Thursday, January 22, 2015

ASCEND

Claria Ink, marker pens, acrylic paint, Strathmore paper, 8.5"x11"

ASCEND

Our individualized Universe is forever complete, yet forever completing itself, in order that every experience may teach us to transcend some previous one, in ever ascending cycles, upward bound.  Ernest Holmes

When I think positively and constructively, then I ascend to a higher place in my awareness.  When I think in terms of solutions rather than problems, then I am rising above the circumstances and connecting with the energy of Spirit.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

ARTIST


Claria Ink, marker pens, Strathmore paper, 8.5x11"
ARTIST
As the artist communes with the essence of beauty and gives birth to form so our minds should commune with the Divine Presence. –Ernest Holmes

As an artist I create beautiful objects because I love the process of doing it and I love it when people respond in a positive way.  So, I think that anyone can take whatever talent they have to create something new as a way of enjoying life and sharing with others.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Art

Claria Ink, marker pens, acrylic paint, Strathmore paper

…every act in the life of the individual is that such an individual may express himself.  For instance, the love of a mother for her children, a man for his wife, a patriot for his country, a preacher for his religion, an artist for his art, all of these are but ways of self-fulfillment.  This is legitimate self-expression. –Ernest Holmes

Art—what is art?  To me, it is drawing, painting, quilting, plus sculpture—anything society feels is creative.  Actually, I think anything which I can do really well is an art.  There is an art to having a great relationship, running a business or having a beautiful household and garden. I consider the “Art of Living” to be the best one of all!

Friday, December 19, 2014

APPRECIATION

Claria Ink, marker pens, acrylic paint, Strathmore paper
The only news we have of Heaven has come through the consciousness of men, and to those few who have penetrated the veil of illusion and entered the realms of deeper reality, we owe a debt that cannot be paid in any other terms than those of appreciation and thanksgiving.
I appreciate myself.  I am so happy to be alive.  I appreciate my family and friends, the food I eat, the clothes I wear.   I appreciate the work I do.  When I practice appreciation, my life works and I feel good.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

APPLICATION

Claria Ink, marker pens, Strathmore paper
We should be able to look at a wrong condition with the knowledge that we can change it.  The realization that we have this ability must be gained by the application of our knowledge.
 –Ernest Holmes
I have read hundreds of books and taken numerous classes and workshops about personal and spiritual growth over the years.  Now, after all of the time gathering information and filling in the empty spaces of ignorance, I am learning to apply what I have learned.  I have gone from having concepts in my head, to having love in my heart.  The application of all of the information seems so simple when it all comes down to Love and Kindness.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ANSWER

Claria Ink, marker pens, Strathmore paper
Every problem is primarily mental, and the answer to all problems will be found in Spiritual Realization.  –Ernest Holmes
Spirit always answers me.  I ask a question, I listen, I hear the answer.  It may not always be what I want to hear, but it will be what I need to hear.  The answer is always for my greatest and highest good.  I take comfort in knowing this.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ANIMATE

Claria Ink, marker pens, Strathmore paper
Man’s mind should swing from inspiration to action, from contemplation to accomplishment, from prayer to performance.  This would be a well balanced existence, the spirit fires the soul with energy and understanding; the soul, which is the subjective mentality, vitalizes the body and animates all that we do.—Ernest Holmes
There are certain things in life that I am attracted to.  Some people, some activities, are fun for me.  I like to make art, draw, sew, make pictures with fabric, paint, and sew beads, buttons.  I like other people who are into art quilts and fabric.  My life is animated in this way.  I come to life when I have the opportunity to practice creativity.