Create Outdoors

18 February in On-Line Journal

create outdoors! I personally find it amazing to be out in nature with my paints to visually create! This can be done anywhere! And transported by any means to your destination. . .plane, train and automobile, bring your art supplies with you. . .and create in the outdoors! I always leave the scale that I end up working with when you arrive to the location. I brought large sheets of paper with me, 100cm x 70cm in an expandable tube. I was able to roll it up and fit it in my suitcase. On location this time, I was inspired to work small scale. So I folded and reduced the paper down to a smaller scale. I was in the mood for little painted sketches! I found trays that I could use for support in Greece. Turned out that a serving tray and a casserol dish did the trick! Play the video above!...

Rituals & Ceremonies

02 February in Uncategorized

CEREMONIES AND RITUALS SPARK CREATIVITY ! Now that we are off to a great zooming start in the year, I have been thinking about cycles, patterns, rituals, ceremonies and traditions. Have you ever stopped to think about the value of ceremonies both in your personal life, and at work? Ceremonies allow us to celebrate milestones, keep stories alive from generation to generation and create a legacy for our hearts and souls. Hereby we can stand still to special moments in time that we cherish and share with loved ones. Sometimes they help us cope beter with circumstances by giving it a place in our hearts. They also help us create a unique sense of purpose that is attatched to time. While nature's laws have changing seasons, I, am so grateful for rituals that each season brings. Now in winter I have been able to receive beautiful gifts of white snow sprinkles throughout the...

Events

18 August in On-Line Journal

Click here to play video incase video is not showing partaking in an public event, as an artist or speaker! Have you been invited to participate in a public event? Such as an art exhibit or public speaking event? I have some key tips that I have picked up along the way that will improve your professionalism. When you want to be asked to participate in an event. It is best to be prepared in advance. This shows the universe that you are ready! Preparing for what we want is a form of instant manifestation. I have personally found, that whether I am looking for public speaking gigs, or looking to participate in an art show, both require me to be prepared! I am after all being featured in a public event! What should you prepare in advance ? The answer is simple; all the related things that you may be putting off at this moment!....

PURPLE

18 June in On-Line Journal

Noble PURPLE. . . inspiring truthfulness and spirituality ! Let's continue our insightful color exploration with Purple this month! What is it about the mysteriously seemingly color purple? Officially it is a hue that floats somewhere on the spectrum between blue and red, and so the uplifting and calming qualities of both are blended in! As this color is enveloped between violet and indigo, it is sometimes challenging to discribe an exact color of purple. As a matter of fact, it can be surprising to name all the colors that pass as the color purple: eggplant, lavender, magenta, fuchsia, plum, orchid, indigo and so forth and so forth. I find it, quite an mysterious and creative color to explore, especially when I can think of my dear friends and family who go coco puffs around the color purple! Let's take a moment today to celebrate this seemingly moral color, to discover the feeling of...

BLUE

18 May in On-Line Journal

BLUE. . . clear up in the sky, and deep in the ocean. We have landed on the exploration of the color BLUE this month! This spring, we can especially enjoy the serenity of clear blue skies and blue waters! I get such a feeling of happiness and optimism looking up at these blue skies, no weather complaints here! Lets not forget blue combined with yellow, creates our lush lush green, creating such a lovely vegetative foreground to the blue background. I welcome you to celebrate this sincere color where we can feel peace with ourselves and communicate clearly to the world around us. It’s interesting to note that the name “Blue” has its origins from frankinsh origin: blao meaning “shining”.  Within the chakra system, Blue is associated with our fifth chakra, the throat chakra. This fifth chakra is our source for communicating truth, wisdom and responsibility. It governs self knowledge and has to do...

GREEN Supports Life

01 April in On-Line Journal

Let’s celebrate the restorative aspect of nature! Green supports life from the inside out! We have landed on the exploration of the secondary color GREEN this month! Can we get any closer to SPRING than green!? Thanks to the collaborative effort of Yellow (last issue) and Blue (next issue) Green shares common attributes with both! Green is a combination of cheerful warmth from the sun with calmness and serenity of the sky. I welcome you to celebrate this soothing and balanced color where we can feel grounded. It is after all the direct symbolic representation of nature!I personally find that this is the season to live into this compassionate color that brings with it juicy grass joy! Through all the sad heaviness destruction caused by nature, when the first sprout of hope blooms, we can experience deep gratitude for what we have. Having said, it is easy to understand why green...

YELLOW

01 March in On-Line Journal

How do bananas and lemons radiate sunshine, yet taste so differently? While both fruit have a yellow skin, one gives us the tendency to experience a tootie fruity, round pallet, smile of an experience while with the other we make a direct sour face including the squinting of our eyes. Go ahead and try this for yourself! We have landed on the exploration of the primary color Yellow this month! By just reading about this sunny color, I welcome you to celebrate this intense energy and cheerful symbolic representation of the sun as it reaches its highest, warmest point! I personally find that this is a great season where we can use this hopeful thought! Having said, it is easy to understand why yellow is a color that is often used to represent hope. Just think about  wearing a yellow ribbon! Within the chakra system, Yellow is associated with our third chakra, the solar...

Juicy ORANGE

01 February in On-Line Journal

Give your Valentine a juicy Orange ! Why? Because of its juicy, flamboyance, energetic qualities and vitamin C! “O” ranges of oranges. Thanks to the collaborative effort of Red (last issue) and Yellow (next issue) Orange shares common attributes with both! Orange is a combination of intense energy and cheerful warmth from the sun. Juicy orange carries the element of water! It is often associated with the second chakra. It’s the color of flow, creativity, and youth! This Valentine’s day, I am going to give my valentine a juicy, expressive orange. (SSSssssssshhhhh!) The color orange just speak the word fun fun fun and the vitamin C boost a good healthy side kick! Yum! Since colors are an expression of our emotion, there is a whole range of oranges that move us. Have you ever noticed that the color orange can evoke completely opposite emotions of each other. Think of spiritual orange (Buddhist monk...