Hello new year – hello transformation and new visions!

Let it be no secret! I love doing this:

Creating vision maps

Walking with visions

finding images for Vision maps

….Yes, I love it when we honor our sincere wish to make life count, and when we use creativity as a tool to make that happen.

That is why I, in the beginning of every  year, work with my visions in words and pictures. That is why I create Vision boards. And that´s why I love teaching Workshops using that and other creative tools.

This year, however, it seemed like an uphill process. At least at first; no inspiration, no joy. No feelings of anticipation when trying to catch my visions for 2015.

That´s when a group of ladies asked me to make a workshop and help them create their vision boards for 2015. “Oh no”, I thought, “I haven´t even created my own yet, and I honestly feel a bit stuck”. But that is the trick with these or any process. They DO work, but only if we DO them! And I had been stalling in “no action land”, which is exactly what so easily happens when what we need the most is to simply begin. And keep going with small steps. We humans can help each other so much, and sometimes asking someone for help might be the very thing that will help that person too. Good to remember!

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So, inspired by the request I gave it a go with my own visions. It helped. I found out several things that I had not seen, that explained the resistance I felt. I saw that I needed to give myself permission to search for new ways – with business and with other areas of life – to really ask again from scratch what route it I wanted to take, and to be willing to make some changes. To say more boldly NO to things that no longer fits, even if it looks like it will generate an immediate income. To insist on working from a core of joy and service, rather than pushing myself into areas that clearly steals my energy. To dare not meeting expectations, my own and others. To dare listen, every day, to my intuition, which has proven over and over again to be a most trustworthy tool.

Slowly but steadily the fog lifted, and I began feeling that childish anticipation again. If I can, I know you can too! You can read more about creating a vision board RIGHT HERE.

Or, if you live nearby (Sjælland, Danmark), you can join my New years Vision workshop on saturday the 24th of january. A FULL day of diving into you own visions, using some wonderful creative tools like writing, movement and “Vision Boarding”. Sounds good, right? So, if you live in Denmark, this might be for you, I would love to meet you there:

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Till soon, love from Lise.

Bubbles and soothing messages for you – and new prints!

Dear you.

Do you sometimes feel that you are too …. wild, quiet, impossible, crazy, forceful, stubborn, strong, passionate, expressive, chatty, opinionated, loud, weird? That you basically are a burden and TOO MUCH?

Well, then you are probably quite creative and chock-full of life that needs to be shared with the world! Here’s a salute to you and all the beauty you contain that deserves to have a place in the world – with all of you, just as you are, no less!!!

"You are a Blessing/ Du er en velsignelse" Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

“You are a Blessing/ Du er en velsignelse” Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

Text in painting above reads:

“You are a true blessing. With all your funny quirks and odd colors. You are NOT a burden! You are you ……
You are a life force, an honest party, a true story and a waterfall of inspiration and beaming smiles. You are a blessing, just as you are!”

AND, I just made the image above and the 3 below available as signed prints in my webshop, you can check them out here! AND, if you buy 3 prints I have made this discounted set just for you!!I Perhaps a new years gift to yourself or someone you think would be thrilled to receive a print with a soothing message!

""House of Inspiration/ Inspirationens hus" Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

“”House of Inspiration/ Inspirationens hus” Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

“Blooming garden/Blomstrende have”  24x30cm/7,9 x 11,8 in - 1.600 kr./ 299 $

“Blooming garden/Blomstrende have” 24x30cm/7,9 x 11,8 in – 1.600 kr./ 299 $

"Pouring Joy/ Rindende glæde" Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

“Pouring Joy/ Rindende glæde” Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1600 kr.

Love, Lise.

Original paintings on sale, yes, really!!!!

8 minis trees & faces

(Minis, sold individually or in couples)

This almost never happens – actually it has never happened before, but I decided to make a real sale on a handful original paintings via my FB page, from now till Christmas!!! Yes, you can make a real bargain here, and I aim to create lots of space in my studio for a new year with new adventures!!!

Perhaps this will give you a chance to purchase your favourite painting, or gift someone special an original.

The prices on these are from 25 and up to 74 dollar/ 20 to 380 Euros, and all SERIOUSLY discounted compared to their value, up to about 50 % off. You can see all prices and other details in this FB post on my page RIGHT HERE! 

Don´t have access to FB, but are interested in a specific painting? Just send me a short e-mail at: mail@lisemeijer.dk, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Here, the paintings on sale,

Love from Lise…..

PS: if you are looking for signed prints, calendars, cups and postcards, just head over to my shop right HERE, thank you!!! PPS: you can see my brand new CUPS HERE! Worldwide shipping.

Life flowing over

(Life flowing over)

Listening to you

(Listening to you)

Walking with care

(Walking with care)

Rain

(Rain)

Free Spirit

(Free Spirit)

Shared vision

(Shared Vision)

Old friends

(Old friends)

A life unfolding

(Life unfolding)

Flying vision

(Joy in the air)

Golden thoughts

(Golden thoughts)

How to get unstuck – top 10 list

“”City of Dreams/ Drømmenes by” Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1200 kr.

“”City of Dreams/ Drømmenes by” Acrylic and paper on canvas, 24 x 30 cm 1200 kr.

I know I have some work to do. We all do. Mostly work about being human. It´s quite a job, right? And I know that right now that involves fuelling my dreams. Why do I know I need that? It´s very simple: I don´t feel uplifted and inspired like I know I can. I feel stuck in a state I don´t enjoy being in. When I think about times to come and what is to happen I don´t FEEL that bubbling anticipation. And from that, a state doubt can creep in, and in the end that can lead to more permanent states depression and all kind of other states that are not very uplifting. So, I know it is time to pour some fuel on my own soul.

But HOW???

The thing is, I know how. It´s really simple. But it takes actions. And from the state of clueless uninspiredness the last thing that seems tempting is to move into action, especially if it looks anyting like WORK.

So, I better find some soothing actions that can get me moving, so I can feel my own willingness again. And I do know plenty of wonderful ways to do that:

 

MY TOP 10 LIST FOR GETTING THE INNER JUICES MOVING WHEN THEY DON´T:

1. move the body. Dance, run, do pilates. I mostly don´t do long sweaty sessions, just a small run or dance or a 20 mins pilates does it for me.

2. Make a Creative Quickie, you can read about what that is and how to do it HERE  and some more inspiration HERE

3. Write freely and non-stop for 20 mins, giving voice to ANYTHING from mondane thougts about shopping to deep worries

4. Clean. Truly, I kind of hate cleaning. But really, setting the clock for 20 mins and cleaning just a small part of the house creates some of that needed feeling of flow and accomplishment

5. Talk to a friend. I learned over the years that this doesn´t always have be my most trusted friend, and sometimes we may even feel so lonely we don´t feel we have a trusted friend. This talk can be with any friendly person willing to listen for a while.

6. Go for a walk. Preferably in nature, if possible. But most important to just leave the house and walk.

7. Sing. I take my guitar, and simply begin playing and singing any tune. Often it turns into a 20 mins session. It helps me breathe deep and invites what ever feeling is hiding to come out. Sometimes even a song like this appears!

8. Help someone else. This can be really simple, like seeing a need and offering to help your neighbor with shopping or giving someone a lift. This shifts the focus and makes me feel a bit better about myself.

9. Take a bath. For some reason the mix of lying in hot water and BE without reading or watching or talking relaxes me so I can enter a state of BEING rather than DOING. From that state, I am more receptive from any kind of helping influence from my inner world or from someone else. Of course I lit candle lights next to the bath, and sometimes I add a fragrance with oil or salt to please the senses even more.

10. Ask for help. Sometimes it takes more to get us unstuck. And we need to ask for help. Asking for help can be hard when you feel stuck, but remember that EVERY person on this planet feels stuck and lonely sometimes. And by admitting it and asking for help we actually help others to find the permission to do the same. Ask the first person you can think of, book a session with a coach or a therapist. If you can´t get to any of those things from your current state, pray. Pray to whatever or whomever you believe in. To God, your Guadian angel, the Universe, Spirit or your own Inner true voice. Whatever feels right to you, just pray! That sends out a signal that you are open to receive help, and that is a start. I am convinced that there is something in this universe that can´t resist helping when we ask with a true voice and are ready to receive whatever comes back without judgement.

And a PS:  I wrote most of this a few days ago, when I felt really stuck. In the mean time, I found the space to do nr. 1, 3, 4, 8 and 10. And I feel much better now, even a bit inspired. It works. I know it works to get moving with good soothing uplifting actions. And we need to remind ourselves and each other of this, often. Because that stuckness will happen again, at some level, as long as we live.

Oh, and PPS: A tip for writing your own list: it´s best to do it when you are feeling well. From that state you will be able to write a wonderful list that you then have ready for when you feel stuck. From the state of stuckness we often don´t feel like doing anything. Then we need the wisdom from our own state of well-bing, to know what to do and then simply begin doing it.

Take care, Love from Lise.

 

 

You are a true blessing (& NOT a burden)!

You are a blessing

“You are a blessing”, paper, pens & acrylics on canvas, 24 x 30 cm. – 1200 DKK/ 206 USD)

The words in this painting reads:

“You are a true blessing. With all your funny quirks & odd colors. You are NOT a burden! You are you……You are a life force, an honest party, a true story and a waterfall of inspiration & beaming smiles. You are a blessing, just as you are!”

One day I was sitting browsing some favorite music videos, and in then my eye caught something in the background of Ed Sheerans “The fault in our stars” video: a yellow stick-on-note on a creative note board with those handwritten words: ” you are NOT a burden”. It  only showed for a second or less in the video. But for some reason it moved me deeply. To tears actually. And I felt a deep, deep soul-relief.

Why? I know that many Creative people in this world sometimes feel as if they don´t fit in. I guess all humans feel that from time to time, but I think creative thinkers feel that more frequently.

In this part of the world we have been so, so trained in logic thinking and often so undernourished in our creativity. It takes a lot to stay true to our creativity in  a time like this. Our bubbling way of thinking may be perceived by others as funny, weird or even beautiful….but not always as clever or useful.

Many people feel they have been so “de-creativized” (YES, a new word!!!) that logic and common sense seem to rule the day rather than dreams and visions. In that picture creative thinkers may appear as slightly odd and non-practical or without the feet on the ground compared to people who are more logically inclined.

We may even feel as if we are a burden. To others. And to life itself. Just by being ourselves. With all our bubbles. But of course we are needed, too! Very much so. And of course we all need a bit of both logic sense and creativity to have well being and visions and a practically functioning  happy life.

Cheers to all our beautiful creative minds who sometimes say or do the oddest things! Our oddnesses makes every single one of us so special!

Xx Lise.

Wall Calendar 2015 on Presale NOW!

Dear friends,

I am thrilled to introduce: Wall calendar 2015!!!!

Aaaand, RIGHT NOW it´s on PRESALE at a reduced price (about 20 % off) in my webshop HERE. The offer lasts for 2 weeks and is only for purchase through my shop.

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I have put a lot of care and consideration into the calendar to make sure it would show the art in a big and wonderful way AND have space to write in with it´s 5 columns (= space for your or a whole families appointments). I am so happy it worked out!

If you know you want the calendar or want to gift it to someone, grab the opportunity. I will send the first calendars out last week in October. BUY THE CALENDAR HERE!

The Calendar shows 12 of my paintings in luxury print on 250 g paper:

FebJuniNov

JuliSeptDec

To see more AND To make sure there is a copy for you and get the presale discount, head over TO MY WEBSHOP

New art – Pure Joy and City of Dreams

This summer I created a handful of smaller (and very affordable) paintings. Here´s an introduction: to two of them:


Pure Joy

 “Pure Joy”, mixed media on canvas

Yes, pure joy exists. Often it is found in the most simple things, when we are fully present to appreciate them. Like the joy of pulling your inner plug and let life pour over you with all it´s refreshments. The original is sold, but this image is now on the shelf in my webshop as signed A4 print, ready to light up your walls.  Buy print HERE. 

City of Dreams

 “City of Dreams”, mixed media on canvas, 24 x 30 cm, 950 DKK.

 I have always loved beautiful old cities (and lived in quite a few too). Especially the roofs inspire my imagination and give food for dreams with their special light and nesting long thoughts. Actually my cosiest apartments has been the ones high up with a view over the city and the hidden life between the roofs.