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Deliver me from all evildoers that talk nothing but sickness and failure.

“Deliver me from all evildoers that talk nothing but sickness and failure. Grant me the companionship of men who think success and men who work for it. Loan me associates who cheerfully face the problems of a day and try hard to overcome them. Relieve me of all cynics and critics. Give me good health and the strength to be of real service to the world, and I’ll get all that’s good for me, and will give what’s left to those who want it.”
– William Feather

Last night or should I say early this morning I laid awake in darkness not only the darkness around me but within me. I could not see how my world could be so bad and why no matter how many attempts I make it never seems to change. After many tears and a long discussion into darkness I felt I was no closer to understanding. What is it I search for and want in my life?

When I read this quote something stirred and the darkness I was very uncomfortably finding myself in, light shined into. Tired of the lies and cynics, the evildoers and the men who only perpetuate fear and doubt, I am searching and wanting people who share in my belief. I want to belong and I want to engage in a life I deserve. I want to feel needed again. I want to surround myself with people who believe that success comes from supporting each other. When we diminish another living soul we diminish the whole. I want people around me who find solutions. People who find answers, not people pointing the blame at another to deflect their own blame is the problem and these people never will find a solution. I want people who when you shake their hand on an agreement you have their word, their bond and know that is good enough. The hardest path is one of honorable actions. Stand firm in your convictions knowing it is for the good of all and not for a few and know when something is wrong it is OK to fail. Through failures we gain insight to wonderful solution but first we must accept failure.

Throughout this world we feel this ripple of chaos destruction and uncertainty and I wonder how much of this is real? Between the mess in the governments and the economic situations that never seem to get better I am starting to think we need to just simply turn them off. What would happen if the human race lived from a place of respect and understanding and not from where we are now? What if we said you have had your chance now it is time to start from scratch? What if you were compensated for your compassion and not your greed? I know I am talking nonsense but I think it is possible.

In the United States I do not believe we are going in the right direction. We haven’t been for over a decade but today more so. There is a man in the people’ White House who feels making friends with the Muslim Brotherhood is a good idea and having this terrorist  group to the White House is fine ( I wouldn’t have let them into the country but that’s me). He wears a mask and in time all will see how dangerous this man is. Look for truth and stop being spoon fed lies. These are perilous times and it is time to switch on the light and peer through the darkness. Never in all the years I have lived in this wonderful country have I felt such a low vibration coming from the people. We are the people and without us there is no country no government and no republic for anyone to darken. Allow the light of freedom which was put forth by a one of a kind amazing document to shine back into our lives.

All you need to do is shine a light. Believe in the goodness of the Creator the Universe and use your compassion love kindness truth and believe all things are possible. It is the energy we create together that change occurs. Humans have an incredible ability to be more. It is so much harder to be less. Help shine a light into darkness and help everyone be more.

Shine light into darkness.
Image from MindSource Of Origin

 

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Did the collective minds for peace have an impact?

A believer of thoughts are energy I find it interesting that out of the turmoil of the past weeks a possible solution miraculously appears giving the boisterous chest bounding politicians (including the female politicians) another way. I am not going to weigh in on my views of world affairs just my observation of this energy and my belief in thoughts are important. I know a few people who have sent energy out for peace and a loving solution. This past weekend a prayer for peace involving a huge group of individual spiritual beings linked their energy in prayer for love and peace. Yesterday everyone clamored trying to stay up to date with the swift moving political events. Many took credit but I am not convinced these politicians had much to do with any of it.  

image from http://www.peacefulradio.eu

If this is the outcome of thoughts focused on peace and love towards all beings think of the possibility. By using our energy of thought in our own lives could we not then change our own lives direction? How much power do we have at the ready to change the world? Also if it works for a peaceful outcome does it also work for a chaotic conclusion as well? I believe it is our nature to live peacefully with all things including our perceived enemies. Not only have the people in the effected areas of horrible chaotic evil acts had enough but the world with all its diversity has had enough.  

It is time to heal and be better loving caretakers.

Maybe we need to be more aware of the thoughts we have and the thoughts of others and be better caregivers. When you become aware of the thoughts you have are they mostly kind, loving, friendly, productive, calm, abundant, happy, prosperous, giving, grateful, compassionate, and passionate or are they more of need, greed, envy, hatred, fear, anxiety, doubt, want, anger, not getting your fair share, or the sense of lacking (anything)? Which ones consume more of your energy and when thinking certain thoughts how does it make you feel? Has the latter thinking become the norm for the world? How can you expect any other outcome but what is experienced in the parts of the world where humanity is the most lacking. You decide the thoughts you think and no matter what your circumstances you decide how you will think. Sometimes it is harder and some people have to endure horrible challenges, I agree, but no matter what the situation the thoughts you have you control. Is it not now time to become better caregivers and reach out your hand and your energy and allow your thoughts be a part of healing?

It is a time to act with your thoughts.

The collective minds for peace had an impact on the miraculous solution appearing. The thoughts and prayers are still being sent and the energy for peace will win.

 

 

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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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Do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live

“Don’t listen to those who say ‘you’re taking too big a chance.’ Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don’t listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says ‘they’re all smarter than you out there. They’re more talented, they’re taller, blonder, prettier, luckier, and they have connections.” I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts—and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live—the chances are you’ll be a person worthy of your own respects.”

Neil Simon

Nature Art woodland landscape rendering of autumn leaves is a watercolor original paintings on paper by Laurie Rohner.

A watercolor painting of bright maple leaves in orange and reds takes me to a memory of an autumn day in Vermont. I was blessed with a beautiful view and could sit in a comfy chair one day and take in the vibrant energy of nature. Enjoying it with the best person I knew was even better. Nature seemed to have a lot to say that day. Not to stop and listen would have been an offensive move on my part.  I was given so much that day that now years later I still feel the energy of that miraculous day.

Artwork Title: Autumn Maples Art size: 10″ x 7″ inches

Original Watercolor Artwork Nature Landscape Autumn Red Orange Maples

Nature landscape watercolor original art work is a painting of autumn maple trees in vivid red and orange titled Autumn Maples by Laurie Rohner.Nature art landscape in full intense color is sketched with a pencil and watercolor added to create this vibrant original watercolor landscape. The image is both fun and whimsical asking you do you see the autumn wind blowing through the trees making the leaves dance in the air?

Buy art, original watercolor nature art, inspired by autumn and nature, use as wall art. Original art for sale online here at Laurie Rohner Studio. You will love my individually hand-painted art work. Great for gift giving. Can be framed later.

Original Watercolor Artwork Nature Landscape Autumn Red Orange Maples

This is an original watercolor painting not a print or reproduction.
I combine drawing with pencil and watercolor painting, then with ink.Artwork Title: Autumn Maples
Artwork Size: 10″ x 7″ inches
Medium: Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors
This is NOT A PRINT
Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
This is slightly rough thick hand made paper.

Sale includes the one signed art work only – additional cards, frame, mat etc. are not included in sale.

My nature art work is original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. The watercolor art you will receive has its own unique and each quality only an original watercolor can give.

This is an original watercolor painting not a print or reproduction. I combine drawing with pencil and watercolor painting, then with ink.

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.

This art ships to the USA at no charge. Charges will not appear on final bill.

$
20.00
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Always dream and shoot higher.

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”

William Faulkner

I have added watercolor cards to my studio. There a bunches of cards printed of artists paintings but I wanted to offer something a bit more personal. I am combining graphite (pencil) drawings with watercolor on Strathmore art cards for an affordable price point of $10 and I ship them to you in the USA at no charge. I think they are a great way of sending someone or giving someone a beautiful handmade one of a kind painting which can be framed later. That is awesome…right?

Original Watercolor Artwork Nature Landscape Autumn Trees at Night Time

Nature landscape watercolor original art work is a painting of night time falling on autumn maple trees.
A landscape of nature in full intense color is sketched with a pencil and watercolor added to create this vibrant original watercolor landscape. The image is both mystical and haunting asking you where does the path lead you.

Artwork Title: Night Time on Maples Card size: 5″ x 7″ inches

This is an original watercolor painting not a print or reproduction.
I combine drawing with pencil and watercolor painting, then with ink.

Artwork Title: Night Time on Maples
Card size: 5″ x 7″ inches
Medium: Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors on 140lb Strathmore card with deckled edges on card and envelope. .
Blank inside, each original art card comes with an envelope.

Original Watercolor Artwork Woodland Owl

Original watercolor nature art card, inspired by autumn and nature, use as wall art. Watercolor autumn still life of found things in nature is sketched with a pencil and watercolor added to create this soft original watercolor still life. I used a river stone, a cluster of acorns and a red oak leaf for this art card.

Artwork Title: Autumn Still Life. Card size: 5″ x 7″ inches

This is an original watercolor painting not a print or reproduction.
I combine drawing with pencil and watercolor painting, then with ink.

Artwork Title: Autumn Still Life.
Card size: 5″ x 7″ inches
Medium: Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors on 140lb Strathmore card with deckled edges on card and envelope. .
Blank inside, each original art card comes with an envelope.

Buy original art, Original art for sale online here at Laurie Rohner Studio. You will love my individually hand-painted art cards. Great for gift giving. Can be framed later.

Sale includes the one signed art card only – additional cards, frame, mat etc. are not included in sale.

My nature art cards are original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. The card you will receive is very similar to the ones shown in this listing but may have some variations as each card is hand-painted and has its own unique and individual qualities.

All of my watercolors are made with the finest archival quality materials – Strathmore 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 cards 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.

$10. This card ships to the USA at no charge.

 

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Vibrate the Cosmos, the Cosmos shall clear the Path.

Five Laws for Our Times:

 

1. Recognize that the other person is you.

 

2. There is a way through every block.

 

3. When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.

 

4. Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.

 

5. Vibrate the Cosmos, the Cosmos shall clear the Path.

 

 

Yogi Bhajan, popularized Kundalini Yoga in the West.

Vermont Oil Painting Original Scenic Landscape Artwork by Laurie Rohner Mt Mansfield
Vermont Original Scenic Landscape Oil Painting by Laurie Rohner.

Vermont Original Scenic Landscape Oil Painting by Laurie Rohner.
A realistic Vermont landscape original oil painting is titled Pastures below Mt Mansfield. I painted this detailed scenic landscape on a 10″ x 10″ stretched canvas.

A summer scene of picturesque Vermont depicting Mount Mansfield in the distance and a wonderful Vermont farmhouse and barn in the foreground. I painted this pastoral landscape with detailed realism, the richness of the pasture in direct contrast to the image of the mountain peak in the distance. My use of color draws the viewer into the painting where you discover the quaint farmhouse and the barn on the ridge.

Color palette: blue, light leaf green, rich deep green, golden yellows, barn red, soft teal green, flaxen yellow.

The painting is signed and dated on the reverse and arrives Unframed. Ready to hang!

The painting measures 10 X 10 inches on wrapped canvas (3/4″ deep) with staples on the back. The painting has a beautiful color and a great finish from high quality oil paints.

The staple-free sides of the canvas are painted. The painting continues around to the sides – framing is not required.

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.

Buy art at Laurie Rohner Studio.

 

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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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TRUST that it’s all for your benefit.

“It’s so common for your world to just turn upside down when you really commit to raising your vibration. It’s no secret that thoughts are like magnets, so it’s impossible for people and life circumstances to stay the same when you change your mind and commit to a new belief. Embrace the change for a change and just allow in the new life that’s working its way into your experience and TRUST that it’s all for your benefit. I promise you it is.”

Jackson Kiddard

Nature art
Image from http://www.brendamiller.org/blog/
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Freedom is a reflection of our own magnificence.

“We attain freedom as we let go of whatever does not reflect our magnificence. A bird cannot fly high or far with a stone tied to its back. But release the impediment, and we are free to soar to unprecedented heights.”

 

Alan Cohen, is the owner of the Florida Panthers.

Freedom to soar to new heights…