Saturday, September 1, 2012

Living an Art Filled Life! LaAFL!

Texting Lingo...  Web acronyms... Net speak... Quick Signature... Signing off... Ending a letter with sincerity and individually...

What could I use that isn't another trite standard closing like: Love, Sincerely, Lol, Respectfully yours, etc.? What would be unique yet something meaningful as my closing or text avatar expression? What would show who I am as an individual and what I hope for those I am communicating with? These are the thoughts that led to the discovery of my relatively new LaAFL! avatar signature.

What does LaAFL! (living an art-filled life) mean? What does it mean EXACTLY? Yet more than that - does anyone else care? Well... I  am setting out on a journey to discover the answers to these questions. I can travel alone, but I can learn more with others interested in discovering the many treasures to be found. Care to join in? Click "Follow by Email"  in the right column and you will receive an email each time another LaAFL! post is made. Join this month and receive a free Heartlocket Hollow Bookmark!

The desire to LaAFL! is one I have been searching for all of my life. I am passionate about art, love to create art, love to listen to and experience art. But... one has to live life. I have had to raise children, pay the bills on time, keep my world maintained and organized. One cannot always be surrounded by art unless they can earn a living creating art... or can they? Doesn't being surrounded by art mean going to the ballet or art museums? Well...

Art is so much more than what most people think. There is the art of conversation. There is art in romance. You will find art in nature or in new life. Art is a state of mind and a passion for being alive while not only seeing but enjoying those wonderful simple pleasures all around us. Bringing that consciousness into everyday - while you live life - is the goal. Accessing right brain vs left brain is the biological science behind this endeavor. Realizing that an artistic (aesthetic, creative, cultivated, cultured, decorative, dramatic, elegant, exquisite, fine, graceful, grand, harmonious, ideal, imaginative, musical, ornamental, pictorial, picturesque, pleasing, poetic, refined, rhythmical, sensitive, stimulating, stylish, sublime, tasteful) outlook on life will bring you peace, joy and a profound sense of being will be our goal. AND... that this can happen today and everyday for the rest of our lives! It is a created part of all of us human beings!

The destination will be the journey and visa-versa. The journey here at will be the purpose of my blogging presence online. Join me and we will take the journey together. We will explore artistic projects simple and complex. We will share the art in our everyday life journeys. We will live artistic phrases and accomplish artistic challenges! Your thoughts will be as much a part of the journey as my blog posts. Your comments will be valued and important as well as a learning tool for everyone who visits! We will discover the joy and fun of LaAFL! together. We will celebrate the peace and joy that living an art filled life brings! And the activity of the journey will be part of us Living an Art Filled Life!

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

 Introducing Merissia
MerFairee Extraordinaire

Meet Merissia....
HLH Studio's first MerFairee!
She is inspired by my daughter Tiffani.

Tiffani loves all things tropical marine. Created on the week of Tiffani's birthday,
I wanted to step out of my usual garden theme to imagine what a mermaid fairy would be like. 

Merissia resides here on studio grounds,
so she's adapting to pool diving, bird bath bathing and fountain showering rather that swimming in a stream or lake. Her hair is silver white so she shimmers while darting around from water feature to water feature like an evasive light reflection. She seems as happy swimming as she is flying about as her wings escort her wet or dry. I'll bet she sometimes ventures over to the enchanted spring, just beyond the HLH borders. I would, were I she.

Merissia's iridescent coloring acts as a built in camouflage, so she will venture bravely close to cat, human and dragonfly. She may be looking over your shoulder when you visit! I'll bet she swims with Jerry our yellow-bellied slider turtle when he gets a chance to swim in the pool. We are glad to add Merissia to our Pixee-Fairee menagerie! Look for her lovely fins and wings to be featured on Heartlocket Hollow Studio items in the months to come!

Send your ideas about what you would like to see her featured on and receive a free ACEO of Merissia! Make your comment below and we will gladly contact you for mailing address. Thanks for visiting HLH Studio!

Christie Marshall