Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Week of Magical Thinking...


It is finally here. Our annual family trip to Sanibel Island. We always go around the week of July 4th, as my dad's birthday is July 3rd, so we have a lot to be thankful for and to celebrate. There is pure magic on this island! I know it to be true! This is a place where dreams bubble up and incubate in the warm Florida sun. Our bodies are in motion, riding bikes, playing tennis, frolicing in the sea (for real, this is where frolicing actually takes place!) And our imaginations are in motion as well. Dreaming, planning, and thinking of a future living by the ocean! Life on the island always instructs me to Simplify! To wake up early and go to bed tired from the day. Nature reminds me of her texture and her perfection and her quiet strength. I inquire of my self. I listen. I gain clarity here.

On this island, dreams seem within reach. I want to soak up each delicious moment. With this in mind, rather than walking around with my phone trying to document my feet in the sand (actually I have wanted to toss it into the sea quite a few times already), I'll catch you up on some pretty awesome things that have happened over the past few months...like our Beyond Words show and Myrtle, the PoeTree!

Until next time, Lovebeams to you!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Spirit Animal #4-Dolphin





Summer is here! This dolphin was inspired by walks on Sanibel Island at sunset where dolphins can often be seen playing in the little waves. Our annual family trip to the island is underway and I think we were all overdue for some dreamy sunsets, salt water, and family fun! 

This painting will be the 4th in my Spirit Animal series where we will explore a little about Native American Animal medicine and learn how to paint this happy jumping dolphin. These classes are limited as my goal is to do 12 total, so sign up early if you are interested. Here is the link for the July 11th class which will be held in Deland, Florida at Funky Trunk Treasures. 

Until next time, Lovebeams to you!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

June Pet Painting Workshop



After our super-fun trip to Ohio to visit family, I had to push a little to get prepped and ready for my pet painting workshop the next day. There were only supposed to be 6 people in the class and they just kept coming! We had 9 when the dust settled, and  I'm really glad that I prepped some extra canvases! I hate to turn anyone away who comes to create.  Not only does it make my paycheck a little sweeter, but you just never know when it could be that one person's courageous step to get back in the game and being turned away could change their mind about it. We had several women in this group who have never painted before!!  Well, at least not since elementary school. And some who thought that they could never do something like this. I think they all did a fantastic job and we had a great afternoon laughing and being creative! I really hope to see some of them again for another class. I think I might have sparked some dormant artists!  


Until next time, Lovebeams to you!