My Artsy Life

Friday, November 25, 2011

A few paintings, a work in progress...

Im so thankful for tiny little things in my life, like time to play around in my studio, time to create, the few precious moments i get to create beautiful little things like this...!

a work in progress, inspire by Christy Tomlinson "She Art Workshop 2"




And a couple of xtra's i have created this past couple of weeks!!


girls are all that sugar, spice, and all things sweet and nice

this little angel is inspire by an old class i took with Suzi Blu, angels...so love this little one!

i have a sweet boy at home now,
inspire by my soon to be 2 years old boy,
 people always ask dont you paint boys...? i guess i do!

this little one went away on an auction not sure where, but i know she is  in good hands

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dream Big Painting - Sold

i feel like i have been missing in action, but not really...just so busy this month, with beautifully hectic schedule, art shows, exhibitions, traveling, artist dates....
i have been creating, painting, showing my art, and selling it...here is some of the few designs i have created...
enjoy the eye candy...
and as a beautiful inside i will say to all of you kindred spirit artists get deep in touch with your feelings and the beauty that resides within your heart and soul, when i was painting “Dream Big” i heard the messages from within and wrote them for this girl, as a blessing i was telling her while i was painting; “you are going to a good home” and she did sold, the girl that bought it love the message, and thought it was a beautiful fit for her daughters room!
this is what the message in her skirt says,
Be yourself
follow your path
dream big
reach the top of your highest mountain
and seat there for a while
face your fears
walk away
grow strong
believe in yourself
grow wise
be brilliant
be you
meditate
let it go
forgive
be fearless
embrace your stars
be at peace
As you can see the message is sweet, and so deep i was really happy the way it turn out, more so i was sure she wouldnt come back home with me....! and she didnt. 

so follow you heart whatever you go, and manifest the beautiful dream inside your heart!!!

Dream BIG!

brenda

www.lafiorevida.com
www.lafiorevida.ning.com

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A fabulous artist date!

hello my fabulous soulmates...i am back with some juicy photos and beautiful soul searching adventures...

i want to share this amazing experience if you watch my videos in you tube a while back (around June 2011) i found this very amazing author name Kimberly Wilson, and her book Tranquilista. i just felt in love with her style her beautiful soul and so candid personality. all the pieces felt into place and i was able to meet her in person and take one of her workshops while visiting my friend Meg who just move back to DC four months ago  i call it beautiful syncronicity!! 

i have since taken her online workshop "the tranquility project" purchase both of her books which are full of savvy and beautiful advice, listen to her podcast and follow her beautiful blog, i just cant have enough


for more about kimberly wilson check her beautiful blog http://blog.kimberlywilson.com/

it was for me an enchanting time, i love to meet in person so many beautiful personalities that enchant me and inspire me and i can now say i was so happy to have the opportunity to be there with a bunch of other girls that are as me in the pursue of inspiration, happiness, and oodles of sharing themselves and their artistic personalities, i travel simply so i didnt bring my big camera or anything like that so the pictures are well what they are but lovely all the same...

kimberly and i


meg in front of tranquil space


this idea "rocks"

love it the loo was so creative

my friend meg "a beautiful soul"

i dont think she wanted me taking her pictures...

girls have fun....
my art journal cover


i write my gratitude list every chance i get..


this is a page of the little sweet notes i get

some photos i have taken previously of my art journaling







i have to say that this way of journaling is such a pleasure to the eyes...i absolutely want to make a different art journal for all the things i like to manifest into my life...style, fashion, home, art, inspiration, ideas...

the possibities are really endless...

CREATE

www.lafiorevida.com
"Life is a flower"
www.lafiorevida.ning.com
www.lafiorevida.blogspot.com




Thursday, October 27, 2011

Reflections of an Art Show

hello there all my sweet artsy friends! here i am with some juicy photos from my recent art show at candler park festival....i also made a video with some of my experiences and reflections from the show, hope you enjoy my little videos as much as i do making them!!!



also dont forget you can watch more of my videos on youtube.com/lafiorevida

thank you for reading and sharing with me this very special  moments


even thou i have to admit is hard work to show your paintings i was in cloud number 9 for sure!


this is a how it look from the outside

this is Denise Sauer and me we both share the booth, it was a sweet experience

this is a piece of furniture that seats at my studio i love it,  i stuff the drawers with fabric and tissue paper and then stack the paintings in it

this is one of the old closet doors i talk on my video, i just spray paint the door and use nail to hang my paintings, a total beautiful solution for hanging your precious paintings



You can find me at www.lafiorevida.com
www.lafiorevida.ning.com
www.lafiorevida.blogspot.com
for emails you can contact me @ lafiorevida@gmail.com

Friday, October 14, 2011

Candler Park Fall Festival

If you are in Atlanta, GA dont forget to come by my booth this weekend!


Artist Market
The 2011 Candler Park Fall Fest will feature over one hundred artists from all over the southeast!
Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, October 16, 2011 12:00 pm -8:00 pm
Music
Fall Fest is going to be jam-packed with great music!
Saturday
12:00 Rocket 88
1:00 Zentropy
2:00 Shed
3:00 Deep Blue Sun
4:00 Matt Kabus
5:00 My Homework Ate My Dog
6:00 Seed and Feed
6:30 Sandra Hall
7:30 Swimming Pool Q’s
Sunday
12:30 My Imaginary Band
1:30 Stems
2:30 10 Degrees Off
3:30 Grinder Nova
4:30 CC Booker III feat. Will Scruggs
5:30 Delta Moon
6:45 King Sized
Click here for more information  http://fallfest.candlerpark.org

Sunday, October 9, 2011

My New Paintings - Ready for next weekend Art Show!!



Hello sweets!! 

What a wonderful couple of weeks for me! Creating art, total bliss!

I have been missing in action from the blog, and social media really because I have been preparing myself for next weekend Art Show at Candler Park Festival...here in my own backyard!

Love all my new pieces, art prints also available...how sweet the glory of creating! Any minute counts now...!

And here is the eye candy i promise ...

























Lafiorevida
Life is a Flower

Blog: www.lafiorevida.blogspot.com
For a free art journaling class Join me on my ning network

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Art Journaling Post - Be Mindful, Living in the Moment




hello sweet kindred spirits!!!
here is another post this time is all about been mindful, or living this one moment to the fullest!
i want to share this amazing journey with all... of you! I have recently found a book name “Tranquilista” and I am enamored with the sweetness concept this book brings to life. You should check it out, here is the authors website, 
so i am pursuing in my life more mindfulness, thru meditation, yoga, and just been right here where I am, in this splendid moment...
i have been so busy - but the nicest busiest kind! I love making art, and these past couple of weeks have been all about creating art... Once I finish I will post the photos of all the new paintings coming up..eye candy for sure! i have a coming art show, the biggest I ever been in so hence is a big deal for moi!

bellow close up photos of my newest art journaling page, hope you like and enjoy it very much, as much as me bringing you this post at least... ;-) If you have not yet join my group is free, so why now!! Sketches of the dolls are also available, go to lafiorevida.ning.com to become a member of the "art journaling experience group"





the little messages bellow are the ones I added into my art journal... playing with the subject of been mindful! Is nice if you come up with your own ways of been in the moment of course! I do hope to inspire you!

  • slow down 
  • take time to smell a flower 
  • eat a raisin
  • smile to a stranger
  • say hello to your neighbors
  • make a habit to show love to your partner, kids, friends
  • listen real good
  • stop everything for your kids - they grow so soon
  • meditate
  • reflect on your day
  • laugh out loud
  • be grateful for 5 small things each day
Hope you all enjoy the eye candy, and playful ways!
Happy Friday!
Lafiorevida
Life is a Flower

Blog: www.lafiorevida.blogspot.com
For a free art journaling class Join me on my ning network

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Monday!!! Two poems I absolutely Love!

Brave Girl


Our Deepest Fear


By Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. 
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? 
You are a child of God.

Your playing small 
Does not serve the world. 
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking 
So that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, 
As children do. 
We were born to make manifest 
The glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; 
It's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, 
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. 
As we're liberated from our own fear, 
Our presence automatically liberates others.



A mothers prayer



The Invitation


By Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
And if you dare to dream of meeting 
Your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
For love, for your dream, 
For the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow,
If you have been opened by life's betrayals,
Or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, 
Mine or your own,
Without moving 
To hide it or fade it or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, 
Mine or your own,
If you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes 
Without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself,
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. 
I want to know if you can be faithless and therefore be trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see beauty 
Even when it is not pretty every day,
And if you can source your own life 
From its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, 
Yours and mine,
And still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, 
"Yes!"

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair,
Weary and bruised to the bone, 
And do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn't interest me who you are, how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand 
In the center of the fire with me 
And not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you 
From the inside 
When all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone 
With yourself,
And if you truly like the company you keep 
In the empty moments.



Are this not the lovelies thoughts !?  So lovely to share them with all of you! Mostly makes me want to be a poet!!!

Brenda
Life is a Flower
Art Hugs!!!