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Inspirational Art of the Day – Circle of Life

 

We are all part of this earth. All interconnected meant to love each other, appreciate our surroundings, give it thanks and grow like everything else. 

I’m afraid though at this time it is questionable. More than ever I feel this urge to help in whatever I can through action. Whether a simple smile to someone, highlighting another’s work or attending an activism group.

I feel tides are changing to get us into the deep sea, forcing to see our reflection. That we must not keep on the way we are doing at the present moment. That our world is fragile needing us to protect and serve it.

Many risks are attacking us like waves wanting to crush us. But we must rise, swim with hope and take action. Like they say after the rain comes a rainbow. At times things have to fall apart in order for us to truly see what needs to be put together to complete the puzzle.

If we don’t then I feel we will be destined to perish, settling into dust, into nothingness in space.

I wanted my illustration to have a feel of connection between us humans (all races/gender), animals and nature. A guide of how each elements is important to the cycle of life. One missing piece like the bee, can be the collapse of it all.

This video below gave me tingles, leaving me with a sense of urgency. We must not let humanity fail. Like the video states what will save us is, love. Love of strangers, love of the future and love of the truth. Love does make the world go round.

Found a source in which you can make or become part of a local activism group to stand up for our rights and create rights for all living things. Stats have shown taking action locally will have a greater chance of your voice being heard to where collectively combined all these groups can make a grand impact for change.

 

With TLC,

 

 

 

Drawing Message of the Day – Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

With the women’s march at an end, I want to keep up the momentum. For us not to forget, to keep going, to keep our eyes open and ready for action at every turn that is against us.

My illustration of Rosa Parks is to remind ourselves that we too like her can continue to stand up for our rights. She never gave up even when she was taken to jail after not giving up her seat in the bus for a white passenger.

Many of us will never know the experiences people faced head on with this type of racism and inequality back in her day. But we must know that we are still experiencing some of this currently in our lives. Especially after this past President’s 2016 election.

Many of the signs at the women’s march stated, “we will see you nice ladies at the next Black Lives Matter march?” Now move than ever we must stand up for others that are not like us but are being deprived of the same rights. Equality for all for there should be no color in our eyes nor gender. Let’s not fail the ones that came before us. Let’s keep on keeping on.

 

With TLC,

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Inspiring Drawing Quote of the Day – Sleeping Beauty

Dream not only in your sleep but all day long. Have a vivid day dreaming each day of how you want your life to be. Feel it, see it in vibrant colors, smell it, make it seem as it is happening in real time. This could help manifest your dreams into reality. But remember to take action as well, fake it till you make it!

 

With TLC,

 

Drawing Poem of the Day – Princess and the Pea

My Drawing Poem of the day

Thoughts can be overwhelming and at times so confusing you do not know what is true or not. This is the time to sit up, be still and listen to your inner self. And asking be it in the form of prayer or just asking asking to yourself can help answer your questions. If these thoughts are a way of reaching your dreams, don’t have them sleep away.

 

With TLC,

Adios 2016: My Visual Survey of 2016 and wishes for 2017

 

Following up with Gala Darling’s post about her visual survey, I have answered back in visuals as well.

Many have stated this year as glad to be over due to being dreadful, upside down, sideways, topsy turvy and so on.  But it’s important to also note the good as well as the bad. To question how we can grow from it or how we grew from it and what we can do next.

Many highs and lows in my life, growing can be as they say growing pains. But we need this in the process to become our fully grown beautiful self.

The beginning of this year I was living alone and now I am sharing a new home with my loving man. We have had our ups and downs by adjusting to our quirks but in the end I have learned and loved so much from it.

So here we go with mine below and in Gala’s words if you wish to do a summary visual, “have fun with it. Add questions in if you want! Post your answers on your blog or Facebook, or even email them to your friends!”

2016 SUMMARIZED IN ONE PICTURE… 

Up and down and all around

AND… 

seeing the light but seems so far away and tiny to enter into

MY BIGGEST INSPIRATION IN 2016 WAS…

OPRAH!!! With her Super Soul Sundays to Supersessions I have learned and been enlightened

HOW I FEEL ABOUT THE REMAINDER OF THIS MONTH…

reminiscing and enjoying our current mother nature

MY 2017 VIBE…

not caring what others think, be confident and attain my dreams/vision

HOW I FEEL ABOUT MYSELF…

loving myself

HOW I FEEL ABOUT MY LOVE LIFE…

Joy, laughter, united, only eyes for each other

MY CAREER GOALS…

self entrepreneur

HOW I WANT TO DRESS ON A DAILY BASIS…

AND LIKE THIS…..

WHEN I’M FEELING UNSURE, I’LL REMEMBER TO CHANNEL THIS…

my inner fighter, my inner universe, my inner mother nature

AND THIS….

I WILL SPEND MORE TIME……

traveling

AND…..

reading, cuddling, my safe-haven

HOW I’M GOING TO ROLL INTO 2017…

with love

HOW I’M GOING TO FEEL AT THE END OF 2017…

in charge and conquering my dreams/visions in a colorful life

This was a ton of fun! And in Gala’s ending words, “If you end up doing this too, please let me know — I’d love to see your answers.”

With TLC,

How to Get Luck in Your Life

Drawing of Lucky the Dragon by Me

Drawing of Lucky the Dragon by Me

Above is my drawing I did for St. Patrick’s Day. I wanted it to be of a fairy tale mystic feeling using a dragon sleeping on a bed of four leaf clovers because how much more magical is that!

As the day came to an end, I thought of all the stories and myths behind this day. I feel that we can be lucky in all of our lives. We do not need to find the leprechaun at the end of the rainbow or a four leave clover to have luck.

Luck is within ourselves waiting for us to find it and bring it forth. One way finding your luck is meditating to be still to where you can find your innermost needs that your heart has been yearning for.

Another way is to write down what lucky incidences have come your way that day. Where it feels like a serendipitous/ah ha moment coming together too perfectly to be a coincidence.

Just recently I had a lucky moment during the SXSW festivities here in Austin,TX. My coworker and I decided to walk around during lunch to take advantage that we are located downtown where it was all happening. We stumbled upon an event that my coworker had heard by mouth that morning about it being fee and free cappuccino. We couldn’t say no to…yummy coffee!

SXSW Event - Speaker - Chris Guillebeau

SXSW Event – Speaker – Chris Guillebeau

I had no idea what the event was for when all of a sudden I saw their slide show about an author who was going to speak about finding what you were born to do. It all clicked it was Chris Guillebeau who has been interviewed by some of my favorite people like Marie Forleo. Sure enough he soon stepped on stage at the event and was talking about his new book, Born for This. I couldn’t believe we were hearing him speak for free and not only that he handed out a handful of free books that he autographed himself. Come to find out he was originally to speak earlier but he had to be moved to a later time, the time I happened to be there. This was a truly magical lucky moment.

Me receiving my free autographed book - Photo by Rafael Marquez

Me receiving my free autographed book – Photo by Rafael Marquez

So write down, take a photo or draw your lucky moments that you “stumble” upon and feel free to share with others! It’s like a leprechaun steering you to your pot of gold just need to look out for the signs!

I plan on writing a review of this book after I am done reading and next week to showcase all the free SXSW festivities that I attended!

 

With TLC,

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A Compilation of My Art Works for International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate this day I would like to share some of my top art works that I believe help empower/showcase women in the shining spot light. Hope you enjoy!

 

Eleanor Roosevelt Quote

Eleanor Roosevelt Quote

Wednesday from Adams Family

Wednesday from Adams Family (used reused ground coffee beans)

Super Hero Woman (reused ground coffee beans)

Super Hero Woman (reused ground coffee beans)

Spider Web Lady (reused coffee ground beans)

Spider Web Lady (reused coffee ground beans)

Frida Kahlo quote with my self-portrait

Frida Kahlo quote with my self-portrait

Rosa Parks Drawing

Rosa Parks

Cheetah Banana (reused banana peel)

Cheetah Banana (reused banana peel)

Love Yourself Ink Drawing (made during Valentine's Day)

Love Yourself Ink Drawing (made during Valentine’s Day)

I Love Me (reused chopsticks and fallen flower petals)

I Love Me (reused chopsticks and fallen flower petals)

I am Strong (quote from bible)

I am Strong (quote from bible)

 

 

With TLC,

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InspireShot #3 Find What You Love

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Photograph by Elisa Prell

As kids we were full of carefree moments. All we knew was going after what we love. Whether it was skating around an empty parking lot, swim racing, bike riding recklessly to the corner store, painting murals of rainbows or jumping into a muddy puddle covering yourself from head to toe.

These were fond memories of my childhood but slowly I have realized these times are slipping away because of my “be safe because we are suppose to do” choices. I had come to the point of becoming numb that it startled me into thinking what I was really here for. So I started to question what I really loved and think of all the possibilities to express this love. I suggest to write a list of what you love and next to each write actionable ideas that can be done to express this love.

Taking this photograph at the right time when this little boy was in between the two helmets was perfect timing. What drew me at first were the words, “Find What You Love”  drawn across the forefront helmet. It’s as if this boy’s future is shown before him either to ride the road finding what you love or ride the road that engulfs your love into flames like the second helmet. If not taken your mission will become ancient like the canvas of the motorcycle that lays in front of the two helmets.

Reminds me of a recent book I read, The Alchemist. This book is filled with adventures like a gypsy interpreting dreams, a spirit appearing as a guide, enemies in pursuit, nature talking, searching for treasure and above all else a heart leading the way.  I had an aha moment when right after reading this book I had received my daily Oprah newsletter notifying me she would be interviewing the author that Sunday. She had been trying to get an interview with him over 10 years and it was his first in America! It seems it was meant for me to read this book, correlate it with my life and recommend it to others 😉

As a kid I loved the writing portion of the yearly testing at our school. My 4th grade year is when I gained all stars on the fiction story portion and so was read out loud in class. I was terrified but thrilled at the same time to accomplish such a feat. The story was about a kid finding a secret attic filled with diamonds. I have decided to relive my childhood and write a little fiction story below. I challenge you to relive a fun childhood moment like skating, painting a self-portrait, writing a book, etc.  Share it with others and see where it leads you.

A story about a Superpower Helmet

There was a child who loved adventure. They dreamed big dreams. Blasting off to the moon, finding world peace, drawing a masterpiece….the dreams were endless. They played these dreams out wearing their super powered helmet. But as this child grew, their helmet was used less and less until it was tossed aside. The helmet asked one day, “Why am I being left behind?”

The child answered, “Well no one else uses one anymore, besides I have to grow up.”

The helmet protested, “But there is no such thing as growing up for growing up means growing into nothingness.” The child laughed it off and tucked the helmet into the darkest corner of their closet.

Their helmet was alone only having the child’s dreams to hold on to keeping hope that one day they would return.

Years and years past and soon this child was a grown person. They slowly started to feel sick inside. They visited many doctors but no one had the cure. In their darkest moment they suddenly heard a tiny voice.

It softly said, “before you lose everything reach out to me. Try me on no matter how afraid you are. For facing fear head to head is the source to becoming a superhero.”

They were at the brink of losing it all so they took heed of this voice and thought of their helmet.

They reached far into the darkness, dusted off the cobwebs and plopped it on their head. Together they pursued the highway of life. Discovering doing what they loved was the mission of life.  And the helmet thought to himself, “love wins.”

*Bonus audio episodes:

This Chalene Johnson show is about recovering from setbacks and disappointments. She starts with a story about a man’s love for motorcycle riding and how he started living because of this.

As well as the James Altucher episode of how to turn fear into money where he and his wife (who I love!) mentions the Alchemist book.

 

With TLC,

Elisa Prell