Author: Jane Carlisle

My Intention and Visioning Journal

Almost every year for the past 5 years now I get together with my friend Trisha and we do some visioning and intending for ourselves and for the world. Trisha invites a few people over and we share food and conversation and make some wishes. Sometimes  when difficult things have happened I have looked back after a while and I have been able to see how certain points in life ended up with an outcome and then again, sometimes not.  I have often felt powerless and caught up and overwhelmed but I am hoping to continue to change that story by using my Mindful Self Compassion meditation practice and my Intention journal with my art as a feature I have been making adult wishes for about 25 years now and for me, it is a way of talking to Spirit and asking for what I want in my life. It helps me to really focus on what makes me happy.  Some things happen in life that we don’t really like or want and when they happen they can make us feel sad or angry or perhaps even inspired to change in the hope that it won’t happen again.  I might be talking to myself and harnessing my own power or I might be talking to some omnipotent Being who has the power to influence time and destiny. Whatever I...

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What I know about paper so far

Mmmmmm paper. I love it! Don’t you? You can do all sorts of crazy things with it when you are an artist. And the more it tells you its secrets, the more mysteries there seems to be. It draws me in deeper and deeper. I want to know where it’s from and who makes it and what the mill might look like and how much cotton it has in it and whether I can get it in large sheets with deckled edges to cut up or if it only comes in blocks or pads. I not only love plain...

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INKlings

Hello! This blog post is to tell you about a fantastic idea I have had which I am calling INKlings. INKlings are one page stories with a character to delight and inspire anyone who enjoys light hearted fun with sometimes a moral to the tale. They bring a little bit of wonder to the day. They help our hearts stay innocent and amused and who couldn’t do with more magic as an adult and as a child? Remember the feelings you can get when there is a surprise package or a handwritten letter instead of a bill?  My INKlings are exactly...

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sCATchbook

What began as a way for me to unstick myself from a creative block a few weeks ago has now become one of my favourite art journals! As you can see I even had to write myself an encouraging little note on the front cover just to remind myself that a sketchbook is actually for sketching in and not for sitting on the shelf waiting for someone, anyone to come along grab it and fulfill its potential. Since I have been doing art so consistently for a few years now, I can allow myself to be that someone, that anyone....

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Getting Ready for SALA

Getting ready for SALA! I am hoping to have about 6 paintings for sale. 2 of them are 100 by 75 cm and very bright colours, lots of texture and maybe a cat or two in the picture! Sunday, July 31 at 3 PM – 6 PM Cats in the Loft – Level 1, 168 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015...

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