The Way. Gaia Protection Meditation
-Earth Drawing

New Earth Drawing on Sustainability:

New drawing alert!  But it has a generic working title at the moment. Will you help me name it, please?

Untitled (Environmental Protection Symbol)” is a creative visualization on environmental sustainability. The structure is an ancient protection symbol called a triquetra. Air, sea, and land are represented as well as patterns from Asia, Africa, and Europe.

I’m currently looking for suggestions for a proper name for this Earth drawing. If you’d like to submit a name, please leave a comment below and let me know.

I’ve been asking around and have gotten some great suggestions so far! I aim to choose a proper name within the next few days and will keep you posted.

Kristen Palana artist studio
In the studio

More on the triquetra symbol writes:

“An ancient Celtic symbol, the triquetra is considered one of the oldest; dating back to as early as 500 BC when it was used to symbolize the triple goddess (maiden-mother-crone). Over the centuries it has become the symbol for the Holy Trinity among Christians in Ireland. The symbol is often used to represent the 3 fundamental elements – air, water, and earth or the infinite cycle of life. It is also known as a rune of protection.

In modern times, the triquetra symbol has become a favorite design element in knot-work, jewelry, emblems, logos etc. as a symbol of anything three-fold e.g. the cycle of life (life-death-rebirth), the promise of a husband to his wife (love-honor-protect), the family (father-mother-child), the passage of time (past-present-future) and many more. The circle that is often interlaced with the triquetra represents the bond between the three elements.”

triquetra sketch for Earth drawing
an early sketch

If you’d like to always stay on top of new work in progress or even make requests in real-time, why not follow me on Instagram? You might even catch me doing a little “dance” like the one in the video below. Not likely though!

I do have a special love of Punjabi music (my music choice for this video) and all things Indian.

In other news, if you’d like to watch me “dance” to Punjabi music,  you can do so here.
For about five seconds anyway! 

And the Art Print Winner for September is…

We have a winner! Congratulations to Janice who won a watercolor fine art print of “The Abundance Bunny!

Please note that I normally email the winner right away on the first day of each month… so please be sure my messages are not getting lost in your junk folder. Or at the very least, check your email for a “You won (your name)!” sort of email from me.

I also always announce the monthly winner on the day of the drawing on my Facebook and Instagram pages.

Remember, the winner can take that month’s print or choose their favorite from my collelction as long as it is similar in size. If you have a friend who might like to be included in the October drawing, they can enter here.

October's Print Giveaway image

Well, that’s all for now.

Stay well and wishing you all the best!


P.S. I’m starting to put my 2023 calendar together. It will be a collection of manifestations (creative visualizations) that help us to imagine better outcomes for our lives and communities. Learn more on what the heck I mean.

If you have a favorite artwork that you want me to be sure to give extra consideration for including, just hit leave a comment below and let me know. And don’t forget to send your name ideas for the new drawing in the comments as well. Thanks so much!