Freya’s Birthday

Freya

Today Freya turned one. We can’t believe how quickly time has passed since we got her last December.

Here she is at 11 weeks. Look at her cute little spotted belly!

And here she is now.  She is such a beauty.

Here are just a few things we love about Freya:

* She loves running free at the fenced park and in the dry river bed, but she never goes too far away from us, and the minute she sees someone else, she runs right back to our side.

* When we go for leashed walks, she walks in a zig-zag pattern in front of us with her nose down the whole time (using her hunting instincts).

* She is extremely docile and ready to please.

* She is a dainty eater. She chews every tiny little morsel of food…crunch, crunch, crunch.

* She loves carrots. When I am juicing, I’ll give her a small piece. She likes to take it outside and play with for a while, tossing it into the air and attacking it, then finally eating it. We have to be sneaky when watching her do this, because if she knows we are watching, she will stop and and act coy.

* When we get home from shopping, school, etc,  She is so excited to see us, she runs circles around us doing little yelping, crying sounds.

* She never barks. She only does little *gruffs* when a stranger is at the door.

We just love our precious Freya so much. We couldn’t have found a better pup for us.

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pink and green

art by Regina Lord
Sunlight
Acrylic on 5×7 canvas board

I had absolutely no time to work on my last yoga piece today, so I am sharing these little paintings that I did a couple of weeks ago.

art by Regina Lord
Crown
Mixed media on 9 x 12 watercolor paper

I didn’t realize it until now, but they both have pink and green in them. I must have been in a pink and green kind of mood.

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Buddha – yoga painting no. 4

Buddha Art by Regina Lord
Buddha
Mixed media on 16 x 20 canvas.

This painting was inspired by a journal cover I had made for my Art of Giving e-course. I had pulled it out to measure it for a new member and thought it would make a fun and colorful canvas.  I actually did a little more work to this painting after taking the photo. I thought that the flower looked too flat, so I worked on that a bit more. I hope to re-photograph it tomorrow and list it in my shop as a print.

work in progress

This is another painting I started today. I think it will be the last of this yoga series, since I am running out of time and have other events quickly approaching that I need to get ready for.  I am really excited at where this one is going, but there is still a long way to go…

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Stillness – yoga painting no.3

Stillness Yoga art by Regina Lord

Stillness

Mixed media on 16 x 20 in. canvas.

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Blissful Stretch

Bliss Yoga art - by Regina Lord
Blissful Stretch
Acrylic on 16 x 20 canvas

Another painting for the yoga studio. This one is reverse warrior pose.

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crow pose

crow pose art by Regina Lord
Crow
mixed-media on 12 x 12 inch cradled wood panel

I was asked to hang my art at a local yoga studio and have had this idea floating around in my head for a while.  What better time, than the week before hanging, to do several yoga paintings.  I have so many yoga inspired ideas in my head and am hoping to paint a few more before Wednesday (eeeks!).  I actually do some of my best work under crazy time constraints. Procrastination really gets my mind juices flowing and heart pumping.

I have been doing yoga for probably 10+ years, always keeping it pretty easy going and chilled.  Never really challenging myself to do any arm balancing or head/ hand stand type poses.  Last May though, I got it in my head to pick it up a notch and started doing intermediate yoga instead of just beginner classes.  Let me tell you, I really feel a difference  in strength in my core, arms and legs along with better clearness in my mind.  It’s pretty amazing stuff!

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Moon Flowers

Moon Flowers

This is a little painting, 5 x 7 inches on wood panel. I painted it while watching CreativeLive this morning. Have you watched any of the courses yet? Many of the classes are free and super informative. Right now I’m watching ‘Mastering Your People Skills with Vanessa Van Edwards. Thirty days of small, manageable, 1 hour lessons. I have only watched 2 lessons and have learned so much already.

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New Prints Fall Celebration Sale

FallSaleCollage1I finally got around to getting some new prints into my shop!

Sale ends Sunday, Sept. 28th at midnight.

Please stop by to take a look!

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Frida Butterfly

Frida Kahlo Butterfly

Something about fall gets me all inspired to paint Frida. Or rather, she is unconsciously on my mind. Maybe it has something to do with  upcoming Day of the Dead and Hispanic Heritage Month.

process

The process was actually inspired by yesterday’s prompt from Flora, called embrace mystery. I had no idea that a Frida butterfly was going to emerge from this exercise, but am happy to embrace the mystery of that little surprise!

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Inspiration Ripple

Inspiration Ripple

This was one of the prompts for Flora Bowley’s bloom true boot camp.  I love this prompt because there are a few things I’ve been wanting to share. The idea is to create a ripple of inspiration by sharing what you love and what is inspiring you.

1. The Desire Map by Danielle Laporte and The Best of Rebel Society Vol. I by RebelSociety.com. Both books are incredibly inspiring.

2.  Art by Olaf Hajek and Ana Juan

3. Wood Sculptures by Elizabeth Frank (local to Tucson, AZ)

4.  Manifestation Perfume by The Sage Goddess. (Claritus, Fortuna and Sacra are pretty amazing too.)

5.  Sun Song by Laura Veirs

6.  Quartz points and gemstones.  I am especially drawn to clear quartz, aquamarine, carnelian and chrysacolla.

art price app7. The Art Price App. (Ive been wanting to share this one for a while and am hoping it will be helpful with all of my upcoming holiday market shows).  A really great app to help you with pricing your art.  Of course it can’t be 100% accurate because of all the variances in art, style and market, but it is really fun to play with and can give you a ball park idea. What I love most about this app is that you can mess with the confidence level (go the the cogwheel to change the settings for this).  If you are just starting/new to painting and want to move your art for less $, (or sell your painting for more than calculated) you can change the app to account for that and give you a price you are more comfortable with. Also, you can save your estimates with photos of your art for a quick reference. I love that! The only thing I don’t like is that you have to figure out what style best suits your art- something that is not really a fault of the app, just my own feeling of my art being a mixture of styles or not fitting into the style options given.  You can play with a version of the app HERE.

sun and moon instagram

8. The sun and the moon, always.

 Other things I need to add to my list:

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* Wise Craft by Blair Stocker. Truly a feast for the eyes and a happy treat for your crafty heart. It brings me back to the good old days when I did a lot more crafting. There is so many beautiful ideas to inspire you and there is something for everyone and every season. I’ve been taking this to the school with me while waiting for the kids to get out for the last two weeks so that I can slowly savor each page.

* Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain  by Daniel Siegal.  I LOVE this book and I love Daniel Siegal for sharing his wisdom.  I may have to write more about this book later, but I wish all parents and teachers of teenage children would read this book.

* Yoga Today.  <3

* Art supplies:  Baltic Birch panels, sta-wet handy palette, fine line paint pen (see previous post), super heavy gesso, and Blick Studio Portrait colored pencils.

* Random stuff: finding color inspiration, enjoying nature, leaving rock messages around my neighborhood.

 What are you loving and inspired by right now?

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