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Why am I having a sale?

I realize how unconventional having a sale is.   I also know that many will have their opinions about this.  And, quite frankly, I have weighed all of the options.

I am a self supporting professional artist….which means, my only income is from the sales of my art.  I absolutely feel very blessed to have been given this gift this lifetime.

However, with this gift comes different challenges that those who have a 9-5 type of a job.  We are disposable income.

So it takes thinking outside of the box to figure out how to make it.

AND, I’m determined.

I’ve always said that I believe in the power of art – to heal, and to make a difference in people’s everyday life.  I’ve been told from collectors that they love getting up in the morning and seeing my art on their walls, because it makes them smile. This is why I continue to paint.

I’ve left several galleries this year for a wide variety of reasons – mostly because I am becoming clearer about my path, why I am here, and the ones that I have left are not congruent or authentic to who I am.  I don’t play the political game well (understatement!), and for me it is not in alignment to mass produce or to be told what to produce.

My paintings come from another world – another place – along with messages that are specific to certain collectors.

That being said, I believe that everyone should be able to afford those pieces that call to them.  One hundred dollars to one person may be $1000 to another and vise versa.  One of my fondest memories is selling a painting to a woman who truly could not afford a painting for much less than what I normally do (it was older – AND a study).  Every once in a while I receive a picture from her with the painting hanging in her home – Thanking me profusely for allowing her to purchase a painting that spoke to her soul for what was a fortune to her at the time.

I also HATE throwing paintings away, which is what some do with their studies and older work.   I’ve always been a bit of a recycler in that I paint over a lot of older paintings and studies….but….right now, my studio is overrun with not so current work – and I had a dream/vision that I was to do this.

One of the reasons that I am doing this is to stir up the energy….to allow for new messages and visions to flow through me.

This is right FOR ME….maybe not for others….but FOR ME.

AND – We all have to be authentic to who we are.

This is not so different than a retail business having sales to move out their old inventory to make way for new…

Sooooooo……Here is the link to my sale on Facebook….

I’m doing this on a trial basis – if it goes well – I’m sure there will be more in the future – but only older paintings and studies – which allows me to continue to explore and paint!!!

Thank you all for supporting me throughout the 15 years I have been painting!!

May We Walk Together As One.

Is the Light Getting Brighter?

Or is it just me?  I can’t decide, so I am relying on all of you to tell me how YOU feel about it….  I know that being in the pitch black for a few days, that any amount of illumination is so very welcomed and appreciated.   Perhaps, that is one of the main reasons FOR our darkness.

I’m so very fortunate to paint, create and tap into the energies of the collective and pull out messages that we all seem to need right now.   I know that they all aren’t meant for each and every one of you all of the time….and perhaps at times I may ruffle some feathers (actually, I KNOW at times I ruffle feathers – because of some of the behind the scene comments I receive), but, trust me, my feathers have been ruffled a time or two, but, I believe that the most growth we have comes from being ruffled.

Last year and the first couple weeks of this year have been brutal for so many of us.  We have been challenged and asked to shed so much….and so many of us have been doing it kicking and screaming all the way!!!   And yet, there have been major breakthroughs for so many…..after a lot of hand-holding, crying, and “why me?” questions….

As many of you know, don’t know, don’t care, or haven’t heard yet….I went through my first ever panic attack.  Lord Gawd….I had to surrender so much control….and do the only thing I know how to do to recenter and reground….and that was to try and paint.  From the Ashes came….and then these sassy pants women….a bit (OK – a ton) of attitude, strong, powerful and yet, compassionate and authentic.  In other words, unapologetically who they are.   They don’t give a rat’s ass how others tell them it “should” be done…they are going to do it the way that their intuition guides them to do it.

No more trying to be like someone else.  Or how someone tells them they “should” be.

I love how healing my art has been for me through all of this.

I love how most of my friends knew exactly what to do.

I love how I learned so much about me and what makes me tick.

I love how much more compassion I feel for so many more than I did before (trust me, I was judgy about this – thinking it should be a piece of cake to work through a panic attack – dayum Gina – no freaking way!!!)

I LOVE these Sassy Pants!!!

So, is the light getting brighter, or is it just me after being in the icky darkness for a while?

May We Walk Together as One

Blessings y’all





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Receiving the Messages

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