Wednesday, July 20, 2011



"Earth Mother" Original painting

What would the earth look like if it were reborn? I think Earth Mother would give her bountiful mountains, cool streams, raging oceans, cold ice peaks and clear, fresh air. I recently read this quote by Joanna Macy. “The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world and ourselves and each other.” It was refreshing reading something positive about our environment.

I created Earth Mother after I wrote the story of her. I tried to convey movement and rebirth, regeneration and mystery. Below is the poem I wrote for her.

Earth Mother

There existed..

A mystical, lonely, dimensionless region in the universe.

Void of life… it waited.

Eons passed.

Black holes continued expanding and contracting in an endless universal dance.


Earth Mother appeared.

The history of what she must endure was revealed to her. Centuries of war, famine, abuse, and still a need prevailed.

A plan emerged to sanctify the abyss.

She drew together the winds, the seas, the sun baked muds of universes past and most importantly, the stones, who were at one time humans.

The emptiness was filled. A new beginning…Once again,

The earth was born…

~Cheryl Dolby~


She looks rather surreal in the evening light

Earth Mother will be part of a collection I am presenting as guest artist for MoJo Café for the month of August. If you are interested in purchasing her, she is priced at $235.00 She is 18x24x2” and will be available after the show on Sept 15th. Let me know and I’ll hold her for you with a sold sign attached. Just e-mail me for more details. Thanks so much.

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  1. She is beautiful! I can't wait to see her in person!

  2. You do such beautiful work Cheryl. Love the words too.

  3. She does seem surreal Cheryl. Such a lovely painting.

  4. Such a beautiful harmonious piece- I love the words that you accompanied her with, so perfect! And yes, she is very ethereal in that glowing light- and again very beautiful!
    P.S. I wanted to let you now, I'm making your fresh tomato sauce today...been looking forward to it all week!

  5. your vision of mother earth is right-on!! hope you're right about our wake-up, also; but, after looking at how we are treating our planet, am having my doubts. c will

  6. Another beautiful painting (and poem) Cheryl. I love the photo with the evening light shining on her face xx

  7. She is beautiful, and the story that goes with her is outstanding. We need more wake up calls the way we are treating Mother. She deserves better, and you have certainly honored that.

  8. Cher...Your hand painted her just as your words captured her. Beautiful!!!


  9. Loving your Earth Mother Cheryl and your poem. She has a beautiful quality and have to say she looks a lot like you.... Annette x

  10. OH she's so beautiful! I've never thought about placing a face for mother earth and you've created her so peacefully!

  11. Once again, I am in awe! Mother Earth is devine. The way she attracts the light. The cloud cover so perfectly highlights her being. Just as Lisa said, I can not wait to she her in person. Trish

  12. When you photographed this beautiful piece, the gods smiled and illuminated her gorgeous face with their blessing of light and love. Stunning, Cheryl!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

  13. She is beautiful as are your words...and she looks remarkably like you this Mother Earth, Earth Mother...and I pray it's true that we are waking up at last...xoxo

  14. Cheryl, "Mother Earth" is absolutely stunning. I would very much like to believe that collectively, we are on are on the mend to healing this magnificent gift we were borrowed. I so look forward to seeing the rest of this series!

    Happy day to you!

  15. She is beautiful just like you. In fact she looks like you.

  16. What a beautiful marriage; your painting and your words! WOW! xxoo

  17. Hello Cheryl! I almost missed this post.

    You are overflowing with talents my friend. What more to ask for a great painting and words to describe it. You are simply the best Cheryl.

  18. I love when you paint yourself...what a beautiful Goddess. And a beautiful poem/story.
    You are incredible...a work of art!

  19. Thats so amazing "Mother Earth" between sun and moon, what a great creation, I'm really fascinated of your wonderful painting and your neverending creative ideas!
    Hugs Anja


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