Voluntaryism & Art for the New Earth Paradigm
[‘A New Paradigm’, Acrylics, pencil, fabric paint, pastels and collaged materials on 7" x 10" 150gsm smooth cartridge paper.] "Make no mistake, a new paradigm is emerging. The road ahead will doubtless be challenging and uncomfortable for a while, but ultimately, Life will prevail..."
All of creation benefits from the elevation and proliferation of art, beauty and consciousness, and one’s financial status ought not to be a barrier to the experience of living with original art. I've always wanted to share the results of my own creativity with those for whom it resonates, without financial barriers blocking the free flow of sharing. Indeed, I regularly gift or discount art based upon that principle. In these times of strife and Awakening, it's time to publicly extend that ethos to all my brothers and sisters...
Mankind is moving away from consumerism***, towards kinship and interdependence. Trade will increasingly be conducted via free exchange, in alignment with the laws of Nature. In support of this movement, I am happy to offer any original painting or 'Said In Stones' pebble in exchange for the donation amount of your choice (subject to a cost-based minimum)*
So if you LOVE a painting in the Shop but the listing price is prohibitive, please do get in touch. Whether it’s a gift for yourself or someone else, or to enhance a communal or ethical business space, I want everyone to be able to enjoy original art, wherever possible. Whatever you are comfortable and happy to 'pay' is good and will be thankfully received. If you are called to increase your donation amount at a later date, you are always welcome to, but there's no obligation to do so.
Those who are happy to give the price listed in the Shop (or more, if you’d like to contribute more) make it possible to extend this offer to those with less disposable income. You’ll also be supporting the continuation of my work and my ability to keep sharing it with the world.
I believe that donation-based giving and receiving (‘voluntaryism’) is the future of exchange between humans, and resonates perfectly with Natural Law. Everything in Nature is given and received in perfect balance for the totality of all beings to thrive.
When you and I make an exchange based upon mutual respect, to an amount congruent with your current personal circumstances, you give what feels ‘right’ to you.*
As ‘Oracle Girl’ Jacqueline Hobbs puts it, “When you charge, you put value on something. That is one system. But nature... just gives the way it finds itself giving, according to its own dictate - which is actually peace and joy. If you look carefully the 2 ways of being are interlinked. You have to do what’s right for you... Giving must be spontaneous and whole bodied. It confirms we are free… modelling a new way of being for the planet.”
"I paint with love, in joy and in flow. It makes sense to extend this same warmth and connectedness to the 'business' of exchange..."
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* Choose an amount to give based on your inner feelings of what is ‘right’ for you, taking everything into account. FEEL what you are comfortable exchanging for the artwork/s you resonate with, and let’s make magic happen!
** As a self-employed single Mama with ‘old paradigm’ living expenses to meet, I have to cover a minimum of my costs plus shipping. If you'd like to chat with me about the minimum donation for any particular piece/s, please reach out and we'll get the ball rolling! As long as the amount you are offering covers the minimum costs of the artwork plus shipping, it’s yours (subject to availability)…
*** I am delighted to support individual art lovers, and also ethical businesses and projects (whether community-based, families or individuals) by facilitating a donation-based exchange. Third parties, dealers and corporate bodies must act with integrity by making clear their identity, affiliations and intentions when contacting me regarding any proposed donation-based exchanges.
⏰ 30% OFF ‘Fall Back’ SALE ⏰
💕 BONUS - Share this post on social media between 26th October and 3rd November 2019 and I'll include a surprise gift when you purchase any original artwork using voucher code FALLBACK30 at www.jaytaylor.store* 💕
BRIGHTER WINTER SALE!
Tonight heralds the return of one of my least-favourite events of the calendar - the end of British Summertime. At 2am this morning, UK clocks will turn back by an hour, plunging us into darkness an hour earlier - pretty brutal stuff, especially for us already-sun-starved Brits!! 😱 😜
Twice a year, I remind myself of how BST works by remembering the little phrase, “The clocks Spring forward and Fall back", and whilst the Springing forward bit is pretty easy to adjust to, I‘ve always struggled a little with the Fall Back part of the equation. So this year, as the darkness of winter encroaches, I've decided to spread a little light and colour as an antidote to the SADness, to lift my spirits and, hopefully, yours too!
For the next 7 days, you can snag yourself a Jay Taylor Original at 30% discount in my online store! Treat yourself to unrepeatable art to brighten up and beautify your places and spaces, or to gift onwards to someone who would appreciate an absolutely unique and energetically-charged gift.
Use the discount code FALLBACK30 for 30% off all original artwork and Said in Stones pebbles from 25th October - 3rd November 2019 at www.jaytaylor.store and spread the ARTLOVE! 💕
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Although they were not painted together, I reckon this little 'Said in Stones' pebble trio and miniature artwork 'We Fall Only to Rise Again' are a match made in heaven! ✨
I love to see Said in Stones collection pebbles and cobbles hanging out with my artwork. Although at first glance the two may seem quite different, they compliment each other beautifully. As creatrix, I find the two disciplines equally compelling, each in its own unique way. The focus, containment and patience required to work with the stones and pebbles appears to be a very different energy than that which is involved in creating a huge, splashy, wild 100 x 150 cm abstract on canvas. And yet the two are not as far apart as they may seem - in fact, they are stablemates and siblings. An inherent part of both processes is the state of space and mindful-yet-open focus I enter when creating; the reflective looking and listening which is as vital to the creation of both types of work as the brush strokes or pen marks themselves. The spontaneous, playful-respectful nature of my working approach means that every canvas or pebble is a singular, unrepeatable moment in time, captured and offered lovingly as a gift to you or the special person you are gifting it onward to...
Here's another example of the inherent compatibility of stones and paintings - 'Birds In Her Heart' alongside Said In Stones pendant SISP045J:
And here's another aesthetically pleasing pairing - 'Making Waves' alongside a few recently completed Said In Stones decorative pebbles:
If you're looking for a truly unique, one of a kind gift or investment purchase for yourself or a loved one, the stones and artwork shown in this post are available to collectors in my webshop at the time of writing. If they've already found their new homes by the time you read this, there are a number of other works to choose from and I add new ones as they are completed. All are created with love and the intention of spreading the message and resonance of healing through creativity.
I hope you've enjoyed this post. As an independent, self-financing creative, and a radically unschooling Mama, your support, kind-ness, and appreciation of my art are most welcome. Please feel free to comment below or share this post if you feel called to do so. As well as funding the daily necessities of life, proceeds from sales of my work facilitate the continued creation of my painting, writing and photography. On an energetic level, your support is confirmation that I am doing the work I was born to do, and inspires others to follow their own authentic life expression...
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