Love is my Source. Joy is my Power. These words are my love song to you, shared with the hope that you will be inspired to dance your own joy in this celebration we call life.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Heedless gulps and thoughtful nibbles...

Well alrighty then, as they say here in the Midwest.  My last post was nigh on a year ago, and promised I'd be back with a story in a few days.  Errrrrrrrmmmm.  That's sort of embarrassing.  I could just delete that post, and start fresh.  Could, but won't.  So, what happened?

Oh, a major life change happened this year, but that started a bit later in the spring.  What happened in January happened right there in the last post.  I tried to make an internal shift public long before I had grown into it.  I wanted to share events that were far bigger than my understanding, and ideas that were not yet fully integrated into my BEingness.  Does that still sound rather mysterious?

I will eventually tell the story that I hinted at last January, but it will simply unfold in bits and pieces of other stories, I suspect.  It's all about how much bigger we are than our physical bodies, and how amazingly we are connected to others,  so I hope you will wander back soon to see if I've calmed my fears, and started fresh with manageable nibbles rather than the enormous bite that choked me into silence a year ago.  

I'm also gearing up for a move across the country, back to my beloved Oregon, though not sure exactly where I want to settle, nor when the actual move is happening.  It's already been delayed by months, and though I've been packed and ready since early autumn, perhaps there is more to be done in Minnesota before I go than I had planned on, so I've given up guessing at a departure date.  All I know for the moment is that instead of continuing to bemoan this state of limbo, it's time to get on with writing and arting and living where I am.  Including writing here, on this blog.

Happy New Year to you.  I hope you will make the changes you dream of, be easy with yourself when your fears slow you down, and that you enjoy every incredibly interesting moment of every precious day.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Taking Intuition to Work

Lorine couldn't think why she thought her kitchen arch needed to have a faux brick surround, she just knew it did.  Intuition?  Well, maybe, or maybe just the view from where she drinks her morning coffee! :)))  ...and yes, the plaster "bricks" inside do line up with the bricks outside.  I'm that much of a perfectionist.

For as long as I've done decorative painting in people's homes, I've been aware that there's an intuitive element to what I do, in that the fine details of color and design usually happen without my consciously deciding on them.  Often, without knowing I'm doing it, I'll include some element that nobody ever mentioned, and then find out it's of real significance to the homeowner.  Like putting a cat on a windowsill, not knowing the owner had a cat exactly like that until very recently, or suggesting a mural of Italy, rather than the one of France that the designer specified, only to find out the family just returned from a Tuscan vacation.  Those sorts of things have happened all along.  There's something else that's happened all along, which I noticed, but didn't understand at first, and certainly didn't talk openly about until fairly recently...

TO BE CONTINUED  (sorry!!!)

I'm working on writing that up, but it's gone novella length, so I need to finish it, edit it, and then decide how to break up what's left into blog sized segments.  Give me a few days, and I'll get it figured out.  For now, sign up to receive email updates, so you don't miss these posts, by clicking on the link in the sidebar at left.  While you're clicking things in the sidebar, you have until the morning of January 16th to sign up for the In-Visioning board workshop, so you might want to click on the link to that, as well.

And if you want to see what else I do with plaster and paint, you can click over to my portfolio website,

Saturday, January 3, 2015

In-Visioning Board Workshop

with Dawn-Marie deLara

Come for a day of guided meditation, playful exploration, and intention setting for the year ahead! If you’ve never made vision boards, it’s an easy process of cut and paste, with no artistic skill required, though in the process you might discover some you didn’t know you had! If you have made them before, you might like creating them with the help of a teacher who is both a commercial artist and an intuitive guide.

In-Visioning Boards

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Getting started: guided meditation and basic instruction 
from 9-12:30, $35

Stay on for the afternoon to finish and do another guided 
meditation from 1:30-5, for an additional $35.

Sign up for both halves prior to January 9th for $55, and 
save a little dough!

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited to 10 people, and some slots are already filled. Click on the “classes” link in the sidebar to purchase through PayPal, or call me at (952)873-4493 if you prefer to mail a check.

Plan to bring small copies of photos of you, and magazine 
clippings or pictures of things that relate to your goals. I 
have lots more here, and everything else you need. Dress for 

128 Main Street West
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
(Belle Plaine is 35 miles south of Minneapolis on hwy. 169)