Monday, September 29, 2014

An artist needs your vote

Good morning.
It's that time of year again.
Elko Daily Readers Choice Awards.
I'm so honored to have made the list.
If you have been following me and like my artwork,
 please vote for me under artist.
Jean Hart
Than you for supporting me.
Vote here
Be inspired

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Weigh In Day Sept 2014

Weigh In Day
Sept. 23, 2014

Started Jan, 2014
Beginning weight 250lbs
Today's 229.5
Total weight lost 20.5
BMI 38.3
cal. intake 1380
need to lose 81.4lbs

estimate date May 20, 2015

Jan 2014
Sept 2014

I went to the Doctor yesterday because I needed my blood pressure prescription refilled. The weigh in was quick and I didn't have my phone out for a picture. The good news is that I did not gain weight from my last visit. Even though I don't think I have been doing very well. I have been vacationing too much, eating out, drinking wine,.....etc... It must be the walking that has maintained my weight..
Unfortunately, my blood press is high.
So now once again I to keep a record for the next week or so and send it in.
Blood work has been ordered and a new appt. made soon.
I can not tell you how insane this makes me.
I have a new routine, working in the mornings. This I love but, I have to say it has taken away from my morning routine of journalizing, meditating, reading, and even blogging.
I have to figure out where and when I will do yoga, swim and walk. All in the afternoon hour when I'm fatigued, too tried to care.
So today I pulled a card from my Wisdom for Healing by Caroline Myss
Today's Lesson:
"Focus on conscious tranquility. No matter how stressful the day is, your intention is to remain centered and calm.
You Goal: to learn that you can control your psychic energy.
Again, such timely advice. Just reading this card relaxed me in some way. To center myself I must work off lists. It's just my way. Without them I'm lost.
I was just journalizing that my goals have all fallen away. Not that I have met them by any means. No, the end is too far out. I need something I can master and celebrate sooner.
1. I will go to Smith's pharmacy and record my B/P
It's the easiest and I think more accurate then the one I have at home.
2. Bineral Beats for High Blood Pressure will be added to my morning meditation.
3. Record my food, mostly salt in take. It must be high and I have to figure out where its hiding.
4. Yoga, swimming and of course walking. none of which I do regularly right now.
Change, again and always Change. I'm not one for too much change to quickly.
Psychic energy. I have been studying quantum healing lately. Pulling up the energy from the earth and the Universe and bring it into areas that need to be healed. I find it so fascinating.
Here is a great introduction to some of the aides I use to help with my health.
Energy healing
Blood Pressure binarl beats
Essential oils, if your interested in them.
Be Inspired,

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Fourth Season of Change, Fall

Fourth Season of Chance
Fall 2014

It's Fall and the last season for this year. My journey has taken me to places I never expected when I started this transformation. When I first started my goal was simply to walk again. To be healthy enough to enjoy my life, and simply to be grateful that I was still here to enjoy my family.
But with each day came new strength and courage to do more. I am thankful that somewhere deep inside me I still have a bit of competitiveness to say to myself, "Look, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain if you just try it." Of course, there are still many things I wont do. Even though my Dr. has cleared me for zip lining, he has stopped me at base jumping, or bungee jumping.
Thank goodness!!!!
There is a wonderful quote by Maya Angelou,
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
Shortly after reading that quote I realized that I must be a butterfly for Halloween.
What I have learned so far about transformation is that it is not about willpower, determination, or discipline. No, everything that made a change for me has been done by routine.
I started walking 5k's in March when I felt that I was strong enough to walk that far. I was wrong, I only made it to one mile. But, it fueled me to continue.
The first 5K, Paces for Payson.
I have since done many more. My goal was to try to do one once a month.
 Now, it seems I'm walking a 5K every weekend!!!
My favorite so far has been the Runway Dash, mostly because Sarah who has been my best supporter of encouraging me to get fit went with us. Of course, Sarah and  Steve ran, and probably would have lapped us if they would have let them continue.

I was going to blog about Soul Coaching, and being inspired by Denise Linn.
But, I think for now, just know that inspiration comes from the ones in your life,
courage comes from within,
 and gratitude comes from your heart.
Be inspired,

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fall Fine Art Exhibit, Jean Hart Artwork

Fall 2014
Fine Art Exhibit
Jean Hart

A Birds Story, monoprint, Jean Hart Artwork
It happens every year at this's that time of year again.Elko Daily Readers Choice awards. I am so honored to be on the list.
If you like my artwork please vote for me as artist. Than you for supporting me.
Fall, I love it!
Some of the best things in my life have happened in the Fall.
This Fall I have put some of my old favorites into this exhibit.
While clearing out my studio I came across some of these paintings. They are some of my oldest and dearest works. Some I had even forgotten about. So, it was like coming across old friends. A few have been sold or donated.
Please enjoy my artwork,
Enjoy Fall.
If you see somethings you like, messages me, I still have some of the originals, but I can always make you a print from my zazzle store.
Be Inspired,
The Red Canoe, one of my first paintings. Won first place in the Elko County Art Club Fall Show 2002
Red Canoe, acrylic 11"x 14"
Metropolis School Arch, Metropolis, NV
Acrylic 18" x 24"
Cow in the Field, acrylic 18" x 24"
Champion Award, LaVerne Hunt Memorial Thropy

Ruby Mountain at Dawn acrylic 11" x 14"

Boot's Lucky Day
acrylic 8" x 10"
Butterfly, acyclic, 8" x 10"
Maw Cow Parrots, acrylic 18" x 24"

Kangaroo, acrylic 11" x 14"

Blue Moon, acrylic 18" x 24"

Soul Song, acrylic 34" x 32, Sold

Ruby Dome, acrylic, 24' x 18" , sold

Wise Owl, acrylic 18" x 24

True North, acrylic, 5" x 7"

Remember, acrylic 11" x 24"

Meditation, acrylic 12" x 12 sold

Fall Leaves, acrylic 24" x 18 sold

Concepts and Ideas, acrylic 8" x 10"

Fall Poppies, color pencel, 5" x 7"

Earth, acrylic, 32" x 34, donated

Better Together, acrylic, 18" x 24" sold

Library Girl, colored pencil, 18" x 24, donated to Elko Children's Library

My Heart, acrylic 18" x 24", donated.