Thursday, May 20, 2010

the karma weekly giveaway #12 and SHINE....

acrylic & collage on canvas
20" x 24"
available at etsy

I realized the other day that I had not shown you this painting. I thought that was a bit unusual because I usually share all new paintings with you. Why not this one? And then I realized it was because it didn't have a video. I intentionally painted it without shooting video. Now, why would I do that? Because I wanted to let go and play....not worry about techniques, the right camera angle, or if it was even going to evolve into a desirable piece of art. Just paint for the pure satisfaction of feeling the paint gliding across the canvas.

Oh...and let me tell was so much FUN!!!

The painting is called, "Shine". It's about letting go and allowing your inner light to shine. To not be a wallflower, a copycat, or a shrinking violet. To trust your inner instincts and just be yourself. By being yourself, you shine because no one shines like you.

We are all different and unique individuals.

A fellow artist asked how I could teach and give away all my techniques, style, and tricks. She couldn't believe I wasn't bothered by other people painting like me. It was hard to explain to her, but it actually helps me to be a better artist. My brother in law owns a multi-million dollar wholesale furnishings company. He develops products, produces them and then sells them to retailers like Sundance, Restoration Hardware and others. Within months weeks days of debuting a new product, other companies are knocking him off. It used to bother him, then he realized it just made him more creative. Instead of worrying about everyone copying him, he concentrates on new brilliant ideas, and continues to blow everyone's mind. In a similar way, I try to do the same thing. I try to pull from inside and do what comes naturally. I've learned over the years that just allowing myself to have fun, play, and not me the greatest results. I don't know if I blow anyone's mind with my concepts, but on occasion someone does buy a painting or a giclee....and that is good enough for me.

But, how do we step out of our comfort zone and allow ourselves to shine? Well, first off you need to give yourself permission. Don't question yourself. Listen to your inner voice, and follow it. If you are wondering whether or not to do something....the answer is always YES! Just do it! And even if you end up botching something up...that's learned. It was a stepping stone to something GREATER!

I know that for a fact.

For this week's Karma giveaway, I'll be giving away a large 11" x 14" giclee of "Shine". Here's what you need to do:

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 here. But need to leave a comment on this post to be entered in the current week's contest. :)

I'll pick a winner, next Thursday.

Next week, I'll also have a new video for you....I promise.

In the meantime...step out of your comfort zone....

Play, Create, Don't Stress, and Just Have Fun. Do that...and I promise...before you know'll be positively G L O W I N G!

Shine On....


PS. Due to some requests, I've extended the sale on the classes. All online classes are 15% off this week. The sale price is not posted, and will be refunded through PayPal. You can check out the classes here. (New classes will be announced soon, and there will be a 15% thank you discount on the new classes, if you have taken one of my previous classes).

PSS. Tokyo, our new Devon Rex monkey Dennis the Menace Yoda kitten is home with us now. Pictures soon...I promise.

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  1. As always your blogpost inspires me ! So, what can I say to inspire you ? I really don't know .... Let me just thank you for the wonderful art your showing, and for making me believe that I can shine too ;-) You do, that's for sure !!

  2. Wyanne, you are a bright and beautiful soul. Your generosity and your will to inspire others is amazing~!
    Thank you for yet another opportunity.

  3. And thank you for being so generous!!!! I believe you are a inspiration for many, not only because of your paintings, but also because of your words. You give me a lot to think about...thank you for that!!!
    With love, Margriet

  4. I could stare at your work all day. I love all of your paintings. Your words are always an inspiration. And you are, too, for being so generous. Thank you.

  5. Your art and words are just the inspiration I needed to jump into a new art form I have been considering. Thank you for generously sharing your art and yourself with us!

  6. You are quite amazing. I am so happy I found you on etsy. Thank you.

  7. My sentiments exactly about sharing and inspiring others. That's what it is all about for me.

  8. I feel like you're my art therapist. -smile-To have fun,let go and just DO art is what our inner child artist does/did. Sometimes that gets lost(sad!)..."Shine"and it's message is so awesome. I love Collective Soul's song...'Shine'. I'll have fun listening to it while having 'art-time' Thanks Wyanne!

    Linda Hunt

  9. This totally makes me smile! I want to GLOW!!!!

  10. Thank you for sharing your art & teaching. I think it says a lot about a person who is fearless in sharing their knowledge. I am a late blooming newbie who acts as an art sponge not to "copy" but to soak it all in, be inspired & fearless myself. Thank you Wyanne!

  11. Okay, I take it--I didn't win your giveaway last week :( I'll keep trying though!
    I love coming here and seeing what you have to say to all artists--thank you for expressing yourself so well.

  12. Hi Wyanne,

    I am happy that you feel the way you do, and you are not afraid of people copying your style. For the one person that copies your style, I am sure there are a million that are inspired by it. Your videos inspired me to work in mixed media. It helped me to find my one style so thanks

  13. I love your paintings, as usual your girls are beautiful! the backgrounds, they layer. wishing you and your beautiful daughter, sunshine and laughter! and thank you for the beauty that you add to the world!

  14. This painting really spoke to me, in a completely different way than your words of explanation about the meaning behind it. Layers of meaning, now. I really do like it and I would be honored to own a copy of it. Thank you for the chance to win.

  15. I love shine.......I love all your art.

  16. I always love reading your thoughts. :) And yes, you are one of very few artist that so unselfishly shares her art and techniques with the rest of us. Thank you!

  17. Thanks for such excellent advice

  18. Awesome painting and advice, too ... Love what you said about becoming more creative in response to "knock offs."

  19. I just came across your blog today and love your work and words. Thanks for sharing and I'm returning some positive thoughts your way. Hugz, Kim.

  20. I love everything you create! And when you explain what inspired the painting, I love it even more.
    Have you ever thought of being a motivational speaker? I can see you up on the stage, creating and talking and inspiring! I know that if you came to my town, I'd be standing at the head of the line!
    XOXO - Cindi

  21. HI Wyanne!

    well I'm sending lots of positive thoughts your way that your dream of exhibiting in an overseas gallery WILL come to pass. But the fact that you are focused on being authentic and true to yourself is the biggest success because in doing so you have challenged and encouraged me and many others to do the same. Blessings!
    x donna

  22. thank you for the inspiring words along with the inspiring art.

  23. Oh my, I am soooooo glad that you DO share your techniques with the world! You have inspired me many, many times. In fact, I have been in a bit of a slump and that is what I am doing now, watching your youtube vidoes for a bit of inspiration. Thank you for doing so!!!

  24. reading your post make me think for a're amazing,..don't worry about other doing the same painting like you (which r many people really bothered,..and write very clearly to not allowed anybody to copy)).
    I can feel and see that you have heart of abundance...the more you share the more you get from the universe...!!! it great to know you..

  25. wow i just love your painting its so hypnotic and mesmeric..i feel like i am being drawn into those big dark eyes of the soul like a compulsive black hole. ty for the chance Jan

  26. colorfuldust@poetic.comMay 24, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    Another beauty! <3

  27. I love her. look at her and feel like she is me. This is my favorite painting in your collection! Great job lady!! :) You have some serious talent!! So happy to be able to share in it! :)

  28. Hey husband asked the same question about why you were giving away all of your secrets in your classes (which I have thoroughly enjoyed!) Teaching something to someone else always helps you to understand more, I think. Please keep sharing...can't wait to hear about your new classes!
    Hugs from Rockport, MA,

  29. Your art is beautiful and wonderful. I wish you all your dreams current, past and future.

  30. "Play, create, don't stress"...this is the message that I need right now (I was just laid off!) Thanks for the reminder! I will take it to heart.

  31. Thank you for being so generous Wyanne. It's hard to be so giving, leaves room for massive misunderstanding. I really appreciate you and your ability to give. Blessings,

  32. You are hands down my favorite artist. I love the mixed media and the colors you use are inspiring. Thanks.

  33. Jeez..I almost forgot to leave a comment on your blog for the giveaway this week! Hope that I'm not too late! Love the eyes on this one! hugs, Sue K

  34. I too am so very glad that I found you. I love your imagination, your inspiration, your dreams, your accomplishments, and for sharing your beautiful and amazing talent with all of us. You are truely beautiful in all ways. This gorgeous "Shine" painting truely explains my ups and downs and I surely hope that I can add it to my ever growing collection of your exquisite creations from your BIG heart. Thank you for being apart of my life Wyanne. Now if only I can take these words to my pallet and Kreate pallet of many crafts and Kreations (lol). Blessings your way love!


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