I’m mucking around with the story to this painting, this is just a rough draft, I will probably change / add / take away bits and pieces as I go on.
Tell me what you think so far … I mucked around with the lighting so everyone could get a better idea of the Crystals, I hope you all like it …

In the days gone by, women would walk out into the bushland to find the birthing tree/ birthing ground/ womens ground, a sacred place that only women could go, to give birth, men were not aloud on this sacred place. Here they would gather leaves in preparation of the birth of their child under this tree. Sometimes they would give birth alone, sometimes family members would be close by to lend a hand to the young girls.
Most of time women would give birth alone.

A sad fact if the baby died it would be burried under the tree to give the tree life, the hand comming out of the tree depict LIFE and DEATH of the Birth

The women gives birth to LIFE, and her after birth gives LIFE to the TREE!!!

BIRTH > LIFE> DEATH >>> Yin Yang >>>

Each tribe has a totum, some have a few, I’m now adding Twelve Tribal Totum’s to depict the tribes, this is not all the Totum’s of Australian Aboriginal Tribes, I don’t think I could fit them all in, so twelve will have to do, but having said that I dreamt twelve Totums, so I guess that’s significant in some way???
The leaves of the tree are Crystals, depicting the energy of this powerful place. The Yin Yang is a symbal of the POWER of LIFE, energy of LIFE.

I dreamt a whole series of paintings with Crystal’s, this is the second painting the first being Dragonfly Two Worlds Collide…

Drangonfly Two Worlds Collide…

Dragonfly Two Worlds Collide…

My grandfather taught me how to do Aboriginal dot paintings he instilled tradition and a proudness of my heratidge, My grangmother was waradjuri tribe one of the biggest tribes of New South Wales (Australia), My grandmother decends from the murry’s and roses, she was from the stolen generation… I paint real places in Australia every painting has a story or purpose , MY FAMILY, MY PEOPLE, MY LAND !!!

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  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 2 years ago

    lovely work Lesley :)

  • Thank you so much Karin so much appreciated, I’m mucking around with the story to this painting I added a little bit, but will probably add and change it a few times. I’m so glad you like it my friend … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 2 years ago

    Wow! This is gorgeous work, Lesley . . . and I loved reading the story, too . . .

  • Thanks Carol and Mike so much appreciated, I haven’t finnished with the story yet, just testing to see what looks good the finnished one I will probably change a few times / add / takeaway etc … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

  • Jane Brack
    Jane Brackover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work of art!!

  • Thanking you kindly, glad you like it … xox lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

    Beautiful and exciting work, Lesley! I so appreciate your telling the background story too.

  • Thank you so much Celeste, I’m glad you like the story but I’m just trying to figure that one out, I will probably change and add or take away bits and pieces before I complete the story. Thanks my friend … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 2 years ago

    Was only thinking the other day of you and your ‘Tree of Life’ and how it was going!! I love the branches and chrystals…and the blue sky gives a wonderful b/g!! looking forward to seeing how it goes!! Fantastic work Lesley! *-)

  • Thanking you kindly for such a lovely comment my friend, yes I’m doing a lot of thinking not much of the doing because I know what the next level entails (A hell of a lot of small detail work and Dots) so I guess just the thought of it exausts me lol. I’m going to have to push past the procrastination though to get it finnished. I hope to upload a more finnished painting next. Thanks for stopping by and I’m so glad you like it my friend … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

  • TheCandle
    TheCandleover 2 years ago

    The Tree looks beautiful to me just he way it is. I’m sure it will be great wha ever you do with it. I like reading the story too. Thanks for sharing.


  • Oh thank you so much you are a beautiful soul my friend, a great compliment. I’m just starting the dots and details for the Totum’s now, there will be a few more things thrown in that came to me in my dreams a couple of nights ago, but everyone will have to wait to see whats next ? thank you so much appreciated and I’m so glad you like it … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

  • jonvin
    jonvinover 2 years ago

    yes, it’s lovely symbols within symbols, intricate but also a whole image

  • But wait there will be more lol, thanks for the great comment my friend, I’m so gld you like it … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

  • dovey1968
    dovey1968over 2 years ago

    outstanding !

  • Thank you so much, you are a beautiful soul … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful piece of work. Such an interesting story and a truly lovely tree.

  • Thank you so much Sandra so much appreciated … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

  • vkatt0304
    vkatt0304about 2 years ago

    Splendid work.

  • Thank you so much, you are a beautiful soul , Love and Light my friend … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

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