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Pursuit of What?

Posted in Acrylic abstract Paintings, Arizona, Culture, Spiritual journey with tags , , , , , on August 19, 2015 by lori landis art

Sometimes I get into my head and do too much thinking in pursuit of what?  Do you do that too?  It is a futile exercise.

Wondering what SHOULD I do next.  I need to be quiet and listen for the answer instead of trying to figure it out.  Letting the Holy Spirit guide me.   I’m much more willing to listen because with age hopefully comes wisdom. So what am I in pursuit of now?  I’ll let you know.  Let me know what you  are in pursuit for.

Sky Dreams 3 13 x 10 acrylic on paper

Sky Dreams 3 13 x 10 acrylic on paper

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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.

 

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

 

 

Feeling Renewed

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, Studio/gallery, Zen Painting on February 6, 2013 by lori landis art

After a rain is over do you feel renewed?  I know I do.  The air is clear and sparkling and smells wonderful.  I feel the the same way when I spend time in the studio and my paintings sing

Mists

Mists

to me.

I feel refreshed.  The same happens when I’m with people I care for and I can help them or they help me.   I like spending time with uplifting positive people and I hope I spread that upbeat feeling to  people that come to my studio/gallery.   Many times people come in feeling  frustrated with their lives  because they are not creating.   All they need to turn that around is an encouraging word

to look on the brighter side and maybe go home refreshed and renewed too.  Help people that come into your life to feel renewed.  It helps both you and the other person.

Here”s to a Great Ride!!

Posted in Acrylic abstract Paintings, Arizona, art and living, Art filled Thoughts, color, creative journey, Culture, Faith and Hope, Journey, Lori Landis, Spiritual journey, Zen Painting on January 3, 2013 by lori landis art

Looking forward to 2013.  What a journey it can be by keeping my attitude and faith in the fullness of love.   Look, everyone has troubles to deal with but  how we approach them is how we win the race.  Gratefulness is a major major component of my life.  How I think each day and verbalize will determine my peace and joy.  So 2013 will be amazing.  EImageenjoy your ride and grow!

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