The heArt of the matter...

The heArt of the matter...

Today I am resting and I’m thinking about what matters most...

When the whirlwind of life threatens to take me away... my studio is my sanctuary.

I can gaze out the window and watch the busy world go by, but inside it's quiet and still.

To create you first must be inspired. But inspiration doesn’t come from busy-ness. It doesn’t come from pushing hard to reach goals or left-brain thinking, planning and analysing...

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What colour is your February?

What colour is your February?

Ever since I can remember, I’ve associated letters, numbers and words with colours. For example, the letter “A” is red (and so is the name Anne). Sometimes the word is coloured by the first letter, but not always. For example “F” is a dark green, but February is a light blue. I thought this was “normal” and that everyone’s words were colours. Until I was a little older and began asking others what colours their letters or words were…

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Create Your Life

There’s a new way of being in the world. We no longer look outside of ourselves to see where we fit into the world. Instead, we create the world from the inside out .The world then becomes a match to who we are.

Each day we get to decide ~ What will my day be like? How will I live?... What will I create today? Our lives become art-ful.

Life is a play. We are the writers, directors, producers... we are the Stars of our own play...

That which is creative must create itself. ~ John Keats

So what will the next Act be?

Chapter 2013... What will Your story be?


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What is Art?

What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Art is beauty, inspiration and magic...

I love creating... transforming the visions in my mind to form on canvas. When I write I transform the words and ideas swirling in my mind and bring them together as an expression on paper. When I dance I express through movement...

Through art I express and create mySelf. I define who I am through what I do and how I express.

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

How we live is an expression of who we are. Everything we do, say, wear, eat, think about... is our art.

Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art is the expression of our inherent beauty and way of Being in the world.


the art of yoga and the yoga of art

There is a part of us that is inner and still, and there is a part of us that moves and takes action in the world. The quiet, still part is always there no matter what is going on in our busy lives.

It is just like the ocean... the surface can sometimes be wavy and turbulent, but if you dive down deep you can access that quiet, calm place.

Yoga means to unite. The goal of yoga is to connect body, mind and spirit. It is connecting you to your Self at a higher level.

The art of yoga then, is what brings you to this place.

The physical practice of yoga uses movement to find the stillness within. It is a moving meditation. Yoga could also be a walk in the woods, running, listening to music, gardening, taking a long, relaxing bath... whatever you do that helps you connect with the quiet, still place within.

When I paint or do any creative activity, I'm connecting with my spirit or my higher self. I'm able to connect with my true, authentic spirit and from here express out into the world. 

This is the yoga of art. 

When the ocean of life is tossing you about, how do you connect with your centre? How do you get to the bottom of the sea?

What is your yoga?

Where the Magic is...

The mind is like a bridge between the spirit and the body. When we are at work (and our minds are hard at work) we can feel disconnected from who we are. It's like we are living outside of ourselves.

When we bring our minds present, through art, nature, yoga or becoming still; we feel more whole and in alignment with who we really are.

Art allows us to go to that mystical space between worlds. Our imaginations are free to play and our minds are no longer captured in the hard 'reality' of day to day life.

It's a softer, gentler place - where you feel endless possibilities.

It's where magic happens.