Recent Works of Inspiration

In my Etsy Shop I am determined to reach a goal of 50 items by May 30th 2012. I am currently at 21. Here are a few pieces I added today.

Cohesive Souls #6 Series

Influential Destiny #1 ACEO Series

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Art of Inspiration Note Cards

I am excited to introduce my new line of The Art of inspiration note cards.  This is my opportunity to combine my love for painting and poetry.  The great part about this endeavor is that my customers also get to choose pieces of my artwork to be made into a notecards and create the message they want in the card.  You can personalize it.  All you have  to do is choose a piece of my artwork by the titled listed in the description in myEtsy Shop  and contact me  giving me the message the message you want. You can order as many as you want.  I will email you an invoice to make your payment through Paypal and mail you out the cards.  This is a great little gift to give someone who needs some encouraging words or just to say thank you especially if they are art lovers.  Is there someone you want to inspire? If so, what would you say to them?

Spirits In the Field

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Late Nights with John

This post comes in late today.  I almost did not post today but I am determined to push myself as I have stated in my previous post.  I am usually sleep during this hour. Its almost 11:00pm.  During my rejuvenation journey there is another path I am taking, it is making a routine and sticking to it.  As I now see if  I want to be successful on this journey I am going to have more of these late nights.

What inspired me tonight to push myself is John.  John is not my husband or boyfriend he is John Coltrane. Jazz music, John’s in particular, just gets me moving.  It does wonders for me when I am painting.  As I listen and write this post I see that it gives me that same feeling I get when I have a brush in my hand.  I get a burst of energy.  I would like to share this with you in hopes that it does the same for you.   You tell me how John makes you feel.  Enjoy!

John Coltrane – The Very Best Of John Coltrane

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Positive Outlook

This morning while I was driving my son to school he asked me who bought the paintings that I delivered on yesterday.  Yes, I will make deliveries on a Sunday. I told him who it was and then he asked me how much did I sell them for.  I told him and his eyes bucked.  I also told him that it was at a discounted price.  He was shocked at the amount.  I said that I have someone else who is interested in a painting that cost almost three times as much.  His eyes bucked again.  He said, mom you charge too much for your paintings that more people will buy if they were cheaper.  I expained to him that artwork can be worth thousands of dollars and that one day I hope to reach that plato.  I told him my plans to make my art a full time endeavor and paint for the rest of my life.  He then said, yeah then you could tell your boss that you quit and just walk out.  I said to him, no son I can’t do that, you never want to burn your bridges.  He said why does it matter you will never have to go back.  Of course I explained to him that you never know what could happen, that I may need them and its just the right thing to do.  He said we are going to be rich.  I wish I felt in my heart the way he did.  Yes he is only twelve years old and don’t know any better, but it reminds me of how when your young you have high hopes and a postive outlook on the things. Having this positve attitude is one of the paths on my rejuvenation journey.  When your waiting for that sale to come through the door so you can meet all your financial obligations you have to believe that you will get through the ruff patches by staying positive that you are near the end and that much closer to your goals. The piece below is ispired by what I am feeling inside while I go through this journey. Its titled “The Cover Up” I will cover up the negative thoughts with colorful ones which will make my days a little bit brighter.


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Work In Progress

This journey I am on is a work in progress. Just like one of my paintings in its beginning stages.  Sometimes everything flows smooth and sometimes there are ruff patches.   No matter what I have to keep going. I cannot turn around.  I have began a new series which was inspired by the ruff patches that I am going through right now in my life.   I have made a conscious decision to push myself more whether its drinking more water everyday or building my art business.  When I say I am on a rejuvenation journey in ALL areas of my life I mean ALL.  Is there an area in your life you would like to rejuvenate?  I would like to encourage you to get through the ruff patches.  I use my art to get me through the ruff patches what do you use to get you through? Please share your ideas they may help others who are on a rejuvenation journey.  The “Ruff Patches” series is textured patches of color painted on 2.5×3.5 canvas paper which can be put into a 5×7 frame. You can display in alone on a table or in groupings on the wall.  This series is a work in progress so please be patient with me making them available for sale. I will keep you posted.


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Rejuvenation Journey

Hi and welcome you to my new blog.  Today is the first day of my blog journey.  I am currently on a journey to rejuvenate ALL areas of my life. My blog is just one of the paths I need to take to get to my destination.  On my blog is where you will see my artwork, and have insight to my feelings behind the piece.   Through this blog I am inviting you to come along for the ride.  The piece below title “Purposeful Paths” was inspired by this journey I am undertaking and each piece I paint will reflect where I am mentally as I travel.   Most of my paintings have texture, which represents emotions I cover up with the color.  Sometimes the colors will be bright or they will be dull.  This is where I will be sharing the blood, sweat and tears of my journey. Here you will learn alot about me and what’s behind the art.  I thank you for your support and I do hope that I can help you rejuvenate in the areas that you desire.  I challenge you to go on this “Rejuvenation Journey” with me.  We don’t have to go down the same paths but make sure the path you do take has purpose.


To see work I have for sale please be sure to click on the My Gallery link to the left it will direct you.


Kindest Regard,

Crystal Lauren

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