Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween Tuesday

BAD! Kitty Art Studio
Quote for the Day
"Other people think they know what you are:
glamour, sex, money, power, love.
It may be a press agent dream
which has nothing to do with you,
maybe it's something you don't even like,
but that's what they think you are.
People rush at you from all sides,
they think they're going to get
these things if they touch you.
It's scary, so you build walls around yourself,
thick glass walls while you're trying to think,
trying to catch your breath.
You know who you are inside,
but people outside see something different.
You can choose to become the image,
and let go of who you are,
or continue as you are and
feel phony when you play the image. "
~Richard Bach
I used to feel like a fake. A Big Old Faker Baby.
I no longer feel like a person playing a role in
a play with terrible writing and horrible stage lighting.
Feeling authentic has been a goal for many of my days here on earth,
today I can say I have not felt like I was faking it for years now.
Nice, even the bad days are real, and my dreams are no longer
I have always wanted to be an artist, and all of the
jobs I have done
(and that's a lot of work too, lemme tell you, my resume reads like a short novella)
have been in the creative realms:
health care, Horticulture,
flower growing and arranging,
growing organic foods and farming,
and garden design to name just a few.
All creative and I was good at all of them.
Now being a writer and multi-media artist
I am fully actualized into the being that I always thought
that when I got successful enough I would be.
I would make enough money and gain enough security,
then become a full time artist and writer...
well I never made it to that "enough" point.
I did make it to the "I have had enough" point though,
and when at that place, I bloomed into my dream self.
Is it easy? Hell freaking no. Is it scary? Yes, every single day.
Cool beans thing is that it's real.
Really, really mind bendingly real.
There is joy in that fact, and a whole lot of
"I don't know how I am going to make this work!" too.
I mean being an artist is NOT cheap,
and most don't make tons of money till their dead,
and that's if you are lucky and talented enough
to get discovered and collected by enough people with money to spend.
I strive to become a successful LIVING artist...that's my goal.
So, in that vein I work hard, I promote, I show,
I put myself out there for judgment.
If I feel scared or uncertain about doing any of those activities,
I now have an OCD thing about doing it anyway.
Learning through facing fears down, and jumping off the ledges of life...
today I never let fear of the "what if" stop me
from doing anything, and I mean anything and everything.
I now use fear as rocket fuel instead of bone crushing weight.
I thought that it being Halloween,
fear was a good thing to talk about...
and how I personally view fear...
it's a good thing, I have a little with breakfast every morning,
and put some behind each ear for special occasions...
try it you might like the way it makes you feel too. :)
Bwa-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha! (Scary me laugh)
Have a happy and safe all Hallows Eve,

Monday, October 30, 2006

My New work, in progress

BAD! Kitty Art Studio
New Work...In progress, for sure still in progress.
I am giving it the working title, 'Warriors dance too'.
The cape he is wearing will have a wonderful quote written on it, and I am trying to figure out the face and details still.
I love the rich red textured background, and the legs are real good too, I think anyway...I like that his crown is dented and off center...that's me for sure...I still have detail work on the rest to do, but I have to wait for it to firm up before going on, it's real wet still.
All in oils... and the canvas is a 16" X 20".
I said I would post it and being that I am a woman of my word...here it is...it's nerve wracking to post pictures of work not finished, but I am Oh so brave...dontcha think so? :)
Have a great night all, I hope you liked looking...


' SfearS'
oils and acrylics on a reclaimed textured canvas,
framed and HUGE!
Needs a large wall space!
42" x 50" in frame
NOW $525.00 + Shipping!
SfearS is about a time in my life that I sometimes wish I could forget,
but you just can't do that can you?
I wanted to express the joy and fear I felt coming
at me and my family from the outside world, the Joy,
the peace, the love of working and being free to do so,
and also Fear that it won't work out,
that my kids could just as easily grow-up and try to hate me,
or lose control of themselves and lose themselves.
The world has so many stresses each and everyday,
the media, the world at large, the governments,
the family, money, sex, drugs, addictions,
and people doing crazy things...
I wanted a place to sit and see the beauty and the pain all at once...
I love this work, it has been to many shows, hung in a few galleries,
but not really ever been offered for sale.
It is a personal work, and I wasn't ready to let it go out into the big bad world yet...
but I think it's time to let it go, now.
It is a vibrant bold work, full of deep powerful color and it is framed.
A VERY large work, make sure you have the wall space for it!
Thank you for being here today.

Passion Tree

'Passion Tree'
Oils on gallery wrapped canvas
needs no frame, ready to hang.
24" X 36"
Never before offered for sale...
Now $350.00 + Shipping
"Trees serve as homes for visiting devas who do not manifest in earthly bodies, but live in the fibers of the trunks and larger branches of the trees, feed from the leaves and communicate through the tree itself. Some are permanently stationed as guardians of sacred places. "
Source: Hindu Deva Shastra, verse 117, Nature Devas
Passion Tree is a work about love, faith, and of course passion.
I was making inspired love to my Mate Man one day, and while in the throws of passion, I found this painting in my head. After the cuddling, and soft words I ran to the studio to get it down. When there I painted for 8 hours straight, in a flurry of knowing and my expression of love. Overcome by the vision, and power of the love I feel for this wonderful man that I get the privilege of living, loving and learning with, I painted like a woman possessed.
My tree is in close-up, you can only see half of my passion because it is so great, huge, and sometimes overwhelming that I wanted to only share a portion of it with the world. He is a marvel of strength, and he has never once said to me, "you can't do that." He has never doubted me, my abilities, or lost faith in me, our family, or our love. I painted this painting as a testament to the world, that in the 12 years we have been together, I have never felt so loved, supported and accepted, for who I truly am at any given moment.
For those things and so much more, I love my man.
I hope you enjoy the work too...
the painting is much better in person,
the depth of color, the highlights,
the textures are lost in this photo...

Some more art from the sale!

'No More Gray Days'
From the 360 series #9
oils on Reclaimed canvas
This work Needs a big wall space!
Must see in person for depth and color saturation,
Powerful yet Serene.
4' X 4' X 2" thick
WAS $950.00 NOW $550.00 + Shipping!
"There is an island fantasy
A "Someday I'll,"
we'll never see when recession stops,
inflation ceases,
our mortgage is paid,
or our pay increases.
That Someday I'll,
where problems end,
where every piece of mail is from a friend,
where the children are sweet and already grown . . . .
Most unhappy people . . . put happiness on "lay away"
And struggle through a blue today . . . .
Life's most important revelation is
that the journey means more than the destination ."
~ Denis Waitley
Source: Denis Waitley in Seeds of Greatness
No more gray days was painted while I lived in Oregon...
where gray days prevail, and my life was a huge bucket of stress, daily.
I wanted something to remind me that I make my own sunshine, inside and out...
no matter the days events. I needed to provide myself with a work
that re-energized my soul, gave hope on days that felt like I wouldn't make it through, brought peace to situations that felt impossible.
So, when I found this huge canvas at a local thrift store,
with a horrible painting on it, I bought it, brought it home
to the studio, and began just laying in the colors of hope, of joy,
of reward. When I finished, I stood back and realized,
this life is my own, my destiny is to be a painter, and I
am no coward, no shrinking violet.
I will not ever listen to those who are dream crushers,
those who want to see a person fail, those people who
criticize and make fun of a person's path, truths, and passions.
I am my own sunshine, and I light my own way
when the days feel dark, and impossible.
I am a maker of art, a creator, a human being of
strength and courage.
No more gray days, powerful, calm and wise,
it marks where I have been, where I will go,
and the faith in myself that is needed to succeed.
I hope you enjoy the work too.

It's Monday again?!

BAD! Kitty Art Studio
Quote for the day
"You must not for one instant give up the effort
to build new lives for yourselves.
Creativity means to push open the heavy,
groaning doorway to life.
This is not an easy struggle.
Indeed, it may be the most
difficult task in the world,
for opening the door to your own life is,
in the end,
more difficult than opening the doors
to the mysteries of the universe. "
~Daisaku Ikeda
Well, it's Monday and I have this feeling that today,
if I am to have a good day at all,
it's going to be an act of shear will-power.
I am going to have to pull myself up by my bootstraps,
push myself over the edge of reason,
force myself to be amicable,
and make it happen.
I can't find my camera to take pictures of my new work,
so I can show you all what I am working on,
but I will look for it some more today and try to get that done too.
Today I will be focusing on the positive things
in my world, like my family, the parts of my
body that don't hurt, the fact that money isn't everything,
the incredible blueness of the sky here,
and the small wonder that I am painting again.
I refuse to freak out about things that I can not control,
and I refuse to self abuse about circumstances beyond my
ability to fix, alter, or prevent.
Just for today, I will imagine
harmony with a side order of grace.
Just for today I will practice not worrying, fretting, and bemoaning.
Just for today, I will just take it one moment at a time,
and do my best in every way.
Just for today,
Just imagine.
May the world be a wonderful
place for you today,

Sunday, October 29, 2006

One More for today & later a pic of my work in progress,Yippee!

Waking the Soul Power
24" X 24"
No frame needed gallery wrapped
with beaded fringe on the bottom.
NOW $155.00 + Shipping
International award winner for mixed media artwork,
Upstream People Gallery 2005
The Dream State Series started out of my need to understand my inner voice. I can hear it, beating a steady back-beat in my mind. I can feel it in my feet when I am dancing, creating, and breathing fire. So, when I closed my eyes and grabbed a handful of plaster, this is what happened. I used found objects, feathers, costume jewelry, vintage lace, and oils. This painting placed in the top five in an International Mixed Media Event, in 2005.
Waking the Soul Power is the face that I have given to my inner voice.
I guess my inner voice is a dark skinned, tribal warrior woman.
That works for me.
What does the face of your inner voice look like?

Arty Farty Oh So Smarty!

Fairy World 5 Power
Ready to hang in a hand-painted goldleaf vintage frame
33" X 26" in the frame size
WAS $725.00***ON SALE Now just $200.00 + Shipping
is all about inner power,
not outward control.
Its about the inner balance of power.
"I can make the seasons change just by
the wave of my hand."(Annie Lenox).
I have no control.
I have no power.
I can only control myself.
I can only give power to myself.
This is mine.
Its hard earned, and beautiful.
Glory in it, or step into the light,
but you better bring your shades and a lunch, because...
This is my choice, this is my lifestyle,
I am being true to me now and it feels good.
Where are you?
Who are you?
Does it feel this good where you are?
Please scroll down two posts to read more about the Fairy World series,
the story behind the fairies is in the post Fairy Tree.

Sunday's Art-O-Rama

BAD! Kitty Art Studio
I really need some art sales so I can get some much needed art supplies, so come one, come all to the great Art Sale at BAD! Kitty Art Studio!
Pretty please!
Sunset Trio
Oils on recycled plywood
Framed 20" X 24" US standard
or 50 cm X 60 cm
$100.00 + Shipping
I offer free shipping quotes to anywhere in the world, just ask. :)
Sunset Trio is set in a late summer, deep rich violet red sunset with my special brand of flowers blazing away in the last light. They are touched by magic, and the dust rises off their faces and is being blown into the summer air.The stems are a royal purple and are bending under the weight of their heavy flower tops; sagging in the sweet heat they scent the coming night.
Check back...more to come today!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

And the Art-A-Thon Rolls On!

Fairy World #6
'Fairy Tree'
oils and mixed media
18" X 24"
finished sides ready to hang
***WAS $425.00+ Shipping***
NOW ON SALE just $150.00 + Shipping
'Fairy Tree' is my homage to my three sons,
who will be lights dancing in the trees of my heart, forever.
Fairy Tree is about celebrating the life eternal our children give to us when they are born. They are gifts, each one. Our worlds go on, and I am grateful for their weight on my shoulders.Where is your tree of gratitude growing?
The Fairy World Series has been a yearlong exploration of my unique brand of Woman. Growing up, I experienced the extremes of the 1970's stereotypical behavior: both of the genders were represented clearly to my little-grrrl self. I learned to fight, to fear the adults of the world, and to loath my biggest birth defect, being born female. I wanted to play war, and I fought regularly, boys mostly. I hated the color pink, which was spoon-fed in every petite little girl bite I took. In long hair and dresses, I went about my life trying to make sense of what it was to be a girl in this world. Seeking balance, seeking my inner truth, coming to grips with the body that was at once, object/commodity, weapon/tool, and all the time weak/powerful, and shameful/virtuous. Learning how to play the roles with gusto, I have traveled 37 years in a body that has not always felt like my own; a rental that is a little short in the legs and itchy in all the spots that are just out of reach. Fairy World allowed me to marry the warrior, and the type, or brand, of woman that I am. I love my grrrl-ness now, a beautiful, complex and scary uniqueness that defies definitions and allows ultimate flexibility. The female form is inherently preprogrammed into us to bring forth many emotions from every human being on the planet. I am one such human, and this is what I see/feel about also being classified as Female Human.
My fairies are not average beauties; they represent the different aspects of my new breed of human being, a complex being that at this time, resides in my gray matter, and now these colorful canvases too. We are all creator and destroyer, we all also have a terminal illness; it's called birth. I am proud to be this complicated being commonly known as Woman, privately known as my tiny, infinite universe. This life is full of potential, pain and change. Choice is like mathematical equations; never ending numbers spiraling into the void, life is choice; choose wisely and often.
Welcome to my world.
Fairy World.

Saturday Art-A-Thon

'Break Out'
18" X 24 "
finished sides, painting extends around the sides,
needs no frame, ready to hang.
WAS $350.00 NOW
$150.00 + Shipping!
Break Out: The Quote that inspired it:
And the little girl had approached the bed no nearer than thirty feet when she pulled out a pistol and shot the wolf dead; for even in a cap and nightgown a wolf looks no more like your grandmother than Calvin Coolidge looks like the Metro-Goldwyn lion. Moral: Little girls are not so easy to fool nowadays as they used to be.
~ James Thurber
I painted this work while working through the question, what am I doing? Why am I doing it? I wanted it to be Black & White, my definition, let's call it.
Then after this work was done I woke up took a look at it, and said, "self, there is no black & white...you are the girl in the big red spot in the middle of it all, accept it."
So, I did. It was a good work from the stand point that I limited myself to the colors that my mind was working with in word form....and then I stopped thinking in words and started thinking in image, color, tone, texture, symbol.
And I discovered that in my mind I am successful only when I say I am, not any award or any accolades can make you feel really good inside and proud of something about yourself, until you yourself can feel good about it first.
This is what I do.
I Like my own work, so it does not matter what others think, it changes not my own inner opinion of myself and what I am doing, I think they call that feeling authentic, it's good.
I'm starting a new movement, don't tell anyone, it's still a secret.
I call it Heather-ism...
What are the things you need to break out from in your life?
Can you relate to wanting to rip a big hole in the finish flag of this reality?
What do you feel, today...not think, but feel?

BAD! Kitty Art on Sale

'Putting it all together'
10" high X 16.5 wide"
Mixed/Collage & Acrylics
in a Vintage Wooden Swivel Table top Frame.
$175.00 + shipping
The Quote that inspired the work:
"Yes, there is a Nirvana; it is in leading your sheep to a green pasture,
and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem. "
~Kahlil Gibran
Vintage wooden frame,
and two collaged 5"X 7" panels made up primarily
of one of my own works cut up and re-worked in smaller bits.
I love it. I had a lot of fun working on her, and I think it shows.
She seemed to come together as if by magic, while I cleaned out my "vault" of older works, I am finding new inspiration in my exploration of my recent past...now isn't that a nice change of pace?
Being able to look back over the recent past and feel
Good about where I have been, and where I am going.
This is my mark, leaving my bread crumb trail back to myself, speaking in symbols, textures and Bold Color...
with a nod to the "good old days" with the Vintage Frame
that yelled at me when I found it in a throw away pile at a yard sale...
screamed "Take me home!"
So I did.
And this is what happened....
On the right panel the fortune cookie on it says:
"Depart not from the path which fate has you assigned."
I have a no questions asked 7 day return policy. If you don't like it, let me know and then wrap it back up, and send it back, I'll refund you the sale price, minus the shipping charges. No problems, no hassles, no waiting. I also offer to get you an exact shipping quote, to anywhere for free. Just send me an email with your zip code and I'll get a quote for shipping to you within 24-36 hours (depending on the day/time you ask for it.) Just ask, I add no extra costs to ship, just exact shipping charges.
Thanks for being here today,
have a great weekend,

More Art on Sale!

"Heart Felt"#3 in the Interaction Series
9" X 12"
oils, mixed media, glass, acrylics
on canvas board
Just $55.00 + Shipping! Wow!
Please read below about shipping
# 3 in the Interaction Series
"Heart Felt"
The passages of text in the painting say:
At the top:I am Burning. If anyone lacks tinder,
let him set his rubbish ablaze with my fire.
At the bottom: Let us bear with magnanimity
whatever it is needful for us to bear.
I have been working hard on the issues around my ability to trust,
to be totally scared poop-less,
and learning what "letting go" really means.
This painting stared as an experiment with a new technique
I am working with, floating acrylics on top of oils...
and well to be honest the work took over.
The mediums told me where to go,
my fingers and brain felt along,
not knowing if any of the things
I was working with were going to work together,
most importantly because it breaks all the rules.
You can not mix oil and water...
proven in science again and again.
Yet that is the truth of my life.
Floating oils and waters running deep
the continuation of my growth...
of my understanding of myself.
This is a work of release, beautiful in color,
rich in texture, medium, tone...
and proof of my willingness to interact with my
I am willing to listen and able to learn,
but I still have to do it my way...
and that's what makes me different,
not average...
that's what brings my soul and spirit
together in a joyful union of understanding.
I hope you enjoy it too,
I have a no questions asked 7-day return policy. (after you get it IN YOUR home) If you don't like it, let me know and then Wrap it back up, and send it back, I'll refund you the sale price, minus the shipping Charges.
No problems, no hassles, No waiting.
I also offer to get you an exact shipping quote, to anywhere for free.
Just send me an Email with your zip code
and I'll get a quote for shipping to you within 24-36 hours
(Depending on the day/time you ask for it.)
Just ask, I add no extra costs to ship, just exact Shipping charges.
All works from BAD! Kitty Art Studio comes with COA's, and the story Behind the creation (if there was one written for it at the time). They can Also be sent as gifts with wrapping and a hand made card...if you are so Bold, just a nominal extra fee of $15.00. Sometimes they arrive with a free gift too, because I love surprises!Don't you?
Have a great day!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Inspiration to Shop!

BAD! Kitty Art Sale
Inspiration to Shop!
Thank you to wonderful, talented Blurr & her super BF Rob! YAY! I sold some art, that's a nice way to wake up and start my day!
I need some sales of my artworks so I am advertising just for you!
Here are some great reasons to shop, shop, shop!
Sale items are marked as priced, and non-sale items
even boast art-lay-a-way, so hit the link at the bottom to see more art
both on sale and not...
now where can you get that kind of service, plus a 7 day money back guarantee?
No where else, I checked!:)
9" X 12" oil pastels, Canvas board
***WAS $165.00 + Shipping ***NOW ON SALE just $55.00 + Shipping
Monster Suit:It says on the front:
Just wait right there while I slip into something more comfortable.
Need I say more? When do you take your monster suit off?
That's the question.
When do you reveal yourself to the world
and not care what is thought of you?
How do you face your fears?
For me, This is one way of understanding
and interacting with my own Monster Suit.
Truth with a side order of my Southern Fried Humor.

More Strange but true facts for Fun Friday

I found some more funny facts for Fun Friday!
  • Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second.
  • There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
  • Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500. (I think I am in the wrong Business!)
  • The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders. (My kind of medal!)
  • During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants. (Wow, I guess I can quit begrudging myself all those Yummy foods!)
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open. (weird so does my oldest son...!?)
  • In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons. (can we say enough already?)
  • The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year. (Not in this house! Pop is evil!)
  • Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes. (New meaning to the phrase Hairy eyeball!)
  • Have fun today! Heather www.badkittyartstudio.com

Friday Funnies

BAD! Kitty Art Studio
Friday Fun Facts
Here are some fun facts I thought might brighten your day, tickle the funny bone, and maybe lighten the load of a very busy work week.
Have fun this weekend, and don't forget, your favorite BAD! Kitty is having an art sale...the sale post is just a few down, so why not scroll down and make my day by buying an Original BAD! Kitty? Shop I say, Shop!
OK, back to the funnies...
  • 1 out of 350,000 Americans get electrocuted in their life. (Ouch! ZZZap!)
  • 27% of female lottery winners hide their winning ticket in their bras.(that's not where this Kitty would hide my winning ticket! HA!)
  • 45% of Americans don't know that the sun is a star. (OMG! Can we say Duh?)
  • 500,000 kids in the US live in same sex households. ( What do you think of that fact right wingers? Love doesn't need no stinking badges!)
  • 96% of people put the peanut butter on first when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. ( I am in this 96%...who wants P-Nut butter in their Jelly jar, just makes sense to me.)
  • A chance of a woman having twins is increased after the age of 35. About 1 in 27 women will give birth to twins after this age. After 50 the chances of having twins is 1 in 9. (Ummm, like Wow!)
  • According to a study by the nation's largest auto insurer, most accidents occur between 3 and 6 p.m. on Friday. (Watch it on the road today!)
  • American women, on average, spend 55 minutes per day getting showered, dressed, and groomed. (Well sorry folks... not this Kitty. :))
  • Approximately one out of every 55 women from Canada give birth in their car on the way to the hospital or clinic. (Hmmm, that one is just weird!)
  • Australian Graham Barker extracted his own belly button fluff every day for 18 years acquiring a record-breaking amount of fluff. He hopes to accumulate enough fluff to stuff a pillow. (Yuck!)
  • Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day. (Now that's just sad for us grown-ups!)
  • Have a great Day all! Love, Heather www.badkittyartstudio.com

Upgrading your education Online, Is it for you?

Hello everyone,
recently I have been doing some research surrounding the boom in education possibilities for people like me, you know the hard-working, overwhelmed with family responsibilities, with huge gaps in spare time to pursue a collage degree, or upping our education quota, type. There are so many schools online now, and so many that are not of a high quality that I have spent weeks in research, trying to find a really good school to do some education upgrading for this BAD! Kitty. This is what I have found, I hope you find it informative and helpful in your search for increasing the power of your earning potential, not to mention making your brain so much more attractive! Two of the most important factors to look for while choosing a good school are that they be accredited by The Higher Learning Commission as well as be a member in good standing with the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the school I have to tell you about has both of these going for them.

One of the best online education providers I have found by far is Capella University. They offer a supportive learning environment, with quality courses covering 76 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations. That means you can find a course to meet your needs, and be able to afford it in time and money spent, as well. Capella online university currently serves 16,000 students from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence, and that's something you can feel good about, not to mention it's a school that you can feel proud to have earned a degree from. So, if you are looking to expand the brain pan, increase your earning potential and not go broke doing it, you should look into increasing your education online. It's an investment in yourself, your family and your pocketbook that can literally change your whole outlook on life, and as Martha says, "that's a good thing."

I hope you all have a great day! Share the love,

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Blah, Blah, Blah...Bleck!

BAD! Kitty Art Studio
Just has one thing to say for today...
Now go buy some of my art...
Ummm I mean, Please.
Heather :(

BAD! Kitty ART Sale @ Etsy!

BAD! Kitty Art
SALE! Check it out! NEW Art Added this morning!
Hey everyone, I am having a blow out BAD! Kitty Art Sale!
Here's what's on the Sales block, All sale items are available at the sale prices in my Etsy shop, but if you don't have an Etsy Account yet or don't want to get one, (Why not? It's Free to join!) please email me and I will still sell them to you for the ON Sale Prices! So, if you have ever wanted an Original BAD! Kitty Artwork, now is your chance to get a work or two for a screaming deal. So click the links, and check out the Really low prices, and Help this Kitty Out! Even if you have looked before...please look again today, as I have lowered all my prices!
Here are the links for your ease:
NEW Art Just Finished!*** Sunset Trio: http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=506867
NEW ART ADDED*** BAD! Kitty Long Board skateboard art: http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=190049
NEW ART JUST ADDED*** Into the Fire: http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=516546
ART JUST LOWERED IN PRICE*** Fairy World 'The Fairy Tree' an Award Winner! : http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=191189
Art Lowered in Price*** Tall Grrls Go to the Prom too: http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=196569

Blown Away***SOLD! Thank you Mr. Ford!*** : http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=263379


Price Reduced* Heart Felt: http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=210646


Price Reduced* Core: http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=262060

My Secret Angel #1 ~SOLD! THANK YOU SO MUCH BLURR!http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=199839


Price Redued* Fairy World 'Power': http://www.etsy.com/view_item.phplisting_id=199815


PriceReduced* Interaction#2: http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=198018


Price Reduced* Distraction: http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=198005


Price Lowered* Mind your P's & Q's: http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=196632


Price Lowered* Cracker Jack Mary: http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=196463


The New One~SOLD! Thank You! The art patron's review of the work was this:"It is truly beautiful and the story behind it is very inspiring. Heather is a wonderful artist and produces beautiful things from the heart. Now I just have to decide where to display this beautiful piece. Thank you Heather, I will truly enjoy "The New One". No, Thank you Patty! :)http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=196371


Price Lowered*Monster Suit: http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=191254


Price Lowered* Five Flowers: http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=190039


Price Lowered* Fairy World 12 "Batting a Thousand": http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=191242


Go get them while you can!


Check back soon, I will be adding more!


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Too much time alone makes for a BAD! Kitty

BAD! Kitty Art Studio
Quote for the day
"When you think a thought that rings true with who you really are, you feel harmony coursing through your physical body: Joy, love, and a sense of freedom are examples of the alignment. And when you think thoughts that do not ring true with who you really are, you feel the disharmony in your physical body, Depression, fear and feeling of bondage are examples of the misalignment ... you can learn to mold the energy that creates worlds through your focus of your own mind ... you will use your emotions to feel your way to Well-Being."
Spending days alone, working hard with clients and not seeing the results in my own life that I would like to see. I am working on the physics of my life today, the quantum-ness of being, manifesting my reality, and creating harmony where there is none.
I will admit to being a little depressed for the last few days, I will admit that I am off my game, I will admit the truth, and then do something about it.
I am a woman of courage and action, stand back....she's on the move again.
Prowling life for treasure, being an adventurer in my own backyard, seeking the gold within.
I shall overcome, and get back on track.
Just watch me go.
I am a motivated being with an action plan.
I am a machine of love, programed for living.
I can be my own best friend,
and will be again.
I need little, ask for nothing...wanting to do it all myself.
I will examine those issues, maybe it's time to ask,
to reach out, to be not all on my own in this life.
My path isn't this sad sack of living,
it is in climbing higher,
I will reach that summit.
I need to paint...I have not been at the easel for two days because
of a heavy work load, I need to get back to my true self,
my true explorations, my own discoveries.
How do you feel today?
Tell me I'd like to know.
May the world be yours today,

Monday, October 23, 2006

A new Week begins

BAD! Kitty Art Studio
quote for the day
". . . one of the strongest motives that lead men
to art and science is escape from everyday life
with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness,
from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires.
A finely tempered nature longs to escape from
the personal life into the world of
objective perception and thought. "
~ Albert Einstein
Monday morning again.
Mate Man has started his new job, he left this morning at 3:30 am to start working at 4am. The boys are almost ready for school, and I will have the house to myself, to work with clients and on my two new paintings, one of which I hope to finish, the other I hope to truly begin as it's still just a nugget inside my head.
It's strange to be alone after the three months of having Mate Man around everyday while he looked for work.
I am a little afraid of being lonely, and unproductive but not very. I have spent years in this place, working away the hours between getting up and waiting for my family to return home again. My best artwork was created in days like these. I do worry that I'll go batty some days, but again... not very much. My chronic pain has been murderous the past few days, and it's no better this morning, so I'll exercise first and try to get it under control. I am still awaiting the good word from the local art maven, hoping this will be the week she gets in touch with me, and allows for a viewing of my work. I have had no art sales in three weeks, and that fact is on my mind as I embark on these new works, not a confidence builder, but I have gone longer between sales in all my years as an artist, so I am sure it will get better. I just hope it's soon, as working with my life coaching clients is a fixed income situation, and art brings the fun and luxury money for things like clothes and more art supplies. It's just another day in paradise here at BAD! Kitty Art, and I am the head cheerleader for an army of one.
So, I am off to take the kids to the bus stop, eat something empowering for the rebel body I live in and work out before I really start the workday.
I can't wait till the day comes when I have met some other humans in this new town to talk with and share time with, you know friends and such...maybe even other artists...gasp!...it could happen.
So onward and upward, I hope to finish this new work like I said, if I do I'll post again later to show it off, it's a new landscape... impressionism style of course, and a new subject for this BAD! Kitty as I don't really go for the whole landscape thing...which I guess in a way is kind weird, being that I am a retired Landscape Designer and all. I have never been one to paint bucolic landscapes, as I hate to be predictable. The beauty of KY is so serene and inviting to the eye though, I have felt inspired to translate that richness into jewel tone paintings, like I do with most things that interest me. I love vibrant colors and deep tones, exciting textures. It's what made me such a good designer in the first place.
Be Well all, and I hope you have a wonderful day.
Share your love,

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Of Strength and Wisdom

BAD! Kitty Art Studio
Quote for the day

Improving Your "Self-Image" and Yourself Through Imagination
"Self-image" is the key to human personality.
Expand the self-image and you expand the "area of the possible".
We can improve ourselves through improving our self-image.
This improvement will be both in our business and personal life.
We react to the image we have of ourselves in our brain.
Change that image for the better and our lives improve.
Self-image is changed for the better or worse, not by intellect alone, not by intellectual knowledge alone, but by experiencing.
Wittingly or unwittingly, you develop your self image by your creative experiencing in the past.
You can change this image by the same method.
This experiencing can be either real or imagined.
Experimental and clinical psychologists have proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the human nervous system cannot tell the difference between an 'actual experience" and an experience imagined vividly and in detail.
Basically, a lie is as good as the truth as long as you believe it.

Maxwell Maltz M.D., a plastic surgeon, discovered that when you change a person's face you almost invariably change their future.
Change their physical image and nearly always the person is changed, their personality, their behavior, and sometimes, basic talents and abilities.
A plastic surgeon does not simply alter a person's face, he alters the person's inner self.
It's as though the personality itself has a ''face Maxwell Maltz discovered that you can change that "personality face without plastic surgery and thereby change a person's "self image" for the better.
If a person's "self image" changes for the better you almost invariably change the person's life for the better.
Maxwell Maltz, M.D., invented this process and called it Psycho-Cybernetics.
The process of improving our self-image involves using our imagination and looking at ourselves in the most positive way possible.

We each have a current self-image that governs our conscious and subconscious behavior.
If we are going to change our self-image we need to develop new ideas on how we picture ourselves.
Ideas are not changed by will but by other ideas.
We need to picture ourselves the way we want to be or what we want to become. It's very important to picture ourselves as already having attained full success, not just making progress toward success.

In sports the current hottest teaching technique is Cybernetics.
Prior to the students going out to start practice, they view video tapes of the best athletes and then mentally picture themselves as successful, smooth and coordinated, basically having already accomplished success.
They then learn faster, easier, with less stress and are more successful.

A technique that psychologists use for working on your self-image is to picture yourself before a large motion picture screen.
You need to concentrate on as many details as possible.
Make the picture vivid and real, pay attention to small details, sights, sounds, feelings, emotions.
Picture yourself as an accomplished speaker, a first class salesman, or a great negotiator.
Play out various scenarios in your mind.
Be confident and eloquent as a speaker.
Overcome every objection as a salesman or be a brilliant negotiator.
Mentally experience success.
Your mind reacts to what you have experienced easier than what you have intellectually learned.

All of us have had past successes that we are proud of.
Remember how great it felt, how confident you were and how you looked to the future with enthusiasm.
Remember and build on these feelings and memories, expand your capabilities and become a better you.
If you have a low opinion of yourself others will too.
You should be your own best friend; don't tear yourself down.
We all want to be liked, wanted and able.
Give yourself the best chance.
Mentally picturing the desired end result forces positive thinking and lessens your tension.
Tension, inferiority complex, and hesitation (being too careful) are the biggest enemies.
You are better than you think.
Consciously improving each individual area is too hard and takes too much time. By mentally picturing total success you allow yourself to be positive, loose, and less inhibited in achieving a better total you.

This technique is guaranteed to work, to make life more enjoyable, business more successful and to put more enthusiasm in everything you do.
You're better than you think.
This process will allow you to prove it to yourself.
~Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz M.D.
I am visualizing the art sale,
I am visualizing the best work I have ever done,
I am remembering the artworks that made
me feel the best I have ever felt, and the success that they brought me.
I am standing in a room of people, with everyone happy to be there,
and I am happy to be there to.
I am riding on the swell of my latest great work upward to my next great work.
I am believing that gold being sweat from the stone is possible, I am that gold.
Yours in the struggle to relax into the stress of the world,
faith, and self assured actions,

Friday, October 20, 2006

Plunging into a Perfect Present Day. Poetry Friday

BAD! Kitty Art Studio
Quote of the day
"If you are having a dream and you think it's real, it can get very scary.
Say you are dreaming you are tightrope walking across Niagara Falls.
If you fall off, you plunge to your death.
So you are walking very slowly, very carefully.
Then suppose you start lucid dreaming, and you realise it's all a dream.
What do you do?
Become more cautious and careful?
No, you start jumping up and down on the tightrope,
you do flips, you bounce around, you have a ball -
precisely because you know isn't real.
When you realise it's a dream you can afford to play.
The same thing happens when you realise
that ordinary life is a dream, just a movie, just a play.
You don't become more cautious, more timid, more reserved.
You start jumping up and down and doing flips,
precisely because it's all a dream, it's all pure Emptiness.
You don't feel less , you feel more -
because you can afford to.
You are no longer afraid of dying,
and therefore you are not afraid of living.
You become radical and wild, intense and vivid,
shocking and silly.
You let it all come pouring through, because it's all your dream.
Life then assumes its true intensity,
its vivid luminosity, its radical effervescence."
~ Ken Wilber
Source: One Taste
Jumping on
into the future.
Assuming intensity.
Shockingly silly,
and trying to stay
in a lucid state that
will allow this simple
being to hold
a sense of sanity
while riding a
hard present
to it's end.
Winning freedom
from soul-sucking
Seeing the finish line,
completing missions,
Paint on canvas
a true 'One Taste'.
Bringing heaven
down to earth
singing with a choir
of angles,
in the morning
of a perfect
present day.
Never fail to
embrace moments
good and bad,
for they are what
transform mere
mortals into
beings of light.
Yours in faith,
and with my mortal fingers
crossed for a good day.
Bring it Universe,
for I need some good news.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Kentucky Rocks!

BAD! Kitty just has to say...

We moved to the Bluegrass state for many reasons.
None of them were to live in this state
because of the people who also live here.
I just have to say one thing about living in this wonderful place.
The people here are it's gold mine.
Never in my life, and in all the cities, towns, and states that I have lived in
have I ever experienced such a wealth
of wonderful, kind, and talented people.
This is a beauty of living that I will carry in my heart for as long as I live.
Kentucky has got to have the greatest people on the whole planet.
Every single person we have met, has been genuine and sincerely nice.
No, I am not bull-shitting you.
The bluegrass state is now my home, and I had no idea what I
was getting myself into by moving here. I worried that I would not fit
in, I worried that people wouldn't like me or our family (we artists are a little weird looking sometimes).
I worried for no reason.
The school that my children go to is one of the best in the
country, progressive, wonderful committed teachers,
and they have been super nice to my boys.
My oldest sons teacher sent him a hand written, postcard in the mail
to welcome him into her class!
Tell me, has this ever happened to you?
Of the people who work here in Danville,
not one has been mean, rude, snippy, or in anyway dismissive.
They have all looked us in the eye, cared about the job they are doing,
no matter what it is, and have been so nice, I have to keep pinching myself to make sure I am awake.
The people who live in our neighborhood have been welcoming,
genuine and gracious.
The community that we live in is not only beautiful to look at in every way,
but the town itself seems to hum with forward thinking people,
art in every form abounds,
education is a big deal, and the people are savvy, intelligent and I have experienced a general sense of love that I have never felt anywhere before.
I love this place.
I have to say, that I have never experienced
such a wealth of human beings in all my days,
and I thank the Universe
for guiding me to this blessed land.
Thank you Kentucky, Thank you Danville,
for changing my perspective
on the whole of humanity.
Thank you for lifting up my heart, spirit and mind.
Gods bless the Bluegrass State.
I love my new forever hometown of Danville, KY!
What are you grateful for today?
Share the love,

My 602nd Post! Wahoo for me!

BAD! Kitty Art Studio
Quote for the day
"There is a glorious pattern for every man's life,
an individual, perfect patter.
No two people are alike . . . No two leaves are alike-
no two snowstorms-
no two sets of fingerprints.
No two lives are alike, yet each life holds a
divine pattern of unfoldment,
a great and holy destiny, rich in achievement and honor.
As you live true to the pattern of yourself,
that deep, inner self, you will unfold as perfect,
as joyous, as naturally beautiful as
the tree will reach its full measure of fulfillment.
No one can keep you from reaching your
highest destiny if you will follow your own true pattern of life.
No one can live your life for you,
for only you hold the key to your own pattern
of sublime, glorious, complete fulfillment.
Such is the destiny written in the soul
of every man and woman who comes to earth.
None are without it, that completely
individual highway of full expression
and glorious achievement. "
~Analee Skarin
Source: Ye are Gods
Well...yesterday was full of stress, action, worry and fear.
What a difference a day can make, huh?
I am a little less stressed today and no, my life did not change and dissolve into
perfection overnight, no it sure did not.
It's still the same today, needing to make things
in my life work better, striving for my ultimate best,
asking more of myself everyday.
This morning I woke up and realized that
big success can only come with the small successes in this life.
Today, I figured out that I have written with this post 602 blog posts.
I promised myself 600 plus posts ago that I would blog everyday that I could.
I would write down my daily motivations, worries, thoughts, feelings, fears
and create a transparent life for all to see.
I did this in the hope that it would help me see the patterns in my life that work, and the places that are sticky with
misunderstanding and fear that immobilizes.
I have kept this small promise to myself, I have done what I set out to do, and I have accomplished a small success. I have discovered patterns that work, and ones that really need to be tossed in the trash heap.
Accomplishment is a state of perspective,
which equals my reality.
Today my state of mind is better, even if my life is relatively unchanged.
Today I will remind myself that I can do anything,
and usually do accomplish everything I
find important enough to concentrate on.
I am a force of nature, a force to be reckoned with, a force unto myself.
Watch out world, I am out to correct what needs attention,
control my fears, apprehensions
and self doubts, and live this life to all it's fullest possibilities.
Watch out world,
I fear no one, no place, no thing.
I am a machine of love,
programmed for living,
and I am out to create the most incredible pattern,
one that I will never regret following.
This is my accomplishment today,
this 602nd post,
my personal Declaration of Independence,
and my jumping off point for
the creation of a life of fulfillment.
May the world be yours today,
share your love.