Good Vibes Only

I recently received the most beautiful gift from a client of mine. She brought back an abalone shell from her travels to New Zealand. People can be so incredibly thoughtful, it was such a sweet thought to think of me! 


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Right now it sits on my altar with my other special trinkets, however I will be using it next time I smudge. I started smudging years ago when I first began my spiritual journey as a Reiki student. I found it so important to clear both my personal energy and that of my surrounding space. 


If you have never smudged before, it's super easy. Most commonly used is sage. I burn my sage in a stick form or incense. I've also created a spray which is handy when I'm on-the-go. Sage is typically known to cleanse away lower energy. This works for both people and places.

This part of my routine hasn't changed much over the years. No matter what I am doing, I've found it so important to keep it up. Smudging before I begin working in my studio, sets up positive vibrations and helps prepare for a smooth flow. Clearing my space gets rid of any energy that is not supportive of creativity and love.


While I do aim for higher energy, not every day is perfect. A good smudge will send away any anxiety or stress. Before I started doing this, I never really understood how much we truly carry with us. It is such a difference when you stay on top of it. 

Making this a regular practice helps me be receptive and open intuitively during the process which is perfect and I think what every artist wants.


Let us know your thoughts on clearing the energy in your own personal workspace. 

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Sam began her creative journey as a young child with a love for colorful acrylics and folksy style imagery. Creating whimsical and happy art has since become part of her regular process. Currently exploring watercolor and gouache as mediums, she's always seeking new challenges that will help her grow as an artist.


Sam's illustrations have been featured on Print & Pattern and Swatch & Repeat. They have also been published in both Uppercase and Teen Breathe magazine. 


Books are now available on Amazon! Coming this year you will be able to find a wide variety of journals and creative books for kids!


The one thing that you will find ties all of her work together is her originality and the way that she executes each piece. There's a ton of love and care that goes into it all, down to the very last detail.


Sam finds gratitude in every day that she has another opportunity to make more art and create pretty things for a living. A favorite spot to sit and ponder future projects is her garden. Unless it happens to be winter, in which case you will find her at her desk, wrapped up in a warm sweater, sipping a large cup of tea. 


Besides the creative stuff, Sam loves taking naps, hanging out at the beach and Netflix binging. Currently, she resides in Pitt Meadows, BC with her husband, their three daughters and fur babies, Pepper and Nick.


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