I am Y.'Vette! Welcome to my personal blog. I write about that which I am passionate within the realms of music and art. My goal is to post regularly about my thoughts on the subject. I will not think about it too much...it's my way of moving with the Spirit and the flow. Hope you enjoy it!!!
|Posted on May 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM||comments (9)|
Thinking about my life and my dreams and aspirations. One thing I know for sure is that I always try to help and be helpful. It's the teacher instinct in me...wonder why I did not become a teacher - LOL! Best intentions are often misunderstood. This is why I tend to steal away during my quiet time and commune with my Savior...He alone knows my thoughts, and most importantly the intentions of my heart. He has my back.
My art's purpose is to breathe life and to inspire. I just uploaded my latest work entitled 'the Guardian'. I hope you see it as the heavenly being it was meant to capture...someone unlike us but still there to guard us and help to protect us. But remember, He alone is our Ultimate.
Peace and love!!!
|Posted on April 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
I just completed the 10-day Green Smoothie Cleanse by JJ Smith. I had no problems following the full cleanse because in general I eat fairly healthy, when compared to the general population. I needed to state it that way, because I still felt I needed a re-jump start to get my metabolism working to burn the fat I had stored over the last couple of years. Despite my 'eat healthy' mantra, I indulged in sugar, salt, and fat like so many of us. Plus eating out....need I say more. The 10-days did wonders for me; I lost at least 8 pounds, maybe more, and lost some inches around the waistline. What a motivator. So, I am keeping the green smoothie in my diet on a regular basis and have given up coffee (actually the cream and sugar in it) and have moved over to the green and herbal tea side. I now have more energy and with the 3-4 mile walks that I do at least 4-5 times a week, I am seeing major differences. Life is grand! So, if you are motivated by what I have written, please let me hear back from you.
|Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
So excited about awarding a limited edition print of "That Diva Can Sang" to the recipient who was chosen by Elicia Brown Music. I will be traveling to Orlando to present the print. So exciting, and honored to share my work with others.
|Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:15 PM||comments (0)|
This was sent to me at just the right time...Today. Wanted to share.
"Lord, at the moment nothing seems to be able to help the loss I feel. My heart is broken and my spirit mourns. All I know is that Your grace is sufficient. This day, this hour, moment by moment, I choose to lean on You, for when I am at my weakest, Your Strength is strongest. I pour out my grief to You and praise You that on one glorious day, when all suffering is extinguished, and love has conquered, we shall walk together again."
|Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:25 PM||comments (0)|
Happy New Year! And yes, I know I have not blogged in a while. I am a bit 'off game' due to a family emergency necessitating my travels to GA for 22 days. Mom took ill and was hospitalized; while there I was very busy helping her and getting her to various appointments; then, my dad took a turn for the worse and ultimately transitioned to his heavenly home. Thankfully, I was able to spend some very quality time with him before he passed. I moved into a 'zone' - keeping busy, and not having time to be 'Me' and mourn. All in all, however, it was a real blessing that I was there to say my final good-byes to my Dad. We spent some real 'being' time together during the last three days of his life. All of this occurring was surreal...it made me extremely vulnerable and put me in touch with reality in a major way. The reality of aging and realizing that we all are mortal. While my mom has recovered to the point of being stable and feeling much better, she was faced with a major life change. I, too, was faced with the need to re-focus, and make some decisions about my own life and my existence on this earth. Seemingly, I am still feeling 'fogged out', but despite this I am able to function, knowing this too will pass. However, my painting and my art has been waiting for my return. Hence, I am making plans to get back into my studio to create. This blog catalyzes a new beginning in 2015! It is a happy new year, and I am ready for new adventures, and new creations in art.
Reflecting on goodness and love with thanksgiving to all who have prayed for me, sent cards, called, emailed and texted. It has helped me tremendously. I am so thankful for you all. The fog is beginning to lift, and my vision is clearing. Loving my life and the call on it. Cannot wait to CREATE again!
Peace and love!
|Posted on November 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
Thanksgiving is now over, so now it is time for me to get back to the business of artwork. Tonight I have spend some time setting up my online store where I am offering limited edition prints of three of my acrylic paintings - Eye Into Their Captive Souls, My Lotus Flower, and That Diva Can Sang. How very exciting! Also, we made some slight rearrangements of my art studio, because last week, I bought a new drawing easel...it is adjustable for various sizes of canvases. That is also exciting. Lastly, I finished some needed administrative work..yes, it's all about getting and staying organized. An artist has to be creative, and also has to be organized.
So, that's all for now. Until next time..let art and music create passion and provide nourishment for the soul.
Peace - Y.'Vette:)
|Posted on November 25, 2014 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
I just wrote a blog about a memory that was important to me. It was several short paragraphs and really expressed the sentiments of my heart. I finished it, re-read it, and then hit the publish button. Then...I got a message that 'oops' something had happened. My blog disappeared and I had not saved it. So, voila, it is gone. I shall not write it again...it is finished.
Some things are not meant to be! So, let go of the past, and LIVE FOR THE MOMENT.
|Posted on November 22, 2014 at 10:45 PM||comments (1)|
It was a Saturday type of day. After a busy and long week at work, I had some tough decisions to make. At least I thought they were tough.
Having planned a busy Saturday, I had on my calendar 3 morning activities/events that were running simultaneously and/or overlapping, and one additional event this evening. How could I possibly make these events and still do what I had to do. So...I made the right decision for the moment... to TCB (take care of business) not attend either of the four activities/events.
What a feeling of accomplishment, and several sighs of relief! I received much favor today, was able to finish what was needed for my life that if not done would have been disastrous for this coming week of Thanksgiving, and the next week.
Sometimes, you have to TCB, despite what else is on your calendar that is calling you - regardless of whether they are good things to do, or just nice things to do. Everything has a season and a time to get done.
I am pleased with the decisions I made today.
|Posted on November 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
Today was a great day! Working a half day, seeing my dentist, having a great lunch with my hubby, and then coming home to an afternoon nap that extended well into the night. Now I am awake, up and at it. That's happiness to me. How refreshing!
Have a phenomenally blessed weekend! By the way, visit my gallery and let me know what you like.
|Posted on November 13, 2014 at 9:45 PM||comments (0)|
I am on a journey. A journey of personal awareness, and self-development. I am excited to find out more about myself, and to love myself more. That way I can give more love to others. It's a spiritual journey.
And, it's working.