After an awesome morning on Friday selecting (or being chosen by) a healing drum, I spent the rest of the day with my friend Joan Bright and then in the evening we went to the Banana Factory in Bethlehem PA for an art gallery event, where her friend Stephanie Smith was also celebrating the grand opening of her art studio. I had no intention of buying anything but enjoyed browsing all the wonderful art work. One piece I found myself holding and felt the urge to get it, but it didn’t have any “purple” (my favorite color) in it, and I didn’t want to just have an impulse buy so I decided to put it down and enjoy the evening and see how I felt about it later. But every time I went to put it back, I kept “feeling” resistance and the thought “but what if someone else bought it” kept going through my mind. So I would hold it for awhile and then return to it’s spot and try to put it down again, this kept happening over and over – I was really determined to NOT just purchase an impulse buy. After awhile Joan noticed that the painting must be “stuck to my hand” since it seemed I couldn’t put it down. We both chuckled about it, and after awhile I just gave in and realized the painting was coming home with me. Once it was paid for and safely mine, I could put the painting down and free my hands to drum for awhile and browse the other artists in the building.
The painting “Manifest the Life You Desire” is now hanging in my bedroom in a spot where I will see it first thing every morning. What a wonderful reminder to start each day with. I think it is part of the gentle nudging the Universe has been doing to make sure I keep moving along my path as a healer, growing, expanding, learning, and teaching.
Here is a collection of photos of Stephanie’s Art:
About Stephanie Smith, Mandala Art, mixed media artist – (from Facebook Artist Page): Stephanie utilizes a diverse range of media such as pen and ink, watercolor paint, acrylic paint, colored pencil, markers, and pastel. Impermanent mandalas are created using chalk, sand, stones, sticks, and seashells. Stephanie not only creates these works of art as a way to encourage personal growth within herself, but also in the participants of her interactive personal growth workshop entitled: “Mandala: An Artful Meditation” in which her goal is to encourage creativity without fear of judgment. Stephanie has conducted this workshop at nationally recognized retreats such as The Summer Rhythm Renewal in Loretto, PA, The Great Rhythm Revival in Sherman, NY, Circle of Trees Retreats in Milford PA and at The Baum School of Art in Allentown, PA. Stephanie is also the author of the blog Spiritual Evolution of the Bean.
I’m looking forward to visiting Stephanie’s studio again and reading her blog often.
Namaste, Lady Rose
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