Friday, August 16, 2013

21 Secrets LIVE + Give-a-way !


Painting in Progress . . . . 

Ahoy, creative mates! How's your week? It's been a whirlwind here. I just wanted to drop in and share an exciting new project underway: 21 SECRETS LIVE! Have you heard?? It's a delicious extension / celebration of 21 SECRET'S 5th Year!! The incredible light-beam, Connie has put together this bright, new, electric addition and I am so excited to be a part of it. Here is a glimpse of some of the fantasmo artists you'll be going live with:

The cherry on top: I'm offering up 2 FREE SPOTS (woo-hoo!) 

I wanted to do this give-a-way a little differently than last time, and ask you to answer two or more questions. Each question answered will be an added entry for your name! 
  1. Who's your favorite Superhero (or villain)?
  2. If you had a zillion dollars, what would you do?
  3. What is your deepest, wildest dream?
  4. Have you ever gone on a sabbatical? Tell us about it!
  5. What would you most love to learn about or do next?
  6. What's the most daring, scary thing you'd really like to conquer?
  7. What holds you back?? (I will collect these answers & do a releasing ceremony!) 
  8. What's your favorite place to go, collect your thoughts & get grounded?
  9. If you could embody the essence of anyone (past / present), who would it be?
  10. Who is your biggest inspiration? Artist / Writer / Speaker / Creative / Being
  11. Make up a crazy character and describe them + their hidden talents!
Thanks for playing along. . . I will pull names from the "magic hat" next week. I hope you win!  Here is everything you need to know AND where to sign-up for the early bird special --->> 21 SECRETS LIVE!


25 comments:

  1. 1. Superman. Sappy, but because he helps people in trouble and doesn't seek glory for it.
    2. First of all I wouldn't tell anybody so I would have time to think about how I could use it to the best advantage for mankind and the earth in many different ventures that could self-perpetuate...like for education, water, recycling, clean energy, etc. For me...I'd buy a little red car and an isolated little house in the country. ;)
    3. That my son outlives me! And he's got a good start. (Severe congenital heart defects)
    4. I live on sabbatical--LOL! Housebound for 8 1/2 years. ;)
    5. My very next new project is going to be melted crayon art.
    6. Living this long has had enough daring scary things. I do not go looking for them--LOL!
    7. The main thing that holds me back is my body. I only have a few sessions a day of good time to do anything and everything--from art to cooking to laundry. Internally--it's my OCD tendencies. I have been struggling to learn to become a loose woman--LOL!
    8. My writing journal. Just writing my thoughts.
    9. I'd pass. Just want to be a better me.
    10. It's not one person--it's online videos. Seeing what other people are creating with such abandon--that inspires me!
    11. I was never able to do fiction--hehe! I'd like to make up a healthy me who could do whatever I wanted all day long again...and had the money to do it. And I would write a book and sell my art and handmade journals, etc. That's my made up me.

    Can you tell I would love to win this!! :):)

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    1. THANK YOU for the opportunity..
      1. Wonder woman is my fav and its because I love her outfit and she looks a-lot like my mom.
      2. If I had a zillion dollars the very first thing I would do is pay off all my peoples mortgage ..My family and friends..I would love for everyone to own there house..
      3.My deepest wildest dream is to be able to create in the day instead of going to work.
      4.I have never gone on a sabbatical .
      5.What I would most love to learn next is meditation and yoga.
      6.The scariest thing I plan on conquering is running 50 miles...
      7.What hold me back is knowing I am responsible for my kids. I feel my time will come but for now I am responsible for my kids..
      8.My favorite place to go is my blog...
      9.If I could embody someone it would be Elsie F.I love how creative she is.
      10.My biggest inspiration comes from my kids. Having no tv leads to having very creative kids and i love there art..
      11.A fun excited female.She dresses in lots of color and is never afraid to speak her truth. She loves art and creating wonderful things..she has cute short hair. she is a warrior art princess...

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  2. oooh. i'd love to win a spot. here goes.

    1.Who's your favorite Superhero (or villain)?
    mrs. incredible

    2.If you had a zillion dollars, what would you do?
    buy a home in europe, probably italy. and in santa fe. pay off my student loans. attend an art retreat every year. buy a tumbleweed tiny house and a gypsy vardo.
    donate time, materials and creative space to the community - i'm thinking that working with teen moms is in my future and a zillion dollars would help :p

    3.What is your deepest, wildest dream?
    to be the next shel silverstein (or, making successful art + poetry books!)

    4.Have you ever gone on a sabbatical? Tell us about it!
    ha. no. i'd love to. i need about a year to recoup from nonstop life, from being a mother before an adult. to get to know myself. i'd spend some time on a coastal town and read and write A LOT. a honeymoon would be nice, too, though.

    5.What would you most love to learn about or do next?
    i'm already *doing* (as in, in the process) several things that i love but i've always wanted to be a dollmaker. i think that's the next big thing on the horizon.

    6.What's the most daring, scary thing you'd really like to conquer?
    finishing my memoir.

    7.What holds you back?? (I will collect these answers & do a releasing ceremony!)
    i don't even know. i need that sabbatical. the answers really do come in silence. a house of boys is rarely quiet.

    8.What's your favorite place to go, collect your thoughts & get grounded?
    barnes and noble. also, the great outdoors. i usually settle for a park but love the mountains and jemez springs for true, organic grounding.

    9.If you could embody the essence of anyone (past / present), who would it be?
    i think we can't help but embody some of the traits of those we admire, especially as we figure out who we are and who we want to be. i can't think of anyone whose essence i'd like to embody, specfically, though.

    10.Who is your biggest inspiration? Artist / Writer / Speaker / Creative / Being
    so many. louise hay has been instrumental in my life. i love the art and spirit of alexandra eldridge, and wayne white is awesome (i've watched "beauty is embarassing several times this year). i wouldn't be who i was if i hadn't read margaret atwood. andy warhol and john lennon are up there, too.

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  3. 1. There was a show on when I was a kid called The Greatest American Hero. That guy! Because he wasn't really much of a "super" hero, but he did his best and did what he thought was right. And he was a teacher.
    2. Pay off the debts of myself, my family, and my in-laws. Move to Pt. Townsend, WA. Work full time (because I wanted to) writing and creating art. Donate a bunch. Create a non-profit for an organization that uses writing to heal for women and teens.
    3. The non-profit from #2. That's my deepest, wildest dream.
    4. No, but it sounds divine.
    5. I would most love to create jewelry that has a spiritual dimension to it. Something that you hold and has an energy.
    6. Quit my job. (Ahhh! I want it so badly but too afraid to even try.)
    7. Fear. Lack of $. Lack of benefits.
    8. My FAVORITE place is near the ocean. But I live in a landlocked state and rarely get to do it. So I guess my second favorite place would by my backyard...when the lawn has actually been mowed and the toys picked up.
    9. Joseph Campbell. Followed closely by Carl Jung.
    10. Professor Bear: He's a teddy bear who comes to life at night and writes people's blog posts for them so they sound brilliant!

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  4. What a wonderful opportunity Carissa! Thank you for the chance!
    1) Hands down - Wonder Woman.
    2) A zillion dollars - I think I would first pay off any debt of mine & that of family/friends, take everyone on a relaxing vacation, share it with causes dear to my heart, and travel Europe.
    3)Dream - a long, healthy life for my family & a business that keeps me home with my kiddies.
    4)I have never had a sabbatical. But, it sure does sound nice!
    5)I would love to start working on altered art canvases.
    6)What do I want to conquer? My fear, which opens up all kinds of things. :)
    7)What holds me back? I think insecurities, comparison, and that fear.
    8)I love going for walks, getting OUT into nature, relaxing with my family, and a good book store helps me get back to center.
    9)Jesus - unconditional love and selflessness
    10)There are SO many people who inspire me every day...but, my children inspire me the most.
    11)Hmmm, let's see... A sparkly, white unicorn (my daughter is obsessed with them right now - so it is what comes to mind)who spreads love & kindness where ever she goes. She sprinkles love glitter, leaves Starbucks on nightstands in the morning, grocery shops, and does laundry. :)
    Thanks you Carissa! Have a beautiful rest of the weekend.

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  5. What a fun giveaway !!

    1. Who's your favorite Superhero (or villain)?
    I don't think I have one, I guess I love more the «everyday heroes»

    2. If you had a zillion dollars, what would you do?
    Pay off our house, buy one for my mom in France so she would not have to rent anymore, save a big bunch for our daughters' studies *never know where the kids want to go to school, don't want money to dictate it, if possible*, I really wanna *finally* see the world. I would build a place near Nature to gather people all year long.
    Oh and as it is a zillion, I would have enough to rent a plane or two, and have my family come here in Canada for a HUGE gathering.

    3. What is your deepest, wildest dream?
    Continue to paint, and having people resonate with it. Shipping it all over the world.
    And I want to go in Space, too. (yes, this is two, I know).

    5. What would you most love to learn about or do next?
    I want to learn how to recognize the constellations in the sky.
    I want to learn how to make jewelry.
    I want to learn woodburning. abstract painting. shamanic journey *deeper than what I already know about it*.
    I'm always learning something.

    6. What's the most daring, scary thing you'd really like to conquer?
    Marketing my artwork to touch more people. It's scaring the hell out of me.

    7. What holds you back?? (I will collect these answers & do a releasing ceremony!)
    The fear that I would lose myself in the process of becoming successful.

    8. What's your favorite place to go, collect your thoughts & get grounded?
    Anywhere near the water.

    9. If you could embody the essence of anyone (past / present), who would it be?
    Buddha *see big or go home !*
    Sigmund Freud.
    Einstein.

    10. Who is your biggest inspiration? Artist / Writer / Speaker / Creative / Being
    hmm Tim Burton, Wayne Dyer, in general people who follow their guts and are not afraid to go on the less traveled roads, my Mom

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  6. A giveaway with some teeth to it. I'm game.

    1) Spiderman! I love the whole "shooting webs from the wrist" thing he has going. And I think his sarcastic humor is right up my alley.

    2) A zillion dollars is a lot. I don't think I would change my living arrangements much. I don't like to accumulate a lot of 'things'. But I do love to travel. I would do more of that. I would also like to anonymously 'gift' deserving strangers with cash and things they needed.

    3) That my children have rich rewarding lives and that they find fulfilling work.

    4) I have never taken a sabbatical, but I do think that I could go to the beach (not in the summer, I prefer the beach in fall or winter) by myself for a month and be very content. I am always with people and I would love the time alone. Hmm, maybe this should be the answer to #3.

    5) Crochet. I love the little Amigurumi patterns I see everywhere and I would like to try to make some.

    6) Skydiving.

    7) The thought that something will go wrong and I'll die (without learning how to crochet, see #5.)

    8) The shower or a long, long walk.

    9) Helen Keller. She was intelligent, persistent, brave, accepting, and had a love of learning.

    10) Women. The older I get the more I realize how lucky I was to be born female. I think we age so well. Most women I know are still growing and feel more energized than when they were in their 20's and 30's.

    Thanks. That was fun. Fingers crossed.

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  7. 1. Who's your favorite Superhero (or villain)? I’m kind of in love with Captain America. I love his old school way of thinking and love for his country.
    2. If you had a zillion dollars, what would you do? I would pay off all of our bills and my mom’s. Tell my mom that she doesn’t have to work ever again. Pay for my daughter’s College and buy her a home too. Buy our dream home. Give a ton to our Church and Charity. Man, the list could go on.
    3. What is your deepest, wildest dream? I want to be an art teacher and make a living with art.
    4. What would you most love to learn about or do next? I think I would like to learn a bit about water coloring.
    5. What's the most daring, scary thing you'd really like to conquer? Travel abroad and teach.
    6. What holds you back?? (I will collect these answers & do a releasing ceremony!) Fear, insecurity, fear of failure, fear of not being good or original enough.
    7. What's your favorite place to go, collect your thoughts & get grounded? My Art studio.
    8. If you could embody the essence of anyone (past / present), who would it be? Jesus
    9. Who is your biggest inspiration? Artist / Writer / Speaker / Creative / Being. Right now I am really inspired by Donna Downey. She is who I want to be when I grow up. She seems fearless and like she is really living her dream. I think she is a genius business woman as well.

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  8. These questions are too good!

    1.Who's your favorite Superhero (or villain)?
    Batman!
    2.If you had a zillion dollars, what would you do?
    Buy everyone I love a house, travel like there's no tomorrow (on my private plane so my bunnies can come sometimes, too), and give lots of money to animal rescues!
    3.What is your deepest, wildest dream?
    That my art mean something to lots of people and hang in museums and I go down in the art history books (there, I said it!). And that I own in a little house in the country that we restored ourselves with my loves, and travel to all the lovely places of the world.
    4.Have you ever gone on a sabbatical? Tell us about it!
    I have taken a few breaks, some by choice, some by necessity. I have certainly gone through painting blocks when sadness takes over. But with patience I come out on the other side full of ideas and inspiration!
    5.What would you most love to learn about or do next?
    I would love to learn to ride a horse bareback and get super awesome at archery.
    6.What's the most daring, scary thing you'd really like to conquer?
    Surfing!
    7.What holds you back?? (I will collect these answers & do a releasing ceremony!)
    Fear of failure. Procrastination.
    8.What's your favorite place to go, collect your thoughts & get grounded?
    If I lived closer, the ocean. Currently, my studio in the morning.
    9.If you could embody the essence of anyone (past / present), who would it be?
    Maybe van Gogh. I know he lived a tortured, sad life. But to be he was pure and determined and wholly himself. Such an original. I want to see inside of that brain! Pass the absinthe ;)
    10.Who is your biggest inspiration? Artist / Writer / Speaker / Creative / Being
    Hmmmm maybe Georgia O'Keefe (that gal knew what she wanted and she went for it!) or Frida (painting while injured in bed? The determination!). And as stated above, Vincent!
    11.Make up a crazy character and describe them + their hidden talents! There was once a lovely young girl who was a sleep painter. At night she would wander out of bed and create the most beautiful paintings. Every morning she would awake and discover what her sleeping mind had been up to!

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  9. Who's your favorite Superhero (or villain)? ~ *** I will always LOVE Superman played by Christopher Reeve ~
    If you had a zillion dollars, what would you do? ~ *** Pay off college loans, put kids through college, and use the rest to bless others.
    What is your deepest, wildest dream? ~ *** Good health and happiness based on family, friends, pets, volunteering, simplicity and art.
    Have you ever gone on a sabbatical? Tell us about it! ~ *** No ~ I wish!! : )
    What would you most love to learn about or do next? ~ *** I want to learn to create... I am drawn to mosaic (or just general gluing of stuff!) and wish to learn many techniques and incorporate them together somehow.
    What's the most daring, scary thing you'd really like to conquer? ~ *** Getting rid of all my clutter~stuff!!! Write a book. : )
    What holds you back?? (I will collect these answers & do a releasing ceremony!) ~ *** ME!! :D
    What's your favorite place to go, collect your thoughts & get grounded? ~ *** In a barn stall with a wonderful beautiful horse to hug!!!! Love love love it!!! (And don't have any horses, barns OR stalls of my own.)
    If you could embody the essence of anyone (past / present), who would it be? ~ *** A younger version (on the inside) of me. I could actually DO this!!! Cool question!
    Who is your biggest inspiration? Artist / Writer / Speaker / Creative / Being I love ~ *** I am super inspired by Shel Silverstein for all of his wonderful writings... I write poetry too and LOVE his style!!!
    Make up a crazy character and describe them + their hidden talents!
    ~ ***
    Poetry Girl ~ When she Poemifies Positively her Poems Impact the world for GOOD!

    21 Secrets ~ by Karrlin Bain

    21 Secrets
    I don’t yet have to tell
    I hope I’m invited
    To this bottomless well
    Of ideas and colors and dreams all unique
    My art longings are rising
    My curiosity piqued
    ~ ~ ~
    So much fine talent to cherish and learn from
    A live presentation to join in for everyone
    Secrets to learn in my home rain or sun
    ~ ~ ~
    Fine techniques to observe from heart’s talents that thrive
    I will soak up the learning and creatively strive
    To honor gifts shared through 21 Secrets Live

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  10. I love giveaways! ::crossing my fingers and toes::

    1. My favorite superhero is superman! I love that he disguised himself as a normal everyday person when he wasn't out saving the world!

    2. The first thing I would want to do with that kind of money is build a community on a tropical island and move my whole family there. Of course, I would donate as well.

    3. My deepest wildest dream is to one day enjoy the life of a traveler. I'd love to bounce around the country and attend summer festivals. I love music and art!

    4 no, but it would be nice. :)

    5. I've been trying to get comfortable with abstract painting. I always feel that I overwork my paintings. This is something that takes control, but I thought abstract was about letting loose.

    6. Driving. I'm scared to death to get behind the wheel.

    7. Dealing with anxiety and having mental images of the possibility of being in a dangerous situation.

    8. The Shower.

    9. Buddha

    10. Wayne Dyer. I'm reading one of his books now. Also, Ekhart Toll is a favorite. :)

    Thanks so much for this opportunity. Hope I win!

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  11. 1. Who's your favorite Superhero (or villain)?
    Wonder Woman! I always wanted a lasso of truth and golden bracelets that could deflect bullets.
    2.If you had a zillion dollars, what would you do?
    I would buy myself a huge art supply and build myself a cozy cottage off in the woods. I would also open up art centers in low income centers where children could come and learn art free of charge.
    3. What is your deepest, wildest dream?
    That would be to live some where in Glastonbury.
    4. Have you ever gone on a sabbatical? Tell us about it!
    Never have.
    5. What would you most love to learn about or do next?
    I would love to draw and sketch properly or maybe how to work with oil paints.
    6. What's the most daring, scary thing you'd really like to conquer?
    All my fears!
    7. What holds you back?? (I will collect these answers & do a releasing ceremony!)
    My fears and inner gremlin voices that tell me I'm not good enough hold me back.
    8. What's your favorite place to go, collect your thoughts & get grounded?
    Either in my room with candles or incense burning or walking out in our garden.
    9. If you could embody the essence of anyone (past / present), who would it be?
    There are too many to choose from, but then I'm not sure I'd want to embody them. Instead perhaps,
    learn and apply their greatest attributes.
    10. Who is your biggest inspiration? Artist / Writer / Speaker / Creative / Being
    My writing inspiration is JK Rowling. Artist: Connie and Danni are at the top of my list, followed by Picasso and VanGogh and a few other mixed media artists.
    11. Make up a crazy character and describe them + their hidden talents!
    She's a pretty, colorful Bohemian at heart woman with long flowing curly blonde hair with hints of red and sparkling blue eyes. Her talents are drawing and painting. Her singing and dancing is mesmerizing. And her cooking feeds and nourishes the body and soul.

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  12. 1.Who's your favorite Superhero (or villain)? Tank Girl, yeah I know not a superhero as such, just awesome though!!!
    2.If you had a zillion dollars, what would you do? Figure out how much I needed for me and my family to live comfortably for the rest of our years then give the rest away and also open a donkey sanctuary.....just because.....donkey's need homes.
    3.What is your deepest, wildest dream? To live happy
    4.Have you ever gone on a sabbatical? Tell us about it! Nothing for longer than a week or 2, it's good to take a break if you feel you need it though.
    5.What would you most love to learn about or do next? I have no idea, something good though ;)
    6.What's the most daring, scary thing you'd really like to conquer? My Agoraphobia (or Hermititis as I lovingly call it)
    7.What holds you back?? (I will collect these answers & do a releasing ceremony!) Old memories from my childhood/past
    8.What's your favorite place to go, collect your thoughts & get grounded? the woods or the sea
    9.If you could embody the essence of anyone (past / present), who would it be? Honestly I don't know!!
    10.Who is your biggest inspiration? Artist / Writer / Speaker / Creative / Being. Anyone who is striving to be a better person
    11.Make up a crazy character and describe them + their hidden talents! ooh I like this game. Bernard - He is a fuzzy wuzzy fluffling living deep in the forest, he plays all day among the fallen leaves and sleeps at night in the tallest of trees, his best friends are the deer and he has a talent for juggling acorns and making everyone laugh. He is the nicest fuzzy wuzzy fluffling anyone has ever met....or so I'm told ;)

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  13. BTW, Priya is the name. Will send you an email with my full name

    1. Who's your favorite Superhero (or villain)?

    Superman, he helps people out of his heart, it’s his calling.



    2. If you had a zillion dollars, what would you do?

    Move to Hawaii, buy a condo in NY, London, Rome, Mumbai, Paris and Buenos Aires. As a huge lover of art, I would invest in art programs throughout the world. Everybody should have the chance to explore their inner world and be creative.


    3. What is your deepest, wildest dream?

    Have my own successful company and employ people. Be a difference to many people

    4. Have you ever gone on a sabbatical? Tell us about it!

    Once a year I take a sabbatical in a green spot to connect with nature.

    5. What would you most love to learn about or do next?

    I would love to surf.

    6. What's the most daring, scary thing you'd really like to conquer?

    Drive a car on the highway


    7. What holds you back?? (I will collect these answers & do a releasing ceremony!)

    Accident a few years ago.

    8. What's your favorite place to go, collect your thoughts & get grounded?

    I love to spend time in the woods or the park, and visit the sea. The latter is not nearby, so, that happens once in a while.

    9. If you could embody the essence of anyone (past / present), who would it be?

    Krishnamachariya, one of India’s biggest yogi.


    10. Who is your biggest inspiration? Artist / Writer / Speaker / Creative / Being

    Walt Disney, I love his work, still enjoy it .

    11. Make up a crazy character and describe them + their hidden talents!

    “ A penny for your thought”, whispered the pencil doll.
    “ What? Are you kiddin’ me?”
    The pencil doll walked to my journal, drew a few lines, somewhere a curl, more lines and stopped.
    It was a house. The one, he was thinking of to buy.
    “ How?...” The pencil doll interrupted him.
    It wrote beautifully: Buy it

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  14. 1. Who's your favorite Superhero (or villain)? She-Ra! I know it shows my age, but I just loved the idea of a female warrior. Xena would be a close second runner-up.

    2. If you had a zillion dollars, what would you do? I would pay off my debt, buy a piece of land to outfit homesteader fashion, and create until the days fell. In all seriousness, I'd probably donate to several of my favorite charities, and give start up money for a home for mothers who are recovering from addiction.

    3. What is your deepest, wildest dream? To be a working creatrix -- to live freely and creatively in a way that restores and fuels my soul. To live in nature in a symbiotic way that doesn't destroy.

    4. Have you ever gone on a sabbatical? Tell us about it! Not really. I've gone on short walk-abouts on lots of occasions, but have never really been without a paying job.

    5. What would you most love to learn about or do next? I'd like to explore different media in my art, move deeper into self expression through trance/meditation art. I find it difficult to put aside sufficient time to do it, but its on my must-do list.

    6. What's the most daring, scary thing you'd really like to conquer? Fear -- of all sorts: money, financial burden, rejection, failure, etc. It is my quietly brooding companion. I work, little by little, to free myself of it, but would like to do something that really embodies a fearless attitude -- maybe ziplining? (Yes, I know it sounds somewhat random. Its how my brain works -- in symbols and such.)

    7. What holds you back?? (I will collect these answers & do a releasing ceremony!) Finances, time. I have 6 rescue animals in my home that cannot be kenneled, so I cannot leave them for more than a few hours. I have no regrets about that. It is my privilege to care for them. But, it will be a while before I can travel somewhere far, or overnight.

    8. What's your favorite place to go, collect your thoughts & get grounded? My living room. I've created sacred space in my home that gives me the absolute central peace that I've long desired. I also enjoy moonlight on the beach, since I live only about 12 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

    9. If you could embody the essence of anyone (past / present), who would it be? Wow! That's a tough, tough, tough one. I've got lots of heroes...Amelia Earhart, Annie Oakley...women with strength, who owned their own power, demonstrated determination, and went with it.

    10. Who is your biggest inspiration? Artist -Ellen Rice (her Strength of Woman series speaks to me) / Writer - Erma Bombeck (she had an amazing way of laughing and healing the most serious of circumstances) / Speaker - Alisa Starkweather (love her Red Tent movement and the ideology behind it) / Creative - Way too many to name; I love people who can make something from something else and have it be beautiful and useful / Being - easy! My granddaughter, Lilah, who is the light of my life.

    11. Make up a crazy character and describe them + their hidden talents!
    There once was a creature named Cloudy.
    People sometimes described her as dowdy.
    She was quite curvy and round.
    With lovely black hair, unbound.
    Her eyes were green ice.
    Her cheeks were right nice.
    She wore dresses and smocks to the ground.
    Breathy singing was always her sound.
    Most people didn't think twice,
    And certainly never thrice,
    When Cloudy came into town,
    In colors reminiscent of clowns.
    But Cloudy was special, you see.
    She lived with her soul wild and free.
    She wandered and danced,
    Chanted, sang, and romanced,
    Under the moon, by the sea.
    Her partner sometimes only the tree.
    And, as she aged well,
    Her story to tell,
    Her soul lived wild and free.
    And, Cloudy, is who I will be.

    Hoping to WIN! This was a lot of fun. Thank you for the contest!

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  15. 1 Underdog (remember that cartoon dog that Always overcame)

    2 I would open a Healing Center

    3 See #2 above

    4 No

    5 More of everything. This is not a cop out answer Learning is fun

    6 Fear of death – I mean I know what is on the side, but there is just something about not breathing that scares me

    7 I hold me back. I think there is a block in my right knee, sorta like a brick

    8 My inner space. It is a round tent like room & has a round cushy bed with purple and white linens. Through each opening of the walls I can enter a magical place; thus far I have been in a desert, on a beach, on the side of a mountain, in heart of a busy city, by a running stream. And my tent smells like my art studio. Sweet and arty and grounded

    9 Jesus – incredible!

    10 I can’t pick any certain person, place or thing, Life is an inspiration

    11 This one stumps me, so let’s call this one unanswered

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  16. 1. Spider Woman - I could climb buildings and look into famous artist's windows to see how they made their incredible pieces of art.
    2. A zillion dollars - I would keep enough for my family then the rest I would give away to friends and animal shelters.
    3. To open an art store.
    4. No I have not.
    5. I would like to try digital art.
    6. I always have the fear of losing the use of my hands, don't know what I would do if I could not create.
    7. The fear of doing something wrong.
    8. I get up early and sit in my favorite chair in my sun room with a cup of coffee. So peaceful !
    9. No one that I can think of, I like myself - I am not perfect, just me !
    10. I do not have one person, I like anyone who relates to me at that time.
    11. She is tall, dark hair and wears a long flowing dress (red I think). She can walk among us and can change any unhappy thought into good ones.

    Thanks ... this was fun !

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  17. Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Local Tamil News

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  18. Would so love to win a spot. Here are some answers:
    Who's your favorite Superhero (or villain)?
    Batman

    If you had a zillion dollars, what would you do?
    Give free art journal classes.

    What is your deepest, wildest dream?
    To sail the Greek Islands, fishing, cooking, writing and creating art and jewellery as a way of life.

    What would you most love to learn about or do next?
    To speak Greek.

    What's the most daring, scary thing you'd really like to conquer?
    Skydiving.

    What holds you back?? (I will collect these answers & do a releasing ceremony!)
    I'm caring for my husband full time and have an eight year old boy - too irresponsible of me right now.

    What's your favorite place to go, collect your thoughts & get grounded?
    The beach is a must for this.

    Who is your biggest inspiration? Artist / Writer / Speaker / Creative / Being
    Jesus Christ

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  19. This is such a great giveaway, thanks so much!

    1. Wonder Woman - a heroine fighting for justice, love, peace, and sexual equality, right on!

    2. Create, Inspire, Travel, Love, Give, Volunteer in the largest capacity I could.

    3. To be free.

    4. No, but I would LOVE to!

    5. I would like to make art journaling a bigger part of my creative life and find my personal creative "style". Batik painting and fabric design have both interested me for awhile. I'm always looking to learn something new!

    6. Quit my "day job"!

    7. Financial obligations and security, fear of failing, responsibilities to take care of my family.

    8.nature walk, coffee shops, creative spaces.

    9. Leonie Dawson - she is such light! So brave, authentic and self aware.

    10. Flora Bowley, Alisa Burke, Connie of Dirty Footprints, Lori Portka, Danielle LaPorte, Deepak Chopra.

    11. She is someone who can bring light, happiness and smiles to those stuck in dark spaces.

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  20. Hello, Carissa!

    Since I was a little girl, my fave super heroes have been: Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, & the Bionic Woman ~ empowered, strength (inner & outer), integrity, intelligence, & female!

    Mmmm...If I had a zillion $$$? I would love to send each of my nieces & nephews to collage, paid in full, all 12 of them + my son. I would travel the world w/ my husband & son. I would create an art scholarship fund to send woman who cannot afford to attend art retreats....online workshops...art school...& even provide girls & woman w/ art supplies. I would purchase land surrounded w/ trees, ferns, moss, & definitely near water to create an oasis for women to come to, to get away...to heal...to renew...filled w/ peace, love, acceptance, & art. And, most of all I would be able to afford to send my sister to the best of the best Drs in the world to help her extremely rare health issue that she is journeying through right now. Plus, so much more as a zillion $$ is, well, a heck of a lot a of free flowing cash!! :)

    My deepest, wildest dream: for my husband to retire early & travel w/ my loves.

    What I would love to do next: attend an in person art retreat.

    My fave place to go, collect my thoughts & get grounded: my deck that is shaded by an old gorgeous, grand walnut tree & barefoot in my backyard ~ 2 places I can visit almost instantly...but my all time fave place is near the water; especially, the beach. Mmmm....nothing more cleansing & relaxing than being near the water w/ sandy feet listening to the waves roll in, a breeze flowing through my hair, & the open sky above....w/ big fluffy white clouds as a bonus.

    Thank you so much for the beautiful, generous opportunity! ~H♥~

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  21. 1.Who's your favorite Superhero (or villain)? Wonder Woman, hands down!
    2.If you had a zillion dollars, what would you do? Start an artsy retreat for youth in foster care, along with scholarships for youth in foster care, maybe even have a farm that is like a large home for older youth in foster care, where animal therapy, art, music, creative energy to help them begin to heal and grow.
    3.What is your deepest, wildest dream? See # 2...LOL!
    4.Have you ever gone on a sabbatical? Tell us about it! Not yet, part of my bucket list!
    5.What would you most love to learn about or do next? Obtain my PhD in Spiritual Counseling
    6.What's the most daring, scary thing you'd really like to conquer? honestly, to take the leap of faith and make my dreams a true reality.
    7.What holds you back?? (I will collect these answers & do a releasing ceremony!) Fear of not being able to take care of my family financially.
    8.What's your favorite place to go, collect your thoughts & get grounded? I enjoy being near nature, mountains and waterfalls mixed together are my grounding places...but in a bind, just sitting on grass and giving and receiving energy from Mother Earth.
    9.If you could embody the essence of anyone (past / present), who would it be? My great grandmother, Jewell..her childhood story would inspire me....
    10.Who is your biggest inspiration? Artist / Writer / Speaker / Creative / Being: Samie Kira Harding, as an artist and an individual..
    11.Make up a crazy character and describe them + their hidden talents!
    Super Lara, peacemaker, healer of lost souls, creator of magical journays filled with pixie dust for all!

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  22. 1.Who's your favorite Superhero (or villain)? superman I always wanted to be able to fly at will

    2.If you had a zillion dollars, what would you do? Buy my family and close friends a new house and car, put my kids, my nephew, and my close friends children through college, also donate money to sister care and local community help

    3.What is your deepest, wildest dream? To be able to have the job of my dreams, sell my art work one day, and be able to travel all over the world one day

    4.Have you ever gone on a sabbatical? Tell us about it! no have never went on one

    5.What would you most love to learn about or do next? sculpting , I love creating with my hands a piece of clay can become anything your mind sees

    6.What's the most daring, scary thing you'd really like to conquer? my fear of heights, sky diving

    7.What holds you back?? (I will collect these answers & do a releasing ceremony!) my fears of not being good enough, failing

    8.What's your favorite place to go, collect your thoughts & get grounded? the lake or a peaceful beach

    9.If you could embody the essence of anyone (past / present), who would it be? queen Elisabeth, I'm fascinated with that time period

    10.Who is your biggest inspiration? Artist / Writer / Speaker / Creative / Being, my sister is my biggest inspiration, she give me strength, courage and the best advice, she is very talented with her art work too

    11.Make up a crazy character and describe them + their hidden talents! she would be a purple cloud, who could turn to rain,or steam at will, she would bring harmony to those who needed it the most.

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  23. An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

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