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Yes that will keep me tapping all through the day.......this very cold, windy, snowy day. Life is for living, and to celebrate I have flowers for all of you,
They're wild flowers, for you should let your spirit run just a little wild today. Today you should eat yummy treats.....forget that diet, forget the scale and forget all the I shouldn't, I can't, I wouldn't, blah, blah, blah. Just one bit then.......
Go fishing, take the day off.......don't tell anyone I said that.....but truly go outside, feel the wind, the sun, the rain....even the snow.
If there's lots of snow make a snow labyrinth.
Did you know...that according to folklore, Women get to propose marriage on this day, but, of course, nowadays ladies can propose all year if they want to. .....Lady's if your wanting to get married to that special one, it's okay to ask today......but I warn you, that first anniversary is a long wait.......if you marry on a leap year. Have fun with this day, enjoy it, and be spontaneous. Be Inspired, ~Jean www.zazzle.com/jeanhar1
Them Eyes, Them Eyes, Them Beautiful Eyes!!! they have it in every way... Your eyes need water, lubricant, and tears. Without it you develop "Dry Eye"...The on going health transformation continues and now my tear ducts and other ducts have stopped working....I'm on drops for about ...a month and I'm told in 4 wks I will be back to normal!!!
So I'm really thinking, what's it like not to see......It's pretty scary!!! Of course, I'm old enough and have seen enough that if you were to describe something with words I could imagine it. ....But I don't want to have imagine. So faithfully I put in my two different drops in my eyes 4 times a day.....Can you see what I see? Gratitude. It's been a month and today I'm off to the Docs for my Check up.
I have been fascinated with pictures of eyes and poem of seeing clearly. Here is a poem I found by Wordsmith's forge Poem. "Seeing Clearly"
Seeing Clearly That which is perceived but not seen remains every bit as real. It is the wind made visible, the sound transformed to the sight. Colors gallivant like ghosts through a spectrum sensed yet unseen. It is something intended for divine eyes, somehow strayed within range of mortal souls. The tint of the aura is known to the wise, yet its light may not answer to wavelength. The clear lines are not colored in but they define the boundaries all the same. The meanings are mystical but not mysterious; the symbolism of the aura is understood. Each hue has its own ephemeral footprint just waiting for a watchful eye to follow in its wake.
I wish for everyone to see clearly,
When I see clearly, I recognize that my world is
an imagined world of spirit, and that all the things that are possible, kind, and imaginable can
happen if you learn to be an active part of all your decision. While the
eternal part of myself will go on, it will always come down to how I react to what happens in my life. I choose not to be afraid, but to keep the steps moving forward.
TWELVE THINGS I WANT TO CELEBRATE AND CHERISH ABOUT MYSELF THIS YEAR.
This project really is about you, researching things about you that you really like. Starting with uploading a picture of yourself. I turned 56 years old this year. Not bad considering I almost did not make it. So here is my sign, my validation that I made it to 56!! The second thing you will have to choose after you upload the picture, chose a font that you truly like to write this list with. 3. Write out 12 things that you really, honestly, truly want to celebrate about yourself. This is not a list of things you want to change about yourself, or even a list of things you are working on about yourself. These are the things you say about yourself with humble pride. I say 12 for 12 months of the year. We are researching ourselves, it could be that you haven't realized some of the wonderful traits you have yet. Leave room for growth, and recognition. When I started this list, I was alittle set back and did not know what it was that I liked about me without sounding conceded. So I started with the Alphabet and created a "Alphabet from the Hart" . Trust me I'm not all these things but the exercise loosened up my imagination so I could see myself better.
Alphabet from the Hart
Appreciate what you have. Be yourself. Create your own life. Dream big. Embrace life. Friendships are golden. Give thanks often. Help others. Imagine.Jump for joy. Know yourself. Love with all your heart. Meditate often. Never say never. Open your mind to new ideas. have Patience. Quietly sit still. Relax and breath deeply. Seize the day. Trust the universe. Value your family. Wish on a fallen star. be Xtraodenary. Yearn for something better and have a zest for life.
New Inspirational Note Cards... The New Year has started off nicely. With the printing of my new book, Imagine, Dreams Do Come True and new Inspirational Note Cards. I would say that Water Dragon has me moving. Here are just some of the new cards I now offer.
"I've learned that the greatest challenge of life is to decide what's important and to disregard everything else." anonymous
Life's wonderful lessons,......be grateful they do not end. Someone once asked me, "When do I get to the point when I stop learning lessons?"....You can just imagine what my answer was to that......"At the end of the trail, I imagine." Everyones always searching for the big day, answer, gift, break, etc.....When really the secret to life, the one you are living now is so easy. Of course, that may be the problem. Stop resisting!!! Isn't it wonderful how you don't have to tell the sun to come up, or the birds to sing or now really stay with me here, tell your heart to beat!!! Your brain takes care of that for you. Don't you think its time to go with the flow, ride the tide, seat back and take a deep breath. Take time to research yourself and find out what you truly like to do. What is your bliss? No, not a simple question, I know. But this year. While I have more time on my hands then usual, my bliss is experimenting with different art techniques. I call them my healing painting. They have nothing to do with commissions, or exhibits, or even trying to display and sell them.......MY BLISS....IS TO CREATE. Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be You, ~Jean www.zazzle.com/jeanhar1
This year I have been paying a lot more attention to the phases of the "Moon".
The moon is very famine, if you pay attention to its cycles you will notice that a women's body naturally harmonizes with the phases of the moon.
There is a lot to know about the moon and its phases but I will only share the little I know with you here. I celebrate each phase and love the energy I get from seeing it glow down on to me.
New Moon:" In astronomy the new moon begins with the dark of the moon, the sky being moonless for about three days before the new moon is actually visible. This is the time for deep inner reflection and introspection. It is the time to be still and listen to your inner voice. Then, as the visible new moon approaches, it is the time plant new seeds for new ideas and new projects. It is the time of birth and renewal. This is a great time to visualize your life for the next moon cycle and focus on a energy that will see you through the month. During this time, rest, be still, and meditate. Feel that deepest and most internal movement of your inner self. In this stillness, allow the seed of the coming weeks to be planted in you." Denise Linn
For me this is a great time of meditation. I think of the things I would like to accomplish in the next few weeks. Planting seeds, to me, means making wishes. On the New Moon, I make three wishes. I hold them close to me but start formalizing a plan of action. Because I believe wishes and dreams only work when you partake in their success.
So tonight before I go to lay my head down for the night, I will go outside to see the New Moon, give thanks for its coming to shine its light on me and make my three wishes.
Taking risks, taking any kind of risk is risky!!! Why is it so hard to step out and take risks. I think it has something to do with the opinion of others. So I'm learning this year to jump out and take a few risks. What's on my risky list....I'm planning to take an "Intuitive" painting class. What is that? Best as I can tell its gonna be wild...fun... and very brave! It's painting without a preconceived idea. Give yourself an emotion, idea, theme and just start painting. Of course there is no right or wrong way to do this and I'm guessing this work is gonna be very free flowing and abstract. But, I love art and I love creating art, any and all art so I'm going for it. So sometimes doing the hardest thing on earth is to act and think for yourself this little class I hope will let me express myself in my own way. I'm an Artist and I love to make Books.
Jean with her book "12 Day's of Christmas"
I love art, all kinds of art and I love writing words to go with my artwork. I now have three books. My latest book, "Imagine, Dreams Do Come True" has just been printed. I use a company online to print my books. They are not sold in stores, but if you would like one I will order one for you, sign it and package it up and send it to you. Contact me at email@example.com
My first book, "Artwork From My Heart", is original artwork with poems. It had it's debut at the Northeastern Nevada Museum with the Silver Stage Player reciting the poems on their circular stage.
Imagine, Dreams Do Come True
Story and paintings by Jean Hart
This is my Newest Book
The paintings are of strong, empowered women. It's a life journey through word and verse.
For the Month of February, if you leave a comment on my blog your name will go into the treasure box to win a copy of this book.
My husband gave my this beautiful red rose to me last night on Valentine's Day. It is a symbol of our long lasting love. A love that has endured over 34 years.
But it is the card that drew me to tears.
I reads like this:
"I like what we've got.
You just don't find it every day- the love, the chemistry, the comfort that we have together... I know your moods, and you know mine, yet I'm always intrigued by what's going on in your head and in your heart.
Everything about you feels right. It says "home" to me. It says, "This is where I belong." I love what we've got, because it's all I've ever wanted, and I want it to last forever."
Happy Valentine's Day Yes, it is here! The day we get to tell the people we love just how much they mean to us.
Love is sitting watching the moon with the one you love.
I read this book, "Self Portrait" by Kahlil Gibran
It tells of his life by letters he wrote, relationships entirely through correspondence. He was a man with a creative mind. But, not many of us know of his love story.
For that, a true love story, you will have to read The Broken Wings.
There is where he tells us of his true love. A love so strong and honored and true. It's a sad story, to love what you can not have.
Bring a hankie when you read it.
I have started a journal of stories and poems. I was not always a lover of poems. I have learned to appreciate the word more and so when I find a poem that moves my spirit I write it in my book, along with a little story of why this is so.......I have become sentimental in my older years.
Make lots of wishes and hopes and dreams and then get out into the world and help them come true. It is in the doing, doing, doing that dreams come true and hearts are fill will love.
This is our Love Fortune Cookie for the very special Valentine's Day
Walking the Labyrinth This week Kerry and I walked a Labyrinth in the First Presbyterian Church of Twin Falls. This is one of the many things on my list I want to do this year. It is my goal to find and walk on as many Labyrinth's as I can. I am on a spiritual journey this year. Having almost died this year by heart failure after my knee surgery my body has been under internal stress. I say that I am rebuilding a body since each month some part of my body has shut down, spine, lungs, ears, eyes etc..... But each time I have been able to recover. I am told it's a two year process. So as I continue with my health journey, my spiritual journey has become a strong yearning.
There is no right way to walk the labyrinth. You only have to enter and follow the path. Your walk can encompass a variety of attitudes. It may be joyous, thoughtful, prayerful or you may use it as a walking meditation. Some general guidelines for your walk.: Focus, pause and wait at the entrance. Become quiet and centered. Enter. Experience: Walk purposeful. Observe the process. When you reach the center, stay there and focus for a few moments. Leave when it seems appropriate. Be attentive as you retrace the path in exiting. Exit: Turn and face the entrance. Acknowledge the ending with a bow or an "Amen". Reflect: After walking the labyrinth, reflect back on your experience. Some find journaling or drawing as a way to capture the experience. Walk Often.
This was truly a pleasant experience. Kerry enjoyed the meditation as well and told me later that he would like to build a labyrinth in our yard around the olive tree we are planning to plant the summer. Be Inspired, ~Jean www.zazzle.com/jeanhar1
Old loves can be new loves again. All you need is to be creative, think of what you would like and then do it for the ones you love.
Learn to be of service to yourself, to your family, to others, to your community, and to the planet earth.
Loneliness often comes from not being busy. Busy yourself, with phones calls to people you know, write letters to far away people in your life, join in, participate. No one will knock on a locked door.
Love Fortune Cookie; "One who loves much, gains much." Aha, one sentence says soo much. Don' you think? I have always believed that you must not hold back, give 120% because if things don't work out, as sometimes they don't, you can honestly say to yourself you did all you could and you have no regrets. Have none of this, if only I had done this or that......Live your heart. Live your life, and I now like to say Live your imagination!!!
Hearts Desires, acrylic, 4' x 4' by artist, Jean Hart
Everything Matters, so live your life with passion, live your life with your choices, live your life and the ones that want to be with you will start showing up..... Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be You, ~Jean www.zazzle.com/jeanhar1
9 Days to Valentines Day I've been shopping this week end and boy did I find some cutie cute stuff for the big day. Here are my flowers for the week. We work so much it seems that sometimes when holidays are on week days special days get pushed aside. Plan, plan and plan and don't leave them to chance. I have marked my calendar to shop Tues morning for fresh flowers.
LOVE FORTUNE COOKIE "True love is the desire to fulfill someone else's dreams." so who wants the flowers? Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be You, ~Jean www.zazzle,com/jeanhar1
What's your Motto.....????
2012 Black Water Dragon It's February!!! wow The Dragon is a tough task master, yes, she can be playful, carefree, spontaneous, but do not for one minute think she is not here to push as along. What is your Motto? This is not an affirmation, it's a statement of who you are.It is a word, phrase, or sentence chosen as expressive of the goals or ideals you believe in. My Fire Breathing Dragon possess unbelievable strength, she reaches out to make changes and she's here to remind me I'm a little Hottie. Yep, you heard her!!! My Motto for my fine art business is; Fine Art For The Finer Things In Life. This year for myself I will be picking 3 Motto's to help remind me who I am. 1. Be Brave and Adventurous 2. Bring the magic 3. I'm living my imagination Make them fun, real and something you believe in. Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be You, ~Jean www.zazzle.com/jeanhar1
February......I love February......Up comes the love paintings and the heart painting and flowers, flowers, candies and candles.....
The full moon is on the 7th and I will be having a TM Meditation and Intentions night.
February's Activity: growth and healing
Flower: Violet and primrose
Put love in your heart
Huge Give Away HUGE GIVEAWAY COMING!!! I am soooo excited to announce, Everyone who comes to my blog site in the Month of February and leaves a comment will be placed in the treasure box and at the end of February I will pick one person to receive my new book, Imagine, Dreams Do Come True artwork and story By Jean Hart Be inspired, www.zazzle.com/jeanhar1