Thursday, January 16, 2014

Find It Within the Stillness

Find it within the stillness

Find it within the stillness
Sometimes when you sit real still you will feel it. 
It will become clear.
Whatever you were trying to figure out. 
Call it prayer, Call it wishing, Call it meditation.
Call it whatever.
Be Still
Let the thoughts come.
Listen to them.
Let them go. 
Behind the thoughts is the answer.
Some people are afraid of what is going on in there own heads. 
They are frightened of it. 
They have to be connected to someone other then themselves all the time.
You can see it all the time. People walking around on cell phones all the time. 
I know a few people like that. 
They just can not be alone with there thoughts.
They are just thoughts.
If you don't like them change them.
Listen to what you are saying to yourself.
Just one day do it. Listen.
Is it negative?? If it is change it around.
Say some good stuff. 
Start with "I am Worthy" 
We are all worthy!
Change your thoughts Change your life!

This is my favorite part of the painting. 
All the spontaneous imperfections.

I just wanted to Thank everyone this week for all the Well Wishes about my article in the Reading Eagle. It was so nice to hear from people I haven't heard from since high school. People are good.
Thank you everyone!
You can click on Reading Eagle Below and read it.

Like I said my Dad is so excited about it.  Got to Love him!!
They have it hanging in the Ranch House were he has breakfast.
My little niece Maddie asked if she can interview me for her school newspaper.
My other niece Maeve did a little video for me to tell me "So Happy" (She's only 22 months)
So sweet!
I was told by some people that the Somerset Studio Magazine has sold out at the Barnes and Noble in Wyomissing. Yeah!!!!
If you want to buy one just click on the link below and you can order on line. They also have it at AC Moore and Michaels.

 I also did a journal page this week. 

Keeping with the Meditation Theme......

Also I revisited an Unfinished Painting.
You might recognize it from a prior post.

 Toned down the background and added some doodles.

Thanks again Everyone for a wonderful week and all your kind words!!


Marji said...

The paintings are beautiful. I loved reading about the stillness. Nice work

peggy apl said...

Wonderful work! I'm glad you're going places! Patsy

Abigail Davidson said...

Love the patterning! Happy PPF!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh Heather .. I love those pieces! I recognized that I linked your other blog (with the soul food interviews) to my sidebar...
why did I not found this fantastic blog here yet???!!

Looking forward to your lessons at soulfood!

If you would like to link this beautiful "SILENCE" pieces to our
January theme "SILENCE" at
I would be so proud!



Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the spiritual feel of your beautiful portraits. Blessings!

Giggles said...

Such a good post, lovely serene! I'm with you I see so many people afraid of their own thoughts! They are usually the ones that need to listen the most...instead they are always too busy.... Sad...I think many artists are always listening for the whispers!

Hugs Giggles

Erika said...

Dear Heather, your paintings are excellent! Love the Colors and shapes and your beautiful women!
Happy PPF

Netty said...

Beautiful spiritual feel to your paintings Heather, also a great post. Happy PPF, Annette x

jane coquillon said...

I love this painting, and I loved your words ♡
I've never really understood how some people seem to actively avoid alone time, I'd be climbing the walls without it!

Julie said...

Beautiful art! I love the way you did the eyes!

Faye said...

I especially love how you have revisited your unfinished painting, which I'd say is now finished. It is so beautiful, as all your work is.

SLScheibe said...

How beautiful! What a gorgeous piece!

EVA said...

Beautiful pieces! Especially love the vibrant colours of the first one. Congratulations on the articles!

MeOfCourse said...

Congrats! Your work should be published. It's always the best. I can never understand the need to walk around, telephone in hand or those ear things just gabbing away and not watching where they are going. Well, each to his own I always say. Fab paintings as always.

Diana Evans said...

oh how beautiful is this work!!! love it!!! you are on a roll!!!

Linda said...

The first painting is so very beautiful and your words express that painting so well. All are great paintings! Happy PPF!

sharon said...

Wonderful words and paintings, Love them all, congrats on the articles b eing published.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Thank you for sharing at AJJ Heather!

Carola Bartz said...

Your painting is so beautiful and the colors very yummy - it's actually the colors that completely speak to me. These are the colors that feed my soul!
Your words are so true. There is so much distraction in our world that it is so easy to drown our thoughts or avoid them if that is what we want. This year I have started some daily meditation, just easy breathing routines, and it feels so good to me. I could never live without the silence.

Carol said...

Oh how I love the first painting!!!!!!! So bold and colorful but yet peaceful and deep. She is beautiful .. Great post and I love the rest of your art too. So excited you are getting the recognition you so deserve ♥♥♥♥♥

Cozycomfycouch said...

Truly spiritual, freeing and calming. Your art does that to me. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your beautiful art! Thank you.

Birgit said...

She is a beauty. The colors and patterns are fantastic.

Karin said...

wow beautiful creations, great colors!

Studio Kaufmann said...

I love your paintings. As a highly agitated person it is find for me to find stillness through meditation. I usually find it walking in nature. Happy PPF

Alex said...

Wow Heather, I love you painting as well as I love your thoughts. So wonderful, so true! Thanks a lot for sharing them with us!

Cindy D. said...

Beautiful! The color and illumination is terrific!

irene said...

What a beautiful and inspiring post. I totally agree about your thoughts on finding it within the silence but so often get caught up in the business. Thanks for the reminder5922448, Heather

annkrier said...

lovely mandala . and I love that your family is so proud of you - especially that the little nieces recognize your gifts. ! Happy ppf

LonettA said...

Fantastic painting! Wonderful composition with these colours and shapes! So lovely portrait. Beautiful words, too!

Fritzeline Farbenfroh said...

What a lovely painting!

A wonderful work with inspiring words about silence.

Thank you for sharing with us!