Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Once a year is not enough to give thanks but the habit of giving thanks everyday sets a positive emotion inside us. I know I have a tremendous amount to be thankful for. I have a wonderful family, friends, human angels and most importantly GOD.
I live in a wonderful country, state, city, and neighborhood.
I and God create beauty and love when I listen really well to the Spirit.
So thanks to God and to you, my family, friends, human and spiritual angels.
The Mandala on the right is called "Infinite".
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This colored pencil drawing is called "Opening The World". It is a mandala which I did a few years ago. This is before I stopped doing the mandalas to start my day. I guess when I moved out of my studio and into my home, I didn't realize after having an outside studio for 5 years that I would get caught up into home stuff and computer AND the "business of art". As I get older, focusing is hard because I have to let the painting or paintings dry so I start doing other things. This has got to stop because I'm not into my "Zen Zone" as much.
So I made an "intention" to look for a studio so I can just paint and teach in the first quarter of 2009.
After all the "noise" of the economy the World Still Spins on it's Axis and I'm not fearful because this is my mission to do art and God honors me doing it.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The garbage is over! I bet you are as sick of the politics as I am. From now on I'm going to concentrate on becoming a better ME. I have lots to do today. Working on my newsletter, rewriting some of my blogs for use in other venues, doing this blog, photographing my new works(that is a two day project, replacing photos on my website (after I get the photography done). The list goes on. But I'm really grateful to live in the United States in beautiful Arizona and Scottsdale by the mountains. I'm grateful for the love of and for my husband and for the ability to create great art (I think so)!
I'm looking for a studio outside my house. I had a great studio for 5 years in old town Scottsdale but moved back to the house when the developers were building the Waterfront complex. It got to be so dirty. I'll be teaching acrylic classes and my Spiritual Art workshop. Let me know if you are interested. Landis@landisart.com
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Rather than thinking in a mood of lack, I'm thinking in terms of abundance. What other way can I get through each day and produce my art. Moving forward is my intention and goal. As an artist but also a woman, wife, mother, grandmother, I can't look any other way but up. When I try to figure what's going on the WORLD by listening to the news and bad politics I could get really down. I'm ignoring all the pundits and focusing on being grateful for who I am and what I have. Thanks, God.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Why is everyone going off on a tailspin or running around like a chicken with his head cut off? I believe its because we've lost faith in MONEY. But isn't that the point? Having faith in ourselves and God is what it is all about.
Galleries and artists are fearful so they think that lower prices will help. There are still people out there wanting to buy art but they shy away from those people that have fear in their hearts. I understand about the money situation but having the fear sucks. They bring down the other artists or galleries that are around them just to justify their fears and then it is a feeding frenzy. Lots of people do very well during a down swing why can't you and I? If you stay away from naysayers and do some great thinking you might come up with a brilliant idea that puts you way up there in business.
The painting is called "Come Together" 6x9 acrylic on paper.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Ten years ago when the computer was really getting into the vast amount of homes, it was said that we would have a paperless future. What a crock that was! It seems it produces more stuff than before. Things may have changed but not the paper. I'm a Virgo so I'm usually organized but I've been searching through my files (paper) and can't find my health file where I keep track of when I get my mammogram. So goody-goody I'll have to get one next week.
I've saved e-mails that are meaningful on the computer but I rarely go back to look at them so why do I save them? I guess we are all like that.
This Painting is a commission I did for Cigar King (an internet supplier) I also have it on my website at www.Landisart.com. I painted all the cigar rings that are his brands.