Sweet Sunflowers in a Vase, Just listed on Minted.com


Just listed this art print, Sweet Sunflowers in a Vase, in my minted store. You can buy just the art print in the sizes 5×7, 8×10, or 11×14; or, you can have it shipped right to your door in the frame of your choice! I love the one pictured – the distressed white cottage wood frame. Each print has my signature on the back and comes with a certificate of authenticity. I’m so excited to be offering art prints, photo prints, inspirational art, and more through my minted store.

I remember the day I painted this piece – it was a plein air painting that I did from start to finish in one day while painting outdoors.

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{Creative Entreprenuer Tip: Do one thing a day that scares you}

{Creative Entreprenuer Tip: Do one thing a day that scares you}


“Leap and the net will appear.”

Being in business for yourself is sometimes scary. We have to take risks, and face fear and take those baby steps that move us in the direction of our dreams.

Today, I listed my first largescale painting on etsy. I was inspired to just face my fears, and “take the leap.” Business Mentor Christine Kane said this quote in her webinar the other day, and it really resonated with me. Check out her free training for entreprenuers called The Money Master Class. Great stuff.

When setting out to be our own boss, and blaze a new trail in our careers, we sometimes lose momentum, or focus, or let those pesky fears get to us.

Truth is–EVERYbody has those same fears. The power is in the facing of them head on with the same courage that you had when you set out to be in business for yourself. To have the freedom in your life that you always dreamed of.

be open to possibilty - encouraging inspirational art painting on cloud9designstudio on etsy

But we are the dreamers.

The trailblazers.

The gyspy souls with the pioneer spirits.

We want to run soulful, heart-centered, creative businesses that help others.

We love what we do.

We want to make a difference.

It makes our hearts sing when we write that novel,

or paint that painting,

or take that photograph,

or play that sonata on the piano,

or touch others with our business advice,

and help our kindreds believe in the possibility of their dreams.

So face that fear today, dear one.

Take a step toward living the life that you love.

The life that is calling you.

What one little step could you take today to move toward a creative business that makes you come alive?

What lights you up?

What are you passionate about?

What can you do for hours and lose track of time because it is like music to your soul?

Do something today. Just do one thing today that scares you a little bit.

Because I know that when we move towards the life we’ve imagined, it feels scary.

Because we know it’s right. And it’s what we are meant to be doing.

Fear is a great sign that you are on the right path.

Keep going.

Dream big.

Take a small step towards your dreams.

Do what you love.

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*Write (in the comments below) the 1 thing you will do today that scares you below.

I want to cheer you on!