Monday, December 31, 2012

First Romance

Fall in love with your creations. 
Mothers, Lovers, Artists and Seekers,
Be your creations
Curl up into yourself and find your voice in Spirit;
Ring the bells of experience,
Allow your life to mirror your existence.
Be true to your vows of creation.
Fall in love with yourself. 
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Inspired by,
Suzanne Vega:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKTzUBvPV3w

For motivation and an inspiring voice, please follow the link below!
SUZANNE VEGA: Idea and Creation Most Thrilling
Suzanne offers this personal piece of advice to aspiring writers: “Keep going. Keep all those things that people think are weird about you. Those things that people try to correct. Figure out what works for you. And just keep going for it, even if it takes 10 years or 12 years or 15 years. If you have a vision, then you’ll just have to keep going.”
- Vega

Toronto Showing at Gallery 1313, Jan 9-20, 2013. Click Exhibit link for more details!


Title                Fair Hair Dame (2012) (Original, not copied)
Artist              Andrea Currie
Medium         Black ink on textured watercolour paper
Size                 15x17

Description:
Dense yet light,
Infallible likeness to someone you know. 
I am charmed by her silhouette,
Longing for her smile.
Simple is a mystique,
Beautiful is her voice.

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Copyright 2012, PomonaLIFE, all rights reserved
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For more information about my upcoming show in Toronto,
please click the link below.  Thank you for your support!
Be well,
~ a.

In context, quote of the day:

Life is =
Opportunity to evolve in the direction of truth, goodness, beauty and harmony.
- Deepak Chopra

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

WorkInProgress: Truth

"People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”
- Jim Morrison
WorkInProgress
"Truth"
17x22
Pen ink on textured watercolour paper.
3 Hours
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How do you know you're on the right path?

Every choice is either going to enhance your spirit, or deplete your spirit. - Caroline Myss
 

Published on Jun 24, 2012
Author Caroline Myss says each of us has a sacred contract—a set of assignments our soul was meant to complete. Here, she shares a list of telltale signs that you are fulfilling your divine potential in life. Plus, watch as Oprah has an aha! moment during their conversation about being true to herself.
 

Theme of the Day:

Mount the stallion of love and do not fear the path, love’s stallion knows the way exactly. With one leap, Love’s horse will carry you home.
 - Rumi
Was a 13th-century Persian poet and mystic.
Brought to you by:
The Daily Love, Mastin Kipp

Breath of Fire

Every morning, I find myself falling from my dream carnival into Life's pleasing ache of awareness. Striving for energy and clarity, I surface like an angel with clipped wings and bruised feet.  I realize quickly, every morning, that this is not my most graceful few moments.  Lured with coffee and the acknowledgment of another full day of creative juice ahead of me, I unravel myself from the strings of sleep's cradle. 
 
What I do while my French Press is steeping... 
 
Kundalini Yoga Meditation: Ego Eradicator
(Demonstrated by Anne Novak)
 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Love Creates

"Truth"
WorkInProgress
1 Hour
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To create change in your life, create Me time.

"When I know how to heal my heart, I can heal a community." - Ryan&Riley

Work Station. Channel: http://gabbyb.tv/
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Crafty Hour

Finding an old picture frame, I sanded and painted it, then put a little doodle inside. ~ a.

 
 
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"Of course there are many ways we can reuse something. We can dye it. We can cut it. We can change the buttons. Those are other ways to make it alive..."
- Issey Miyake

On the horizon

It is never enough to look at a thing once, always try a different perspective. - anon

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Take my breath away

There is a scene from a memory, it is blurry and isolating. I am alone on a street, looking for a recognizable shadow. 
When I find it, I am soothed; however, I am never the same again.
Embrace your shadows.
~ a.
 
 
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Out of context, quote of the day:

... "what a perfect relationship, I can't see him, and he can't see me..."
-Judy Holliday, Bells are Ringing, 1960.

 
A telephone operator falls in love with a man who she only knows as a voice on the phone.
Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark.

Desire while I work

As I work, I map my desires - as I draw, I outline my work.  Purpose is a fire in the belly, fueled by words, voices and perspectives.
To motivate your life - one of my inspiring resources will soon be one of yours.
Danielle LaPorte.
~a.
 

Page 210
The Fire Starter Sessions, LaPorte, 2012
 
"Kings"
WorkInProgress
Black pen on heavy watercolour paper
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Don't ask me any questions, just believe me.

You have to have confidence in yourself.  I don't even know you and I have confidence in you.
- Judy Holliday, Bells are Ringing, 1960
 
Boxing Day Work Station.
"Fair Hair Dame"
WorkInProgress
6.5Hrs
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Boxing day is pyrography

My brother introduced me to a new medium this Christmas. 
What will I put a tree on next?!
~ a.
 
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Pyrography or pyrogravure is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning.
The term means "writing with fire", from the Greek pur (fire) and graphos (writing). It can be practiced using specialised modern pyrography tools, or using a metal implement heated in a fire, or even sunlight concentrated with a magnifying lens.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrography

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” - Charles Dickens

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Northern Petals

Happy Holidays ~ a.
 
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Christmas for all

“Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more....”
- Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
 
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Something for the eggnog

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa,
I left you a little something under the tree.
See you tomorrow,
~ a. 
 
 
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

If anything, I am productive

Sunday is a day of productively 'relaxing,' with a to-do list that is both random and filling.  While I scratch off the itches of the need-to's for the upcoming week, I take a moment and google names from Cinema's resume and find humorous distractions to listen to while I work.

THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW -- Full Episode - Rock Hudson and Nancy Walker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNKNv3mXcYI

 
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My version of a Christmas card, smells like school glue and looks authentic.
 
 
WorkInProgress....
Craft time!
~ a.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

WorkInProgress: Fair Hair Dame

I gave you life so you could live it.
- Mama, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Black pen on watercolour paper.
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Theme of the Day:

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
- Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
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Friday, December 21, 2012

12/21/12

Around the corner is Christmas, and home.
New beginnings are seasonal.
New beginnings are internal.
Home is the cocoon of creation.
Home is internal.
~a.
 
 
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant, 1997.

Trimmings at The Tremont

Seasonally elegant.
~ a.
 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Art is organic. What is the worst thing that can happen?

Drinking and drawing.  Painting with colour. Oopsie ~ a.

An 80$ bottle of organic wine never looked so good.
Work in Progress.
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Paul-André Leblanc

Real or make believe, you decide.
I am on a journey, filled with inspiring thoughts, images and creative voices.  Along the way, paved with friends, family and new perspectives, I am given these gifts of pictures, links and words.  I have found many artists, authors and poets to look up to and into.  
I am grateful to be a part of this journey.
Live in the world like you created it.
~ a.
 
The Man Who Makes Trees
 


A naked tree, dormant, well planted on a stone and the illusion is almost perfect.
We think of Japanese gardens to bonsai, all these miniature replicas of our universe.
Paul-André Leblanc, he made trees. It saves the smelter and copper wire gets lost otherwise, and with the copper itself from the earth he trees.
His sculptures stand on a table or on a pedestal, and irresistibly eye-catching. Every tree and branch are different.
One can imagine the sap flowing, you can see the trunks with every whim of their youth or wrinkles of the aging process.
Paul-André Leblanc
 2012 All rights reserved. Design by Free Spirits Communications

Divine Feminine

Whenever in doubt, Ask.
Normal is a state of mind.
~ a.
 
{photo by: Dr. Young}
((hehe))

Lex Loses Her Locks

Thank you for the link to this inspiring video Mrs Gallagher. And Thank you Lex for your efforts, bold and bald ~ you are stunning!
~a.


Published on Oct 25, 2012
A teacher at St. Clement's School shaves her head and donates her long hair to Wigs for Kids, after she was challenged to raise over $40,000 for the CIBC Run for the Cure, benefiting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. If you enjoyed this video, please consider supporting your local cancer charity.

CREDITS: Song and Image Reference -- Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye (feat. Kimbra). I do not own rights to this song, but it is "fair use" for educational purposes and raising awareness for breast cancer within our school community.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Calendar 2013 & Barber Glass Ind. Inc.

 
There are links and avenues which we sometimes see, but most often we are too preoccupied with our daily chores to look for these visible ties. However, in my daily wanderings for my project for CBCF, I have found a neat relation.
 
(Yes it’s a bit of a stretch, but it reminded me of a few things I still have yet to do.)

Recently I was in New York and visited the very inspiring MOMA. And wouldn't you know, Barber Glass is affiliated with such an ah-rousing building.
 

Yesterday I dropped by the studio of Barber Glass to pick up the donations and the remaining calendars I had left. I am extremely grateful for the team at Barber Glass Industries Inc. who have helped me promote my project. With support like this, we have raised $4500 for CBCF.
Thank you again!

Since 2013 is just around the corner, please consider purchasing your Calendar 2013 to make sure your daily chores are organized... ;o)

Order online, on the right side of the screen today.  Or, the following store locations are carrying Calendar 2013:

Georgian Hills Vineyards, Ontario
Garden's Nest, Collingwood, ON
Bruce Wine Bar, Thornbury, ON
Elements Yoga, Wasaga Beach, ON
Organic Bliss Studio, Whistler, BC
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Divine Joy

Change with change.
Grow with change.
Prosper with change.

WorkInProgress
"Wizard Warrior"
5 hrs
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Out of Context, Man on Woman:

I heard about this today. I was taken back. That's part of the belief.
- Sideways, 2004.

NYC. Dream Sequence.
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Friday, December 14, 2012

I am inspired.

Lazarus took the time today to chat about his work.  I met him at his art studio at The Tremont, in Collingwood.  Layering art with intention creates style.  Giving a voice to nature is colourful and textured.  Lazarus, I am inspired.  Thank you for your perspective, style and creativity.
What a gift.
~ a.


What is going on tomorrow?

The Tremont
80 Simcoe Street, Collingwood, ON
 
 
The historic Tremont is featuring guest artists in new main floor Artspace.
Come check out this unique and authentic display of art.
 
Something for everyone ~ guaranteed.
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Post Traumatic Growth:

Life doesn't happen to you, it happens for you.
- Tony Robbins

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Climb over the wall

Tedx Talks allow me to doodle with purpose.
I listen while I draw and I am always inspired.
For example,
if you're in the mood for a change, or you're changing your mood,
here's a useful site to encourage you to rethink your professional path.
~ a.
 


Published on Nov 29, 2012
Scott Dinsmore's mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpe-LKn-4gM&feature=g-high-rec

Fulfillment

There are two things that make you feel alive:
Growing & Giving.
- Tony Robbins

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Made by Andrea

Christmas Cards & Bare Tree Cards
(Blank on the inside. Colour insert, reusable card!)
 
$5 ea.
5 for $20.
+ shipping.
 
 
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I'm working on my blueprint:

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Tony Robbins: Create a new story
Published on Mar 14, 2012
Tony Robbins - Create a New Story : http://www.TonyRobbinsLive.com
Unleash the Power Within is Anthony Robbins' cornerstone