TREES, ART AND THE ART OF LISTENING

BY LORI BAILEY CUNNINGHAM My friend, Pamela Turczyn talks with trees. And they talk back. Yes, they do! I knew her art was extraordinary, which is why I invited her to allow me to include her work in my book, Mandala: Patterns of the Universe. But there is far more to this gifted woman than … Continue reading

EXHIBITION REVIEW: Out of the Ethers

MADELAINE SHELLABY Yes! You can experience healing when you stand in front of a work of art. Stand in front of one of the paintings by P.C.Turczyn on exhibit recently at the New York Open Center. Look into her botanical mandalas and become aware of a renewed sense of balance and harmony. Colorful, active, radiant, … Continue reading

INFINITE PATIENCE

Infinite Patience

  A maple tree with a special gift for it advised me that Patience has to do with one’s relationship with time; to cultivate Patience, one must be fully present in the moment. To do so, try silencing the inner monologue by first shifting to an attitude of open attention, as though you were listening … Continue reading

The Dynasty Brush Blog Puts P.C.Turczyn in the Spotlight

  ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: P.C.TURCZYN BY KARYN MEYER-BERTHEL   New York artist, P.C.Turczyn began her interest in both art and healing early in life and pursued both practices at different times in her professional journey. With a degree in textile design, Turczyn had a long career designing fabrics and learning precise color mixing and painting in … Continue reading

HOW MY HEALING ART EXPLORATION BEGAN

I used to have a secret negative voice in my head telling me that I was kidding myself about visual art having a healing effect on viewers. But I, also, felt my energy field strengthen as I set about exploring the possibility that it did. That was enough to tell me that I was on … Continue reading

SPRING EQUINOX 2014

At 12:57 PM today, we will be able to stand raw eggs on end, preferably directly on the Earth. With this little ritual you will be participating in the rare balance of forces available only on the Equinox days. Too Sacred There is a private chamber in the soul that knows the great secret of … Continue reading

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

Occasionally, I am asked how long it takes me to do a painting and, usually, there is a long pause as I grapple with how to answer. When exactly does the process start? When paint touches paper? This photo essay will reveal just how integrated the life/art process can be. The genesis for my mandala … Continue reading

REIKI INSPIRED ART by Elynne Rosenfeld Allenson

This article is made available with the kind permission of author/artist Elynne Rosenfeld Allenson and Reiki Master/publisher William Rand. It appears with luscious samples of artwork in the Fall 2013 issue of Reiki News Magazine. My sincere apologies for the technical problems that prevent me from including those artworks. I am grateful to be included … Continue reading

FALL EQUINOX 2013: INFINITE INSPIRATION

Mandala by P.C.Turczyn Breath Awareness Practice by Gaye Abbott, RYT Inspiration comes when we allow ourselves to dive deeply into our longing to experience the true and full expression of why we are here. The heart and mind of all that is – “God” – creates a state of “being breathed” into, inspiration nested within … Continue reading

THE MYSTERY SCHOOL OF ART, PART 1: Heart Chakra Mandalas

Each summer since 2006, I spend one week as Artist-in-Residence at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY. “More than simply a place, Omega is a global community that awakens the best in the human spirit and cultivates the extraordinary potential that exists in us all.” The primary role of the Artist-in-Residence is … Continue reading