November 14th, 2019
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. ~Pele
Can I get an 'Amen'?
This quote is short, sweet and %100 accurate.
Success comes when we meet it full on. Not half way, not from the couch, not after a few beers, not by watching TV and definitely not by working for something or someone you don't care for.
Sure we can get by with these things. But getting by is not the same thing as being #successful.
I invite you to try an experiment. Go to the most 'successful' people you feel comfortable with and ask them to list the 5 things they feel made them successful.
Are you doing any or all of those things?
I work with clients who come to me because they want to be successful faster and with less 'wasted time'. My blueprints, worksheets, how to's and instructions give them the framework to fast track their success.
BUT! They have to put in the work, stick with the grind, learn, study, sacrifice some couch/tv time and most of all they have to love their biz.
So when I found the quote above, it totally resonated with me. What seems 'easy' now is going to get really hard the longer you wait. What seems hard now will get easier as you do the work and reap the rewards.
Now we get to the work part, and if you have been following my posts this month you will know that I am all about working S.M.A.R.T.E.R. and not harder. So the one piece I will adjust is 'hard work' is 'smart work'.
There is a time and a place for hard work but ultimately I believe you get farther, faster by working smarter.
What do you think?
Is success an accident that happens to a lucky few?
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November 5th, 2019
Running from what is woven into our very existence here on this planet is difficult. If not impossible. It is there, every waking moment as a constant companion.
However, there is the CHOICE to turn around and face it.
Owning our story can be as hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. ~Brene Brown
Face the shadow side, the darkness, the thoughts that wake you up in the middle of the night.
The CHOICES you make during the conscious moments will be the underlying energies that guide you in your subconscious mind.
In today’s art, I chose Water and Mystery as the medium to convey Brene Brown’s message. Our lives are the surface and our stories are the rocks we flow over time and time again.
The CHOICE is to continue to flow over the same rocks or to choose a different path. The surface tension will indicate the CHOICES we make.
Are your thoughts running smoothly or do they create noise and distress?
May 21st, 2013
For many years now, I have been creating unique images focused on nature and the natural world. I love working with colors, textures and interesting compositions. Visit my new blog/website to see more of my work.
March 15th, 2013
I have discoved a new technique lately that I have been having fun with. It is Reflections.
What I am doing is fairly simple but pretty effective.
Start with a photograph (any digital image) and Photoshop software. You might be able to use other software for this but I am specifically using Photoshop.
1. Open your photograph (or drawing) and duplicate the background layer.
*Always duplicate the background layer and the deselect it so that you don't inadvertently mess up the original layer.
2. Go to the Filters drop down menu and choose the "Liquify" filter.
*This will open a layer window that you will be able to modify the current layer with. Take some time and get to know the way that this filter works. It is really fun and you can just go crazy.
** depending on your computer this might be slow to work with. Start with small modifications and see how it works.
You can continue to work with this layer as long as you want.
Now you have 2 layers, your original and the one that you have just modified.
3. Select the modified layer and copy it.
4. Create a new document by using the File drop down menu and New file. Use the default values and paste the layer you just copied from your original file.
5. Go to the Image drop down menu, Image Rotation, Flip Canvas Horizontal
6. Then Select All, copy and go back to your Starting file
7. Paste the new layer on top of the original layer. Set the layer Opacity to 50%
You will now see a Reflected image. One that has the original layer and the new layer that has been flipped horizontally and is 50% see through.
The fun is in learning how to create the original layer so that when it is reflected back on itself it creates some magic.....
I have posted a photo gallery on Facebook that shows the original image I am starting with as well as the layers I am using to get to the final image shown above.
January 12th, 2013
Date: January 12, 2013
Location: Confluence Gallery
Description: January 12 - March 15. Mystery artists exhibit a multitude of small works, each 10x10, $100. Reception: Saturday, January 12, 4-8pm.
December 30th, 2012
I have a variety of photos hung in the Twisp River Suites guest rooms.
If you are in Twisp Wa, this is an excellent place to visit and enjoy. The suites are brand new and very comfortable as well as reasonably priced.
December 30th, 2012
I have 4 photographs on display at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp Wa. http://www.confluencegallery.com
They will be on display at least until January 9th 2013.