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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.

 

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.

Rethinking my life outside the box

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 with tags on November 21, 2012 by lori landis art

It’s amazing to me how I could not see that I’ve been in a box of my own making.  There are  so many ways to trap myself and then wonder how did I do that.  It brings frustration and personal illness.  I was trying so hard to be like other art studio/galleries on the street (Main St gallery row Scottsdale).  For instance,  I thought i needed be open certain hours even though it meant a hardship to getting other things done like getting my marketing and office work done at home on my computer.  It was like clipping my wings to fly.  I’m not into pressure but I was doing the very thing that was hurting me in my body and spirit.  Now that I don’t have to do my art business like someone else but just what instinctively is right for me. I’ll still go down to my studio to paint and be open so I can visit with people when they are by and hopefully encourage others on their journey.

My daughter who is going through a divorce has been rethinking about her life.   Once she decided to do something about it, she has grown into her real authentic self.  She’s really blossoming and excited about her future.  She’s not boxed in and is in the process of flying.   Her blog http://www.Frankly40.blogsot.com.  Please go to it, she’s an amazing writer.

 

Rearranging my Heart

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 September 24, 2012 by lori landis art

As I am rearranging my studio, it seems it’s a metaphor for life. When I look at my life in a new way like a kaleidoscope changing colors, it heightens my vision.  I choose to make my studio a sanctuary to grow in my journey loving the process.  Choosing to make it more open I’m also opening my heart. My art is changing too.  I don’t have to know where I’m going with my painting I just have accept  it today.

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