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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year ;o)

Hi Everyone ;o)
Happy New Year ;o)
I have to tell you first, there is going to be some swearing in this post! You have been warned ;o) LOL! I don't want to offend anyone ;o)

You all know, I have had one fucked up 2014! I could say, a year, I would love to forget. I actually for some of the months stopped living! I hate people who manipulate, who are sneaky, who lie! I hate them even more, when they think they are better than you! And, make you feel, you have no self worth! I have always said, a person with a dollar and a person with a million dollars, is the same in my eyes! It's your soul, I only care about! I also hate when these people bring out the worst in you. Things that you never thought were in you!

Now, I have to say, as much as I would love to forget about this year, when I look back, I have had many blessings too! And, when I look at the people who wronged me, I have to thank them too, because I didn't realize how much I didn't love me! I also have to remember, they didn't make me stop living, I did it to myself! No blame. I have to take full responsibility! Hard to do!

You know, I didn't even dance on my birthday! Remember this? Yuck! LOL! This was my birthday!
Those yellow jackets were telling me to look inside my soul! That's why they swelled my eyes shut! You know I believe in signs!

Well, I get it now! It's time to take my power back! It's time to live and put myself first! It's time to truly love me ;o) Yes, I have to admit, I am still going through shit, but everyday is better, and I do truly believe ;o) You say in what? I believe in me ;o)

Speaking of signs, in 2013, I was given a purple glass heart from a friend. Well, when I was dusting my bedroom in 2013, I put it somewhere and I forgot where it was? All this year, I have been looking for my purple glass heart! Just last week I found it! Don't know why I put it in one of my drawers? But, when I held it, I thought of a saying Oma Linda had on her blog. "Daddy Jack's Saying- If you find a thing lost for many years, it will be the answer to dry those tears." When I looked at this heart, the answer came pure and simple to me, "love".

A quote from one of my Goddess Cards, " The lower levels of human bickering, judgment, and chaos are just that: lower levels. I choose to do my work from the level of the higher consciousness, where love reigns supreme. It's here where the most good can be done. So, focus your thoughts on the good things that you can find in people and rise above all appearances otherwise." "Unconditionally forgiving yourself and others and opening your heart to more love!" (forgiving is hard to do, especially forgiving yourself!)

Ok, lets get this party started! Enough being serious! LOL! I want to dance ;o) This song below, is my song for 2015 ;o) "Time Of Our Lives".  You may not know this song, or you may not like this song, but for me, please turn up the volume and dance ;o) If you don't want to dance, just turn up the volume ;o) I'm watching you! LOL! Let's put out some good energy, to welcome in 2015 ;o) No more worrying! I'm trusting with all the love in my heart ;o)
"As we look to the New Year,
We have to hold on to what is good,
And, let go of what is bad!"
"Shake it Off"! LOL! Keep on Smiling ;o)

Love you all! You are all so important to me!!!!

Big Hugs, Happy 2015 ;o)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas ;o)

Big Hugs and Many Blessings everyone ;o) We have family coming over today and they are staying for a few days. Tomorrow is turkey day ;o) Yummy ;o) 26th, back on to diet! LOL!
It's funny, when I look back to last year, we had the major ice storm! We were without power for 4 days! Not this time! We have spring like temperatures and the grass is showing. I hope for snow tomorrow ;o) 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happy Winter Solstice ;o)

For those of you who don't know, Winter Solstice, is the shortest day of the year. It happens when the sun's daily maximum height in the sky is at it's lowest, and the North Pole is tilted furthest away from the sun. When this occurs, you have the least number of daylight hours and the longest night of the year.
The Solstice is celebrated for the re-birth of the sun ;o) The end of the Solar Year has come, and a New Solar Year begins ;o)

On this special day, I would like to do a giveaway ;o) I feel, for not only me, so many of us, have had a very hard year and many of us are still going through things! For me, it came down to a lot of how I felt about me! Me loving me ;o) So, as the sun returns, I feel I have returned too ;o)

I found this book of poetry in my favourite store and I have to admit, I bought one for myself ;o) By J.K.E Rose. She is from southern Ontario, Canada ;o)
"The Dragon In The Room" "Is Love Too Much To Ask For?"
"The Introduction reads,
Hundreds of years ago I had a mother born in Ireland. I think the Vikings must have raided her village because I have an affinity for the Norse- I am tall, I am blonde, I am stoic- stereotypically and perhaps completely inaccurately Norse.

Anyway, as I gathered my poems, I realized they were really a broken saga....strength challenged, strength lost, strength found- How to make sense of them? The Viking futhark, both alphabet and symbol language, would be the guideposts to follow on the road to me, wherever that is. I have kind of thrown myself in front of you gambling that my saga is much like yours and my words will make sense to you. This book is maybe more terrible warning than good example but I have learned important things- don't hesitate to love; don't hesitate to leave; and don't pretend there are no dragons.

If life is a journey so is love- it can be either a forced march between prisons or an epic quest. I am finished with forced marches. Now I am on an epic quest chasing dragons- within and without- because I know with all my heart that love is not too much to ask for."

I know whomever wins this precious book of poetry is going to love it! If you like to win it, just tell me in your comment and you will be entered ;o) If you don't tell me, you won't be entered. I will announce the winner on Thursday January 1st, 2015! Just to let you all know, this is not a big book. For some of you, you could finish it in a night.

Many blessings ;o) You all mean so much to me! I truly mean that! I don't know what I would have done without you all! You are my Sunshine ;o)

I leave you with the last paragraph of the book ;o)
"After The End"
There is a Japanese art called "Kintsukuroi". It is a way of making something beautiful out of something broken. Shattered fragments are put back together with molten gold and silver. The piece is returned to its original shape but with all fractured lines held together by veins of precious metal. The scars are visible. The scars are what make each piece unique. And I think that is so for all of us. We all have scars from battle, win and lose, and the scars tell all our stories. We are held together by our healed wounds and we glitter like dragon treasure when the sun hits us.

Big Hugs ;o)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What do you think?

I had a dream the other night and when I got up, I couldn't stop painting!
In my dream, I was inspired by Gina ;o) Gina creates everything amazingly! You name it, Gina does it! Everything she makes, you can feel the passion.
Gina paints what she calls, "Bubble People". They don't have any faces, but you sure can feel everything! Hope you don't mind me showing these Gina! ;o)
So, in my dream, I saw my crows, with Gina's faces ;o) They were "Crow People" to me ;o)
This is my first one, and I am keeping it ;o)
"I Do" (8" x 10" canvas) (sorry it's dark, took the picture inside)
I have an entire series I would like to do for my shop, on smaller canvases. What do you think? I won't be hurt if you don't like it!
Big Hugs ;o)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It's Snowing

I know "They" say Winter is the time when everything goes to sleep, but it's when I come alive! LOL! I just got new hot pink snow pants and it's snowing! Yepeee! This photo makes me laugh! I hope it makes you laugh too ;o)
I hope everyone is having an excellent day ;o) We are getting tones of snow ;o) I've also been playing around on Facebook! I guess I should get some painting done? LOL! Talk to you all soon ;o) Big Hugs ;o)
(if you are seeing word verification on my blog, it's not me, it's blogger!)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

New Crow Art

Hi Everybody ;o)
We still have no snow ;o( I hope we get some soon ;o) Just a little would be nice ;o)
I hope you're all well ;o) Everything is going great around here ;o) I have some new art to show you ;o)
 "Snow Maiden" (5" x 7" canvas)
"Contact" (6" x 6" canvas)
"Blessings" (8" x 10" canvas)
This painting is now on hold, but I still had to show you ;o) So many of you who do mixed media art, say, you see an image in the background, after you have painted, well that's what happened to me with this angel. I knew this painting was going to be called "Blessings" when I started it, but when I looked closer, I could see the angel. I thought that was really special ;o)

And, my special order that I am doing. 6 paintings all together. I have finished number 3 ;o)
"Motherly Love"(the babies are coming out of their eggs)( I took this picture inside, it's a lot brighter in person)
The first three paintings all together ;o) The next one is the 4 children playing ;o)

A quick question to you. Do you think I should join Facebook to list my art?

Big Hugs

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Winners and New Crow Art

Hi Everyone ;o)
Hope you're all well ;o)
We've been having a very dark gloomy day today and there is no snow. I hope the sun comes out soon and I do hope we get some snow ;o)
If you are wondering, yes, I am behind in blog land, again! Uggg! I will be around ;o)

I have 4 winners ;o) Yes, I said 4 ;o) I had 44 comments, so I took that as a sign to have 4 winners ;o)
The names are Kim From The Wiccan Life ;o) Yeh Kim ;o)
Debbie from Craftymoose ;o) Yeh Debbie ;o)
Lorraine from Whoah There Cowboy ;o) Yeh Lorraine ;o)
Nicole from Nicole Beadwright ;o) Yeh Nicole ;o)

Please e-mail me at stacy8@rogers.com, with your address ;o) I have to go shopping now ;o) Yeepeee ;o) LOL!

I will leave you all with some new art ;o) I took the pictures inside, so they are kind of dark.
"Pole Dancer" 12" x 16" canvas (I might be keeping this one!)
"Strength" 11" x 14" canvas
"Chosen One" 5" x 7" canvas

Do you remember the special order I am doing? Well, I finished the second painting ;o)
I can't wait to see all these paintings together!
Big Hugs ;o) (question, what do you think of my header? Do you like it? Be honest ;o) I can take it!)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Daylyn

Hi Everyone ;o)
Hope you're all well ;o) Before I get talking, I have to warn you, this is going to be a long post. So grab a drink and get a comfortable seat ;o)
When I was looking in on all of you, I couldn't believe I was like 3 weeks behind in blog land! Ooops! So, I have been going through all your blogs! I think I am only like 5 days behind now. Hopefully tonight, I will be caught up ;o) I may not have commented on all your posts, but I have been there! Promise ;o)

This has been a year of many lessons! I think one of the biggest for me is letting go! I mean truly letting go! Your mind plays tricks on you! I didn't realize how much I love to control things, especially when I don't know what is going to happen! Then the fear sets in and I forget to live! When you let go and trust within your heart, it's a lot different, but it's so hard to do! You have to keep your mind from thinking! LOL! Letting go, having no fear, trusting, growing strong and admitting when you have done wrong and forgive ;o) I'm doing so much better ;o) Again, thanks to all of you! Seriously, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Guess what??? My art is up at "Daylyn". The special store I was telling you all about ;o) Welcome to Daylyn ;o) (make sure to click on the pics to make them bigger)
This is Emily and Julia ;o) The mom and daughter team that own this store ;o) Emily on the left. Julia on the right ;o)
Come take a look through the store ;o) I have to tell you, this store changes every week! It has changed since I took these pictures! You never get bored! I love it and you always feel welcome ;o)
Emily and Julia support so many of us local artists! In jewellery making, painting, knitting etc.
This is the wall of local artists, for art ;o)
Do you see me? LOL!
Thank you Emily and Julia for this opportunity! Both of you mean the world to me! And, thank you all out in blog land! You are all so special to me! What I am going to do, is have a giveaway ;o) 3 winners ;o) Open to everyone worldwide ;o) The giveaway will end Saturday November 29th and on Sunday November 30th, I will post the "3" names I pick ;o) Then I get to go shopping at Daylyn for the winners ;o) Yes, the 3 people I pick get something from Daylyn ;o) So much fun! The winners won't know their prize, until they open it ;o) So, if you want to be in this giveaway, tell me in your comment, because if you don't, you won't be entered.

Big Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Some Special News ;o)

Hi Everyone ;o)
Hope you're all well ;o)
I've been slowing trying to catch up with you all ;o) Yes, I know I am still behind, sorry! ;o)

For the last few weeks, I have been in my "wondering" moods. Yes, I have been crying, but I have been thinking a lot too. Too much! My mind has been too clogged to paint! Not good! I have to say, since October of last year, I said to my mom, I feel great change. I don't know if it's just with me, with our family, but I just feel things are changing. Usually, "my intuition" is right. Sometimes, it scares me! I know this is part of why I have been so emotional!

I went to one of my favourite stores today. It's a hippie/spiritual/feel good store ;o) Sometimes, people just go in there to talk. People are truly themselves there. You start talking to strangers, and by the end of the conversation, you feel like you have known them for years! It's a special store ;o)

I was talking to the owner and I started to "cry". I told her, it's been a crazy year. She said to me, it's good to release, it's good to cry. I'm getting rid of all the stuff. It's better to get rid of it, than to keep it in. She gave me a hug and said things are coming to you Stacy. Good things. It's your turn. I looked at her and said, what do you mean? She said, I bet you have always put other people before yourself. Doing things for everyone, but yourself. I said, maybe? ;o) LOL! She said, well, it's now your turn ;o)

I don't know how we got onto the conversation, but I told her I was an artist. She said, Stacy, you never told me! So, I went home, and quickly got some of my paintings and went back to the store ;o)

You know how you can tell when someone really likes something? Well, I could tell, she really liked my art ;o) Her eyes were smiling ;o)

Then I almost fainted! LOL! She told me, she is doing a wall of local artists ;o) She looked at my Etsy shop and told me, she likes all my pieces. What???? She would like to have this wall all set up in a week. What?????? And, if I do any new pieces by then, for me to show her. What????

So, I have put my Etsy shop on Vacation mode for now ;o)
I guess it's time to paint? LOL! The Universe has spoken! LOL!
I have to make little description cards for the paintings too ;o)

Is it Christmas yet? Nope, I still have to rake leaves ;o) LOL!
I'm excited and nervous all at the same time ;o)

I want to thank all of you for not giving up on me this year! You're truly special to me!
Big Hugs xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Crow Art

Hi Everyone ;o)
Hope you are all well ;o)
The wind is blowing strong around here today! I have to say, there is a winter chill! And, I love it ;o) LOL!
The sun just came out for a few minutes! I got lucky and was able to take some pictures ;o)
Enjoy the new art ;o)
aceo's 2.5" x 3.5"
"Positive Energy"
"Northern Winds"
"Winter Fairy"
"Safe Landing"
"The Bride" (6" x 6" canvas)
It's our Canadian Thanksgiving this coming monday, October 13th. We have family arriving on Friday October 10th and we are having our big meal on Saturday October 11th. Just to let you all know ;o) I always seem to be a few days behind in blog land! Sorry!

Big Hugs ;o)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happy October, Winners, First Painting For Angela

Hi Everyone ;o) Happy October ;o)
I wish this season lasted longer! 2 months would be nice ;o)
Image Credit
Such a beautiful time of year ;o)
I would like to announce the winners for my giveaway ;o) (Thanks for all the birthday blessings!)
Wish I could give you all something!!!!
The winner of "Autumn Love"
........ Lone ;o) Yeh Lone ;o)

The winner of "Fly"
........ Ygraine ;o) Yeh Ygraine ;o)

The winner of the "aceo's"
.... Jan ;o) Yeh Jan ;o) (Jan, your package will be a surprise!)

Please ladies, e-mail me your addresses, even if you think I have your address ;o)
stacy8@rogers.com

Now do you remember this?
This was the start of the first painting for Angela. It changed a lot!
Let me introduce you to, "The Miracle" ;o)
I can't wait to see all 7 paintings together ;o)
Big Hugs ;o)


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Crow Art, A Special Commission, Fly Painting Finished for Giveaway ;o)

Hi Everyone ;o)
My eyes are back to normal ;o) Yeh ;o)
I'm trying to catch up with all of you ;o) I might not be able to comment on all your posts, but I have visited ;o) I promise ;o)

I finished some aceo's (2.5" x 3.5")
"Soul Mates"
"The Spell"
"Fly"
"Beginner Witch"
The week of my birthday, I had a very special person contact me to do 7 8" x 8" paintings for her ;o) Her name is Angela, and I asked if I could share all of this with you and she said it was fine ;o)
Angela is trying to have a baby and these paintings are representing her spiritual journey of her babies coming to her ;o)
I have specific things she would like me to paint in every painting, but other wise, everything else is up to me ;o)
The first painting is the mother and father, with their child. This is the background for it ;o) I hope Angela likes it! She hasn't even seen this, but I know she is following my blog ;o)
Now, do you remember this?
Well, it's finished ;o)
Go to this link here, for the giveaway ;o) Now, I have to finish the aceo's for the giveaway ;o)
Happy Autumn ;o)
I think that's it? LOL!
Big Hugs ;o)