Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Building on Love

This year I am working on a big dream built upon love. This love is where all of my inspiration comes from when I create my artwork.

It is a love of sharing the gift of the creative process through authentic exploration and discovery of self through art.

It is a respect for nature that provide us life.

Making family a priority and sharing our times of joy, sadness, celebration, and growth. Allowing our stories to connect and unite us all.

Opening our hearts to all the corners of the world and letting friendship in.

Trusting that we all have authentic gifts to share with the world.

Knowing that our gifts bring happiness and strength to others in need.

Practicing kindness and mindful living, looking for the best that the world has to offer and making that goodness part of who we are.

These times in my life have brought me to a true place of love. This year I am developing an inspirational guidebook for all you creative spirits who have a passion to discover, share, encourage,develop, build,grow and spread love in the world. It is going to be amazing!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

love within

The deep rich layers of life that encourages our souls to blossom.

The companions we meet along our journey who hear and understand our truth.The brave vibrant spirit that reveals beauty. All are blessings that nourishes the love within.

Friday, February 10, 2012

A return to Light

Happiness is a place of light, to know yourself and face the dark moments of life with love in your heart. For many months now I have been taking the time to work on reclaiming a stronger understanding of self, life, and how it intertwines creating my soulful journey. My artwork has always been my connection of soul, life, and creative process. It is the most wonderful gift and blessing. It has been my beacon on light through many dark stretches. It brings forth my truest connection to a place of love and acceptance. Last year proved to be one of my most challenging personal times. The ten year relationship that I was in came to an unexpected ending because of a lack of understanding and poor communication. On that journey of engaging in relationship I gave my full heart away and with the break up physically felt my heart split. It was only a few weeks ago that I was fully able to reclaim my heart, and along with that a clear understanding of the power that comes with holding your own heart. I am now on a new journey to connect myself with truth, creativity, sharing, love, and happiness. Each morning I wake up to Ollie, the sweet happiness, that Katie and I rescued weeks after moving into our new home.

My business has been holding strong and continues to grow. Teaching out of my studio connects my love for creativity and allows me to share a part of my soulful belief that being creative transforms life and teaches us how to take on challenges with a sense of adventure and play.

My new home is a reflection of what I love most in life. I am taking my time and carefully finding pieces to furnish and decorate it to mirror the peace and beauty that I hold so dear.

My office is the most challenging room so far, but it is getting there. I am working on becoming more organized. Filing is a skill that really challenges me. As you can see I didn't take full shot of the desk area because I am a bit overwhelmed by it. I am working on it, I bought another file cabinet and have high hopes to develop a better organized filing system.

What it all really comes down to is that I am moving forward, growing stronger and living happier day by day.