The November Art Sale is live!
Hello there art fans, I hope you are having a great Halloween today. We are opening the art auction today, bidding is open and will end 11/3 @ midnight PST. There will be 12 artworks this week up for bidding. We will be doing the live show on Saturday afternoon to talk about the works that are available and check in on the auction, and entertain you a little too, with with some super fun surprises!
Don’t miss out on this event!
We are opening the art vault and bringing out the best works of the year and a few that are a little older, too. We are going to have some brand new works to add, as we go. Here is the available artwork for bidding, check them out. Will your favorite artwork be on this weeks list?
We will be live on Saturdays to chat and answer questions and tell the tales of the works.
We hope you will enjoy this weeks offerings. I hope that we can bless each other in this endeavor. You get new art the smartest way possible and we will get to continue to make more art in the future! Total Win-Win.
So…what are you waiting for? Go bid! I’m adding more works today so stay tuned. Big love to everyone, I really appreciate your presence in my life. <3 Prayers of enough (of whatever is needed) for the globe and every beating heart have been said and now I am off to work. See you Saturday!
I’m still working over here, the oils have been getting most of my attention. I did make a new pour painting content video, check it out.
Here’s some progress pictures of the current oil paintings on the easel wall:
I’m off to the races, many things happening here and all at once…ain’t that just the way it goes? 🙂 Keep smiling and grit your teeth, there’s work to do! Big love to you and thanks for being here today, HA!
Quote in title: Isaac Bashevis Singer
Hello there. I hope this finds you well. All my love to those in the storms way. I am sending prayers for all life. Big Love.
Okay, well. This week? Yeah, I’m done. It’s been too long, too hard and too many dramas, for this human. I might be a little spun out on the whole adulting gig. UGH. I would go into detail…but whhhhhy? It won’t make anything any better, trust me, I’ve talked myself blue in the face.
It is always, (seems these days) a battle for living a life that is, enough. I don’t want it all, I’m good like that. I just want to reach the point of enough, so I can breathe a little easier. Enough love & attention, enough money & time, enough smarts & wisdom, you get the idea. Who needs perfection? Not me. A little more harmony and balance would work wonders for my internal view of myself. That darn inner-self is such a hot-mess of needy-ness. I swear, just when I think I have her patched up and running right, BAM! The Universe has a morbid sense of humor far as I can tell. Either that, or I am a special kind of weirdo. 🙂
I found my big girl panties and worked the knot out. This has been such a topsy-turvy year. I can validate myself, I am enough, I can keep going because I have that much faith. On with it then…pity party is over.
Tons of great art happening! That’s a good thing, a very, very good thing. WA? and I are working on a new business idea. We are thinking about creating a subscription box fluid painting kit. A new kit every month and content too. We are still fleshing out the curation for the 12 months, to make sure the kits are exciting, easy and so fun that you’ll be excited to do the next months project. It would all kick off with the big PRO kit and then be monthly 5 new colors with canvas and pre-mixed paints. The content would support the kits with skill shares and experimenting with surprises, maybe even monthly live feed tutorials, too! All that for a low monthly fee and at the end of the year, you would have 67 squeeze bottles and every color known to man…lol, almost. 🙂 And a years worth of skill practice. Everyone is an artist with our kits!
What do you think? Any takers? I’d love some feedback on the idea, I’d love to move to pre-production by the end of the month, so the launch can happen before Christmas! Can you imagine giving a art gift that happened every month for an entire year? I think I’d love it, what about you?
In other arty news…I’m oil painting this week and here are some pictures of those works, still WIP’s, because, oils. I’m having fun being at the easel right now so that’s how I’m gonna roll for now. I hope to have a new content video on the fluid art by Sunday, this week So, check back for that, or even better, just click over to the channel and subscribe! Pretty please and thank you. <3
Well, that’s got to wrap it up for me today. I am so grateful you stopped by today, thank you for that. I hope your day is, enough. I wish you enough in all ways. Big Love, HA!
Quote in the title: Don Miguel Ruiz
A jeweler could meditate by envisioning that everything is as pure and radiant as shimmering gold; a winemaker might picture herself as distilling bliss from the grapes of experience; a shoemaker could imagine that he was sewing the leather of passion with the thread of freedom to produce shoes of enlightenment. ~Miranda Shaw
While I work:
To begin, I will start with a powerful prayer or thought written on the canvas or clay. Then, I imagine my work can heal the mind, body and soul, that it is a visual medicine. I imagine the purest love I can summon and infuse that information into the paint/materials at hand. Paint remembers, like water. Clay responds to prayer. Oils hold resonate energy and it releases it slowly over time. Patrons have spoken of the energetic qualities of the works over the years. I do it because I love to love!! Also, it makes me feel incredibly fulfilled as a being and gives me energy to continue the work. (on myself too). <3
Thank you for stopping by, it means the world to me! Big Love, HA!
that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. ~Dean Koontz
Hey there, happy Monday to you. I’m mining talents, motivations and skill sets like a mad woman over here. 🙂 We have so many things happening at once and the end of the year is nigh. That was a fast year, am I right? It flew by in a flurry of dramas, feelings and periodic outrage. (for me at least)
It was a super fast weekend, dedicated to time with family. We have the youngest son ( of 4) turning 16 today, so we spent time with him. He had a good birthday weekend. <3 As it should be.
Self Care in the middle of stressful times
We did talk a bit about the things we are doing and propagating in our system. Accountability starts with ourselves and sometime requires a touch of, holding feet to the fire. We want to live in this world fully, its just been so dense the last couple of years. (the energy-flow-mass mind think) That’s made it harder, on the daily, on the flip side, it’s made the art making…spectacular. Studio time is a daily thing, we work, we show up, we stay honest and we work. It’s amazing how much you can accomplish in a day this way.
I have not made any art in 5 days. (because there was no extra time in the schedule) It’s getting to me. I am wanting to avoid all the adulting and play in my studio with loud music and chocolate cherries for lunch. I want to indulge, surrender, let flow happen. Forget about this life for a little while. Time management…yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. Again with the adulting…this is more my speed today.
lol Wouldn’t that be nice? To wake up and go stand on a rock in the ocean for the sunrise? Sounds about like perfect to me. Hello sun! I love you!
Thing is, I have to do the stuff before I can do the other stuff which will make some time available for the stuff I want to do. To avoid overwhelm and underwhelm, which is worse for myself personally, I lay out the day and start at the top of the list. Including a prioritization for myself, in the mix.
This exercise isn’t just a good way to stay on top of things, it’s also an act of self care. If I’m in there somewhere, I get to make art! I also will feel great about my time because I earned it, so it’s guilt free! (I like rewards, they work for me)
I hope all is working in your world. I hope you are doing well. I love you and am grateful you stopped by today. I better go bust a move on the day, lots to do and miles to go. Take care of yourselves out there. We can’t change the world if we don’t start with ourselves. Be the love you need in the world. <3 That’s my motto. Love everyone. Be kind. Take no shit. Easy peasy.
Till next time,
P.S. we’ve been adding to the content videos for the kit…check it out!
Quote in title: Shakespeare
Hey there, what a difference a day can make, you know?
Nothing in the outside world changed, it’s still a dumpster fire out there. I allowed all my feelings, grace and space for 24 hours. This morning, I still have a racing brain and a hard time meditating. Though my heart and soul are resting, with more ease. The tightness in my chest and pain in my neck and shoulders, diminished and healing. Allowing and radical acceptance of what is, works for me, every time. Yay for me, figuring out how to handle my own self care! It only took 48 years of practice. LOL
Aren’t we just amazing creatures? I think we are. I think we are, for sure.
The thing is, I can’t know what I don’t know. I can bone up on every subject and become the professional student of life. OR…I could allow myself to be present in every moment and find out who I am in those moments, kind of like a surprise party for myself. 🙂 When I realize I’m not going to please everyone AND I am not pretending in anyway about being me…then my soul can rest and my brain can bleed out all the art that sustains the very life inside of me.
Today I am excited to accomplish my hit list of things I need to do and have to do. Today, I feel like I can re-frame negatives into mindful positives. Today I found a little basket of hope in the back corner. Its a full basket too! Yay for me again! I’ve learned to save a little bit extra in my mental pantry…for when times get tough. I am really kicking ass at this being alive thing today, YAY!
I had better get to the actual doing. I hope to release a couple of new content videos for the PRO kit (which is now available, hint, hint), over the next couple of days. I also have a stack of paperwork to do for the business and the house. I am still packing kits and making art, daily when possible. The courses I was taking for basic filmmaker skills and photography, have come to an end and I am applying what was learned. The videos are improving with every shoot and edit. We are growing! It’s awesome! I am so grateful for, well, everything. Even the hardness in life can remind the soul palette, how sweet life can be, too.
I love you, I hope you have the day you need. Thanks so much for stopping by my little world. I am grateful for you. <3 HA!
Do something nice for you today, you deserve the love! <3
Hello everyone! Happy Friday, I hope you have had a good week so far. I mean if you don’t go online, don’t read anything or watch any news…it’s all easily, just peachy-keen. I do know what’s happening out there and I am trying to control my disgust and outrage…basically so I don’t hurt my own system. How do I get to escape, you ask? Art Making. I get to the easel, table, stand, what have you and I make art. Yeah, so there’s that.
In other news, I am now officially in the last year of my youth. 49 has arrived and I plan to enjoy the heck out of it, come hell or high water.
I did get a little art in this week and I painted this really nice painting, on the full moon. I mean I painted the full moon while the full moon was happening. Did you see it? It was so amazing!!! It looked like this…
🙂 At least that’s how I saw it. With my artist eyes. I filmed it of course…so here’s the reel. I hope you enjoy watching it come to life. 🙂
The original artwork should make it to the sales floor soon…I need to get myself an assistant that loves inputting info to the computer, takes great product and art photos and files stuff…heck, I just need to borrow someone’s cloning machine. Anyone? 🙂
I hope you have a fantastic weekend! I got to burn rubber on the day. I love you and thanks so much for being here today. HA!
Hey everyone! WA got to spend some time this weekend doing his thing. It was awesome and I have the video to prove it. Check it out!
Have a wonderful day everyone, I have to scoot to the day job. Love you! <3 HA!
P.S. Below you’ll see an ad for paint, it’s the same paint we use in our studio! I found this package deal through amazon and if you have been wanting to find a great (Fabulous!!!) paint that you can easily get…this is the brand! Try it out in your studio and tell us what you think!Creative Inspirations Acrylic Paint Set Non-Toxic School Value Artist Acrylic Painting Set & Carrying Case, Smooth, Rich, and Creamy Paint Large Bottles – [Set of 12-16 oz Bottles]
Quote in title: Amy Tan
Free time. Heard of it? Yeah me too. I think it’s a fantasy, make believe place at this point. No, I’m not crying, you are.
I talk/counsel people everyday for a living, to make money and pay bills, feed the family, ya know, the basics. I’m really good at my job and I take pleasure in being good at it. I am also aware, that I do not know, um, like everything. I study all the time, to stay on top of my game. I use a lot of my free time, boning up on all the topics I use in my efforts to help heal peoples minds and hearts. Yeah, a lot of my “spare” time is eaten up in being at the top of my game, for others.
I create art for my next breath. I create art to understand what’s really going on, in the world, with my own self, with my family, my own damn mind…you get the picture. I make art so I can continue to get up everyday and keep doing this thing we call living. Making art…is an act of rebellious co-creation with the universe and myself. I create art to share what I have learned. I create art to ask the questions that are not safe for public consumption. I confront. I clear the paths. I set them on fire, sometimes, to light my way ahead, into the unknown.
“Art helps people express experiences that are too difficult to put into words, such as a diagnosis of cancer. Some people with cancer explore the meanings of past, present, and future during art therapy, thereby integrating cancer into their life story and giving it meaning.”
Art filled occupational voids, distracted thoughts of illness; improvements in flow and spontaneity, expression of grief, positive identity, social networks. Improved well-being by decreasing negative emotions and increasing positive ones……
Sounds pretty good to me!
I love fluid art for this very reason. It works so well to help me relax, let go of the over thinking and be ME for a minute. I have very little control over the outcome and I love the freedom that provides. It makes my BRAIN feel GOOD. Which thankfully, makes me feel good about the REAL ME. Scars, flaws, illness, mental health, all of it. I feel triumphant that I survived this long to know these beautiful things about being alive.
I’ll be 49 in 3 days.
I’ve come a long way, baby.
This is one of the reasons we wanted to push forward and bring out a product that would help heal people. The Pro Pour Paint Kit is doing just that. The paint is incredibly satisfying to paint with and the act of profusely allowing paint to flow, well, it’s a perfect metaphor for life don’t ya think?
I mean look at this clip…tell me that isn’t fun or relaxing. Go ahead, I’ll wait…
I’m telling you, it’s amazing. I highly recommend pouring paint for all humans. It’s a great way to get in touch with yourself again. Have some ME time. Step away from the world and all it’s me, me, me! To help work through moments of anxiety, stress, PTSD and chronic pain. In the end, you have a work of art only you could ever make. Only YOU.
As I investigate, what it is that I really want to do and be when I grow up…..no wait!…I mean, shoot I only have one year left of my supposed youth! 🙂
I KNOW THIS! I want to share this with you. I want us to burn up the internet with our work and love and energy! I want to see YOU shine! I love lighting people up. I love when humans go from I CAN’T to I AM! I love when they look up after that moment and I can see the human, present and glorious, in their eyes! I know they are right there with me, co-creating a new world, one where we ALL belong and are LOVED. That’s what makes me excited to continue. YOU. You becoming is so beautiful to me and so very sacred. Thank you for allowing your beauty out into the world. Thank you for being here. Thank you for living through your experiences and being so amazing! I love you. YOU inspire me and I am grateful.
For real, thank you for being here today. I love you!