To blossem in Self-Love

In my business it has been quiet for some time now. I took this wintertime to do a lot of administration. My energy has been going inwards and it is time to come out again. Like Mother Earth is wakening up from her dormancy. I would love to start this spring by sharing some custom made Goddess statues. People ask me if I make costume made statues and YES! I have been making those from the very start of Shewolf Creations. So in the coming week I will share each day these unique Goddesses which I made for someone in particularly.

Intuitively I tune in into the person who asks me to make a Goddess for them. Sometimes with little requests at all but this time Ellen asked me to make a Goddess which represents the shedding of layers to become more and more the real you that embraces all that you are in Love and self acceptance. The journey to self-knowledge and spiritual growth.

As I started creating the Goddess I felt a sensual movement that was very elegant. This energy reminded me somehow of “The Birth of Venus” of Sandro Botticelli. The Goddess on the shell. She was blown to shore by the wind God Zephyr after she emerged from the sea fully-grown. Venus is one of the Horae, the three Greek Goddesses of the season, and she represents the Spring. The title to this painting that was painted somewhere around 1480 however is giving to it in the 19th century. But what we know from Plato is that Venus had two aspects: she was an earthly goddess who aroused humans to physical love or she was a heavenly goddess who inspired intellectual love in them.  Plato further argued that contemplation of physical beauty allowed the mind to better understand spiritual beauty. 

The journey towards Self-Love is a journey of shedding layers of believes that are destructive, putting you down, undermining your self-worth. Instead it is a challenge to seek the opposite and to get your energy spiralling upwards. But you will not get to self-love if you are not willing to shed those layers and it is a journey of hard work and courage and it will take time. 

So, looking at Venus, the most beautiful of Goddesses, I understand why she poppep up in my head. I also felt the creative artistic inspiration of Jugendstil while I saw her become a statue. Another artistic association. This Goddess is definitely an expression of creativity, creation and birth! She appears from the bud of a flower, shading the layers of petals to fully open up to become the blossoming flower she is supposed to become.

I wonder; if you’d ask me to make you a Goddess statue, what Goddess or theme would you like her to be? 

Be welcome to follow me on Instagram at Shewolf_Creations I use Instagram te express my creativity by sharing my statues and some of my drawings. If you like to follow my process on drawing you can follow my personal page at Madelinde Taken. And there is this other project where I am working on with Emelie Manawa called Sacred Wild Roots or watch us on YouTube . Thanks for checking us out if you do!

The year of transformation

This will be a year of transformation. No doubt about that and let us just be in this transforming energy. Not knowing where we are going or wandering where we are in this process.. No.. let us be just in wonder and in the present feeling of all the changes. How do you cope with all these changes anyway? Are you fighting it? afraid for it? Doing the best you can? Surrendering to them? I am someone who loves to be at home, who loves to be by myself. I can think of a thousand things I can do at home in these times. Of course.. working on my Goddess statues is one thing but I also love to spend a lot of time in my garden. I combined the two and made some lovely new photo’s of my newest Goddesses with my garden in the background.

I am very grateful to have a garden. Watching nature come to blossom is very satisfying and relaxing. This whole situation is like being in a bud of a flower. Outside there are so many things going on, some days it’s windy, other days the sun shines bright or a storm is running by. Time flies by and inside the bud the flower grows to become her potential beauty, not knowing what the world would be like when she’s finally opening up. I would like to invite you to go inside of your heart, soul or home and see where or how you can become even more of your potential beauty. How can you shine even brighter? What will uplift your spirit? You are in control of this inner process. Remember; we shine brighter if we shine from within! Now is the time to remember the most. We shine from within and we will shine our Light into the world!

Stay safe everybody! I hope to see you all soon on festivalmarkets where we will be dancing bare feet and chanting our Mother Earth songs together! In the meantime I am open for new projects on commission so feel free to contact me. Enjoy my webshop!

Een nieuw jaar, een nieuwe start

Shewolf Creations maakt zich klaar voor een toekomst waarin ze graag de plek is waar jij wil zijn om prachtige creaties te vinden voor jouw altaar in huis, voor het altaar in jouw rituele cirkel en voor de geweide plek in jouw tuin waar het Goddelijke en het Godinnelijke een afspiegeling mogen zijn voor waar jij voor staat. Shewolf Creations dwaalt rond in de mystiek, in de verbinding met moeder aarde, in de verbinding met het zielenrijk en in verbinding met de Kosmos in a good way, in a medicijn way, for the good of all.

Er zijn in de afgelopen maanden mooie verbindingen ontstaan met anderen die prachtige dingen creëren. Bij Shewolf Creations zul je uniek werk vinden van kunstenaars en makers die met bezieling, liefde en in verbinding met de natuur iets unieks brengen en toevoegen aan deze wereld.

Shewolf creëert. Als een moeder aarde Godin draagt ze haar ongeboren kind in haar schoot totdat ze het zolang gekoesterd en gevoed heeft dat het geboren mag worden. Die tijd is nu aangebroken. Het prille begin van een idee dat een project werd met een visie en een doel.

Wees welkom!