(more) lettering LOVE …

 

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I have officially confirmed that this gift was received by the lovebirds displayed on this artwork, so now I can share it ;)

Once again, I was given the freedom to come up with an idea for a lettering art piece. I found this amazing quote by Rumi and did a quick sketch to fit it all into a heart shape that looked cool. And it worked! I sent off the sketch for approval and BAM!, here’s the end result.

Congratulations to Brian and Megan and may you forever grow and change as individuals and as a couple … in LOVE.

Your love made this art come to life, and I truly THANK YOU for that :)

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lines of LOVE …

Today’s creation: heart art (heART, bahaha).  So fun to make and pretty dang cool! Funny that when I was younger, I did NOT like hearts. Heart jewelry – eww. Hearts on stuff – bleh. Heart-shaped anything – ick. Now, I’m spending an hour drawing hearts with the word LOVE in them, and with a freakin’ heart pencil no less. Yeah, times have changed. I have changed. So, if you keep working on loving yourself, don’t be surprised if you start drawing hearts everywhere. All the time. Embrace that open heart, even in those scary vulnerable times (yeah, this is a reminder to myself as well). Love it. Love you. Love all. Love hearts and heart-shaped things ;)

XO <3

ARTumn leaves …

Who needs art stores when you have nature? OK, not really, cause I kinda love my drawing pens like A LOT. On this day though, nature was my canvas and my medium. Nature allows me to free my mind in order to create. And not just create pretty pinwheels of autumn leaves…create ANYTHING. (FYI I’m an arteest outside the woods also.)

Almost one year ago, I took a lovely art class on ‘nature sculpture’ when I was living at Omega. We walked around the woods and made art with sticks and leaves and moss and rocks and broken glass (if it’s there, you might as well use it). I had never looked at nature in that way before, and it was extremely calming and meditative to create in this way. So, as I was walking among the colorful fallen leaves the other day, it seemed the exact perfect time to make something beautiful.

finding the ONEs …

How do you know if you’re on the right path? Well, a wise lady once told me that “1’s are considered angel numbers and they represent the post of an energy gateway. The more 1’s you see, the more aligned we feel on our path. Things feel as if they are falling into place synchronistically.” (shout out to Michelle!) To me, this drawing is a whole lotta 1’s drawn at a whole lotta angles.

I drew this quite some time ago, yet never shared until now. When I drew it, maybe things were starting to fall into place. Today, as I chose this drawing to share with all of you, I can say that I truly feel things falling into place, like really seriously intuitively FEEL it. The other day, I had this bizarre sense that something amazing is coming up on this path. I can’t explain anything more than that because I sensed this and then left it in the hands of the universe. So have fun with it universe and feel free to make it EXTRA amazing … I can handle it ;)

the beatles said IT best …

Do I really even need to say anything about this?

 

No, but I will anyway ;)

A lesson in life and love … LET. IT. BE. These words came to mind when I drew this last September. These are words I need to remind myself of often (hence why I’m posting them today). I am always working working working on health, on school, on relationships, on goals, on being active, on feeling good about myself, even relaxing seems like work for me sometimes (seriously! sad face). Often, the less effort you put into something, the more reward you receive. Less work = more joy. Shit, that sounds nice. Now, how do I do that ?!?? Well, my awareness has definitely grown in this area, so I’m headed in the right direction …

Take a moment today to just let it (whatever “it” is for you) be. Smile. Breathe. Meditate. Gaze at the sky. Drink a beer. Do you. Or should I say BE you.  :)

march of LINES …

Some meditatively repetitive doodling. When I was younger, I used to get so agitated by repetition of any kind (i.e. drawing repetitive shapes, hearing or writing repeated words/letters, being touched repeatedly in the same place on my body, etc). I truly believe that a meditation practice and self-awareness has helped alter this for me over the years. I realize that sometimes the agitation is due to an emotional blockage I may need to work through in my body. And if I keep going, the agitation dissipates. And sometimes, I just gotta stop before I explode … although exploding isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Get it out! Release! This is kind of hard to explain to you, but I felt like sharing it anyway. Ok bye now.

ART for the week …

Some of you may remember my blog post with the 2016 planner I bought to organize my life. Well, I did end up buying a bigger planner (thank goodness!), so the cute small one has been turned into a sketchbook … as you can see here. So, this was my “schedule” from last week … and yes, I did actually draw/write on the week of March 7-13. I wanted to post one every week on the actual week, but the pens leak through the paper so it’s going to have to be every other week. Or who gives a shit what week I draw on cause you can’t see it anyway and it’s just a cool idea YAY! ;)

draw to a HEALTHY BRAIN …

Improve brain health, memory retention and decrease stress … what more do you need to hear (or read, rather) ???

http://www.opencenter.org/events/doodle-to-destress-a-path-to-brain-health-memory-retention-and-creative-growth/

PS – The Open Center is a wonderful haven of holistic wellness classes in NYC. It was a much-needed retreat for me as NYC grew more and more stressful over the years. I am so grateful for the knowledge I gained and the access to like-minded people.

doesn’t LEAP year just sound JOYOUS ?

Another Omega creation that I’m kind of in love (or should I say “joy”) with. Hope you find joy in looking at it too :)

Happy Year of Leaps! OMG, frogs leap … leap frog … bet you didn’t see that coming …