Reading energy – how to understand and work with energy

Reading energy – how to understand and work with energy

By Natalie Dekel, Reiki Master/teacher. The more you work with energy, the more you feel what comes your way. You can sense the type of energy that people and objects project, whether it is good energy or less beneficial energy. I call this observation of energy from...
Working with Encaustic wax paintings: I See What I Believe.

Working with Encaustic wax paintings: I See What I Believe.

By Natalie Dekel. The following paintings were created using coloured-wax applied with heated iron onto glossy cards. This technique is called encaustic wax. The technique involves the application of coloured wax onto a heated iron, which causes the wax to melt. When...
How Do I Close My Eyes To See?

How Do I Close My Eyes To See?

By Natalie Dekel. There are so many things in life we need to achieve and so many thoughts we ought to think, that we do not have time to stop and observe what is happening inside us. It takes courage, I found, to look within. It takes practice to look into the dark...
On Every Beach the Sand is Different.

On Every Beach the Sand is Different.

Portraits and Encaustic Wax painter, Natalie Dekel, interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: When did you start painting? Natalie Dekel: I was left-handed and my mother was worried that I will not be able to use my right hand. Where I was born and grew up, everyone had to...
Rising to the Surface of Language.

Rising to the Surface of Language.

Poet Anne Stevenson interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: Can we talk about your creative process of writing? [1] Anne Stevenson: For me, writing poems is not so much a process as a way of feeling my way in the dark. Lines come to mind; I work them over in my head and...