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

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
I finished the painting I showed last time, but the snow has came back and it's cloudy outside! As soon as the sun comes out, I will share a picture!

I was thinking about my baby crows. They have been ballerinas, and rock stars. They have went swimming and skating. I have really painted them doing so many things. But, I have never painted them as Ukrainian Dancers.
You might think, why would I want to paint them as Ukrainian Dancers? It's because this is apart of my heritage. So, I'm going to try! Here are some progress pictures. 
This is where I'm at now.
Maybe these will be teenager crows? LOL! There is still lots to do. It will be interesting to see how this all comes out! 

Have a great one! Big Hugs! 😃

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Hi Everyone
Hope you're doing well.
Remember, depending where you are, there is a very powerful full moon coming up January 30-31st. It comes with a lunar eclipse. Because it's the second full moon of the month, it's called a "Blue Moon", and it's also a Super Moon!

I've been working on a painting. It's not finished yet.
This is where I'm at now.
Close up.
Some of you mentioned about my mom's Christmas Cactus. It's about 30 years old. It's an inside plant. My mom takes a large kitchen knife to it, around every other year and replants it, other wise it would get root bound. If no one wants the part of the plant she has cut out (usually half the plant), unfortunately it gets thrown out. She does fertilize it with a special cactus juice. Mom is the inside plant girl and I'm the outside one! LOL!
Big Hugs 😀

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all doing well!
I know many of us are still dealing with slow blogger, for publishing our comments! We have to hang in! It can only get better, right?? 😃

I have finished some paintings. Here are some progress pictures of the first one.
Finished painting, "Step Into Your Greatness" (8" x 10" linen canvas paper)
I also created some leggings and a flare dress from this design.

There is one more painting. I have to admit, out of all the baby crows I have painted, for me, this one has and shows a lot of feeling in it. It took me awhile to paint this one. I enjoyed creating all the different textures in her body. 
"Love Is The Foundation" (8" x 10" linen canvas paper)
I have a friend, who is becoming a father for the first time. So, I want to create a pair of baby crow leggings! Wish me luck. It's hard to get a baby crow looking right on leggings! LOL!

I will leave you with a picture of mom's Christmas Cactus. She is in full bloom. A late Christmas present!
Big Hugs 😊

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all doing well!
For the past week and it's still going on, when I go to comment on your blogs, it is taking so long!! I keep pressing publish, and I guess "blogger" is thinking??? So, I keep pressing publish like 5-10 times, and then it finally does it! It's crazy!
Hopefully, this will change soon! Maybe it's a new year bug?? LOL!

I listened to all your advice and didn't paint over my last paintings. But, those were just the "start" of them and as you know, my paintings can change a lot from start to finish!

This is how you saw the "blue" one last time.
This is it completed.
"The Answers Are Always Within You" (10" x 10" canvas)
There is alot of texture in this one. When I first started to paint, I wanted everything smooth. Now, the more paint, the better! It just gives the finished piece, a totally different look. I hope you like it! The wings took me awhile to finish. There is like 5 different layers on them, for the design and colour.

You're going to have to wait for the next one. It isn't completed, yet!

Big Hugs 🙂

Monday, January 8, 2018

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all doing well!
We are out of the deep freeze for now, and into a January thaw. It's suppose to rain on Thursday!

I've been meditating! I was told, to really try to do it for an hour, because you'll go through different stages in that hour. So true! At first, all these thoughts come to you, and then things settle down and after that, what has happened to me, I've been getting some very powerful images! I find, for me right now, some major insights come after the meditation, through out the day. The more you get in touch with you, the more "you" starts talking to you!

I have to admit, this past friday, was very hard for me. Somethings, which I didn't even know I was holding within me, came out and I cried most of the day. It was such a good and powerful release. Already, I'm seeing so many things differently! It truly is amazing!

Even if you can't sit for an hour a day, but even a couple times a week, I would recommend it. It's not easy! But, after awhile, you truly want to do it.

I really have no new art to show you, but I did feel the need to paint what I was feeling. Here are some examples.
Not sure if I'm going to keep painting them, or paint over them.

Big Hugs😊

Monday, January 1, 2018

Hi Everyone!
Happy New Year!
Happy January 2018!!
I hope you're all doing well!

I have been very honest on my blog, about the struggles before I had with "loving" myself. Through growing with truly loving my soul, I learned about "control", "blame", "how I react to other people" and "how those people react to me."
Once we take responsibility, see no blame and let go of control, you see things so differently. Last year was one of my best years yet! The way I see and act towards people is so different. How they react is about them, not you. Let them be.

I'm at the point now, to be a butterfly, no more caterpillar! It's time to breathe, forgive yourself, forgive everyone, and appreciate everything!

Time to live in this moment! Not the past or the future! We are "space", and we hold so much stuff in us! Time to get rid of it! Again, I know it's hard, because many of us have went through so much, but if you keep reliving in the past, "your story", that's what you will keep reliving. I even changed my sidebar, from "my story", to, "why I started to paint crows". That was just where I started, it's where I am growing from.

And, if you keep living in the future, you are going to miss the present and probably screw up your future! LOL!

Get excited about you!

I heard somewhere and I thought it was brilliant...."Enlightenment isn't a thing to chase, it's what you always are. You're just ignoring it!"

Starting today, I am going to do an hour of meditating. Connecting to my heart. I know I'm going to cry and laugh and I will see. There will be thoughts and when things come up, I will love them. I will hold them and love them, until they no longer have to be with me. And, then I know there will be "insights", that bring me inspiration. And, it's those insights, I am going to act on.

Who knows where this will take me. Am I scared of all the possibilities, no, but it's to act on all the possibilities. This is where fear always comes in, for so many of us. In our society, we always have to know everything, before we do anything.

The power is within us! Be you!!! "Listen"!!

To make me stick to this, I have told two people, if I don't continue, I will give them both $1000.00, and shave my head. One person is not part of my family, so I know they will keep me to this! That's why I took my picture off my blog, for now, just incase! LOL!

The first 30 days, I know are going to be the hardest, for me, I think! LOL! At the end of every month, I will let you know how I'm doing.

Let the fun begin! LOL!

Thanks for letting me share this 😀

I have finished one painting. It's 8" x 10", on linen canvas paper.

"The Possibilities Are Never Ending"
Something I'm working on.
I also designed a pair of leggings.


Big Hugs 🙂