Jan 12, 2014

DC #125: numen

the spirit or divine power presiding over a thing or place
some call it a guardian spirit
I have always enjoyed the spirit of rocks
(Montana has such beautiful rocks, like the pastel ones above)

also known as:
divine presence
referring to the idea of magical power residing in an object or place

or hinting at spirit in art
is one of my favorite things to do:

consider the spirit of a birthday cake:

when we pause to feel, sense, mingle with the numen in life
whether in a forest, beach, home, flower or stone
it is my sense that we quiet, 
deepen our stance, listen, feel
become present,
our life force expands
the spirit of life is more tangible,
intimacy is born
please join me this coming weekend
January 18-19th 
to post something in the spirit of the word: Numen
let me know in the comments and I will include your link 
for others to visit you!

I look forward to seeing how you are inspired!


  1. Yes! I feel this deeply also!
    You do a nice job-

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    > < } } ( ° >

  2. This is a beautiful idea for a challenge, dear Tammie! Please include me here; I am IN for this. Norma, x

  3. wow, what a theme!
    thank you for the invitation, I would love to join, count me in, please!
    see you next weekend x Stefanie

  4. BEAU-TI-FUL start to a new year of drawing play... those rocks do rock.. and as seen, from under frozen water...
    well, yes, happy new year to you too, tammie, and thxs for kicking us off. this is an interesting,... it's a huge theme!
    i'll muse upon this, shall i?
    count me in.

  5. Your photos are always absolutely fantastic! Lovely painting and lovely words, too!

  6. Hi Tammie wish you a very happy new year and agree with Nadine those rocks are amazing, those colors! And you choose a big theme to start the dc this year. Never heard the word numen before. Thus the dc provides something new to learn too. Yes count me in please.
    Barbara bee
    P.s. Thanks for your christmas card she arrived quite quickling and I apologize that Yi still didn't manage to send one back.

  7. Thank you for the invitation to join the DC this week. I'd be happy to join in!

  8. Hello Tammie, thanks for inviting me to your next DC theme! Numen! I have to admit that I had to look that up first, then, when realizing what it means, I got a bit awed by it...but as huge as the meaning might be, so wide-ranged may be the possibility of interpretation...so count me in, please!

  9. Yay,hello kindred, of course I love this theme...feels like home to me! I love the images in this posting and your art..yes you always hint at this beautiful world in your art..which I love!

    yes count me in!Thanks for the invite! yay!

    Ps: haven't played dc in so long, is it still mostly drawing or any medium. thanks!

  10. Dear Tammie,
    please count me in!


  11. Count me in too! Quite a theme to start off the year with :)

  12. Great theme to start the year! count me in and I see you next weekend! xxx

  13. ~she may just be one of my favorite ones you have created thus far...she sings of the delicate freshness of life...spring delicately peeking through...I love the contrast of your writing with the flowers in bloom...much love light and blessings~

  14. I am so happy that so many of you will join in for this prompt!

    hello dear Victoria,

    I am so glad you are joining in.
    I should have mentioned that one can share in any medium they wish, words, photography, drawings, paintings. That is how the DC folk have it set up. I usually share art.... as in paintings or drawings with a photo thrown in once in a while. So however you are inspired by numen will be perfect.

    thank you all for enjoying the photos and art!
    lovely week to you!

  15. Love the photo with the rocks under the ice. So collorfull.
    And your drawing is so beautiful.
    Liefs, Melanie

  16. OK hope the poetic numen be with us all in this DC thanks for the invite!

  17. Wow! I am awed too... have never tried something like this...would love to try, please include me too!

    Love the stones beneath the ice and the sky.

  18. Tammie, Montana does have incredibly coloured rocks! I'm in awe of them every time I see your images. At first glance at your thumbnail, I thought the rocks below the ice were spools of thread! I LOVE the inspiration of numen and would love to participate! Please count me in Tammie! Looking forward to this!

  19. Hi Tammie...incidentally, I've just started working on something that might just fit the challenge. I doubt it will be very advanced, but I'll be delighted to share with the group! :) A big hug to you! :)

  20. I know exactly what you are feeling. I have felt numen myself many times while outside... Those are the times my breath gets taken away, and a tear forms in my eyes, and I sigh, "Ah, this is what life is all about and I am happy to be in it!"

    Your images and art both reflect this so well!

    Count me in!


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