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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Year of the Black Water Dragon

"Today marks the Year of the Water Dragon in Chinese Astrology. Dragon years encourage growth and change in all areas of our lives, and inspire us to explore new frontiers in love, life and work. Greet the New Year an...d encounter happiness!


I found this preety gold charm braclet each locket opens. So I'm going to write out my "HEARTS DESIRE FOR 2012" and place each desire into a locket for this year......and the end of 2012 lets see how close I came to having my dreams come true.

There's nothing wrong with wanting it "ALL..OR MORE OR BETTER"....It just means you're breathing deeply and doing well. You have found things you enjoy. It's part of the journey of researching yourself....

Be Inspired,

~Jean Hart

Artist,

http://www.zazzle.com/jeanhar1

Preview of my new book, Imagine Dreams Do Come True

Welcome to a sneak preview of my new book.
"Imagine Dreams Do Come True"
Artwork and Story by Jean Hart
Change of Heart, page 1
Of course dreams come true. Look and you will see that all things around you were once someones dreams.
The friends, the family, the cars, the shops, all the people in your life working so hard.
My story is simple, I once didn't believe that I would be happy, healthy, strong and alive.
I learned to relax and closed my eyes. I let my mind dream of fantastic thoughts. When I woke up, the Universe said, "You asked and I heard, and you know what they say, be careful what you dream, it could all become yours."
Many Blessings,
Jean Hart
Artist
http://www.zazzle.com/jeanhar1


Monday, January 30, 2012

Today's The Day

Today's the Day....

Let's get back on track...
I've been off just alittle since getting back from vacation.
There are things that have to get done each week. Yes, I too must clean. But there are also fun things that I want to do each week.
When you work at home believe me things slide and slip and don't get done. Even the fun stuff sometimes doesn't get done.
So yes, its another list, but a fun one! I have to see things written down so I can cross them off. It's a must to be able to cross things off.
I made this really fun little chart and put the days of the weeks on it. I only put 3 items on each day. Because if you can get 3 things done beside handling everyday life, you ROCK!!!
The things I write here do not change, they are must do for the week. They are the good and hard of my life. They are personal and they are for the house or the family. Just fill it in with rituals, trips, creative trips, house cleaning, erons, I even add 15 min of decluttering to mine, then add these 3 little things to your current to do list.
How about the 101 things to do this year, harder then you think. I'm up to 10!!!
Be Inspired,
Be Creative,
Be You,
Jean Hart
Artists

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

There's no place like home

There's no place like home..There's no place like home..There's not place.  Now click your heals three times....
I do love to travel and now that I am officially an "Empty Nester" I find that Kerry and I like to pack our bags and hit the road more and more. Last week we spent 8 days touring southeastern Idaho. It is beautiful open land albe winter probably is not the time to see it. Most of it was under snow..
Here's the thing. When you travel you are not always on your feet sight seeing and looking at great museums and eating at fancy restaurants. My trips with Kerry are not that way. He is a geologist, so most of the time we are on dirt roads not even marked on the map, in the middle of nowhere. When you travel with a photographer and writer, there is a lot of down time. We wait for the right light, we wait for the birds, the sunsets, the sunrise's. We come back to the hotel and he writes about what we saw and critiques his photos...What am I to do during these many hours left alone???
So here we go again, another list.
"The list of things to do when left solo".
I have to be able to occupy myself during this time. This will work even if your not traveling. Sometimes days just get long and everyone else is busy doing their own thing.
Our feelings change from excitement to boredom in a second and this list will keep you calm and focused while you need to be silent or solo for awhile.
Things I do when I'm Solo.
1. Order a Movie New short film. check it out.
http://www.nyvs.com/user/MHart/watch/video/an-american-heritage

2. Take a Shower
3. Play Backgammon on the computer, really fun for me.
4. Read a book
5. Draw a mandala, this can take an hour
6. Sit in the sun
7. Take a nap
8. Do my nails and toes
9. Do a meditation tape
10. Go for a walk.
Boredom can bring on chronic fatigue.
So be prepared have a list of things to do if you find you have time and are restless.
Be Inspired,
~Jean Hart
Artist
http://www.zazzle.com/jeanhar1

Monday, January 23, 2012

We cannot live for ourselves alone

We cannot live for ourselves alone
We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.
- Herman Melville
I have barely gotten home from my trip to Idaho, when I was drawn into my sons need for help. He made a short film about my life as an artist, although that is not the important part of this story. This story is about how we cannot live for ourselves alone and how we all need one another to make our lives what we want. He asked if I could help get the word out about his film, "his film", that is what this story is about. His dream to make films. Being a mom, of course I would. I worked tirelessly at the computer, tweeting, face booking and I even unbeknown to me joined a singles site and started blogging there too. OOPS....not single....sorry about that guys...nice to know I still got it...but had to cancel out as soon as the "lets get together" started!!!
My part is done now and I'm happy to say it all went well, and Matt got many people to see his film.
Sometime when your regular routine is interrupted it's hard to get back on track. Something I have learn to do to get myself centered again is to read poetry. For me it is a learned reading, many times I would read and not understand what the author wanted to say. But now I read slower, I think about the words and I try to paint a picture of what they are trying to say. So this very afternoon I found myself going back to the poems and here is what I read today.



Empty Branches

In the cold hard light
of winter,
no roof of leaves
to shelter my steps,
I wander the garden
with a shadow
that seems too thin.
Without you here,
I've grown smaller.
I've entered a place
that spins around itself
like wind in empty branches.
Come home, let there be us,
catch me in your embrace.
by Tom Spencer

I would love to read a peom you have found inspiraring.
Be Inspired,
Jean Hart
Artist
http://www.zazzle.com/jeanhar1


WOW WOW UNBELIEVEABLE!!!! this little filmTOOK OFF WHILE I WAS SLEEPING!!! 4243 hits , lets try to keep this going.. check it out SHARE it and HIT the LIKE button, TODAY IS THE DAY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR MATTHEW HART~Jean
http://www.nyvs.com/user/MHart/watch/video/the-making-of-an-artist
Be Inspired,
~Jean

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pink Saturday

Pink Saturday......
Sometimes when things aren't going just the way you want its hard to remember to be silly and laugh....It's just fun to laugh and its  healthy for you. Then get back up and deal with whats happening.
This has been a great week for the Hart's.
First, I had a birthday....It happens once a year and really has nothing to do with age..
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                  HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES....



I'm spending this birthday on the road. Today we are in Burley ID and by tonight we will be back in Twin Falls. We have found the snow and howling winds and it's feeling more like winter.


This last year has been a tough trip around the sun but I made it. I'm thankful so many things I could not even begin to list the things I'm grateful for.


I spent a lot of time looking outside myself for answers and came to realize that what I was looking for was all within myself all the time. Strength and confidence comes from within and it has taught me not to wait for a better day or body to begin my life. It is your thoughts and your thoughts alone that will help you to set your life in motion. Don't wait for inspiration, creativity and even your determination.....the day will come and go, just begin.


Ive come a long way, 56 years, and I hope to stay, so my birthday wish is simple,


I want to stay, happy, healthy, strong, and  alive.
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This week Matt finished his first short film.

Please enjoy and feel free to share this link and make comments.

http://www.nyvs.com/user/MHart/watch/video/the-making-of-an-artist

Be Inspired,
Jean







Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES....
I'm spending this birthday on the road. Today we are in Burley ID and by tonight we will be back in Twin Falls. We have found the snow and howling winds and it's feeling more like winter.
This last year has been a tough trip around the sun but I made it. I'm thankful so many things I could not even begin to list the things I'm grateful for.
I spent a lot of time looking outside myself for answers and came to realize that what I was looking for was all within myself all the time. Strength and confidence comes from within and it has taught me not to wait for a better day or body to begin my life. It is your thoughts and your thoughts alone that will help you to set your life in motion. Don't wait for inspiration, creativity and even your determination.....the day will come and go, just begin.
Ive come a long way, 56 years, and I hope to stay, so my birthday wish is simple,
I want to stay, happy, healthy, strong, and alive,
Love and Hugs,
Be Inspired,
Be Creative,
Be You,
~Jean
Artist

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Making dreams come true

DREAMS DO COME TRUE....
I talk a lot about goals and making a life that you want here.
I truly believe that when you go forth and participate fulling in the things you believe in your life than truly becomes the life you want. Part of what I believe is that you must help others to achieve their dreams too. Because if you don't understand the concept "Other peoples success is your success", then how can you ever believe that there is enough abundance in this world for everyone?
Last week I helped my son with his first film production. It was a documentary of my life as an artists. He wrote the script, directed and produced this short film. I think he did a great job, and it is my honor to support his dream of becoming and scriptwriter and producer.
Please enjoy and feel free to share this link and make comments.
http://www.nyvs.com/user/MHart/watch/video/the-making-of-an-artist

Be Inspired,
Be Creative,
Be You,
~Jean Hart
Artist

Friday, January 13, 2012

Movement

Movement...
I have been released to move as much as I want within reason!!!!!
Today I am so conscious of my physical energy. I can now go to the gym and work out, swim, walk, hike, whatever I want to do. All of course within moderation. It has taken four months to get back this spot. How you move, how much you move really creates a resonance in your personal energy.
Today's zest for life is MOVEMENT...What else could it be!!
Of course it could also be remembering to BREATH!
I set my cell phone on alarm every 3 hours to remind me to breath, stop and take a deep breathe.
I'm sure everyone knows how to deep breath, but just in case your new to this.
Stand tall, close your eyes and slowly inhale through your nose, gradually expanding your diaphragm. Hold for a count of 5, then exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat 2-3 times, or until you feel clam.
Be Inspired,
Be Creative,
Be You,
Jean Hart
Artist

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Invite the Sandman In....
There's no ZEST FOR LIFE without sleep. Constant sleep deprivation can depress your immune system. No excuses, find time to give your body the time it needs to recharge, energizer and heal itself.

Sleep gives your heart and vascular system a much-needed rest.

Evidence is growing that sleep is a powerful regulator of appetite, energy use, and weight control. During sleep, the body’s production of the appetite suppressor leptin increases, and the appetite stimulant grehlin decreases. Studies find that the less people sleep, the more likely they are to be overweight or obese and prefer eating foods that are higher in calories and carbohydrates. People who report an average total sleep time of 5 hours a night, for example, are much more likely to become obese compared to people who sleep 7 - 8 hours a night.




Study found that women who slept less than 7 hours a night were more likely to develop diabetes over time than those who slept between 7 and 8 hours a night.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deep sleep triggers more release of growth hormone, which fuels growth in children and boosts muscle mass and the repair of cells and tissues in children and adults. Sleep’s effect on the release of sex hormones also encourages puberty and fertility.




 
 
So I'm going to take a lesson from my cats
and sleep more, stretch and relax.

This information was found on a Medical America Network.

Be Inspired,
Be Creative,
Be You,
Jean Hart
Artist

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Following My Heart

My Heart, acrylic, Jean Hart
FOLLOW YOUR HEART...
One of the reason my list for the new year is sooo LONG  is that I am a true Empty Nester and I am just starting to find out what I really want to do, what I really want to learn. Meryl Strep said something very interesting "I know who I want to be but I had  to do research to be that person.", by the way I am a big fan of hers. My favorite movie was "Julia and Julia".
So on my list for today, Follow Your Heart, I am asking myself to follow my heart without asking whether it's okay to do so.
I'm starting with what I like and  I'm going  from there. Researching  Myself!!
Who, What, Where, Why....did I enjoyed that? Just beginning questions.
It's my life and I want to embrace it, enjoy the abundance that comes from taking full responsibilities for all my experiences.
So as I release 2011 and celebrate 2012 I will be writing a list, yes a huge list of 100 things I want to do this year. Not everything will be big...some will be simple, easy and creative. But I want them all to be possible..no failure here. No regrets. Just amazing , fantastic experiences.
Just now I'm wearing purple nail polish (not my normal light pink), I spent the extra 5.00 for a flower and sparkle. Amazing how much better that made me feel!!!
Be Inspired,
Be Creative,
Be You,
~Jean Hart
Artist
http://www.zazzle.com/jeanhar1

Monday, January 9, 2012

Full Moon Celebration


Full Moon Tonight...



Three Wishes, original artwork by Jean Hart
"Here's the nutshell version of what’s happening… On top of our Full Moon in Cancer, the planet Mercury is sextile (a happy aspect) with the planet Neptune, fueling intuition and spawning big ideas. At the same time, Mercury is also moving into methodical Capricorn, making sure those big ideas don’t get too unrealistic. Add a dash of innovation from a Mercury-Uranus square and a harmonious Jupiter trine and you've got a recipe for success! " tarot site.
CELEBRATION TONIGHT
I can hardly wait for tonight. I am having a full moon celebration. I have made a meditation tape and an activity of writing out my intention. There will be music, food, wine and family.
Because  I am filling my life with intention my affirmation for tonight is simple.
"I speak my truth in clear and confident tones. I express myself and ask for what I want, know that I deserve to be heard"
January is a time when we start adding things to our life's. Remember, that it takes time to make changes and that it will take 28 days to make new change a habit. So be kind to yourself and patient. I have make a little heart felt chart for myself so that I can color in each heart for each day that I have been successful on my journey of change. It's a great way to see yourself staying true to yourself.
believe in yourself, feel strong, feel confident, that if this is something you truly want you can achieve it by setting you intentions.

Be Inspired,
~Jean
http://www.zazzle.com/jeanhar1


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Zest for Life

ZEST FOR LIFE
The zest for  today is so simple IT'S HARD.
YEP IT'S THE HARDEST thing I'm  asked to do!!  In fact its so hard that I have added something just a little more  pleasant for my effort.
See it? Its in the corner in the crystal goblet.......It's WATER.....Drink Up!
And I quote for S. Tourles. "Your brain's weight is more than 70 percent water. If this proportion drops below a certain point, you'll feel tired and headacy."  So drink eight glasses or more if you are really active.
This is not knew news to us, we have heard it so often that I think we no longer hear it.  Like I said its easy, unless your like me and hang around the coffee pot all day, so its hard for me and because we need to be rewarded for good things we do for ourselves, I suggest that sometime during the week end you get yourself fresh flowers.
It's the first week of 2012 indulge yourself. I got Roses yesterday, they smell great.
Be Inspired,
~Jean

Aroma Therapy

Remember, You Rock!!!
Sometimes when you start making New Years Resolutions you start filling in the the pages with all the things you think you need to change.  It's hard to remember that you ROCK  already. The new list is for you to add to and improve not to make you feel bad about yourself.
So start that list with this thought  in mind.
YOU ROCK ALREADY,
you have talents and ideas that are unique to you,
You touch many peoples life, so be kind,
You are loved and you love others,
Your choices are limitless, choose wisely,
Try something New this year.

Day 2
Aroma Therapy,
Essential oils.....so exotic.....so much fun to experiment with.
for a quick energy boost, the best oils are peppermint, cypress, eucalyptus, spearmint, or geranium . Essential oil are NOT ingested they are for inhaling deeply, place a few drops on a tissue and inhale. Or pour a few drops on palm, rub and inhale and rub on to hair..
You can find them at more health stores, ask question, experiment and have fun with them.
I have Incorporated them into my ritual when I meditate.

I took a brain test!!!! And think it's pretty COOL!!!

AS IT turns out I am a "visionary and self sufficient Green Brainier, who values knowledge and efficiency..........Yes I Like This,
Here is where you can take the brain test too.
http://www.sheilaglazov.com/2012/01/03/your-personality-motivation-to-keep-2012-resolutionsBe Inspired,



~Jean Hart

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

North Star

North Star


colored pencil

Mandala

North Star...the true you....Who are...What do you do....Why....for what purpose????

Old questions, same answer....Serve someone higher than yourself and what happens is that happiness comes to you....Simple!!

Be Inspired,

A new year a new way

Bath Therapy

One of the nicest gifts I received this year was from my sister. She sent me scented soaps. Her favorite is the pure olive oil bar. Natural Tuscan Bar Soap created with an ancient recipe in the old boiled process using pure olive oil known to have anti aging, anti oxidant properties.
With this new year 2012, I'm sharing a new book with you. Its "365 ways to Energize mind, body and soul" by Stephanie Tourles.
This year I will be sharing with you her many ideas to help you restore your spirit, and revitalize your "zest for life, your happiness, your wholeness, and your physical stamina."
Her first day we start with BATH THERAPY...
I suggest you find some beautiful soaps, great smelling candles and Pour a glass of champagne, or your own favorite drink and closed the door.
This is your time make it special....don't forget the music......
A luxuriant bath, is the ultimate way to boost your circulation and balance your energy flows. Because water is all about flowing, and restoring.
I would add just one more thing to this, deep breathing, and a positive affirmation. One that you make up for yourself is best or take one you have heard that really sits well with you.
Personally I like this one,
 "Imagine a woman who believes is is right and good she is woman. A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories. Who refuses to carry the guilt of others with her body and life." this is from Patricia Reilly's poem, Imagine a woman in Love with herself."
Enjoy,
Be Inspired,
Jean Hart
Artist,
http://www.jeanhartartwork.com/

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years Day 2012


HAPPY NEW YEAR....2012
The first day of the new year is gorgeous!!!
The sun is out and we have no snow!!!
I know BOLDNESS HAS GENIUS AND POWER AND MAGIC IN IT,
BUT,
this year I am looking for a softer and gentler place to be.
This year I will be working in my studio completing my,
Haiku and Original Artwork book,
I will still have exhibits of my artwork at,
Donuts n More and  Eden Clinic,
in Elko, NV
Anyone who would like a donation can still contact me.
As most of you know, I do not sell my original artwork.
  The only way
 to get an original piece of my fine art artwork is
to attend and bid on it at a charity I support.
MANY, MANY, MANY,
THANK YOUS,
For your kind words and support
during my recovery.
I am now in phase two of a four phase PT program
and should be up and running again, or at least,
walking fast by spring.
I wish all the best to you in the coming new year.
Be Inspired,
Be Creative,
Be you,
Jean Hart
Artist