What’s On the Other Side of YOUR fear?

I keep coming across posts about fear and how to challenge it. I feel like if we don’t know how the mind really works it doesn’t have any real impact.

So I am gonna try and break it down for you, because for me when I heard this when I was reading one of many books on the secret to success and self help books I read something so simple yet so profound that it made perfect sense and it was kind of an ‘aha’ moment.

So fear, The definition is : an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger by something or someone.
b (1) : an instance of this emotion (2) : a state marked by this emotion.

Right so we all know what it is. Ok so what if I told you that your brains one goal and function in its life is to keep you safe and happy?  SO anytime something new or not experienced by the brain would react to it negatively causing you to yep you guessed it create FEAR! SO because you have not experienced this new place or town or  new job, relationships too, your brain doesn’t want you to fail or to be unhappy and since it cannot tell what the outcome is it will cause this reaction and in turn you wont do it because you are afraid. And so you stay in this comfort zone and everything remains the same. But because you are an intelligent human that endless nudge to dream bigger goals achieve greater things is always there too. So we have to push through and no matter what we can at least say yes, I did it and I either know it didn’t work or OMG this is the greatest thing I have ever done!!!

So these posts that say on the other side of fear is the greatest life you can dream makes perfect sense now doesn’t it?

Love learning new things, so simple yet perfect. So the next time you are getting a feeling of no to that new job you been dreaming about, take the chance! you will either not like it the same as you don’t like the one in now OR you LOVE IT and it was the best decision you ever made despite your fear of the unknown.  And this applies to us artists who are afraid to try a new technique or a new media. Just do it!

 

Namaste!

L Campbell

 

New series of paintings

I have had some time to get some of the things I been thinking about doing and actually getting done.

I am going to be continuing to pursue different avenues of creativity and it is over flowing lately.

I envisioned this lady for some reason or another and her sisters. Season paintings are going to be of Queens of the season.

This one shown is the Queen of Autumn, for obvious reasons. But I really wanted to incorporate some Canadian element to make it striking and unique. autmumnqueenwatermark.png

I am currently working on my next one, Winter. I really like the black background so I will probably have all of them in unison with the same flow and similar styles.

I hope at the end of it have all four going across or even a window type setting and will be sold as a unit together along with prints for sale of each if people just want the one.

I also off topic have been experimenting with Dirty pour paintings or another word I have heard is pour paintings.

I have Seen various styles and cell type paintings and I love the color combinations and interesting patterns it makes. I will be showing some of those once I get them dried.

SO I have a lot of different things going on which I love! Not to mention my continued efforts to make unique fashion tees. So we will see what I can get accomplished before the Crazy Christmas rush.

Look out for some really cool posts up and coming!

Being what an Author needs

By now you have decided you want to become an illustrator, that’s great! But how do you go about it?

Well, to start you should already have a portfolio online so potential customers can view some of the already fine works you have been able to produce.

What if I don’t have any past works to show? Well then now is the time to get some made. The work you put in now will pay off later. People are visual, they want to see what you are capable of.  Even if your style may not be everyone’s cup of tea the one that is looking for you needs to see your genre or type of work you can produce.

You need to find your skill that you excel at and stick to that type of Author who is looking for what you can produce.

When it comes to children’s books,elizabethcampbellearth-eye the art must be fun bright and engaging for the ever learning young minds of tomorrow.  The illustrator must be able to do various poses of the same character page after page and be consistent in color and style.

Practice makes perfect. In order to get better, we must continue to grow as artists, ever expanding our craft to make it better and better. Self-help shops online are a great way to learn tools of the trade without going back to school and keeps you up to date on the latest and greatest. It can be a wonderful asset to have in case you get a project that requires some different skill sets.

Want to learn more about how to become an illustrator?  stay tuned and I will be having a course that can guide you to learning the basics of the world of illustration.

I can’t give all my secrets away for free but there will be lots of tips like this that can help the aspiring artist grow. So stay tuned because this information I am giving has been proven to work for me and will work for you as well.

 

#illustration #learning #selfhelp #artworld #lizzywhothefunkc

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!! 

thnkful
Namaste

Eric Clapton-The fool replica

What an amazing experience! It just keeps getting better and better. Well I have to say that ever since I saw someone painting on a guitar I had told myself one day that was going to be me. I put that as one of my bucket list goals as an artist.

And here it is! please check out the full process on my Behance art portfolio: https://www.behance.net/lizzywhothefunk

This was a replica I painted as requested by the customer. I believe I did it justice. What a groovy time that was when they painted like this!

Remember thoughts become things.. as you can see if you want something bad enough eventually it will be presented to you!

 

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Hellcat Challenger

WOW its been an amazing year so far I have to say, one of the busiest yet but also the most rewarding.

I want to now show you from the painting I have done for this client he has now put it under his hood of his super sleek and awesome hot rod car! The hellcat Challenger.

Super excited to see this come alive! such an honor to be a part of a concept that’s turned into a happy customer! This was a vision my customer had and now its reality for him.

Was happy to help out like always and will continue to do so for all my customers!  If you have a concept idea and want it put into something amazing don’t hesitate to give me a shout. lizard423@hotmail.com.

I hope that I have inspired you artists and potential customers to find that dream and grab it and work every day at it! because little by little it can very well be a reality.

Namaste

Oshawa Center Coloring Book

I am proud to announce that, I created the Oshawas adult coloring book!!!! When the mall reopened its door to 60 brand new stores and celebrated the 60th anniversary it also added in my adult coloring book I made for there mall!!!

I am thrilled that I got to be a part of this exciting time and Can’t wait to show you my next project I am working on! This is just the beginning of many wonderful things to come!

The Oshawa Center mall is giving this away only if you spend $100 to receive this special item!!! SO go grab one today!!  look below to see the rough draft before vectoring of the cover!! 🙂  interested in making one? great for any occasion including a fun give away at a wedding!! Message me to find out how to make a custom one for your special occasion. lizard423@hotmail.com

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