Trust

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“Trust”, 8″ x 10″, $250

How do I keep moving forward in the uncertainty of this world?
I need to trust.

How can I know that everything will work out exactly as it is supposed to work out?
I need to trust.

How can I see that what I am doing is the right thing?
I need to trust.

How can I hear my own truth when the voices of others are so loud?
I need to trust.

How can I feel what is deep inside me, and allow it to enter the world?
I need to trust.

I trust that the universe will support me.
I trust that all that I need will be provided.
I trust in me.

I need to trust.

Amazing Artist: Chris Cromwell

You know that person that has no fear, who tries everything and amazes you when they tell you about the things they’ve accomplished?

That’s Chris Cromwell.

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I met Chris earlier this year at the Lovecraft Gallery, where both of us were showing our paintings at the “Abstract” show. My first impression: fun, outgoing, enthusiastic, and curious. The more I spoke to him, the more I was blown away by the talent and sheer dedication he has. Plus, I obviously love his art. Duh.

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Chris became a professional artist after both of his parents passed in 2011. He does pretty much everything: graphic design, painting, murals, blogging, teaching, public speaking. Oh, and he’s a musician, too. He told me about many of the jobs he’s had, and I can’t remember them all to list them here, but let’s just say I couldn’t get over how much he has experienced in so little time. This guy is incredible!

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Chris’s latest project is Creative Pencil, a podcast for creative types. In his words, “the main goal is to build up a community of like-minded adventurers who want to learn all there is to know about the business of being a maker.” Sounds good to me.

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Check out Chris’s projects and links below!

Creative Pencil – podcast

Cromwell Creativity – prints, artwork and jewelry
Muralism – murals and event planning
Creativity: Unleash Your Imagination – his BOOK!
Chris on Facebook! – he just hit 1000 likes! Yay!
All of Chris’s other social media outlets .. click here!

Karma Art time!

For today only, this painting will be up for auction – but to get in on the action, you must be on my email list! (The auction is NOT happening on my blog!)

"Waterfall" 16" x 20"

“Waterfall” 16″ x 20″

Show and Auction!

There’s so much going on this fall, that I really ought to be blogging more. I know, I say that all the time. I’m getting tired of hearing myself say that I will blog more, so I won’t say it, yet. I’d really like to commit to once a week. Oh, fine. I commit. Once a week. There. Feel free to poke me if you don’t think I am keeping this commitment. :p

"Waterfall" 16" x 20"

“Waterfall” 16″ x 20″

So, first thing… I will be auctioning off this painting, “Waterfall” (16″ x 20″) next week! To make sure you are in on the action, get your name down on my email list!

Every painting has layers of excitement, overlapped with fun and frosted with a little dancing. To watch how I cooked this one up, click below:

Secondly (there’s lots more, but I will save it all for my next post, which I committed to above, remember?), please swing by the Sophia Art Show this Friday and Saturday, and bring your friends! I will have tons of paintings, prints, cards (TONS of cards) and all kinds of goodies for your shopping and viewing pleasure! All the details are on the poster below.

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Some new paintings!

Here are some new paintings I’ve cooked up in the studio. Scheduling in daily painting time is new for me, and I’m really enjoying it! Contact me for details.

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"Climbing" 16" x 20" $500

“Climbing” 16″ x 20″ $500

 

Little Free Library

Have you seen a Little Free Library pop up in your neighborhood? They are showing up everywhere and I love them. The idea is simple: Take a book, leave a book. That’s it. There is one in my old neighbourhood that is exclusively for children, made out of an old newspaper box, with a chalkboard painted on its side for children to draw on. I was recently asked to paint one for the Cougar Ridge community, and it is now up and running, and is one of four in the area! If you want to get your own, click here!

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Back in the Studio!

After that quick taste of summer, school has started and I am finally able to paint again! Yippee! I am scheduling in painting time (among all my other fun things to do) daily using my new calendar app. It’s funny to me that most people who asked me how often I paint thought it was daily, but it was usually only once or twice a week.

Finished up these two and there are more coming! These will be available in my Etsy shop soon, but until then, contact me if you are interested in purchasing.

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Speak, 24″ x 24″, $680

 

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“In the Garden”, 12″ x 24″, $500