I am in awe of Dorrie Joy’s paintings. She is such a dreamer and manifester of beautiful beings with her art. So the children love the paintings she has given us for the Nandita’s Dream book. They want to know does Amon (the wise elder) have grandchildren. How does Tess (the green girl) merge with trees. Is this story true? I say what do you think? Some yes, some no.
Salassie talks about that at the end of the book. Michael asks “is this story true?”
“as true as any dream and our dreams make the world,” answers Salassie.
Salssie is the Rainbow Butterfly Man, the whistling shaman, the storyteller.
Here is a closeup of part of the painting.
At the children’s world music festival I was able to display some of the beautiful art by Dorrie Joy that goes with the Nandita’s Dream book (available soon) and the website. Dorrie Joy, a wonderful shamanic artist living on Dartmoor UK. Dorrie is a great dreamer and we had a wonderful time meditating and talking together as she brought in these paintings. She paints with anything – toes, brushes, fingers, you name it. I love working with Dorrie. She is totally inspirational.
The children wanted to know all about the paintings. They wanted to know about Nandita, Joe the drummer, Tess the green girl who merges with trees, Rai from Hawaii…There’s Salassie the rainbow shaman with butterfly wings and a crystal heart in his hand. There’s Melody the tall blue woman who sings everything alive.
The wind chant is her track on the Songs from Nandita’s Dream album. A young girl looked at Melody and said. “She’s so happy. If you were sad and went into your bedroom and saw her you couldn’t be sad anymore. Can you get a picture of her?” I’m on it.
One thing I realised a the festival. The children really get that this is their project. Every group that came through the door headed straight to the stall. I can’t wait to see what they do with it.