Monday, July 20, 2015

Studio Day Monday

It was a busy day in the Queen of Arts Studio.

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Pumpkin and I began the day with the Deepak and Oprah Manifesting Grace through Gratitude Meditation.

We are on day 8 and I am quite impressed with myself for not missing a single day !

Then I headed to the work table and continued work on this intuitive painting piece. Its a 20X20” canvas.

Its gone through quite a few transformations but I am liking the final orange version quite a lot !

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IMG_2514The pics don’t quite get the vibrancy of the orange nor do they pick  up the gold metallic touches that I added here and there.

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It was a little grey today so maybe I will try and get more pics tomorrow but I love the little details…

IMG_2518  I also did this page in my new journal.

It was a struggle !

I have been taking the Happy Painting class by Juliette Crane and it has made me play around with different materials and different ways of painting faces and I am kind of lost in the mish mash of styles right now.

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I kept at it and pulled out the old dip pen and the inks and put my own messy style on page.

IMG_2523 In the end I decided to just let it be what it is for now.

Its definitely not my favorite page and I was kind of disappointed that it was the first one in my new Moleskine journal.

But then again, I have to remember that journaling is not all about making pretty art.

Its about taking the time to do heart art.

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So f*** off, Inner Critic.

The page stays as is ! I will not be taking your advice to rip it out of the book.  ;)

 

While letting the paint dry on both of the other pieces,

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Stitching and watching a movie.

I watched “Words and Pictures” with Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen.

I give the movie a 6.8 out of ten.

The movie played with the question of whether words or pictures are more important in and of course, there was a bumpy romance in the story as well. A pretty good chick flick.

Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

And my jeans are starting to look pretty badass, no ?

 

I feel so lucky to have had this day to play.

Tomorrow will be filled with errands and such, and then Wednesday, I will be packing.

Heading north to visit my Quebec peeps and get a bit of that Northern Summer beauty.

Really excited to hug some of my special people up there ! I miss them a lot !

Happy Monday, Beautiful Ones !

Friday, July 3, 2015

And in the end…

This is the last page in my Moleskine 12X8.5 watercolor journal.

I have worked and played in it on and off for about three years.

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Lots of song lyrics were running through my head as this final page emerged…

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“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

“We’re just two lost souls, living in a fish bowl, year after year.”

“Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you.”

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In the end, I will just let the Beings speak for themselves.

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Close the book on this chapter.

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And get ready to move on to the new.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…

Happy Friday, Beautiful Ones ! And to my American friends, Happy Fourth of July weekend ! Make merry and be safe !

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Round here…

Round here…

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we meditate like this.

 

Round here…

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pages get filled with inner wisdom

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bubbling up to the surface as we play.

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Learning to love it all.

 

Happy Wednesday, Beautiful Ones !

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Nothing is under control…

Theme of the day…

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I’m in the studio today ! Yay !

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Some rock beings came to play…

And I was working on completing some pages in my 12X8.5” watercolor Moleskine journal.

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Some seeds got planted.

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A Buddha got some line work and some unreadable text.

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A mermaid got some color and a wish to be by the water’s edge.IMG_2282     She was inspired by my friend Deb, who know the water helps us mermaids make things right again.  

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One page left in this sweet document.

Hoping to get to it tomorrow.

Big love to you, beautiful Ones.

Friday, April 17, 2015

I’ll sit with you.

  Loving Florida in many ways.

But not so in love with all the creepy crawlies !

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Last week I swam in my friend Sherri’s pool with a Python.

Okay, I’m totally exaggerating!

It was just a 10” black snake with red and yellow lines on his head.

But he moved very fast and gave me heebie jeebies big time.

Now we have these locusts!

Okay, just mega grasshoppers, but they are the size of a little girl’s hand !

Thank God for screens !

Still, this Florida life is a sweet one.

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I found this sweet quote on pinterest or facebook.

(sorry to the creator of this image – I was unable to retrace my steps.)

I just love it.

Can’t always see the bright side in some moments.

I love the idea of a friend just sitting by until the light returns.

Because it always does, doesn’t it ?

I think the quote may have been influencing my journal page today.

IMG_1558[1]This pretty sea of turquoise blue

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became a bit of a dark garden.

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The BEings look a little concerned or worried.

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they have each other…

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to sit with until the light returns.

 

It feels really good to be playing in the journal right now.

There is an upcoming trip to Canada that will probably interrupt the newly re-established routine,

but in the not so mean time,

I’m enjoying the flow.

I hope you have creative flow and lots of peace this weekend, Beautiful Ones.

Big love !

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Go Fish…

Look at my poor sweet Chica’s new shaved do !

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The do is a result of her ultrasound performed yesterday.

All results showed that her urinary track and kidneys are looking normal.

That’s good to know.

We are now thinking that she has been in pain in her spine and hips and that that is likely the cause for her waking us up multiple times a night to exit the crate where she usually sleeps and go out side, where she proceeded to just stand there.

For the last two nights, she has slept on her bed, placed the floor by our bed, and we have had the first solid nights sleeps in our room in about a month.

Yay ! Let’s hope this continues !

Love that furry blond 10 year old girl !

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I happily played in my journal again this morning.

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This Fish Girl and her friend floated onto the page.

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I like her and her Soul Wisdom a lot !

Hope your day goes swimmingly, Beautiful Ones!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

“Like A Garden for my Eyes” – April, 2015

The last six days have been filled withIMG_1494  the heady scent of eucalyptus,

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beautiful marks on wools, silks and papers,

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smiles, laughter and chats with amazing women,

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(and other beings like Zola).

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Stitch time gave way

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to a bit of glorious beach time,

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followed by a larger sit and stitch gathering,

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that filled the soul’s need to just BE

with like minded people in a safe and creative space.

IMG_1527        My dear friend Sherri has provided such a space for creative people to gather at her

art studio, Art More Place, in Melbourne, Fl.

And we have provided one another with a deep, rich and oh so comfortable friendship that makes me so very grateful !

Love you, Sherri !

 

I arrived home yesterday, happy to see my honey and my own furry creatures.

This morning I took the time to work in my art journal,

something I have been missing a lot and

a wellness tool that I am determined to pick up again.

 IMG_1542 Pumpkin was determined to sit and purr on the journal instead !

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So we compromised. ;)

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This is what came through this morning.

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I can see the influence of stitches, gathering, friendship and a garden of color from my trip.

Can you ?

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Hope this month of April is filling up your Soul, beautiful Ones !

Big Love !