“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
Creations of an expressive heart: combining iPhone and Paint is ridiculously fun! This was made in my latest offering Co-Lab.
Lately I’ve been reflecting upon what is it that truly fills the heart… and how, whenever our hearts feel that flutter of fulfillment, that is where our treasure lies. I’m reaching a point in my life where in terms of my relations it’s quite simple really: those who are kind, honest, and sincere get my attention– and attention is love. So where our focus lies, that tends to grow in our lives, we are fanning it’s flames, so to speak. No longer do I have time for the insincere, dishonest, or manipulative sort– life is too short and too precious. My love goes to those who move my heart, to experiences that enrich my being, where kindness is both King and Queen. Ahhh, and lately, yet despite all the trials and tribulations that life can bring, my cup doth runneth over more often than I think it ever has. Thank goodness life’s constant is change and that we can all grow more comfortably within ourselves… that is a true gift about growing older. Less and less I care what others may think… I want to live a life for what feels true within me. Sweet liberation indeed.
And onto some more good news . . . Today I have a *wonderful giveaway* for you all. I am a part of Life Book 2015, where the darling and lovely Tam (organizer and artist) has formed a stellar group of teachers who will each give their own unique lesson on making art and the creative process. Each of these teachers in Life Book will share their own mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with you. This course is themed around self-development and healing, where you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art journal pages per month which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life . . . how sweet is that?
*To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below on what truly fills your heart’s cup — and/or why you love to make art.
*To enter the giveaway *two whole times and increase your winning chances by double*, sign up for my artful muse newsletter right here (+ receive a free gift from yours truly, you really can’t go wrong)! I do not send out more that 2x a month usually… and always like to include some artful musing gems.
I will be taking entries until the blog hop is done on October 3rd. All the best of luck to you and happy hopping!
… and here is the gorgeous blogroll, with many of my favorite art buddies included:
8th September 2014 – Tamara Laporte – http://www.willowing.org/
9th September 2014 – Jane Davenport – http://janedavenport.com/
10th September 2014 – Joanne Sharpe – http://joannezsharpe.blogspot.
11th September 2014 – Jenny Lee Wentworth – http://jennyleewentworth.
12th September 2014 – Violette Clark – http://www.violette.ca/
13th September 2014 – Chris Zydel – http://creativejuicesarts.com/
14th September 2014 – Danielle Donaldson – http://danielledonaldson.com/
15th September 2014 – Effy Wild – http://effywild.com/
16th September 2014 – Flora Bowley – http://braveintuitiveyou.com/
17th September 2014 – Alisa Burke – http://alisaburke.blogspot.co.
18th September 2014 – Rachael Rice – http://rachaelrice.com/
19th September 2014 – Jeanne Oliver – http://www.
20th September 2014 – Andrea Gomoll – http://andrea-gomoll.de/
21st September 2014 – Kristin van Valkenburgh – http://www.
22nd September 2014 – Jill K. Berry – http://jillberrydesign.com/
23rd September 2014 – Alena Hennessy – http://alenahennessy.wpengine.com/ <- YOU ARE HERE
24th September 2014 – Juliette Crane – http://www.juliettecrane.com/
25th September 2014 – Jenny Doh – http://blog.crescendoh.com/
26th September 2014 – Mati Rose McDonough – http://www.matirose.com/
27th September 2014 – Patti Ballard – http://www.pbsartstudio.com
28th September 2014 – Lynzee Lynx – http://lynzeelynx.com/
29th September 2014 – Roben Marie Smith – http://www.robenmarie.com/
30th September 2014 – Andrea Schroeder – http://www.
1st October 2014 – Lynn Whipple – http://www.lynnwhipple.com/
2nd October 2014 – Donna Downey – http://www.donnadowney.com/