This is week 3 of the Karma weekly giveaway. I hope you are not tired of them yet...because I'm not. The positive energy that the weekly giveaway stirs up is incredible. It's better than Girl Scout Thin Mints...and that says a lot! LOL
This is the new painting that was a direct result of all your positive thoughts flowing my way. Your comments from week one and two of the contest, motivated me to stretch my wings further, and push myself past self imposing limits. I surprised myself, and learned a lot.
"Peacock Garden" is full of layers. Upon the multiple painted layers, there are two coats of resin, with another painted layer in between. Unfortunately, even a great scan of the painting cannot show all these details....but I assure you it's way cool in person.
Painting all the layers reminded me of manifesting a dream. When I set out to start a new painting, I have a general idea of what I want it to look like. In this case, it started out with a basic drawing of the girl and the peacock, no flowers or garden yet. I know that I want the painting to be of a girl and a peacock...nothing else. That is my goal. I have no idea how I'm going to get there, except to start painting. Each layer, each brushstroke, each technique is a baby step in getting to the finished goal. As I paint, things change, unexpected things happen...but I don't let that get in my way. I keep painting, and let it evolve on it's own. And most importantly, I don't stress or get frustrated during the process. I play, have fun, and am thankful for creating.
So, you see...even something as simple as creating a painting...can show you how simple it is to manifest a dream. You decide what the end result will be, you take baby action steps, keep a positive attitude, show gratitude and let the Universe do the rest.
This is why I am having the Weekly Giveaway. It's part of my goal. The Weekly Giveaway is only one of the baby steps that I'm taking to reach the goal of showing in a major gallery (or two) and/or Art Basel. It's a way of showing my gratitude for all the love you have shown me, through the years. It generates lots of positive thoughts. Those positive thoughts have a ripple effect, and are contagious. And that's a really good thing for everyone.
So thank you to all who have participated and left me such wonderful, positive, nurturing comments. I feel tremendous love. Thank you.
And for the new contest...here's the scoop:
Leave a comment on this post and your name will be entered. Only one comment per person, please. I'll use the random number generator to pick a winner the following Tuesday evening at 11pm EST. I'll announce the winner of the previous week's giveaway, and we will start the next giveaway. Just enter a comment below...and send lots of positive thoughts and prayers my way. That's all you have to do. And if you want to know more about the giveaway and how it came about...click here. But remember....you need to leave a comment on this post to be entered in the current week's contest. :)
What will you win.....you ask?
The winner will receive an 11" x 14" giclee print of "Peacock Garden". Yes....you read that right...I love you guys...you rock!
And here's the new video...it's filled with a lot of techniques from the Art Play class. I hope you enjoy it and get inspired!