January 21, 2017 Laura

So many times the conversation comes up on whether I am an introvert or extrovert, I identify with both. Ambivert: a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features.  Being an ambivert means: 1. I’m not uncomfortable at social events but I’ll get tired and need alone time to recharge. 2. I’m more comfortable meeting new people and experiencing new places with my friends there. 3. I will adjust my energy level to accommodate my company. 4. I can work in a group but I also like to complete some tasks individually. 5. Some people think I’m…

January 13, 2017 Laura 3Comment

I had it on my bucket list last year to paint a self portrait. I took it off my bucket list this year. Though I haven’t sat down in front of the mirror and painted a mere image of myself, I have painted many self portraits. Each piece of my artwork also has a piece of me in them. A reflection of who I am, how I feel, how I see. Artwork is an expression of ourselves, in each piece a part of our individuality is captured. Therefore I will always be painting a self portrait in some way. In…

January 2, 2017 Laura 6Comment

During my 2017 Goals & Intentions Planning, I sat and revisited my Bucket List…this has been growing and transforming over the years realigning me with what I feel is a purpose in my life.  Let’s start by taking a look at what I checked off at my 2016 Bucket List: Make a bucket list. Have some paintings in an art show (woot, was in three this year!), paint a self-portrait…okay so I didn’t do too much checking off in 2016 but I did still have some amazing other adventures – rode in a bi-plane, went to Chincoteague, VA, smashed a car (like in a…

May 3, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I keep a pretty busy schedule…it’s important for me to make sure I keep a balance of wind down time, me time, a way to recharge myself…so here’s my list (another one of those, get to know your blogger posts!) … a make sure to complete at least one, but sometimes a day calls for two or three! I just couldn’t resist sharing this picture! This is totally my expression after a long day!   Meditation Sketching Painting Art Journaling Yoga Reading Taking a long hot shower Taking a walk A dip in the ocean A cup of tea Coloring…

April 6, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

A few of my favorite things…some things that bring me joy and peace… My Favorite Flower – Poppies My Favorite Colors – Cobalt Blue & Violet My Favorite Current Song – “Lost Boy” by Ruth B My Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Mint Choc Chip My Favorite Yoga Pose to do – Child Pose – it’s just so relaxing! My Favorite Scent – Dragon’s Blood My Favorite Tree – Weeping Willow My Favorite Animal – Elephants My Favorite Meditation Music Artists – Philip Wesley Dean Evenson My Favorite Hobbies – Painting and Hiking Some of my current (healthy) obsessions: Notebooks…

March 1, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique 4Comment

Having a bucket list is the trendy thing to do right? I used to think so a little bit (and don’t get me wrong, I do love to be a little trendy sometimes) but this is one I wish I had jumped on the band wagon a long time ago… I’ve always been kind of a free spirit but I was a boxed in one for awhile. Last year I had some trials that broke me and boy am I glad they did. The great thing about breaking is you get to decide how to put everything back together again…so…