Monday, October 31, 2011

Blog Hop - Listen to the Whispers

Listen to the Whispers
 I can't even begin to express the gratitude I feel concerning the growth I have experienced in the past few months. I signed up for the Kelly Rae Roberts "Flying Lessons" not really knowing what to expect and what I got was a wonderful TEAM of ladies that have been an incredible daily inspiration.

I consider Oprah to be one of my most important teachers .... and then I happened onto Kelly Rae Roberts, who delivers the same messages to me in a way I understand even more because it pertained to art. Oprah says to listen to the WHISPERS in your life that come in many different forms. You can listen, pay attention and take action BUT... if you don't pay attention... you will get a THUMP up against your head. And if still you don't pay attention there will be a DISASTER.

At the beginning of this year my life felt like a disaster on so many levels yet like so many disasters, it taught me so much and has brought me to a wonderful place. A place where I feel confident about myself and my art. In the midst of all the craziness a friend sent a Kelly Rae Roberts angel to me. Oddly enough, that day I had a friend ask if I would be interested in creating a line of greeting cards with angels on them. That deal fell through but I was feverishly painting angels and I couldn't stop. They would come to me in my sleep. It wasn't until my brother came over and saw them did we both realize she resembled me as a teenager and I was working through some old stuff subconsciously. Wahlaa! My "Luna Chick" series was created and I now have my art all over Austin and a few other places around the USA.

On this journey of self-exploration and growth I am now listening to those whispers that are just mine. I have come to realize that I had become accustomed to giving 110% to others while putting myself on the back burner while making myself small.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” 
~Marianne Williamson

All along I thought I was living my dream and flying... I wasn't. It is taking a few months but I am shaking the mud from my wings and feeling like I can really dream big and soar. Effortlessly.

Thank all you ladies who have been flying with me. I have really enjoyed this ride! You know who you are. Well, of course you do... you are all listed below. And for those of you who aren't listed below... click on a few of these links. We are doing a blog hop and these are a group of awesome artists from allllll over the world!

This I know, when you live with an open heart, unexpected, joyful things happen!

Amaranthine Violet
Amy Hillenbrand
Beatriz Peñas B.
Beth Cougler Blom
Carmen Patti –
Carol Bray
Christina Fajardo
Cindy Jones Lantier --
Connie Rawlins -
Dana Brock -
Deborah Velásquez-
Elissa Brown-
Hillary Courson --
Jacquie Williamson -
Jane Paynting
Janet Forrest
Jill Lambert -
Julie Hamilton
Kanchan Mahon -
Karen Claverie
Kari DeSaulnier -
Kathleen Conard
Kathleen McKinnon-
Kelley Miller
Kelly Corso-
Kelly Hoernig -
Kim Hyer-
Kris Lanae Binsfeld -
Lenore Angela -
Linda Barutha --
Lisa Michele Products -
Liza Zeni Baker -
Lynn Richards--
Lori Leissner--
Lori Moon --
Mary Sterk -
Megan Schmitt
Melanie Douthit
Michelle Dwyer
Michelle Reynolds -
Rachél Payne (Rae)
Rain Hannah -
Rhiannon Connelly -
Ruth-Mary Smith
Sherry Richert Belul -
Shirley Ann
Stacey Chadwick Brown -
Susan M. Walls-Beverly -
Teresa Cash-Czech
Tina Carlborg -
Tonya Love -
Ursula Smith
Zulma Cadena


  1. This was beautiful Christina! Plus, you included a quote from one of my all-time favorites; Marianne Williamson;D

  2. Love the post, adore your artwork...

  3. Lovely post. Your blog has a joyful feel.

  4. Your art is so beautiful, Christina! What a wonderful post - it was fun to learn a little of your journey - you are an inspiration!

  5. Wonderful post, beautiful story! And I love your art!

  6. Christina, your art is so whimsical & of the very first things I wrote in my journal when we started class was the quote you have above 'listen to the whispers'. What wonderful whispers, so lovely to be a part of this group with you x

  7. I have "listen to the whispers" written on a post-it note stuck on my "day job" desk. It reminds me to breathe and that the artist in me is alive. Thank you for sharing this.

  8. Keep creating the amazingly beautiful art and spread the love. Happy Flying! :)))

  9. Great posting, Christina. I love that you mentioned about listening to the whispers.

  10. Thank you for your story Christina! And for sharing steps of your journey with us on Facebook, watching you 'Take Flight' gives me the courage to believe that I can too!

  11. Well said Christina! I love your work and I'm saving my $$ so that soon I can buy something. Soon, very soon my friend

  12. Christina,
    Your art is beautiful! It brings me so much joy... It is only a matter of time and don't let go of the idea of Demdaco... It can take a lot of time to get in the door with them! You are worthy! And I do not see any mud on your beautiful wings!!! :-) Kris

  13. Wow, Christina, your "Listen to the Whispers" painting is amazing. Amazing. You are so talented and it's great to be among you in this wonderful group!


  14. Thank you for sharing your story with us all. Your paintings are absolutely beautiful!

  15. Hi Christina, Stopping in to say hello. The colours in your work are so clear and strong, must be just like you. I'm anxious to see more. Love your Etsy shop!

  16. What a journey you have had. Your post has a lot of feeling in it; you have expressed yourself very well. Glad you are letting your light shine.

  17. So beautifully worded! I love your art - you're amazing!!!

  18. Great post, well said... glad the mud is falling off of your wings. I do love your work.

  19. my life has been a disaster too christina. i love your work, and i'm so glad you have found your way. that marianne williamson is a genius. i so hope i'm related to her!

  20. Your work is beautiful..moves my soul..:)
    I love the quote too..Marianne Williamson is one of my favorite authors! Keep shaking the mud of your you can continue your flight!

  21. How beautiful and honest this post is. I especially love the line, "I am shaking the mud from my wings." Ah, we all know that place! I also loved hearing the story of the angel and your teenage self. Thanks for sharing your words and art! Happy to be flying with you!!!

  22. Lovely post ♥ Your art and unique style. Jane x

  23. Great work, it makes your blog look beautiful and truly whimsical... LOVE it...

  24. Gorgeous work! And I love Oprah too!!!

  25. thanks for the metaphor of shrinking. love your artwork