Tuesday, April 01, 2008


From time to time, images come dancing out of the ether, and these two fall into the category of emanations from the threshold or liminal realms, pure and simple. I admit cheerfully that the image of organic woman, female pilgrim, woman on a journey or "tree woman" is one which is powerful and appeals to me, tree lover that I am. My two tree women have probably been percolating in my dusty cranium for years,

We put our roots down and branches up. We forge a blood and bone deep connection with the earth and turn our faces to the celestial realm above, to the sun and the moon and the stars from which we came so long ago. We travel along together in wonder and hope and curiosity and (if we are fortunate), creativity and passion and love for the great wide world all around us.

If there is a metaphor or leitmotif for my life this time around, then this has to be it. The question now is: what shall I do with her, or rather them?


Cathy said...

She is beautiful. I would love to see her on a T-shirt!


Marcie said...

Cate, I love your tree women! Can't wait to see what you do with her. She'd be great on a canvas bag to take to the market. :)

Suzie Ridler said...

Stunning. We are trees in a way, aren't we? I can't wait for spring to set my energy free.

Anonymous said...

Cate; my first thought when seeing them was "Oh my that would be a beautiful tattoo" (in colours of shades of green to brown descending. Truly lovely images, thank you for sharing them.

Kelley Ann Hornyak said...

I would suggest using it for your blog logo, if you're in the mood to change it. I think it certainly fits! Other than that, I agree with Jane's comment--it would be a really stunning and meaningful tattoo.

I'm really enjoying your blog, keep it up!

kerrdelune said...

I hadn't thought of it, but she really would make a fabulous tattoo. If anyone does that, I would really like to see a photo, and if anyone needs a high res image to do a tattoo, I would be happy to provide it.

Anonymous said...

Oh but Cate, it would look the best on you! I can recommend two places, Silverline Tattoo & Blue Moon are both in Ottawa. They both come highly recommended.

Lil said...

these are stunning Cate ~ my attraction to the Mother and Tree of Life blended into one! i know you sell on Cafe, but really these are too good to not be seen more publicly ~ have you considered selling this and any other designs on Etsy?? You could do well I suspect, not that I'm a Etsy addict or anything.. ;-)

Yes, you blog ~ great idea too!

what about printed on divine paper and hung up in bold frames??