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Live in the fire of your dreams manifestation.

“This life has an infinite number of potentials for you; we live in a made to order Universe. Whatever you believe is possible for you and take consistent action upon is what becomes your reality. If you keep telling yourself that your dream isn’t possible, you will come to find that you are absolutely right.

But my friend, if you draw a line in the sand and tell the Universe that your dreams are a reality RIGHT NOW, and take action as if that were the case, you will come to find that you are absolutely right. The question is how long can you live in the fire of your dreams manifestation?

The price you have to pay to live your dream is facing your deepest darkest fear and the reward you receive from this courageous act is the realization that your fear was an illusion and that your dreams were always real.

So I ask you, my friend, are you willing to go there? Are you willing to sit in fire and sacrifice the comfort of your known world for the potential of something amazing, new and unknown? Don’t you want to find out what’s on the other side of your fear?

Living in fear is so last season, if you want to be happy and really live your dream you have to take a stand and just put yourself out there. You might fail, yes indeed – but, you might, you just might succeed too! Don’t you want to find out? Either way your life will never be the same… Can you handle it?”

– Jackson Kiddard

If you are not where you dream lives within you need to start living in the fire of your dreams manifestation.

Dreams are so much more than just thought. Dreams come from the fire burning within filled with feeling belief and courage. I know every single living being has a dream and it is real and inside you. Fan the embers and let the flame take you to the other side of doubt and fear.

Are you not worth the effort? Live your dream now this minute and watch as you are guided through the door. Do not stop just because it got hard. Keep going because it did.

Vermont Oil Painting Nature Art Woodland Scenic Landscape of Birch Trees Original Artwork
Vermont Oil Painting Nature Art Woodland Scenic Landscape of Birch Trees Original Artwork

A fabulous Vermont woodland scenic landscape oil painting titled Birches is original nature art by Laurie Rohner.  These birch trees stand against the blue skies painted on 6 x 6 inch panel and comes 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 any original art collectors home.

Title:Birches
Medium: Oil on Board
Palette: Navy, white,orange,new leaf green, sky blue, yellow, green.
Panel Size: 6 x 6 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title date signed on verso.
Unframed.

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.

I ship everywhere please before you order ask for international shipping actual charge to your location. The price for shipping everywhere is only an estimate.

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Take the next step.

When you realize that things are not nearly as bad as they might have been, you have taken the first step toward working your way through any problem.

What you cannot do is stop and never take the next step on your journey towards the abundance or success you want in your life. Staying focused on the energy of your own life is imperative to moving forward. Life will test you more and more as you start to move away from the lower energies of negative thinking but is always giving you tools to elevate your self and life.

Botanical Nature Art
Pink Peony Oil on Canvas Original Nature Art

Botanical oil on canvas painting of a garden flower titled Single Pink Peony is original nature art painted by hand of Laurie Rohner.

Title: Single Pink Peony
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Palette: petal pink, soft cream, red, raspberry, deep green oxide, hunter green, umber, soft green.
Canvas Size: 10 x 10 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title, signed, date, information on card enclosed on verso.
Unframed.
Ready to hang!

The painting measures 10 x 10 inches on wrapped canvas (3/4″ deep) with staples hidden under wood on the back. 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.

Today I found a great post from Lisa Jacobs about running a handmade business but I think her wonderful advise pertains to anything you want to achieve in life. Great read and advise so check it out here.

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Embrace the responsibility of success is my focus today, is it for you?

Faith provides the courage to embrace the responsibility of success, and the strength to overcome the discouragement of failure.  -Alan Malizia, a Contagious Optimism coauthor

Nature Art by Laurie Rohner
Nature Art by Laurie Rohner

Let me introduce myself, I am Laurie Rohner. I like to think of myself as a creator builder and designer of beautiful functional art. My work encompasses many different medium including watercolor oil and acrylic painting on paper canvas and wood. When I create my art I feel a synergy between myself and nature and that energy or spirit is infused into my work. I often think I am not the one creating but the vessel in which the creation comes forth. 

Visit my studios for original nature art and painted furniture with nature inspired designs. Painted Furniture Studio or Laurie Rohner Studio

 

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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.
Unframed.

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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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Recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

Pastures Below Mt Mansfield by Laurie Rohner.

Vermont oil painting of a scenic mountain landscape is original nature art hand painted by Laurie Rohner titled Pastures Below Mt. Mansfield. A realistic Vermont landscape is an original oil painting.

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.

Title: Pastures Below Mt. Mansfield.

Medium: Oil on Canvas

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

Canvas Size: 10 x 10 inches.

Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title date signed certificate enclosed on verso.

Unframed.

Ready to hang!

This painting along with others are available at pixel.com. Prints and phone covers are available.

 

 

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Finding your happiness, improve your reality.

“There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.” Jodi Picoult

“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Finding your happiness.

We may live on this gorgeous wonderful planet but we struggle to find happiness. It is true when you see what your reality of your life is and connect to life lowering your expectations can never be part of any equation. Look for the truth in all things and you will be amazed how happy and freeing you will become. The truth is you are part of an amazing Universal plan that you alone designed. Recognize what it is you alone excel at, the thing you do with absolute ease, your talent, and stick with it for this will bring you satisfaction and ultimately happiness.

White Lilies Original Watercolor by Laurie Rohner.
White Lilies Original Watercolor by Laurie Rohner.

Discovering.

Today I discovered a truth many do not like to see. Being lied and manipulated by incorrect information is something we all dislike. This feeling is not one I will hold onto but want to share with those who keep believing they can make their etsy shops work. Thinking if only I do this or join this e-course for answers or you need to change pictures headings or descriptions to succeed. The simple truth is etsy caters to those who bring etsy the money in sales and they do not care if it is handmade or not. So stop lowering your expectations and selling your work for less than it is worth and focus on how to produce the absolute best product you can for people who want it.

I recently experimented with etsy sections (you know the categories on the side) on the main page. I paint watercolors and I have sold several recently so I wanted to see what would happen. I clicked the art link then the watercolor link and the first second and third pages never change. Same people same art. So I thought maybe this work is recent and just added to the massive collection of prints being sold under the umbrella of handmade original art. What I discovered is no. Now if I do my individual search I come up with my work and some other gorgeous original work by other artists I also never saw on the etsy main page for watercolor under art.

I want to share this new discovery.

There are some awesome artist on etsy but they are being weighed down by the print market and the resellers on this infamous site of do what we say unless we say it is OK to cheat. People who have sold with etsy for a long time are jumping ship and establishing other means to show their work. Somewhere this site lost its vision and why it was started in the beginning and because they did many more are feeling the effects with less views and dismal sales. It is a ripple effect that is not going to stop and eventually the wonderful handmade site for handmade creative work will be no more. That makes me sad.

I am an artist and I do beautiful custom work in many different mediums. I was born with this talent and I am not going to lower my expectation of what my work can bring me because of one over rated store site. I am not sour (though it may sound like it) about this site but reality finally set in. I can do better. I see the truth about this site. How much it can do for me? Not very much.

Establish yourself and create your own web presence.

I am in control of my happiness by working on my talents and I control how my talents are shown to others. I am competing only against me to improve and become a better person and better artist. This is why I am investing my time in developing my web site. Promote only my work and gain more time to enjoy life.

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Stop looking at how can I and say I can.

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.”  – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

There was a time a very short time ago I thought this was an absolute truth and then last weekend I had a visitor. Someone I had not seen or heard from for many years. We would spend hours conversing about life little mysteries and how we assumed the Universe worked and didn’t work.

Again I found our conversations to lean towards how meditation and being in silence within yourself will lead to your purpose. Though so many do follow with this thinking , so many never feel they understand what their purpose is and feel somehow guilty they don’t get it. There are mistakes made and not all events are blessings. Are there coincidences to the working of your life? Absolutely not. Experiences are not for us to learn from but to feel and expand the world we create. Athletes call it getting in the zone while an artist might refer to it as getting in touch with their muse. What it is simply stated is being in connection to the working energy of an expanding creating intelligent consciousness some call God, Universe or Divine Goddess. I find it humorous when we try to name this huge wonderful amazing energy of thought energy and emotion, there really is no name to convey it all.

As a working artist I try to get my work out to people who might enjoy my work. Another part of my life is selling this home I live in at the moment. Both are very frustrating and I see very little coming from much work. A house sells a few doors down from my home and I feel horrible and I check in to my Etsy shop to find another disappointment. My visitor reminded me that not all things happen the way you expect them to and not all things happen right when you want them to. Maybe there is something you need to do still in this place something I am not aware of yet. I needed to learn to trust the Universe and above all trust I will get to where I want to go in time. I needed to trust myself. It all came down to trust.

I have tons of faith and hope but lack in the key to allowing things to form and work for me in my life. Trust is the thread that binds it together. Trust is being vulnerable and open. Now I am working on trust. I look for the little subtle signs my visitor said to look for and I see the signs are slight whispers, usually having nothing to do with what you are doing but they catch your eye or attention. I am learning to trust my gut, my intuition, my connection to the energy around and within me. I am finding a new sense of fun thrill and excitement with every new day, and at my age that is pretty awesome.

Let me finish with stop looking for a purpose and get out and live, feel touch and be the best you. You are going to fail and you are going to make mistakes. Get over it and look for the sign posts that guide you along your unique path. Stop looking at how can I and say I can. You will always get to where you are supposed to be because you intended it that way. Have fun doing it.

Nature Art Black Eyed Susan Daisy Botanical Garden Flower Original Watercolor

Available at Laurie Rohner Studio
Available at Laurie Rohner Studio

Botanical garden watercolor original painting titled Black-Eyed Susan in the Field. A watercolor of detailed woodland wildflowers painted by Laurie Rohner.

Bright summer botanical garden or wildflowers beam out at you off the paper. Cheery happy and spirit lifting for a summer farmhouse cottage.

My watercolor technique is glazing a process where I layer pigments on top of each other creating depth and realism in my paintings. This painting has up to 10 layers. I love the opaqueness and luminosity I achieve so that the flowers make you want to reach out and touch them.

Title: Black-eyed Susans in a Field.
Image size 8″ X 10 “.
This painting is on paper and comes to you unframed.

 

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Inspiring you, see who you are.

“Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.”

Eckhart Tolle

 

“Someone who takes the time to understand their relationship with source, who actively seeks alignment with their broader perspective, who deliberately seeks and finds alignment with who-they-really-are, is more charismatic, more attractive, more effective, and more powerful than a group of millions who have not achieved this alignment.”

Esther Hicks

Unknown origin but so inspiring.
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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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Decide what your highest priorities are and have courage.

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically – to say ‘no’ to other things.  And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.  The enemy of the ‘best’ is often the ‘good.’”  Stephen Covey, best-selling author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

All my life I have heard how lucky I was to be an artist. I hated hearing those words because the words belittle the work of any creative being. Knowingly or not people who work in the creative fields tend to have low self-esteem, constantly seeking out affirmation that there work, which for many artists there soul expression, matters. Artists seek confirmation in various ways and often those ways come up short. What I have learned is to decide if your work is important to you and are you doing everything you can to produce the best work every time you create. If so then the next step is to mark your highest priorities and have the courage your soulful true self knows what it is doing.

Having faith in the world or in your religious belief is fine but knowing the big yes inside on an intimate level is everything. The divine universe requires nothing but a decision and a plan for you to achieve everything. Being good enough is not an option in my life anymore but being the ‘best’, I am sweetly smiling. This does not mean I am the best at what I do but I do the best I can for myself every time. Saying no when you know that one thing does not fit your priorities in your life. Instead of blindly looking at the IPad or talking to a friend via the Smartphone say no and work at you and your life. You are worth the effort and you are the only one who is the best at being you.

So why did I hate hearing how lucky I was to be an artist? Because it is easy to give up and follow the norm in life, get a real job, work every day mindlessly, get married, have the kids, and you can always paint as a hobby. No I cannot and I tried for years to do just that, failing miserably. I work very hard at my job. This is not easy. This is not fun. This IS fulfilling and purposeful work. Many years of study is applied to a creative work.  Art is serving the soul in each of us. Art speaks to the soul and through the soul it speaks to all creation. It is why people say his or her work speaks to me. I work to feed the creative energy shared by all things. That is the burning ‘yes’ inside every creative person. My work matters, and your work matters. Remember when you head off to the office or to the studio or to the kitchen to tend to your family to do your absolute best and never less. Not THE absolute best, YOUR absolute best.

A new woodland fairy house sculpted by the hand of Laurie Rohner.

Garden Fairy House Woodland Cottage Bedroom Custom Handmade

New 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.

One of a kind custom sculpted Garden Fairy House Woodland Cottage Bedroom with fairy furniture is handmade by Laurie Rohner.

Once upon a time fairies created this fairy house for your garden or cottage. Woodland Fairies were delighted with what the fairies created. Think of the happy joyful energy that will surround your home and your life when you add this fairy cottage to your house.

Note: All my houses are blessed by a fairy.