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Monday, February 28, 2011

What's on my Easel

"The Corners of My Mind"

Acrylic, 8" x 10"  This is the third piece of artwork I created for the poster for the Vagina Monologues.


I was trying hard to figure out what it is that separates each women from each other and the lives they share with the world.
It is true that women wear many faces. It starts when they are young and  innocent, letting their imaginations run free.
As woman  matures some of that innocents fades away.  They must learn to get along, co-exist and change with lives situations.
She will become a  daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, lover, wife, and mother.
Each with its own mask, each with it's own set of rules.
But as I have read many stories about women, their stories have one common thread. Of course, this too might be said for all mankind as well.
We all want to be accepted, we all want to be appreciated, we all want to be loved.
Enjoy my artwork and enjoy the song that inspired it. 



Deep within the corners of my mind
Melody Gardot
I keep a memory of your face
And I only pull it out
When I long for your embrace
Deep within the corners of my mind
I'm haunted by your smile
As it promises me joys
Like a journey to a tropic isle
It's not hard to see what you do to me
It's like a page right out of fist time wave
Though I try to fight
All the word you write, leave me standing
In the starry robe in some tragic lovers place
But deep within the corners of my mind
I'm praying secretly
That eventually in time
There'll be a place for you and me
That eventually in time
There'll be a place for you and me
There'll be a place for you and me
Deep within the corners of my mind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQEz16re1-w&feature=related

Be inspired,
~Jean

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Huge Giveaway

HUGE GIVEAWAY COMING!!!


I am soooo excited to announce, Everyone who comes to my blog site in the Month of March and leaves a comment will be placed in the treasure box and at the end of March I will pick one person to receive a
HUGE GIVEAWAY!!!!
Be inspired,
~Jean

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Meditation

Friday Meditations
I have been using essential oils for about 3 years now. I love them and I like to use them when I meditate.
The way I learned to use them is simple,easy and fun.
I like things that have a ritual to them.
So when I use the oils I prepare a space and lay out the oils I have.
I close my eyes and let my hand float over the bottles until I feel drawn to pick one up.
Pure oils have special properties to them that will attract certain qualities. To use essential oils according to traditional associations and to help bring about their vibrations I follow a few rules.
1. First, I wash my hands so that the oils will have a clean surface to float and be absorbed into.
2. Once I have pick the oil I would like to use, I pour a drop into my left palm and with the tips of my right pointer finger I circle in a counter clockwise direction 3 times.
3. Next I rub my palms together and bring my palms to my nose and take a deep breath in. Repeat 3 times.
4. With the rest of the oil that remains on my palms I rub into my hair.
Now you are ready to start your day or go into meditation.
There are many ways to use the essential oils.
As perfumes, splashed into you bath or sent your pillows.
Just make sure you do not get them in your eyes.
Here are some of the oils I use and what their vibrational qualities are.
Cedar, Purification, Love, Money
Cinnamon, Attraction, Speed,
Frankincense, purification, luck, protection,
Frank & Myrrh, purification, protection, spirituality,
Gardenia, love, peace,
Ginger, Success, power,
Jasmine, Spiritual love,
Lavender, healing, peace, love,
Peppermint, healing, luck
Sandalwood, protection, purification, spirituality,
Sweetgrass, spiritual attraction
Ylang Ylang, opportunity, peace.
There are soooo many more. I have only just begun collecting all essential oils I want.
Relax and remember to have fun and enjoy this.
Be inspired,
~Jean
http://www.jeanhartartwork.com/

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday!!
This week I am proud to share with you the poster I was honored to design for the production of
The Vagina Monologues here in Elko., NV



Produced by Andrea Hollowell.
V-Day 2011 Elko Presents Eve Ensler's
The Vagina Monologues
March 18 & 19
Studio 425 Railroad St
Elko, NV
$10.00 admission
with the money going to,
Committee Against Domestic Violence
If your in town hope to see you there.
Be inspired,
~Jean
http://www.jeanhartartwork.com

What's on my Easel?

What's on my Easel?
I have been asked to create a design for this years poster for the "The Vagina Monologues"
Produced by Andrea Hollowell.
V-Day 2011
Elko Presents
Eve Ensler's
The Vagina monologues,
March 18 & 19
Studio 425
Elko, NV

So I went about painting, and painting and paining what I felt would be the story of women and how they felt about their life.
This is only one of the four paintings I did for the poster.
This is the one I love the best and in deep reflection of ones life I felt it touched my soul deeply.
While I was coming up with compositions for these painting, I was trying to imagine a woman who has looked back at her life. A woman who could acknowledge her past an than move forward to heal herself into the present.
Again, Melody Gardot touched a chord with me. With her song 'Gone".
I invite you to listen to the music and enjoy the painting.
Be safe, be strong, be health, be you,
~Jean
http://www.jeanhartartwork.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EvpHZFRxg8
Gone - Melody Gardot
I won't wake up To the sound of your feet
Walking down the hall
Like a soft heartbeat
I won't wake up
Cause by the time that
I do you'll be gone
I won't look back
On a past so long
I won't look back
On the things gone wrong
I won't look back
Cause by the time that
I do you'll be gone
I won't have words
I've said all that there is to say
I won't have words
Cause I know you'll just throw them away
I won't have words
Cause by the time that
I do you'll be gone
By the time that
I do you'll be gone
By the time that
I do you'll be gone

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pink Saturday

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!
I will be away this Sat. but I did not forget you.
Go to fullsize image I am packing my bags,

Go to fullsize imageand leaving very early in the morning.
Go to fullsize image Not by car,
Go to fullsize image not by bike,
Go to fullsize image yes by train!!!!...

 I am taking the Amtrak train from Elko to Sacramento this week end. It is on my  Bucket list. We will be going through the Sierra Mountains. Of course, it is storming now with lots of snow. I hope we do not get stuck, or snowed in on the train, but than again that is the adventure of the trip....not knowing.
It's been awhile since I have put out a haiku, 5,7,5 syllables.   So along with pink  today I will gift you with a haiku.

The snow is falling,
it is still winter for us,
soon spring will be here

I will also leave you with my favorite writer and singer, Melody Gardot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSHY_DZI-RY&feature=fvwrel
Enjoy,
Be inspired,
~Jean
http://www.jeanhartartwork.com/

What's on my Easel

What's on my easel?????
Tea with Rabbit
Since 2011 is the year of the Chinese Metal Rabbit, and I love Rabbits for lots of reasons.
They represent, fertility, abundance, new beginnings.
Rabbits have long been a subject for me to paint and embrace. I expect they will be lots of paintings this year with rabbits in them.
I am learning many lessons this year and top on the list is Stillness, Meditation, Being Calm...the list goes on and on. Often my paintings represent my own life and the lessons I myself are going through.
I welcome you on my journey.
Here is a poem to meditate on.
Totally Crazy
The deep blue sea
spoke to me;
it was holding back
a mystery.
A dolphin took me by the hand'
it wanted me to understand
that in this life
there's more to behold
than bags of money and pots of gold.
Believe in yourself
and you will see
how happy and free
you were meant to be.
By Mike Dooley


For me right now that says a lot.
What happens when you start to believe in yourself?
What happens when you start to put yourself out in the world?
What happens when you do want you want and follow your dreams?
I'm thinking what happens is that you become a better you. But this time around once you believe in yourself your also better for family, friends, and the world.
Just something to think about.
Be inspired,
~Jean
http://www.jeanhartartwork.com/

Friday, February 11, 2011

Gold Bird Postcards from Zazzle.com

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Happy Pink Saturday!!
It's Friday but I thought I would get a jump on it this week end.
Remember it only takes a quick expression from you to bring joy and love to someone else.
Go to fullsize image furry cute kittens help

Go to fullsize imagepink diamonds are better!!

Happy Valentine
Be inspired and show someone how much you care,
~Jean


Gold Bird Postcards from Zazzle.com

Monday, February 7, 2011

You are Enough

Mono print,

11' x 14''
"You are Enough"
by Jean Hart


If every flower tried to look like another, if every flower stood in a row, would you not forget that each flower were not special, that maybe each flower was so unlike the other and that is why you like it....You are Enough just the way you are.

~Jean
http://www.jeanhartartwork.com