Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Paintings, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Oprah


Such a busy week! I have not been able to visit very many Paint Party Friday Members please forgive me!!
I started 2 new paintings.  I started a very large one. I love working large! (Above peek)
and a smaller one. (below)


Working full time, going to football games, painting and taking Oprah's Lifework Class. So many Bing Bings and Aha's. Wow have I grown in the past week. Do yourself a favor if any of you are seekers like I am go to Oprah.com and sign up for the after the show webcast.  All I can say is fantastic. I have learned so much about myself.
I had taken the Oprah "New Earth" with Eckhart Tolle class a while ago and it changed my life. I don't think I would have gotten out of my "I am afraid to show anyone my art" funk if it where not for that class.  So powerful! It was funny when I started that book I read the first 2 chapters and thought "what is this s***".  But as soon as I started reading that 3rd chapter I had such a shift that it totally changed my life.  POWWW!!! Just like that! I could not get enough of it!! It really helped that my sister and daughter where doing the class also.  We had so many discussions.  Heidi and I went to the beach and we took our books and discussed everything we had highlighted. What a revalation!! One of my dreams is to one day see Eckhart in person.


Also again I wanted to remind everyone that this is Breat Cancer Awareness Month.
Don't forget to give your Donations to Breast Cancer Society

I am donating my painting to the Berks County Breast Cancer Society. She will be auctioned off at a silent auction at a fundraiser.

Also this week I am reading The Creative Habit by Twyla Twarp. And I am listening to
Laura Marling. Can't get enough of this song!



Have a great week everyone!!!

37 comments :

Beth said...

I love the first two paintings' collaged hair! What a cool way to create more layers and texture.

Cameron said...

Those faces are so lovely...can't wait to see them finished!

Gloria said...

Hi Heather, great paintings and I love the song.

Robin Panzer Art said...

What lovely paintings. Happy PPF!

RobanStudio said...

Hi Heather. Your paintings are lovely! I have not heard of Eckhart Tolle, but it all sounds wonderful. How great to be able to share this experience with those that are close to you. Happy PPF. :-) xo

Clare said...

Your paintings are amazing - I love the hair, can't wait to see the final work. I read Tolle's New Earth when I was working in the UK a few years back. It totally blow the mind- the best part was I could live the words, it was just that sort of experience, my family were too far away to worry about - I just had to be with what was. I also read the Power of Now, I think they are both books one needs to return to every now and again. Isn't there just so much inspiring stuff at the moment to embrace and learn - we really do life in an exciting time!!!

Pointy Pix said...

great works in progress-i would love to work on a massive canvas but unfirtunately lack of space dictates otherwise just now. i'm intrigued to fond out more about the boojs and webcast you mentioned but right now i'm not sure i could squeeze much more into my day (work is so inconvenient to being creative!) i love your breast cancer portrait-i tried to leave a comment last week but it wouldn't work (think it was something to do with my work computer)

craftattack said...

Great painting, and great that you are feeling so good, your energy just pops out of every word you have written; good for you! Valerie

WrightStuff said...

I've been having real problems commenting on your blog Heather. Let's test this and see if it works...

WrightStuff said...

Yay! We're back in business this week. Your work continues to grow girl.

NatashaMay said...

I adore your girls.:) Thanks for introducing Eckhart. I'll have to check out what's it all about.

Geckostone said...

Oh my gosh Heather, its synchronicity time! I just watched Oprah's life class on OWN for the first time this week. She had JK Rowling on and it was so enlightening for me ( because I'm writing a childrens novel and had been feeling so insecure about sharing it.)I want to check out the web page too! Anyway , besides that I can't believe you mentioned Eckhart's book New Earth! Both of his books have changed my life too! I wish I would've seen the Lifeclass with him, wow!( I wonder if they ever do repeats!)
That is so cool that your daughter and sister did the class too! I wish I could get Jeff to do that, lol, not a chance!!!!Beautiful painting and thats wonderful you are donating your beautiful art for cancer awareness! Happy PPF! Deb

Yvonne said...

Love your work. I did read New Earth when it first came out. Loved it. Thanks for an interesting post read.

carlarey said...

This new style is wonderful, I am loving what the collaged hair does for your painting style.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely paintings ~ and great reminder for Breast Cancer awareness ~ thanks, namaste, CArol (Share the Creative Journey) ~ happy PPF ^_^

Janet said...

Your paintings are lovely. I especially love the top two and the way you collaged the hair. Painting hair is a challenge for me so I might have to try this.

And the painting you did for breast cancer awareness is perfect. I'm sure it will raise money for the cause.

hastingshall2 said...

Wonderful paintings, Heather. You have such a talent for doing faces. Your donation painting is also beautiful. Faye

iamrushmore said...

Can't get enough of that awesome hair! and you have such a nice way with eyes. lovely!

Becca said...

Beautiful paintings Heather! Glad you could make it to PPF. I love the faces you do! Enjoy your weekend. :-)

rajns (carolyn) said...

The eyes in your paintings are so soulful! Wow!

EVA said...

Two beautiful WIPs - looking forward to seeing more!


I hope your painting raises lots of money for the charity - so important!

SHERI C said...

Love both of your Works-In-Progress this week. Can't wait to see where you go with them. Your post this week rings of happiness. Happy PPF!

Christine said...

lovely paintings this week Heather!

Marlene said...

Beautiful faces, the eyes are gorgeous. They will be fantastic when they are finished.

Fallingladies said...

great paintings so far, thanks for sharing about oprah and echart Tolle. I'll have to check that out.

Kristin Dudish said...

Beautiful peeks! I can't wait to see them finished :)

I listened to the first webcast while I was painting this week - I agree that "A New Earth" is a life changer! I still have to watch/listen to the other webcasts...

xo
Kristin

p.s. "hi" to Nelly!

Lesley said...

tell me about your painting....is it mixed media?? I can't wait to see the final. I love some of the techniques you use in your work. Very visually interesting.:)

Kristin said...

You amaze me! You are such a talent - and I love your WIP's! Thank you too for the Oprah suggestion - I never took the Tolle class but I should have - I will check out your link for the new class - thank you! xoxo

Sophia said...

This is great, Heather! LOVE love her hair. :)

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

You create such beautiful faces! Beautiful!! I hope you continue to enjoy your class!! Thank you for sharing. :)

Natasha said...

Love the faces and the collaged hair. I love the idea of that. You have given me ideas :)

Theresa said...

great post! Looking forward to seeing more and IMPRESSED how you make time to art and blog!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

So agree totally gorgeous! This new light and love opening up all our hearts is just so wonderful!
:) Huge smile back to you, you gave me this reading your blog!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Dropping by from Creative Every Day. Love your art :).
Stay inspired!
Michelle
Brain Angles - Invisible Ink

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the nice comment Heather!

♥Linsey @ The Farmhouse Porch

Theresa said...

Hi Heather, lovely paintings. I will have to check out the Oprah class & even the Eckhart book I am always looking to strengthen myself. Inside & out! Just popping in to say hi & see what ya been up to creatively! xo Theresa

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Heather, what beautiful work! You are so talented! Patsy from
HeARTworks