Neat items available

 

We got our new hard drive the other day, so we’re in moving, uploading, downloading program mode.
I thought while at it, I’d let you know where you can find some neat items that I offer through sites like zazzle.com and fineartamerica.com.

 

You can find this cute pony greeting card at my zazzle store.

or

You can find Prints of my scratch board images at fineartamerica.com.

Here’s one that sold recently.

Tiny Snow Caps,  scratch board

 

Enjoy

AccentUate the Positive

“AccentUate the Positive”

Change is a constant.

In the present economy there seems to be some doubts and worry.  There are people that are just getting by with their job.  There are others looking for another job.

Though it seems there is negative energy stirring quite a bit, I believe there is still Hope deep in side.

My own family is amidst a transition with a main job and income.

Let’s help each keep our heads up through these times.

As I said one day to my husband, “You must accentUate the Positive.”

Here’s an article to help  focus on the Positive.

A Positive Focus – Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Pete_Koerner]Pete Koerner

If you want to change your life, you aren’t alone. Most people are less than content with at least one part of their lives. Most people would change something about their lives if they could — or if they knew how. The thing all of these people have in common is they know “what they don’t want.” The good news is that your life — and everyone else’s — is continually changing; the bad news is that, if you only focus on the parts of your life you don’t want, you’ll keep getting more of the same.

In 1944, Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen published a song called, “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” that offers age-old wisdom on a subject all great prophets and teachers are in agreement on: The Universe tends to give you what you think about, so don’t waste your time being wishy-washy about your desires; and certainly don’t be foolish enough to dwell on negatives! All religions and philosophies are in agreement on this fundamental observation; though, sadly, very few people actually understand it — and even fewer have the discipline or self-control to put this wisdom into practice.

The chorus of this song goes like this:

“You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between.”

Teachers like Jesus used phrases such as, “As a man thinketh, so it is done unto him,” “Ask and ye shall receive,” and “Fear not; be of good cheer,” to explain how this philosophy works and how to put it into practice. Essentially, if you walk around moping about how bad things are, you aren’t using your mental resources in a way that will bring you great joy.

Likewise, if you spend all of your time thinking about the things in life you don’t want, your thoughts are in the wrong place — on the wrong thing. If things are done to you “according to your thoughts,” it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what placing your thoughts on misery, debt, loss, and suffering will bring you. And, regardless of whether these things come immediately or not, you will always feel as if they are upon you; it isn’t possible to be happy while thinking sad thoughts.

Creating a happy life takes some focus and effort — mental focus and effort. You’ve got to train yourself to keep your thoughts positive. It isn’t necessary to say things like, “Oh no; I had plans today and now it’s raining! My day is ruined!” If your thoughts go in this direction, you will feel as if your day really is ruined.

Instead of allowing your external circumstances to create inner turmoil and suffering, teach yourself to respond differently: “Well, it’s raining; I suppose the plants and water table need it. Now how can I go about my day? What can I do to carry out my plans for the day; or, what other plans can I make that won’t be affected by the rain?” If you learn to be flexible and let things happen without attaching your emotions to them, you will quickly master the art of being happy always — or at least most of the time. And, after all, what could be better than that?

*To download your FREE, Illustrated Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Manual, go to: http://www.ExploreExpandEvolve.com/free_download/ It only takes about 10-seconds to get your Free EFT manual and start erasing fears, resentment, stress, anxiety, grief, negative emotions, negative self-talk, phobias, and limiting beliefs that could be holding you back and limiting your life, health, and relationships.

Pete Koerner is the author of The Belief Formula: The Secret to Unlocking the Power of Prayer. The Belief Formula is a look at how you can use ancient wisdom and modern scientific awareness to learn how to use your mind to reclaim your health and create the life of your dreams. For a Free Report on Making The Belief Formula Work for You, visit: http://www.TheBeliefFormula.com (This report focuses on improving your health with your thoughts.)

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?A-Positive-Focus—Accentuate-the-Positive,-Eliminate-the-Negative&id=2418205,  A Positive Focus – Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative

Accentuate the Positive: song by Bing Crosby and Bette Milder

Featured Art

candle light,  scratch board

“Candlelight”
medium: scratch board

I created this image for my holiday card last year.  The flame reminds us of the inner fire within us all and Hope.

Blessings

Lisa G.
Check out Great Gift items at Lisa’s Art & Horses

Please feel free to contact me with questions on art/products and/or comments at lisa@lisasart.com

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Art  News

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative presents a members exhibit:

“Masked and Unmasked”

June 26 – August 26
Reception: Thursday, July 14th 5:30-7pm

The PAC Gallery at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center
175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Mon-Sat  10 to 5

 

Mural Mosiac- The Horse Gift

Le Cadeau du Cheval

 

Le Cadeau du Cheval

Several artists in the Equine Art Guild were a part of this unique tribute to the horse. Click on the image above to read all about it and the artists who participated in it’s creation, as well as see where it will be coming to a location near you in the coming year!

 

 

Soldier Portraits
Darla Dixon organized a group of artists who will create no-charge compassionate portraits for the families who have lost a loved one in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. We are looking for artists to join our efforts, and also for non-artists who will help spread the word about this free service and token of our gratitude to families who have sacrificed so much.”

For more information, contact Darla (darla@darladixon.com) or visit SoldierPortraits.org.

 

 

The Gift of Giving

Happy Holidays

The Gift of Giving

It’s sort of a “give in” that this time of year is filled with gift giving.

Yet, Let’s take some time and embrace the gifts, big and small and all around us from anywhere to anyone.

I joined the local MOMs club about 5 yrs ago. This group is part of a national group of Moms Helping Moms. Every year one of the groups “service projects” is Adopt-a-Family. Every year the group organizes it, puts it out to members, collects items and delivers gifts to a local social services organization. Every year I’ve proudly and gratefully participated in it.

It feels incredibly good to help some one. And to model that for our children is important, too. I’ve taken my daughter with me to the store to pick out a gift for another child. I can see in her eyes how she feels good about it too.

How blessed we all are to have each other to help one another.

How wonderful to fill a family’s holiday, when it is needed most.

How grateful for our own holiday celebrations and gifts.

Bless everyone.

Feature Art/product

Tiny Snow Caps” is a scratch board image I created from a photo I took in winter. Dried up Black-eyed Susans’s stem and center covered with snow. Little treasures in every season.

See this image and a few others at my BankRi exhibit in February and March 2010, Providence. Details in Art News section.

Check out Great Gift items at Lisa’s Art & Horses

Please feel free to contact me with questions on art/products and/or comments at lisa@lisasart.com

Art News

BankRI exhibit: scratch board works by Lisa Wald Guarino.

Feb/Mar 2010.

Providence:

February: Pitman Street Gallery. (near Eastside Market food store)

Hours: M-W 8:30am-5pm,Thurs, Friday 8:30am-5pm

March: One Turks Head Place (downtown Prov. )

Hours: M-W 8:30am-5pm,Thurs, Friday 8:30am-5pm,

Third Thursday: March 18, Reception, Meet the artist and see her scratch board work. And enjoy some cheese and wine. Hours 5pm-9pm.

The Equine Art Guild’s News

Le Cadeau du Cheval

Several artists in the EAG were a part of this unique tribute to the horse. Click on the image above to read all about it and the artists who participated in it’s creation, as well as see where it will be coming to a location near you in the coming year!

Visit The Equine Art Guild website at www.equineartguild.com .

Soldier Portraits
Darla Dixon organized a group of artists who will create no-charge compassionate portraits for the families who have lost a loved one in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. We are looking for artists to join our efforts, and also for non-artists who will help spread the word about this free service and token of our gratitude to families who have sacrificed so much.”

For more information, contact Darla (darla@darladixon.com) or visit SoldierPortraits.org.

Other News

WBO Gift Shop

Shop the WBO Gift Shop and help WBO and members of WBO. We have added
new items to the gift shop and will continue to add more and change
items.

Before you go shopping somewhere else, check out the WBO Gift Shop.