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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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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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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.

 

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Vibrate the Cosmos, the Cosmos shall clear the Path.

Five Laws for Our Times:

 

1. Recognize that the other person is you.

 

2. There is a way through every block.

 

3. When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.

 

4. Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.

 

5. Vibrate the Cosmos, the Cosmos shall clear the Path.

 

 

Yogi Bhajan, popularized Kundalini Yoga in the West.

Vermont Oil Painting Original Scenic Landscape Artwork by Laurie Rohner Mt Mansfield
Vermont Original Scenic Landscape Oil Painting by Laurie Rohner.

Vermont Original Scenic Landscape Oil Painting by Laurie Rohner.
A realistic Vermont landscape original oil painting is titled Pastures below Mt Mansfield. I painted this detailed scenic landscape on a 10″ x 10″ stretched canvas.

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.

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

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

The painting measures 10 X 10 inches on wrapped canvas (3/4″ deep) with staples on the back. The painting has a 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.

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.

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