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What’s Fear Got to Do with It?

Posted in Acrylic abstract Paintings, Arizona, art and living, Art filled Thoughts, creative journey, Faith and Hope, Journey, Spiritual journey, Zen Painting on January 29, 2014 by lori landis art

Fear is like a mole going deep inside you without being aware of it.  So what does fear have to do with the present and future of my life?

I can worry and and get stressed out and it then affects every part of my life including my health.   There have been lots of changes going on where my studio is located,  mostly good but some fear is there too.   Where there is fear there is doubt and it is catching.  You have to be on guard so it doesn’t affect you.  The way that I work on it is to trust God and know that God has a best plan in my life.   I got really tired when I had an event that I worked with others on and it left me open to doubt about everything.   It then affected my health.  Not a way to trust. 

I chose to look to God and release fear worry and doubt.  It makes life so much easier!!

Looking To Fly SOLD

Looking To Fly SOLD

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A Beginning of A New Chapter

Posted in Acrylic abstract Paintings, Arizona, art and living, Art filled Thoughts, creative journey, Faith and Hope, Journey, Spiritual journey, Zen Painting on January 2, 2014 by lori landis art

Here it is January 2, 2014 and a new chapter in this journey taken.   It’s exciting to look forward to all the possibilities that are in the future.  After midnight of the 1st, I sat and thought of what I would like to see happen this year God willing.   I’m not a goal oriented person but putting my thoughts on paper gives me a clarity to what I really would like to achieve.   It tells me what steps to take or if it really something that I would like to do.   Some things I really need help on like computer organization or writing a book.   The possibilities are enormous  and I’m grateful to what I have going on but also the mystery of the unknown.  How about you?  What is your new chapter?

Opening up the World

Opening up the World

Artists go Gently

Posted in Acrylic abstract Paintings, Arizona, art and living, Art filled Thoughts, color, creative journey, Culture, Faith and Hope, Journey, Journey of Art and living, Lori Landis, Spiritual journey, Studio/gallery, Zen Painting with tags on October 23, 2013 by lori landis art
24x36

24×36

Unless it is about money,  artists go gently into the world seeking truth.   Believing in a higher calling, we use imagination and determination to work.  Striving for excellence to tell who we are as part of the human experience.  I now work in series to tell a story of growth.   One painting is part of a series called “Rooted in Love”.  You can see it on my website at http://www.LandisArt.com.  Sweet Carrots on series 3.

Transformation

Posted in Acrylic abstract Paintings, Arizona, art and living, Art filled Thoughts, color, creative journey, Culture, Journey, Journey of Art and living, Spiritual journey, Studio/gallery, Zen Painting with tags on August 5, 2013 by lori landis art
An Idea flies like the butterfly

An Idea flies like the butterfly

With all that is going on in the world, it is easy to buy into the negativity.  We all have to set ourselves up for something better. Why not start each day with positive input?

That is truly transforming into loving yourself and others.

This painting is called “Released”.  It means released from negativity and into transformation.   It is featured in the Phoenix Home and Garden magazine August 2013.

 

Just Being

Posted in Acrylic abstract Paintings, Arizona, art and living, Art filled Thoughts, creative journey, Faith and Hope, Journey, Spiritual journey on June 5, 2013 by lori landis art

It’s such a mystery to know who we really are.  It’s about just being.  I’ve had many years of covering up who I really am but through changes in my journeyand the Spirit inside me I’m more true and authentic.  I can relax through the expectations of myself and others and let go of all.

What a transformation that is for me!!  I can rest my brain and my heart.  I don’t have to look outside for answers but just accept my being.  I’m very grateful.

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Swingin' High 30x24 sold

Swingin’ High 30×24 sold

Building on Hope

Posted in Acrylic abstract Paintings, Arizona, art and living, Art filled Thoughts, color, creative journey, Culture, Faith and Hope, Journey, Journey of Art and living, Spiritual journey, Zen Painting with tags on May 8, 2013 by lori landis art

Hope is a powerful word.  It’s the basis of dreams and goals.  If you can’t hope for the future and then build on it, you’ll be stuck in the same place year after year.   As an artist it’s more that that.

I get stuck in myriad of ways.  One is listening to the gurus of the art world that this way is better or that way is better instead of listening inwardly for the guidance of intuition or for me the Holy Spirit.  Feeling that others know what is the best for ME.   It’s a terrible trap.  The trap is applicable in every area in life, where I live, where I eat, what car I drive etc.   Listening inward and getting guidance gives me hope for each day and new adventure.  Hope springs eternal. I Can Speak For Myself 24x36 acrylic

Endurance to Win The Race

Posted in Acrylic abstract Paintings, Arizona, art and living, Art filled Thoughts, color, creative journey, Culture, Faith and Hope, Journey, Spiritual journey, Studio/gallery, Zen Painting on March 11, 2013 by lori landis art

To win a race you have to run many miles even when your legs feel like they’re going to fall off.  What you are doing is building endurance.   That is what I’m in the process of doing, I’m building endurance.   I can’t sit around and daydream and think I can win.  No, I need to take action.  I ask God for help then I start out with a steady pace.   On my journey there are obstacles to face but I keep plodding on.  I might stumble but I keep the pace.   In the meantime, there are pleasant encounters and lovely surprises along the way.  It’s the moving that brings those unexpected moments.   I rejoice that my breathing gets easier and my thought process gets easier and more joyful.  So to win the race build up your endurance muscles and have fun along the way.

Pushing Ahead NFS

Pushing Ahead NFS

 

 

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