Monday, 17 November 2014

Fork in the Road - Make the Best Decision Game

Ever get stuck in making a decision?  Just not sure which way to go?

Here is a game to help.
Start by playing with decisions that are not very important.
Should I eat this cupcake or granola bar?  
As your confidence grows, move on to more interesting decisions.

When in doubt of which way to go internally follow these 2 rules:

      1. Make your decision by following the very best, internal felling option. 

          Never follow fear.

      2. Use your thoughts after you determined which option feels best.  

          Otherwise things get confusing.

Every action is guided by a feeling.

This is the case even in those who are less emotion driven and more thought driven.  Ultimatly every action made by any person is guided by feeling.

Those more sensitive to feelings get more practice knowing and differentiating the waterfall of human emotion.

Following our own feelings should always lead to the best result possible.  Unless, there is already something unresolved within and is concerning the issue in need of action.

Here is an example so you can see what I mean:

To get to an important job interview John ponders about taking a shortcut through a rough area of town to catch his bus on time.  His mother's warnings, about the dangers of that area, ring through his mind.  John is faced with a decision to make.

The right decision is the one that feels more right, more exciting, more lively.  The wrong one feels off, wrong, fearful or any other type of negative.

Let us say poor John tends to think a bit much and succumb to making decisions based on fear. He feels a warm, loving, fuzzy feeling when he thinks about his mother's advice, but instead he acts on fear of missing the bus and the interview.  He follows Fear and jogs through the rough neighborhood just to get some unwanted attention on his way to the bus stop.  OR  John has always listened to his mother, and while he feels how easy it would be to stroll to the bus stop using a shortcut his fear of disobeying his mother (who says she is always right) stops him.  He takes the long, safe route just to see his bus pull away without him.  Is this not what happens to us when we feel fear, yet think we are making a reasonable decision based on thought?

Nothing Good can come out of following Bad feelings.

In this go around John has practiced this game before.  While John loves his mother he feels that strolling through the shortcut is an easy and comfortable solution.  He does not fall under the fear that his mom may have placed into him and catches his bus without a hitch.  On the other hand, he may feel best about the loving, fuzzy feelings for his mother and decides to trust them.  He takes the long way to the bus stop.  He may or may not miss the bus, but he may have avoided a serious confrontation. 

John and his situation is fictional.  Of course there can be a thousand other outcomes.

Time goes on and we never know what might have really happened IF we made a different choice.  However, by following our best feelings we know we have made the the right choices because we followed the Good feeling in every situation.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

What Can Change in 99 Days

August 1st, 2014 was the start of my 100 Day Reality Challenge.
With 3 intention to work with here is how it all turned out:

3 Intentions

High & Positive Energy
My Purpose

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A Regular Day Adventure: 90 of the 100 Day Reality Challenge

Today's video is my little autumn adventure to collect water from a local underground spring.

   Barefoot walking, tree hugging and bike riding may occur.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Chakra Goddess Painting

My second half of this October is dedicate to self-focus. 
Of course that involves painting!

In July, during my 30 Painting in 30 Days Challenge, this little goddess appeared.

Elaborating on her, this week's project came out looking like this:

Monday, 6 October 2014

Letting Go of Blocks Concerning Responsibility to Others

This week, I experienced the letting go of a block relating to how I act towards people who in anyway may depend on me. 

Let us start with the positive.  I always want the very best for anyone that depends on me for any reason at all.  I take responsibility concerning others very seriously.  Too seriously it turns out.  So seriously actually, that I loose a lot of myself in the seriousness of it all.  I tighten up and lose a lot of my fun.  I lose my freeing connection to the Universe by being too concerned with details that may not matter to others as much as to me.  I want everything to be perfect. 

I have been asking for help in this area and my prayers are slowly being answered.  This week, with a few people visiting, I am noticing a lot of subtle thought patterns and physical tightening.  They led me down the path of discovering a different way of relating to people.

When I realized this new way, instead of feeling happy I felt pain, guilt, regret.  How could I have lived in this way?!  It is so unhelpful and counterproductive. 

No point of letting a good thing go sour.  Time to get back up.  I give Gratitude for finally being shown the blocks and being given the opportunity to let old patterns go.  I understand that I was doing the best I could at any given time.  I forgive myself and move on with Love.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Lesson in Duality: Light & Dark

It has been almost a year since my lessons on Duality have started.
This week's lesson came in a form of the following story, then a brief explanation and suggestions.  I am not suggesting this is right (or wrong) for you.  However, I do hope you enjoy the story!

The Man Who Wanted To See All The Good

The Boy was taught from an early age to follow the Light, because it is the Giver of Life and it is Good.  He was taught to stay away from the Dark, as it is Bad.  One day, when the Boy has already grown into a Man he had a thought.  He will stare into the Sun, the Giver of Life, to see All the Good.  Then his life will truly be perfect.

The Man who wanted to see it All stared at the Sun on the brightest day of the year.  He stared even though everyone told him to look away.  He stared and stared.  Minutes.  Hours.  They told him that his eyes will burn in their sockets and he will never see again.  Yet the Man kept looking up all day into the bright ball of fire in the sky.  

As the sun set, the Man finally looked away.  No matter where he looked, all he could see was the bright light of the Sun.  That night, when the Man went to bed and closed his eyes, all he could see was the bright light of the sun.  The next morning, the next week and for many years to come all he could see was the bright light of the sun.  

From that day on he was never in darkness, because he could not see it.  The sun shone into his eyes, no matter what the weather, no matter how high the moon was up in the sky.  The day the Man wanted to see it All and looked up to the Light of the Sun, he did not realize that without the Dark, there would be no Peace for him.  Without Peace, there would be no Rest.   

That is when the Man realized that the Dark is just as important as the Light.  


By going to one side or the other, one becomes imbalanced and unhappy; one cannot grow and cannot be at peace.   

Honour every aspect of yourself.  


The Light and the Dark within you, have been balanced  beautifully to create YOU. 

We live in a world of Duality; therefore, we cannot escape the Light, nor the Dark.  There is Light and Dark within each and every one of us.  Often, we are taught to fight one of them.  When we fight we do not accept.  If we do not accept, there cannot be peace within us.  When we fight we try to be someone else and are not accepting our own being. 

Dark and Light are not good nor bad.  They just Are.  Having the Light and the Dark within us is the way it is meant to be.  This delicately built-in balance is the perfect formula which makes us who we are.  It is when we are imbalanced that things go wrong.    Fear will get in no matter which way we imbalance ourselves.   Hence we will not be living as our true self.

The suggestion is to Stop fighting the “bad”.  Stop reaching for “good”.  Just Be, the way you were meant to be.  The way you were born into this Black and White world.   

Once you stop.  

Once you accept.   

That is when things will truly be balanced.   

And you can live your true life.




Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Who is Causing this Havoc

On a trip to a near by little town for brunch my friends and I stopped by the lake to take photos.

We noticed a couple trying to get a large dog into the back of a pickup truck.  They would open the back door of the truck bed, guide the dog in and close the door.  Moments later the dog would jump right back out onto the street and into traffic.  His tail would wag and he would do a couple of happy circles as if laughing at the couple, before taking off towards the nearest bushes.  We watched, giggling, as this happened a couple of times more before the dog ran away further into the bushes.

I wondered if this was how everyday in this household was like.  It looked like a lot of work.

The couple have obviously had enough and simply walked away.  We quickly understood that this was not their dog.  They must have seen him leaping into traffic and tried to put him back into the truck without much luck.

Animal lovers that we are, we stood watching.  The dog can be seen in the far distance squatting in the bush, doing his doggy business.  He was there for a very long time and we waited.  Once he was done, he galloped back towards his truck.  The back door was closed.  He could not make the jump back in.  He started to panic a bit and backed into traffic.  Here my partner was quick to react.  He ran towards the truck and opened the door to the bed.  A whistle got the dog's attention who happily jump back where he belonged. 

Turns out that this dog was not misbehaving after all!  He just didn't want to soil his human's truck.  He even knew to do his business out of reach of everyone.
It was us who misunderstood.

Petting the dog's head "goodbye" I noticed the name of his collar.


Monday, 15 September 2014

Getting Away from FEAR by Breaking Through LIMITS

My last post was about finding Courage.  Those few months that it took me to acquainted myself with Courage taught me a lot about Fear, Self-Set Limits and reaching Love, Peace, Joy.

My Guides told me this story:

Before diving into water one might make sure that the water is deep enough and no obstacles are hiding just below the surface.  When the jump into the water is made there is trust that the water will catch and then spit you back out to the surface, to fresh air.

Sometimes we jump from higher ground than anticipated.  We sink deeper than intended.  We realize that our breath may not be enough to last us.  We start swimming faster up towards the light, the surface.  The closer we get to the surface the more our lung hurt, craving air.  Our lungs start to feel more and more uncomfortable as we reach closer to the top, but this doesn't make us reconsider.

We don't say, "Wait a minute.  Let me try swimming away from the light and see if that makes my lungs feel any better."

We know naturally what to do.  With the help of the water pushing us up we strive towards the surface.  The first gulp of air feel sweet and victorious.

So why do we give up so easily when it comes to our Fears?

Often we are drowning in our Fears.  Sometimes the closer we get to penetrating our Limiting Beliefs and shedding our Fears for good, the more we resist and try to swim towards the bottom instead.  We swim deeper into the Fear.

You will know you are coming close to swimming out of Fear when it becomes almost impossible to hold on!  Commit and strive to get out of it.  Let the Universe support your ascend into the sunshine of Love, Joy and Peace.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Talking with the Full Moon and Finding Courage.

The story towards Courage started on a grand swing bridge in the middle of New Zealand rainforest on February 15, 2014.  I was sitting bundled up in the middle of the bridge, on a bizarrely still night.  A tea candle was holding space with me.  Above hung a beautiful, Leo full moon shinning down on the forest.

Leo is my zodiac sign, and hearing of this full moon I ventured out into the forest to ask for guidance and see what happens.  My life was about to undertake yet another major change and I wanted to make sure that this was right, that all will be ok.

I prayed to the Moon, the Universe, my guides.  I sat in silence, watching the moon and the dark around it.  I laid down waiting for the answer.
And it came!  Out of nowhere  it actually came!

All of a sudden a voice in my head said, 

"If you were a character in the Wizard of Oz, you would be the Lion."   


Immediately, I found that funny.  Of course I would be a lion.  I am a Leo after all.  And here I was sitting under the Leo Full Moon.  Then it hit me.  The Lion in the Wizard of Oz went on that journey to find Courage.
Is this what you are trying to tell me Moon?

Am on a journey to find Courage?

The answer came as a clear, "YES".  There was a timeline.  I will need to find my Courage in 3 months, starting in March, ending in June 2014.

Now I was getting nervous.  In order to to find Courage, won't I need to experience Fear?  This didn't sound like everything was going to be all right.  This sounded more like everything is going to be terrifying.  Yet, the magic and beauty of that night gave me so much support and confidnce that I found myself yelling into the darkness,

"Bring it on!"

So it began.  In March, I arrived back in Canada with a bit of savings and a strong desire to live in a town I have only previously vacationed in.  I followed what felt to be all the cues.  Yet, money was becoming scarce, permanent accommodation hard to find and work looked almost impossible.  My partner and I lived unknowing of what was going to happen from day to day.  We feared about having nowhere to go soon and nothing to eat.  The only hope that kept me going was that the Universe had a great lesson to teach me and that this experience was coming to an end in June.

The Universe delivered!!!

Every time we were completely stuck, somehow a lifeline would appear to make us go on for another few days.  After a while we had to give up on worrying, because this attitude was not helping at all.  We summoned our Courage.  We kept following the signs, praying and waiting for the little miracles to appear and get us through to the next day.

By the end of May 2014, we found a great place to live and I got a job!  We started June in our new suite with a pay cheque.  It was another miracle!

These 3 months tore everything I thought about myself to pieces.  They changed me to be a more understanding and loving person.  They humbled me and taught me how to look at the world around me with fresh eyes.  They taught me how to be brave.

This is when I found my Courage.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Super Power of an Empath

My Super Power

Which super power did you want to have as a kid?

Which super power would you want to have today?

Flying?  Xray Vision?  Shooting lasers out of your eyeballs?

As a little kid, the power I most often dreamed of was the ability for my conscious to step into someone else.  I wanted to be able to experience the world completely from another person's perspective; their thoughts, their feelings, their wishes...... everything.

Whenever I would find someone who was interesting to me I would put my energy into them.  I would concentrate on their movements and imagine what it must be like for them at that moment in time.  This was such a fun hobby that this game continued on as I grew.  I played so often that eventually it just turned into an invisible pattern that ran automatically behind the scenes for almost every single person that came into my life.

My ability to pick up other people's energy enable me to successfully stay away from those who could potentially hurt me.  In high school and college, I was able to avoid boy trouble, bad bosses and nasty teachers.  Friends would ask me how I knew, but to me it was natural and I wonder how they didn't know.

My ability to quickly pick up on other people's feelings would result in others trusting me with their secrets and their challenges. Often my suggestions would be helpful to those who entrusted me with their personal stories, but always I was the one to help other be heard.

Today I know that my guide to how I associated with people was the first impression of their energy field.  However, growing up I had absolutely no idea of this.  At parties, I would slip in unnoticed, observe people around me, see where the "safe" people are and move towards them.  If someone who was having a bad day would come in contact with me, I would get very uncomfortable, put up a wall and put them on my 'no good' list immediately.  My super power was not 100% accurate, and I did not understand that back then.

This February, brought with it the gift of understanding.  For no particular reason, I got super sensitive to everyone!  Every time I would get into a certain range of a person, their feelings would jump over to me and I felt taken over by their emotions.  Going grocery shopping was an adventure on its own with so many people in the vegetable isle.  It was like being in the middle of a sic fi movie.

My emotions were all over the map, depending who's presence I was graced with.  It was exhausting and exhilarating.  To be truly honest, this did made me question my sanity a bit. 

Luckily during that time, I was working in a serene setting with not too many people around me most of the time.  My coworkers were my unknowing guinea pigs.  To them I am grateful!!  Sometimes I would feel so guilty for spying on their private emotions that I could not bring myself to look at them.  However, after grounding, blocking, praying and grounding some more I could not change what was happening and had to ride it out.

Today my emotions are back to "normal" levels.  Out of that experience the realization that the super power that I wanted as a kid did become reality for me to a certain degree.  For the most part now, I have a choice whether or not I want to step into somebody's energy field.  This gives me time to ask permission and get to know a person the way they want to be know.

I am so thankful for this fun super power and am learning more about what being an Empath might hold for me in the future.

Monday, 11 August 2014

I Found My Purpose in Life!!!!!

I've been looking for my "purpose in life" for a loooooong time.  Now I realize it has already been a part of my life.  No need to search.  No need to "get on track".  This feels so freeing.

These are my new life guides:

  To go on Adventures.

  To do all kinds of Wonderful Things.


In my video for The 100 Day Reality Challenge I talk about how this all came to be.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

On To The Next Challenge!

Lilou Mace has been very inspiring to me for over a year now.

A month ago, her co-created venture called The 100 Day Reality Challenge came to my attention.  At first, I was hesitant.  One Hundred Days!!!  Can I ever commit to something for that long?  Starting August 1st I decided to find out.

My intentions for the next 100 days are:
Health:  mental, physical, spiritual and emotional.
Energy: learning new ways to keep a higher and positive vibration
Purpose:  move towards what I am meant to do in this Universe

It's only day 5 and I am already seeing results and having fun.  Maybe 95 more days will not be too bad.

Check the challenge out and see if it might be something that will call you one day.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. REVIEW.

These 30 days of painting have proven to be not as long and hard as initially expected.
Mental note:  Expect things to be easy and fun instead!

Day 1.

My intentions were:
To Create Without Judgment.
To leave perfection and criticism behind.
To move towards being artistic while feeling good.
To play and have fun.

Day 30.

Instead of pre-planning my daily paintings and using precise images that I have previously sketched, I slowly switched to painting from whatever entered my reality.  Everything inspired me from a picture, nature or an image in my mind's eye.

Letting go of the Self Critic felt freeing.
One moment thoughts would come to mind like;
     "You can't."
     "That looks terrible."
     "Even a turtle can blend colours better than that."
Then I catch them and let that critical voice go.  The changes are immediate!  Happiness levels go up. Creative energies flow through.  The results in the painting are amazing. And to make everything better the painting comes out faster!

I now work towards applying these skills to not only art by my daily life.
Who needs that Constant Critic anyways?!
I banish thee!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 30 !!!

I may have been 6 or 7 years old when Monet and I first met through an art book which illustrated photos of his lily ponds and lotuses.  The images were love at first sight for me.  His compositions were so beautiful that I never dared to paint a lotus until tonight.  Since that day, somewhere deep inside me, I held a belief that lotuses are never to be painted again as they will never look as beautiful as Monet's. 

Twenty years later, I was introduced to the idea that a lotus is well loved all around the world.  This mystical flower holds many meanings in different beliefs. 

Last week, I strolled through a local gallery shop and noticed beautiful paintings of lotus ponds by a local artist.  They inspired me.

Today, for my final daily painting I created my very first lotus.
To me it symbolizes; Beauty, Rebirth, Enlightenment,  Fortune. 

Thank you for viewing my month of painting fiasco!  

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Sunday, 27 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 27.

Playing around with shapes and colours for a bigger Under The Sea themed painting.

Friday, 25 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 25.

Little Goddess 

This painting started with just playing with the background while chatting.  I was almost going to put it down for the night, because nothing else was coming.  Then boom, she popped out.  I can see myself with that crazy, blue hair.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 24.

Oh La La!  
The Dollar Store ran out of my usual size canvases.  
So these tiny, photo size ones will do for now.  

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 23.

                                                               - Bashar

This 30 painting challenge as my opportunity to make some of my favorite quotes beautiful.  I am scattering the quotes around my apartment as decoration and reminders. 

Love this quote!  YouTube suggested an interview to listen to by Lilou Mace speaking with Darryl Anka.  Turned out it was exactly what I needed to hear that day. 

Check it out if you get the chance:

Monday, 21 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 21.


The Big Orange Bridge is the pride and joy of the town I currently live in.  Despite being only half orange (the other salmon for some reason) it is painted, drawn and photographed by every artist in this little city.  Today I went to the beach with my paints and initiated myself into the local artistic community by painting B.O.B.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 20.

Another quick one due to a tiring work day.

Black is not my usual choice.  I don't even like using black ink pens.  Today was the day to explore Black.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 19.

Another practice with dots and lines. 
I am looking forward to making a large painting along these lines. 
So vibrant.

Friday, 18 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 18. Road Blocks.

Block in a Being

This is my current understanding of a person's energy field.  

There are many roadways that lead into the nucleus of the energy field.  Every roadway is responsible for an aspect of this person's life; love, relationships, career, money, spiritual purpose........  There are so many of these roadways it is almost impossible to count.  Sometimes the roadways get blocked.  A block can be cause by a negative event in one's life.  For example, a teacher making a negative remark about a child's singing voice may cause a blockage in this child's roadway of  Music.  From then on, energy will flow slower through that roadway and the child's experience with music may not be developed to its full potential as he or she grows.

Some roadblocks can catch other negative fragments as they come into a person's life.  The initial block and the fragments can get overwhelming huge to a the point of shutting off energy flow completely.  This can take a very long time, but eventually if not properly unblocked, the roadway will shatter.  Loosing a roadway is like loosing a limb.  A person can adapt to function without it, but not as well as with it.  This is life altering stuff here.    

The good news is that fragments can be uncluttered, blocks can be cleared.  Even roadways can get reconstructed!  Anyone can have their energy flow restore with a bit of internal cleaning.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 16.

A quote from The Inspired Heart, by Jerry Wennstrom.

This is one of my very favorite books, which inspires and motivates me to keep trusting in the Universe no matter what is happening.  Jerry describes his personal and artistic adventures as he leaves behind his old-self and transforms his being into something more true to himself.

I have the audiobook version and often listen to it as I paint.  

The book came to me through my partner, one summer, a few months before I got really ill.  I listened to this book while doing a large painting that split before 3 canvases.  So much of the book resonated with me, despite the fact that I could not fully grasp all of his experiences.  Part of me yearned to experience this type of life altering adventure and the other part was terrified about surviving even 5% of what Jerry went through.

For two years, I often thought of Jerry when I felt like life has abandoned me crawling through a scorching desert without hope of an end or water.  Just the thought of his story gave me new strength.  This summer, armed with paint and canvases again, I am re-listening to the book.  To my surprise, it is almost like a brand new book!  His stories are touching me in a different way.  I understand through my heart so much more of the lessons he is trying to share with his readers.  The above quote is something I never noticed the first time around, but today it jumps out at me like a grasshopper out of grass.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 13.

Dream Catching

Another quick, fun one since it's a work day.

This one is inspired by last nights Super Moon , the full moon.  

Dreams from the Moon

This year I waited until 10pm to see the moon before passing out exhausted in bed.  Living on a hill, in a valley surrounded by mountains, 10pm seemed like the wrong time to watch for the moon.  It might have not yet traveled over the mountains to a higher spot in the sky.  So I went to bed without seeing it.  Before falling asleep I apologized for missing the Moon and asked if she could send me her messages through my dreams.

My first dream was of walking down a dark path and all of a sudden saw a beautiful, full moon rise over the horizon right in front of me.  In the dream I remember thinking, "Oh there your are."

My second dream was less about what happened and more about the feeling of it.  I felt like everything I attempted to do turned out smoothly and perfectly.  I had the knowledge and confidence that anything I want will work out beautifully.  This dream had absolutely no fear in it.  It was a beautiful and powerful feeling.  I woke up feeling confident and happy.

This second dream has been the opposite of my experience in the last couple of years.  While many wonderful, magickal things have been occurring in my life during this time I have often felt blocked from accomplishing anything in the physical world.  Instead I have been putting a lot of energy, time and attention towards growing my inner self and that has so far been a very positive yet intense experience.

I thanked the Moon for giving me the Power of Success this night.  The phrase "Over Night Success" came to mind.  I feel like this might be an invitation to start balancing my inner life with my physical world.  So excited to play with my new power.

Friday, 11 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 11. with Invisible Friends.

The Fox

First there was a baby Chic, then appeared the Fox and then a Duckling.  These 3 were my very first friends in life.  We played, shared stories and they gave me advise.  We went everywhere together.  If by chance I would forget my Chick or Fox at home, I had to turn around and walk back to get them.  My poor mom had to oblige to these demands in order to avoid a tantrum. 

By the time I hit 4 and 5 years of age I was slowly introduced to the idea that my best friends were "imaginary".  Imaginary!  Apparently no one else could see them and my family were all pretending for my creative benefit.  What nonsense, I thought.  

As kindergarten came into my life so did new (human) children whom I eagerly befriended.  My animal friends had to compete for my time and attention now.  This did make me feel guilty for some time, but eventually they just stopped appearing.  They turned into a story of "Once, as a kid I had imaginary friends".

Thirty years later, at a cross roads in life, I ended up a proud adoptive human for 3 rabbits.  I did not realize that at the time but they came into my life as a representation of Fear.  I was starting on a major self-growth spurt which often included looking at and overcoming my fears.  As a part of this process I needed to learn to meditate.  In one of these meditations, I broke through some invisible barrier to find a very excited Fox running towards me.  My old friend from childhood, all grown up as well!!!  Fox appeared with excitement, happiness and a promise of a magic future.  I could see Fox's every movement so clearly in my mind's eye!

It didn't take us long to reconnect and from then on Fox was always there when I needed help.  In the physical world, Fox's presents manifested itself everywhere around me.  I saw the image of a fox everywhere; stickers, cartoons, t-shirts, book... you name it! 

For two years my old friend helped me learn about myself and my place in the world beyond the physical.  As a tribute I wore a necklace of a fox around my neck as we worked together.  I learned how to move between the worlds that surround me more smoothly and with less fear.  As the Fears subsided Happiness flowed in to fill the empty spaces.

 I owe a lot to my imaginary friend!

Today's piece has a slight Photoshop cheat in it.  I only painted 3 bunnies and copied the same ones onto the other side so they can be even.

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 10.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 9.

The title of this painting came to my mind last month.

"At The End Of Change"

It sounded like a good title as any other and a fun project to create a painting based on a title.  This one is my first quick try.  Quick due to a strange morning that spilled over into the day.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Monday, 7 July 2014

Sunday, 6 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 6.

The Big Smoke.

The idea behind this experiment was to create a painting within minutes without having to think.... of what is right, wrong, sloppy, unfinished, crooked, stupid, poorly matched, and so on.
 The results are: it's a volcano.

8"x10" Acrylic on Canvas.

Friday, 4 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 4.

The Moon Rising.

8"x10" Acrylic on Canvas.

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 3.

A bit of relaxing colour fun.  
I am playing with painting without much planning or scrutiny for detail.

8"x10" Acrylic on Canvas.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 2.

Flying Away Into The Sunrise.

Acrylic on 3 - 4"x4" canvases.

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. DAY 1. Canada Day!

Happy (belated) Canada Day to all!

This beautiful day was spent with a coffee on an sunny patio, magically purchasing all the groceries ever desired thanks to my dad, and starting the first day of the 30 Day Painting Challenge.
Woot Woot!

Day 1 of this challenge is inspired by Zaya (black + white), one of my 3 lovely bunny friends. 

This is how Zaya might look like if she was actually pink and purple and from a different planet.

*disclosure*  There may be more rabbits to come in the next 29 days.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Planning for the Future is Now

I am learning how to enjoy more of my life today.  One of my practices is to have Intentions for the future, not Plans.  Since tomorrow never comes, the idea is to plan to Enjoy Today instead of Enjoy Tomorrow.

In a year from now, I will be a different me. 
In a year from now, I hope to learn new ways of doing, living, understanding, seeing, … 
In a year from now, I hope to be a little bit wiser.

So how could Today’s Me plan a better future for the slightly wiser Future Me?  My amount of wisdom today is the highest I have ever had so far.  I will use it to plan my day today.  Making plans today for a year from now will produce a plan with one year less of experience.  The Future Me might go, “What was I thinking?!”  The Future Me would do a much better plan for herself IN THE FUTURE. 

So enjoy your moments as they happen.  Plan for today to be the Best Day of Your Life.  Have great intentions for the future and act as opportunities arise.  Grow, do not hold yourself back.  Let the Future (wiser) You take care of tomorrow.