News from Ian

Men-An-Tol: Fact and Fiction – An artist’s impression.

The Men-An-Tol stones are one of the best known standing stones we have in Cornwall. There is no mistaking the amazing ring stone with it’s two uprights either side. Together with their remote location they have a slightly strange and ethereal quality no doubt enhanced by the various folklore stories surrounding them. Enter a visionary artist! For me the overriding feel is cosmic and just shouts portals and gateways – hopefully you know where I am coming from – and no I haven’t been inspired by Erich Von Daniken! With that inspiration in mind, I took my first photos of them in the Spring of 2012 and the result was my first ever standing stone artworks. Titled simply and no doubt boringly “Men-An-Tol 1” (back in those days my titles weren’t so poetic) it became a bestseller in that year. In 2014 I revised the original slightly giving the image a colour tweak that will no doubt confuse future art historians! I also created […]

By |March 25th, 2017|Blog, News, News from Ian|

Art from the 5th Dimension and Beyond; A fresh perspective…..

2016 marks five years of my artistic journey. During this time many title changes have reflected my creative thinking, each one a conveyor of the style of my art and perhaps more accurately the artist’s vision. As the journey continues – and it will continue for as long as I feel able to sustain my spiritual and creative wellbeing – I arrive at another destination and point in time with an effective and sustainable “mood board” to illustrate my vision, one that feels firmly rooted in my psyche. It is a launch pad for a multi-dimensional journey where I can alight at will, observe, create, bring the artistic interpretations back to the viewers realm and then resume my travels to the next destination. I am reminded of an alien in an early Star Trek episode who says “you are being taken under our power to your destination”!

As corporeal beings we inhabit a 5-dimensional universe; that is we exist in and are aware of a 5-dimensional plane of existence – length, width, height, time and […]

By |March 25th, 2016|Blog, News, News from Ian|

Sanctuary and Spirit – The Nature Connection.

One of my favourite pastimes is a brisk walk in the countryside – in virtually any weather! And in any case when you have a dog, you have no excuse! Very close to where I live is a network of lanes meandering through beautiful lush countryside. The landscape is varied with fields, woodland, rivers and lots of ancient trees. It has been said many times but I make no apology for repeating – a walk in nature is an inspired, healthy and holistic choice for reducing stress, not to mention a good way of getting away from it all! More often than not, any worries or concerns are sidelined when I am out in this environment. I am also much more relaxed, feel free and, as an artist, inspired. I feel spiritually connected to our natural environment.

I stop to listen to nature’s sounds – the wind in the trees, look up into their canopies and feel their spiritual presence. I stop to take in the sound of flowing rivers and the delicate trickle of […]

By |January 20th, 2016|Blog, News, News from Ian|

Welcome to my world – please step inside!

A very warm welcome to my pages on Spiritually Connecting. I am honoured to be here! Over the coming weeks I will write about my work or any related subject that I find inspiring that I hope will help readers along the spiritual path. But for my first blog I will tell you a bit more about my path to becoming an artist as well as an insight into my other interests and inspirations and how I believe my art can help heal, inspire or simply draw you into a magical realm!

It was late 2010 and very early one morning, at around 5am, I woke up. Nothing unusual about that but what followed was what I can only describe as a spiritual experience – that I will never forget. As I lay in bed just in a state of consciousness I was aware of how dark my environment was but still able to make sense of my surroundings. I was aware of the room I was in, the bed I had slept in, my partner […]

By |October 30th, 2015|Blog, News, News from Ian|

New Team Member Ian David Spencer Visionary Artist

We are very pleased to announce that Ian David Spencer is now a member of the team at www.spirituallyconnecting.co.uk.  Ian is a photographic artist and I met him at the Secret World Healing Weekend in the summer. I was absolutely delighted to find myself stood in front of such lovely art work, I found myself mesmerised by the pieces in front of me.

I spoke about the aims of our site and he quite quickly decided to join the team.  Ian had been looking for a new platform to display his magical art and also to be able to write about the inspiration behind the pieces, we were definitely meant to meet that day! It has taken us a few months to get the section right but I am delighted with the outcome, I hope you all agree!

So please take a visit to Ian’s pages, you may just find that you are inspired to buy a piece for yourself, a family member or friend.

written with love and gratitude

Jackie

By |October 13th, 2015|News, News from Ian|