Category Archives: #art

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Opportunity to re-align with love.

Opportunity to give in to the quiet urges of kindness.

Opportunity to let go of who is right and who is wrong.

Opportunity to love.

A chance to love yourself.so that you can feel loved.

Yes, love yourself!  Be kind to yourself!

Opportunity to be the dance, to let go of old ideas that do not support love.

Then love everyone the way you love yourself!

Once you love yourself, everything else is easy.

Possible because you are love!

Love is you!

You are love!

2015, opportunity to align with love.

–Barbara Dean Aliaga

 

Does Excellence Stand On Its Own?

ExcellenceIt seems to me we try to reach a state of excellence by waging wars on whatever stands in its way.  I look around and see what’s wrong with the picture.  And, while I’m looking for what’s wrong, I totally miss what is right.  The more I war against poverty, drugs, bad behavior, mistakes in others, it seems the more poverty, drugs, bad behavior and mistakes are around me.  I am immersed in anything but excellence.

That is until I stop my little finding faults campaigns and stop waging war on anyone or anything.  It starts with acceptance.  It starts with stopping in my tracks.  Breathing.  Pausing.  Sh-sh-sh-ing.  Stop!

In the silence of the pause, I realize that excellence is all around me.  Everywhere.  In everything.  In me, even!  My job is not to find fault with bad, bad behavior in the world.  My job is to discover excellence within everything and everyone in the world….even myself.

Hope you join me in this quest for excellence today.  Thank you!

Painting Reproduced Onto Pillow — Looks pretty awesome!

Several years ago I painted this scene on canvas board.  It was a delight to paint.  It’s been selling on Art.com and Artistrising.com since then.  Today, I wondered how it would look on a pillow and it looks great.  Hope you enjoy!  Today I think my job is to heal the wounds of past lives through art.