feel the knowing saturating the areas of uncertainty

december 31st, 2015

I feel myself coming up after being pulled down under the tide. A tide that held me too close to wanting to be understood, Scared to really be fully me.

I can feel that I’m ready to really hear my truest self.  I turned 38 a few days ago and it’s like a switch clicked and I see things a bit differently and it’s beautiful.

What I’m hearing… home school the youngest, help him to be is greatest self. Move on from dairy and sugar and wheat.  Give my body the truest nutrients it’s been looking for and craving. Own my voice, my powerful observations, knowings, challenges and hopes. Dare others to dream big, listen to their knowing. Teach myself how to cook and serve good to nourish my family deeply and satisfyingly. Listen, learn, pray, dance. I feel myself not caring what “they” think. Wanting to speak up for what I know and have seen. To be able to stand proudly and confidently in me, not needing to prove anything just receive and learn and know and love. To own the greatness that is waiting for me.

All those times I’ve been shown that I need to be brave, stand up and really dive into my deepest strengths… I thought it was all about art… it’s about my body, my temple, my family, my mind. Trusting and forgiving myself as I learn and grow and try and fall and GET BACK UP.

I see 2016 as a year of learning, growing and feeling. Listening to the universe, my body, my children, my love. Serving with love, laughter and richness. Done are the endless conversations about money, tightening spending, lack, only so much. Instead I trust that abundance is already ours. That as I step into my calling fully that an abundance of money, love, good health and peacefulness will cradle us and saturate all that is already good.

I feel my best artwork is yet to come, more than just about the artwork.. I use the art as a tool a way for us to connect, to feel, to believe in what is unseen and not yet known. Artwork that helps us to transport into another part of our our mind, our life, our being, the world. To feel. Yet also growing as an artist and owning my craft, my skill. Allowing my skills to grow and myself to continue to develop, to play and not take it all too seriously while also knowing it’s the most real thing I know; a piece of me. A piece of what I’ve seen, a piece of what is coming that even I don’t know yet.

I’m breathing in the changes, the healing, the love. Praying for courage to answer the call on why I’m here on earth at this exact time, with these exact people in my exact life; including you who are reading this.  Breathing in and owning the wisdom that has come from all my mistakes, shortcomings, past tries and successes.

For 2016 I feel an allowing happening. listening. a transformation.

Has anything been trying to get your attention?  Are you feeling changes coming or a deeper settling in what you already know to be true?  I wish you an incredible beginning to 2016!

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7th day of Christmas – Guitars Print set of 4

Welcome to the 7th day of Christmas!

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Today is a fun one. I can almost hear the guitar music playing.

You get a set of 4 guitar prints. These are the prints only (un-matted).

You’ll get:
1 – 4″ x 6″ Red guitar print
1 – 4″ x 6″ Yellow guitar print
1 – 4″ x 6″ Blue guitar print
1 – 4″ x 6″ Green guitar print

Looking for ideas on where to hang these?

Great in: family room, music room, music studio, child’s room, nursery, office, hallway, bedroom, teen room, basement, the list goes on and on.

Because these prints are un-matted I’m able to ship them to you for super cheap.   Many of the 5″x7″ frames come with a mat to fit a 4″x6″ picture so it’s a win-win.

Give them now for the holidays or put away for a birthday, father’s day or other gift later.

The matted version of this set retails for $32 so enjoy this great price of only $12!

Do you know someone who would love to take advantage of this special?  I’d be grateful if you’d forward this link to them.

Order here.

 

Thanks so much!

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2nd day of Christmas sale – shadow box embellished prints

Have you been able to see these shadow box prints in person yet?  They are stunning.

Full of embellishments, ribbon, crystals, and rusted accents.  If you liked the print before you’re going to love it when you see it in this frame.   Each print is 5″ x 7″.

Perfect for that special spot on the wall that you pass by every day and want to see something special that makes you feel good.

White bags in the interior

Your choice of:
– Inward Journey – this pose is called the Eagle Pose. One of the chakras it helps open is the third eye chakra. The third eye chakra is associated with intuition, self awareness and selflessness. The coordinating color for the third eye chakra is Indigo (dark blue purple). You will find indigo colored accents within the border flowers of this artwork. A crystal helps highlight the 3rd eye area.

Great gift for those in your life that love not only yoga but all things natural, calming and centering.

– Speak Your Truth – A great reminder to listen to our inner knowing and speak up when we need to. This message is taken from the Plow Pose print. The plow pose helps activate the throat chakra and is associated with personal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, decision making choices and lack of speaking up. The coordinating color for the throat chakra is blue. You will find blue colored accents within the border flowers of this artwork

– Be Gentle – This artwork is great for those that are suffering from: stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, arthritis or the emotions that go along with – low self esteem, fear of rejection, oversensitivity to criticism, self-image fears, fears of our secrets being found out, indecisiveness

The Solar Plexus Chakra: One feels then thinks the one must do. This chakra is all your energy, power and action. It is located below the breast bone behind the stomach.

My interpretation of this all is that when I feel that feeling in my gut telling me that something is or isn’t right that is my intuition. In order to maximize our intuition and connection to our senses we must make sure our Solar Plexus Chakra is clear and fully active. I’ve written a little about boundaries here (https://noellerollinsart.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/i-give-you-permission-to-say-no/ ) and I think this also comes from having increased self-esteem. When you feel good about yourself and your place in life you don’t worry quite as much about people pleasing. I feel as if I’ve made so many strides in this area yet it has me wondering since I had to have my gallbladder out last December if that is somehow tied into my having more work to do in this area.

– Dinner for Two – bold colors, the visual sounds of the violin, candles all wrapped up in a 5″ x 7″ frame. Great for a kitchen or dining room.

Click here to learn more or order. 

New Gallery Window Front

I had the pleasure this week of setting up my Music, Wine and Soul Artwork in the prime window front display at the Susan Hensel Gallery here in Minneapolis.  We snapped a few pictures that I wanted to share with you.

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The top left painting:  For Me – Guitar   There are no crowds, no one to hear as I work through my song. It is just me and my guitar, together we learn to know each other and strive to sing in harmony. There may never be anyone who hears my song, I may never fill a stadium or a club but I love to play and today I play for me.

The bottom left painting above is: Postina.  This local band performed at the Fine Line Music Cafe a few years back when I did a show there with RAW.  They were amazing.  You can learn more about them here.

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A few of my favorite things about the photo above:

The top left painting, “Showtime” is a painting I did a few years ago of my friend of over 30 years, Brett LaCasse.  I have loved seeing him pursue his music career.  He’s currently touring the state and a few national gigs with GB Leighton.

 The top right painting was inspired by local Saxaphonist John Bertsch.   I had the pleasure of watching him perform a few years ago in Stillwater with Bruce Henry.  Really cool story that years before that show I saw Bruce Henry perform at Rossi’s Blue Star Jazz Club in Minneapolis and I was so blown away that his performance and the atmosphere that night inspired me to start painting my first music themed artwork.   You can see that painting here:

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SusanHensel_Noelle1    The Susan Hensel Gallery is located in the Powderhorn area of Minneapolis.

Whats coming up for 2014 plus a year in review

Hello to you!

I wanted to take a moment to share with you what I have in store for 2014 and what it means for you.  (make sure to read to the end, there are some great inspiring links, photos and more)

Let me also take a moment to say Thank you to each of you.  I feel so blessed to be a part of a community where I can pour out my heart, share new artwork and be vulnerable in sharing my biggest dreams, goals and most personal stories. I love doing what I do, I love to paint, story tell, write poetry and teach. The fun part; I’ve been painting for 20 years and I feel like I’m just getting warmed up.

I just treated myself to a birthday gift this past week, I bought a set of oil paints.  The last time I tried oil painting is when I was 12, I put the painting in a drawer of my desk when I was finished and went back 3 months later and it was still wet… I decided right then that oil painting wasn’t for me.  Since then though I’ve wondered, I often paint with acrylics in a style that would work great in oils.  So fingers crossed as I experiment with them, I’ll make sure to share some of my work as I complete them.

So, what a year 2013 was.  I have gotten to see some of the fruits of past labor.  In November a necklace I designed was presented for sale internationally. I loved hearing more about the final details of it (since I was only involved in the initial stages), it is made of recycled silver and the chains were all make in Bali.  How amazing!

She #9 Necklace designed by Noelle


 

You can now find my bridal card line at Amazing Alterations in Anoka, Minnesota.  New Moon Metaphysical Store in Anoka also began carrying a line of my uplifting and soulful artwork, prints and cards.


 

I was also able to do the first (of hopefully many) baseball paintings on the fabric from the roof of the metrodome.  This is some of the fabric from when the roof collapsed a few years back.


 

And we had SO much fun at the studio.  When the time is right and I find the right people to share a space with I have a feeling I’ll go the studio route again. It was a little isolating through all by myself.

                 


 

Drumrolllllllll … What is up for 2014:

January 19th – “Finding myself in the moonlight” 6 week ecourse begins.

This online journey is going to be life changing! It’s for anyone who is ready to re-find their inner light. Instead of looking for it in everything and everyone else. It’s for women who are exhausted being who everyone else wants them to be. They are ready to figure out what it means to be the real them.  You can see videos and read more about the course here.  Today is the LAST day to get the December early bird pricing of only $49! Don’t miss out.

February – I will be at the Food & Wine Extravaganza in Coon Rapids, more details to come.

March 27th – Stellas on 97, Forest Lake – Spring Boutique

April – I will be having a HUGE fundraising yard sale to raise money for my May trip.  If you are in the Twin Cities and want to donate items to the sale just let me know. I’ve been so blown away by the support and offerings of people so far, it’s going to be a great sale.

May – Harmony Journey – I will head to the Israel / Palestinian region along with other western women as we bring together women from both Israel and Palestine for a life changing event. You can read more here.  I am over 1/2 way on my fundraising, leaving me with $4000 as of today left to raise. If you feel called to be a part of this project and forever use your donation to change not only my life but also the lifes of countless other women you can do so here.

Some of the new fundraising bracelets that have recently come in:

       

 

July – My Music Wine and Soul artwork will be on exhibit at the Susan Hensels Gallery in Minneapolis.

August/September – My Soulful Yoga artwork will be on exhibit at a Health aware law office in Minneapolis for the, One Yoga exhibit.

September 11, Stella’s on 97 Fall Ladies Night out boutique

November – 4 Angels Art and Craft Show

November – RISE in Los Angeles, Yoga artwork vendor

December 4th – Stellas on 97 Holiday Shopping Event

 


 

Here are some great tools to start off the new year. 

 

Watch this video.  Gorgeous women that will make you feel better about yourself as a woman and know your beautiful!

– http://www.upworthy.com/finally-pictures-of-gorgeous-women-that-make-you-feel-better-about-yourself-inst

 


Your Life is far too valuable to live it like everyone else!

 

1. Celebrate your uniqueness. Your life was never meant to be lived like everyone else. You don’t look the same, you don’t sound the same, and your personality is special. Your deep-held values are unique. Even your laugh sets you apart. Throwing that away just for the sake of looking and living like everyone else is one of the cruelest things that you can ever do – it will always prevent you from fully living your life. Instead, champion the things that make you unique. Celebrate them.

 

2. Realize that most peoples’ lives are heading toward destruction. Just consider the latest statistics. For example: Last year, on average, Americans carried $8,100 in consumer credit (not mortgage debt) – that is $8,100 for every man, woman, and child in America. It’s no wonder 46% of Americans say they suffer from debt-related stress. And according to the American Medical Association, stress is a factor in more than 75% of sickness today. In addition, The Americans for Divorce Reform estimates that soon “50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue.” One of the leading factors? You got it, financial problems.

 

3. Accept the truth that there is a better life out there. Reading through the statistics above, one can not help but say, “There must be something better out there.” There is and there always has been. Unfortunately, most people are so busy tripping over each other to purchase culture’s newest release that they miss out completely on the better life. Do not be fooled. The better life is not being mass-produced in a factory… you won’t find it on the shelves in a department store. It has never been found there. And never will be.

Read more from this great article here: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/your-life-is-just-far-too-valuable-to-live-it-like-everyone-else/


 

See how Minnesota photographer Pam Dusbabek (and my dear friend) is changing the way people see their own families.  She photographed my family this summer and it made me find new beauty in our everyday activities. She’s so amazing , you’ll LOVE her.  Plus she gives great ideas too, like when she started photographing her own children on Christmas Eve as they slept.  I’ve started doing this now and I love looking at those photos knowing they are filled with a magical feeling that only happens on Christmas Eve night.

        


 

I had a life changing dream a month ago that forever changed the way I handle competition, jealousy, envy, etc. You can read about it here.  

 

Sending HUGE amounts of love, gratitude and well wishes for an amazing 2014 to you! (and a Happy Birthday today to my sister, Ang!)

 

**Noelle

 

On the 12th day of Christmas!! Final Day

UPDATE:  I’m going to extend this last giveaway through Monday at midnight.

Well the giveaway fun is coming to an end.  After this I only have one more giveaway this year.  That giveaway if for a colorful, art calendar full of my artwork, that will be given away to one of the new “likers” of my facebook art page.   If you haven’t been over to my art facebook page there is no better time.  Make sure to like the page before Christmas to be entered to win.

 

So on this 12th day of Christmas I am giving away a fabulous repurposed pallet artwork piece!!  This winner will get to choose 1 of 5 designs.  See your options here:

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These are pallets that have been repurposed, painted and have all hardware for hanging attached.  Print is mounted to wood, size is approx 9″x12″.

I’ve had some requests to know where to get some of the items that have been given away. Many of them are available on my etsy site.  I will make a list here for those who didn’t win but would still like to purchase one:

Day 1 – Wine Prints – You can find my wine prints and artwork here.

Day 2 – Ornaments – wide variety available here in my studio.  Some themes on hand: new baby girl, new baby boy, girl, woman, wine, guitar, music, couple, family

Day 3 – Yoga print – You can find the exact print here or browse through the etsy site to find all the other poses.

Day 4 – Music Postcard prints – Here

Day 5 – Horse racing 8×10 print. Here

Day 6 – Hand Painted hammher –  You can find the hammhers I have listed on Etsy here   otherwise I have lots more in my studio that are not listed. Set up a time to stop by.

Day 7 – Greeting Cards – again, I have some listed on Etsy here.  I have more that I haven’t had time to list yet in my shop.  Set up a time to stop by.

Day 8 – Coasters – You can find the identical set of 6 here.

Day 9 – Yoga prints – all yoga prints, cards, pallet artwork, jewelry, posters are here.

Day 10 – Original Crossroads artwork – I’ve got a couple options for you, you can take a class and learn to make your own crossroads artwork.  Or by a print here.

Day 11 – Minnesota Wine Glass Set here.  Or Minnesota Beer Glass Set here.  (You can always request a different state or city)

Day 12 – Today – I have music themed pallets here.  Or the soulful yoga, crossroads and more here.

 

To enter todays drawing just leave a comment on this blog posting by Midnight Monday night (yes 3 days from now).  For those of you who have won and already received your gifts I’d love to hear your feedback  on how you like them, if you plan on giving  them or keeping them for yourself.  I always think it’s fun to hear the story behind things and where they end up, etc.

 

I hope you all have an Incredible Christmas, New years and are able to enjoy some time for yourself also.   Good luck on the giveaway today!!