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Updated on February 14, 2015

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?

No, and here is why...

No, and here is why...

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  • SavioC 3 years ago

    Talents are developed & nutured and many times one has to pay a price for the talent to shine out.

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    They evolve over time...

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Some are, I believe it can be a God given talent.

  • moonlitta 5 years ago

    NO!!! People are born... innocent, and ignorant. They have to grow, to experience pain, to struggle, to work hard- and that is where talent gives fruit! People who just were "born talented"and never gave up a single hour of their time to develop it and share it with the world, or invest their passion- what use then of their talent?

  • aquarian_insight 5 years ago

    I honestly believe just about any talent can be learned and perfected.

  • Ruthi 5 years ago

    Hmmm... yes and no... and that is why I picked the No side... Yes, I believe we are all born with a gift. But to be able to accept this gift we must have the desire to discover what it is and then the passion to develop the talent to climb to reach the pinnacle of the dreamscape as we define it and to make it come true. (Which I believe we all can and must do.)

  • MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

    I believe that there are people who are born talented and then there are those who develop talents as they get older.

  • curious0927 5 years ago

    NO, I agree with your quote! I have the desire, need to practice more. When I first attended Community College in the early 80's, My "drawing 1" project won a place in the yearly magazine! Was chosen from 40 student drawings with the same assignment! I so wish I pursued that dream, it's still there, so I do "little" things when I have time!

  • greenlungsofpoland 5 years ago

    Talent is a gift that can be granted or simply realized - we all have the potential we just need the right motivation and the belief in our goals and power to achieve. Just think the next person you meet might be the trigger to a uncover new set of perspectives.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    It is the passion

  • Morgannafay 5 years ago

    I don't think anyone is born with anything. I am terrible at most of the things I hate to do, like math. But, I strive to be good at the things that I love. I love art so I worked at it very hard, as well as cooking. I know for as long as there is a brain in my head I could strive to be the best at math as anyone in this world, but the desire is just not in me.

  • Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

    No, talent is not enough. Even if you are born with talent, you need to work on it, expand it, use it.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    It is the passion with in anybody can have it.

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

    When opportunities are opened and instruction and motivation are provided, most do well. People are not born with talent to be ballplayers, musicians, scientists, college professors, artists and so forth. These things must be learned.

  • Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    I think there is a difference between being "born talented" versus being "born with talent(s)". I think all of us are born with some sort of talent, however, we need to discover it and nurture it. As they say practice makes perfect.

  • Fiona 5 years ago from South Africa

    I think it depends on what you've tried to do before - some are more creative but anyone can learn to do almost anything

  • Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

    I think some people are born with a few gifts while others are born with an abundance of creative gifts, but talent and passion are what it takes to bring those gifts to life.

  • anonymous 6 years ago

    Sometimes. Sometimes not.

  • sorana lm 6 years ago

    I am between Yes and No towards the No though. I have too many reasons to believe that ... I could write a thesis on the subject. :)

  • katiecolette 6 years ago

    I think everyone has hidden talents inside, but it's up to every person to discover them. Some people have great desire to find something they are really good in while others choose not to look for their hidden talents.

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  • RinchenChodron 3 years ago

    I love art, but never had any talent.

  • blestman lm 4 years ago

    Talent is like potential energy. It has to be utilized to develop

  • magicalfuture 4 years ago

    I gave birth to apparently an extremely talented daughter; four years ago at 16 she discovered that she could make pencil drawings distinguishly from a photograph. She had never had drawing lessons in her life. I did made a lens about that. There are various types of "talent" I think and rather an interesting discussion.

  • sponias lm 4 years ago

    Of course people are born with talent. This is why they are brilliant even during their childhood.

  • fathomblueEG 4 years ago

    Yes but it is up to them to find what talent they possess and the wisdom to make it soar into what they wish for us all to see and hear it:-)

  • Diva2Mom 4 years ago

    I believe that the Lord has blessed every individual with unique talents and gifts in life. He wills us to have these blessings in order to use them in the most valuable and meaningful ways. When a person recognizes his talents or gifts, he's got a choice to make; either to value and respect them or simply ignore them. If he values and respects his talents and blessings, then he'll persevere to perfect them; if he doesn't care for them, he just walks away freely like he's never had them to begin with :) Kathy, you're super talented! I can see your GREAT PASSION in your artwork! You're NOT just talented; you're also passionate about what you do, what you love and what you believe in life and you make a great story out of that. I can see a beautiful story behind your paintings, great work and amazing artistry! What a Beautiful lens to inspire others! You're definitely using your great gifts and talents to INSPIRE others in the most magical, positive way. I love, love this amazing lens! Excellent lens! God bless you!

  • Echo Phoenix 4 years ago

    we are amazing creatures who are born with so many awesome talents and I do believe each of us is gifted with special ones meant to guide us to our destinies. It is in the development of those gifts that we find our truest satisfaction in life and in ourselves, sort of a self actualization view? yet it seems our society places higher value and recognition on a few select talents thereby skewing the view that each and every one of us was born to win!

  • rawwwwwws lm 4 years ago

    Some people are born talented! However, one can learn how to be talented, it just takes a lot of work, sweat, dedication, and passion

  • Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

    Yes, I have one child who is a natural artist. The same child rides her bike into walls. The next child is an athlete and can't draw stick figures.

  • lamontcranston 5 years ago

    Some people are born talented: Michelangelo, Beethoven, and of course Mozart are good starts. Who knows how many Beethovens there are who we will never hear from because people want to listen to garbage on the TV. And of course if you are poor your options go way down. But innate talent - yes I believe it exists.

  • getmoreinfo 5 years ago

    I believe people are born with a natural talent and some people have tapped into what it is while others have not found it yet.

  • daniel_hogg 5 years ago

    i think we are all born talented the human brain is a complex thing we start learning as soon as we are born our talents evolved differently depending what our likes and dislikes are and eventually we all become talented at something my talents were realised when i was a child i have been good at drawing since very young and skills have developed over the years.

  • Thrinsdream 5 years ago

    We are all born with the same abilities and choices, it just depends which path we follow. So yes people are born talented . . ALL OF US

  • nephthys lm 5 years ago

    People can be born talented, but if mozart never had access to a musical instrument, he would not have been a famous compuser. I think you need resources to fuel a talent.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    I feel both the quotients are required. One indeed needs to have the raw talent, and than can be nurtured further to make it matured, experienced and successful.

  • SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

    Some, yes. But raw talent may be a small advantage or incentive, whereas acquired talent is an achievement-at which, we all have worked so hard!

  • LindaFoster LM 5 years ago

    I believe that everyone is born with a talent, it's up to the individual how they use it, or indeed if they use it.

  • KokoTravel 5 years ago

    One may be born with a talent but the development of that talent takes time, dedication and passion.

  • Risteard O'Marcahain 5 years ago from Wales

    A Lot can be learned but some people seem to see things normal people like me don't

  • Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

    Yes. Everyone is born with talent. It is human nature to create, and it is up to the rest of us to nurture the talent in the young ones that they might learn to nurture it to fruition again and again and again.

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

Check out:

http://artistwatch.blogspot.com/

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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How cool! and it is all sprinkled with Hawaiian fairy glitter dust.

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Hawaii Travel|Hawaiian Fun Food|Hawaiian Dance Posters|Hawaiian Gifts|Facts About Hawaii

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I am so excited. I am doing little tiny art. ACEO and ATC .. Art Cards Editions Originals and Art Trading Cards.

I am so used to giant stuff. I adore the giant work and will never not do it but it is fun to try new stuff.. always!

Kathy's ACEO on Squidoo

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"Style" ACEO Mixed media, Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

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I adore my Lengend of Pegasus Squid Lens almost as much as I do this one. Oh! what am I saying? I love all my Squid Lenses! HUGE SMILE

"The Dancer" 48x36 oil, gold leaf on canvas

Smile.. no wait and maybe a circus?

"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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I would love to hear from you. Tell me what you think of my

lens or just say "Aloha"

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Ahhh yes, I know this tooth fairy well, her name is Dallyanna.

She is most eloquent with lavender bows and ribbons attached to tiny pink satin roses on a whimsical sky blue chiffon dress. Her hair is held fast by a wreath of stephanotis and lobelia blossoms found from trees on African mountains where she is often seen traveling. She fills the air with laughter and always makes me happy. Soft fairy dust meets her pathway as mist wherever she flies as one might suspect. Once in awhile she flutters by just to say hello and offer a bit of conversation or to share her love of poetry. We sit at a round glass table topped with a white linen tablecloth and dine on green tea and crumpets. I always have special jams and jellies on hand to impress my dear guest of magic.

Dallyanna often advises me on what gifts my friends, like you, might enjoy. We have a splendid time together as she shares legends of mermaids and her adventures of gifting children in exchange for their treasured tiny teeth. Smile.

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

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      What exquisite works of art you have! Truly poetic!

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      rksmythe lm 10 years ago

      You've been blessed by a SquidAngel. Keep up the good work

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      kathysart 10 years ago

      Thanks for the Blessings

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      ArtistEva 10 years ago

      Kathy, you are so talented! You are brimming with creativity. Your art is beautiful, as well as your spirit...such awesome enthusiasm!

      Any person cannot help but smile :)

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      kathysart 10 years ago

      Thank you beautiful Eva. I adore your lens as well!

      Kathy

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      DeWayne-FilmFreak 10 years ago

      Wonderful lens! Fantasy art is fruit for the imagination! I am giving you 5 stars!

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      kathysart 10 years ago

      Thank you DeWayne Film Freak for posting your comment. I will check out your Squid lens too.

      Kathy

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      myyeastinfectioncure 10 years ago

      totally inspiring! I love the lens 5 stars for sure!

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      ReviewKing 10 years ago

      You could definitely see that you put your heart into this lens! I loved it!

      Stephen

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      Gail Faulkner 10 years ago

      Hi Kathy, Lovely Lens, Welcome to the Best Ratings Group. Gail

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      CliveAnderson LM 10 years ago

      Kathy, What a simply stunning lens, absolutely gobsmacked. Your talent is clear to see... Your focus, concentration and dedication is inspirational. Very uplifting and sensual. Thank you. 5 stars, of course. Clive Anderson.

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      datingtips93 10 years ago

      Beautiful! I am working on getting lenses to such beauty and completeness. Deserves the 5 I gave it.

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      financegirls 10 years ago

      thanks for dropping by my lens last time, Im a fan of your topic

      keep it up

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      wildrosetreasure 10 years ago

      Beautiful lens. Thanks for visiting me. I really enjoyed this lens.

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      ParrotMaster LM 9 years ago

      You get 5 Stars from me! Inspiring! I will try to apply some of your great techniques to my lens also - :) Parrot Taming and Training Plus Teaching a Parrot to Talk

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      BowWowBeds 9 years ago

      I can tell you are doing something you love!

      Best wishes....Amberlii

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I just love your lens.Done with inspirations.Great

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      made2dance 9 years ago

      Looking through the beauties of your lenses, I gazed into a mystical world of fairies and such and it was an amazing sight. Love, love, love your poetry, my little faery woman!

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      giddygabby 9 years ago

      Lovely lens. I especially admire your Mermaid Baby. Five stars!

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      rdriccoboni 9 years ago

      Wonderful! From oneself taught artist to another and from the fairies in my garden. Bravo.

      RD

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      allysa 9 years ago

      fantastic! I like the idea of you lens. 5* from me. Hope you could drop by at my lens sometimes,thanks ^_^

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      ronpass lm 9 years ago

      Kathy - an enchanting lens - like a walk in a mystic forest - I love the sense of playfulness and beauty you create.

      Ron Passfield

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      kathysart 9 years ago

      wow! Thanks for all the visits

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      Enchanted_Ways 9 years ago

      An enchanting lens indeed! The path truly is what we make of it, taking us where we will. 5 Stars!

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      Lady Gotrocks 9 years ago

      Beautiful lens!!!

      Congratulations! You are now a member of the Raising Stars group

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      Benedict 9 years ago

      Hi Kathy, I'm a Squidoo intern and thought I'd drop you line to say "great lens!". Your passion really shows through, looking forward to more great lenses from you!

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      Wayne Tully 9 years ago from UK

      Great lens you have here and nice art too!!

      Can't wait to see more!!

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      renoman 9 years ago

      Great lens *****'s from me! Get a break give me a blurb...thank you

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      TriviaChamp 9 years ago

      What a unique lens! Love the artwork and I see how it can take you to a different space. - Two Minute Mysteries

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      NanStuff4sale 9 years ago

      Excellent!

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      SARASOTASWEETIE 9 years ago

      Great lens. 5 Stars!

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      allysa 9 years ago

      enchanting! 5 magical stars for you. Pls sop by at my lens too, thanks

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      Lady-Ellen 9 years ago

      Wonderful lens...we love some of the same books. Your artwork is magical. Thanx so much for this lens.

      In Dreams and Magic

      Lady Ellen

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      victoriamasters1 9 years ago

      You artwork is amazing! 5 well-earned stars!!!

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      pigandpanda 9 years ago

      I love this! check out the Elves of Lily Hill Farm by Penny Kelly.

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      Suzann 9 years ago

      Wonderful and whimsical. Nice going!

      ~ Suzann

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      DeanBakerWholesale 9 years ago

      Thank you for visiting our lens. Great 5 star lens!

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      bernd49 lm 9 years ago

      My name is Bernd

      I m an artist and lives in Vienna/Austria.

      I find your side very good and I am pleased much to see artists from all world.

      My web page is http://www.squidoo.com/Tree-martyr

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      Aika 9 years ago

      fantastic paintings. very enchanting too!

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      GypsyPirate LM 9 years ago

      Kathy - thanks for the reminder to keep the magic, I needed to hear that. Well done.

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      purplelady 9 years ago

      Absolutely spellbinding. You are a true talent. ILY2Ps!--

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      Hello, Kathy I found this sight and thought you might like it. http://www.redbubble.com/

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      ashokartgallery 9 years ago

      Wonderful lens and your works are also,you deserve a five star,thanks for voting us.

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      Nathalie Roy 9 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Fantastic 5 stars lens

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      Asher Socrates 9 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Nice! enjoyed the lens, keep up the great work Kathy. Thanks AJ

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      MrElite 9 years ago

      beautiful lens. 5 stars. :)

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      Hi kathysart Thank you for a great lens!Really informative. I’ve just finished my Colon Cleanselens.Be great if you’d stop by to give it a rating. Appreciate it. Where “Colon Cleanse” interchange with “Detox” and “Constipation”

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      Karendelac 9 years ago

      5 Stars for you !

      Your site was really great ~~ Great images and info. good job.

      Please give me ratings and sign my guest book as well.

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      Please go on Squidoo.com/Oliviaswebkinztips and Squidoo.com/Peanutbutterjellytime i am 9 years old and i made these lens by my-self! i would love to see more people coming on both of my pages! (Me and my friends are sharing the Peanutbutterjellytime page but i made it and made the moudles) 5 STARS!!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Great Lens, a 5 star from me.

      Do see my lenses too and if you wish, give a rating.

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      tonyab lm 9 years ago

      Kathy,

      I love this lens. Lovely, passionate and very creative! 5 stars from me. (Thanks for visiting my lens!)

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      Hi! Interesting and Informative lens lovely Images! I always enjoy having fun with online casinos and pokers I found few great poker rooms hope everyone might like it.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      This is great Kathy, thanks for telling me about it -you've inspired me to do one - or ten - too.....

      Gina from Yuwie

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      Music-Resource 9 years ago

      Hi Kathy, I love your art, especially the mermaid baby. I've been interested in the fantasy worlds for quite some time. I like your magic and the Enigma Vid was soothing. ~Music Resource~

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      LisaDH 9 years ago

      I love the mermaid baby! Thanks for stopping by my list of 100 social bookmarking services with Google PageRank.

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      artstudio 9 years ago

      Hi Kathy,

      I received the gift from you. The girls had a fun to color and again color you Fairies so I had time to look again at my squidoo.com/canvasartprint and webshop and was scared "It's not the artist's pages. No artistic taste"

      Thanks for your lesson.

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      Great lens!keep up the great work.Anyone searching for information of Rock band special edition can feel free to visit this site and learn within few days.

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      Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

      The lemmings love the Sugar Plum Fairy Bear and thank you for reviewing them on the Isle of Squid Review.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Wow! Great lens. The art is really beautiful.The way of presentation is really impressive.Well done.

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      June Campbell 9 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      What a wonderful lens. I just wish I had more free time to create works of art. I'm giving you a lensroll on my altered book lens.

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      linhuck lm 9 years ago

      Beautiful lens! Thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      What beutifull and exotic works of art, I love pixies and angles, and all the touching words that went with them.

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      Yaron LM 9 years ago

      Aloha Kathy, With your talent you should be number 1 ! Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Pluto and Venus will be my vote (...) for your wonderful lens!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      The art is just awesome and I love what you've done with this lens. Great also to see so many leaving positive comments, well done to you,

      Robbie

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      marasco2001 9 years ago

      Wow! Terrific lens and amazing art!! http://www.squidoo.com/margiesbooksbeautyandbauble...

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      Lexi LM 9 years ago

      Thank you for a lovely lens to visit!

      Lexi

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Great lens, I enjoy staying with you. BOOKMARKED!

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      TriviaChamp 9 years ago

      A truly inspiring lens. Your art truly reflects your love of life. 5*

      ~Jane

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      StacymomBiz 9 years ago

      Hi Kathy,

      Awesome lens - so much wonderful art, 5 stars! Keep up the great work :-)

      -Stacy

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      DazzlingDesigns 9 years ago

      What a wonderful Art lens. Your talents are extraordinary. Definitely a 5-Star lens! Please feel free to stop by my Unique Handmade Jewelry Lens.

      Thanks,

      Donia

      Handmade Beaded Jewelry Gallery

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      Lakota429 9 years ago

      Wonderful lens! Very well put together and well deserving of the highest of rankings. 5 stars!!! Annie~

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hi kathysart, Great Lens. I have also created a lens in same niche . Hope u like it Here’s a brief intro:

      click here

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      ChristiannaGarrett-Martin 9 years ago

      A magical lens made with creativity and love.

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      krisManuel 9 years ago

      Beautiful lens! 5*

      Thanks for leaving me some feedback :)

      Hopefully I can get some feedback for my brand new lens on the Verve! thanks!

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      ParthenaB 9 years ago

      Beautiful lens, kudos & 5 stars from a sister fairy artist. I'd love to invite you to join The Fairy Society if you haven't already. Here's the link to my lens with details:

      https://hubpages.com/art/thefairysociety

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      RuthCoffee 9 years ago

      Wonderful experience, love your art (the girls on the swing evokes wonderful feelings/memories) I've been a fan of Nora and Matt from their YouTube features. Enjoyed this immensely.

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      Amanda Blue 9 years ago

      Aloha dear Fantasy Art Woman Goddess, Kathy! Your lively and lovely spirit fills this lens with morning dew.

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      boiscanot 9 years ago

      Hi Kathy,

      I literally do not know where to begin!

      Your work is lovely! And sooooo varied!!! I just spent some time 'exploring' your many 'worlds' (including the other art forms - writing, sculpture). Your work really is life, passion ...

      Continued success & thank you for sharing!

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      boiscanot 9 years ago

      Hi, This must be synchronicity (!!) Kathy really!

      I thought about you re SOME of Mark Coyle's work (ie some of his subjects, not style).

      Are you familiar with Coyle's images? I came across his work in my bookmarks recently. Images like 'Moon Gatherer', 'Red Sea Dream', 'Sun Horses' .. (the light on the) 'Heron'. While these may not compare to chocolate 'yum yum' chip cookies - they're the best I've got! (And I really did keep the link for you). Thanks! for the recipe!

      Mark Coyle > http://www.jeanmerrillgallery.com/MarkIndex.htm

      And btw, you are very welcome re your work! .. well deserved. Take care.

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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Wow fantastic lens, must rank as one of the longest I have seen - probably is the longest. Love the pictures, love your poetry and passion. Great job.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Kindred Spirit! YOU are beautiful! Adore your lens.

      Mary

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      ParthenaB 9 years ago

      Hi Kathy! Still trying to get around to all your lenses. I've updated mine and have a few new ones. This one People Helping People Make Money Online has a "favorite squidoos" section and I've added your lens. You might also be interested in Before You Hire A Home Contractor - Get The Scoop! since you're in the process of dealing with houses and homes.

      Aloha - and I hope that all is well with you!

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      June Parker 8 years ago from New York

      Kathy, I always so love the magic, poetry and art of your lenses. I love seeing through your eyes and listening with your ears. "Where the hell is Matt?" was excellent - what a find. When I get back home to Kona we will have to meet.

      Kealoha,

      June

      Flowers of Hawaii

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hi there Kathy..thanks for dropping by my lens..and rating it..God bless you.

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      youhavegottobekidding 8 years ago

      Great Lens. and you really captured the essence of those painting. could you post more of Pixies painting?Ü

      Thanks. Love your Lens. 5 stars for you.

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      GreenRevolution 8 years ago

      Cool lens! Very creative and inspiring. I love your art and poetry. The videos were also great! Nora can play the piano much better than I can.

      5 Magical Stars for your wonderful work!

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      MsMorrison 8 years ago

      great artwork! great lens!

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      Valerie Anne Kell 8 years ago

      Hi Kathy hope you're surrounded by color and light.. I have been a buzy bee painting away lol !! so just trying to catch up .. God bless ;) Val hugzz xo

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      Stephen Carr 8 years ago from Corona, CA

      Whew! Lots of great content! Nice lens! Good stuff, enjoyed the visit!

      Fight High Gas Prices

      StephenC

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      richgerman 8 years ago

      fantastic- this best describe your lens... keep it up... :)

      Are you looking for more peace, love and happiness in your life?*Free Guided Meditation Call On Monday*

      Hope you attended last week’s inspiring call featuring Bob Doyle and Marie Diamond where I've mentioned the importance of meditation in today’s stressful world. I have received e-mails asking about the meditation I teach.

      Because of that, I'm inviting you to attend a Free Guided Meditation that Rich German will be leading this coming Monday, August 4th, at 6pm PST (9pm EST 8:00pm CST, 7:00pm MST) via tele-conference.

      This call is perfect for you!

      Can't wait to meditate with you on Monday!

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      kephrira lm 8 years ago

      great work! for some more magical art take a look at The Art of Alchemy and Spiritual Art - Posters, Framed Prints, Gifts and More

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      SamVan 8 years ago

      Kathy has done an outstanding job of creating great paintings. Congratulations!I am working on a series of lenses about Hair Growth. Feel free to check it out.

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      This lens is wonderful! I love combination of poetry, pictures and music! This is work of master lenscrafter!

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Well, I set the cat to playing and the continued reading your lens. I love music on lenses!

      Great work!

      Brenda

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      MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

      Amazing art work and really amazing presentation.

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      Obey_The_Goddess 8 years ago

      I really love this lens! Excellent Material!

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      Great lens. Very interesting.

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      TriviaChamp 6 years ago

      Your Orchids painting is simply amazing. You're so very talented. I really like it.

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      thanks for sharing YOU! :)

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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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      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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      kathysart 6 years ago

      @purplelady: Ohhh so nice! HUGE SMILE!

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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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      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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      WriterBuzz 6 years ago

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

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      ZablonMukuba 6 years ago

      col lens, i love the art

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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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      elyria 6 years ago

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

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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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      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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      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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      Amy Fricano 6 years ago from WNY

      Ever so Purple Star. Love it.

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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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      Heard_Zazzle 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens. So inspirational!

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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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      SelfishBeat 6 years ago

      Awesome paintings and rich lens.

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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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      Mayapearl 6 years ago

      Great lens, just love your paintings and poetry.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You are very creative! Great lens. Thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Always beautiful, always inspirtational...

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      RinchenChodron 5 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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      ICanCook 5 years ago

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

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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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      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

      Just returning to love this once again!

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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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      kathysart 5 years ago

      @ShariBerry: Thanks so much!

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Love and light to you as well!

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      really enjoyed this page. awesome work.

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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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      SiochainGraSonas 5 years ago

      I enjoyed reading your lens.

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      TLRaghavan 5 years ago

      Very impressive work.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Beautifully done. Thumbs up!

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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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      Rhidawn 5 years ago

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

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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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      Showpup LM 5 years ago

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

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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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      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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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

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

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

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

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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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      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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      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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      Rhythmgame 5 years ago

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

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

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

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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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      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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      nyclittleitaly 5 years ago

      really great lens

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      Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

      Simply Beautiful!

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Risteard O'Marcahain 5 years ago from Wales

      This is an amazing lens

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

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

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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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      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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      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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      MargoPArrowsmith 5 years ago

      Love the lead picture. Wish it was bigger

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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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      curious0927 5 years ago

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

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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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      SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

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

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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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      Bash51214 5 years ago

      really you took my breath ... fantastic lens

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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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      mjtaylor lm 5 years ago

      As a woman of a certain age, I 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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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      Another beautiful lens - thank you!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      Very nice art work.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A real masterpiece lens. Hats off to you.

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

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

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      I enjoy reading your lens, fantastic job!

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      I enjoy reading your lens, fantastic job!

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      fathomblueEG 4 years ago

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

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      coolmon2009 lm 4 years ago

      I enjoyed reading your lens, thanks for sharing

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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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      Toy-Tester 4 years ago

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

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      sponias lm 4 years ago

      I love your style! All your paintings are impressing.

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      jayavi 4 years ago

      Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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      imagelist lm 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing...

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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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      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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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      Beautiful, I truly enjoyed this lens.

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      The orchids painting is my favorite! Gorgeous

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      Zainuri 2 years ago

      I want to express my thnkas to you just for bailing me out of this type of challenge. After exploring through the internet and coming across solutions which were not powerful, I was thinking my entire life was done. Living minus the strategies to the issues you have resolved as a result of your short post is a serious case, and those which could have adversely damaged my career if I hadn't encountered your blog. Your personal mastery and kindness in controlling a lot of things was very helpful. I am not sure what I would've done if I hadn't encountered such a point like this. It's possible to at this point look ahead to my future. Thank you very much for this skilled and results-oriented guide. I will not think twice to endorse your blog to any individual who requires guide about this situation.

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      Zainuri 2 years ago

      I want to express my thnkas to you just for bailing me out of this type of challenge. After exploring through the internet and coming across solutions which were not powerful, I was thinking my entire life was done. Living minus the strategies to the issues you have resolved as a result of your short post is a serious case, and those which could have adversely damaged my career if I hadn't encountered your blog. Your personal mastery and kindness in controlling a lot of things was very helpful. I am not sure what I would've done if I hadn't encountered such a point like this. It's possible to at this point look ahead to my future. Thank you very much for this skilled and results-oriented guide. I will not think twice to endorse your blog to any individual who requires guide about this situation.

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      Open 2 years ago

      Zune and iPod: Most people capomre the Zune to the Touch, but after seeing how slim and surprisingly small and light it is, I consider it to be a rather unique hybrid that combines qualities of both the Touch and the Nano. It's very colorful and lovely OLED screen is slightly smaller than the touch screen, but the player itself feels quite a bit smaller and lighter. It weighs about 2/3 as much, and is noticeably smaller in width and height, while being just a hair thicker.

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    Are there 'drawings for coloring pages' or shrink art or anything else you would love to see me offer on my website for future free gifts?

    If you would like to see my free gifts tailored more towards stained glass or silk patterns let me know that too. It would be most helpful for when I create new gifts for readers of my newsletter on my website www.kathysart.com

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    Fairies, faeries, mermaid drawings, whimsical angel drawings. - Got Ideas?

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        kathysart 10 years ago

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        Humm no requests so far... well what do ya think about some castles or maybe a whole mermaid underwater scene? Did you ever read the story of Thumbelina? Oh... that brings some inspiration to my mind... and you?

        ohhh too fun!

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        myyeastinfectioncure 10 years ago

        totally cool! I love your lenses. You are an inspiring artist! I luv your insight!

        www.myyeastinfectioncure.com

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        anonymous 10 years ago

        Great lens! I voted 5 stars - I invite you to check out mine too, and rate it for me!Live Streaming Video

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        giddygabby 9 years ago

        What a lovely lens. Your Mermaid Baby is beautiful.

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        AlisonMeacham 9 years ago

        What beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing all the information. Great lens

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        KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

        I love your artwork. The mermaid baby is precious!

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        catch-cheating 9 years ago

        wonderful , beautiful and interesting art, high five

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        bernd49 lm 9 years ago

        Thanks

        Great site

        I like Paris!

        Do you like Vienna also? And flowers?

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        5 stars

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        Robin S 9 years ago from USA

        5* for a very beautiful lens!

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        anonymous 9 years ago

        WOW I could read your lens for days! Nice job. I was on here looking for inspiration and I found it!! Thanks!

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        anonymous 9 years ago

        Your art reminds me of Joni Mitchell's earlier albums. Great heart, romantic and dreamy, the kind of work that gets inside of a person because it vibrates at just the right frequencies. Thanks, Kath...

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        Missi Troble 9 years ago

        Great lens. Thanks for joining my group!

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        tdove 9 years ago

        Love the artwork. You are very talented. 5 Stars!

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        vickih 9 years ago

        Very nice lens with loads of great information!

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        Delia 9 years ago

        Kathy your art is awesome! large or small they are all very beautiful...you have been Blessed!5*s

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        WebkinzTraderJr 9 years ago

        Please go on Squidoo.com/Oliviaswebkinztips and Squidoo.com/Peanutbutterjellytime i am 9 years old and i made these lens by my-self! i would love to see more people coming on both of my pages! (Me and my friends are sharing the Peanutbutterjellytime page but i made it and made the moudles) 5 STARS!!

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        hello112115 9 years ago

        Hey! Great lens! You are an amazing qwoman and you have the mind of a true artist!

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        isle15 9 years ago

        Hi kathysart thanx for a Great Lens  really informative . I have also created a lens in the same niche.Hope u like it Click Here!

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        bgreen lm 9 years ago

        absolutely love your work here, will link to goodfairygreendragon lens on collecting fairies and dragons for profit. You have created a lifestyle lens, full of magic, flavor and flair! will visit again soon! Thanks for sharing your passion ;^)

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        anonymous 9 years ago

        I like your lens. The art is great.

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        anonymous 9 years ago

        I like your lens. The art is great.

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        anonymous 9 years ago

        I like your lens. The art is great.

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        kathysart 9 years ago

        Check out my new lens:

        Who is Rumi?

        https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/rumiquote

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        anonymous 9 years ago

        Wow! wonderful lens with great art. The presentation of information is very impressive.

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        anonymous 9 years ago

        I saw many good artworks of goddesses, fairies and nympths at DeviantArt because I'm a Deviant myself.

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        anonymous 9 years ago

        The beauty of your lens almost leaves me speachless. I love the art and the words of inspiration. I started collecting and selling African Art because I felt that it was not only beautiful, but also carried special beliefs and meaning. Thank you!

        Herman

        www.theafricanartwheel.com

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        Fox Music 9 years ago

        Aloha Kathy - Great Lens

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        StacymomBiz 9 years ago

        This is awesome Kathy. Keep up the great work!

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        Storm443 9 years ago

        I just love your lens and the music is awesome. It's so refreshing from what I am a custom to listening to. So comforting that I wrote two poems from the music alone. Thanks so much for sharing. One question on what cd is that on.

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        anonymous 9 years ago

        Hi, you have great and very informative lens. 5 stars of course.

        Here is my new baby "Colon Cleanse" Guide.

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        beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

        fantastic lens, full of art!

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        richgerman 8 years ago

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        chaordic 8 years ago

        Gorgeous work. I love splashes of color painted on with brushes of emotion, sealed and shined with a gloss of humility.

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        PushDeals 8 years ago

        Hey great lens and extremely informative! Keep up the fantastic work.

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        heehaw lm 8 years ago

        i love the mermaids art. others i love most is the colors and art itself.

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        Khalid-Osman 8 years ago

        This is a nice lens. However, time was limited to few minutes. Will come back! You deserve the 5 stars. I invite you to join the Squadron of Poets Group at https://hubpages.com/literature/groups-squadron-of Thanks for the spiritual pleasure.

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        David Gardner 8 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

        Nice lens! Beautiful work!

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        shell_world 8 years ago

        Excellent lens!

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        Angelina 7 years ago from California

        Amazing work! Awesome lens!!!

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        Myrle-Beach-Photography 7 years ago

        This is a great lens. Very nice photos. If anyone is in the myrtle beach area, come check me out at Myrtle Beach Photography

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        Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

        Beautiful art and poems. You have such talent. I know you were born with it.

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        JoshK47 6 years ago

        What a beautiful lens with fantastic art - thank you for sharing! :)

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        anonymous 6 years ago

        Very helpful suggestions and tips to keep yourself motivated and inspired. I am sure the artistic instincts will come out naturally.

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        sarahrk lm 5 years ago

        Very nice lens, I love looking at artwork and buying it too.

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        goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

        have you thought about making an art exhibition?

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        Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

        I think there is great demand for free gifs... With your talent there should be no problem to make some beautiful free stuff for your visitors.

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        MBradley McCauley 5 years ago

        Stunning to view. You created this from the artist's soul that is you. Well done. I will recommend it to my artistic friends.

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        Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        I think coloring pages are very popular so using your talent to tap into that market, even just on Squidoo, would be worth a try.

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        Cop-Speak 5 years ago

        I love your whimsical drawings.

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        Cop-Speak 5 years ago

        I love your whimsical drawings.

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        ananimoss2 5 years ago

        Beautiful drawings and writings. Really enjoyed your lens.

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        Came back to this article to *bless* it!

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        curious0927 5 years ago

        Enjoying your lens, through and through, going to hang out at kathysart!

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        Didijudy 5 years ago from Canada

        What an inspiring lens. Thank you for sharing!!

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        lamontcranston 5 years ago

        Lovely lens, beautiful art.

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        moonlitta 5 years ago

        I'm so sorry the squid fanclubs are gone! I could visit then probably more often...then I wouldn't miss such wonderful lenses!

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        Echo Phoenix 4 years ago

        beautiful! thank you;)

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        anonymous 4 years ago

        Delightful to visit here again, and read and marvel at your art. You are truly a gifted lady my friend. - God Bless! :)

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        sheriangell 4 years ago

        Back to drop of an Angel Blessing to this fabulous lens.

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        VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

        This lens is so awesome.

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        blestman lm 4 years ago

        Wow you have great stuff here. I love your musings

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        tonyleather 3 years ago

        Interesting post!

      Goddess Artists Link List

      Some AMAZING Goddess artists......

      Also check out my lightbox at Barebrush. If I am in an artist of the month competition can you VOTE FOR ME while you are there?

      This is a site where I post my NUDE ART.

      The link is at the bottom.

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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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      Kathy's Art Friends Reader Feedback - This is LIFE TAKE ONE!

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          kathysart 10 years ago

          Tell me what ya think! Sign up for my newsletter and find out 'some' of what 'I' think. My focus these days is the idea of LIFE TAKE ONE! and that I need to remember to appreciate every second of my life in the moment I am living it. Ya know what I mean?

          LIFE TAKE ONE!

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          Sensitive Fern 10 years ago

          What a great lens packed full of fabulous stuff!

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          Jack Lee 10 years ago from Yorktown NY

          Great content. Your lens is a great candidate for a squidbook. Come join our group -

          Squidbook group

          You can split your lens into several smaller lens and easily create a squidbook and then add to it over time.

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          John Dyhouse 10 years ago from UK

          Great Lens and I really enjoyed reading your work

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          gods_grace_notes 10 years ago

          Hi Kathy, Aloha, from a former island resident! Thanks for the reminder of warm, tropical breezes and turquoise skies!

          This is a great lens! I love your artwork...so captivating! Very ethereal with an uncommon depth. Your content is fabulous, live links would be a great update. Good work!

          Connie

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          nekoneko 10 years ago

          Wah ohmigod...you're great..drop by anytime on my lens and list your aceo on ebay :D ...

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          anonymous 10 years ago

          There she is on your wesite, "Euphoria", the painting that drew you to me in the first place. "Euphoria" is a great title, it really resonates. Before I knew the title I could only think "metamorphosis" when I saw it. I guess it is about the same thing! with love and blessings. jennifer

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          Gail Faulkner 10 years ago

          Hi Kathy, You requested to join Best Ratings Group I would love to accept your lens but you need to comply with the conditions of entry first. Please return to the headquartes and read the conditions of entry. Thanks Gail

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          neiimii 10 years ago

          Thanks for visiting my lens at Nintendo Interactive Gaming You have a great lens here, I wish I had just a little of your artistic talent. 5 stars from me - Neiimii

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          Knowles 10 years ago

          here comes your 15th star...congrats very powerful lens

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          CliveAnderson LM 10 years ago

          Kathy, As I said you are certainly an extraordinary lady with such talent. I'm sure your work is loved by many... Clive Anderson.

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          GabrielOBrien 10 years ago

          Breathtaking...

          5 Stars

          Creator of the Everything About the Apple iPhone lens.

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          surfsusan 10 years ago

          What a lovely lens, I just love angels, dragons and faries. A 5 star lens.

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          FrooggyDotCom 10 years ago

          Super Lens and Great Art .

          Have you thought of entering contests...

          You can check out a list at https://hubpages.com/business/topmodels-2

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          datingtips93 10 years ago

          beautiful...5 stars

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          Karendelac 9 years ago

          Congratulations on a well designed site.

          It was very informative and I learned a lot ~~ this was of particular interest to me as an Art dealer

          Best wishes,

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          Sensitive Fern 9 years ago

          I love your work and the stories you tell to go with each piece, especially. I notice from tracking traffic on my angel-related lenses/blog that people seem to be hungry for archangel images. I'm hosting an angel art contest on Votigo. I'd love to have you join it!

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          gearon_garlic 9 years ago

          fantastic art! i feel haapy to reading your lens. If you have some time, plz check out my credit card for bad credit lens and rate it.

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          nicataliano 9 years ago

          nice lens. who doesn't appreciate a beautiful piece of art. check out my lens Art and jewelry for pennies on the dollar

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          riverdale 9 years ago

          Very interesting lens, great job!

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          GOLDSMITH 9 years ago

          Hi awesome lens, I have voted you 5 stars, here is my lens online business visit it once if you like it vote my lens. Thank you...

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          JorgeRodriguez 9 years ago

          Beautiful Lens. My eldest daughter was fascinated by fairies for years. I think she still is. -Nick Smith, Lensmaster for Food Magnetism

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          coollikeme 9 years ago

          Nice lens 5 star.

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          MagiesPlace.info 9 years ago

          5 Stars! Beautiful! Please add your lens link to my www.magiesplace.info site..for free advertising. Wish you much success :}

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          ChristopherScot1 9 years ago

          Great lens on art! Lots of great information for all of us. Keep up the hard work. Come over to A DAY OF HOPE

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          j.wilson 9 years ago

          Very interesting. 5 stars! Keep up

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          Shellrose 9 years ago

          I just adore your mermaid baby!

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          Missi Troble 9 years ago

          Great lens, I really liked it.

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          DogWhisperWoman1 9 years ago

          Being an admirer of anyone who has this rare talent, I give you 5* Also because your lens is well researched. Pitbull Dog

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          Vicki 9 years ago from USA

          Your art is stunning! I love it. Great lens, too! Thank you for visiting my Vintage Aprons lens. ~Vicki~

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          photogold 9 years ago

          powerful images , I rate this a 5 star lens. Check out

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          AmazingJourney 9 years ago

          A beautiful lense created by an equally beautiful women! Thanks for being a part of my amazing journey!

          5 Stars amd more!

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          snaz lm 9 years ago

          Beautiful! I love your work. I am quite taken by IMG_2493

          Aloha

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          salesbysandra 9 years ago

          love your lens. 5 stars! it's beautiful.

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          Tinks8 9 years ago

          here are more stars for the artists i love here at squidoo!

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          KevinSinclair LM 9 years ago

          All I can say is "Wow!". I love your poetry, and your art. Great work and thanks for sharing it.

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          Laraine Sims 9 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

          Awesome lens! I enjoyed reading it. Definitely 5**

          Not in your league..but it you have time please visit my lens and let me know what you think. Thanks in advance.

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          WebkinzTraderJr 9 years ago

          Please go on Squidoo.com/Oliviaswebkinztips and Squidoo.com/Peanutbutterjellytime i am 9 years old and i made these lens by my-self! i would love to see more people coming on both of my pages! (Me and my friends are sharing the Peanutbutterjellytime page but i made it and made the moudles) 5 STARS!!

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          LuckyCharm1558 9 years ago

          Please go to WWW.Squidoo.com/WebkinzTrader! I'm only 10 years old and I made it all by myself without any help! I would really appreciate it if you left some comments in my guestbook! Thanks!

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          TommyL LM 9 years ago

          Hi Kathy, that is one gift that should be cherished by all. You're very talented. I'd give anything to be able to paint like you. No doubt that you deserve 5 stars for this one. Thanks for visiting my lens too.

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          Love the energy flowing through your lens. You certainly have an artesian well from some sublime depth. And thanks for rating my lens. Thanks. Mike Logan

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          Sanaz LM 9 years ago

          I think your art is great! its warm and passionate and...it is really different from anything i have seen...Its Great! keep it up ! Best wishes to you

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          artstudio 9 years ago

          Thank you Kathy. I will learn from you how to express myself

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          I am very happy kathysart, to see this Fantasy Art,Angel Picture. It is really amazing. I am so impressed of this. I am having nice lens about House Training Dogs. for more information about House Training Puppies click on the following link rainingpuppie”>HouseTrainingPuppies

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          wow!

          this gives the information on Fantasy Art of Exotic Women,Fairies in Art Whimsical,Angel Pictures,Fantasy Art and many more.A floor based piano lights can sit behind the pianist, bathing the piano in a soft glow while retaining its functionality.

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          Excellent lens I gave it a 5, because this lens has beautiful artwork information.The pictures are really wonderful everyone can enjoy these pictures.

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          thomasz 9 years ago

          Nice lens. I like it.

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          RichLeighHD 9 years ago

          What a lens! Full marks from me? Without a doubt.

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          Donna_Fallon 9 years ago

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          Great lens! keep up the good work mam and thanks for dropping by!

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          teamlane 9 years ago

          Great lens Kathy! Blessed by a Squid Angel today! :o)

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          dual-shock-3 9 years ago

          thanks for the great information , really cool lens.

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          Fox Music 9 years ago

          Aloha

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          bdkz 9 years ago

          Great lens! I also gave you a Squid Angel Blessing!

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          beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

          Hello Kathy, enchanting lens and full of colors. Great artworks!

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          grannysage 9 years ago

          Wonderful Fairy Lens. My faerie friends asked me to invite you to their blog Friends of Faerie" They took pictures of themselves!

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          EliteClubs 9 years ago

          This lens is great, very informative, thank you.

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          beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

          enchanting paintings. beatifically made.

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          WhippetTalk 9 years ago

          I loved your site! And I'm a huge Enigma fan myself. Here's a short movie that I adore and thing you would too, if you haven't seen it. It's called a Knock on the Duir. http://www.duirwaighgallery.com/inspiration_duirwa...

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          I like your lens very much! bookmarked!

          I love squidoo. I hate ACNE

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          transformed lm 9 years ago

          This is a beautiful lens! I enjoyed it immensely and can tell that you have put a lot of passion into it! A 5 star job for sure! I added you to my favs and lens rolled you!!

          Blessings

          Keoi...One of those older women you mention LOL!

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          Chris-L LM 9 years ago

          hi very informative lens!

          bookmarked and rated you 5 star

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          Earthgoddess 9 years ago

          Amazing Lens and Art!! % stars all the way :)

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          Angelina 9 years ago from California

          Very beautiful art work, wonderful lens!

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          Angelina 9 years ago from California

          Thanks for stopping by my lens, your is so wonderful to look at 5 stars for the art and 10 stars for the amazing cookie recipe :)

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          Now this is what we call art exhibit..=)) really nice clippings..congratulations Kathy.. =)

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          alicesy 8 years ago

          Excellent Lens. I like the quality insight you have provided here about Beautiful Women Goddess Art|Beautiful Older Women Galleries|Fantasy Art Women|Fairies in Art|Fantasy Art Fairies. Keep up the good work.

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          Poochfan 8 years ago

          love, love loved it! Definitely worth 5 stars. I keep running into angel things. I have a great angel story related to my young son. I am actually going to do a lense about it. I want to thank you for rating my lense a href="http;//www.squidoo.com/cutedogclothes>

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          Rob Hemphill 8 years ago from Ireland

          Great lens! I love the art, and you've included so much useful info. 5*'s and fav!

          Wine in Art

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          Robin S 8 years ago from USA

          Hi Kathysart!

          I'm one of the Squidoo Giant Squid Organizers and I'd like to send you a Giant Squid T-shirt but you don't have your contact me button on. If you're interested please contact me through one of my lenses. Thanks, Robin

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          capriliz lm 8 years ago

          Wonderful lens! I will be back often - especially in those moments of needing inspiration.

          Thanks, Carmen

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          juozapuxasz 8 years ago

          Great lens! lots of info 5*

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          jessicahoward 8 years ago

          thanx for sharing it...its amazing...great lens....5* and favourated

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          TVProductsReview 8 years ago

          I joined your list, thank you for the coloring book :)

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          social media op 8 years ago

          Nice Topic..

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          AndrewGreen LM 8 years ago

          Fantastic lens, i will certainly be visiting again. 5*

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          archetekt lm 8 years ago

          WOW! Amazing lens! I love this art! And thanks for the coloring book, I like the drawings on pages 3 and 5. The others are great too, but I would color those first.

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          purplelady 7 years ago

          I have been here before and I a so glad that I found my way back here again. I have a lens about Niki de Saint Phalle, one of my favorite women artists, and I would like to add your lens to featured lens widget there. (I believe that I am on LIFE Take 71 - Sometimes I can get it on Take 1 but other times I need to rehearse a little more. This is one of those times.) Thank you for somehow luring me back to your art again.

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          stufffromthebunker 6 years ago

          Thank you, I tried to comment on are we born with talent but something went nuts on me. I am a disabled artist possibly reaching a point where I can no longer continue to do what I love due to health issues. As that comes I am finding it paralizing me as well as making me feel I have so much inside of me I want to get out. So much of what I read on your lens resonated with me and reminded me I need to stop, hear those small, sweet voices I use to communicate with in my gardens and studio who I have lately shut myself off from. they have what I need, why have I turned my back on them?

          I have a gallery showing due in less than 10 days and half of a large piece is all I have started, at least a couple more pieces on a large scale should be ready and a number of smaller ones. I have begun to give all custom pieces that I don't feel I must do to my assistant who I would be lost without but I know I am over whelming her. I won't bore you with it all.

          But, as of tonight it is going to be different if only for a few weeks or a couple years, the doctors can't predict that no matter what they might say. Thanks to you I am letting my small friends, the muses back in to work with me in the middle of the night, to dance in the studio and to lead me back into my neglected gardens for our times of inspiration and sketching.

          Thank you, you have saved my sanity for the time you are meant to, I was searching for something totally not related but your Lens came up. I wish you peace and all that life has for you.

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          Michey LM 6 years ago

          This is a very interesting lens, I love it

          Bless the lens and the concept you promote. It really is a well done lens, unique as well.

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          zeith88 6 years ago

          wow....!!!!!!

          what an awesome lens,,

          i hope I can do this too

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          sorana lm 6 years ago

          I'll just say: ALOHA Kathy!

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          happynutritionist 6 years ago

          This is all so very beautiful, your creative talent and the feeling that you put into your work.

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          chrispell017 6 years ago

          cool lens!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          I like the piano cat. Great lens

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Aloha! This life is a gift. We have a responsibility to do something great with it.

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          Fiona 5 years ago from South Africa

          Dora is a gorgeous kitty - great lens, blessed

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          @fionajean: Yes I LOVE that kitty!

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          goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

          aloha and see you around. thank you for squidliking my lens. you will be featured in my lens named Squids starting with K...

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          Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          Beautiful work, Kathy, your art and poems. I'll have to come back to read some of the other ones. LOL yeah, use and placement of Guestbooks can be a challenge, especially on long lenses like this one. :)

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          Andy 5 years ago from London, England

          Beautiful artwork and an excellent lens.

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          bharat01 5 years ago

          Wow...., What an artwork here there is ! Such a great lens, love your work......., Well Done.....:)

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          Vikki 5 years ago from US

          Beautiful artwork ;)

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          Showpup LM 5 years ago

          Aloha! :)

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          DuaneJ 5 years ago

          Many will find this to be very inspirational. Thanks also for blessing a lens of mine :-)

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Very entertaining and I have learned new, amazing things from this fantastic lens. Kudos!

          By the way, thanks for blessing my "Top 10 Most Favorite Foods of Filipinos for Christmas Eve (Noche Buena)." lens.

          As a token of appreciation, I have featured this lens on my "Top 10 Things To Know About Piolo Pascual' lens.

          Hope you like it!

          Thanks again and more Blessings to you,

          Amieljaven

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          jaredsgirl 5 years ago

          Beautiful lens! Very creatively done. Congrats on the Purple Star and thanks for sharing!

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          Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

          What a beautiful lens! Blessed. :)

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          Image Girl 5 years ago

          Aloha Aloha! I'm glad there is more to still read! :D

          happy 2012!

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          DesignZeal 5 years ago

          Very inspirational! love the lore and mythology angle, though I tend to prefer the darker versions :)

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          OzGirl LM 5 years ago

          Saying this lens is full of positive energy would be a gross understatement... I feel so incredibly inspired just by reading several of your lenses, while I sit chained to a work desk that I detest. I cram every ounce of my creativity into every waking minute of my day at home, and then again, here at work, sneaking every opportunity I can to satisfy my heart's urges to network, and be creative! Kathy, your words inspire me, motivate me, to get off my duff and do what energizes me and rocks my world. Thank god I moved to Kansas over 3 years ago and now live on 27 acres on the plains.... wild and free. Now I just need to be come the artist I was meant to be and all will be right in my world.

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          Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

          Your self-portrait further down in this lens is particularly beautiful and striking. What talent!

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          Morgannafay 5 years ago

          Yay! There is more down the road. I didn't realize. Looks like I'll be around a wee bit longer. Get ready for the thumbs up when I'm finished. This has been a groovy journey. :)

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          JoshK47 5 years ago

          Swinging back on through to bless this wonderful lens - never can have enough Angel Dust! :)

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          curious0927 5 years ago

          Will be back! So many links to choose from. You are wonderfully talented and extremely likable, wish you lived next door!

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          SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

          Beautiful self portrait- breathtaking lens. I follow now and

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          SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

          My power just blinked off before I could finish my comment. It went something like: stunning self portrait- absolutely beautiful work. I follow you now on twitter, and here!

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          pajnhiaj 5 years ago

          beautiful lens!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I do fall in love with your art... So wonderful :)

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          Ruthi 5 years ago

          Again you have captured the essence of a true artist and if we but heed your words we shall capture it too.

          I read, well sort of, The Poisonwood Bible as a teen because my mother did and urged me to. I think I need to get a new copy of the book and really read it this time.

          Kathy, you have my blessings and a bit o' sunshine to add to your day and to your talented spirit.

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          sousababy 5 years ago

          Came back to google +1 this gorgeous lens and add it to your devoted section in my soon-to-be published 'Squidoo people with a good heart - Part IV' lens.

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          emmesinger1 5 years ago

          Gosh, there is SO much here. I've SquidLiked it to create a bookmark so I can return. It's already past midnight where I am and a lens like this one deserves my full attention. Thank you for sharing yourself here.

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          sheriangell 5 years ago

          Back again to leave a Squid Angel blessing of this amazing gem of a lens.

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          Millionairemomma 5 years ago

          I love your art! Your lens is great.

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          aylsbillones1 4 years ago

          I love your lens..thanks for sharing this great lenss..:)

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          fathomblueEG 4 years ago

          Love your lens. It's a work of art:-)

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          MyBabyBoo 4 years ago

          Excellent lens, nicely done! Thumbs up

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          Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

          Beautiful art and writings

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          This is a great page, I like them very much. :)

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          ChristyZ 4 years ago

          Very inspirational, thanks for creating this unique lens! :)

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          Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

          Aloha Kathy! What an inspirational lens written by a very beautiful lady who is truly talented in her writings and artwork. I want you to know that i truly appreciate you sharing this beautiful lens as your writings really moved me. I, especially liked the "Mature Women.. yes I am one" module, the self-portrait of you and the YouTube video music "I Will Find You" because the Last of the Mohicans is one of my favorite movies. Again, Congratulations for the Purple Star Award as this lens deserves it. I appreciate you visiting my mac-n-cheese lens and everything else. Hope you enjoy the recipe. Bon Appetit & Mahalo!

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          Elaine Chen 4 years ago

          what a content rich lens! It really worth a Thumbs Up

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          sittonbull 4 years ago

          "Life is an adventure! Live it while you can. You can never have today again, tomorrow comes only once and yesterday is gone forever. Make your choice wisely, and then live the adventure you create!" - unknown That's LIFE~TAKE ONE! Looks like you have found a nice niche to do this passionately with your art, poetry and philosophy on life so congratulations and very well done. Thanks so much for your visits and comments to my lenses. BTW I was just informed you are the catalyst for my newest squid trophy as my 1,000th squid like :) so thank you!

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          SavioC 3 years ago

          Hi. You are a very talented woman I must say. I loved couple of your paintings. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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