*My Crows* *My Art* *My Way*

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all doing well and enjoying your holidays!
Our plans changed. It was a quiet Christmas, but still a nice one!
It's been a busy week and I'll be catching up with all of you in the next few days!

I can't believe 2017 is just around the corner!
I know I've said this many times before, but you are going to hear it from me again! I am so grateful for all of you! 😊😊😊  You have been with me, through everything! I cherish each and everyone of you! Thank you!!!!!

2016 was my "awakening" year! Truly loving me! Controlling my life, not other's. Seeing everyone for who they truly are. Seeing every situation for what it truly is. Forgiving. Healing. Letting go. Etc.

2017, this is all going to continue! And, I am going to kick butt and conquer! I might fall down once and awhile, but I am going to get up again and not let fear get in the way! I am worthy! We are all worthy!

You know me, I will be sharing everything with you!

I've been painting, but the sun has not been around! But, I will give you some sneak peaks.
This first painting, "I Am Worthy", I've been working on it for about 2 weeks now.
(The pictures aren't that great, but you will get the idea.)

I've also painted some new baby crows. Here are some more sneak peaks.
Here's to an amazing 2017 everyone!! I'm wishing you all so much and more!
Big Hugs!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
Sunday night, the snow finally stopped! I was so happy! I love snow, but it was a lot to shovel! We have been getting a little break, but the snow is suppose to come back Wednesday night and all day Thursday. I think I'm just going to drive my car over it! LOL!

Thank you for all your comments on my older art! It was fun looking back at my baby crows! More baby crows will be coming soon! I didn't realize how much I missed painting them, until I looked at the photos!

I did finish a new painting!
"Inner Peace" (5" x 7" wood panel)
On Wednesday December 21st, we move from the darkest time of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere), to the first day of bringing back the light. Happy Winter Solstice! Happy Yule!
Image from Victoria Pettella, Heart Of A Wizardess.

For Christmas, we have family and friends coming for the weekend. I will be around checking in on all of you, but I probably won't be posting anything till after December 25th.

I will leave you with one last painting, I just finished.
"Rebirth" (8" x 10" wood panel)
Big Hugs!!!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Thank you!!!
You know, all of you are the best! You really are! I am blessed to have such amazing people around me!! I am so grateful for each and everyone of you!

Your comments on my last post, meant so much to me! Your words touched my soul!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

You've sparked a light within me! I even put one of my gym pictures on my sidebar.
Big Crow Hugs!
I don't know where this image came from, but when I found it, I had to place it on this post. I think it's so beautiful, just like all of you!

Since the last time I posted, we've had another snow storm!
I've just cleaned up from that one and we are suppose to be getting hit with another tomorrow! I guess we are getting a white Christmas this year!

Speaking of Christmas, Sandra made a comment on my blog, saying, she was expecting to see a crow with a Santa's hat. I had to really think, when was the last time I really painted any Christmas/Winter themes. I know I have painted a few, off and on, but the last time I really painted any, was about 4-5 years ago!! I can't believe it's been that long! Glad, I kept some pictures of my older paintings.

Let's take a look down memory lane.

The last one is for you Sandra!
And, look what I found!!!
LOL! I had to show this! Baby crow even had a work out buddy! A worm! LOL!

Thanks for letting me share some of my older art with you! I had fun! I hope you did too!
Merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays!
Big Hugs! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hey Everyone!
I just finished another painting and since it stopped snowing for a bit, I ran outside to take a picture!

"Allow Your Heart To Guide You"
It's on a 9" x 12" wood panel. The top is Russian birch.

I've been "off" for  awhile, meaning, with the way I have been feeling in my mind!  Letting fear set in! I thought I was over this, but I guess there are still things I am working through, when it comes to loving myself. I have been down the road before with "losing weight" (trying to be healthier). And, I really thought this time, doing it for me, not someone else, it would be different. "But",  I started to feel down and yes, I have been eating! Don't worry, I haven't gained all my weight back! Just a little! But, still, I had to really meditate and think about things. It's like I have a security blanket and I am so afraid of letting it go. (The security blanket is my weight, but also my life.) Why am I so afraid? Because, it's something totally new? Am I afraid of the unknown? I think it's that and change. Since I started this at the beginning of the year,  (loving myself), there has been so much change in me. And, I know this change is going to continue, greatly!

I'm ready! I'm scared! LOL! But, I'm ready! To reach the next step, "journey", of my life, I have to conquer this! I will get there!!!

I'm following my heart (spirit) and letting my mind (ego) go!

Thanks for sticking by me! All of you mean so much to me!!!

Big Hugs and I hope you're all doing well! 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!!!

This is what I've been doing!
My pet crow keeping watch :)
I have to admit, I do love this weather, but the snow was heavy today! Lucky I've been working out! LOL!
The background, for my special order painting, is almost finished. I like the tree :)
Big Hugs! I will be around soon! 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
We had our first "real" snow fall today, but a lot of it has already melted! Last year was a green Christmas! I hope this year we will have snow!

I'm working on a special order for Finland! I'm so excited and grateful!

In-between working on that piece, I have finished another painting.
"Beautiful Creatures" (8"x 10" canvas)
I'm very pleased how this painting turned out.
I feel my art changing again! It's hard to explain, when this happens to me. It's a shift inside of me. We'll see what happens!
Big Hugs!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hi Everyone! Happy December!
Hope you're all well!
I started back at the gym, but not pushing myself. The first day I was back, I almost past out on the tread mill! Lucky I caught myself! LOL! It's amazing when you think you're feeling better, but your body is still recovering!

I've finished some paintings! The weather has been so yucky! Grey skies and rain! Lucky today, I got some photos! I have to admit, because I am so picky, I will be taking photos again, when the sun comes out, but these will have to do for now. Enjoy!

"Love Life" (4" x 4" canvas)
I really wanted to do another "3 Eyed Crow". This painting is called "I See". (8" x 10" canvas) My mom thought this painting was really out there! LOL! Some of you might think so too, but personally, I loved the way it turned out!
Do you remember me throwing away some art, on the wood panels? Well, the store I bought them from, weren't that nice! I found another art store and they are such good people! Anyways, had a long conversation with the lady and she gave me some pointers. So, I bought different wood boards, that I am proud to say, are made in Canada, and with her pointers, everything is working out perfectly!
"Goddess" (8" x 16" wood panel with 1" side)
Big Hugs!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Thank you for the well wishes 😊
I feel so much better! My mom had very bad migraines, when I was growing up. I hope I don't get one of those again!!! I'm going to take one more day of rest and then start going back to the gym. I've been away from the gym now for 6 days. I'm going to have to push myself!

I've been doing some painting. Here are some sneak peaks. These two are almost finished.
(The pictures aren't the greatest, but I think you will get the idea!)
Big Hugs 🙂

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Hi Everyone
I hope you're all well!
For the past few days, I haven't been feeling well! Stomach aches/chills, but what has really got to me, is really bad headaches! The other day, it got so bad, my vision was blurry! Never experienced that before! Today, the headaches aren't too bad, so I am happy about that!

I will be around soon to say hi!

To all my American friends, Happy Thanksgiving!

Big Hugs!

Friday, November 18, 2016

I finally named the painting!!!!!
I have never taken so long to name a painting before. But, when "Beautiful Mystery" came to my mind, I thought, yes, I got it!
One of the largest paintings I have done so far. It's 12" x 24".
Here is a close up of the bottom part. In the main photo, it's kind of blurred.
I will be around soon to say hi! Big Hugs! 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Errr... I have to tell you, I was behind with blogging for 5 days now, because it has been so slow uploading and then when I would comment, the comments would disappear! But, I kept going and I think I have finally caught up!!!

Thank you for your kind comments on my last post about the gym. I had some questions, which I will answer now.
1. My happiness/smiles, is not an act! That is me! The only time I don't smile at the gym, is when I am concentrating, usually that means, I don't want to fall over, LOL! And, the other time, is when I am sitting and I have to lift my arms, and do things with my legs at the same time. I close my eyes at this time. It seems to give me inner strength.

2. When I am at the gym, I usually work out for an hour and when I am with my trainer, usually an hour and a half. I was working out 6 days a week, but I am going to do 5 days for now. I think it was a little too much on my body! My right knee gave out on me last week!  It hasn't happened in such a long time! Scared me and it hurt! But, I am feeling better now!

3. No recipes for right now! I still haven't tried the brownie recipe! As soon as I do, I will share! Honestly, for me, I have cut out, milk, cheese etc. I have cut down on bread, pasta,  and potato in take. I eat apples, bananas, tuna, salmon, good vegetables, avocados, porridge, chicken, etc. I have had my bad days!! But, I am still going!

November 14th, is two months since I have started. I have lost 22 pounds so far!

Do you remember this??
Well, I have darkened the lines and added the final details. I have completed it, but a name still hasn't called to me. So, I will show you some of the painting, until a name comes to me.
Big Hugs

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
Many of you have asked, how is the gym going? Well, it's going! LOL! I have kept off my 20 pounds, nothing more to report of yet. But, I do notice inches off, when trying on my clothes!
My trainer took some pictures today. So, I thought I would share and give you all a laugh! LOL!

"Excited, new machine!"
"My Trainer and I"

Remember, Supermoon this weekend! Start looking for her on the 12th-14th, depending on where you live!! They say it will be the biggest, brightest and closest supermoon of this year! It's the closest supermoon since 1948 and it won't be this close again, until 2034!

I finished, "Love" (6" x 6" canvas)

Big Hugs!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Hi Everyone! Hope you're all well and having a great day!

Do you remember this?
Well, I was painting the tree in white and it wasn't looking right to me. So, I changed it a bit. Here is a sneak peak of the top part of the painting.
I hope you like what you're seeing. I'm really enjoying creating this piece.
I also completed a 4" x 4" painting on canvas.
This is "Branch".

Big Hugs