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Monday, August 30, 2010

Gratitude a New Project Day 13! - Kelly Tye

The reason I wanted to write about this person today after some long consideration was because even though things in life change I am still really greatful for people and the imput/impact they have had on my life.

This woman, Kelly taught me how to look after myself on the outside. How to make myself feel better on the outside and ultimately that filters through to the inside.

She is the sort of person who is confident and strong willed, she can be black and white about situations which I like about her and admire because it sometimes balances out the emotion that I have.

Kelly is the sort of average every day person who has attention to detail and makes her stand out from the rest because of it.

Kelly has inspired my art for many years showing me the little things that make a masterpiece.

She loves to have a good time and its easy to relax around her when you are in her company. Kelly has been a good friend of mine for many years now and was around me during the toughest years which for many years I have been greatful for.

Kellys colours are Reds, oranges and yellows, showing that she is a grounded person with personal conviction and emotion (on the inside.. she rarely show this to others)

Today I am greatful for the imput Kelly has had over the years as I now move forward to the next project, she will always be important to me no matter what path we all take.

So today I am greatful to Kelly.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gratitude a New Project Day 12! - The Inch Family

I thought quite hard about the fact that there are people in my life that I have formed friendships with that are not always easy and have ups and downs, and I decided that I am still really greatful for those people in life because they teach me so much about myself and how to be a better person. How to retreat to my art and paint and then push myself harder.

I love the Inch family for so many different reasons.

They are a tight knit and loyal family.. I really admire that about them.. They are incredibly hardworking and honest people. They have this grace about them where they have learn to quiet themselves and not push opinions..

I have already talked about Rod, but today I wanted to talk about some of the other members..

Di is really special to me, I have seen her grow over the past 8 years into a stronger and more confident woman. Di is incredibly witty and intelligent, and very loyal. It has taken a long time to get to a relationship with Di where she trusts me but now that we are like that with each other she is so fiercely loyal.. I love that about her. Di can be the most kind and giving person to those who know her best and she is also cruisey where she doesnt hold grudges, she can put things aside and move on... I wish I could do that more!!

I am greatful for Nicki because she has morals. I love her groundedness and how she is loyal to her family. I love how giving Nicki is, but only when she means it. Nicki challenges me to be a better person, and we have alot of laughs when we get together. Nicki can be serious too like me and she allows me to speak my mind, which is incredibly important to me. Nicki is protective of those she loves and hard working.

Harold works so hard, and he is really funny! he has these quirky little talents that make you smile and think hes a young man. Harold gives to his family like no other father. He is strong willed and at times has different a outlook in life, but thats what makes him. He has soft eyes, thats what I always see, that through any exterior stuff his eyes show his heart. I know at times its a struggle, but Harold has a heart of gold underneath, and if it wasnt for his and his families hard work, we wouldnt be here and I wouldnt be so lucky to be able to paint and create the way I am.

Grandad and Grandma Inch
Man they are funny! I love how they support and encourage me. Grandma is always willing to give me new ideas and Grandad would do anything for anyone. They are extremely hardworking private people so I wont be writing much more but I am so eternally greatful for the imput through good times and bad that this family have on my life

Today I am greatful for the Inch Family xx

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Gratitude a New Project Day 11! - Chavah Kinloch

The reason I wanted to write about this lovely soul without even meeting her is because I have found her a great source of inspiration for my art.

Chavah is an extremely giving person who is incredibly intelligent and kind.

She inspired me to begin writing my own blog after following hers for sometime. Chavah is a member of the NZ ART GUILD and we have had a electronic friendship (lol) for sometime now. She Gives to so many people and never turns down an opportuntiy to help another. She wrote this wonderful interview on me

Chavah is quite special in the fact that even though we have not met in person i just know that she is there if I want to talk about anything.

Please go check out her blog it truelly is amazing and inspiring!

Chavahs colours are oranges, showing her emotional side, green showing her heart and reds showing her grounded nature

Thank you Chavah for always inspiring me today I am greatful for you!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Gratitude a New Project Day 10! - Dee Innes

This woman is one of a kind. She is one of the biggest mentors I have in my life when it comes to my art. She is this woman that everyone respects because she has grace and love in her heart. She knows the value of hard work, She knows the value of supporting young people in achieving thier dreams.

Dee has been one of the small group of people in Selwyn Arts that has supported and ecouraged me from day one. We have formed a friendship over 8 years that has helped me develop not only as an artist but as an independant woman.

No matter what social status Dee has always treated me as a special girl that has ability. She always , always made me feel that I am worthy as a person.

Dee loves the arts, She loves people and is kind and giving. Dee allows me to try new things and is never afraid of change. I never hear her speak ill of another and to be honest in the mall community we live in this is an amazing quality.

Dee is the sort of woman that would give everything just to see someone else happy and to be honest Dee you make my heart smile every day.

I feel safe with Dee. This is something that doesnt come easy. I am so greatful for your experiance, advice and support. Thank you for never judging me, for loving me for who I am xx

When I think about Dees colours I see pink and yellow, personal power and strength. Unconditional love but then this beautiful deep brown comes through showing her connection to nature and her stability.

Dee has learnt alot over her time, worked hard and gained phenominal support from those who love her because they value what she does. Dee is the sort of person that doesnt come along every day and to be honest with my art career, as a 30 year old woman still learning to live, I am so so greatful for her input in my life.

Thank you Dee for being in my life today i am greatful for you xxxxx

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gratitude a New Project Day 9! - Vicky Oliver

This woman was the starting point for my art. She was the person that many years ago said to me "you have heart and Talent.. Go for it"

Vicky has taught me so much about marketing and how to be a better person. Her unconditional love for me helped me see worth in what I did, her encouragement helped me grow as a person and helped me live to my full potential.

Vicky is the kindest person I know, she gives because she understands and she cares. She has been through incredible opposition during her life and she has had to fight some difficult battles including one that nearly killed her and she has come through it with the greatest love you could imagine.

Vicky will be there for you no matter what, people do not give vic the credit she deserves, sometimes people get caught up in the day to day stuff and they forget that Vicky sees a bigger picture. She has a beautiful family and I am very lucky to be a part of her life.

Vicky is loyal, kind and passionate. Shes driven and motivated and no matter how tough it gets she will stand in her truth. She never has agendas to hurt others she always speaks with calm and she has amazing talent with her Holistic Pulsing.

Through her Pulsing sessions I learned so much about myself, I learned to see the colours, release old hurts and move forward in life.

Vic has this beautiful blue around her all the time, shes a communicator, she has imense warm pink that radiates around her and this stunning purple that shows her gift of spirit.

I will always Love Vic and Remember that she stood and believed in me when nobody else did. I am so so greatful for Vic today for I would not be here if she wasnt my support and friend.

Thank you so much vic for all you have done for me xx Today I am greatful for Vicky Oliver xx

Gratitude a New Project Day 8! - Moana

This woman,  is a wee gem that lives not far from me.. A mother of 6 kids she is one awesome lady.
Moana is my de briefing person. you know, the one where I can go and say anything at all to her no matter how absurd and she will never judge me.

 She has this amazing outlook on life and love that is so unconditional. They say that you are as good as the people you hang around with and if this is true then I am one lucky girl.

Moana,( momo) Is there every single day saying "mate, ITS OK TO BE YOU" that speaks volumes. When you feel alot and you are an emotional person, for whatever reason it doesnt matter about the emotion even if on the outside she doesnt show the same.. (yes momo you are emotional lady lol). She is just there for you.

Man we laugh about silly stuff every day and I exercise with her and for once have someone who motivates me! Yes .. miss motivational (me) needs people to motivate her!

 I love that I have kind friends like momo in my life to keep me going when I think its too tough.

Moana is a private person and it has taken me many years to get to see the core heart that she is. She is someone who has seen rougher times but wont say. She is quietly proud and confident. She is an inspiration to me every day and her colours are spectacular. She is an earthy Red and deep green person with these warm blues around her but subtle showing her need for private life but communication to the world from her heart.

Moana has this thing where she is just her .. no agendas. I love that about her. I love her family her sense of family and how she has embraced mine.

I will always be friends with moana because she is the sort of person who will encouracge me without envy for as long as we live she is the sort of person I can share lifes ups and downs with, she helps me see that i am worthy. She is an amazing woman who I should be more like! She is incredibly supportive with my art and she was there for three days of my exhibition. Cleaning cooking and organising to make my night a success .. for me! Amazing
Thank you momo xx today I am greatful for you!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Gratitude a New Project Day 7! - The Janz

The reason I am doing this next gratitude painting as a joint one is because this Dynamic Duo go together.

Jan Thomas and Jan Crossley are the owners of Malvern News Darfield. The thing that I love most about them is that they are so willing to support the locals, The moment I met Jan C at my first exhibition at the selwyn gallery and she was with her friend for dinner. I was so humbled by her lovely comments about my work on that day and man my work was no where near the level it is now!

She was always willing to encourage me to the next level, to push myself harder and laughing along at my stories. Jan is the sort of person who has this heart of gold that radiates out to all that knows her.

Jan T is a little more quieter, doesnt gossip and super kind. She bought one of my paintings and her family, Penny and Dee have been an awesome support. Meeting Jan happened through her mum, Penny was always supportive of my art right back when I first started painting and Dee and myself were great friends too.

Jan is this person thats willing to be there for people even if she doesnt know you well.

The both of these ladies as a team have been one of the reasons I have become so well known. They always support me, my stories, my pasion and for that you can never sort of pay back the amount of kindness they have shown you and your dreams. It was thinking about these people that inspired me to write this blog. To give back a gift like no other.

To give people real thanks for just how much they mean to me.

Jan T has beautiful deep blues and deep red earthy colours showing her grounded dependable nature and Jan C has these successful colours drive and passion yellows and oranges cant wait to see this painting!!

Thank you janz for being there and supporting my career. Thank you for making me feel successful.

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