Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 What a YEAR

2014 Transformation
Winter, the last season for 2014. A Complete year of transformation.
Happy, Healthy, Strong and Alive.
It's been a great year.
 I've met some goals and didn't finish others.
But, just as life continues,
new goals are being made for 2015.
One of the many tools I have used this year has been my healing cards. It is always nice to know that no matter what card I pull they seem to be the card I need.
Healing card for today:
by Caroline Myss
"A cheerful expression brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones."
That sounds great not only for today but for each day.
Believe me my bones could use some good news. This cold weather has settled right in.
It's 13 degrees today....cold, cold, freezing.
I have both the pallet stove going and the furnace on. It's gonna be a long winter.
I have taken this Christmas break off from just about everything and now I'm ready to get back to exercising and eating right.
My new schedule has been a little tough to get my yoga in.
I have moved my dinning room table as far into the wall as possible, taken out the extra leafs and now I have plenty of room to do yoga in my dinning room with YouTube on my computer.
It works well.
Isn't it funny how you live a certain way and then bam!...a new idea just shows up.
Here's a task for today:
Be the bearer of only good news today. In living out this task, note whether you find it difficult to maintain. And if so, discover why within yourself.
In January 2014, I begin a transformation. I could hardly move my body. I started yoga, walking and swimming. I started eating healthier and made regular hours for my studio.
By spring,  I had oped Master Piece Art Gallery with my daughter, I had signed up for a yoga retreat, Wonderlust . I did my first mile walk,(which I barely finished), started to lose some wight. Oh and cut all my hair off to a short little hair cut.
Summertime, I was well into walking 5K's every weekend and my time was improving, I had lost 15lbs and my back and knees where getting stronger. Sarah and I started a triathlon, swimming, walking, yoga. No bike it's not good for my lower back.
The Fall was amazing, I won a medal for walking a 5K, I had lost 20lbs, and now was volunteering everyday for a cause greater then myself.
The end of 2014. Looking back through my photo album I am amazed at the adventures I had this year. The places I went, the people I meet, and the love I have for life. While not all of my goals were meet, most of them were accomplished. Is the transformation over? NO, I have a lot more work to do with getting my back and knees where they need to be. My weight is still 80 lbs where my goals is, and my artwork is going in a totally different direction then every before.
2015 will be just as busy with 5K's but this year there will also be hiking trails. Always looking for  habits for better living and health. There will be some new fashion designs coming this year.
Just getting back into life in this last year has been tremendous....So while my little butterfly is still in her cocoon, I think she is getting stronger and maybe this is the year she will break open the cocoon.
Thank you all for coming along on this journey with me. I have truly enjoyed all the emails, and p/m of encouragement. We have had some interesting conversations.
Be Inspired,
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Monday, December 29, 2014

Everything About Paris-Green Fairy

Everything About Pairs
Paris smarts
Good Morning, Fill your day with Love and Peace, Jean Hart Artwork
Good Morning Monday!
Yes, more snow!! I didn't ask for it but it came anyway...
The holiday season continues.
Since I'm still off work for Christmas break, I thought I would make a vision board.
This will help to manifest and attract what I need, or what I want.
I must be careful with what I put on the board...I believe it will come true.
By now you must know that Paris will be on my board.
It is my plan to go there when I turn 60....Not yet..But, it's never too soon to start planning.
New Year's is just 3 days away.
I pick a question about
Le Menu
True or False
The Green Fairy was a popular Parisian liquor.
Absinthe, the green liquor enjoyed by Pablo's Picasso, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and others, was also known as La Fee Verte, or The Green Fairy, for its hypnotic effects. Absinthe contains a potent toxin. France outlawed it in 1915, and then in 1988 allowed a safe version to be sold.
So there you have it. Ever wonder how Picasso came up with the style of his paintings!!
I am not so sure about having this at my New Year's eve table. I was hoping more for a
Magnum bottle of Champagne..
So I'm wondering what goes with this liquor.
Here is my menu for New Year Eve
Shrimp Cocktail
Homemade meatballs
and spaghetti
French Rolls
Not sure about the dessert yet, but of course it will be homemade.
The best dinners I have ever had were simple.
Have the bar stocked with Vodka, Gin and Scotch.
Make sure to have non-alcohol drinks too,
like coke, 7up, and a few juices too.
Don't forget the wines, I prefer reds.
Of course, Champagne!
I have been having a Marathon of Audrey Hepburn movies.
This is one of my favorites.
This is a fun song called.
Invention of Champagne.
Happy New Year
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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Good Morning Winter

Good Morning,
We got a little snow for Christmas and the family came for Christmas Dinner.

Merry Christmas from the Hart Family
We have so much to be Grateful for.
Here we are right where we should be.
2014 was such a good year that I'm a little sorry to see it go. But, of course
 you can not stop time and now I am looking forward to 2015.
What are my plans for 2015?
For one thing...doing more artwork.
I have 3 projects I'm working on, I hope to be able to talk about them soon.
My 5K's will still be going. In fact, my very first one will be in St George for my birthday in Jan.
For Christmas I got the most wonderful walking sticks
 along with  a book about all the hiking trails in Elko County.
Soooo you know hiking reports will soon appear.
My New Years list goes something like this.
less TV and more reading
less clutter more space
less junk food and more real foods
less worries and more smiles
and more deep breathing.
of course theirs more ......
I would like to see world peace and harmony
This is my world peace mug,
original artwork by
Jean Hart
What's on your list.
Be Inspired,

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What My Soul Wants Me To Know, Observe Your Attitude

Jean Hart, Artist
What My Soul Wants Me To Know
Wisdom for healing cards,
Caroline Myss
My Card for Today:
Observe Your Attitude.
Oh yes, lets go there. Here is a little story of what has recently happened to me. Recently, I was told that I was ambitious. And not in a good way. As the meal progressed the comments got a little more sarcastic in sound. I could feel that this person was upset with me but I'm not sure why.
Today in meditation this came up. I'm thinking I'm complicated. I try harder then anyone I know to get where I am. On all levels of my life. I'm often heard saying it takes 110%  if you don't want regrets. I'm now thinking, have I not let the people around me have a percent of what's around me? Could it be because my mind never stops well into the night?, and of course it's because my belief is that if you say it out loud you better have some action to go with it.
It's complicated. I ask hard questions from myself and others. I look for answers, I'm a researcher.
My hope is to inspire. If I can think of something to do, so can you.
So, yes lets talk about attitude today.
Today's Lesson:
Determine whether you spend most of your energy in a positive or negative frame of mind. Do you have to remind yourself to be positive, or are you naturally that way?
I hope I stay positive. I get down just like everyone else. I try to keep it up beat and light. 
 I don't say why me, I say why not me? If someone else can do it, why can't I.
Often  my feelings get hurt and have to dig myself out from there.
Generally I'm pretty happy and easy going.
But, if your going to ask me a honest question, I feel your ready for a honest answer.
Just for the record I do not like sarcasm, I don't get it.
Your goal:
become mindful of whether you're unconsciously positive or negative.
Positive or negative. I think it's okay to be both. Not everything goes my way. Some things upset me. Some people upset me. So yes, I travel around my day swinging between both attitudes.
What I'm mindful about is that these are my reactions. I'm mindful that I don't consciously hurt someone feels or unload on someone who is innocent of the event. For me, this is where my journal comes in. By the time I have written it all out. Both, the event ,what was done and said,  how I reacted, and what should be done now.  I find I'm calmed down.....and ready for the next step.
I love these cards. Why do I use them. Because they ask me to think about something I'm not thinking about or something that I need to think about.
How do I choose them. By fate. I close my eyes count out my number for the day and there you go. My message. The card that I need to address.
It always works like that. It's always the card I need.

Be Inspired,

Friday, December 12, 2014

Healing and Health

Healing and Health
my healing journey
Each year it seems since about 10 years ago when I hurt my back I have been on this journey. It was a back injury and I thought that was all it was. Little did I know that everything, is connected and if one thing goes wrong soon other things follow.
My tests results were not what I was hoping for and once again I'm back to monitoring, recording and reporting results.
The aneurysm, a blood vessels that popped in my eye, was not serious enough to require any medical attention, but it sure got my attention.
I'm not sure how it is that I'm feeling better then every, busier then I have been in years, and exercising more then I have in the last three years, that my test results show no improvement.
So, I have closed my eyes and pick a healing card. Setting my intentions for the new year to come.
Here is my card, for Caroline Myss and Peter Occhiogrosso,
"To be sure of the road, close your eyes and walk in the dark.
Spiritually closing your eyes permits Heaven to enact the most wonderful guidance in your life. Say the prayer, "open a new road to me today," and expect the unexpected.
 When it appears, accept the gift."
Yes, I am looking for a new road. What I am doing has been the same for too long. I hope that 2015 bring many changes.
I have gotten a map of the USA, for a minute I thought about just closing my eyes and through a dart at it and saying,,,,There it is, Are next adventure for this year.....but, I don't have enough faith that I wouldn't end up in some little deserted ghost town.
I know change starts with one small step, and it happens everyday. So, really my goal is to get a new daily planner and start looking at each month, week by week.
Last year I did 5k's, this year I want to do trails.
Many blessing for the New Year to Come.
Be Inspired,

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Everything about Paris

Everything about Paris
Paris smarts
Jean Hart , artist
What is offered at the Mouton A Cinq Pattes for substantial discounts?
A. Designer Clothes
B. Goose live
C. Mutton chops
d. Toys
A. designer Clothes
The Mouton a Cinq Pattes, at 19 rue Gregoire -de-Tours in the 6th, has clothes from last year's runway shows, usually worn just once at the show. Shopping at the Mouton is not for the indecisive.
The atmosphere is frantic, and the clothes go fast. If you're a modelesque size zero, this is the place for you!
Size 0!! Even at my lowest wedding day of ll0 lbs I didn't wear a size 0.
But I do love fashion. I love dresses, and silk blouses, and hats, hats, hats.
I am starting to even look at patterns and seeing what I can do about sewing some of my own outfits.
I have found some of the best outfits at the second hand stores. Add a few new buttons, a ribbon, a scarf and walla, A new outfit.
The other thing is jewelry. I used to keep all my "good" jewels in the box. They only came out for those special occasions, like birthdays, anniversaries, holidays.
NO More. I wear it all, and sometimes at the same time.
Life it to short for a special day. Guess what every day is special.
But, oh how I would love to go to a up scale fashion show.
Sitting in the front run, drinking champion, and bidding on something outlandish!!!
follow this website for more info and other fun things.
Have fun shopping and putting together those fabulous outfits.
Be Inspired,

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fourth Season, 2014

Fourth Season of the Year 2014
Winter, Jan 2014
Pretty soon it will be winter and the last season added to this year.
Winter is very short in 2014 starting Dec 21 and ending Dec 31st. But no worries it continues again in Jan.....
Wisdon for Healing cards.
by Caroline Myss
There are 50 lessons in this box and I have not gotten to most of them. Does that mean that my transformation must continue into 2015?
I just want to say here that this year has been amazing. When I went to write my Christmas Letter to the family I just couldn't believe all the things that have happened this year.
My adventures were huge. Leaving home and packing my bags almost every week.
My health has improved and my back is so much stronger.
Of course, there are still some health issues that have to be addressed and fixed. But, really from Jan. to now. Wow!!!
Today's card is
Observe your conversations,
Today's Lesson:
Observe the conversations you engage in today. Are they productive or mean spirited? Are they filed with gossip or stimulation information?
Timely once again. I have been going to a lot of Christmas events and seeing a lot of old friends. The conversations are usually short and quick. But I have one friend who I see regularly and I tell you this is my truth. If all you have is one friend who understands you, laughs at your jokes and helps to guide you through the tough times. That's all you need.
Your Goal Today:
to recognize the quality of information you feed your mind each day.
Love this, I stopped listening to talk radio. Why, well it was just too much whining and complaining for me. Better was the newspaper so I could simply read what news I needed. But, when I stopped watching TV news, suddenly I couldn't keep up with the conversation. I was not in the loop with top stories, and events. So I have to find a balance between, good solid news and just gossip column news.
I have been reading books lately. They take up most of my free time and that seems to be alright for me now. There is nothing I like better then sitting in my chair with a book when the weather is cold outside.
Be Inspired,

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Mail Art Project

Mail Art Exhibitions
I love doing mail art and having exhibitions in different countries has always intrigued me. I have been doing Mail Art Projects for almost 5 years. They are usually the most fun and creative artwork I do. This one is definitely going to be fun.
It's a post card size 4" x 6"
Be Inspired.

These two projects are open to all artists wishing to participate in Mail Art Exhibitions “Fashion” and “Shoes” both to be exhibited in two historical spaces in the Czech Republic during a Festival and fashion-shows in association with the Faculty for Fashion of the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín-CZ and a group of young Czech fashion students named “Modu Třebíči”.
Museum Borovina in Třebíč is and old shoe factory founded by TomášBaťa and Gallery Artidomus is a 400 years old house in the almost 1000 years old villagePříštpo in the National Park Rokytna.
For more details, photos of the exhibition spaces and inspiration please visit the website of gallery Artidomus under the section “Mailart”.


Gallery Artidomus in Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou - CZ
Borovina Museum in Třebíč - CZ


Gallery Artidomus (akad.mal. Walther Smeitink-Mühlbacher)
Borovina Museum (Ing. Richard Horky)

The curator for the two exhibitions and the fashion-show is the Dutch/Czech artist Walther Smeitink-Mühlbacher. He lives and works in The Netherlands and the Czech Republic and is also the gallerist of Gallery Artidomus.


B-Technik, Třebíč - CZ
Latkova Chalupa, Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou - CZ
TTS , Třebíč - CZ


1. Participation is free.
2. Each artist may participate in each of the two projects with not more than three original artworks.
3. All mediums will be accepted like: mixed media, collage, painting, drawing, text/poetry, original printmaking, photography, digital art but please no photocopies.
4. Dimensions: 10x15 cm, 13x18 cm or A4.
5. Artwork/Objects/3D must be sent through the mail (if necessary well packed).
6. All artworks will be exhibited in the two exhibitions.
7. No Jury.
8. Artworks sent for the exhibitions will not be returned. The artworks will be offered for sale for a symbolic prize of 250 Czech crowns (10 euro) and the revenue will be all donated to a charitable institution in CZ to be determined by the organization.
9. Exhibition catalogue will be sent to all participants.
10. The artworks will be also published on from 15.04.2015.
All news and documents relating to the exhibition will be shared with you through our website
11. The exhibition will be installed by the organizers.
12. Each artist is required to give the following information together with his/her artwork(s): name and surname, title of artwork, technique, date, address,
email and, if any, personal website.


Entries must received before: 1. April 2015

Please send your artworks to the following address:
Příštpo 22
675 51 Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou
Czech Republic

Contact person: Walther Smeitink-Mühlbacher

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

What my soul wants me to know-playfulness

What My Soul Wants Me To Know

Being the change I want see
Soul Coaching
cards by
Denise Linn
Today's Card
Good card. I am so ready to play. I have had a hard time of late. My Dr. appointments didn't go as I was hoping and then the annerisum was unexpected.
But, it's Christmas season and It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my house.
This year my calendar is full of Christmas programs, plays, Festivals and I plan on going to every one of them.
I have been doing a lot of crafts this year, which I must say is not that easy and usually turns out looking more like a preschool project then a store bought item. 
However, it's been a good way to get back into my studio and do creative work.

Card meaning: Allow your inner child to play today. Enjoy yourself and have fun! Embrace your innocence.
Oh well this is going to be easy for today. My plans of course are to have fun!!!
After doing the regular chores around the house I plan to finish putting up the dining room decorations.
I have been sending my Mother who is 90 years old little presents and pictures of my family along with a letter, every other day. Yes, this sounds like a lot and believe me when I'm standing in line at the post office, I agree. But the thing that I have been doing is this. She can't really stay in the present now but knows her childhood well. So, I've been reserching what kids did and had in the 1930's. I'm reaching back to her childhood and my gifts are reflecting hopefully something she will remember and once enjoyed.
My biggest find is children story books. Now, I'm not sure if she read these books, but I am and I tell you I'm hooked!! My favorite story I'm reading right now is
"The Cat That Went To Heaven". It's about an artist, a cat and Buddah. What's not to like about it?

Your Soul wants you to know: Playfulness is absolutely necessary for your health and well being it's as important as the food you eat and the thoughts you think. If your responsibilities and hard work have made this a low priority for you, it's time to have some fun.
Here's something I didn't know about me before. Work for me is fun. I like getting dressed and going somewhere. I like seeing people and getting out of the house. But, I will have to find some other way to express time away from work. It's hard because I work in my home.

My joy is the greatest gift that I give to others!

I have figured out what brings me joy and I do it everyday. I am very lucky to be able to share my talents and time each day volunteering.
Be Inspired,