Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank you for your service and love...

I am taking a moment today to be AWARE how blessed I am to have the freedom to create art and have the life I do in this country...
We do not need to support our governments choices but we should support our Soldiers, Veterans and their families who ensure our freedoms! 
The enormity of laying one's life on the line for people you don't even know, to fight a war you may not understand or support but you signed up and you have to serve or be punished in some dishonored if you don't do as you promised...To feel lonely, scared, witness sadness, death, poverty unlike anything we have seen..humanity at it's stare at someone who hates or fears you because of the land you live on or due to your faith...To return home and hold all this in your soul so other's do not have to witness it or remember it... Well...I say a big THANK YOU...THANK YOU also for keeping my husband and those I love and do not know safe and returning him and them home to us...With gratitude I honor today!

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." -Cynthia Ozick

Live in Joy and Gratitude - Lisa

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Nature's Gifts - Helping You Find Self!

Being in nature is one way I nurture my soul. In nature I am present (in the moment), THOSE thoughts seem to slow down with my breath and a calmness emerges. The silence of an early morning walk does wonders for my soul, it helps clear my mind, reconnects me to MY truth and helps me find my sense of self again!
                                     I am able to hear MY Voice.

Finding time to nurture YOU is the single most important gift we can give to ourselves..!
Our busy schedules and the many roles played during the day seem to toss us about like a wind storm..
We lose our power, our emotions are a jumbled mess, and we are lost.

"Many women today feel a sadness we cannot name.  Though we accomplish much of what we set out to do we sense that something is missing in our lives and - fruitlessly - search "out there" for the answers.  What's often wrong is that we are disconnected from an authentic sense of self."
     -Emily Hancock

Will you take time to cherish yourself this day, week or month?  Will you do what's needed to nurture your being and balance your soul?  If would be great to hear what you do to Nurture and LOVE YOU..:)

Live in joy- Lisa

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"ARTFUL" - DREAM - CREATE Mixed Media Sterling Pewter Necklace

This summer I was blessed to stumble upon and participate in "Flying Lessons - Tips + Tricks To Help Your Creative Business Soar"  created by the gifted Kelly Rae Roberts!

Kelly openly shared her successes, struggles, tips and tricks with the 300 + online participants. Taking this course helped me to believe that my creative aspirations are possible!  This class is a MUST for anyone who needs some direction and inspiration to make their dream come true!

Today I am fortunate to be a part of an amazing group of artists (those who participated in the 2011 Flying Lessons), we encourage and inspire one another, we share our successes, fears, and tips and tricks..:) 

The above necklace is inspired from my "Flying Lessons" experience!

Nurture your creative and artful soul....Dream it - CREATE IT - Fly !!! :) 

I wish you success in fulfilling your dreams...  

Please take time to check out some of the amazing work of the artists who participated in Kelly's Rae's Flying Lessons course with me..
The below is a list of these artists who are blog hopping with me!

Beth Cougler Blom:
Cindy Jones Lantier:
Stacey Chadwick
Teresa Cash-Czech: