My watercolor painting is an original botanical garden nature art painting of red poppies, wildflowers and garden flowers in shades of red and pinks with a touch of purple and a few white daisies. The title of this whimsical painting is Red Poppies by Laurie Rohner. Each flower is painted by hand and then I apply ink. This is a delightful whimsical botanical illustration and is affordable.
Title: Red Poppies
Medium: Watercolor and Ink on Paper
Palette: green, pinks, soft green,lavender,sky blue,purple.
Paper: 140lb. rag paper.
Image/Paper size is 6 x 6 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
I am a big believer in the field of energy always swirling around us, through us, and emitting from us. Thoughts actions and nature makes up part of the field. What is believed in our minds and hearts can manifest in our lives and world – good or bad. In effect bad things do not happen they are created by ourselves or others. There is no random cause and effect. So once I absorbed the thought, idea and wisdom of this new concept – for me that is – I started receiving different information about how to live differently.
The very first action anyone should do is clean up your thoughts. It is amazing how the people and your life changes. The toxic people tend to start to disappear. In their place comes interesting new wonderful people. I found nature even changed. Birds start to show up around the house which is something I love. Best of all is you feel lighter and better about you.
Second is clean your home. Get rid of all that stuff cluttering your life. It only holds you down. How can you fly under all that weight?
The next action I do is take a white candle and burn it. I visualize what I envision my life. From that flame I light a white sage smudge stick and walk around my house asking my guide and angels to guide me, protect me and to release all negative energies from my life. I love the smell of sage but opening up some windows helps to move the negative energy out. Be sure to work counterclockwise and smudge all windows doors and each level of your home. End your smudging with thanking your guide and angels, bless the energies a safe and wonderful journey and stub out the sage smudge stick.
It is all anyone can do, the best they can. I am amazed at the amount people are happy with not doing and when someone calls them out on a mediocre job they are indignant. How dare you! Not me. Or I am doing what everyone else is doing so why do any more? Do the most. Do the best. Do all you can with not one reward. Do it because you will not do anything halfway. Do it for yourself. There is a great feeling of doing the best you can.
Why am I saying this? After a couple of weeks switching up my web sites, changing around my internet/TV service and still having a house on the market it struck me. I worked with many people from all around the world (not by choice) and not one person could give me a straight answer. Is it me? Or did the human race become complacent and stop doing their best.
Working for yourself is difficult. Working as an artist/designer/entrepreneur at times daunting, for one person wearing too many hats can be tiring. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have had to learn web designing marketing and promoting products and myself in a world where texting is more used than the spoken word. You adapt and you work hard at always giving it (your business) your best. Whatever the business is if you are marketing selling promoting and creating an agreement with someone then YES do your best.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What better way could anyone spend money than back into the economy which gives more people work? What you call your economy is the exchange of human Energy. And so, think back a few hundred years about what your economy was in this nation. And what has changed? Have more resources been trucked in from other planets? Or have more people, over more time, just identified more things that they desire — and the Nonphysical Energy that is endless and infinite supplies that? We never hear any of you say, “Well, I have been well for so many years, that I’ve decided that I’m going to be sick for a while to allow some other people to be well.” Because you know that whether you’re well or not doesn’t have anything to do with them not getting enough wellness. You’re not using up the wellness and depriving them of it. And it is the same thing with the abundance. People that have managed to find vibrational harmony with abundance, so that it is flowing to them and through them — are not depriving anyone else of that abundance.
I love that image of trucks appearing from other worldly planets bringing more ‘stuff’ because we here want more ‘stuff’. I also have often thought if the economy is shrinking than where is the stuff going? Could it be just a misconception by humans? I am slowly believing that attitude has to change in every person alive. Think of how many us suffer because we think someone else has more and we need to redistribute the wealth and get our fair share. What a ridiculous assumption? We have the precise amount we think we should have. We the individual create that feeling or vibration. Eliminate the need to have more replacing that need with a thought of how would I feel if with no attachment and watch what will happen. What you receive may be so much more than what you thought you needed in the beginning.
Woodland Fairy House is one of a kind whimsical sculpted hanging basket fairy house. I altered this woven twig basket turned it on its side and placed branches in the back. Along the bottom is an enchanted magical fairy vignette with chairs cut from branches and stools by tables with moss and pine cones lichen and sea glass tucked in the nooks. My woodland fairy vignette is a fun piece for any age.
Basket size is 13 – 18 inches and 4 inches deep.
“You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you’re still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself.” ~Frederick Terral
Landscape Watercolor Nature Art Summer Shore with Clouds
Watercolor on board landscape of the shore line with a hint of the ocean beyond and sea grasses. This nature art painting is titled Summer Days. The clouds and sky are a mix of storm and blue sky. Remember those days at the shore when you cannot figure out rain or shine? The sun shines down in one spot illuminating part of the shore.
Medium: watercolor on board
Palette: cobalt blue, lt. ultramarine blue, ochre, red, leaf green, lt. chromium yellow, white
Image and Board size: 10 x 16 inches.
Signed on front – Laurie Rohner
Signature date and tile en verso.
“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” ~Jack London
There was a time when I delighted in sitting in a hot tub in New Jersey. One night while relaxing across the night sky shot a ball of fire, a superb meteor a fiery blaze of large spectacular beauty. I can still see it vividly in my mind’s eye. In all its wonder did the Universe put on a show just for me. I never heard or read anything about a meteor which I thought how could anyone miss it but not one word said or written. Maybe it was a private showing?
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.