Art and Love from Me to You

5 Calendar Giveaway! Yay!

Thank you….on Thanksgiving!

All you have to do is tell us what you wish for yourself this coming year.

We’ll put all the names in a hat and pick 5 beauties to send A Year of Wishes Calendar!

Note: These calendars are “seconds.”  Perfectly imperfect calendars that curl up slightly at the bottom. They still work… the art work is just as vibrant and the wishes just as powerful… just thought we had to disclose.  We will pick 5 names on December 1st.

Lisa: So, let’s put some wishes out there. And let’s start from inside. I believe world peace is an inside job. (I wrote a prayer for peace for myself/the world that you can see here, toward the bottom of the page). If every individual were at peace within themselves; if everyone loved themselves, listened to themselves… Imagine! So what do you wish for you? Can’t think of anything? What to do wish for the your partner… your parent… the world? Ok, do YOU have that, embody that, or do that yourself??

Or maybe you have a dream that simply wants to manifest, be it an old one or a brand new idea! Let me tell you, when you put a wish (an intention, a prayer – all the same to me) out there it can manifest at light speed! I remember sitting on my yoga mat before a class about 11 years ago and a woman put her mat down next to mine. We said Hi and she said, “You teach yoga here, don’t you?” I explained that I taught other fitness classes, mainly kickboxing, but that I would LIKE to be a yoga teacher one day. Guess what… the teacher didn’t show up, so the manager of the gym asked me to teach it. Bam! Yoga teacher. I’m using this principle to someday soon have a Velocity session with the loving word-genius Alex Franzen. I emailed her, hoping the Universe was listening in as well, with my intention to have a day working with her. I would LIKE that!  (Ha ha! I just put it out there AGAIN!)  So… what might you LIKE to do?

Ok,we’ll go first:

Lisa: May I find joyful and productive ways to channel my gifts, and more love, into the world.

 Lori: My wish is that I continue to see obstacles and road-blocks as divine intervention leading me to even greater things- that I continue to see problems as exactly right, even when I do not yet know why.

Lori: I thought of this wish yesterday because, honestly, I ran into quite a few troubles with printing this calendar.  It actually panicked me at first.  But each problem lead to greater success and EASE with creating the calendar.  I am learning to trust that often a “problem” is just an indicator of a change in direction to something better.  I believe the problem is often divine intervention leading me down a path that is a better fit for me.  I am learning to trust that the universe’s vision is so much greater than my own.  I am learning to be intentional and then surrender.

We are so grateful for all of you.

With much love…Lori and Lisa.

PS: We listed 25 beautiful “seconds” calendars in my Etsy Shop for only $15.00.  They are perfectly imperfect calendars.  xo



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  • Lynnette November 24, 2011

    I wish for a deeper connection to the world around me.

    • Lynette, this is such a worthwhile wish — when this connection is strengthened, it seems to empower so many other aspects of our lives and quickens our sense of purpose. So may it be!

    • Lisa Sarick November 25, 2011

      Dear Lynette, Thank you for sharing this sweet wish.
      Much love.

    • Lisa Sarick November 25, 2011

      Oh, I forgot to say how much I loved your blog! You’re so creative in so many areas! <3

  • Jennifer November 24, 2011

    I wish for an abundance of inner growth that will reflect in outward business growth! 🙂 Thanks so much!

  • Karen beijer November 24, 2011

    I wish for expansion and growth for my inner world so that it will reflect in an abundance of love in my outward world.

  • Jill Locke November 24, 2011

    I wish for a life and home filled with love, peace, and beauty. I wish for good health for all those around me. I wish for kindness and love to replace selfishness and inequality in this world. I wish for you lovely ladies to be blessed for the beauty you bring!

    • Thank you, Jill, for including us all in your wish. May yours come true abundantly.

    • Lisa Sarick November 25, 2011

      Aww Jill! Thank you for that lovely wish for us! You make such fabulous things! The knitted tea set killed me … The cupcakes! Stop it. 🙂

  • Julie Daniel November 25, 2011

    I wish to do yoga on the beaches of Hawaii with my Kevin!

    • This sounds divine, Julie. I’m sure the vividness of this image in your mind’s eye will bring it ever closer, but in the mean time, the image will warm your heart.

    • Lisa Sarick November 25, 2011

      Julie! Hi! I am envisioning it for you too. That will be awesome! Love.

  • I wish to gain clarity on how i can help others strengthen the essential connections in their lives: with Self, with Others, with God/Spirit, and with Nature. I believe that no matter where someone is in their journey, these connections can be stronger. Nothing makes me happier than to connect people with other people or resources or tools that can enrich their lives.

    • Lisa Sarick November 25, 2011

      Dear Elizabeth, What a sweet mission you have. Thanks for sharing your wish! Love.

  • Julia November 25, 2011

    Oh, the beauty of this.

    I wish to let go of all that no longer serves me so that nothing stands in the way of the Light I am here to shine. And to guide others to do the same.

    I love you, Lori Portka. I love this calendar. I love what you are learning to trust: these words:

    “I am learning to trust that often a “problem” is just an indicator of a change in direction to something better. I believe the problem is often divine intervention leading me down a path that is a better fit for me. I am learning to trust that the universe’s vision is so much greater than my own. I am learning to be intentional and then surrender.”

    I too am learning, on a deeper & deeper level, that the Universe’s vision is so much greater than my own. And I am learning to let go and trust. Whew. What a beautiful thing it is to be walking side by side in all of this…so grateful.

    Sending you love today,


    • Lisa Sarick November 25, 2011

      Dear Julia, I am so happy through this to have found you and your website! What a light you are! I can’t wait to print my Truth cards. Thank you. <3

  • Ruth November 25, 2011

    I wish for total self-love and self-care. I’m working on it, slowly 🙂

    • Lisa Sarick November 25, 2011

      Dear Ruth, Thank you for sharing your wish. Your blog is so thoughtful and sweet. Thanks for all that too. Much love.

  • Lisa November 25, 2011

    I wish to find contentment in all areas of my life – even when life feels difficult.

    • Lisa Sarick November 25, 2011

      Hi Lisa. I love your Mountain Mermaid site! So thoughtful and authentic… Plus the name is great. 🙂 Much Contentment and Love.

  • ANgela November 25, 2011

    I wish to have my family together, sharing everything from meals, to laughter to the tougher stuff. And I’d love to also wish to see a rise in people’s community involvement.

  • Pamela November 25, 2011

    Thank you for the giveaway – it’s so generous of you. Your new calendar is marvelous!
    I have a stress fracture on my right foot and I wish to be able to wear shoes and boots again and walk in the woods.*~*~*~*~*

    • Lisa Sarick November 26, 2011

      Dear Pamela, Thank you for the compliment and for sharing your wish! Sending you love and healing energy. <3

  • rachel awes November 26, 2011

    thank you for the giveaway/your beauuuuuuuuutiful calendar!
    this year i wish for myself strength of purpose. thank you for asking because it’s prompted me to identify this. looooooove. xox

    • Lisa Sarick November 26, 2011

      Thank YOU, Rachel! I am so grateful to be discovering creative dynamos like you via Lori and this little calendar project. <3 <3 <3

  • Mare S November 26, 2011

    I wish to stop being daunted by the idea of perfection and enjoy life and my creative self.

    • Lisa Sarick November 27, 2011

      Thanks for sharing your wish, Mare! I enjoyed your creative writing too! Blessings.

  • Amy Palko November 27, 2011

    I am wishing that I’ll allow myself to take the brakes off and truly allow the divine to flow through me & find unique expression. Oh, and a holiday in the sun wouldn’t go amiss either 😉

    • Lisa Sarick November 27, 2011

      Hi Amy! Thank you for sharing those wishes. I hope they manifest quickly and easily and that you are in the sun in no time! I was on your website and was so struck by your beautiful message, inspiring story and masterful writing! You are so Divine. Much love.

  • Melissa November 27, 2011

    I wish for courage to quit my job in mental health & teach yoga full time. I wish for growth & acceptance by my family as I make that dream come true. I wish for beautiful love. I wish for never-ending happiness. I wish for a peaceful heart. I wish for self-acceptance. XO

    • Lisa Sarick November 27, 2011

      Thank you, Melissa, for sharing your wishes! Much love. And good luck in our calendar drawing! 🙂

  • Liberty November 27, 2011

    this is wonderful!
    I think there is something so powerful about sharing these wishes visually with others – putting them ‘out there’ to the Universe. Thanks for this opportunity 🙂

    I wish for complete physical health and I also wish for freedom from fear, confidence to stand up for myself.
    thank you 🙂

    • Lisa Sarick November 27, 2011

      Thanks Liberty! I <3 your mandalas! Love and health. 🙂

  • Christina November 27, 2011

    This year I wish to feel the magic of Christmas again. The connection to spirit, the love and laughter, the JOY of the season.

    Thank you for being generous 🙂

    • Lisa Sarick November 27, 2011

      Ooh, that’s a GOOD one! Thanks Christina for adding your wish. <3

  • Marcie November 27, 2011

    I wish to live my life with greater intention…for increased clarity..direction..and connection. Altho outwardly separate – am wishing for them to come together as ‘one’. What a beautiful post (and calendar)!

    • Lisa Sarick November 27, 2011

      Aww, thanks Marcie! I admired your beautiful photographs and lovely prose on your site… Thank you for that too. <3

  • Kyles November 28, 2011

    I wish to find balance in my life. I wish to better mother, wife, daughter, sister & artist. I think that just about covers it. Lovely blog. I just discovered it. Thanks.
    Kyles 😀

    • Lisa Sarick November 28, 2011

      You’re welcome Kyles, and thank YOU! Best wishes from me too for your creative life! Your portraits are stunning. <3

  • Mary November 28, 2011

    I wish to be able to find my spiritual self this season. With some friends who are also opening their minds to what is possible, I’m starting on the journey to believe in myself and God again…(Whatever you believe)…we all have something inside of us that we need to listen to more attentively. I wish to be able to at least open my mind to church, meditation and silence and find something to finally believe in.

  • Jules November 29, 2011

    My wish for myself for next year would be that I stop searching. That I relax and enjoy and stop the ‘monkey chatter’ that takes place in my leo brain and get in touch with my body.

    In fact that would be my wish. That I move my monkey chatter energy into my body and get in touch with my body like I haven’t ever done before. To put the analytical mind to one side and be in joy with my spirit. To feel full of peace. To know that all that I have is right there inside me, right now.

    Sounds a tad twee, but I spend so much time focusing on what I must be doing, more, more, more, that I don’t get into the practice of what is right here, right now.

    Thanks for asking this question Lori and Lisa. It’s good to have this time to reflect on it.

    I did right another wish for 2012, but it wasn’t for myself, it was for animals. Maybe I’ll post that one another time!


    • Lisa Sarick December 1, 2011

      Thank you for sharing that wish Jules, and for mentioning us in your own blog post… which I loved. xoxo

  • Lisa November 29, 2011

    Hi Mary! Thank you for sharing that. I am in love with your photographs!… I lived on Block Island a couple of summers in college and still love to visit my friends who live there and own the Rose Farm Inn. All the best. <3

  • Theresa November 29, 2011

    I wish for the wisdom to know the difference between yielding to my inner voice because it’s healthy and safe, VS. yielding due to some intangible fear and/or insecurity.

    • Lisa Sarick December 1, 2011

      Wow, that’s a good one, Theresa! Intuition or fear.. I often wonder. Glad I’m not alone. Much love. -Lisa

  • Raychel November 29, 2011

    My wish is that I would pursue what I really love after graduation and that I would continue to be myself!

    • Lisa Sarick December 1, 2011

      Thank you Raychel, for sharing that wish, and for trying to be the authentic You! Love.

  • Mindy November 29, 2011

    My wish is to stay present for whatever arises in my life. To fully feel the joy, pain, fear, excitement, love, and loss that I may experience. I don’t want to miss a thing!!!!

    • Lisa Sarick December 1, 2011

      Hi Mindy! Thank you for sharing this lovely wish. I love your very authentic blog too. I can relate to much … like baby and spiritual/yoga practice struggles, defining what I do, and staying present for it all. Much love.

  • Eydie November 30, 2011

    Such a beautiful calendar and a generous offering.

    Thank you for this invitation to openly manifest our wishes.

    My wish is…

    to create a greater sense of health and an abundance energy for myself
    to expand my creativity and share it with others
    to be a radiant and positive light for my daughter
    to be loving and mindful with my husband
    to be the light for others and to guide them to follow their hearts,
    listen to the quiet voice within, and know that their lives are filled with possibilities.

    • Lisa Sarick December 1, 2011

      Thank you Eydie for sharing here, and for taking the time to write on my blogsite as well. You are a generous and creative soul. Love.

  • Tara November 30, 2011

    I wish to simplify… get rid of tons of stuff so there’s more room to focus on what matters.
    I bought one of the seconds calendars, btw- VERY awesome! If anyone’s having second thoughts about a seconds calendar, don’t! It’s just beautiful. I’m hoping to win one to give as a gift!

    • Lisa Sarick December 1, 2011

      Thanks for saying that about the Seconds, Tara, and for sharing here! Good luck! Much love.

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