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

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Hi Everyone!
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿคถ๐ŸŽ„
Wishing you lots of love and good health!!
I truly hope you're all doing well!
I've been "slowly" going through blog land. If I haven't got to you yet, I will be there soon!

I managed to finish a painting/drawing. I created this one with ink and acrylics. Sorry, no progress photos.
I have some close friends in blog land, that are losing their eye site and have asked to have more descriptions written with pictures. So, from now on, I shall be doing this ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
It's called "You Are A Gift". 9" x 12".
An Angel holding a mother crow and baby crow, with her wings. I liked how the angel's face came out. I wanted her face to be seen, but unseen, if that makes sense?
Remember, we are ALL GIFTS!!! SHINE!!! ๐ŸŒŸ

Big Hugs!!!

Monday, December 2, 2019

Happy December!
Where did November go?? I hope you're all well!
I want to thank you for keeping in touch with me! I appreciate all the comments on my blog! This week I will be coming around to say hi and see what you've all been up to!

I've been working and there has been changes again! We will see what the New Year brings. I don't want to say anything yet!

The first couple of weeks in November were like this.
So, I started to put up some Christmas decorations.
Then, the weather suddenly changed! Crazy weather!

December flew in and this is what it brought with it! I think the snow is staying this time!

So, I went out and snow shovelled! 

I have to share two little stories from my work. You never know how much you truly affect someone else's life, even for a brief moment. 
One customer, Nicki, came in and thanked me. She said she really thought about the things I talked to her about. She was down and I was telling her to truly love the wonderful person she is. She told me, I was in the wrong profession! LOL! I thought that was cute. 

Then, the other day, I was helping a young lady. She was so happy, that when she left, she yelled out, I'm grateful for you Stacy. I yelled out back to her, I'm grateful for you too Samantha. She had the coolest angel wings tattooed on her back!

There will always be those people that make you want to swear, but that's when we have to shine our light even more! 
Big Hugs๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Keep Shining ๐ŸŒ…

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
Thank you for all the well wishes about my promotion. It's going well. More hours, more everything! LOL! Just taking it all day by day. I'm truly so grateful, for everything! I know I have said this many of times, but I can't believe the changes that have occurred within me and around me.

One of my neighbour's little girls, always runs away when she sees me. But, it's what she does afterwards. She runs to the grass and finds the dandelions. Picks a bunch for me, runs back, puts them in my hand, gives me a hug and tells me, she loves me. Elaina is 3 now. The name Elaina, is of the French origin and means "bright, shining light". We are all bright shining lights. We are love! We are all worthy! Make sure to hug yourself everyday and give yourself a bouquet of flowers! You're special. We will all find our way. We have to be true to our souls! When you listen to your soul, it's surprising where it will take you! Sometimes, you might not want to do what it's saying because you don't know what the outcome will be, but that's the fun/scary part! LOL! ๐Ÿ’—

There's still some leaves on our trees. 
And, a little friend came by to say hi!
I did manage to finish a painting! I have to admit, even if it's an hour, coming home and doing a little painting, I truly love!
Here are some progress pictures!

Finished painting. 8 x 8 canvas. 
"The First Snow"

Big Hugs!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Hi Everyone!
Happy October! ๐ŸŒป Hope you're all well!

One of the changes that has happened to me, is that I've got a promotion at work. I honestly don't know if I want it! LOL! But, I have accepted it. I was told, I can change my mind and go back to my other position, if I really don't like it, but I have to give it a chance first! We will see what happens. It's more responsibility and less play time! LOL! Like I said in my last post, I'm going with the flow. I know I have changed so much. When you start to change, things start to change around you. I might not have any nails left after this, LOL, but I'm going for it! I still can't believe, just in this past year, everything that has happened. We have to live for today and make the most of it!  Life is messy, but never stop loving you!!!

This is one of the reasons why I'm having less time in blog land. But, I am truly trying to keep up with all of you! I miss my bloggy friends! I feel bad, when I'm late coming around or if I don't post.
The wonderful CJ put this on her blog,
"No need to apologize, if you show up "late", to read a blog post. Late is a relative term. I'm just thrilled and grateful that you decided to spend your time with me."

I agree totally!! So, I will stop feeling so bad!!!

I put the other painting I was working on, to the side and decided to paint a baby crow! I haven't painted a baby crow in a long time. And, if you are wondering, it's the painting in my banner! LOL! I couldn't wait!

But, I will show you the progress pictures.

The finished piece,
"The Best Way To Fly" (8x8 canvas)

I will leave you with one more thing from CJ's blog.
Big Hugs!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Hi Everyone ๐Ÿ˜€
Happy Autumn ๐Ÿ Just to let you know, this is a picture happy post!
I hope you're all well! I have to apologize, again, for being behind in blog land and being behind in my postings. Lots of changes going on, in all aspects of my life. I'm letting things flow and trusting my soul. I'm shining my light, every inch of the way. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Our Rose Of Sharon trees are all in bloom!
They are very tall. I was trying to get a good photo. Every year, I cut these trees down. It's amazing how much they grow. I guess they're very happy where they are! While I was taking photos, I noticed a little visitor.

It was my birthday on September 18th. I received a beautiful piece of art from a close friend. She's an amazing artist! Thanks so much Deb! I truly LOVE it!!!!
Do you remember this painting?
It has went through some changes!
It looks like this now and I'm still not finished.

Big Hugs! Keep Shining! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hi Everyone ๐Ÿ˜€
Happy September! Hope you're all well!
The nights are becoming longer and cooler! I can smell Autumn in the air!

Do you remember this painting?

It's finished, but before I show you the finished piece, I'll show you how it looked before. It went through a couple of changes!
The finished piece. 
"Unleash The Real You" "You Are A Star"
(11x14 Canvas)
This is another painting I'm working on. 
I'll leave you with some more pictures from Sedona ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Big Hugs ♥️

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Hey Everyone ๐Ÿ˜€
Hope you're all well!
The blue jays are back in my garden. So happy to see them!
Everything is still green and growing, but the nights have got cooler.

I was going to talk a little more about my retreat today. Every time, I go to write something, I stop. It's hard for me to put into words. When I'm at the retreats, we talk, we listen, we heal, we grow. And, we talk about everything!

But, I think one of the constant things that come out at these retreats is, so many of us, are scared to "Shine Our Light". Or we don't know who we really are, so we don't know how to shine? And, if we do shine, those people that are closest to us, think we are weird, so we shut down. Which leads to people pleasing, co-dependency, blaming, and the list goes on and on.

Life is so short and it is uncertain, so why hold back? If we hold back, we are stopping our growth and the growth of the people around us too. I know it's hard sometimes, for the people around us to understand, but if it's good for us, it will be good for them too. We have to remember, some people stay in our lives forever and other's come and go. We all learn from each other.

I think the one thing to remember, is to never stop loving yourself! You are worthy! And, when we are loving ourselves, to send out love too!

"To see an 80 year old man, cry. To see him hold himself like a child. To witness that he never loved himself. We all keep so much "stuff" within our soul, from our past. If we don't heal and grow, we will be in the same place forever."

We all go down that rabbit hole! Many of us, several times! But, when we go through these times, like I said before, never, never stop loving you! Sit, pray, meditate, do what calls to you and I promise, the answers will come. But, just don't love yourself, when times are hard, love yourself everyday!

"A tall gentleman talked. He wore a long rainbow style jacket. I could have listen to him talk for hours. Such a deep voice. He can visit his family (mom, dad, brothers, sisters, etc.), but he has to ask permission to hug the children.  Why??? Because he is considered, "different", since he is gay."

"A young girl, talked about how she was raped, and blames herself and asks, how can she love herself!"

As I said, we talked about everything!

All I can say is, never stop being you! The true you! And, never stop loving yourself and sending out love!

Be true to you, when you are around others and when you are by yourself!

Remember this painting?
This was the first painting I did when I came home from the retreat.
"Stop Hiding, Shine! (11" x 14" canvas)
 2nd painting,
"Listen" "Your Soul Is Speaking" (12" x 12" linen canvas paper)
3rd ink drawing,
"Time To Fly" (6" x 8" mixed media paper)

Sorry for the long post! I hope you enjoyed it!
Big Hugs ๐Ÿ˜€