Pssssst…There’s a BOGO Sale Going On!

Hello Friends! I have been cleaning up The Big Shop (my online store) and polishing up the pages. It looks SO much better!!! I also added some new Art Prints, and Original Art!

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To celebrate I’ve decided to run a BOGO sale on my Art Prints!  It’s a great time to get 2 for 1!  You can give one as a gift….Mother’s Day is coming up…and keep one for yourself!

SALE RUNS THROUGH WEDNESDAY!!! Hurry on over and see what’s in The Big Shop BOGOART

 

I appreaciate  your support. I really don’t intend to be a starving artist, and with your support, I won’t have to!

 

New Art Classes on the Calendar

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Making art has been part of my life for many years…..as well as teaching. I truly enjoy showing and sharing the fun of creativity. When students come into an art classroom, there is often a bit of nervousness and doubt. My goal is to put them at ease and explain that we are just going to ‘play’ with the art supplies.

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It is such a pleasure to see them relax and have fun.  With most of my classes, we are working with very forgiving mediums, and creating projects that are more about the process than the end product.

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I am always delighted at the end of the class to see happy faces and incredible finished products.

Here are some pics of the upcoming classes. Click on the image to learn more about the classes.

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Come and join in one of our classes at Creative Cove Studio.  We’d love to see you!

Be True To Your Divine Self

thank-you-hands-GratitudeThere have been many times in my life when I have had to just stop and say THANK YOU to the Universe for the gifts bestowed upon me.  My life has not been easy, but it has been blessed.

One of the most recent blessings is my new art studio at Creative Cove Studio in Sarasota, FL. Now that I have a studio again, I have been able to paint more.

Be True To Your Divine SelfAnother blessing is the gift of this painting Be True To Your Divine Self.  After reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, I was reminded that all I had to do was show up, be present, and let the Universal Energies come through me. I had to surrender…..and I did.

The day that I began this painting, I stepped up to the canvas with no ‘painting’ in sight. It was just me and the blank canvas. I poured some of my favorite colors of paint on my palette, burned some sage, played some of my favorite music and began to just ‘dance’ with the creative vibes. I started making marks, blending colors, letting my brush play on the canvas. I got my fingers into the paint too, and felt the joy of creating like a child again. I allowed my thoughts to just wander, and not focus on the artwork.  I let the Magick in!!!!

At one point, I stepped back to grab some more paint and looked at the canvas from a distance….and there she was dancing right out of the paint…calling to me…the Divine Feminine Energy called to me and I answered.  I danced with her. I allowed her to show me where she wanted to take the painting….and we danced and we played late into the night.yummy paint color

After several painting sessions like that one, more magick flowed through my brushes.  The nudges from her whispered ‘do this’ and ‘try that’. I explored, and fearless made marks as she guided me to paint her message.

As more of the painting developed, she showed me symbols, and shapes to add that were indicative of the Divine Feminine. My paint brushes glided across the canvas like butter, like they knew exactly what to do, and how to do it. All I had to do was allow it.

 

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The Divine Feminine Shape – 8 = Infinity

 

Vesica Pisces

Vesica Pisces – Sacred symbol for the womb

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Lotus Flower – Divine Feminine Beauty and Manifestation

12 Archangels and Trinity

12 White Lites – Represent the 12 Archangels of Creation – who together, when their energies combined become the sacred 13. Trinity – Blue rings symbolize the Trinity of the Divine Feminine energies.

Inverted Triangle

Inverted Triangle is the alchemy symbol for water/flow. It is also the symbol for Femininity. (See the Grandmother Spirit peeking out of the clouds?)

I added the Cosmos in the background because that IS Divine Feminine. As I was painting the clouds in the lower right hand corner this face was staring back at me. See the Grandmother Spirit there in the picture above? I did not paint that. I was painting clouds. She formed in between my brush strokes(Magick!). I left her just as she created herself….right there in my painting.

Throughout the process, and even now that I am done, there has been Gratitude. Gratitude for all of the steps that it took to get me here,  to this point. Gratitude for all of the life lessons, and journeys and adventures that helped me get to the place in my life where I am AWARE of these things. Gratitude for letting me be an artist in the truest nature by helping me to Be True to My Own Divine Self. And most of all, Gratitude for letting me be the one to create this amazing Divine painting!

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This Magickal painting titled Be True To Your Divine Self is for sale in my shop. Perhaps she is calling to you….just like she did to me.

This painting is now offered in my Big Shop.

Life is a Circus!

life-is-a-circus-016Hello there All! I bet you can relateto Life is a Circus! It sure does seem like that from time to time.  There’s clowns running around, someone on the highwire(maybe us), a Queen Goldfish floating around, and you, in awe of the One-der of it all!circus-girl-face

This is how I have been feeling lately, and thought it’d be fun to put it into a painting. I love the sweetness I was able to capture in the girl, and all her wild curly hair. admit-one

Her pocket says Admit One because when it comes down to it, that’s all we really are in charge of, ourselves.  If each person took care of themselves, their One, then the whole, the ONE would be so much better. gold-fish-queen circus-girl-print high-wire

Until that happens, let’s try to take care of our own circus, and enjoy the show!

Prints will be available soon!

Island time on Anna Maria

What is Island time? Island time is relaxing time. It’s not being in a hurry to do anything.  It’s taking time to enjoy life at a slower pace, with sand between your toes and rum in your belly. I love the beach…but not just any beach.  As a Floridian, I have had the privilege of visiting many many beaches, comparing this one to that one, this sand to that (believe me…there are many types of sand…and it does make a difference.)

Anna Maria Island has the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. The sugar sand, and crystal clear blue water calls me back time and time again.

Because of the island’s size, you can walk to the bay side and watch a sunrise, spend the day on the beach, and then watch the sunset in the evenings. Perfection.

It’s a beautiful place to spend some time…relax, reflect on life…breathe…and before you know it you too will be on island time.

Hello World Indeed

 

As you might have guessed, my name is Danita Lyn.  I am a professional artist, who is stepping out into the world in a whole new way, with this blog.  It is my intention to share my work, my love of life, and my pursuit of happiness with those who are interested.  It is my hope to meet like-minded people, and gain new connections, friends, and professional insight.

I won’t make any promises to be witty, clever, or inspiring, but it may happen…occasionally.

The way I see it, if I have a good idea, and you have a good idea, and we both share them, then we both have two good ideas…and that’s how it should be.