Shari Sherman

Shari Sherman

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Seeing what others cannot

Spirit Owl by Shari Sherman, ©2014, acrylics on canvas

Today, I'm getting ready for a painting workshop that I'm doing later this afternoon. We will be painting the above Spirit Owl. I base these spirit animal workshops on native american animal medicine and the awareness of the animal's characteristics and the power of this knowledge to guide us. Everyone is probably familiar with the owl's image as a "wise" creature who is often used as a symbol for wisdom. But what is it that makes this bird so wise?  It is no secret that owl's eyesight is keenest at night. It hunts in the darkness. It can see what others cannot. It has the ability to see the most in the darkest hour. When we look at it this way, we can easily see how it might benefit us to sharpen our senses and see what is happening when darkness falls upon us. Often the darkness that we feel in life is a necessary part that gives way to light. Notice the contrast. Value that there is much to learn in the darkness... if we can appreciate that there is just as much abundance in the darkness as there is in the light, if you embrace the power of seeing what others cannot.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mermaids Drink Free!


This is a mermaid that I painted recently during my "How to Paint a Mermaid" workshop called Bubbles and Bubbly! I embellished it with a super cute painted and glittery starfish which adds some extra dimension to this piece...like she needs it! This would be awesome hanging behind the poolside bar or at the beach house.  I'm offering it for a special price to my friends and followers before I list it on ETSY at the end of the week, $65 plus $10 shipping (continental US only-we can work something out for others). Message me if you would like to have her (or give her as a gift)!

Lovebeams Mermie Lovers!

Oh P.S.:  It is acrylic on canvas measuring 10" x 20" and comes ready to hang. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Begin again...

Photo by Shari Sherman ©2014

You don't have to have a reason or an excuse. You don't have to explain yourself. You can just begin again. Sometimes just because you saw a perfect blue sky and you heard your heart say, "Yes!"


Friday, July 11, 2014

Filling my Dream Well...

Every year, if I'm lucky, I spend a little time on Sanibel Island. This place fills my well and makes me believe that my dreams are not only possible, but this * close! Here are a few snippets in pics.
 The evening tide pools are filled with other-worldly creatures. This little guy shrinks all the way back into it's hole! Weird.
 Sand dollars everywhere! I just kept thinking of the unlimited source available to all of us! 

 We always throw the starfish back in and hope they make it.

 Two beautiful stars.

 One of the parts I love about an island...storms move in fast. I love how the beach changes.

 Dream car! Actually, it's this in turquoise with a white top, which also is somewhere on the island! This orange is gorgeous too!
 Beautiful Banyans. A tree that walks! One of my faves!

 New cafe on the island, Bennett's. Donuts! Yes, that is bacon on maple! (Now that I've had one, I don't think I need another)

 A little tennis early in the a.m. We only hit one ball out of the courts!

 One of the best places to eat on the island is actually the grocery store diner! And this is the Sanibel Boat!

 A sweet thrift spot that never fails...Dr. Martens in my size for $8!!! Whoo-whoo!

We are Family.,

 My kinda hometown parade.

 This is what I love.

 On the beach, watching fireworks across the bay, kids with sparklers, and good mosquito spray! Happy 4th!
The quiet moon rivaling all the festivities, watching over all of us.

My dreams are reality every time my feet touch the sand. 

Until next time, go out and radiate some LOVEBEAMS!