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The Justice Collection gives you a way to speak your truth, with the bold statement of a Chinese Character representing the word Justice. Speak your truth in a variety of ways, with coffee/tea mugs, tshirts, dresses, tops, shower curtains, duvet covers, and more. I invite you to find all these items in my new Shopify store:
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First, I want to let you know that I am getting ready to feature more awesome, creative fine artist painters in the very near future, but I have been recently sick. I think I’m finally getting better because today I had the strength to plant some herbs and flowers. A very God sign (I meant to type good, but God works just as well) , I think!
Browse the collection, and let me know if you have a favorite! If you choose to click the above link, it will take you directly to my manufacturing outlet Fineartamerica. Here is how it works. Click on an image you prefer in all Circus Buddies images. Then look to the right for a menu of all the various items. You will see many choices: pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains, prints, posters, cards, totes, beach towels, etc.
Have fun “shopping” with my Circus Buddies!
I hope to be back in gear in a few more days, so can get out some more artist features! Meanwhile, enjoy your summer!
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By Maia Gambis August 25
Many of us have heard about the benefits of meditation, but sometimes find it hard to do. Fewer of us know about the profound benefits of artistic expression. Creating art, however, is another way to access a meditative state of mind and the profound healing it brings.
“Art is a guarantee to sanity,” said Louise Bourgeois, a French-American artist who died in 2010 at the age of 98. She even went on to add, “…This is the most important thing I have said.” For Bourgeois, art — making art — was a tool for coping with overwhelming emotion. She says she remembers making small sculptures out of bread crumbs at the dinner table when she was a little girl – as a way of dealing with her dominating father. Art was more than an escape – it kept her sane.
Art therapy has a healing effect for a variety of ailments, including depression, trauma and illness. and is effective across age, gender or ethnicity. In a recent study of cancer patients, an art therapy intervention — in conjunction with conventional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation — not only diminished symptoms typically associated with cancer such as pain, fatigue and anxiety, but also enhanced life expectancy. The study, its authors said, was based on the belief that “the creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life-enhancing. It is used to help patients, or their families, increase awareness of self, cope with symptoms, and adapt to stressful and traumatic experiences.”
[Five ways to thrive in an uncertain world]
Art is not only healing for individuals suffering from severe illness. Here are four reasons why creative activity is such a potent recipe for psychological well-being:
Art, like meditation, allows us to create space between our often negative, anxious thoughts and connect with our true selves – as opposed to with the fleeting or false sense of identity we sometimes have when we are caught up in our thoughts and emotions. Eckhart Tolle, spiritual teacher, writes: “Identification with thoughts and the emotions that go with those thoughts creates a false mind-made sense of self, conditioned by the past… This false self is never happy or fulfilled for long. Its normal state is one of unease, fear, insufficiency, and non-fulfillment.” Creating art is about reaching a state of consciousness and breaking free from the constant debilitating chatter of the mind.
This article is republished from our content partner Fulfillment Daily: Daily Science-Backed News for a Happier Life, founded by Stanford University psychologist Emma Seppala, who is also Associate Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford’s School of Medicine.
The manifestation of creative abundance, for me involves the practice of Reiki, daily meditation, Tapping, self hypnosis and positive affirmations. I think something is coming together with all this activity and I invite you to share what you do to enhance your creativity.
The musician Rachmoninoff used self hypnosis at a certain point in his career. Up until that point, his music was not well received by the public. After he began the discipline of self hypnosis, his music became an overnight sensation. Tapping the subconscious mind… Most probably the best way to actualize your creative potential.
Meditation on the Crown chakra
About Mystic Sparrow
I am a digital Artist from New Zealand. I have a passion for the fantasy side of things,where i am only limited by my imagination.
I love the challenge of creating where fantasy has no boundaries.
I really have no set themes, as i create to what comes to my mind at the time.I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy creating it .
Thank you from Mystic Sparrow aka Ali 🙂
Copyright © To Ali Oppy
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I had been wanting a unique name for my artwork but struggled to find one .My dad was the reason I am called “Mystic Sparrow .” He was a great supporter of my artwork. When he was in hospital he like to tell all the nurses about my work and tried to sell my prints to them.Sadly he passed on to another planet as he would call it and on the day of his funeral a sparrow flew in and sat on the shoulder of a pallbearer till the end of the service then he flew away.I was told the sparrow was a messenger .Since then the sparrow has been a big part of our lives.So that little mystery sparrow that appeared that day was the creation of my name Mystic Sparrow 🙂
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Any disdain you may have felt for “fantasy art” is immediately dissolved by the sheer power of her miraculous works, each a masterpiece of perfection. Like Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” her figures exist as a perfection perfectly matched by its own accompanying universe. I only hope each piece did not take Mystic Sparrow 16 years, like the “Mona Lisa” took Leonardo da Vinci! Jan Kirstein
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