Tuesday, April 30, 2013


DAY 28
Today is the last's been a great 28 days.
I'm just a bit sad....but then again, so many things have changed.
The last day was awesome.
Creating a circle of love, preparing a alter, and, finding my center.
If I was to pick the best week, I could not. Each week delivered its own challenges and surprises.
I grew leaps and bounds.
Earth week came with the most important career decisions and opportunities.
Having gone through the first weeks allowed for me not to panic and make a sound decision. One that really reflected me.
Today's affirmation
"I give love deeply and fully. I receive love deeply and fully. My essence is love."
I asked that I could open myself up to trust more, live fuller, and love completely.
New people came, old ones left and those who are still standing at the sidelines are still waiting for something to happen.  They missed it!!!
I sent my postcards to France for the mail art exhibit, "How Do You See Disabilities in the World?'
Looking back on the time of my injury give  me so much to be grateful for. While I'm not yet where I once was, I am no longer as disabled as I once was either.
Reminding myself everyday that my life is getting better, healthier, happier and stronger.
On this last day of Soul Coaching, I did level 3
Go to the Center of Your Being.
Honestly, it's long, so here is my take on it.
Then stop, turn the music off, close your eyes, and go to the center of your being.
Feel all the emotions of the last 28 days, all the feelings, and all the coincidence's you have had.
You made it through what I think was a very intense 28 days of soul coaching.

From Day 1 to Day 28
I can see the transformation.
I loved this book.
Soul Coaching
by Denise Linn
Be Inspired,

How Do You See disability in the World? Mail Art exhibit

How Do You See Disability in the World?
I just sent out my postcards for this mail art exhibit in France.
The Brain;
Jean's Health Journal
Everything is connected and run by the brain.
It is the brain that's sends messages to all parts of the body by way of the nerves.
But, and this is where I'm at, if the vertebrae are out of place, the nerves will be injured, and that means the brains messages can not get through. No messages, no life energy and dis--ease will happen....Pinched nerve, back pain, sickness.....the list goes on and on, you get the messages.

The Girls,

I have invited the Angels, Guides, and all healers into my life to help heal me. These are the top charka Girls.

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable." Helen Keller.

Now I ask, with all she had to endear How did she keep such a positive attitude?
I will be reading more of her story and words of encouragement

Plugged In,

I listen to Meditation tapes by Glenn Harrold. I recommend all of his tapes. Since I am on a healing path, my routine is 10min walking, 20min ice and 40 min rest I have lots of time to listen to these tapes. I draw these pictures free hand and when they are done I try not to be to critical because these are not meant to be professional pieces sold or exhibited. But because I'm healing and these are emotional I can look at them and see that I am off balance. As an experiment it will be interesting to see how they develop in the next 10 weeks.

 Looking up!! from my health journal Those who know me know how lucky I am. How I find lucky pennies all the time. Well yesterday I saw a penny and could not pick it up, no bending ya know, so I had Kerry pick it up for me......Later Matt said, "Maybe it's time to start looking up!!!" I just love the way he thinks.~Jean
 Meet The Guys
colored pencil,
Since my back problems come from L4 and L5 this is the lower part of my spine I have created a Chakra system for them. Meet my healers,
In The Hindu Chakra system Red, is the color for the Root, Base of spine, What it Governs is the will to live, connections to the body and the physical plane. spiritual lesson, How to function in the material world.
Orange, Sacral, Groin, It concerns itself with, Emotions, sexuality, and its spiritual lesson is Manifestation in the world.
Yellow Solar plexus, Navel It governs Personal power, autonomy, and its lesson is Love of Self.

Lots of things to think about!!!
Essential Oils,
I have lots of these. They are part of my meditation routine. My favorite one right now is Texas Cedar wood, for strength. — at Healing journal.

Time to heal my knees too
Here's what you don't know about having a lower back injury. YOU CAN'T BEND FORWARD!!! Now just think about all the things you do bending forward!!! Seems I can't hang on to anything either and everything is falling to the ground. So when I drop something I say "Darn I dropped that!!!" and move on. I cant bend forward to pick it up.......from my journey of transformation to good health ♥♥♥~Jean
Be Inspired,

Friday, April 26, 2013

Healing the heart, loving the Soul

Healing the heart, loving the Soul

Love Stuck, acrylic, by Jean Hart
Let the love in and love with all your heart. This way you will not have regrets of thinking you could have done more.
Twilight Hearts, acrylic, Jean Hart
Often under the light of the moon, our hearts open up and ask, "what is next?".
I was given a set of healing cards that I bring out every now and then. I love the artwork and words of wisdom. For years they have inspired me and brought me peace of mind. The words are by Caroline Myss and Peter Occhiogrosso.
I would like to share them with you.
Earth Week,
" The world lives and breathes, and we can draw its spirit into us.
At the end of the last century, the Gaia Hypothesis popularized the belief that the earth is an organic whole possessing a kink of sacred consciousness. Yet the idea has been around much longer than that, from the stories of native peoples to the work of the 15th-century Florentine philosopher, physician, and priest Marcilio Ficino. His statement here suggests a world filled with sensuous and spiritual pleasures without any need to distinguish between the two. All we need to do is to become aware of our connection to this richer world, pay attention to the different manifestations of its spirit, and enjoy them. That in itself is a healing practices."
I have found comfort in these words and hope that they will strike a core with you too.
Be Inspired,

Soul Coaching, Earth week, day 27

Soul Coaching
day 26
Earth Week
See I told you I was alittle pale looking this week.
 It's only 9:30 and I'm flying around already!!! I 'm cleaning up the house, making lists, shopping for my party tomorrow night......Mary Kay party.....
Earth Week has shaken me up a bit. I'm feeling better and that's good. Still on ice and my massage was canceled, :-(( so I'm working out the kinks myself.
Today is one of my favorite days. Creating a home for the Soul.
 My assignment for myself today is looking up URN's. Yes, that's right. It will be the home of my ashes, not my soul. But I want to pick it out and save it for when I need it later......:-)).
Level 2 assignment is to create a place in your home for your soul. That means find a place in your home that is just for you.
Day 27
I was so busy yesterday that I had to stop blogging.  And so now I'm onto day 27.
This week has been amazing. Totally amazing!!!
I'm feeling better, and what still hurts I can deal with.
Unbelievable opportunities have opened up for me this week. I almost missed them because I didn't want to be bothered. There's a lesson in that I'm sure.
Today on this 27th day I'm feeling optimistic about everything.
Today is about creating a Fabulous future.
I wrote down 10 things down that I want in my future. Some I have been working on for awhile but the timing is now.
A great question my son Matthew came up with and asked me is.
"What will you do today to make you happy in the future?"
It goes so perfectly with today. That is why I'm feeling so good. I feel like YES, I am on the right  path. Finally, things are being brought together and my ideas are starting to find a home.
Today's affirmation;
"My future is filled with love, joy, and peace!"
I have a new calmness to me. Here's the thing, I have ideas, maybe 1000 a day. I have a notebook I write them all in. Not all are great or even doable. But, I write them in anyway. The second part is making a plan to execute them. And that is what today is all about.
So today, "Act today in accordance with whom you desire to be tomorrow. Tomorrow's future is being created today, and today is yesterday's future...."
I so love this book, Soul Coaching, 28 days to discover your authentic self, by Denise Linn.  
I'm thinking of creating a little workshop to engage other women to join in to create their own authentic self.
I plan on calling this group, a safe place to share, encourage, inspire women to be the best selves they can be.
"The Invisible Women Club"
What would you do if you were not invisible?
Personable, I have felt invisible for many years. Even though I am active, available, and involved. There are many things I have not done simply because I did not have the courage to do so. It is time to act like a Visible Women.
I invite you to join in with me.
Be Inspired,

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


DAY 25
Soul Coaching book by Denise Linn
Earth week has been tough for me, not because it's hard, but because I have not been feeling so great this week.
Finding the wisdom to stick with this program this week has been hit and miss.
My philosophy that I started to take up was start saying Yes to things that come my way.
I'm finding that difficult. I missed a few opportunities this week, to make a new friend, coach someone alone, and start up a business.
When I'm not feeling well I do not think clearly. I do not think at all. Going back to correct these things seems, risky. If my first thought was to say no, was it my intuition or me just not wanting to deal with it?
Today's affirmation:
"I am in harmony with the natural rhythm of life."
Yes, I will have to repeat this one many times today.
Today's activities:
Be aware of the rhythms of nature in all its forms around you, from the rising and setting sun. ....
It's windy today, so I'm hoping that the winds will blow this very low mood I'm in far far away....
I love this book,
only 3 more days to go.....again no picture of me today, still looking pale....
Be Inspired,

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Technical Tuesday still life

well technically this will not be a "Technical " instruction day.
Mothers Day is coming up and so I have started to paint flowers.
I went to my local craft store and found drawing paper in 5 x 7 pads. I thought wow, this is great, they were already cut for me, in canvas for acrylic, pastel and colored pencil.
I brought out all my colored pencils and started to put together a little still life of flowers.
Today you will be doing the same.
Really think about what kind of flowers YOU LIKE. I find it easier if you like what you are going to draw.
I start with the size and shape of the vase.
pencil in the flower placement.
Pick out a color scheme that is complementary.
I usually work from top to bottom, and with pencil front to back.
Meaning that my background is usually the last thing I draw.
Have fun with this, it's not meant to be hard.
For me this whole painting was imaginary, but if you need to look at something by all means bring out your flower photos.
Have Fun,
Be Inspired,

Monday, April 22, 2013

Blue Monday, Earth Day

Blue Monday
In this blue Monday I see a beauty,
she shines her smiling face to me,
open your heart and share her works,
embrace her spirit, her vision, her earth.
Her hues are many and her energy grand,
all your have to do is look up and smile back.
A gift she gives, a painting of her own,
Be blessed and spread her works on this
coming earth day.

painting and poem by artist

Jean Hart

Earth Week, Day 23 useing the physiology of your body

DAY 23
Earth week has been about being more connected to your body....and this week end my body has let me know its, hurting, tired and sick. I've have spent the last two days in bed with the flu. Or at least that is what I thought it was. Could it be that doing this Soul Coaching is truly affecting me. I do the activities, write in my journal and my joy book. Attending to my health is a daily thing.
So this week end my body wanted to detoxify. So I let it.
I'm reading this very interesting book called, "Calling  Invisible Women". By Jeanne Ray
It has brought up a lot of interesting points.
What super power would you want if you can have one?
Being Invisible!!
Now, really, stop and think this one through. Not all people can be invisible. It just would not work.
Would you really want to listen to someones conversation????
Can you think of ways to help yourself, and help humanity?
What would you be doing if no one was watching you? like no one can see you.
How many women or people already feel invisible and are not?
Okay, so today in Earth week,
carry yourself as if an incredible life force and confidence was flowing out of every pore of you body.
Ask yourself, What does my body say about me?
I know that I must move everyday. Not just the little walks around the house cleaning, but really moving. It is the only way I'm going to get healthy again. And when I don't move. I get so stiff and everything hurts.
I'm not sure how this happens but if you change your body, by moving, eating better, detoxing, you will change your life.
So, if you can remember sometime today so lift your head up, bring your shoulders back your life message will be better too.
If you wanted to continue Level 3: Rejuvenation Time. That is simply to remember that all of these changes takes energy. Even the smallest change in routine will spend energy.
Don't get so caught up with making changes and busying yourself that you do not take some time to reflect and relax.  Your body needs this too.
No picture of me on this day.....detoxing, and being sick is not the way I want to be seen.
Soul Coaching, by Denise Linn
great book, I invite you to join me.
Be Inspired,

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Matthew Hart film/screen writer comments at the TED talks at GBC

Matthew Hart, flim and screen writer is in the paper again.
The TED talks were so informative. I love how everyone wanted to discuss these issues. My son Matthew is seen debating the issue of gamers solving world problems. It was a great night and I can't wait to do it again.

TED Talks bring diverse ideas to Great Basin College

Thursday, April 18, 2013

EARTH Soul Coaching

I'm doing this little book by
Denise Linn
good morning,,,,this is me, even before my first cup of coffee.

Be Courageous...
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
~ Anaïs Nin ~
 This is my last week on this program. I'm just a bit sad to see it come to an end. But as I read the introduction I see I have no time for that..
Earth week, Clearing your physical self.
This comes just in time for me to paint my next painting for the Element Show, "Earth".
There will be no time to rest during this week it looks like. While I am still cleaning, with all the home machines running. I just finished cleaning, decluttering under my bathroom sink. YUCK!!!! why do I keep everything that comes to me...half used bottles of shampoo, old bars of soap, I must have found 5 hairbrushes, a curling iron, I've never used, some other mysteries tubes of  creams!!!
Which brings to mind the question, "Do you ever look in someones medicine cabinet when you use their bathroom?"   Well, it's all cleaned up and out now.
 For the next seven days, focus on the physical nature of your environment.
During Earth week,
Become more connected to your body. (I looking for a STRETCH CLASS, not yoga though."
Attend to your health, (I made many Dr. Appointments)
Detoxify your body.( learning to drink lemon water)
Understand how to use your body's physiology. ( exercising)
Connect more fully with nature.(watered my plants)
Create a home for your soul.( OK, strange as this sounds, I want to make my own urn.)
Take action for a positive future.
Today is day 22, Earth, Connecting with your body.
Affirmation for the day
"I am one with the earth. I am one with my body."
There is a long list to help with making an accurate body assessment,
After I went through this list I discovered that YES, it was time to get physical and take action to take care of my body. So, Dr. appointments were made.
Eye, Dentist, Gynecologist, Monogram, Dermatologist.
Here's something  fun,  I called my Mary Kay associate and planned a party for next week.
We will have fun food, wine and girl time.
Facials, and make up expert advice.
I'm also making a promise to myself to regularly take my blood presser to keep on top of that too.
That's filled up my calendar for this week,
Have fun with this.
Soul Coaching has been a great help for me.
I welcome you to join in with me.
Be Inspired,

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Soul Coaching, Fire week

Soul Coaching book by Denise Linn

what I thought was going to be a fun week, so Denise says in the first pages of fire week, and I quote from the book, "Have Fun!"
Well, yes I did have fun, and I did get organized and yes I did create some awesome artwork. But, I would like to also say, "What a crazy week!!!"
Facing my shadow self was not fun, she came at me from no where and held on to me for the entire week.
Examining my fears, was no surprise except to learn that I have passed a few of them and left them behind. That was fun to know.
Changing my routines and habits. Oh, fun, fun, fun. New hair style, new ways to wear a scarf, and considering a new decorating scheme.
But the image of pretending  "your dead"...well, interesting, hance the back of my head picture. Because of that days activity, I made a "will". Guess who's getting my cat's?......You will just have to wait until my will is read.
This week too, I finished my 'FIRE" painting for the element art exhibit.
It's been a big week, lots of things got done.
Still cleaning, clearing and I have a to do list that has tripled.

Before and After  and now you can really see my vision for Paris.
Last day of FIRE, I look pretty good. May I just say, not so easy taking picture of yourself. I'm just saying....I love my kindle.
I love this little book. Make no mistake in thinking that these little activities are easy. They are anything but easy and some are more time consuming then others.
Join me in this little book,
Soul Coaching, by Denise Linn
If you've done it, congratulations,
If you want to join me.
Have Fun!!! Seriously, it's fun.
Be Inspired,

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Technical Tuesday

Technical Tuesday
The days are getting longer and as they do I want to be outside more and more. That means that I have less time in the studio. I have found that if you make a committment to a regular time to do your exercises this time  while become time you look forward to and enjoy.
Today we will be drawing a parrot, by Eileen Sorg.
Apply yellow around the eyes and beak. fill in the pupils and other areas of the eyes with a dark, warm gray, leaving highlights in each eye. Apply this color over the beak, varying the pressure and leaving some areas white to suggest shape. Also stroke in the darks around the beak and within the feathers.

Fill in the irises with red-orange. Then apply bright green to most of the feathers and deepen the beak with black.

fill in the rest of the feathers with teal, overlapping the bright green in places. fill in the pupils cleaving highlights and the holes above the beak with black.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Blue Monday

Blue Monday
The paintings for Blue Monday, are not always blue in color, some are blue in mood or texture,
This little painting of a burned tree in the marshes made me sad, but too it reminded me of this poem.

Trees and Men
The tree that didn't have to fight,
for sun and sky and air and light,
But lived out on the open plain,
and always got its' share of rain,
Never became a forest king,
But lived and died a scrubby thing.
The man who never tasted spoil,
The man who never had to toil,
That never had to win his share
of sun and sky and light and air.
Never became a manly man.
But lived and died where he began.
Good timber does not grow with ease.
The stronger the winds the tougher the trees.
The further the sky, the greater the length,
The more the storms, the more the strength.
By sun and cold and rain and snow.,
In tree or man good timbers grow,
Where the thickest stands the forest growth
We find the patriarchs of both.
Who hold and converse with the stairs,
Whose broken branches show many scars,
of many winds and much of strife,
This is the common law of life,
Og Mandino

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fire, Soul Coaching

book and program
Soul Coaching, by Denise Linn
Day 16 Fire, shadow self, through the mirror

Fire, Clearing Your Spiritual Self. Yes, I'm going to enjoy this week. Or so I'm hoping....
It's April, not fire season where I live, so for me to focus on fire around me, it will have to be the fire I create. I'm thinking candle, lots and lots of candles.
Sunlight is a form of fire too. So I have opened all the curtains. Letting the light shine in.
This week is focusing on the light and shadows in your surroundings.
During Fire week;
Step into trust and faith.
Meditate on your inner light.
Listen to any inner voices urging you to branch out in a new direction.
Change your routines and habits.
Take risks.
Activate creativity.
Access your spiritual allies.
Face your shadow self.
Examine your fears
I've made it to day 16. Happy to get out of water and into fire. But, in some way sad that I have not been able to complete all the assignments from the last weeks. I'm still masterfully decluttering my space, and cleaning and shining things. I still have to make an appointment to get my air ducts clean from Air Week, and my bathroom sink is still clogged from water week!!! But I'm moving on to FIRE
Today is about taking risks. "If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten." So, change is in the air all around me.
Affirmation for the day;
"I am free to experience joy in every matter what is happening in my life."
constantly ask yourself, "How can I experience even more joy and fun today?" and see what your subconscious comes up with!
FUN, FUN, FUN, yes, I like that.
I went out and bought three scarfs to wear and play with. As you can see in my picture. I'm learning how to tie them in different knots and hanging them with flair.
(looking playful, take practice)
I love to laugh so I looked up fun kitten movies.
This ones cool.
Level 3 today is to Break a Habit
ok, I will break several habits that I'm aware of. I made a list for three things I do each day that I should, Or have known I should be changing.
One day at a time with these , I think they are habits because I enjoy them, but my rational mind knows that they are bad for me.
Three seems like a good number to me. Morning, noon, and night.
Fire, Heartburn, acrly, 36 ' x32
I didn't want to jump into fire to quickly, but so far, I like fire the best.
Have fun today
Be Inspired,

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Earth, a vision

During the night, a spark came to me,,,,I could not sleep. It's always like that when I take up a new project. I got up and went to the studio and decieded that YES, this new art was worth exploring. So today I will continue on this path. I'm hoping to make a little book from these original fine art pieces......Be Inspired, ~Jean
11 X 14
Meandering....the shortest distance between two points may not always be the straightest line...If you can sometimes its fun to travel on the bumpy, curvey and circle road.....I've changed the color of my first painting with the magic of editing and came up with more sutle tones. earthy tones. Somehow I think it's more interesting then the first orginal painting. But it no longer looks like a rose to me, but earth.
Be Inpsried,

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Today we will make a quick drawing of a snail. This exercise comes from Ed Tadem.
As an artist I draw everyday. My exercises are small. Just something in pencil. These quick studies are not meant to be framed but to loosen up my fingers and hand. I sometimes just start with swirls on the page, lines, criss crosses and when I'm ready I will get out a clean paper and start an exercise.
I like this exercise because circles are hard and the more you practise them the more they become balanced. Do not try for perfection with this exercise, more just let you pencil flow.
  • Draw a misshapen circle for the shell; then add the neck, head, and tentacles.
  • refine the basic shapes, defining the tentacles and adding the spiral pattern to the shell. Indicate a slime trail.
  • continue refining shapes and begin shading, adding radial lines and spots to the shell. Build up the darks, deepening the shading and creating the ridged texture of the shell. And he's off.
  • After I completed my exercise I continued by bring in some color with my color pencils.
  • Have fun with this.
  • Be Inspired,
  • ~Jean

Monday, April 8, 2013

Soul Coaching Days

Well I will say that with this week of water came rain and snow!!! Just after I took out my sandals and carpi's.
This week is more about cleaning than clearing out. Water traditionally represents emotions, so this week we clear out emotional issues.
During Water Week you will:
  1. Explore your emotional life.
  2. cleanse your house, office, and car, (I added my purse to this list.)
  3. Evaluate your relationships.(I had to get a bigger notebook for this)
  4. Communicate from your heart, especially the things that you have been afraid to say.(I wrote a letter to myself and Mailed it!!!)
  5. Encourage your inner child to play.(So much fun, went on line to find a new craft to do.)
  6. Embrace your childlike wonder.( I went into the kitchen and baked my favorite cake, just because no one else did.)
  7. Examine childhood issues.(Again, this is what I needed a big notebook for)
  8. Explore your dreams.( I made new dreams, seems with action, and hard work one of my new dreams had already came true, without any ceramony!!! I will not let that happen again.)
  9. follow your intuition (I let myself be talked into things....I must trust my instinct and not let anyone talk for me. Learn a hard lesson this week.)
  10. Bathe, shower, soak, cleans your body.(facials are fun)
  11. check your plumbing ( how does the universe do this, yes my sink plugged up)
  12. Drink,drink,drink water
  13. It's a very long list, and may I say I did not get through all of it. I find when examining ones emotional life it may take longer than 15 min's a day to write down the answers to all the questions. But, I did give it a good go.

  14. "Affirmation for the Day
  15. "I unconditionally accept my feeling...and what I feel is not who I am."
  16. "My life experiences have positive, powerful meaning."
  17. "I am moving into harmony with everyone and everything in my universe."
  18. "I am loved and lovable"
  19. "In the center of my being, there is always stillness and peace."
  20. "My life is blessed, and I am so grateful."
  21. "who I am is enough, just as I am."
  22. I really love this program, clearing out and cleaning up has to be a good thing. I find that I just don't have enough time to do all the suggestions in one day.
  23.  But I have made myself a master list for each day to complete. With each new day one more thing goes on it. I can feel the change beginning. Even more than that there is an acceptance I have not felt before. My foundations are being supported by my inner peace.
  24. The book is Soul Coaching, by Denise Linn
  25. If you have done this book, share with me. If you want to do this book with me, come along.
  26. Be Inspired,
  27. ~Jean