I haven't done a 'fly on the wall' blog for ages, so I thought I'd show you the creative process behind my pastel poppy artwork called, 'Orange Poppies on Blue'. Yeah, I know...really original title. Named so because: the poppies are orange and, it's been done on blue Canson pastel paper. Where do I come... Continue Reading →
If you've ever considered trying out #meditation - now is the time! And it's MUCH easier than you think with heaps of benefits!!!
Other audio articles you may enjoy: Audio: How to Stop Being a Doormat! (via Higher Self YouTube Channel) Audio: 12 Things Successful People Do (via Higher Self YouTube Channel) Audio: 1 Common Mistake Using the Law of Attraction (via Higher Self YouTube Channel)
Find out how to stop people from using you. Article read out by Cherie Roe Dirksen for Higher Self YouTube channel.
Be Honest With Yourself Are you easily offended? When you take something personally or are affronted, you are — in a claustrophobic little nutshell — agreeing with what has been said about you. Does this ring true or are you shaking your head profusely? When you feel offended you are agreeing with the offender because it... Continue Reading →
What's it About? This painting is from the perspective of the person coming out of the woods onto the path. It's a pause for observation or perhaps even hesitation. Who is coming out of the woods and where are they heading? Are they coming home? Are they entering a new phase of their journey? Are... Continue Reading →
Keep on aligning yourself to your 'new' vision especially when you feel that sinking feeling in your stomach (solar plexus) when thinking about the distress it may be causing (keep alchemizing it!).
If there is ever something to remember about anxiety it’s this: one step at a time! You’re amazing and you’ll do it all, only if you tackle what’s in front of you now. As my dear mother used to say, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’.
You've probably realized by now that you are the one creating your life experience by what you're feeling and doing in this NOW moment. Your past does not define you but your present shapes your future.
It is said that the magic word, ‘Abracadabra’ may have Aramaic origins meaning ‘I create as I speak’. #magic #selfhelp
Templeton Universe is on a roll this year with releasing our music videos 🙂 Here is the latest video for 'Weatherman' (just click on the picture to view) — a raunchy, indie rock song: If you enjoyed this video you may also enjoy: DISENCHANTED by TEMPLETON UNIVERSE
Templeton Universe has released their music video for 'Disenchanted' and it'll make you think about life, the matrix, the bible - all the juicy stuff!
Ponder for a moment: are your beliefs holding you back? Are your thoughts aligned with your heart (innate) or your head (ego).
It can be darn right frustrating watching people around you manifesting their hearts desires and there you are feeling like you couldn’t conjure a pig in a poke! What’s wrong with your Law of Attraction prowess?
Here's the million dollar question: How do I get people to notice/buy my work? This article can pretty much pertain to every trade out there, however, I will be focusing mostly on art and visual products. Do you have something you want the world to see and take note of? How do you get... Continue Reading →
To be kind is a good trait. To help others out when you can is a good trait. To be used as a doormat is not a good trait. To help others when they can, themselves, do the job is inhibiting their personal growth and development.
In a world where almost everything seems to be competitive and the yearning for success is rife, take heart in knowing that you can benefit greatly by learning from others and how they manage and maintain success in order to establish a winning formula for your life
A Call to all Potential and Existing Weirdos! Destiny, fortune, luck, kismet — are these all words you associate with ‘weird’? Well, believe it or not, the actual meaning of this repudiated word ‘weird’ is all of the above. As an adjective it suggests something uncanny or supernatural and as a noun it is a... Continue Reading →
Why Should I Bother With Creativity? I’m going to answer that question with another question. What better way to gift yourself than to spend some quality time expressing your inner feelings and desires? Creativity is for everyone, not just arts and crafters. Look at how the creativity in others touches your own life. Let Me Paint a... Continue Reading →
Cherie Roe Dirksen reads out her article describing 12 attributes of the successful and how to define success for yourself. #success #motivational #inspiring #healthylivingtips
Catch my article, 'Go Slow to Speed Things Up', being read out loud (by me :D) on the Higher Self YouTube Channel below: https://youtu.be/fWdqJ_FkssI Subscribe to the Higher Self YouTube channel HERE Other audio articles you may enjoy: 1 Common Mistake Using the Law of Attraction Audio Go Slow to Speed Things Up (Audio Video) Audio Article... Continue Reading →
I'm pleased to announce my collaboration with the popular YouTube channel, DNA Awakening (don't forget to subscribe!). Here is the first audio video for my article: How to Redesign Yourself From the Cellular Level and Beyond... https://youtu.be/jv0bfa_oLA8 Other audio articles you may enjoy: 1 Common Mistake Using the Law of Attraction Audio Go Slow to... Continue Reading →
Catch me reading my article about synchronicity on the Higher Self YouTube channel below: https://youtu.be/3gtYw9kKTG8 Subscribe to the Higher Self YouTube channel HERE Other audio articles you may enjoy: 1 Common Mistake Using the Law of Attraction Audio Go Slow to Speed Things Up (Audio Video) Audio Article on Synchronicity Redesign Yourself Audio Video The Secret Ingredient to Happiness Audio
"When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future." Bernard Meltzer #forgive
Every time I look back at the tougher times of my life, I can see there was always an illuminating teaching for me. You can very rarely feel it when you’re in it. It takes time to work through grief and heartache — which is perfectly natural and everyone’s period of mourning is different — just don’t get lost in the past.
When you learn to use synchronicity, you’ll start to follow the breadcrumbs to fulfilling your dreams. Be careful of shrugging events off as mere coincidence because that’s exactly what they’ll become. #synchronicity
https://youtu.be/-T-NWhEvgvU Don't forget to check out HIGHER SELF YouTube channel HERE
When we communicate with our hearts we first open a space for dialogue to begin. A dialogue that is receptive as well as giving — where you give a person a chance to speak and they reciprocate.
A Phoenix, Some Crocs and the Djinn I was experimenting with a few of my original paintings and put these three together - I think they look rather spiff altogether as a triptych, what do you think? (click on picture to take you to my gallery): Other articles you may enjoy: The Art of Pastel... Continue Reading →
Remember Timon and Pumba from the Lion King? Their favourite saying was, 'Hakuna Matata!' which means 'no worries/problems'. Be like Timon and Pumba! #worryquote #quoteoftheday #quote
This is a tribute song to Anne Frank abstractly called 'Facebook Status' by Templeton Universe. #annefrank #templetonuniverse #facebookstatus #headspace
After I do the pour, I extract objects/faces/weird things out of the shapes in the paint. The painting I'd like to introduce you today to is called 'The Trickster'. #art #studio #paintingtechniques #cherieroedirksen #acrylicpour
When you block someone from giving, you are stopping that vital energetic exchange from circulating. How would you feel if your gifts weren't received?
The present moment is bliss, peace and tranquility. It is a tool to help you to find clarity. But intrinsically it is the place where we are most at peace with ourselves and the outer world. If we could all operate in this space a lot of problems would be alleviated. #meditation #peace #CherieRoeDirksen
Saying no doesn't make you a horrible person — you are merely a person with healthy boundaries. #selfhelp
The audio for article, 'How to Redesign Yourself from the Cellular Level and Beyond' read by Cherie Roe Dirksen
Smiling at strangers and laughing until you wet yourself are one of the 2 most important things you can do for a healthy life. It literally can heal you.
I've been experimenting in the studio with my favourite colour a t the moment — gold. I can't stop myself from adding highlights, splashes and just general copious amounts of gold to my paintings. I have finished 2 little zebra paintings with these gold overtones and just love how they've come out. I can't seem... Continue Reading →
It's been a while since I did an art blog and it's been an even longer while since I did one of my pastel poppy drawings (it's actually been years! I've been mostly painting in acrylic these days). I missed using pastels so I decided to do a BIG poppy artwork and photograph the process... Continue Reading →
Tibetan Wisdom Most of us want an abundant, full life. I stumbled across a beautiful Tibetan proverb on my facebook feed that really made sense. Let me share it with you: "The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure" How simple is that? Eat half —... Continue Reading →
“If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.” — The Duchess (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) Hmmm, yes. What is it about human nature that keeps our noses continuously stuck in other people’s affairs? I'm sure we've all been lured into, blind-sided or even voluntarily stepped... Continue Reading →
Dining on a Rancid Take-Out Menu As society and the media pumps out more pandemonium, bedlam, jiggery-pokery and mayhem for our global dining-room table consumption, one wonders just how much more one can take? The ways we cope and react are numerous. One can spontaneously break out into interpretive dance (as mentioned in my 'heart talk' article, which you may find interesting... Continue Reading →
If you truly want what you say you want, you’re going to be driven to try any and every avenue. The world is your oyster, so crack open the Tabasco sauce and start slicing up those lemons!
A small way to help with any community or town’s recycling challenges is a fantastic new thing (I’ve recently discovered via my facebook feed) called ECO BRICKS.
When you fling yourself out the door of familiarity into the wild and exciting wilderness, always remember that there is never failure only feedback. #comfortzone #selfhelp #cherieroedirksen
When it comes to concerns about life’s uneasy or potentially disastrous situations, we start to worry. I don’t think there is a single person in this world that hasn’t experienced a copious bout of the collywobbles in their lifetime — but why do we do this? #worry #selfhelp #cherieroedirksen