Here are some of our recent party decorations

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We had a really fun game night. We had an open bar, smoothies and sodas, buffet of food, (all decorated in red, white and black), colored table clothes and dinnerware, streamers, balloons, cards hung from the ceiling and card shapes made of construction paper everywhere. These were painted for the event. The first one is on a wooden board to set outside the front door. The other three are on canvas. Party on!

Kristi V

Halloween is an Inspirational Time Indeed….

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I have been working on the idea of  some inspirational paintings for Halloween. The first one  is of a clown with a very cheesy grin that is almost fake. He will be full of color and patterns, but nothing real. The message is what is true. “Are you going to go crazy if you don’t do what really makes you happy???” Don’t settle in life. Go after your dreams and live life, not just exist.

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The second one is of a scarecrow. He is kind of in a different world. Scarecrows are designed to represent a statue of a person in a field to scare off birds and critters. To say the least it doesn’t work. He is pointing to a framed world with a staircase. This world is your dreams. It represents where ever you want to go. The catch is you have to be present to participate in it. We seem to go through life like robots and not really living on purpose. We go with the flow and follow along. Take control of your life and live, not just exist.

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The third is of a clown that is surrounded by many worldly things we think will make us happy inside. Not to say these things are not fun and that we shouldn’t enjoy them, but internal happiness doesn’t depend on them. On the other end, sometimes we don’t do anything to make ourselves happy. We just go day in and day out doing the same old things. Loosen up and have fun. The message of the clown is that he wears a mask of happiness, a fake smile if you will. Perhaps it is time to look inside and measure our internal happiness meter.

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The last one is about life and how we spend so much time looking for a type of heaven instead of making our lives heavenly. Then we lay in our death beds with so many regrets. The ghost gives a message of living everyday like it is your last.

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Let me know if this inspires you to think about living life and not just existing.

 

Love Kristi V