Art and Love from Me to You

Exhibition Poster!

 

Yay!  It feels real now because I have an official Hundred Thank Yous Exhibition poster!  I am so excited to get these printed and spread around.

I have 7 more paintings to make. Seven!  Wow.  I’ve noticed that since I have been pouring my heart into all of the paintings there hasn’t been a lot of extra creative energy left for writing. But that’s OKAY because plans are in the works!  I’ve been writing an outline and making lists of ideas and shooting short videos.  I am putting together a book and ecourse from all I have learned from doing this project.  The goodness has overwhelmed me.

Plus, there is soooo much artwork– all created with the highest vibration of gratitude and love- I have ideas for kits and collections and cards galore.

AND, I am starting a new video interview series called, What’s Real!  I am super excited about it.  The first interview is with Hannah Marcotti (I adore her.)  I discovered that I love to interview people.  I care, I have lots of questions, I keep it heartfelt.  It feels so perfect for me.

So in this quite and grateful painting space I have been living in, lots of other goodies are emerging and waiting to be born.

I once heard Lady Gaga talking about her creative process.  She described it like standing on one side of a door for a while, struggling, then breaking through and opening it, walking fully into the other side of the song where everything flows easily.

I can relate to that right now.  I feel like I am standing at a door.  I am about to walk through it.  I believe everything is all unfolding exactly as it should be.  It feels like things are lining up for me right now.  Like I am connected and supported.  And I am wildly happy (I can’t stop listening to Jason Mraz and singing loudly.)  And flooded with gratitude (to the point of watery eyes nearly every day).  I’m also scared and a little stressed (I’ve started clenching my jaw again).  But most of all, things feel exactly right.  Like I am stepping into my power- the fullest expression of myself.

Does that sound dramatic?  It turns out that it is emotional and a little draining to make 100 paintings for people I adore.  It has created a space in me that is sort of uninhibited and open-hearted.  It is hard to describe.  I am different since doing this project.  I’ve stretched my ability to love.

It turns out that even though I am giving away all of the paintings as gifts, I believe I have received the biggest gifts of all.

 

{ 21 comments… add one }
  • Lynnette April 26, 2012

    I am so excited for you! May your door fly off its hinges as you make your way through. =)

    • LoriP April 27, 2012

      Lynnette, thank you so much! xoxo

  • Renee Laux April 26, 2012

    That is so wonderful Lori! I will see you in June !!!! So exciting! 🙂

    • LoriP April 27, 2012

      Yay!!! Thank you Renee! <3

  • Alia April 26, 2012

    Lori, this is so inspiring and beautiful. I wish I could be at the exhibition. It would mean the world to me. My heart will be there filled with such gratitude and love for you. You are living your purpose and inspiring me to live mine. Thank you with all my heart.

    • LoriP April 27, 2012

      Alia, I so know you will be there in your heart. I adore you Alia. I’m so happy we’ve connected from so far away. xoxo

  • Ruth April 27, 2012

    Eeee Lori, this is so exciting 🙂

  • A April 30, 2012

    Generally people are interested in getting. You are so excited about giving. It’s amazing that you found 100 people to thank. It is a blessing. ‘Stretching the ability to love’: I really love that line. Perhaps in your case much effort isn’t required. Some people are destined to love.

    • LoriP May 27, 2012

      “destined to love” made me tear up. Thank you <3

  • Julia May 1, 2012

    Whew! Lori! I’m just zinging with excitement for you! I’ve been thinking so much about the word “THRIVE” lately. YOU, my beautiful, open-hearted friend, are the picture of thriving. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to be a witness to your incredible unfolding/blossoming.

    Oh, I adore you!

    Congratulations on it all!

  • Marcie May 6, 2012

    Truly inspiring! Wish I could be there for the show!

    • LoriP May 16, 2012

      Marcie, thank you!!!<3

  • JOanne May 14, 2012

    Lori, Congratulations on completing all these inspired paintings. Your description of the effort, fear and rewards mirrors the feelings of parenting!What a year. I look forward to your big show.

    • LoriP May 16, 2012

      Joanne- I am thrilled to see you here 🙂 I would love if you could come to the show. I sent you an invite a few days ago, although it is open to everyone. xoxo

  • Liv @ Choosing Beauty May 16, 2012

    I’ve been crazy the past couple of weeks and missed this post. Oh, oh, oh, the goodness! Just that poster alone got me choked up with pride for you. Love how you are SHINING, my friend.

    • LoriP May 16, 2012

      Thank you, Liv. So so much.

  • Marcie May 23, 2012

    I know I’m a little late here…But wanted to say that this is so beautiful!! Can’t wait to see where this project leads…who you become in the process.
    You are so inspiring!!

    • LoriP May 27, 2012

      Marcie! Thank you! <3

  • Megan May 24, 2012

    Congrats on the exhibit – sooo exciting! Annnnd congrats on finishing your paintings! Such a lovely idea for a project.

    • LoriP May 27, 2012

      Thank you so much Megan 🙂

  • I so wish I could have attended.

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