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

Friday, June 29, 2018

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
We are in record breaking temperatures, starting today, into next week. Not sure when it's going to let up. Actually "they" say, it might be one of the hottest summers ever!

I bet you all want to know who won my giveaway, well, you are going to have to wait, till the end of this post! LOL!

I started a new painting. (lots of pictures)
But, it wasn't clicking with me, so I started again!
I actually liked the colours above, but when I started to paint.........
Something was lost. I was forcing things. So, I started again and it finally clicked!
Finished painting- Be Love (11" x 14" on wood)
Ok, now to announce the winner. Technically, I was suppose to announce the winner yesterday, but I'm glad I didn't because I had some people comment late. 
The winner is...........
Yeh Debra! 
I truly wish I could give you all something! But, just to let you know, I will be having another giveaway in September!
Big Hugs😃

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well! Happy Summer Solstice!
Sorry, I haven't posted in awhile. I know I'm behind in blog land too!
I want to thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for all your comments in my last post! I actually printed them out, to keep them with me!

I have some pictures of my gardening!
This is my Large patch of mint!
My friends 😃
Everything else is filling in nicely.  I've done a lot of weeding, but I've kept a lot of weeds too! Those wild flowers are good for our environment!
I haven't done any painting. Waiting for some art supplies to come in this week!
But, I have designed some new clothes! I've kept with my "Shine Your Light" design for right now.
And, I've got two new "pouches" made too.
This one is 14" across and 10.5" in height, with a slim profile. 
And, this one is more like a makeup bag, but could be used for anything. 
12" across, 7" in height, 4" in width.
I've added the links above to the bags, because I would like you to look at them. The reason being, is because as a little thank you, for all of you being so supportive, I'm going to have a giveaway. The winner gets to pick either one of the bags. Your choice.

Please in the comments, tell me if you would like to be entered into the giveaway. If you don't want to, no problems.

I will announce the winner on June 28th! My mom's birthday!
I will ship anywhere!

Big Hugs 😃


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!

This was one of those posts again, where I was like, should I write it or not. But, I did. I have always tried to be real on here and I'm not going to stop. If I can help anyone when I write these posts, that makes me smile!

A couple of things happened over the past two weeks, that almost put me back into my old story, but I didn't do it! As you know, the first thing I did for my 90 day challenge, was cut my hair all off. Done with hiding! When I did this, someone close to me, stated, you look so ugly and repeated this statement several times and asked, why did I cut my hair like that.

"Before", I would have cried, had a confrontation and felt terrible inside. But, this time, I just sat quietly and told myself how much I loved me. And, that I am so proud of me. I actually thanked the person (inside), for showing me how much of an amazing person I am, and hope one day, they will feel the same about themselves.

It's hard, especially when you might have wanted approval from someone, but the only approval you need is from you! We all go through so many things in our lives. I truly believe, when you "see you", when you "be you", when you "love you", it helps! You've got your back. There is no shaming yourself, only loving!

I would like to share with you my haircut! No makeup, the greys are showing and everything else! LOL! The true me!
I tell you my story, not to get sympathy, but to say, Honour You! You Are Amazing!

Not to long ago, (2015), when I was at my lowest and didn't realize how much I didn't love me and also didn't realize how much I had to heal inside, I was getting ready to go to Iraq! Yes, I was! (I won't go into the details) I just wanted to run! I wanted to escape! I grew my hair almost down to my bum, died it dark and got my passport. Fortunately, none of that happened, because of some special friends.

That is the one thing I have to stress, please, when you are feeling low, and I mean low, never stop talking and cry! Let it out!! I hate to say it, no matter how many people are there for you, it has to be you do it! But, know you can!!

I would like to share with you, my passport picture. I'm so happy, I didn't give up on me!

As I type this, I'm crying! I never thought I would share this part of my life, but I felt I needed to! We all deal with so much stuff and the world seems sometimes, like it's going crazy.

Please, let yourself be you! Be you for everything! Love You! Don't apologize for being you, no matter how weird you think you are. Honour who you are! Some people might think you're nuts and might not want to be around you anymore and it might hurt. But, you're important!!! I dare you, to be you! Never dull your light for anyone!!!

I finished a little painting. It's 4" x 6", on paper.
"Be You For Everything"

I'll leave you with pictures of my flowering bush, in the front of our home.
And, here are the hostas. They haven't flowered yet. 

Thank you for letting me share this post and thank you for reading it! I'm grateful for all of you!
Big Hugs 😃

Monday, June 4, 2018

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
The temperatures have cooled down here. It's like fall! So nice! But, I know by next week, the heat will be on again!

My friends are back. I have counted 3 so far.
The wild flowers that I showed before, have started to bloom! I have tones this year. I love them. They just keep spreading.
I have tones of these purple flowers. Not sure the name of them.
Thanks to all of you, that wrote to me about blogger. I have found some of your blogs are not showing up for me, when you make a new post. Just know, I will be around!!

I have really thought about putting a collection of my paintings together, in a little book. With their names and some positive affirmations. I know I could self publish, but then I was thinking of doing something myself. What I would like to know from all of you. Would you mind an "open" side? I don't know how to say it. But, like these images.
I would be going to a professional printer to get it done.  Don't be shy, I would really like your feed back.

I was thinking about cards or postcards again too.

I did manage to get one painting finished.
Here are some progress pictures.
Finished painting,
"Play Time" (5" x 5" wood)

By the way, Happy June!
I have decided to do a 90 day challenge! Basically, you do one thing, that your heart is calling out for you to do. Stepping out of your old story. So many things have changed in my soul and I'm excited to do this. After 90 days, I will let you know what happened!
If any of you want to  join in, please do!

I have to tell you, I've already done one thing! I chopped my hair all off! Yes I did. You wouldn't believe the looks I've been getting! LOL! As you all know, my hair is very fine. I was starting to dye it again and do the comb over. After I did the last painting, about Don't Hide Your Imperfections, Celebrate Them! I smartened up and did what my heart told me to do. I've wanted to do this for such a long time! Not saying I will keep it this short, but it's so freeing! It's good not to hide!!!!

Talk Soon!
Big Hugs 😀