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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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Nature is a wonderful teacher. Are you a student?

Image compliments of http://www.elephantjournal.com

Here are two great quotes to share. Take a walk in the woods and enjoy nature this summer. Disconnect from all the gadgets and enjoy. It is cheap and easy to do.

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Overcoming a stereotype, women can’t fix lawnmowers. Wrong!

Last weekend I fixed my lawnmower. I think it has to do with being an artist and loving to tinker with things or maybe my Dad teaching me about engines but whatever the reason I knew I could figure it out. My Toro 1999 Push Mower was starting to putter and lawnmower lose power and I knew I hadn’t done a good job of taking care of it. I pulled out the product manual and started to investigate what I could do.

This is going to be me no doubt. Thank you for the image at www.independent.co.uk

First I replaced the spark plug which some arrogant good old boy sold me two weeks earlier with the correct size and make. Then I remembered my Dad saying every engine needs to breath and replaced the air filter. I pulled off this part and that part cleaning them off. I put everything back and pulled the cord to hear my little mower start with one pull and purred. I had a huge smile on my face and great satisfaction. Me a 50 something woman got her mower purring and there wasn’t a man anywhere to be seen.

These days politics keep saying there is women’s inequality and I say women need to get their hands dirty and fix the mower. How can we (women) ever expect the same respect in work and in life if women keep dividing the work into men and women jobs. I knew the good ol’ boy sold me the wrong spark plug but didn’t have the energy at that time to argue with him. When I questioned the size and he said they come in all sizes but this will work would he have done this with a man? Maybe but maybe not.

Whatever you set out to accomplish, overcome, expand who you are by your own perception of the world do so with a belief the answer is there, ready for you to take and run with, making you a better more aware awesome being.

Image from https://www.pinterest.com/ticholetierra29

Women are awesome creatures but it is women who put the restraints on women because women believe there is a problem. I don’t have a problem with men or women but have a huge problem with humans telling me there is one. It doesn’t matter what the issue is once you believe there is an issue than for you there is an issue. I choose to live with as little constraints as I can and it started with me deleting the thought there is a problem. If you look at all things as lessons to be solved it makes those problems not as big and more manageable.

The next time something breaks in the house try to fix it and think how happy your spouse might be. Maybe he will clean the toilet in return. It could happen!

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And the veil gets thinner.

I love this time of year and not just because the leaves shine in an array of gorgeous color. Number one reason is I love ghosts, spooky things that go bump in the night  and whispers you hear in the air. This is the time of year when the veil between our realities gets thinner. You catch a glimpse of a shadow in the corner of your eye and tell yourself it was nothing. Maybe you hear someone talking low and barely audible only to say it must be coming from outside or next door but of course some reason certainly not a spirit or ghost. This is a common occurrence in my world and I have come to accept it as normal. I think you would call that being an Intuit but it is just being a bit more sensitive to energy around you.  I also have great respect for the things I cannot see and never play around with spirit games such as séance and Ouija  boards. I accept their presence it is real. I think of these spirits as guides ancestors and angels and they are here to aid and help us. It is only when you open the portals and gates to dark negative energies that negative spirit enters. Unfortunately it is not a game and the negative energy can now hang out and play. I wonder if you know how many spirits and guides are with you at this moment? You may be surprised.

Below find a few watercolor art cards of my original watercolors for you to enjoy. They have a Halloween feel.

watercolor black crow art card
Nature Art Bland Card Original Watercolor Illustration Woodland Crow Black Bird.

Title: Crow
Card size: 5″ x 7″ inches
Medium: Winsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors on 140lb Strathmore card with deckled edges on card and envelope. .
Blank inside, each original art card comes with an envelope.

Nature Art Blank Card Watercolor Illustration Woodland Bird Titled Bertram A Barred Owl.

Title: Bertram A Barred Owl
Card size: 5″ x 7″ inches
Medium: Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors on 140lb Strathmore card with deckled edges on card and envelope. .
Blank inside, each original art card comes with an envelope.

Woodland Nature Art Watercolor Jack in the Pulpit Flower Illustration Blank Card Original Artwork

Artwork Title: Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Card size: 5 x 7 inches
Medium: Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors on 140lb Strathmore cream card with deckled edges on card and envelope. .
Blank inside, each original art card comes with an envelope.

All of my watercolors are made with the finest archival quality materials – Strathmore Watercolor Paper and Windsor and Newton Artists Quality Watercolors – and professionally packaged to arrive safely.

Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors are renowned for their superior color permanence, balance and amazing color range.

All my art cards including this artwork are original miniature watercolors suitable for framing, enjoy them in your home or send as a unique gift to that special someone.

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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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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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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.

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Are you allowing abundance to appear in your life?

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.

—Abraham

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.

whimsical hanging basket fairy houses nature art by Laurie Rohner
One of a kind Woodland Fairy House

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.
Weight: 2lbs

Woodland Custom Fairy House
Close up of the Fairy Basket House

 

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All that a belief is, is a thought that you keep practicing.

The thought that you think, you think, which attracts to it; so you think it some more, which attracts to it; so you think it some more. In other words, when you have an expectation, you’ve got a dominant thought going on, and Law of Attraction is going to deliver that to you again, and again and again. And you say “The reason that I believe this, is because it is true.” And we say, the reason that you believe it, is because you’ve practiced the thought. All that a belief is, is a thought that you keep practicing.

—Abraham

What is the dominant thought you have about your self? your life? your work? your ability to succeed? Think long and answer truthfully and if the answer does not align to what you want/desire change the thought and belief. This is why affirmations are great because with practice you change your belief.

Image from rishikajain.com