Inspirational, Laurie Rohner, optimistic, passion, Quotes, Thoughts are energy

Why not start improving your life now?

Make up your mind that nothing is more important than how I feel now, because now is everything. Now is the whole enchilada. Now is the power of me. Now, now, now, now, now… You might as well start somewhere, and it might as well be now. Why not start improving your life now, now, now?  – Abraham Hicks

Starting the day food shopping is a great way to feel defeated and aggravated.  The prices are ridiculously high and I can never seem to find what I want from week to week because the store has moved it or decided to not stock the product anymore. Today was no different from any other time and when I finished putting everything away I read this quote. Sometimes you are not read to see and feel and understand the answer the universe is giving us. Within one single delightful moment I understood with heart beaming light out into my world. The answer is me, the answer is you, the answer is the question. How do I feel now and I choose to feel fabulous.

Wanted to share this thought and hope you find the switch to turn on the good feelings so the bad feelings start to dwindle and melt away. I also want to share with you another little work of nature art I have available at Laurie Rohner Studio‘s Between The Weeds Store. I have art for all in varying price ranges and sizes.

Nature Art Botanical Garden Flower Watercolor Original Painting Pink Amaryllis.

Nature Art Botanical Garden Flower Watercolor Original Painting Pink Amaryllis.

Large botanical watercolor painting of a large Pink Amaryllis garden flower is an original nature art hand painted by Laurie Rohner. This painting is elegant and a dramatic work of art.

The bloom is from a bulb I received for a gift one year which I then incorporated the bloom of the flower into a dramatic background of lush jungle greens. I wanted to make this botanical flower gem stand out almost trumpeting its existence at the viewer. A fabulous wonderful work of art for serious botanical nature art collectors.

Title: Dramatic in Pink
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: deep green, pink, coral pink, poppy red, soft yellow, white, cream, minty green.
Paper Type: 140lb rag hand molded watercolor paper
Paper Size: 30 x 22 inches
Image size: 30 x 22 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed date on verso.

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I paint using a process called glazing. It is layering pigments down on top of each other building depth of pigment and emotion through color. The process is labor and time intensive. This painting took about 56hrs to complete. There are about 10 layers of pigment on this painting.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.

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Never have enough money? Live life on purpose.

“When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.” Wayne Dyer, best-selling author, speaker and personal favorite.


Fill your life with the fruits of your dreams and the bowl of prosperity will always be full. Thought these two painted works for those who love living life with fun and whimsy. Great for the summertime atmosphere and those farmhouse cottage kitchens and homes. Available at my shop Between The Weeds and ready to ship today.

Strawberries Watercolor Nature Art Painting Botanical Garden Original Artwork

Painted vintage metal bowl furnishing with red cherries and checker board pattern in black and white on a black painted farmhouse cottage chic metal vintage sifter. The vintage metal sifter is primed and then painted black and bright red cherries decorate the outside with a black and white checkerboard around the bottom rim. This is the old way people used to sift their flour, imagine that.

Use it as a fruit bowl but I think it is great to hold a potted plant or soaps or candles or bills notes or keys. The uses are as many as you can think.

It is sealed with a lacquer.

It measures 8″ in diameter, 3.5″ high and has a 4″handle.
The bottom is 4.5″ wide.

Strawberries Watercolor Nature Art Painting Botanical Garden Original Artwork

Nature art watercolor painting of strawberries picked in a botanical garden titled Summer Strawberries is original artwork by Laurie Rohner.

I love strawberries and don’t my strawberries remind you of warm sunny days ice cream and strawberry shortcake. I bought some strawberries at the market the other day and while washing them decided to take a few to paint. Nice on cold winter days or hot summer days hanging in you cottage farmhouse kitchen porch or loft for a touch of whimsy.

Palette:green, red, umber.

Wall artwork for cottage chic, farmhouse and loft decor.

Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
This is slightly rough thick hand made paper.
Image and Paper size is 7″ x 10″.

Small Fact: The paper is so thick you can attach a ribbon to the back and hang it.