Something Different

 

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As an artist, I get bored easily with doing the same thing. I am always trying to do things that will challenge me to become a better artist. I wanted to do something that I felt would make me have to adapt to a challenge like this painting and make it my own.

Although it is not finished you can see that I have gotten the base down for my project and will show the final completed image once it’s done.

I find that going beyond what you are good at makes you learn different things that work and the things that don’t. I see things as I want to accomplish not as something I can’t do. Because really how do you know if you have never tried?

In a few day’s I will post the finished result which will be available for sale. This once it is done will not be an ordinary painting because I will be adding my funky touches to it to really enhance it and make it my own.  I hope it will turn out like I am envisioning but again everything is trial and error. And that is ok too if it doesn’t turn out how I imagined, then I learned something.

Tip: if you never go outside your comfort box you will never discover something new.

Namaste

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.

 

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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

unity

 

Laws of life

 

Laws of life are simple yet can be a complicated balance act of  Being kind, being grateful and loving to all, even our self.  If we can remember these simple laws of life our outlook on life begins to shift. There in fact is no room for negative feelings because when we are grateful it already forces us to see the good around us.

When we go against things that are deeply embedded into our genetics and of our ancestors we change. We go out into the world and make a difference, not to the point of being well known, although some do. But nevertheless, we make marked differences to our family and friends near by and they in turn start to radiate that energy you are showing.

Our minds focus not so much on our own aches and pains  but to helping others and  being grateful. It becomes like a magnet and second nature and it is drawn back to us.

If we are always looking for more and never grateful for what life has provided for us which is basically what we think we deserve. It will up till now have in fact created the environment in which you are presently in.

I didn’t believe it before but now that I think about it hard and in non judgement without added excuses I yes have indeed put myself into the lifestyle I thought I deserved. But now I see that I do have the power to change it, I do deserve to be happy and to want to see more then what is presented to me.

That may be hard if you are dealing with guilt or a tragic past you may think that this is what you deserve and even if you are not happy remain because it is what you believe you can only get.

But once you start to think outside the box and be grateful for everything and are not accepting that situation you are in (because of outside factors) and realize it can be changed, things will indeed change. Remember however the speed in which you think you deserve the change or are ready to accept it is ultimately in coalition with you.

Even Despite the fact that we stretch ourselves out to help others and even to the point we haven’t had time to care about our self, only back fires we end up neglecting the very source of the core that is needed to bring forth these feelings.

Being taken advantage of or even disregarded because no matter what, you are showing people what they can get away with. If you never learn to say no then when you want to do things for you, no time will be left.

The laws of life requires a balance. In the words of the wise,’ Be the reflection of the world you want to see.’ So if you want to relax and be at peace you need to carve out that peace. The dishes can wait, or that friend that needs help with something will have to understand that a half hour to read your favorite book or listen to your favorite CD is a must.

Meditation and clearing your head of all the clutter to start fresh and focus to be calm to tackle what ever comes that day is also I find a life saver. If you have never tried it, please do. 20 mins a day  keeps the mind crisp and clear and at ease, which is essential for heavy jobs such as an entrepreneur or start up. Moms and who ever you are, we all need it.

There is nothing wrong with taking time out for you briefly to regroup and focus on our loved ones among the daily chores.

But if you are having trouble thinking of reasons to be grateful for life think about this, being able to get up in the morning is more then enough reason to be thankful for life. It is a start and we can go from there,  if we can see, smell, touch, we have clothes or a roof on our head all good reasons to be thankful and grateful for life.

If we can even in the worst day be grateful for something we can shift our life to the one we would like to see. Whether it be business adventures or any other dream or ambition it all starts with these basic laws of life, be grateful, be kind and love.

Practice it at first and after a while your mind will shift and it will be an automatic response when life throws daggers at us.

Namaste

 

11:11 power

I am not sure if you are aware of what today is? Did you know that it is a special day?elizabethcampbellearth-eye

Numerologists for example, 11 would reduce to two by adding the digits, but 11 is considered to be “higher” version of two. 11 is “highly charged” and “difficult to handle” according to numerologists who believe integrating your internal number is important to self-revelation. To them, 11 represents illumination and sensitivity.

Others Believe it is an Angel Number and has deep spiritual meaning.

All of us, every day, see countless numbers, however, if you started seeing 1111 very frequently and seemingly everywhere, maybe you realize it’s not a coincidence, but a sign or something trying to communicate with us. And you are right, they are.

These numbers bring a new beginning, independence, expression of individuality, they are bearers of the initiative, courage and strength, creativity, happiness and fulfillment. In the greatest intensity, these numbers can bring a total restart or rebirth.

This number can also be a confirmation of an answer if you decide to send positive love and energy. Seeing that number confirms it has been sent.

The number one is the number of manifestation, unwavering faith, intuition, motivation, and symbolizes the source that connects us. One universe, one world, one powerful force that materializes our thoughts, and thus fulfills our wishes and desires.

SO today is quite special because manifesting positively will bring it forth your desires and thought processes of bringing the universe to you what you are truly meant to have.

Thoughts become things. So make sure you steer clear of negative thoughts today. Keep your focus on positive life and health and love.

Whatever it may be, go and make the most of this day.

Namaste

Keep your head in the clouds

 

 

I often find people these days are not dreaming big enough. If you dream small then that is what you will obtain? For those who are skeptical look at the many examples around you. How did Oprah get to be a household name? Did she dream small? No I don’t think so.

You may think, ‘yeah right. She was just one of the lucky ones.’ No sorry to say, she dreamed  and in a big way. She wanted to change the world with her views and help people.

To date Oprah Winfrey is worth 2.8 billion USD. < yeah you read that correctly.

So having your head in the clouds and being able to  dream big isn’t a bad thing.  You too can and will also accomplish them. SO are you going to let a few small minded people hold you back from your big dreams?

People often tell me when I tell them some of my ambitions that it is nice to dream but it may not come about.. those people I keep them at arms length.

I think part of being able to dream big is to have others who are like minded and feel the same way. If you have these kind of people in your life you are truly on the path to greatness.

If you don’t then perhaps it is time to adjust our circle of friends. Positive energy creates positive energy.

Namaste

 

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Programmed… Are you?

A magician is an amazing presenter, he or she presents something to you while you are looking at what they have in fact want you so see. they however are training you to watch one hand while the other is doing something else.

Years ago I took an online psychology course. They gave us a video to watch and I did. I did not see the changes being placed right in front of my eyes because I was too busy watching the guy talking that I did not even notice until I was told to watch it again only look for certain things changing around in the video did I see it. I was amazed! How did I not notice this taking place right in front of me, and then it hit me… we are all trained to believe to a degree the world in which it is presented to us. here is a video to show you what I mean; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voAntzB7EwE

 

Are you looking through glasses in which the presenter wants you to see? How was your childhood? did you get trained to look at life with the glass half full or was it hard and always half empty?

Retraining the brain to look beyond what is presented is challenging but not impossible. Everyday you are presented with life choices and people in front of you, decide if I am going to just accept what life gives me or am I going to be determined to change it. People in my life am I going to just accept the things they give me all the negativity or down play of my lifes ambitions or am I going to change them.

This is ultimately your decision to make. Decide today to make your life a positive one. You hold the keys, so now its time to take them into action.

Namaste