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Spread your wings and fly.

Original Illustration to Inspire.
Original Illustration to Inspire.

I did this illustration to inspire and remind the viewer that everyone has wings to fly so spread them wide and use them.

Enjoy the day and see where it takes you.

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Sharing some warmth during these cold days.

Woodland Winter Tree Landscape
Woodland Winter Tree Landscape

So how is everyone doing this year in 2015? In the northeast my heart does go out to you. I remember when living in NJ around 1993-94 (not sure of years) there was a similar weather pattern happening and the snow kept coming down. I not only shoveled by hand my drive but then hiked up the hill to shovel out my parents. They were both retired Dad with high blood pressure and Mom too much like me born with the attitude if it has to get done then do it. Still have the same attitude and proud of that gift she gave me. Anyway, it became a game to find where I could throw the snow since the piles were now way above my head. I also remember the camaraderie between neighbors all doing what we could to help each other. Knowing the Bostonian heart well I am sure that camaraderie is alive and well today in your town.

Better sunny days are coming.

Cottage Garden I. Art by nature artist Laurie Rohner for Between The Weeds.
Cottage Garden I. Art by nature artist Laurie Rohner for Between The Weeds.

Happy Days!

Today in North Carolina it is warmer but by tonight I will be in temperatures I saw in Vermont. Heating systems are not capable of handling such drastic temperatures. Mine has been working overtime with the cold morning temps and found out yesterday I needed oil for the back up system. Well the last time I ordered oil since switching my system to the heat pump was two years ago but now no oil in the tank for back up. Ugh! Called the oil company and the very nice gentleman said there was no way he could make it to my place until next week. Oh No! Then he said listen to me there is something you can do. Go down get a 5 gallon can and fill it with diesel fuel. You can add that to your tank and it will be fine. Bless that man because I did, added several 5 gallon cans and this morning when I turned up my heat on came the warmth.

Help each other if you can and if you cannot help a smile works wonders along with thank you.

Stay warm!

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Today. Today I embrace my intuition.

This year started with a feeling that this was going to be a grand year, full of new exciting profitable projects and selling my studio home. It is November and I still am waiting for someone to buy this home. I am still waiting to sink my teeth into that new exciting project. I am still living in a place called limbo town. With each hour day and month I have grown more anxious and fearful that my timeline won’t be met. I wake every morning with hope seeking for an answer only to flop into the bed at night totally exhausted and stressed. My body aches from the stress and my mind is on its own continuous loop never disengaging making getting a good nights sleep not so possible. Yet today I got up thinking today is different. Today is different because it is today.

Original Artwork by Laurie Rohner
Nature Art with Quote Garden Wildflower Botanical Watercolor

Today I stop waiting. Today I start doing. Today I start allowing. Today I stop controlling. Today is new and exciting. Today is the project I have searched for starts to give birth. Today when I fall into bed I will be tired not from stress and dreams unrealized but from working and creating in complete synergy of my life. No restrictions. Today I am co-creating my story.

Iris nature art garden watercolor painting a botanical garden original artwork by Laurie Rohner
Iris Watercolor Painting White Botanical Garden Flower

No more thinking it through or is this being realistic? Being realistic and thinking it through got me to this point and well that did not work out to well for me. Today I embrace my intuition, my soul whispers, the little signs you only see when you stop pretending they are not there. Today my belief in the divine plan exists is my guide. Today it all begins, an epic journey, is today your today?

Original oil painting by Laurie Rohner
Oil on canvas titled Autumn begins in Underhill, VT
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Don’t let anything stop you from finding a solution.

Today my monitor for my computer went out. First it works, then it doesn’t. Since I am not a computer savvy person at all not in the least bit and usually end up making things worst I was very upset. This is my life and everything I need to do is on this stupid machine. Anxious annoyed and getting madder by the minute because I did not have the money right now to buy a new monitor. Not only that but have held off upgrading my system till after I moved.

Why?

I knew I had to relax and though I was upset the solution was probably right in front of my face, which it was.

Is it perfect, no. Is it keeping me working and doing what is necessary for my work, oh yes. I have an old relic of a computer that had pictures on it I had meant to copy and load to my newer computer but never got around to doing so. When I was finished I intended to give the old computer to an organization. It is amazing my tardiness is what saved me with this recent dilemma. The old monitor is what I am using now. Not the fabulous LED 22 inch monitor but an old relic and it is fine.

My little fabulous old monitor.

What I am reminded is first how our society is connected in ways we mostly never think twice about. All our work and everything needed to interact with each other is in a machine. When we cannot use it – withdrawal.  Secondly when hit with a problem relax. The problem isn’t going anywhere but the solution needs to be birthed into your consciousness. It took most of my day to see an answer. Just plug in the monitor and see if it works. Wow, it did.

Now the last thing I have to mention is how I view the sites I have changed. I wonder how others see my sites? Is this the way a tablet or laptop sees them?

This is how I see the world Trees Forests Nature and Sunshine.

Path to the Birches Oil on Canvas.
Path to the Birches Oil on Canvas.

We get so locked into the way we view our own world is this the way everyone sees it? Each of us look through eyes but see differently and I for one love that concept. I know I see the world with the eyes of a slightly a skewed artistic world. Never feel I fit in and like that I don’t. In many ways I feel like the outdated monitor I am looking at right now, old discarded but still has lots of life and usefulness. This little monitor I see now with different eyes. Grateful it is still here to help me see a brighter world.

Don’t stop looking for the solution to a problem, the answer will come.

 

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What do you do when things look bleak? Ask for help.

It has been about 2 weeks when my world got really messy. At my lowest point, emotions raw with 6 months of aggravation. Every day starting with the one thought today it will get better and I will be on my way to what it is I want. When you are stuck sometimes the only way to free yourself is to surrender to the negative feelings and ask for help. This is what I found I had to do and through an upsetting time found grace. This is a my story about being a compassionate business person.

Found at pollination.wordpress.com

If you follow me at all you know I have attempted to sell my house. It seems like a decade but it has been a very long time. I first listed it with a realtor in my neighborhood back in 2010 (so long ago) but decided since it was not being shown after 5 months, maybe it wasn’t the right time to sell so I took it off the market. My realtor was aggravated and commented how some realtors charge the seller $3,000 for ending a contract. I never paid and we parted.  I tried to get my art business established and joined a few of the local art councils. It was never the right fit. I needed to move and sell the house. I decided to list the home as a For Sale By Owner again finding this is not the practice in this area either with realtors or the public. I was stubborn and wanted to prove to the area you can do this and sell a house. I marketed and set up a web site but to no avail. Finally I stopped and listed the house with another realtor. I went with a known real estate agency Century 21. The agency never showed the house. I had to micro manage the realtor because it would take weeks for things to be accomplished. The photos were unprofessional and had to supply my own. The information was lacking and most of the time I never heard from the agent. Then one day I received an email stating their office would not be renewing the contract. The sign was removed before I finish reading the very short email. I was dumbfounded. What did I do? and what do I do now.

A week prior I watched Glenn Beck’s show and he was promoting realestateagentsitrust.com. I had sent an email and had received the contact information for a realtor connected to their network. I was skeptical and saw the agency was not very close to my house. Now with what had happened I needed help. I had to call. I spoke to a wonderful professional man named Jason Bramblett.

Greensboro real estate agent
Fabulous person and I highly recommend.

He talked with me. He understood exactly my dilemma. He was too far to help but connected me with another realtor.  Jason is located in the Greensboro area of North Carolina and if you are looking for a realtor you need to call Jason Click Here to Connect. Enter the fabulous Ellen Peric owner of Carolina Farms and Homes.

Within 36 hours I not only was fired from an unproductive, clueless realtor but now had help. Someone actually taking time to help me. I adore Jason and am so grateful he sent me Ellen. My house was listed with a professional realtor. Pictures contracts and all the good stuff a fabulous realtor handles, done. Ellen is what I expect a business person to be, thorough knowledgeable, understanding, and business savvy. She has taken pictures set up a virtual tour and is listing the house in a variety of venues. I am linked with the Real Estate Book so I see what is happening. Ellen also has a fabulous assistant, Paula. You can call her office with any questions and someone will answer you. I know she will do her best and sell this house. She even pays for a home warranty on the house which covers you too. Please if you are trying to sell your home and want someone working at selling your home in Elkin, Mt. Airy, Pilot Mountain area, call Ellen at 336-456-5256  or click here for more information about Carolina Farms.

Call today for your next real estate agent.

These are people who care about the work they do and care about the people they work with and it shows. They excel at their jobs and you know you are dealing with the best talent around. Now you may not sell your home but it is not due to the lack of professionalism by Ellen or Jason. It is reassuring to work with people who share in your beliefs that when you are hired to do a job nothing less than your best will do.

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Even spiritual people get mad.

This summer I have squashed down a raging gurgle because honestly if I let it go I wasn’t sure what would happen. Not to the ones in my in my vicinity but to me on that spiritual level. The more I worked at containing and ignoring the more I depleted  my energy and overall good feelings about my self. It is a problem spiritual followers deal with and it is a false problem.

Found on buzzfeed.com

There is absolutely not one thing wrong with getting mad. Today there is too much in this world to be mad about and by thinking peaceful thoughts is not helping anyone including your self. But releasing those mad angry thoughts in a constructive way (whatever is relevant and matches the situation) works to help you and the world as a whole.

My point is good happy thoughts did not save a good man from being beheaded this past week. Good happy thoughts did not squelch the chaos in Missouri either. Sometimes you have to get mad and fight but be sure what it is you are mad about is based in fact not emotion and certainly not rhetoric.

So why am I mad? I am mad at a man playing President. I am mad at the closed-minded attitudes of people lazy to not explore and find the truth of any situation. I am mad at the media for reporting only stories they are allowed to report (not Fox). I am really made at this lazy entitled attitude that seems to be expanding in a country my deceased father wouldn’t even recognize. All the things fought for by the courage and sacrifices of the greatest generations, now but a few with us to carry on the forgotten story, is replaced with a complacency non-engaging generation of the 60’s mentality. I am mad that entrepreneur’s free thinking work hard values are being forced out leaving a huge vacuum of non-thinker, the government will take care of it thinkers. I am mad that a hand shake means nothing. I am mad at Harry Reid for sitting on 380+ bills sent by both parties because Obama says so (playing around President). I am mad.

You can still hold that wonderful quiet gentle energy inside but the world needs people to start speaking out. We need people naming the evil standing strong and more importantly standing up for every single person who stands for the same belief. A belief that though we may live in different cultures different parts of the world says each individual matters. Not one nation but a world needs to unite. Leaders need to lead and not play golf, Mr. Obama.

I was told I should wake up by someone after I posted something. People are agitated. People are confused. People are angry. I get that because it is how I feel.  I handled it by rooting out truth and discovering what is actually happening. It takes an effort on everyone’s part to seek the truth. Knowledge is powerful. Make an effort and seek out your truth, not mine but your own truth.

 

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Every night our dreams can bring hope.

Your choices of action may be limited—but your choices of thought are not.

—Abraham

Make it a good thought.

What thought do you hold in your heart every day and night? Is it good? Does it make you feel energized? Hold your thoughts safe today and they will blossom tomorrow good or bad so be careful what it is you focus on.

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Discovering a new and wonderful part of your self.

Woodland fairy houses by laurierohner.com
Do you believe there is more?

There is not one thing more thrilling than discovering a new and wonderful part of your self. The familiar energy you feel when you meet an old friend again after years apart only to find you start up exactly where you had left off. Or the wild electrified yet peaceful energy of a hike or walk in the woods alone or with a friend, human or animal. For me the energy of nature has made a big play for my attention for some time and it is like an old friend coming back into my life, this time to stay. I am finding little treats gifts from fairies all around.

For the longest of time I have believed in realms that coexists to ours and fairies nymphs sprites and nature spirits travel back and forth. I also believe the bodies we see are not our true selves but the energy propelling us through the Universe trapped inside these vessels most definitely is who we are. Tap into the ancient energy flow that exists within all of us is the uniting thread between all things and between Spirit and Nature.

Fascinated with the realm of fairies, my creating woodland fairy houses is a gift of gratitude back to these wonderful beings many think of as being fantasy. I spend hours making and cutting the branches so they fit together with notches. Building with no plan but the inspiration nature and the energy coming from the branches provides and found items I have collected on my walks. Time disappears for me in the studio and I am blissfully content working.

If you have some time please come and visit my fairy house studio here at Laurie Rohner Studio. Briar, fairy consultant and dear friend. Tucker, my furry companion, and myself hope you enjoy the visit.

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My nature art with one of my favorite quotes.

Nature art Vermont landscape oil painting of woodland birch trees and an old logging road is an original nature art oil on canvas artwork by Laurie Rohner.

Nature art landscape by Laurie Rohner
Nature art landscape by Laurie Rohner

Moss greens warm browns and white birch bark glisten in the sunlight as you stand looking at a road traveled less.

I would take this path each day with the boys my Standard Poodles on our daily hikes through my property, a peacefulness serene place to walk. While you gaze at the birches you can almost smell the sweet scent of the ferns drifting by on the warm breeze.

Title: Path to the Birches.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Canvas Size: 24 x 24 inches.
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title date signed certificate enclosed on verso.
Unframed.
Ready to hang!

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I choose to be unstoppable.

inspiring quotes and images for you.
Image from stevendavisuk.com

As the sun sets this evening I am listening to a news talk show. What a mixed up world. I could feel the air become stagnant. How many others feel the same? Here is a bit of positive energy coming your way. Focus on what it is in your life you want and do not let anything stop you from getting there. No matter where you are in this big beautiful, sometimes scary, world, you are courageous and unstoppable.