Archive for August, 2010

Real Life without “Confusion”

Posted in Journey of Art and living on August 26, 2010 by lori landis art

Unblocked Heart 20x20 acrylic Textured $950

It’s so easy to let yourself be “confused”.  We’re living our  life but only listening to outside advice instead of our own inner “voice”.   That’s where the confusion sets in.  We let negative self talk  into our heads that we’re not “following” this or that and that’s why we’re not successful.  Exactly what is success but following your own bliss.   The only way to combat that is to be grateful for everything including mistakes.  Because sometimes, more often than not, mistakes lead to revealing a  truth.  So live a “real” life.  Be confident, bold and have the best thoughts you can have. I know it has changed my life into more of peace and love. That is what Jesus taught.

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Lazy Days of Summer

Posted in Journey of Art and living on August 19, 2010 by lori landis art

Buttons All Around NFs

I’ve really taken that to heart, the lazy days of summer.  Yes, I’m working on getting my series prepared by adding new sides and painting the edges.  As far as social media, not so much.   I’ve done my blog every  2 or 3 weeks instead of every week. My visitors to my website and to this blog have gone down but I’m not concerned.  I went to a great networking party of creatives not just painters but all kinds and I had a great time.  I certainly want to continue to meet new people and get to know them and send them an e-mail saying how nice it was to meet them.   Just little touches but you never know what can happen with small but gracious gestures.  

In the past , I was so anxious to push that my intensity burned me out.  So I’m recovering from surgery and just enjoying the lazy days of summer.  Are you?                                                         By the way My Dad was in the Pearl button business that is why this Mandala picture .

Captive by the Internet?

Posted in Journey of Art and living on August 2, 2010 by lori landis art

Lines of Thought 40x30 acrylic, gold leaf $2700

While recovering from surgery, I’ve had time to view things from a different point of view.  I realize I’ve been captive by the internet.  I’d been spending 2-3 hours intermittingly checking e-mails , looking at discussions on Linked In, facebook and others that I think I’m accomplishing marketing.  Not.               I’ve been sidetracked instead by thinking and getting my health back on track.  Other things like the internet are not so important.  What really is important are connections that I’ve made through face to face or on the phone.  My acquaintances and friends have connected with me through e-mails and calls.  Not strangers through the internet.

My marketing needs to change too because I need real connections with people.  I was talking with a friend the other day who said that texting has gotten out of hand too.  I refuse to do texting and she is stopping too.  When does this tech stuff stop us from connecting with an actual phone conversation?  Are you captive to the internet or texting on the phone?

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