Monday, April 30, 2012

Art around us - Sand

One that has a passion to drawing can literary use everything to do it, even sand.

Check out how a Ukrainian star draws with sand.
Monday, January 30, 2012

Interesting Guide to Making Jewelry

Learn how to make and wrap a pendant

Sunday, July 3, 2011

What Does Your Art Say about YOU !?

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. - Andy Warhol

Art is a wonderful part of life as it allows us to express what we feel inside. Different works of art evoke different emotions in different people.

Edgar Degas was French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpting, printmaking, and drawing. Degas is considered an impressionist. The Impressionists painted the realities of the world around them using bright colors, concentrating primarily on the effects of light, and hoping to infuse their scenes with immediacy.

What kind of personality types do you think are drawn to this style? I would envision this in a traditional home with lots of dark wood furniture. I would see more conservative individuals expressing themselves with Degas' work.

Marc Chagall was born on July 7, 1887 in Vitebsk, Russia. painting styles are Expressionism and Cubism. In his paintings, he often painted violinists because he played the violin and also in memory of his uncle, who also played. He was also famous for his paintings of Russian-Jewish villages.

What personality types do you think are drawn to this type of work? I think fun, free spirited, unique people.

R. Kenton Wilson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Nelson paints landscapes, figures, and architecture bathed in light. His goal is to idealize the ordinary with the intention of engagement. This is currently my mom's favorite artist! I see people with this taste as feminine, intelligent, and quiet.

I think being able to express ourselves through music, art, and writing is just amazing:). What art(s) express your personality?
Friday, April 30, 2010

Importance of Visualization

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." Albert Einstein

The past week I have been reading a book by Jack Canfield called The Success Principles. The concepts in this book are so inspirational and thought-provoking.

There are many encouraging ideas in this book; however, I chose just one I would love to share with others. Jack Canfield discusses the importance of visualization to our success as individuals and suggests we spend at least 20 minutes a day- in peace and quite- with eyes closed- visualizing the life we want. He also stresses how important it is to make these desires specific. See yourself at your ideal body weight, dressed in a way that expresses your personality, working at a job that inspires and excites you, living in your dream home, driving your dream car, and sharing your life with an adoring spouse or partner. The reasoning behind this daily visualization is, subconsciously, you will begin to become this person you aspire to be. If you believe you are confident, unique, and worthy this will shine through to others as well. You will be more outgoing, take more risks, and reach out of your comfort zone to achieve more and more. Believing you have already achieved greatness will encourage you to make the daily choices you need to make to get there! Never be ashamed of wanting a beautiful life. It takes hard work, but you can create it!

"Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone."
— Robert Allen

So, to begin this exercise we are supposed to create a dream board. The dream board should be a collage of images that embody the life you imagine for yourself. Here are some images from my dream board:). If you decide to make one- I would love for you to share it with me. Jack Canfield says it is important to state all your dreams as if they are already reality in order to train your subconscious! So say, "I AM" not "I WILL."

I am in love with and lucky enough to have an amazing relationship with my husband. I aways put him first over all others and appreciate his love.

My dreams in life involve love for my family, finding a career I love and enjoy waking up for every morning, and learning more each and everyday. Let me know if you make a dream board! I would love to see it!