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No human would ever do anything to harm another if Connected to Source.

No human would ever do anything to harm another if Connected to Source because when you’re Connected, you’re empowered; you don’t feel insecure. And when you don’t feel insecure, you don’t need to do something to somebody else that you’re afraid of, because you’re not afraid. You understand that Well-Being is yours.

 

 —Abraham

I love the teachings of Abraham Hicks. Can we show compassion during the holidays and allow everyone to celebrate their religions the way they want. Christmas is a beautiful season and Hanukkah being celebrated at the moment. Being a Christian I love the feel of this holiday and truly admire Hanukkah traditions.

Morning Glories make me think how wonderful the new morning is with the opening of a morning glory only to wither and disappear as night falls. They remind me of hope.

Watercolor Painting Botanical Garden Wildflowers Morning Glories and Asters Original Nature Art
Watercolor Painting Botanical Garden Wildflowers Morning Glories and Asters Original Nature Art

Watercolor Painting Botanical Garden Wildflowers Morning Glories and Asters Original Nature Art

A watercolor painting is an original botanical garden art of nature art with blue morning glories and soft lavender purple asters. The title of this whimsical painting is Morning Glories and Asters by Laurie Rohner.
These are the flowers represent the month of September.
This nature art painting was done for a special order box for baby girls. I loved the way the boxes came out so I worked up a delightful watercolor.

Title: Morning Glories and Asters
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: green, yellow, soft green,lavender,sky blue,purple.
Paper: Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
Image/Paper size is 8 x 10 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

Small Fact: I suggest mounting the painting on a matte and framing under glass.

Buy art, original watercolor nature art, inspired by botanical gardens and nature, makes great wall art. Original art for sale online here at Laurie Rohner  Studio. You will love my hand-painted watercolor nature art. Great for gift giving home decorating and fine art collectors.

My nature art work is original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. The watercolor art you will receive has it’s own unique and individual qualities only an original watercolor can give.

All of my watercolors are made with the finest archival quality materials – Arches Watercolor Paper and Windsor and Newton Artists Quality Watercolors – and professionally packaged to arrive safely.

Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors are renowned for their superior color permanence, balance and amazing color range.

All my art including this artwork are original miniature watercolors suitable for framing, enjoy them in your home or send as a unique gift to that special someone.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

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Decide what your highest priorities are and have courage.

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically – to say ‘no’ to other things.  And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.  The enemy of the ‘best’ is often the ‘good.’”  Stephen Covey, best-selling author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

All my life I have heard how lucky I was to be an artist. I hated hearing those words because the words belittle the work of any creative being. Knowingly or not people who work in the creative fields tend to have low self-esteem, constantly seeking out affirmation that there work, which for many artists there soul expression, matters. Artists seek confirmation in various ways and often those ways come up short. What I have learned is to decide if your work is important to you and are you doing everything you can to produce the best work every time you create. If so then the next step is to mark your highest priorities and have the courage your soulful true self knows what it is doing.

Having faith in the world or in your religious belief is fine but knowing the big yes inside on an intimate level is everything. The divine universe requires nothing but a decision and a plan for you to achieve everything. Being good enough is not an option in my life anymore but being the ‘best’, I am sweetly smiling. This does not mean I am the best at what I do but I do the best I can for myself every time. Saying no when you know that one thing does not fit your priorities in your life. Instead of blindly looking at the IPad or talking to a friend via the Smartphone say no and work at you and your life. You are worth the effort and you are the only one who is the best at being you.

So why did I hate hearing how lucky I was to be an artist? Because it is easy to give up and follow the norm in life, get a real job, work every day mindlessly, get married, have the kids, and you can always paint as a hobby. No I cannot and I tried for years to do just that, failing miserably. I work very hard at my job. This is not easy. This is not fun. This IS fulfilling and purposeful work. Many years of study is applied to a creative work.  Art is serving the soul in each of us. Art speaks to the soul and through the soul it speaks to all creation. It is why people say his or her work speaks to me. I work to feed the creative energy shared by all things. That is the burning ‘yes’ inside every creative person. My work matters, and your work matters. Remember when you head off to the office or to the studio or to the kitchen to tend to your family to do your absolute best and never less. Not THE absolute best, YOUR absolute best.

A new woodland fairy house sculpted by the hand of Laurie Rohner.

Garden Fairy House Woodland Cottage Bedroom Custom Handmade

New Garden woodland fairy house is a custom made bedroom cottage magically sculpted with moss fern twigs and branches. Handmade to delight fairies and believers of all ages. My woodland fairy house is for gardens or inside your cottage. This woodland garden fairy house bedroom comes furnished with custom fairy sized woodland furniture.

Inside you find a nice large bed with windows to allow for breezes and sky watching next to the bed is a table and stool. A beautiful lichen rug is on the floor. On the other wall is a long table with two stools. Just outside the entrance is a fairy light hanging from the branch. Moss twigs pine cones and other natural finds decorate the house but I left enough room for your own or fairy touches.The entire house is constructed of branches custom cut and notched together to form this amazing enchanted magical fairy house.

One of a kind custom sculpted Garden Fairy House Woodland Cottage Bedroom with fairy furniture is handmade by Laurie Rohner.

Once upon a time fairies created this fairy house for your garden or cottage. Woodland Fairies were delighted with what the fairies created. Think of the happy joyful energy that will surround your home and your life when you add this fairy cottage to your house.

Note: All my houses are blessed by a fairy.

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A dog who may be Winston Churchill?

“Things don’t happen to me, I happen to things.” Winston Churchill.

Make it happen.

I found this quote by Winston Churchill then found this photo and thought why not. Maybe this is a doggy Winston Churchill?

 

 

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A light shines through.

I guess you could say I have a hard-head. I know because it has bumped into so many hard surfaces and never even cracked. Amazing. No I am talking about being able to see the solutions so easily for others but when it comes to my insurmountable life I am clueless. With a gleeful giggle I think I am finding a bit of light shining through and see things as Spirit or Universe has tried to tell me. No need for the Flare gun just yet.

Only available in my studio. Buy at laurierohner.com
Only available in my studio. Buy at laurierohner.com

Yesterday I spoke about illusions and some of it involved the Etsy illusion. Etsy is not working for me. There I said it and boy it feels great. I see Etsy now for what it is and I hope others will see it for what it is a fraud. Yes a few artist find sales and some make a living selling on Etsy but they are a very small few in direct proportion to the amount of shops selling on Etsy. Now have you noticed Etsy is trying to get you to sign up people to open shops offering free listing fees for you and them. Hum, this has a bit of an odor to it. When I read this every alarm in my head said warning Wil Robinson. So why?

I took this as a sign from Spirit or Universe and it said ‘it is time to use your energy differently’. Why promote my work which I work very hard creating for Etsy when I am set up to promote my work for me? If I am not getting what I am putting into Etsy back out of Etsy, then it would be insane for me to keep doing what I am doing expecting a different outcome.

I did some looking around on artists I like to follow and discovered these artist are not Etsy users but use their talents marketing themselves on their websites in shows and in stores by licensing their art, having their own open studio or on consignment. These artists are doing what I thought I was working towards but because I was hard-headed could not see why they succeeded and I did not. Their work was no better, their photos were comparable and they showed about the same body of work. They had titles that did not read distorted or broken and they were found in searches on the front pages of the search engines. So why waste your valuable time money and creative energy promoting yourself in a market that does not work and could be broken? The answer is quite clear to me now. You do not.

I think Spirit is always guiding us and showing different paths we need to follow. It is when we allow the illusion the lies to guide us and not our passions and heart muscle to show the way, we venture down these long dark corridors filled with energy sucking shadows that zap our purpose and joy. We become the drug of the addict (shadows) and are lulled into believing we just have to change this and it all will fall into place. The masses chime in and tell you more of the exact same words and you become disillusioned and defeated.

Shake it off right now I can wait…. there you want to know the best secret ever. Life is easy. Life is working with You. Life is You and You are life. What ever you can imagine you can create. Do not allow someone else the reins to control your life. You and You alone know what you are passionate about. Your unique passion is that thing or things that get your heart pumping a bit faster. You may even talk a little louder or faster. The excitement you feel is your passion. You are the master of You and You need to take charge and live with only one focus. Is this what I need to do to follow my life with purpose and passion? If your answer is anything else other than yes to the question think it over and choose another way. This applies to everything in life. The work you do, the family you love, the life you want for You starts with You. Sometimes the passion is buried deep down under hurt and anger but once you find it nurture it and live from it. Release what has hidden your passion to Spirit or the Universe for them to care for and move forward.

I know it is really scary to shake things up and live from a place that is as foreign as living on the moon but I know it is worth it. Living a lie or a life with no passion is being cocoon in a spider’s web numb by the poison of the spiders venom and waiting for the day you are dinner and then nothing. Wake up pull off the spider webs and take control of your ride. Spirit and the Universe love to show gratitude to the ones who get it. Are you one of the ones who gets it? Thought you were, by the way nice ride.

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Life is an illusion, well maybe.

This just in life is an illusion. Everything you see is a lie. Nothing is as it seems. We are energy and thought, change the energy and thought and you change your reality.

Are you able to wrap your mind around this concept? I have a problem thinking that my business and my prosperity can change by thinking it so. Bills need to be paid. Food needs to be bought and supplies need to be purchased so the process can start all over again. Right? Not so fast. Think about it maybe that is the illusion we all deal with today. If you stop running after the concept of making money to pay for your needs are you not than creating the need to begin with? Making your life always chasing that something the next bit of money. The something is not necessarily the money you never catch. It is the something behind the money that is an illusion.

Today I looked at my etsy stats and was taken back because they were the lowest I have ever had so why? I am not concerned because my primary site at Laurie Rohner Studio is churning away. My energy there is positive and focused on my site because it is something I created and feel good about. Just as I feel when I create any work I am doing. My etsy shop is not my creation (though my original work is there) and it is controlled by others. Etsy decides who sees it and how they search for it even how they percieve my work is controlled by etsy. Etsy is a marketplace that has changed and many who connected with etsy in the beginning have seen this amazing marketplace become an illusion. The illusion etsy is helping handmade creative entrepreneurs succeed. The real fact is etsy is not, hence the illusion.

Remember everyone, this is a marketplace. Etsy showcases the merchandise being mass-produced all over the world and not handmade by artists. Assembled by some but far from handmade or original. Again this is an illusion, life as an etsy shop owner thinking if you build it you will succeed. You loose your common sense button and become a drone relisting and renewing hoping that someone will find you. You get sucked in to the armful of sites and people telling you how to succeed when they haven’t. You post and create ads for your etsy shop only to find the people not buying or are they? Another illusion is people do not check out the other shops and stay only in your shop. Etsy has done not one thing to help you promote your shop but you have done an amazing job at promoting their marketplace for them and it was free. If you are in this business because you love working for yourself and love creating fabulous handmade creative product than why are you wasting that gorgeous energy promoting the illusion? Stop think and change your thoughts and energy. I have lived in an etsy illusion. Today I see and today I changed the way I live working as a creative artist.

I will keep my shop at etsy but only as a back up. My primary focus is my Studio and my web sites. I control my reality and my prosperity. I used etsy as an example but you can apply this concept to any part of your life. Whatever you focus your energy and thoughts on is your reality. It is the energy that makes it real. When you work with passion, speak with passion or create with passion you are living your life illusion free. Well maybe that is an illusion too, but think of the fun, joy and sense of wonderful purpose you are feeling.

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Age has nothing to do with living.

  “If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.”

 

  Johann von Goethe

Let me start with this one idea, age has nothing to do with living. Age does not automatically make you wise. Age is not a curse. Age does not make anyone irrelevant or no longer an asset to society.  Age is an illusion by the ego. Age has no power so why do we live everyday fighting age?

What I am offering instead is life with possibilities and dreams that can happen. When you step outside of time you step into only one moment, one absolute moment, and while you have that one gorgeous moment fill it with the possibilities you imagine for your life.

I discovered my possibilities. Visit Laurie Rohner Studio.

Start small with each morning before you get the day started with the must do list say to your self, today I fill my life with possibilities and my dreams matter.

Dreams are thoughts and thoughts are energy. Energy stems from Spirit which is a part of the Divine Consciousness. If you  work in partnership your life is a divine life because just that you are here makes life purposeful. The need to know why I am here disappears because you are here for a purpose. You are enough.

So why then did I start with this quote and the idea about age because the more I age the more I see people my age being absolutely insane. What happen to life lessons showing us through history change is not always a good thing? What happen with using the wisdom we have gained to protect and nurture others with compassion and understanding? What happened to allowing another to live a life designed by a higher power and being grateful for the chance to live it?

Instead people are becoming short-sighted and small-minded, hateful and resentful, needy cannot even begin to describe the society we live in now. I do not like the term being coined The Entitled Generation because they are not that at all. The children of today are the children of possibilities. Through great sorrow and challenges (which we have put on them, all ages) greatness rises.

I believe this is the dawning of a new enlightened age. Why because it has bubbled and cooked for some time. As any good cook knows the best stew or chili is only better if left to simmer allowing the flavors to enrich the food.  But you must know when to stop. An artist gets this because if you overwork a painting the paints on the paper become muddy and deluded. It is time to stop the madness and start living life with one purpose, the divine purpose, which is to love. Love another and all things and do no harm. Understand and step aside to allow people to choose their dreams and their path. Allow life to unfold because something Divine is already there guiding us. Live in the moment your glorious moment and follow the dream, your dream. It was placed inside you for a reason. By the way age has no limit on a dreams. Do not allow another to say how what or why you choose this path. Make a choice and live your life.

 

 

 

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Each fairy breath of summer, inspires the blushing rose.

Each fairy breath of summer, as it blows with loveliness, inspires the blushing rose.  ~Author Unknown

This new handmade rose themed fairy furniture is ready for all fairy collectors to enjoy. One of a kind custom sculpted woodland fairy houses covered with moss furnished with fairy furniture are custom handmade fairy sculptures by Laurie Rohner for collectors of fairy art.

Woodland Fairy Bed Fairy Furniture
Woodland Fairy Bed Fairy Furniture with Rose Buds Moss Twigs French Ribbon.

This woodland fairy rose bed furniture vignette setting is for woodland fairy enthusiast and fairy collectors alike. Handmade whimsical magical delicate sweet original fun unique and very one of a kind describes this woodland fairy bed.

Made entirely from found nature items I glued the twigs together forming this whimsical magical fairy bed. Moss and lichen is glued into place and rose buds accent the headboard and foot board while a shimmery french ribbon forms the pillow. This is a delicate piece of fairy furniture for the magical fairies in your life. Not recommended for children only the young at heart.

Measures: 5.5″ x 6″ x 6″
Shipping Weight: .04 ounces

Buy Today for only $38 USD

Branch Woodland Fairy Chair Furniture
Woodland Fairy Furniture Lounger Chair with Rose Buds Moss Twigs.

Woodland fairy house furniture for a woodland fairy princess is ready for the whimsical mystical side of you to shine. This fairy chair has a fern draped around it and rose buds are scattered all around. This branch fairy chair is for lounging with a comfy seat and ottoman tucked under so your lazy magical fairy can sanguinely stretch out.

Many people who bought this item tuck them into plants which I think is a fabulous idea.

This adorable Woodland Fairy Rose Bud Chair is enchanted with fairy blessings and wishes.

Measures 6″ tall to the tip of the twigs and 3″ wide.
Shipping Weight: .04 ounces

Buy Today Only $32 USD

I wrap each house carefully with tissue on the inside of the houses and then the entire house is wrapped in brown paper. But be careful unwrapping these beautiful sculpted work of art. Take care in unwrapping.

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Everything, Everyone wants the same thing.

“Everything you take for granted is a blessing. Everything you fear is a friend in disguise. Everything you want is a part of you. Everything you hate you hate about yourself. Everything you own does not define you. Everything you feel is the only Truth there is to know.

 

 

Everything you wish for is already on its way to you. Everything you think creates your life. Everything you seek for you will find. Everything you resist will stick around. Everything you let go of stays if it’s supposed to. Everything you need is right where you are.

 

 

Every time you bless another you bless yourself. Every time you blame another you lose your power. Every time you think you can, you can. Every time you fall you must get up and try again. Every time you cry you’re one tear closer to joy. Every time you ask for forgiveness, all you have to do is forgive yourself.

 

 

Everyone you see is your reflection. Everyone you know mirrors you. Everyone wants to be happy. Everyone wants to live in joy. Everyone seeks a higher purpose. Everyone breathes the same breath. Everyone needs love to survive. Everyone has a purpose to fulfill.

 

 

Everyone’s the same as everyone else. We just get caught up in labels, names, skin color and religion. Everyone’s the same as everyone else. No one wants to feel the pain. Everyone’s the same as everyone else. Everyone is dying for love to remain.”

 

Jackson Kiddard

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Birches Oil on Panel by Laurie Rohner

Vermont Oil Painting Birch Trees Original Nature Art

Vermont oil painting titled Birches original nature art by Laurie Rohner. A fabulous woodland scenic landscape with birch trees against the blue skies is painted on 6″ x 6″ panel and is unframed.

My painting is very much influenced by the Impressionist style. Birches are wonderful trees to paint because of their contrasting bark and the way the bark stands out against the leaves and the sky. It is a fantastic miniature painting to add to Cottage Farmhouse Decor.

Palette: Navy, white,orange,new leaf green, sky blue, yellow, green.

Comes to you unframed on a 6” x 6″ panel
Ask about a frame.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Your painting is then safely packed and shipped via Priority Mail.

Original Nature Art
Oil Painting Birches artwork by Laurie Rohner

 

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No key to Universe?

“The bad news: there is no key to the universe. The good news: it was never locked.”

Swami Beyondananda

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Inspiring words, live life with dreams, failures, passions and joy.

Acrylic on canvas by Laurie Rohner
Original Cottage Garden Nature Art Flowers and Bees.

– Follow your passion! Do what you love!

 

– Have the courage to follow your dreams!

 

– Live your life with integrity. Be true to yourself!

 

– Expect rejection: this is how you find your target market!

 

– Focus on Happiness! You will truly feel successful when you do this!

 

– Innovate: let those little ideas become big ones that help you build your business!

 

– Listen to your authentic self and let it guide you to success!

 

– Create what you love!

 

– Persevere! Don’t listen to naysayers!

 

– Just Do It! Don’t wait for perfection!

 

– Cultivate your vison and create steps to get there!

 

– Build relationships that fulfill and inspire you! Don’t just network.

 

– Take the time to prepare; your work, your marketing, your mission!

 

– Follow your dreams with the determination that you feel in your heart!

 

– Commit to your goals and you will see amazing results!

 

– Volunteer your time and efforts to help you grow your business!

 

– Be persistent! You know what you are doing!!!

 

– Work hard to excellent at what you do and in customer service!

 

– Tell those negative thoughts that you don’t need to think them and pursue the activities that give you confidence!

 

– Take risks! This is how dreams come true!

 

– Embrace failure! Every successful person has!

I found these wonderful inspiring words at Handmade Success. Read through them and I know you will feel better. Check out this great blog for free printable downloads and inspiring words for creative business people. Everyone needs a pick me up.