You are a Work of Art

You are a work of art.  I truly believe that.  You were put on this earth on purpose and you have talents to share with the world.  I get so sad when I hear someone who is smart, intelligent and creative put themselves down.  It happens all the time.   The things we say to ourselves […]

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Mandala Art Activities for kids and adults

I have been enjoying creating Mandalas lately.  I find them so relaxing and anyone can make them.    The word mandala is from the Indian Sanskirt language and means circle.  It consists of patterns that are evenly distributed around a centre circle that create a feeling of balance.  I usually start with a circle in […]

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Win a Painting!

My mom passed away on June 1st 5 years ago and during that difficult time I used painting as my therapy. I decided to have a painting give away as a way of thinking of her. She loved flowers and always had them in a vase in the kitchen. There is also a saying about […]

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Take a Leap and Try Something New

When I was younger I tended to leap and I wasn’t afraid to try something new.    I was fearless.  I traveled around the world often on my own,  I went bungee jumping, white water rafting, I flew in a helicopter, I rock climbed, I did a marathon and the list goes on.  I wasn’t […]

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How to Live Your Best Life

I bumped into a person that I worked with a few years ago and I asked the typical question we usually ask people “how are you doing?” and his response was “living the dream”. Now I know some people say that but don’t mean it but I truly believe he meant it and wasn’t being […]

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Learn how to paint with easy videos

Do you want to learn how to paint?  Do you want to explore your creativity with easy to follow art tutorials?  I have exciting news.  I have started a YouTube channel.  This past month 3 separate people have suggested that I should start doing art video tutorials.   When the universe sends me such strong messages….I […]

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How to do Gelli Printing

          I have a new obsession…..Gelli printing.  What is Gelli printing you say….well let me tell you about it.  My friend Sandra and I signed up for Book of Days by the lovely Effy Wild (effywild.com)  and one of the lessons showed Sarah Trumpp (one of her guest artists) with a fast paced video of […]

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Word of the year

Happy New Year!  Every January I choose a word to guide me in the year.  I figure out the word in different ways. Sometimes it comes to me when I am walking the dog, reflecting on the year, writing in my journal or creating art.  Other years I needed to meditate and really focus on […]

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