteries and were focused on in the practices by monks who were striving for enlightenment. http://www.inlightandlovereiki.com/
I have covered the symbols and the outside of the gourd with a piece of antique netting and over that I have applied a covering of grout and transparent paint. The layered result is both mysterious and compelling.
The face is hand sculpted and her hands are in a blessing "signature". She holds a glass key from Venice, Italy.
The front piece of her gown, and the entrance to the blessing bowl is a fan of black coral. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_coral
The coral has been embellished with embroidery petals and tiny Swarovski rhinestones.
Her gown is created with antique silk velvet in a deep midnight blue color and exquisite antique beading.
The energy of this piece is ancient and beautiful.
This is a blessing piece.