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Ups and Downs in Life

Posted in Journey, Journey of Art and living with tags on June 11, 2014 by lori landis art

Working through the ups and downs in life can sometimes take a toll.  But  if you have peace in God  that seesaw becomes joyful with twists and turns and great surprises.  I was watching this morning a program about mentoring young adult artists and the various arts they are participating in and heard something I haven’t heard in a long time.  It was the song  “The Impossible Dream”.  It brought me to tears.  What a surprise!!! The words were so moving about creating.

Looking at my art I can look with new eyes.  I’ve been called to make the best art I can make without thinking about sales but just about my connection with all humanity and love!!  Yes, I can make art with great love. There will be trials to strengthen me but the ups and downs will  level out with that love and peace.  This painting is called “An Uncommitted Day”.

An Uncommitted Day

24×24 acrylic

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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

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

Chaos into Peace

Posted in Journey, Journey of Art and living, Spiritual journey, Studio/gallery, Zen Painting with tags , on November 11, 2013 by lori landis art

I don’t know about you but as I get older change is a little harder.  To have peace I have to embrace the change.  So after stomach churning and grumpiness I am now at peace. The chaos is ego driven because I’m in my comfort zone and I think the change will be bad for ME.  If I look at it another way and not my way the change is good.  I can grow into being a better person and expand my thinking.

Remember my blog 2 times ago about my bird?  Here is finally the finished painting.

Sing a Song of Joy is 36 x 60 inches

Sing a Song of Joy is 36 x 60 inches

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

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