Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Soul Pond. Light-work. Diving Deep.

Around here lately --- We've been diving into so many tasks. From making big decisions around Casa De Whimsy to making the same kinds of inspections and upgrades to our inner-house / cells / belief systems. It's easy to get so laser focused on the up-close version of our reality, that we miss whats unfolding right before our eyes. Working on zooming out more and remembering our bigger visions simply take time to unfold, and there will inevitably be snags along the way. Casa De Whimsy is teaching us that, right now. 
Theres been a lot of talk about moving closer to nature (for the longest time), though we feel called to stay rooted here longer. Thankfully, we aren't far from the places that refuel us (ie: the springs above.) In the spirit of creating what you most need to find -- a backyard garden is on our short list of goals for 2017. The reality is getting closer and closer as teachers and classes have been appearing left and right. Amazing how the universe responds in kind to our sincerest wishes and inquiries, isn't it? Aiming to start small with a couple raised beds... Wish us luck! ;)
On other tides -- the world is getting crazier and it's shadows are looming larger. . . I know. All of the inner-work and spiritual deep-dives we've done over the years has prepared us. All of us. For this. To know (or uncover) exactly who we are and what we offer as Light-workers, deep-divers, humans. To officially sign our names on that registry. To resist all the lies and rhetoric. To resist walling ourselves off from our purpose, or tuning in to the loud fears that would prefer we stay small, safe, silent. Now would be a good time to zoom in close, because when we zoom out at the massive scale of tragedy across the world -- we could have a tendency to feel overwhelmed or too small to make a difference, (which is lies, all lies.) The main focus is on showing up in every area we can, micro and macro, with our whole hearts. And keeping the clutter out, making sure our power isn't leaking. . . Ya' feel me?? 

Hope you are managing these waves of transition with all your might and light. Here is a little Life-Raft to help you float when the heaviness gets to you.. . . . seriously. . . . I feel + love you. 

Some new art 
available this week 
Grateful for the glory of Light upon Waking . . .  

Last but not least, a new piece thats almost finished. . . Thinking about leaving her faceless.

Everything I've been creating lately has been feeling like smaller "studies" of a much larger reality and transformation thats been unfolding.

Off to zoom out. Wayyyyy out.
With Love to You, Always.
Wherever You Are.
Carissa

Friday, January 20, 2017

Unicorn for Self Empowerment (the backstory)


"Unicorn For Self Empowerment" from Over the Rainbow series


His / Her Backstory:: While I made this (totally unplanned unicorn) piece, the word that kept coming over and over seemed a bit odd at first -- shanks. My first thought was Shawshank Redemption. The meaning fell together as I was driving around later. It hit me that a shank is something you might make while imprisoned, to protect yourself, right? I realized his horn is sort of like a shank, but NOT in a defensive or harmful sense. It's something he's whittled away and manifested with the power of his own positive thinking and belief in himself as a magnificent creature. He / she went from an imprisoned state of dis-belief to a completely empowered sense of knowing. This unicorn is  all about self empowerment + useful for cutting through tangles, or inner lies, or negativity, so that you can pin down your Truth. and Claim Your Power. 

D e t a i l s 
16x20 ORIGINAL on Canvas / signed, sealed, ready to hang

ALWAYS BE A UNICORN <3 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Over the Rainbow::: New Art!


Somewhere Over the Rainbow

A deep ode to the inner wise child in all of us. 
The one who dares to dream. The one who knows the language of the Universe = love, and speaks it fluently, in full color. The one who boldly knows. And the dreams that she dares to dream really do come true. 

(((with love)))
new batch of small originals available (get em' while they're hot! ;)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Emerging + 2016 in Review


Dearest Creative,

How are you this season? I really miss you here. Some of the biggest feedback I've been receiving lately from every single angle (and...angel) in my life, is this -- please get back on the blog-horse. Consistently. Drop in more, and share (more) Along The Way. Even if it's just a small post or quick live video, you say, you want more from me (I hear you). I am gladly honoring this invitation for regularity, for sharing in smaller-chunks (which echoes the sound of my heart / pulse....)

Farewell to the old habit of chunky-wordy-posts. Welcome to the ease of less, and more. Thump-thump, thump-thump.

2016 was a year of Deepening. A Massive Inhale. I am ready for the Slow Exhale into next season. In every which way, I am emerging with gems to share. And I vow to Follow These Wild Winds (as always) wherever they lead, with my Whole Heart.

A quick blast down memory lane:: I must quickly honor the fact that simply stepping into this blog and sharing my journey from 2008 changed everything for me. It's as if I opened a big wooden gate and welcomed my truth to slip out from every possible angle. It marks the moment I chose to engage my new life (my true life) and follow my JOY with complete abandon. With complete imperfection. With complete I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way. All the rusty hinges naturally fell away to make room for all the expansiveness in my capacity, which just keeps growing. Just one juicy layer of surrendering after the other.


Thank you to those who have stuck with me from the jump, or from anywhere Along the Way. I cherish you.


Messy Mavens was the biggest hit this year. It's where most of my energy was drawn. I enjoyed offering in-person workshops, connecting face-to-face with so many amazing souls near and far. And of course the e-course version! It has to be my #1 favorite creation to date. May I confess 1) I love creating content. 2) I love making videos. 3) I love inspiring you. 4) I love the fact so many people can connect across the globe, with similar intentions, and share their huge hearts. WHat a blessing. Number 3 is really what it's all about. I hope you feel the love in every morsel I share.



In short, 2016 was more private and inward than most since I started here. Today I watch the sun peek back behind the pine trees with complete acceptance and peace.

Big love to you
and your journey
always,
Carissa

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Studio Views + SPECTRUM 2016




Hey guys! New work is under-way + some quick exciting news:: 

I'm one of the many wondrous teachers in Spectrum 2016!!

Have you heard of Spectrum yet? In short: " Spectrum is an online Holistic Creative Circle that integrates Visual Journaling into an experience about so much more" -- hosted by Hali Karla.


 Click here for all the glorious details! 


Later this week I'll have a giveaway here... Stay tuned!

((((xo))))