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

 

Persistence is the winner

Often times we think we cannot win in some situations, we don’t have the right tools or the right education or even money to get where we think we need to go.

But not all is lost. We have our persistence that goes far beyond any of those boundaries. Its continued efforts are not so forgotten. If we really want something worth fighting for then education or classification of status is easily surpassed with dedication and fueled passion.

Here is some pearls of wisdom by Alva Folkes that I stumbled across while reading some of her blog: You may not be as experienced, as well funded, as well connected, as talented, but you can always outthink, out hustle, and outwork everyone else. The extra mile is a vast, unpopulated wasteland–everyone talks about the extra mile, but few people go there.

You may not be as experienced, as well funded, as well connected, as talented, but you can always outthink, out hustle, and outwork everyone else. The extra mile is a vast, unpopulated wasteland–everyone talks about the extra mile, but few people go there.
Even when everything else seems stacked against you, effort and persistence can still be your competitive advantages–and they may be the only advantages you truly need.
Power is energy and makes things happen in a good way. – Alva Folkes.

SO when in doubt remember this because it is true and we are indefinitely powerful enough to get what we want if we really want something bad enough!  SO go the extra mile even if you’re not getting paid for it because the return will be rewarded.TIP: People remember the person that did that little something extra because so few do!

TIP: People remember the person that did that little something extra because so few do!

Book smarts to get you a paycheck is not the correct way to live a full life, Passion is the gasoline that fuels our drive. If we love what we do then the amount of money we obtain is not the key to our happiness. Giving of yourself of your talents that are more rewarding than any dollar amount.

Namaste

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.

 

Beautiful Mama’s

In celebration of Moms everywhere I have created a painting that symbolizes the essence of a powerful independent woman. This painting is truly unique and has a lovely tribal feel to it. Its spirit is undeniable to look at. lioness1.jpg

It is now available for #mothersday in my Etsy shop online. This painting has so much presence, it commands an type of elegant power.  This is ready to be hung, 16x12inch painting is a wrapped canvas.  If this is not your interest feel free to browse the shop to see many other ideas. And if you still can’t find anything, I can always make a custom painting of your very own!! Just email to inquire lizard423@hotmail.com. Right now I am offering free shipping up till mothers day with purchases of over $50 on Etsy!! SO please enjoy and message if you have any questions. Here’s the link or click on the word ETSY above. https://www.etsy.com/ca/people/LIZZY423?ref=hdr_user_menu

Please use the coupon code MAMASROCK to get free shipping for orders over $50!!!

Namaste,

L.Campbell

Attention Bloggers

Have I got your attention? good. A title like that commands a certain amount of respect and of course curiosity.

That I think is one of the most fundamental reasons we click on things isn’t it? The title grabs our attention and makes us see what it is about. So when you’re writing your next blog remembering some little but important tips to get your reader feeling intrigued about an article.

Short but sweet. This is also a wonderful tip to keep readers getting the most out of your blog in a short amount of time. Concentrated articles keep readers informed and interested. Getting right to the point of the matter, because who has time to read long repetitive articles.

Give them something they can take with them. Blogs should have something to offer the reader, advice or some tips.  So the next time you decide to create your blog, remember these simple yet important things to get your followers energized and repeat readers!

Namaste,

L.Campbell

 

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!! 

thnkful
Namaste