For those who love animals

When I paint pet portraits for people it not only gives me a great deal of satisfaction but also it helps others get a piece of love that’s forever. The animals twinkle in their eye that only they know, the little markings of fur that makes them unique and the special bond they have with each other.

But not all animals have this love from their masters. Some are abandoned, disregarded and abused. Some are left to wonder this world and become ill or even worse hurt.

But then we come across the earth angels that go out of their way to save these creatures, no matter where they are. When they get the call they go out in the dead of night or early morning and find these poor creatures and save them.

I have the privilege of getting to see this in action in my local area through the internet. Victory for Animals Society is a non-profit organization that helps these poor abandoned and more often, hurt animals.

These ladies who run this place who are located in Brighton On are fighting to keep this place open. Fighting for animals who cannot speak and defend themselves. www.victoryforanimals.com

Why are these places so important? Because in this day and age not enough people DO care about the welfare of these animals. People move into a place with no pets so they leave them behind or dump them somewhere.

We need to praise those who sacrifice their time, their health and their safety to get these animals out of harm’s way.  If you can buy a coffee, you can donate. Every bit helps these animals and look at it this way, you did a good deed!

These animals need care, shelter, food. They need people like us to raise awareness to help get the word out to keep this wonderful shelter open.

Besides that, you get a tax receipt which looks good at the end of the year, so why not!

I hope you find it in your heart to give a little, they will appreciate it tremendously!

Donate today! >donatea                      https://www.canadahelps.org/gcgc/112885

 

Exhausted? How to stretch those hours into quality not quantity.

I often find myself taking on too many tasks and too many projects as they always seem to come in clusters. I feel as though I may not know when the next job comes as an illustrator so when a multitude of work comes my way I just can’t say no.

Typically I work late evening night hours as much as my body will physically allow, only to burn out and eventually become ill. So when is really a good time to stop working and be more productive at your job at home or in the office?

Well, I have started to use certain increments of time during the day or evening that it is set in stone that I set aside for my family and activities because really isn’t that who you are working for anyway? These time slots are not allowed to be broken they are a must a block of time to set aside that will not be broken.

If you don’t take those breaks for yourself, I find the creativity stops flowing and you become so exhausted that the quality of your work suffers as a result. Not to mention family members and friends wondering where you went to. So even if it is 20 mins to read that article that has been sitting on the table for weeks or just stopping to enjoy that cup of coffee or listen to your friends and families day can take huge advantages to your overall moral and health.

So even if it is 20 mins to read that article that has been sitting on the table for weeks or just stopping to enjoy that cup of coffee or listen/text to your friends and families day can take huge advantages to your overall moral and health.

Work is work and family is family and they cannot be replaced so remember that the next time you decide to work late to get in extra hours to buy that bigger home no one will ever see you in.  Remember what is really important, you, your health and your family.

 

Paint Parties for kids!

As an artist, I am always looking for ways in which I can branch out more, something that will inspire both myself and others. I decided what a better way to do that with the chance to teach young minds to learn to paint themselves and get interested in a therapeutic and self-soothing fun pass time.

SO I am Sending this out to my fans and all those parents out there that are tired of taking their kids to a place and spend all kinds of ridiculous amounts of money only to walk away with little to show for it.

If you are local to Oshawa or Toronto I am now offering Paint parties for kids!

Here are the packages you can get and not only will the kids learn something but they get to keep their masterpieces and paint brushes for future use! Please note that these packages are for up to 10 kids a party. If more are needed charges apply.

Check out the packages and book your party today!

1 MINI AWESOMENESS package: 10 people(kids)

8×10 flat canvases, teacher, brushes kit, paint tray. $175

2 TOO COOL package: Package 10 (kids)

12×16 wrapped canvas, teacher, brush kit, paint tray $255

3 OUT OF THIS WORLD package: 10 (kids)

16×20 wrapped canvases, teacher, brushes kit, paint tray. $350

 

We are offering simple yet beautiful works of art that will inspire them. If you have an idea for the painting in which you want for your party let me know and I can paint a simple painting for the kids to work on.

email me directly @ lizard423@hotmail.com

 

Glass Half full

 

When you look at a glass that contains a liquid within it, do you look at it as half full or half empty?

This is an age old question of our own outlook on life. If we believe it to be half full then we are more likely to be positive and if we look at it as half empty then we look at it as a negative.

How about if I said to you, you should be happy to have a glass, never mind the clean water it contains. Now lets get to the thoughts which provoked these responses. When we are told as kids that we should be grateful for everything we have how much of that “what we have”, have we decided was a requirement to be happy? Depending on your parents financial gains we decide from young either we want more of what they had or better.

If our parents were not financially well off did we as kids feel ashamed of our family? Because we didn’t have the latest and greatest of the other kids in school? We decided some how because of what someone else had that they MUST be happy inour minds and from TV that those smiling faces enjoying the new beverage or the new trend that it is what makes people happy.

We decided that in order to get what they have we have to be better at everything. We need to work endless hours because we want it bad and if we show the everyone just how hard we work someone will eventually see this and reward our efforts. But what if our efforts are still not rewarded? What if instead we get fired? we lose our happiness?

Why do we define our happiness in the hands of someone else? Why can’t we just be happy now? who gave them the right to hold on to our happiness and decide when we could have it anyway?

We DECIDE what makes us happy, it isn’t about material things really is it? The fact that you opened your eyes to another day and can see, touch, smell and hear is reason enough to be happy. Now lets add the fact that you are able to read this, you have internet! So when life takes a turn we don’t like remember that ourselves provide the happiness in our lives we can change it or rewrite it or move or get another job, start a business, what ever it is. WE MAKE OUR SELF HAPPY by what we think and believe.

I am going to leave you with this amazing video it is life changing. > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K_JK8IRJcQ&t=6s&index=18&list=PL5Ig3iuV1wT7SlSVnPKrvGpJfH__l59XG

Namaste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Little Holiday cheer!

 

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This beautiful painting deserves a spot light! This is my second vehicle painting and I am very proud of it. It turned out great. The customers Mechanic was impressed!! And so I am posting this because my fear of painting vehicles is officially over! haha! Well it is one thing to paint animals and an entirely different thing to paint a vehicle. If you’re an artist you will understand what I mean.

This just goes to show that if you want it bad enough anything IS possible! I am determined to be able to paint anything and everything. To be versatile enough that what ever the project, I am indispensable. I want to be a force in my industry. I am going to be and already I am starting to be. This is just the beginning. I am excited to do what I love in life. And really isn’t that why we are here on this earth? To do what we love?

I hope that everyone can take something from this and build your own greatness. We are all in this together. I hope we all make it. Because there is so much greatness in each and everyone of you! You need to just find your spark. Thoughts become things. If you can think it you are already on your way to making it happen. Work towards the goal and never give up!

Namaste

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Christmas is nearly upon us, I want to wish all of you a very happy and safe holiday. I will be posting all my Christmas orders once Christmas is done.
Merry Christmas to all of you who bought this year, my heart is grateful and blessed.
And to all of you who liked my website and is following I am truly grateful and thankful for your support.
And to all of you all over the world whom ever you may be, I want to wish you all the best this Christmas.
We no matter where we come from all have a love of art in some way or form, whether its art or music or craft. For that you make the world a better place to live in, Keep creating, keep being inspired by others and keep making your dreams into a reality! Because if you can think it you are already attracting it to you! So keep going and never give up!! 

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Namaste

2016 The Year of Learning

“Learning has no past Wisdom is something that has to be discovered by each one, and it is not the result of knowledge. Knowledge and wisdom do not go together. Wisdom comes when there is the maturity of self-knowing. Without knowing oneself, order is not possible, and therefore there is no virtue. Now, learning about oneself, and accumulating knowledge about oneself, are two different things…A mind that is acquiring knowledge is never learning. What it is doing is this: it is gathering to itself information, experience as knowledge, and from the background of what it has gathered, it experiences, it learns; and therefore it is never really learning, but always knowing, acquiring. Learning is always in the active present; it has no past. The moment you say to yourself, “I have learned,” it has already become knowledge, and from the background of that knowledge you can accumulate, translate, but you cannot further learn. It is only a mind that is not acquiring, but always learning—it is only such a mind that can understand this whole entity that we call the “me,” the self. I have to know myself, the structure, the nature, the significance of the total entity; but I can’t do that burdened with my previous knowledge, with my previous experience, or with a mind that is conditioned, for then I am not learning, I am merely interpreting, translating, looking with an eye that is already clouded by the past.”-Jiddu Krishnamurti The book of Life

This past year has been one of the best years yet. I have learned so much about myself and about art. I have come to realize that the very foundation of all that matters is not the pay check at the end of it all, but the satisfaction of a job well done.

It isn’t about fame and being the best it is about being your own personal best. Better then you were the year before. I also realized just how powerful our thoughts are. We think of something we want and the universe brings it to us. It is the intelligence of responding to what is presented that makes experiences and learning. Sometimes we fall but we have to figure out what went wrong to direct us to the right path. That in itself is one of the biggest things I have learned. If things aren’t going the direction we want then a slight change in how we get to that goal is all that is required not to give up is to give in. And I am not one to accept that. I want to thank all of the people in my life who have made it worth living who have presented these wonderful opportunities and created doors I only imagined.

I will move forward to 2017 with those memories and look forward to new goals I have set for myself and can’t wait to win some lose some and rise above and really learn!

For those who have helped me young and old, family and friends I thank you for the advice for the lending ear and just for everything. I am grateful for each and everyone of you. My kids and my wonderful circle of friends. And all of you who are reading this right now, thank you! Thank you for reading thank you for following and thank you for being you!

Namaste

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