Posts tagged with "aug2016"



pernoskiart, flowerart, whimsical, customart, inspiration, brightart, colorful
One of the many things off my to-do list this week is to work on pieces that will soon go into my Etsy store. I don't have an exact opening date yet but it will be very soon. One of my favorite subjects to paint is flowers. I love how everyone can look at the same flower but when it comes to interpretation, each outcome is so unique. I suppose it is like that with everything, however, it just seems more pronounced when I am in the creative process. Although sometimes I do choose to work solely...
lake, paddleboard, kayak, outdooradventure, cultuslake, beautifulbc, travelbc
Feeling inspired by your journey is incredibly important. When I look back at my past, I can definitely point out the parts where I was lacking in the inspiration department. I was more focused on just getting through the day, the year or even just the moment. It took awhile but I have learned how to bring inspiration into my life on a regular basis. This practice has become a precious gift that has brought me much happiness. If I want to feel inspired, I have to be open and willing as an...
The past couple days I have been slowly revamping a section or two in my art studio. When I first realized that I would require such a space, I had to be a little creative with the whole process of putting it all together but I made it work. I still have some shelving and baskets to get, however it's definitely getting there. My studio is actually a cute little corner tucked away, sort of like a secret room within another room. It's a place where I can listen to my favorite music and explore...
angels, spiritguides, spirit, psychic, intuition, inspiration, sampernoski, art
I was reflecting today on where my journey with art began. To be honest, I can't really remember when it wasn't an important part of my life. Even in the years I didn't paint, I was constantly in creation mode. As a youngster, I was really big into cartooning, probably more so than anything else. I was a bit of a tomboy growing up. The thought of wearing a dress or anything pretty made my stomach turn! My Saturday mornings consisted of Spiderman, Tom & Jerry and Bugs Bunny. That and perhaps...
angels, spiritguides, spirit, psychic, intuition, inspiration, sampernoski, art
My spirit team is a huge help for me when I am creating. Years ago, before I meditated or became a professional medium, I had no idea how to consciously connect with my guides or angel friends. No wonder I felt stuck so much! Now I find it is absolutely neccessary to bring them in for creative guidance. When I am connected, it feels like I'm plugging myself into an endless source of knowledge. This is something that we all have access to, artist or not. Before I begin any art project, I go...
beach, harrisonhotsprings, timeout, relax, zen, creativeliving, sampernoski, artist, summertrip, familytime
I have really been trying to follow through with my new mantra of 'simplify' however, lol, some days it's just not that easy! 😁 I would love it if there was just a few more hours in the day. I have had to start a notebook just to store my many thoughts and plans which, come to think about it, I probably should have begun long ago! I will say though that I am incredibly grateful 💓 that I have an endless supply of dreams to keep me busy, most likely for many lifetimes. 💡💡💡...
clay, sculpting, polymerclay, modellingclay, kidsart, kidsproject, alisaburke
This past week I've been taking an online clay workshop through Alisa Burke. My youngest really loves sculpting and asked if we could take it together. I've done quite a few workshops through Alisa and she has really become such an inspiration. I love how she will let you know that there are no mistakes which is such a liberating thought. We haven't painted them yet, not sure if we will. We used polymer which is what we had on hand however next time around we are going to try air dry clay for a...
Funny how the Universe guides us. We can be aware of it...or not but that guidance is always there. So many opportunities for us to be at our best and truly happy. Earlier this year my sister sent me a random (perhaps divinely timed) message. She had seen a posting for a business that was seeking artists for commission work at a local hospital. I did look into it, however I knew as exciting as it sounded, I just wasn't ready. Instead what my sister did that day was to remind me of my creative...
sampernoski, artistlife, customart, dogportrait, artstudio, lovetopaint
Today was all about getting back into the swing of things. I've had some time to spend with my family while my husband has been on holidays. Now that the break is coming to an end it's time to re-focus on some of my goals that I have set for myself this year. Life is getting busy and exciting! September 1st is my Etsy store opening date. Eeek...still not 100% sure I'm going to be ready, there is a lot to do! BTW I am a serious list maker, lol. I make to-do lists for everything! I do have a...
newbeginning, motivation, inspiration, nextchapter, sampernoski, liveyourdreams,
It's been a pretty crazy past few months. I never in a million years would have thought I'd be painting again...not on a regular basis, that is. To be honest, I don't remember when I last created with such a strong focus. It's been years, at least 10. To give you the super quick low down; I painted originals and sold mainly through Ebay (that's when it was just getting popular). I gained a client or two over that time who would purchase commission pieces. I also sold custom made silver jewelery...