Thursday, May 19, 2011

When the student it ready...

We have all heard the sayings...

"when the student is ready, the teacher will appear"
"ask and it shall be given"
"Life or God or the Universe (depending on your beliefs)
will give you what you need when you need it"
"Everything happens for a reason"

I believe all of these to be TRUE.
But your heart must be open and quiet to hear it.

I have been PLAGUED with self doubt of late...
and I mean PLAGUED!!!!

On Monday, I ran across this blog...

Which had this image...

It resonated so well with me.

Ever heard of a Dream Board?

Then yesterday, I went to one of my favorite painter's blogs...Juliette Crane.

Juliette had this really cute process painting of
another artist...

I like Kelly's work and was perusing her blog when I found something called
"Wishcast Wednesdays",which led me
to this blog.

Low and behold, Jamie Ridler is the inspiration behind Mami' Pea's
"Full Moon Dream Board".

Ironically, I have this really cool bulletin board my late hubby framed for me and have been wanting to create an inspiration board with it.  
I really didn't want to randomly post pics and sayings to it like every one else does, 
so my Cork Board has just sat.

Now most Dream boards seem to be like huge collages...
which there is nothing wrong with, but dreams change.

Not wanting my
images and words GLUED in place,
the Cork Board makes perfect sense. is mine.
I painted "me" last night after taking pics of myself on my laptop.

Now to fill it with my dreams, goals and inspirations for life & work.

Go on, now you need to make one and if you want me to paint your face on it...
hit me up.

May you find just what you need this day!
I did!



  1. You are so beautiful my friend! Love your idea. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

  2. That would make a beautiful art journal entry. Thank you for the inspiration.

  3. Love your inspiration today, a lot!!

    Take care, Sue

  4. Lisa - I have the biggest chills and tears in my eyes girlfriend. We share a similar loss and a love for creativity, maybe that's why this resonates with me so much. But regardless, this is beautiful and so are you. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Sincerest blessings,

  5. LOVE this!! How wonderful that you found the very thing to not only lift your spirits, but bring you renewed inspiration. Way to go girl. Doubt is such a nasty little predator, we need to just not answer that door when it comes knockin. Good for you. LOVE your painting, amazing you talented little thing you. Hugs, Riki

  6. I am so glad to have stumbled onto your blog! What a beautiful, magical space you have here. Your painting for your dream board is wonderful! I needed to read this today. Thank you for sharing! ~jess

  7. Wow Lisa, that just gave me shivers! Good ones, I love the painting of yourself and am so excited for you to start your board. I have an inspiration board in my studio that is mostly pictures I love from magazines and cute itsy bitsy cards I have received from people long ago, even a few gift cards from my mom... I agree they are a constant change as we and situations change- some of my inspirations stay and keep me focused on what truly gives me hope. Love ya!