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You don’t have reason to be happy—make it up.

We are really advocates of just getting as happy as you can be—which takes care of everything. Even if you don’t have reason to be happy—make it up. Fantasize it. Make a decision that you’re going to be happy one way or another—no matter what. “No matter what, I’m going to be happy! If I have to ignore everybody; if I have to never watch television again; if I have to never pick up a newspaper again, I’m going to be happy. If I never have to see that person’s face again, I’m going to be happy. If I have to see that person’s face, I’m going to find something to see in that person’s face that makes me happy. I’m going to be happy. I’m going to be happy. I’m going to be happy.” —Abraham

Babbling Brook in Vermont
Babbling Brook in Vermont

This is my happy place. Water intense color and nature all around exploding making my senses alive. This little painting hangs on the wall by my computer. It is a reminder. Where I am and where I need to return to now. Not that exact place but to that feeling and emotion of joy delight and happiness. Simple if you know where the switch is to turn life on. Happy is simple and when you feel happy hold it, explore it, revel in it and know it. When things slip and you become a little doubtful and you will because life is a work always in progress, you can bring up the emotion you now are intimately joined to and happiness will elevate you back to the right path in your life.

Get to know happy and hang on tight for the ride of your lifetime.

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Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold.

“Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult.”“What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.”

Julia Cameron, American teacher, author, artist, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, composer, and journalist. Author of The Artist‘s Way.

I find this quote to be somewhat of a contradiction yet it is probably one of the most honest quotes an artist or anyone can say. Why does the dream of what we want for our lives be the most strenuous and most difficult journey? Because every dream has baggage and it is the baggage we need to let go of to find our dream. That is the challenge and the difficulty we have to overcome. Staying focused on the dream and vision is the goal and releasing the baggage lightens the load. It is then when the doors and windows of your fabulous life fly open. The energy and love of a grateful and abundant Universe says thank you.

The trick or better said the amazing fun thing is focusing moving forward resting when needed and being very clear in your heart what it is you intend. No need to tell everyone you see just keep it between you and your heart. The important energies in this universe will hear you.

Today let me share with you a painting I did of the water trickling down the moss-covered rocks in the serene woodland glade where I happened upon one day. Camera ready photo shot and the energy of this place absorbed. Later this is what I painted, an oil on canvas painting titled ‘Water Oasis’.

Oil on canvas painting by Laurie Rohner Buy at laurierohner.com
Oil on canvas painting by Laurie Rohner Buy at laurierohner.com.

Nature art original oil painting titled Water Oasis is a peaceful landscape painted by Laurie Rohner.

Notice  the moss growing on the rocks and the gazing pool of water in the  foreground and can’t you hear the birds calling in the fauna growing on  the sides of the stream? Imagine you are standing watching the bubbles  form as the water gurgles down the rocks into the gazing pool. Very  serene and peaceful painting and excellent for baths or meditation  rooms.

Palette: yellow, yellow green, violet,blue,sepia,hunter green,pink,leaf green,payne gray,umber.

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

The  painting measures 18 x 18 inches on museum wrapped canvas (1.25″ deep)  with staples hidden on the back with wood. These paintings have  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.

Buy at Laurie Rohner Studio today.