Thursday, August 27, 2015

Some acts of L,C&C…

Some acts of L,C&C…

As part of my 50 Acts of Love, Compassion and Connection days.

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(Loved this grandfather carrying his uv umbrella and shading his granddaughter in the surf at Fort DeSoto last weekend)

 

Paying for the tolls for 4 cars behind us on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on the way to the beach.

Returning the shopping cart to the rack for a busy dad trying to load up his kids into the van.

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Leaving sea shells with secret messages on the shore.

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Sending Rock My World rocks to friends in need.

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Taking time to visit, make art with,

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and get to know old friendly acquaintances

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(Toni, Lyle and I reconnect at after six years or so at their new home in Winter Garden, Florida)

and make them into good art tribe friends.

 

And the journey continues…

Big love to you, Beautiful Ones.

Friday, August 21, 2015

For the next 50 Days….

So in 50 days from now,

I will be 50.

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50!!!!

How the hell did that happen ?

So quickly ?

Ok, I am a little freaked out about it.

Even though all my over 50 year old friends

(how did my friends become over 50 years old ???)

have told me that 50 is great, liberating, inspiring, the new 40, etc…

It still freaks me out that I am entering this new decade.

I’m working on accepting it and recognizing it is a thing to celebrate.

I also felt that I should think of a special way to ring in this new time in my life.

So in the spirit of focusing on what I want to see more of in my world,

I have decided to dedicate the next

50 days

to

50 Acts of Love, Compassion and Connection.

I have gathered a mental list of some things I want to do, and I have a new little gratitude journal all ready to record the acts.

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Some will be small gestures, like leaving a Rock My World rock for someone to find.

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Others may be a little more elaborate and push some of my boundaries and fears.

(More on those later in the 50 days…)

I will also try and record some of them here and share what happens when I make this intention.

I have a feeling that the circles of love, compassion and connection will ripple out beautifully !

I’m excited to see what comes my way as a result !

For my first conscious act of Love, Compassion and Connection,

I was inspired by my scheduled haircut today.

My hairdresser, Genesis, is a sweet heart and always makes me feel special and cared for when I visit her. She is an amazing artist with hair. She recently moved into a small apartment of her very own down by the bay. We spoke about her love for candles at my last visit so I made this little arty bundle of love and thanks for her:

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Some clean burning beeswax candles, some special rocks, a string of white twinkle lights,

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all tucked into a cool cigar box with a pretty fabric nest.

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IMG_2854 (2)with a love message inside.

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packaged up and

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tied with a bow for my friend !

Can’t wait to see her smile !

 

I’m excited to share this 50 day journey with you, Beautiful Ones. If you have a suggestion for an act of Love, Compassion and Connection, please send it to me or leave it in a comment. And if you are inspired to join in the fun with committing acts of LC&C along with me, that would totally thrill me !!! Please share your stories with me. That would be a an awesome gift to receive !!!

Big love to you !

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 !