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Updated on August 23, 2017

Tips on finding that creative art fantasy woman or man inside you~

Beautiful women goddess art, filled with passion; art fantasy women pining for Prince Charming on a white horse; these dreams abound within your heart filling up sketch books, painting, sculpting, whatever fits for the day, if you are like me. Yet, every grim reaper will tell you these things are lost, that there is no hope of finding art and creativity day after day.. and yet? We can! One mindset, so to speak, in front of the other. Passion outweighs defeat every time. Here then are some tips on finding that creative art fantasy woman or man inside.

btw~ This is the FIRST lens I ever made on Squidoo... and so it is special to me. It was my first effort within a set of trials.

Goddess art defined, how do you make great art? Here are some IDEAS:

Engross yourself in it,eat, drink and sleep it.

When you breathe, decide that it is not possible to think of anything else, that your goal is in achieving great art and bathing in the passion you know is in your being.

DEFINE YOURSELF.

How To Be A Goddess of Art- Tip One- Engross Yourself in what great artists that you admire had to say about their journey and see where you are in inside those ideas.

Rumi wrote, "Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing there is a field ~ I'll meet you there."

You will find bumps along the road, happy days and sad days; days of opportunity to express what you feel... IF you have created the HABIT to do so. Yeah?

How do you find the goddess of art, the scorpion drawing that defies the critics, ward of the grim reaper that tells you that you are not good enough and you will never be a good artist? How do you paint something great, so that when people walk into the room and see it, they are not sure if they 'get it' , but they cannot stop looking at it. How do you bring your soul to the canvas, clay, metal sculpture, etched glass, even a scrapbook? How do you define yourself as a good abstract painter, or within the realm of realism, impressionism,modern art, portrait or figurative art?

How do you make great art?

One thing to help you reach the level you desire is to engross yourself in it. When you breathe, know that it is not possible to think of anything else, but your goal in achieving great art and bathing in the passion you know is in your being. Another is to DEFINE YOURSELF within that world you long for. Read all you can of the words of great artists who came before you or ones you admire.

Wassily Kandinsky had some enlightening things to say:

"Every artist, as creator, must learn to express what is personally characteristic."

"Every artist, as a child of his era, must express what is characteristic of this age."

"Every artist, as servant of the art, must express that which is characteristic of art generally.

-- Wassily Kandinsky in his "About the Spiritual in Art and Especially in Painting".

Breathe these words in, define yourself, seek out what you know is there for you, grab on to those grim reaper drawings, pictures of cats kittens, whimsical angels, whatever it is you love and then create!

Art and fantasy are often driven by creative efforts of beautiful women goddess art,, whimsical angel drawings,mermaid drawings,fairies in art and all the wonderful fireflies that spy on them. Free coloring pages fairies and dragons (on my website), identify my pursuit as a fantasy art warrior women,beautiful older women galleries within my delights, oh yes I am a fantasy art woman. I try to define that realm of imagination,passion, emotion, with oils on canvas, sculpture and in poetry with a goddess art flair. It is my bliss and my treasure and what keeps me breathing. Gothic art, grim reaper drawings explored a bit? In some ways yes,a tad, we all have a dark side and I admit to mine. It is all about finding those hidden spaces inside our own mind and heart, finding it and then projecting it in some way to understand just a piece of who we are. Find it, examine it and then look for more. I think it is most prevalent when my music, my muse, leans that way. It is all a circle.

This lens is about the creative energy I seek,the adventures of a fantasy art warrior women, and adventures that you seek as well and how to find it.

Here I share my personal vision of what is in my heart and things of beauty that inspire me.

My art is about passion and here I share some of what generates that energy in me. I do write a lot besides paint, so I will say that helps perpetuate the flow of energy.

I open my basket and what do I find there? Creativity because of the desire to know it. Dragons and demons, goddess women, dear little pixies fairies, elves colouring pictures, elves in folklore and myths, yes oft times sweet mythical fairies fill a watercolor sketchbook that is mine.

Fantasy is as real as you decide it can be. I try to write a lot about my visions... of what is in my heart and things of beauty that inspire me and then I try to climb inside that world; imagine it; feel it.

I truly believe that we can rescue our own selves from a host of sadness by tapping into that creative space. Tiny angels light our pathway. Stars shine and we are blessed by knowing we are alive.

Such a gift.

LIFE! LIFE TAKE ONE

The goal is to make this life experience one of magic.. to know and fully embrace that space that we dream of and attain the vision that is meant to be ours.

Make it an elegant journey. Why settle for less?

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Whimsical angel drawings, tiny angels yes, fantasy fairies, fairies in art, legends of mermaids, goddess art of exotic women, music that fills the room and perhaps the sunrise, whatever is you fancy.

Connect with the beauty that is yours and has always been there for you. Why not hold out for magic? It has always been yours to know. I tell that to myself as well. Ohh... every single second of the day I do.

I try to reassure myself that the right path is one that is one step in front of the other, noticing miracles, despite the trail being blazed before with thoughts of I can't do it. I think it is as simple and as difficult as that, just noticing our own breath and opening our eyes. Taking time to smile for no other reason than the sun is shining.

I can feel it all if I 'choose' to.

It is there in that moment of connecting with the understanding of how amazing we are in this life that one finds that creative space. It is in finding that muse.. music brings me to it table so often.

I can find it all if I try.

I can! ...and so can you!

Beautiful women goddess art, perhaps some- fantasy wild women art, earth goddess, fantasy fairies, legends of mermaids, fantasy- made real, always on my mind.

Kathy

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"Fantasy Art Women"

Fantasy art women

in your backyard

right where I left them.

Surprised?

Not to worry

I am sure they are still breathing

resting under covers of flower petals.

Fantasy women

who come out after dark

wanting to see if the tide has come in

if the ocean still roars.

They run to meet the bubbles

laughing through tears

hoping for magic

knowing it can be found

somewhere.

Fantasy art

I keep my canvas primed

ready for inspiration.

Last time I looked

my goddess' were singing

so I began to dance.

This fantasy art woman

me

fantasy woman

art on every wall

has learned to dance and sing

from stories told on canvas.

Neglected at times

only a goddess might think so

jealous soul.

I will hear my goddess say,

"Did you forget my voice?

My paintings are my heart."

The only answer possible

"No, not ever."

Innocent angels still wait

I draw them

keep them in my pocket

lest I forget their wings are fragile.

Lest I forget wings of my own.

I will forever hear their whispers

after every sunset

and before each sunrise

what else is there to do?

Fantasy woman

yes

I hold out for that magic

I paint and sculpt on rainy days

days that seem closed

yet days that mention flight

despite the weather.

Fantasy art women

drawings I hold dear

special efforts at times

for free fantasy art

mine for the giving

giving blessings.

Goddess art

I tried to call

left messages about my plans

watercolors, gouache meeting paper

oils meeting cotton

clay meeting my fingers.

There were whimsical angels

inside every poem you wrote to me

I put them in a jar

and hid them till I felt ready

to hear their singing.

my fantasy

angel art.

My fantasy art women

left out after dark

in your back yard.

Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

copyright 2008

PS.. This is a really long lens. Did I get carried away? Maybe.. but this is my favorite lens and so I just keep posting in it. I hope you will take the time to feel refreshed by it. Except for my insert about the cost of the war in Iraq, that is what it is intended to do. So feel the magic.. lets share that glorious fantasy that is there inside all of us.

Aloha and Peace be with you, Kathy

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PS free coloring pages fairies and dragons, whimsical angel pictures, for those of you who collect whimsical angels,and more are on my site for signing up for my newsletter, new gifts are sent out often.

THE IMAGE is of my painting "Euphoria" 36x48 oil, gold leaf on canvas

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THIS LENS HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PURPLE STAR~ YAY~

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This lens was awarded a Purple Star.. yay!

This lens was awarded a Purple Star.. yay!
This lens was awarded a Purple Star.. yay!

Turn on the Music!

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TURN ON THE MUSIC!

Fill the air with magic as you enjoy my lens... oh... I just love this song.

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Art can feel lonely at times...

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What inspires? Here are a few things that inspire me: - Fantasy Art Woman|Beautiful Women Goddess Art

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What inspires and makes 'me' happy?

BOOKS for one.

Maggie B is one of my very best favorite children's books. OH! the Illustrations are just precious. I even made a few sculptures of it for my own pleasure.

About this dear, little book titled,"Maggie B" below? It is a funny thing but when I look at the pictures in that dear little book it just makes me feel happy.. ya know? It changes my attitude to possibilities. I don't even really don't paint or sculpt remotely like the illustrations in that little book, but it is magic to me.

Somehow it brings me back to the art of pretend and imagination.

I NEED that no matter what I am painting or sculpting.

Below is my dear little "Maggie B" along with other books that bring me inspiration, the art of pretend and the idea of possibilities. A few books that inspire me and will hopefully brighten your day as well.

There are things that feel simple at times but they bring us inspiration... tiny ones that grow into flowers and often become bouquets.

Ohh so many dear and sweet things have been created that we can find inspiration in. I adore it.

I have written my thoughts about each item below:

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The Maggie B
The Maggie B

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Kathy Note:

Ohhh, I love, love this book. It is one of my favorite little books, I love it to pieces!

You ought to see my copy! It isn't a hardback it is just a simple little well worn booklet. I still adore it, maybe even more 'because' of its worn pages.

The illustrations are so so wonderful. You feel like you are on a journey with little Margaret Barnstable and her little brother as they sail across the sea. Beautiful and charming little book.

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Faeries (25th Anniversary Edition)
Faeries (25th Anniversary Edition)

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Kathy Note:

I have this book and love it. It reminds me that faeries are indeed real. The illustrations are remarkable. I look through it sometimes just to feel a sense of magic.

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Women Who Do Too Much Cards (Large Card Decks)
Women Who Do Too Much Cards (Large Card Decks)

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Kathy Note:

I am the illustrator of these cards. I painted little watercolors for each quote of Anne Wilson Schaef. Many of the illustrations were taken from photos of friends and family.

Strange seeing your work published.. smile.

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Pixie Faries; Mystical Faries; Elves in Folklore and Myths

Fantasy Fairies, Fantasy Fairies In Flight, Castles, Fairy Coloring Pages

Are there really free coloring pages fairies and dragons?

Yes.. oh yes! Tiny angel pictures, free coloring pages can be found on my official website, listed in the links towards the bottom of the page.

Here below is also a poem I wrote about them:

Fairy Coloring Pages, Fairies in Art, Ahh these Musings.

Pixie Faries, Mystical Faries, Elves in Folklore and Myths .. a journey told:

I stood outside the doorway

looking down the path.

I thought of the box

set out on my table.

I had not opened it as yet.

I stood there feeling the sun

warm measures of new days met my name.

I had picked flowers earlier in the day

defined their unspoken pleasure

set them in vases with branches from trees...

trees I do not know the name of.

I thought of the box

pixie faries

mystical faries

all those elves in folklore and myths.

I thought of the box

ribbons of gold

tape keeping it well sealed

the contents inside

feeling most alone.

I had just returned

the mountains of Africa

had been my pathway.

I met the stride with optimism

and hope.

I had known an adventure

I would never be the same.

What would all the mystical faries say?

I had not mentioned them before

not out loud.

Now...

I stand in the doorway

back home again

wondering about them.

Wondering about myself

if I would ever be able to sing

all those old tunes again.

I would always cherish their lyrics

their melody had been my comfort

my enemy

my confusion at times.

Pixie faries

mystical faries did they understand?

Had they been patient?

Did they wait for me?

I had known them so well

once long ago.

My childhood held out for fantasy.

I left them there though

somewhere on the path to adulthood.

I long to charm them again.

I hope they will accept my fragile promise

said when I was young.

I would always love them

remember elves in folklore and myth

see fantasy in the flowers

climb trees and see far beyond the grove.

I turned back toward the contents of the box

it sits beneath a vase of roses

on a table inscribed with Chinese drawings.

I left my necklace made of seeds there

purchased for remembrance

the mountains of Africa forever at my call.

A book of Rumi

pages open

setting a stage for sentiments

and understanding.

I walked inside the room

picked up my box.

I looked up sensing a presence

and there you stood

holding the ribbons

already knowing

what was inside.

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

(all poems are by me of course)

Fairy Coloring Pages, Fairies in Art

Ahh these Musings.

The little image is a watercolor of one of the artworks I did for Hay House Inc. that is included in "Women Who Do Too Much" CARDS by Anne Wilson Schaef. I was the illustrator for those cards.

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Enigma My Muse!

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I listen to Enigma A LOT while painting.. it just matches my mood so often for some of my subjects. It is very passionate and ethereal.

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Whimsical Musicians Artwork|Whimsical Angel Drawings|Legends of Mermaids - magic is yours to know, close your eyes and remember a time...


Want to make fairies and mermaids more real in your life?

Legends of mermaids and other delights are right there within your grasp.

It's true!

Just believe fairies and mermaids exist and you will indeed hear their darling little laughter.

You remember the tooth fairy don't you? Didn't you imagine the most glorious gown on her? I did.

Never lose that magic.

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Do fairies live in your garden and mermaids in your pond?

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Tiny Angels and Magical Fairies - Whimsical Angels, Fairies and Mermaids

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We all need special things around us to make our fantasies come alive don't we?

Here are a few great ideas...

Tiny angels, oh those whimsical angel drawings, fantasy fairies, and some Hawaiian fairy dust....

Some really AMAZING things here from Ebay

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Tiny Angels Map Fairy Tale Adventures

Whimsical Musicians Artwork & Drawing On The Wind

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"Whimsical Musicians Artwork & Drawing On The Wind"

Tiny angels map fairy tale adventures

Whimsical musicians artwork

& drawing on the wind

I find my treasures hidden

kept safe by tiny angels.

I map faery tale adventures

Tiny angels

guard a world unknown to me

as yet.

I will draw the wind

the sea

the dream.

I will draw

art work in butterfly garden

and pictures of cats and dogs.

I will not consider impossible.

I will take out my pen and draw

whimsical musicians artwork

whimsical angel pictures

enchanted fairies.

I will find my muse

contemplate its rhythm

stroke its complexities

stamp out reservations...

they hold no place here!

I will collect whimsical angels

innocent angel they be

and introduce them to enchanted fairies

I will make drawing of the phoenix bird

legends of mermaids will attest to their flight.

I am a fantasy art warrior woman

no dragon can block my pathway.

Enchanted arms walkthrough

I will always stay amused.

Elves in folklore and myths abound

I hear the one winged angel calling.

Never limit the undefined

never accept limits at all.

Offer free poems

set them on the doorstep

of any given traveler.

How to draw flames

how to draw winter

how to bring the fairies home again.

I steady my Viking ship

and produce coloring pages

for children and their mothers.

Pixies fairies

elves

coloring pictures

whimsical musicians artwork

never ending pleasure.

Tiny Angels Map Fairy Tale Adventures

Whimsical Musicians Artwork & Drawing On The Wind

Ahh yes!

I map faery tale adventures

and keep them safely inside my pocket.

Tiny Angels Guide My Way.

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

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A Fairies Laughter - Ahhh magic!

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This is my "Mermaid Baby" painting

.. isn't she dear? (yes if I do say so myself)

She is magic and tells me each day that I can do anything I want to do. Wonder is in the heart of the little child in us.

I wonder what magic will come my way today.

I can hear a fairies laughter in the flowers.. ohhh so dear.

I have known mystical times that i cannot quite describe in full. I have heard a fairies laughter and seen a dragon take flight.

Magic happens!

Smile

Have you ever heard a fairies laughter?

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Sculptures of Mothers and Daughters

Sculptures of mothers and daughters

tender works of art

cast to be remembered

this day

this loving day.

Mature women remember

mark birthdays on calendars

keep boxes with ribbons ready

cards already signed.

Fine art paintings

reproductions of the moment

in time

that will always be held dear

and ever so close to the heart.

Daughters will always be treasured

butterflies and roses

swings in the afternoon

daisies to pluck

to see is they have found true love.

Mary Cassett

gentle pastels

mothers and their daughters

living lives of peaceful days.

So tender each mark

pastel colors of grace.

Sculptures of mothers and daughters

made from bronze

cast forever

defining the sentiment

forever to last

forever token of caring.

Mothers reading to daughters

Humpty Dumpty illustrations

Mary Poppins

and Disney on Ice.

Fairy dust on pillows

Hans Christian Anderson

now Harry Potter Tales

lovingly read

to daughters by their mothers.

Teen age years come and gone

girls meeting the women they would become.

How quickly it all did pass.

Now with babes of their own

creating poses like Mary Cassatt.

These days to be treasured

remembered and written down.

These kind days

soft breezes sing

children's chatter remembered

through tears

longing to take those day back again.

Sculptures of mothers and daughters

tokens of glorious days

held close.

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

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KATHY NOTE: The sculpture is a work in progress of mine. The pic shows the back side of a hula dancer.

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Books that inspire creativty - Wonderful Tools For The Creative Inner Child

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Kathy Note:

These are books in my own personal library that have encouraged me, brought me new ideas, and made me darn happy!

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The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

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Kathy Note:

Read and DO what Julia Cameron suggests and you will not only connect with your inner child but create great art!

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Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within (Osho Insights for a New Way of Living)
Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within (Osho Insights for a New Way of Living)

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Kathy Note:

There is sooo much beauty in this book. I am reminded at this moment to go back and read it again for perhaps my 10th time. You know how you read a quote and it just speaks to you? You walk with that idea all day? This book has tons of those kind of quotes. The day I came across this book I was just browsing. I picked up this wonderful book on creativity and it felt like magic.

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"Swan Song" 30x40 oil by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

"Swan Song" 30x40 oil by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
"Swan Song" 30x40 oil by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

Legends of Mermaids, Fairies, and the Creative Process

The Road to Creativity and How I Get There

Passion is a strong emotion, it is what motivates the artist's soul.

"Legends of Mermaids, Fairies, and the Creative Process"

Arrival at a mermaids den

flight of a nearby fairy offering her dust

Images of old masters who never knew their worth

How to books of arriving at someone else's vision

Movies of passion or tears

Fashion magazines and torn out pages of sensual poses

Fashion magazines of women who line up perfectly in a crowd

filed carefully to meet my mood

Melted, my treasures

together with music!

Ahhh music my muse!

Play it as loud as you can without alarming the neighbors

Feel the base and the pounding of musical notes as they meet their objective

Know the lyrics and sing to the top of my lungs

Yes sing!

All the magic around me is ready

Then dance!

Dance free on the sand of the closest beach I can find

Dance on fresh mown grass

feel the blood rush to my head

Dance like a fairy under flowers and leaves

Dance swimming swiftly just like a mermaid

Feel the wetness of her travel

close my eyes

yes, I am there!

So Swim!

All the fish adorned with their jewels of color

and the dolphins of yore

the sea lions chime in

and together we feel our artful journey

Love

all the beauty around me

breath it in

make it my pleasure to visit anytime I choose

I take out my pen and write all my childlike adventures

I write and it saves me

encourages me

protects me from my own self sometimes

gets it all out for all to see or to hide in my closet

I write

my friend, my pleasure this pen of mine

My companion from whomever the words are birthed

and then....

I cry

I cry because I lust for my arrival to that space

that space that dismisses criticism

that ache

I cry because it seems only inches away

at any given moment my teacup might fall

So I YELL

I YELL at the incoming traffic

floods of eyes showing disapproval

and I YELL at my own struggle

Turning around

I see me

I pick my battles and I run

I feel the breeze in my hair

sweat falling from my head to my neck that confirms my travel

and I feel the rush

because I run as far as I can

I lie flat on the floor

quiet

still and quiet I listen to the sound of my own breath

I try to think of nothing

no false prisons that lock out creative souls or the inner child

I think of nothing

Silence enters and I am calm

once again

Birds

the wind through the tree

my cat licks my face

I open my eyes

White canvas' and drawers full of color........waiting for me

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

copyright 2009

Beautiful Older Women Galleries - Gothic Angel Art - Where is My Place in this Old Young Race?

Beautiful Older Women Galleries

Beautiful older women galleries

gothic angel art

where is my place

within this old

young

race?

I surfaced from the water

and there

within my hand a star did twinkle

I cried,

"Am I safe now?"

Royal majesty

newness of the moment

... am I safe now?

Greek goddess

high drama

Am I safe

now?

Am I safe with me 

alone

after measures of others are told

beautiful women in competition

animated faery pictures

about me

am I safe?

Peace is just a breath away

no matter the folly around me

nothing noted as matte

when posted on a glossy whitened sky.

My eyes spy

well defined target

brass ring

holy grail.

 

Calmness is my center

my worthy path

I will step lightly

like air

be cloud like

be it mist

be a single drop of water

I will aspire for a road that ends

finally

a road that leads back to a canvas

dripping with a single note...

keep following your objective

forget what they say.

I will be the bird I see

a feather within its belly.

I want to blend with the river

sparkling on the surface

diamonds of pleasure

rolling with its dignity

and the wind

rocks skip.

Just a heartbeat away

longings survived

generous tales

understood

past all my worries.

Am I safe now?

Blissful and pure

survivors of journeys 

known and still waiting

learning 

absorbing

blending within a circle.

Impressive stateliness

a dignity experienced

within my human touch

my own power

graced with my own blood.

I unfold a helpless flower

ignoring its needs

stronger

lusting for my own single pleasure

am I safe

now?

Beautiful older women galleries

gothic angel art

where is my place

within this old

young

race?

Strange

considering

my desires meeting my meekness

stronger for the longing

right?

Am I

safe?

07 April 2007

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

Copyright 2009

Dark Fantasy Art, Fantasy Art Wallpaper

Fairies in Art Live in My Castles of Snow and Ice

"Dark Fantasy Art, Fantasy Art Wallpaper, Fairies in Art Live in My Castles of Snow and Ice"

Dark fantasy art

fantasy art wallpaper.

I step out onto the dust

feel it touch my sins.

I know its time to move forward.

I thrive in the mystery of what can be.

I fold up all the symptoms of regret.

"Passages"36x48 oil on canvas

I see its torment.

I speak wisely to myself

and yet

I know myself too well.

I will stand before my paintings

brush in hand

ready for the strokes

I touch another dimension

I hold its mystery.

I sing to the music

hear its intrusion

it soaks up discontent.

I wipe my brow

I take cotton

wipe the blood away.

Dark fantasy art

fantasy art wallpaper.

I struggle unwisely at times.

No way to move past corners.

I wake up to what could be

host it all with coffee.

I sit and plan my stride.

I reach inside my pocket

full of lint.

'Stop it!"

I say.

Stop all the disbelief

and contend with unpainted canvases.

They wait

they decide my fate if I let them.

I coat myself with vinegar and soap

I will wash away these nightmares

thirteen times.

Oh and yet no

toss and turn

who will I be today?

Dark fantasy art

fantasy art wallpaper.

Blankets cover up potential

sure things.

Sentimental musings

untidy kitchen

blinded by the knowledge

of well meant affirmations.

Clearly I am allowed

allow myself

to come into a vision.

Yes, I sigh

despite my back and forth

troubled mind

at times.

All is well.

That is what I choose for this moment

that is all I need to see.

Paint on I tell myself.

Dream and make glitter out of nonsense.

Retreat to where I know I am magic.

Dark fantasy art

fantasy art wallpaper.

9 February 2007

Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

Where the Hell is Matt? - Another favorite... I LOVE THIS

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Ohhh this just makes me soo happy!!

I adore Matt! If he lived near me I would adopt him. (well maybe... that may be stretching it huh?)

If you have never seen this... ahhh me! You are missing a real smile and something you will remember.

Take a couple minutes out to fill your heart with a happy SMILE.

HUGE SMILE

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A Fantasy Fairy, A Sea Horse and a Whimsical Angel

Fantasy Fairies have a lot to tell you... it is to believe in magic and know that anything and everything is possible.

Everyone has a story to tell

prison robes felt

rainbow that came after the rain

I cradle mine

and listen to yours.

I search out my song

listen to silence when needed.

I place a fence around my garden

my garden that is me.

I let in what will cause my garden to grow.

I think of the times I failed

saw wilted stones

tossed them into a lake

skipped time

skipped me.

Gentle flowers sing.

They leave a delicate fragrance

they dance when the wind is right.

I prop them with a stick and gentle cords

they await my compliant sighs.

Sometimes

I cannot swim in this sea

close the wrong doors

open the right ones

decipher my worth here

and yet

I hear those flowers panting.

I write about fairies

whimsical angels

musicians of the heart

I post their pictures high.

I hope that I can still reach them later

when later arrives.

I get tired of hearing of dead robins

and yet

I cannot help but run to their rescue.

I feel their last breath

hold their fate

and mine

I can only sigh at theirs.

I cry for them.

I drew a sea horse.

I will mount it and it will take me home.

I will gather all the roses

and dead robins in the yard.

All the angels and fairies will meet me

past that last star

no longer bleeding.

I will wrap up wounds

with ribbons and bows

and we will leave them there.

"Sunkissed" 24x28 oil on canvas

"Orchids" 30x40x2 oil on canvas by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

"Orchids" 30x40x2 oil on canvas by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
"Orchids" 30x40x2 oil on canvas by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

Born with talent?

I believe that 'talent' is 'desire' and the rest is practice.

Are people just BORN talented?

http://artistwatch.blogspot.com/ |Artists Watch| ke ala o Pele

Art in Action | Artist's Watch | ke ala o Pele

This is an art in action blog showing from beginning to end a series of work for a one woman show I did in Hawaii. I had fallen down a full flight of stairs the year before and received permanent nerve damage in my right hand. I feared I would not paint again to say nothing of opening a door or carrying a coffee cup. This blog is about that struggle and about the process from beginning to end of the series of Hawaiian themed paintings. Looking back on that series now what comes to mind the most is how 'safe' that series was/is.

Art in Action | Artist's Watch | ke ala o Pele

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What I wrote about a year after the series was painted and the show had passed:

To see all the images and a day to day of the progress of the paintings. This is an art in action blog that I created for my one woman show in Hawaii. That show has passed but I still post on that blog and discuss works in progress, the joys as well as the struggles. Sometimes I must confess that I am not sure if I love painting and being an artist or hate it! I guess it depends on the outcome of the work.. ha ha!

This image is a work in progress that I finished yesterday. I will be posting the finished piece on my blog in the next couple of days.

Art in action, an artist's watch of the progress of this series "Ala o Pele" is coming along. I finished the second image yesterday. I will post it in its finished state today or tomorrow. I had to finish it up because it is the one I have chosen for my invitations of my show at Wailoa Center. With an opening of April 6 and hanging on the 2nd I need to move along. I totally love how it turned out and the orchids made a wonderful touch. Big Island is know as the 'Orchid Isle" so it if totally fitting.

The top painting is what I am working on today. I worked on the trees a bit last night and will complete the figure of Brina today I hope. If I do I will post both tomorrow, the orchid painting, titles unknown at this point, probably something and Hawaiian,and the top painting. The top painting is 36x48 and the second is 30x40, both with a 2" gallery wrap. Paintings that are not in a gallery wrap will be framed in SOLID KOA! Rare find. I will offer the paintings for sale with or without the koa frame.

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"Circus" 48x36 oil, gold liner on canvas

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How To Stay Creative

Do you get stumped creatively? Me too sometimes. There are things we can do.. sometimes I do them and sometimes I confess I don't. Here are some ideas though:

Mythical- Magical Journey's to Enchantment - How To Stay Creative

Mythical and magical journey's to enchantment isn't that the road artists of fairy, mermaids, goddesses, unicorns, dragons and and other enchanted creatures seek out? Abstract, pop art, landscapes, seascapes, how to stay inspired.

Do you struggle with how to motivate yourself towards creativity, because at times it does feel flat? I believe there are things we can do, as artists, to stimulate the process. Sometimes those things might be more simple than you might think.

Some of my ideas might work for you and some may not, but you will not know until you try. Goddess art, unicorns, dragons, grim reaper drawings and and other enchanted creatures might just be around the corner.

Some ideas might spin you into another idea, one I had never even dreamed of before, like pop art or abstract art, you might be more 'creative' towards your own adventure of artistic endeavors. No matter how you get there, with my ideas or your own, the destination needed is the one that catches the light of an idea then acting on it.

I have always been an artist, seeking mythical and magical journey's to enchantment ever since I was a little girl I knew mermaids and fantasy fairies, unicorns lived in my head. Art is all I think about so being creative is just kind of a a force that I can't help. I am not saying that I don't sometimes go short though. I do, but I can usually pull myself out of it by doing simple things.

Watching a DVD on art or artists like Camile Claudel or Basquait... those movies make me feel passionate again.

Books! I have an art library that I constantly add to.. all those art books on sale at Borders and stuff ya know? Who can resist?

I write a lot. I write poetry or stories or articles and post them on ezines. I also post articles 'about art' ... getting out there, how to deal with not being accepted in juried show and things like that. I feed the process.

I keep things around me that make me happy. Sometimes those things are kind of dumb.. I like dolls and tea sets and things that make no sense but who cares I like them.

I join artists groups and enter shows. I volunteered for 'everything'! I was shy at first but I knew that if I volunteered in art clubs, to do anything at all, I would get busy and come out of it. I have.

I go online a lot and look at what other people are creating. I have a MySpace and that is the place that continually surprises and makes me happy because of all the amazing work people do.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!! Keep doing what you love.! You can only get better.. I do.. I get better every time I go to my canvas or put my hands in clay.

DON'T decide you stink based on one thing or one effort. I do that sometimes. If I am shut down somewhere I decide I stink about everything. Stupid but you know how your mind can get going right?

DO ART.. I saw a blog today where an artist posts one new work a day. What a great thing to do! I am thinking about it too.

Lastly, if you are an artist in your heart.. be sure an say so. If people ask you what you do... tell them, "I AM AN ARTIST" ... because you are! Mythical and magical journey's to enchantment are right there within your reach, how cool! Slay the dragon and don't limit yourself, stay inspired by the mermaids and fantasy fairies of youth.

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Still Here?

Yay.. so if you got past my wonderful friends above and decided to see this... you are still here!

Yay!

Here below is some music that is special to me and more poems.

Mature Women.. yes I am one.

The image is a self portrait, oil on canvas.

We are not teenagers.. but that is when we met. We are indeed growing older, that is part of life. Here is one of my poems about that journey.

"Mature Women Aging? It Becomes Them Beautifully"

Mature women

singing

spending time remembering

yet still making new plans

deciding what is healthy

what is worthy of the dance at hand.

She turns around

seeing days have slipped by

pauses

reflects on mistakes

reflects on the positives as well.

She grows into understanding

her own person

her own song.

She turns around

listens for the orchestra

yes it is still playing

and she sings:

I am not music without lyrics

I am a woman

of substance.

I have thoughts that I pursue

that speak volumes

age has brought me knowledge.

I have lists of things I've learned.

I embrace my worth

and no longer fear saying so.

I am not a hot flash

sweaty without warning

that is just a symptom of change.

'Tis true

I was feeling so fresh

pretty even

then my body reminded me

that I am human

I am a woman

and I say, yes!

Aging?

Yes.

And yet...

I stand steady

looking toward possibility.

Ohh yes!

Ready to understand my inner being better?

Oh yes indeed.

I am not music without lyrics

I am the song I always knew I could be.

I am the dance I dream of.

I am an artist

one who creates

be it cookies or a garden of flowers

be it paintings that line the walls of

beautiful older women galleries.

I create

be it a gratitude journal

blogs on line

I continue on and feel my own worth.

Mature women?

Keep singing

continue on

they create their own lyrics.

They know the song

they understand the tune

because it has become them

and it becomes them beautifully.

Written by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

February 2008

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"In Loving Memory Verses"

Art often has a dark side... I would be remiss if I did not admit to mine. Here below is part of that picture.

"In Loving Memory Verses"

In loving memory

verses

I set my sail

far beyond the light

my love prevails.

I lost my love

not long ago

yet I forever hold a candle

to his perfect glow.

I set my sail

inside my mind

I traveled there

my love to find.

He's gone away

never to return

yet in my heart

I will forever yearn

In loving memory

poems

alive and singing

I sip tea and flowers groom

I feel their meaning.

The flowers that loom

in Summer time

describe the magic

of my lovers eyes.

The tea I sip

taking pause to think

remembering all

from where we linked.

This sorrowful tale

will find its way

to mark the loss

of my lovers days.

My life feels empty

void of his laughter

Yet I'll hear it forever

today and after.

And if you fall

on my same path

know that love

will always last.

I'll think of you

as you think of me

and write a note

of a lovers creed.

There is no forgetting

such love at stake

no softer vision

of a loss embraced.

In every way

I see his eyes

I'll forget him never

as days go by.

In loving memory

verses

I set my sail

far beyond the light

my love

most assuredly

prevails.

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

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"A Goddess of Greek Mythology Met Me at My Gate and I Embraced Her"

This poem is dedicated to my dear sister Candy.

"A Goddess of Greek Mythology Met Me at My Gate and I Embraced Her"

I wrote your name on a sidewalk

with the wax of a candle

its potential lit

gave me insight.

I had decided you were from my youth

a goddess from Greek Mythology

and lords from the middle ages

gothic angel art.

I lived in another time.

I felt mesmerized by your stairway

that led to open ideas.

Pretend?

Alas a story real

the ones that artists feel.

Eventually we all feel magic

embrace flower petals that fall on our skin

Chinese floral prints

cherry blossoms, apple trees

rain.

Once in a while a demon

evokes.

Grim reaper artwork

colored in with chalk.

Once in awhile I allow her in.

Or is it out?

It makes so little sense

allowing her at all.

She, sensing my longings for fantasy

my trappings at times

I agree

and yet

she is an evil doer.

My world outside this one

delivers a soothing soul

inside mine own...

and she

this grim reaper dealer

delivers fatal letters.

She places them inside my armor.

Nasty witch she is in deed.

Pointing out flaws...

stars cannot possibly be counted

the moon cannot be relied upon.

The sun will let you down at times

gardens are not always green

roses moan

birds lose their way

and sometimes don't return again at all.

People are not always careful

with each others hearts

they forget?

Oh, pointing out flaws

it can feel overwhelming.

And the evil in me said,

"Do you think that's true

do you?

That magic can abound?

Despite your loathsome ways?"

And at that point

noticing the rain had turned to glitter

the kind one finds in a jar

it became tainted

and turned then into soot.

I had to confess ...

"No,

no, there is no dream."

I bowed my head

protecting my eyes

and held out my hands

for a softer hope.

After the day had ended

I walked back to the sidewalk

where I had written your name.

Lords from the middle ages

gothic angel art

at my side.

Candle in hand

lit now to find my path.

There on the pavement

still fresh

still visible

it looked the same

as when I first wrote it down.

I was once again reminded

that I

only me

could allow that demon force to sing

cause me to fall

and tell me rain had been tainted

and could no longer birth new roses.

I could only stand there

looking down on your untouched name

squinting my eyes I could see

that it was mine

it was mine own name.

And the soot turned to rain once again.

I felt it on my tongue.

I held out my hands

wetness filled my palms.

I licked up every last drop

that a promise had displayed.

If there were flaws?

I was no longer daunted by them.

The night brought me new stars

and oh! I could not count them all!

Chills and tears.

My candle had lost its light

but the moon would guide me home.

I had a list in my pocket

new flowers I would plant

and I would wait for tiny birds

fledglings of flight

who would indeed find their way back

just like me.

A goddess of Greek Mythology

gothic angel art

met me at the gate.

I stayed up all night

under candlelight

drawing her lovely image.

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

copyright 2008

THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY LENS.

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Inside Whimsical Angle Pictures

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Buried Roses Inside Whimsical Angle Pictures- Fairies Illustrations

Beautiful older women galleries

dear Lily

I found your pictures there.

Fairies illustrations

gothic angel art

kept in a dust covered coffin.

Roses in each whimsical angel pictures hand.

Don't polish the roses unless you plan to keep them

they told me that they don't like being touched

and so I won't.

Clear intent

a line of chalk

gentle yet cumbersome

if you want to go chasing rainbows.

What's the matter with those bells?

neglected and yet

they continue ringing.

I never wondered why

until we buried the roses.

Pink mountains

invite the tainted noise

bells ring

reminding me roses were once present.

Lily, past the brazen trail

tried to save them

or maybe not.

I guess she was not breathing after all.

I thought I understood her goal.

She used to comb my hair for me

never how I liked it

but still

at least she knew how to weave the colors.

I never thought it was an intrusion

until now of course.

Now that the roses have been drowned.

Dying words

fragrance misunderstood

or maybe missing altogether?

We should never mess with nature

that's what Lily always says.

If I conform will you?

Will you Lily?

If we gather clippings

will you help me?

Have pity on the wounded bird

that is somehow us.

Set flowers on your table

noting the present and the past.

Penetrate the clouds

interrupt the rain

call it a special day.

Oh Lily!

I take so much back.

You shine where I couldn't

it is all a falsehood

those notions we grieved over.

Healing is actually blended

and roses that fell short

surface when sorrow is embraced.

Know that victim

and she will heal you.

I've met my mentor

coaxed from the devil

older

this woman at a gallery

we knew her when we were young.

I stroked that line

savored antics that seemed off limits

held up by all those boundaries

crumbling before our eyes.

Truth be told

it is they

that bells chime for.

Or maybe that's just me that thinks so.

After I find you again Lily

can we make a pact?

Lets assume that mistakes can meet cures

and once paraded above the wet ground

where all those roses lie

we will know

once again

their sorrow is fleeting.

Beautiful older women galleries

dear Lily

I found your pictures there.

Torn and worn

dated

fairies illustrations

gothic angel art

kept in a dust covered coffin.

I pulled them out

still melting

yet hopeful.

I held my breath

or was it yours?

Oh Lily!

There among the leaves

roses awoke once more

in each whimsical angel pictures hand.

08 April 2008

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

copyright 2008

Ahhh yes I am an art fantasy woman... I paint fantasy art, goddess art and whims of the mind.

Mature Women Aging Gracefully - Beautiful Older Women Galleries Reinvented

Beautiful older women galleries, mature women painting what has always been in their heart. Women finding new ways of expressing themselves, new interests that form fresh pathways of self fulfillment. Finding that person sometimes feels so hard.

How do I persuade myself that I am not a song without words, music without lyrics, nothing left to say, just because I am getting older?

How do I convince myself that there is still time to dance?

There is a struggle that goes on inside any woman (or man I am sure) as she approaches an age that is considered by her or society, to be older. That particular age can change from decade to decade, lol. When I turned twenty five I remember thinking that it was completely over for me. I cried and cried. Ahh me all too funny now. Iwish I was twenty five now, gads huh?! Now that I am a mature woman I try to understand how I can age with grace.

Sometimes I look at women, younger and prettier than me and it seems that everything has shifted and left me out of the scenario of living life. Talk about beautiful older women galleries, we all line up and remember those days I am sure.

Products are designed to appeal to youth unless they are specifically geared toward the aged, like special wheelchairs or meds or reverse mortgages, stuff like that. With all of this around me I know it is all the more important to 'feel' and understand my reason for being. I am not a hot flash, I am a woman having a hot flash. I may feel that I am no longer sexy but I must remind myself that sexy is an attitude. It is all about looking 'outside' of oneself, feeling energized by living and acting on that passion. Oh and there is soo much to see that I missed in youth.

As women get older they need to connect to their spiritual side more and I think they do. I find that I am able to look outside myself more and not worry as much about other women in the room. Who is the fairest of all and who shines the brightest. It is a time that holds visions and introspection and a time that should be embraced.

So go out as a mature woman, find those beautiful older women galleries, create your own lyrics to music that lost them. Shine!

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

copyright 2008

Fantasy Art Warrior Women-Pictures of Cats-Drawings of Scorpions-Paint Them With Oils

DOING ART!

As far as oil painting goes it's not as scary as some people think. If you want to create the visions that are in your head, be it fantasy art warrior women, pictures of cats, drawings of scorpions, or if you hope to one day obtain landscapes still life portrait commissions, whimsical angel drawings, you might want to consider oil painting as your goal. It is to me, the most respected medium.

It's true! Painting with oils may seem way scary, but it isn't at all really!

Lots of people get stuck into doing acrylics, watercolors or feel content to just draw. That is fine of course, those mediums are great, but oil painting need not be excluded because you think it is too hard.

I confess! When I first started painting with oils? I felt it was just so overwhelming to begin.

One thing I would do to get over fear of painting, and this is not exclusive to oils, is be a Jackson Pollack for the day. You can still slather on the paint to create pictures of cats, drawings of scorpions or fantasy fairies, just be loose about it. No pressure for realism.

Turn on your favorite music, pump up the volume and get ready for an art dance, or should we call it a dance of learning to play with art?

First find a piece of plywood lying around, or anything really. Search out some old house paint or go to the hardware store and buy some of their sale stuff.. just a few colors is fine. It does not have to be a major expense, in fact, that is the point, in order to free yourself up, it needs to be as little expense as possible. Find some old junk.. old jewelry, even Christmas wrapping paper or weird things you come across. Next take it all outside and PLAY! Just PLAY.. no pressure for anything to turn out. Dump stuff on the plywood and be a Pollack for the day. Let it dry and then go back and play again over the same piece, building up a patina effect. Metallic paints are great for this too!

OK, so after that you should feel a certain sense of freedom about painting. Now lets try some oils on canvas! How fun! (Yup no grumbling, this is gonna be fun.)

When oils are thinned down with turpentine they have a lot more ease. You can make it all really sloshiy (my word for messy) and PLAYFUL! That doesn't mean you only use thinned down oils but just think about that and use it as you will. Start out thin and end with thick.

First paint a background on as large a canvas as you can. The larger the better. I find that if you paint a small work it is actually more scary. You tend to tighten up and fret more. When the canvas is big you KNOW you have to really get in there and paint or it will take you forever. There is freedom to it.

Try 'sketching' with your sloshy colors and oil paints. Starting with your darkest colors 'slather' on your base, be it fantasy art warrior women, images taken from female photography, or lords of the middle ages PLAY. Then let it sit for a day or two. Go back after some drying time and add your medium toned colors, then let that sit.. give yourself a rest for a fresh look at your progress as well as some drying time. Lastly add your lights and highlights.

Cover it up and be a touchy artist! Don't let anyone see your work and/or let them lend comment. Others might sway your confidence because they cannot possibly see what is inside your heart and the end result. You may not either but the FEELING is there.. only worry about the feeling. Matisse said to feel the colors. Play with the colors as you create to one day produce fantasy art warrior women, pictures of lambs or landscapes still life portrait commissions is that is your goal. Learn to Play! This is what will set you free to paint by instinct rather than rules.

by Kathy Ostman-Magnsuen

copyright 2008

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I know... 3 reader feedbacks.. Too funny!

A mistake at first but then I got too many entries to change it. Ohh way too funny!

Anyway...

I want to share something that I try to tell myself, remind myself, instill into my pea brain often. We all get side tracked with all the junk that comes up, yeah? I do! waa! That just 'kills' creativity and our own spirits... ya know? So here is what I remind me of and want to remind you of...

This is LIFE TAKE ONE! We can greet it with wonderful expectation or just let it happen... right?

Let's shine in our own movie. Say Aloha to me here if you agree or if you have other thoughts. I would love to hear from you.

Kathy

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Fantasy Art Woman | Beautiful Women Goddess Art - Do you believe in fantasy fairies & mermaids?

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      The orchids painting is my favorite! Gorgeous

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      Beautiful, I truly enjoyed this lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You are an inspiration dear Kathy. I need to came back here whenever I get a writer's block! Thanks and keep up your warm spirits! Cheers!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      You have such a wonderfully passionate soul. It flows into everything you write or draw.

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      Thanks for sharing...

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      Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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      I love your style! All your paintings are impressing.

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      Fantastic information and art work... thanks for the lens

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      Your art is beyond beautiful. I wish you all the success that you could hope to achieve. (And yes I believe in mermaids and magic.)

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      I enjoyed reading your lens, thanks for sharing

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      Thank you for taking me to another realm for a little while. It's good to escape now and again:-)

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      such a great beautiful lens...it deserved to win the purple star...

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      A real masterpiece lens. Hats off to you.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      Very nice art work.

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      Another beautiful lens - thank you!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      This is the second time that I have read this lens. It just gets better every time I read it!! I am a squid angel now and I am leaving a little blessing for you.

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      mjtaylor lm 5 years ago

      As a woman of a certain age, I thank you!

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      Superb and captivating from beginning to end. I am going to see if I can get a copy of Poisonwood Bible here in the UK as it has captured my imagination! With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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      Bash51214 5 years ago

      really you took my breath ... fantastic lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The lens is full of inspiration and art, adore this artistic lens filled with poems that breathe.

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      SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

      What a stunning lens- thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      A wonderful and inspiring lens. Love the artwork. The video of the kitty playing the piano was adorable!

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      curious0927 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for your inspiring words! I'm an Artist! Sprinkling Angel Dust here!

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      LindaFoster LM 5 years ago

      Love your artwork and your poetry. My favourite has to be The dancer, thanks for sharing your wonderful lenses.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 5 years ago

      Love the lead picture. Wish it was bigger

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      Heather Bradford 5 years ago from Canada

      You are beautiful and your talent is pure.... Thanks for sharing such beautiful music too and feel good youtube. Bookmarking...

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 5 years ago from Ozun

      wonderful creation, inspiring lens. I love your paintings too. have to be so exiting to live in your world.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is an amazing lens... good job

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is an amazing lens... good job

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i came back to give this lens some *blessings*.

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      Risteard O'Marcahain 5 years ago from Wales

      This is an amazing lens

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      Morgannafay 5 years ago

      I read your lens and went to your site listed above. I really love your painting stealing Saturn the best, though I find all of your work wonderful, colorful and amazing! <3

      This has been a really inspiring read. Especially your poetry and creative juice advice. I'm always looking for creative juice boosts! Thanks Kathy!

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh, how I wish there were images of the artwork you so eloquently describe throughout the lens. What a joy it is to see the photograph of the sculpture--and what a tease to show us only the back side! The scope of style and medium of the images you included is wonderful. I wish all the images could be as large as "Orchids." Beautiful.

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      GetSillyProduct 5 years ago

      Wow, this is a massive lens! Nifty subject matter and nice poetry. The cat playing the piano is my favorite part :)

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      AnnaAdam LM 5 years ago

      As I am also an artist in a way that I write articles i also love to do paintings and making handy crafts. I love this lens specially the part about how to stay creative. Simply superb lens.

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      BeyondRoses 5 years ago

      Your tribute to Older Women, in poems and art is lovely. Sweet presentation!

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      Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

      Simply Beautiful!

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      nyclittleitaly 5 years ago

      really great lens

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Very inspirational lens. Thank you for a pinch of magic in a cold morning!

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      SPhilbrick 5 years ago

      I may never have found your lens, seen and read your work, or been enlightened by your rich insights in to the world of art had you not visited one of my lenses. Thank you so much. I am inspired! :-)

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens, very well presented. Thanks for sharing this amazing art.

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      Rhythmgame 5 years ago

      Great Lens...definitely gave me ideas on fantasy art!

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      Image Girl 5 years ago

      I was searching for some inspiration... and found it! thank you for all this wonderful work and effort, for inspiring me and sharing. I will return here often!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      What an amazing lens. It looks like it was a year's work. You have shared so much. I took notes! You are so generous with yourself and all your positive energy. Thanks for the lift! Laughter of the angel babies to you.

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      This lense highlights how art is a process and a state of mind.

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      DELETE THIS COMMENT: check spelling of Dquidoo in 2nd paragraph.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Well I went to write a comment, and I ended up somewhere else so that must be the fairies at work, you can feel your passion in this page, isn't it just the greatest feeling.

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      Blonde Blythe 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens! A big congrats on the well-deserved purple star. Thank you so much for blessing my Twiggy lens. I appreciate it very much! :)

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      What a lovely lens. So much of your personality is in your writings here. Beautifully done and blessed.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      @Kailua-KonaGirl: Yay! I need to find out more about Squid Angels! I AM one but am not even sure that I am blessing people when I say I am.. lol. Thank you so much for including me though.. YAY and happy holidays!!

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      I come back here every so often to see what else has happened since I have been gone. This time I return as a Squid Angel to bless this lens. I've added your link to My Squid Angel Wings to be featured in the "Arts & Design" neighborhood. Happy Happy Christmas, Kathy!

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      What a lovely, lovely lens! Your poetry just flows. The cat music is splendid.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I absolutely loved this lens! I am wondering how many have the book you mentioned, "The Four Agreements." I noticed that Jewelsofawe has it and I have it too. I have a rubber band wrapped around mine to hold it together. I won't part with it. Blessings until next time.

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      In loving memory is so sad and wistful. I love your poetry! I also love the book you have on here the Four Agreements. I have told many people to read that book. Blessing this lens!

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      Showpup LM 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading and admiring your art today. Just beautiful!

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Lovely lens and lovely creative artworks! you certainly have been born with the ability of creative art, and you used your gift.

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      Rhidawn 5 years ago

      Your paintings are exquisite. Absolutely breath taking! Great lens.

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      kimark421 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens. You are very talented! (or practice a lot, depending on which viewpoint you believe!) Thanks for sharing!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Beautifully done. Thumbs up!

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      TLRaghavan 5 years ago

      Very impressive work.

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      SiochainGraSonas 5 years ago

      I enjoyed reading your lens.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      you are an artist, painter, sculptor, poet, writer, all-in-one. you made a lens as long as mahabharata epic but it is nice to read it. i can see through your soul. whenever i tread in un-cleared areas, i say excuse me. i believe in elves and fairies.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      you are an artist, painter, sculptor, poet, writer, all-in-one. you made a lens as long as mahabharata epic but it is nice to read it. i can see through your soul. whenever i tread in un-cleared areas, i say excuse me. i believe in elves and fairies.

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      really enjoyed this page. awesome work.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Love and light to you as well!

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      @ShariBerry: Thanks so much!

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      Sharon Berry 5 years ago from Michigan

      You are a wonderful artist. I love your use of color. I truly enjoyed reading your lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Just returning to love this once again!

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      earthybirthymum 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great Lense!!!

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      earthybirthymum 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great Lense!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      enjoyed my visit tonight on your lens, thank you for your effort and writing, squidliked it too.

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      ICanCook 5 years ago

      Beautiful Beautiful work of art here. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me.

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Very nice - I love your work! You should join us in our Photo Challenge. Just another way to monetize your art. I enjoyed your poetry as well.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Always beautiful, always inspirtational...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You are very creative! Great lens. Thanks.

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      Mayapearl 6 years ago

      Great lens, just love your paintings and poetry.

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      sushilkin lm 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing on squidoo. Pls PRAY FOR JAPAN for Noble Cause

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      SelfishBeat 6 years ago

      Awesome paintings and rich lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a beautiful, insightful lens! There's so much to love here that it's impossible to mention it all! I'll just say that I believe magic is everywhere, it's just that as we grow up, we forget how to see it. Thanks for teaching us how to remember.

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      Heard_Zazzle 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens. So inspirational!

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      pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY

      Beautiful lens!!! Belated congrats on the purple star, this lens is very deserving. :)

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      Amy Fricano 6 years ago from WNY

      Ever so Purple Star. Love it.

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      Mickie Goad 6 years ago

      I am quite sure that my Military Gnomes would love the company of your enchanted fairies!

      Beautiful art.

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      Norbert Isles 6 years ago from Philippines

      This is an awesome, delightful lens, beckoning me to immerse myself in a new world; so powerful, so enticing. I must come back again and again, there seem to be not enough time to savor your creations. Yours is like an ocean I'm yet watching from the shore. In time I'll plunge deep down and be refreshed, be enchanted with fullness. Your theme is especially close to my heart.

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      Your lens is an absolute delight. I love the 'Sculptures of Mothers and Daughters' module. Your lens is not worth one Purple Star. If I could I would give you 5 Purple Stars.

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      elyria 6 years ago

      Wow, your Lens is just magical, absolutely loved it!

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      You do beautiful work! Also the youtube with the piano playing cat is hilarious! Great job!

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      ZablonMukuba 6 years ago

      col lens, i love the art

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      WriterBuzz 6 years ago

      Your lens is great. Very informative. I liked your lens with a thumbs up.

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      RebeccaE 6 years ago

      this is an amazing lens, fromt eh poems to the art, you have some incrediable talent, thanks for this lens

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      kathysart 6 years ago

      @ronpass lm: This was my very first Squid lens so it grew and grew as I wanted to share so many things. Books.. oh they give us so much and I wanted to share some of the ones that have done that for me and why. Hugs all day, Kathy

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      kathysart 6 years ago

      @purplelady: Ohhh so nice! HUGE SMILE!

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      purplelady 6 years ago

      As I have told you before, you are an awesome artist; but it bears repeating. So let me repeat myself; You are an awesome artist and your lenses are a treat for the eyes. I also appreciate the way you try to help the rest of us find our own creativity.

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      ronpass lm 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your personal insights and encouragement. I love your art but I was also fascinated by the books you list and describe in such a personal way. I think a lot of the boundaries to our creativity are self-imposed and you have a way of drawing people out to explore the possible and their potentiality.

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      thanks for sharing YOU! :)