Stop and Smell the Roses

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I bought a gift for myself today. I had been admiring them for three weeks and today I made the trip into the city to hold this in my hand.  This very special hand made/dried rose bead Mala necklace was made in India. Each black bead is made from fresh roses, boiled to a paste in water then hand molded and …

What’s Your Story?

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I have worked in the art world for years in various capacities; Creating a successful business, designing giftware, marketing, painting, drawing, creating/running a non-profit art society, mentoring and helping other people find their own creative spark.   Art continues to be my first love, but I have always been interested in the complexities of human nature and writing. I love …

Should I trust my Spiritual Teacher?

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Q: Should I trust my Spiritual Teacher?   A: Mistrust all, until you are convinced. Go into things with your eyes wide open. Know your boundaries. A true teacher will never humiliate you, or others, nor will they estrange you from yourself. They will be consistent and kind and constantly bring you back to the fact of your inherent perfection …

Sweet Nothingness

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There is an art to doing nothing. I do it every single day and I am getting really good at it. Every morning at 5 am.  I get up. I take my dogs outside and then the three of us retreat to my meditation room. I wake up happy just knowing that I have carved out  time  in my day …

Push your Boundaries

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Go out on a limb, push the boundaries.  This is where art begins to get really interesting. “Creativity for me, is about holding onto my deep sense of knowing and working alongside the creative consciousness. Its about dipping into my courage and pushing myself, coaxingly into a willingness to explore a little more, by dipping my toes into unknown waters …

Let Life Flow

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Here is a time-lapse video from my Saturday workshop. I absolutely love the acrylic pouring technique. It takes hours to choose then mix up the paint and chemicals in separate little containers before you actually pour them together and then onto your canvas.  IT IS MESSY, but once you do release the paint it is so beautiful to watch your …