Finding my niche…

I have been having heart to heart talks with quite a few friends as of late due to what is going on in their personal lives ( be it illness, loss or stress, etc).

After searching for my own path, I think it finally became clear to me late last night. Looking back now, I think I have always been on this path, even as a young child.

With much encouragement from my husband, I left my part-time day job last November. Since then I have put my focus and heart into working on our first “Into the heART ~ Art Retreat”, which takes place this coming September.

However, I felt that I was still not quite seeing the big picture of what it was I am wanting to create. Yes, I want to bring all these wonderfully creative ‘Outside the Box’ people to my corner of the world to share in their talents, laughter & experiences, but I want more! I want to effect people in a positive way.

In the last few weeks I have also found that I have been criss-crossing online paths with many Artists and a few open hearted people like Leonie Dawson (aka Goddess Leonie), & Vivienne McMaster. I have been playing over many of my conversations as of late in my crazy busy brain, especially late at night (i.e. = little sleep).

Then last night PING! I felt like Bill Murray at the end of the movie ‘Scrooged’. I wanted to shout out “I get it, I get it now!”. I want to help people through art and I can! Hello, EPIPHANY!!!

WIP affirmation cards by Nicci

WIP affirmation cards by Nicci

I am starting with what was going to be printable Valentine’s Day cards. These will be positive affirmation cards which you can print off, cut out and carry around in your purse/wallet. I will also offer them as a epub, so that you can scroll through them on your smart phones and e-readers. They will be available by the end of this week & I hope you LOVE them and that they make you smile.

Better late than never

Last year my family did a trade of sorts. My son was given something he now treasures and in turn I was to create a painting for his friend. I have painted a few with her in mind, but none felt like they were the right painting for her.

Yesterday I opened my new large bristol paper pad and began to sketch upon the blank surface. Today at 2pm, she is now complete and in her frame. She feels right, true and meant to be. I am so happy to now share her with you and soon gift her to her new owner! May she bring joy and happiness for years to come.

She greeted each new dawn with her smile.

She greeted each new dawn with her smile.

displayed in my hallway (for now)

displayed in my hallway (for now)

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