Creating memories of dreamy days and moonlit trails, I stumbled upon a way to love and have found a gift… I take with me… for eternity…I stopped to smell the pungent fragrance of the showy funnel-shaped blossoms of the Temple Tree, Frangipane…I anticipate the change of seasons…and look towards the east…forging winter as I press my nose against the window pane…I shall not retreat…however choose to bloom with every opportunity given…and if I become cold…my heart shall thaw…even the hardest part of the night…
This is my story…this is my song…
A wise person grows within and inevitably creates a legacy for future generations. This is my ultimate goal…to give back what I have been so fortunate to have received through my journey thus far. An understanding of a creative source, a sense of myself by the awe of the divine energy that surrounds us. An understanding that we are not alone in the process, but entwined with each other to discover ourselves.
As I contemplated what was I to write about, I searched through my thoughts of self examination of years gone by, my life’s work. Do I write about having the experience of being a part of raising five wonderful and successful people? Understanding of Law of Attraction or the re-lining of my DNA and thought process? The fact that I am refreshing my profession career as an artist, that I may teach, inspire and mentor others to find their personal journey?
What exactly is it that makes me tick? My ego, quick to answer in my youth, has gratefully subsided as I mature. I have come to realize the necessity for me to find the good with-in myself and not focus on the trying so very hard to be good…all will follow if my intentions are inline. And as I developed this awareness to flourish and share with others a lifestyle of soulful painting, I understand happiness and true enlightenment. Motivational speaker and best selling author, Dr. Wayne Dyer said, “you feel good not because the world is right, but the world is right because you feel good.” One of many daily affirmations and mantras I live by.
I moved to New York City seven years ago to follow a dream to coach others in finding themselves from within, by providing workshops as well as individual classes in painting. I continuously press forward to ride the wave provided by creative spirit, to experience life with others, as I set sail to provide an outlet for intuitive painting all over the world.
To describe myself, I would say I am optimistic, honest and in constant search for abundant living and education. I have a natural exuberance, a sense of adventure and love of life. I aim my sights towards whatever it is I find alluring and make it my own. I believe that anything is possible, do not allow fear to control my life and I am an excellent student of human behavior.
As a professional artist working freelance, I obviously love what I do. A commissioned painter of many styles, I have a large body of work that I feel very blessed in producing and selling over the years. I enjoy music, reading and writing, especially poetry, people and healthy living. I enjoy movies and theatrical performances. When I do travel, camp, fish, and sail, I embrace adventure and exploration. I am doing the best I can with every lesson that graciously comes my way to learn that I am not alone the in process of living. I live in a habitual state of consciousness and understand the importance of a lifestyle choices to better myself and to find beauty as I grab a hold of my attention and remain in the moment. I am largely aware of my own sense of self and identity. I can be soft-hearted with an over generous amount of compassion, but defiantly fun…I love to smile.
When I became aware that I am, because I feel, think and exist, I was able to begin the process of letting go of all I have bonded to that was never mine to hold, but an experience I created or element I brought into my life to fill a need. To control another or justify my actions by means of negative energy is an illusion to keep me bonded to what I think I know. So I focus on obtaining a positive outlook and “that all things are possible and very do-able” mentality. Understanding this concept was to be free of my tangible need to ensure survival and prosperity by being aware that I am connected to the source of creative and collective energy.
This is the mirror I so intently desire for all to see…a mere reflection to help shape by way of example…my world and those whom I am fortunate to meet…and in this place I can begin to choose what is good, loving and right for my own individual inner peace and hopefully lay the foundation for others to follow. To conclude this short autobiography, I quote a woman who centered her life around being fabulously classy…Coco Chanel;
“Fashion is in the sky, in the street…(it) has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening…Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.“
Words to live by…and so I choose to see the world as right…because I feel good.