A Luminèan a Week: Daèdair man

A Luminèan a Week: Daèdair man

With the arrival of spring, I feel the compulsion to start drawing the deer-people in my story.

I might do a larger scale drawing of some more of these guys in the future…

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A Luminèan a Week: Mer-angel and Barnaby

A Luminèan a Week: Mer-angel and Barnaby

Angels are awesome. I think real people can be angels too. An angel is a force for good. Sometimes it takes a human form, sometimes not. I think that’s just fine with me.
Barnaby is my beta fish. He hangs out in the studio with me.

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A Luminèan a Week: The Chariot

A Luminèan a Week: The Chariot

I have been studying the tarot for about a year or so, give or take. I do daily one or three card readings for myself.
Tarot is great. It is a wonderful way to interpret and solidify your thoughts. You don’t need to be a uber-Spiritual or occult person to get into it. You don’t need to be ‘psychic’ or ‘intuitive’.
Everyone has the capability to Know Themselves.
If you are going to start, I suggest at least reading a book or two on the subject. I would go into detail, but it is really meant for self-study. I may speak more on the subject if there is interest in a future post.

This image is a result of a card that has been coming up many times. Drawing this image helped me to understand what this card meant, to itself and in my life.
Onward and Upward!

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A Luminèan a Week: Meditational Distraction Fairy

A Luminèan a Week: Meditational Distraction Fairy

Just for fun. I went for a walk and this image popped into my head.

Breathe away those distracting thoughts….

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The Word is Getting Around, or Being Mary Poppins for a Living?

The Word is Getting Around, or Being Mary Poppins for a Living?

My aforementioned friend David, the guy who saw my art persona as an angler fish (see my first post!) has come through for me in a big way.

In his high school years, David had won an Emerging Artists scholarship and as a result, he has become one of those on the committee that organize the Emerging Artists Exhibit at the yearly White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival.

Last year, David recommended me to the committee, and I had a fun, exhausting weekend of selling artwork in an outdoor pavilion with him and the other artists. I didn’t make a whole lot of money, but I did some networking, passed out some cards and overall, put a face to my name in my local area.

However, this year, I have the opportunity to establish myself in an unexpected way. This time, I won’t be selling art, although I will get to advertise my books.

This year, I will be leading an art workshop for kids, June 1st-2nd at the Outdoor Arts Festival.

Apparently, my reputation as someone who does creative things with kids has spread. When discussing possible people to run the program, a woman on the board who sent her kids to Cranberry Lake camp remembered me. In this job where I worked for several summers, teaching, creating crafts, and taking kids on the trail, I would often pass out my cards whenever I felt an internal nudge to do so.
When David mentioned that he knew me too, it was meant to be!

This whole process has lead me to believe that I just might be able to make a lucrative income doing craft events and birthday parties for children. I could travel to their houses, so I wouldn’t have to worry about insurance or other issues that arise from having a building. Therefore, at the festival, I plan to launch my new business by advertising myself at the table.

Here’s to a future career that will not tie me down to any particular place, a job I can take with me into the future!

Now I just need an umbrella and some flying lessons.

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