Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September in the Queen of Arts Studio and a L,C&C Giveaway

Wow !

I can’t believe how fast time is going ?

Don’t you feel like the days are just flying by ?

Here we are the 22nd of September already !

Only 18 days until I turn 50…


But more about that later…

September has been all about the Tracy Verdugo Paint Mojo E-Course for me.

This is a great class in creativity and in intuitive painting.

Tracy is so very generous and dedicated to giving her students a positive and rich experience. I have been totally immersed in the activities and in the creative flow that Tracy has inspired. Loving it !

One thing we are doing is gradually adding layers to a canvas,

a bit at a time, over the six week class.


My blank 24X24” canvas went from white to this with symbols and marks…IMG_3069  to this with the addition of a bit of pastel color


to this with the washes of warm and cool colors.


In week three, we went in deeper and added more layers…

IMG_3085[1]And this is where my work in progress piece is now. Loving that purple ! 

Three more weeks of layers to go !

Another thing I love about Tracy’s class is that she encourages you to see everything as a potential art piece.

Everything including the palettes that you use to spread your paint on.



These two pieces are from watercolor paper that was used as a palette and the shapes left behind inspired the bird and the angel to emerge.

I am excited to see what else will develop as I continue this Paint Mojo journey for the next few weeks !


I have also been continuing my 50 Days for Love, Compassion and Connection leading up to my 50th birthday.

I have to admit that my crappy accounting skills took over and I don’t have an exact count of how many acts of L,C&C I deliberately committed.   

I will say though, that when you make this intention to spread the love, opportunities arise all the time and when you share what you have done, other people get inspired to join in. I really love that part of the journey!

It becomes a lovely love ripple flowing out from that centering intention.

Some of the things I’ve done include providing food and water for a homeless person I passed in my car one day,


paying the entry fee at Fort DeSoto state park for the car behind us,


sending out surprise love notes and thank you cards to some dear ones,


donating some time and some Rock My World rocks to some fund raising  for causes close to my heart,

and working on looking people in the eye and making a genuine connection with a smile whenever I can.

This experience has been wonderful for me. I definitely see how life can feel much more positive when you make kindness and connection a focus in your world!

And now :



I will giveaway 5 bags of 13 Rock My World rocks to the first 5 people who comment here.

But instead of sending the bags to the winners, I will send them out to the person of their choice with a little note of love and appreciation,

To win, leave a comment on this post with the first name of the person you would like to receive the Love Compassion and Connection rocks and what you would like the love note to say. Also include your email and  I will email you to get the address of your little gift recipient.

I will be sending the rocks out by the end of this week.

Thanks for reading through this long post !

Sending big love out there to all of you !

Pass it on… ;)


Kate Robertson said...

So good to see a post from you. Fifty is great by the way. You'll love it.


Leah Griffith said...

Oh Kim, I love your layer art. I love the fearlessness of it. So bold and authentic.
Fifty is a wonderful birthday. I'm with you on spreading love and kindness.
My daughter, Lacey could use some cheering up. <3
Keep on spreading the joy.
Hugs and love!

Suzanne la banane said...

May be I can get lucky! Ça serait le fun des envoyer à Nathalie Lamothe

L said...

YOU rock MY world, bestie!

gma said...

Awesome Kim. Maggie is the name of someone I'd like to receive your Rock Fairy goodness. Your art is da bomb. xx

deb did it said...

Mary Sue ( in need of some Love Rocks )
I simply wanted to put her name out there in to your healing love and energy circle of love.

You have already donated rocks to me, so please allow the next person in line to receive/gift.
Just wanted to leave a comment and send you some of my own Big Love !!!

You are amazing.

Nadeja said...

I have a friend is Saresoto (spelling?)but not their address. I will reserve a spot in the give away and let you know where to send them!!! But I see you already have more than 5 comments :) What a blessing you are! Love you very much dear daughter. xoxo

Nadeja said...

ps. the name is Stan

Meri said...

Your compassionate heart shines through this post.

Anonymous said...

Too sweet. I still have a few rocks of yours I leave here and there now and again. xox

Marit said...

Oh my sweet friend, you are wonderful and make so many people happy with you sending out love and being YOU! Enjoy the hapiness you spread AND receive!

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beth said...

how does that big beautiful heart of yours ever sleep?….you amaze me!!!

and i'm sure you saw the heart in your photo on the beach with your legs…right?


iHanna said...

Wonderful wonderful art,Kim!