Sunday, May 13, 2018

Using Art Nouveau Color Palettes on my Mandala Paintings

Original Butterfly Mandala Painting with Art Nouveau Color Palette This weekend I created a new Mandala Painting with a Butterfly as its focal point, and wanted it to exude and earthy yet feminine allure. I decided the best way to achieve that was to use an Art Nouveau color palette. The one I chose had a combination of Antique White, Pale Yellow. Soft Salmon, Teal, Payne's Grey, and White along with a Honey Brown as a background.

The finished piece came out exactly how I was hoping. Not only will it compliment almost any home decor, but it DOES bring an Earthy yet Feminine feel to it.

You can see more of the painting on my website here Garden of Bliss Original Butterfly Mandala Painting

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Finding Happiness...somewhere in the Grey area

The Quest for Happiness....aren't we ALL on that adventure? We all seek it, but it looks different to each of us. Sometimes we've had it all along and never realized it.....until it slipped away. Sometimes we have it, we are completely holding it in our hands, but mistakenly think that happiness is something an "aha moment" with a big fat label on it, and so we overlook it without a second glance.

Parameters on Happiness

Sometimes people put numerous parameters on it, like a series of events need to happen before it is attained. Sometimes it is a collection of material things. Sometimes people think that it lies within another person, and that doesn't usually work out well. And sometimes people think that if they follow the "rulebook"....DO the things it says...ATTAIN the things it says....and climb the ladder like everyone else....THEN you will have it. 

Finding your own Recipe for Happiness

The thing is, someone else's rule book doesn't work for another. Each and every person has a different perception of Happiness, and each and every person has their own unique path to get there. There is no black and white here that equates to "happy". There is an exclusive recipe for each human being in how to create their own bowl of Happiness, and that recipe is found somewhere in a shade of grey. 
In the Grey there is flexibility, priorities, intentions, boundaries, ambitions, compromises, purpose, hopes, and desires. Somewhere in that shade of Grey you will find the perfect mixture for your bowl. 

"'Finding Happiness in the Shades of Grey" is an Original Contemporary Folk Painting. Here I have brought together the beautiful Crow Totem within a Flower Garden and showcase the Anemone Flowers which are one of my favorites. I use symbolism in the painting to bring forth the message - the Crow Totem's resourcefulness and constant state of seeking, along with the color schemes.  
You can see more of it on my website here

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Master Number 33 - Mission of the Old Soul

"Mission of the Old Soul" is an Original Mixed Media Painting done in a monochromatic style, utilizing an accent color, shades of black and white with a bit of deep red. The Old Soul is represented by the aged door with wings and the 33.

The number 33 is a Master Number with great symbolism. It personifies the Old Soul, the Master Teacher, who carries vast responsibility. The Old Soul is highly sensitive and spiritually evolved, concerned for the Earth and ALL of humanity. Dedicated to raising consciousness and doing good in the world, they committed to a life of service...a Steward of Humanity.

Master Number 33 the Mission of the Old Soul Original Painting

Energy Painting of Mission of the Old Soul

"Mission of the Old Soul" was created with Acrylics and Golden Gels on a stretched canvas that measures 16 inches x 20 inches. It is listed on my website here
Mission of the Old Soul Original Painting for Sale

The Abundant Goddess

She brought more focus and clarity to her relationship with the Universe, strengthening the flow of Abundance and Prosperity. She paid close attention to all those thoughts in her mind, allowing Positive Thinking to flourish and not giving space to negativity.
Prosperity comes to her in Expected and Unexpected ways.
She makes sure that not only will Abundance come to her from unexpected ways, events of luck and small miracles....but that it also comes to her through her Experiences, her Work, her Creativity, and that she is appreciated and compensated well for it.

The Abundant Goddess Original Painting Goddess Art Spiritual Intention

She released all resistance and fears associated with money, changing her perspective, now considering it a beautiful energy that brings joy. She allows it to come to her from higher levels. She is open to this Abundance,and receives it in Gratefulness.

The Abundant Goddess Original Painting Detail of Liquid Pearl

She Trusts, knowing that there are unlimited Opportunities. She Trusts, knowing that this energy brings only Good.
She is grateful for living in this Loving, Abundant world and knows that the more she Gives and Receives the Abundance, the more she is supported.

Each morning she states:
"I have unlimited choices.
 Thank you.
 The Opportunities available to me are abundant.
 Thank you.
 I am worthy and deserving.
 Thank you.
 I am appreciated and compensated well for my work and my abilities.
 Thank you.
 I am open to unexpected joys and prosperity.
 Thank you.
 I appreciate the financial security in my life.
 Thank you.
 I support those around me to prosper, growing this beautiful energy.
 Thank you.
 Loving, Supportive, and Harmonious energy is all around me.
 Thank you.
 I interact with this Abundant, Prosperous energy with Joy.
 Thank you.
 I radiate Success and Goodness.
 Thank you.

This Original Painting is titled "The Abundant Goddess". It measures 7 inches x 14 inches, and is accompanied by a Signed Copy of this writing. You can find her on my website here
The Abundant Goddess Original Painting for Sale

The Abundant Goddess Original Painting by Jeanne Fry Art

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Coffee Break - The Importance of Fairy Fika

In the beginning, the very first Fairy Queen had put a lot of thought and love into creating the rules of the Land. She traveled the world, visiting other cultures and seeing what worked and what didn't...what she liked and what she didn't. Her ultimate goal was to create a home for her Fairy kin that would be supportive, nourishing, and sustaining. She wanted to be sure that there was every opportunity for Happiness possible.
While visiting in Sweden, she fell in love with their practice of Fika. Fika is a moment to gather, to converse, over coffee and a sweet bread. While the coffee and treat was superb on its own, it was much more than a coffee break,  the emphasis was on taking the time with someone else. Many of the businesses make Fika mandatory at different times in the day, and it has proven to be a great benefit for the people.
Coffee Break - The Importance of Fairy Fika

So the Fairy Queen decided that they would design their Land and create many many gathering places, for small groups and large groups, throughout the Fairy Kingdom. All kinds of places to sit and talk are virtually everywhere you look. Wooden benches, toadstools, empty nests, tree trunks, along with all kinds of other creative and natural sources were used.
Now on almost any given day when you stroll around their community, you will find the Fairies filling all of those creative spots.  Here and there, drinking coffee or tea, talking and laughing, the Fae are a closely-knit and loving people.
Coffee Break - The Importance of Fairy Fika

Should you unexpectedly meet up with a Fairy (and nowadays they disguise themselves well, but you will KNOW), and they invite you to Fika....graciously accept and enjoy the honor.

You can find my painting on my website here Coffee Break - the Importance of Fairy Fika

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

On Her Way to the Party - A Day in the Life of LilyBelle CloverSweet

All of her life  LilyBelle CloverSweet, Princess of the Snail Kingdom in Southern Wales, has been hearing the same things exclaimed at her from her friends. "Hurry Up LilyBelle!" "We're gonna be late LilyBelle!" "Come On, LilyBelle!"
For many years, since she was very young, she always felt so much pressure and anxiety from her friends. She would feel bad after spending time with them, feeling as if she was a burden because it would take her longer to get from Here to There. Often she would cry her self to sleep on her velvety Oak Leaf bed. 
On Her Way to the Party - A Day in the Life of LilyBelle CloverSweet

One night her Auntie Ophelia came in to tuck her in and talk to her. 
"Lilybelle, why do you worry so about what your friends say? I want you to realize that if we go through life too fast, we'll miss it all. You were meant to enjoy each and every moment, because they are precious. And once they are gone....they are gone. So cherish them, be present with them, take your Time. I know that you won't believe this but later on when those friends get older, they are going to look to You for your wisdom on Slowing Down and being Mindful."
Lilybelle laughed when she heard that ! Them look to her? 

On Her Way to the Party - A Day in the Life of LilyBelle CloverSweet

Today LilyBelle herself is an Auntie, and she is on her way to a party. She picks wildflowers along the way, a gift to cheer up her niece who will be there. Today she will pass along the sage wisdom she learned from Auntie Ophelia. If we go through Life too fast, we'll miss it all. Cherish those moments. 

You can find LilyBelle CloverSweet on my site here On Her Way to the Party

Tea Time at the Fae Nest

Everyone needs a little quiet alone time, and Olive DewBerry knows this most of all. The Fae in the Grove know her as one of the most popular social butterflies in the Forest. Olive is always the one who hosts the Afternoon Tea Times, puts together fabulous birthday parties, and organizes the weekly Firefly Music Concerts. She has a perpetual smile, giggles ferociously, and makes everyone feel as if they are the most important person in the room. Olive is such a happy and kind Faerie, that she makes her job as an organizer look far easier than it is. 
Tea Time for the Fae Original Painting by Jeanne Fry

So, what is Olive's secret to success? How does she make it all look so easy? And how on Earth does she keep that smile all day long? Olive learned the power of Me Time. She understands that in order to be able to give so much, and to be able to give happily from the heart, that she Must take care of herself first. 

In the early morning hours when the dew is still clinging to the petals, Olive quietly whisks herself away to a secret spot, where there is an empty nest amid the wild growing Wisteria. She crawls into the nest with a cup of Earl Grey tea. Here she slowly wakes up and listens to the songbirds and the crickets and the rabbits hop around in the thicket. Sweet smells of jasmine and honeysuckle waft through the breeze. These are the moments that are most special to her. Finally, when the sun creeps through and kisses the tip of her nose, she knows it's time to leave her secret morning magic and off to start a new day. 
Tea Time of the Fae Original Painting by Jeanne Fry

"Tea Time at the Fae Nest" is listed on my site here Faerie Nest Painting