Honkohji, a Buddhist temple in Japan’s heartland, will present Catrien Ross latest paintings in a solo art show titled Soul Journeys, or Tamashii no Tabi in Japanese.
With some 1,600 years of history, Honkohji is a Nichiren Buddhist temple in Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
I am delighted that more than 40 of my acrylic on canvas paintings already hang throughout Honkohji, including the main hall.
Catrien Ross solo art show Soul Journeys will feature my 2014 Glints Series artwork, new in 2014.
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By Catrien Ross
In the Chinese calendar 2014 is the year of wood, or green horse.
As the new year gallops forward, I, too, move in the continuing mystery of my art and music.
I am delighted to announce that today my new art and music website went live at http://www.catrienross.com
In the short YouTube video below, please enjoy a moment with my first paintings of the new year, together with my original music from Source, Return 19, from my CD, “Music from Source: Return – Variations.”
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by Catrien Ross
What is channelling, really?
This question arrived home in a deeply personal way on July 10, 2013.
That’s the day I, who had never painted in my life, suddenly started painting a series of paintings which currently number over 50.
The paintings clearly speak.
So clearly that almost immediately a large Buddhist temple in central Japan decided to house a permanent collection of my paintings.
Then, on October 8, incredible as it is, I suddenly began channelling music.
I play this music myself, on a digital piano I ordered when this unexpected compulsion to sit at a piano arose.
As with my painting, I have never played the piano in my life.
With no technical skills or training in either painting or music, I can only say that I am channeling my art and music from an accessible creative stream in the universe.
This channelling through me is deeply joyful and satisfying.
If I do go into any sort of trance, it is a trance in which I remain totally conscious and aware.
I begin each painting without any sketch or clear image, simply choosing the colors I will use.
The composition of the painting unfolds intuitively on the canvas.
Once I start I work rapidly and surely, and when a painting is completed, I do not touch it again, except to frame it.
Same with my music, which I am calling “music from source.”
When I sit down at the piano I rest my hands lightly on the keyboard, then I begin moving my fingers intuitively.
The piece is played complete in itself, and I simply record it.
After so many years as a writer and spiritual healer-teacher, this is an enormous transformation for me.
I now focus on bringing my art and music to the world.
As I continue to adjust to this magnificent creative and deeply healing flow, I hope you will enjoy the journey with me.
Today I have embedded a short YouTube video introducing my art and music.
It is titled, Catrien Ross Art and Music Channelled by Catrien Ross, Artist and Mystic in Japan.
Do you have a personal experience of channelling?
I’d love to hear from you.