Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tribute to Us and Our First Award Creation

We have received this beautiful tribute From DreamLife Studios:

"Wonderful blogger, SevEn cLoWn CirCuS has a wonderful weekly excercise called Tuesday's Tribute where you can appreciate others around you. It's true, *It's not all about you.", there are other beautiful Spirits out there deserveing to be appreciated. The more you give out, the more you will recieve in return.

My Tribute today is Ron and Sherry Byrum from Byrum Art. Sherry and Ron are two of the most talented and beautifully spirited people I have ever got the wonderful chance of meeting. There artwork is a mixture of Witch Art, Fantasy Art and other mixed media.

Their kindness is beyond compare and their spirits are to be admired. Living solely on being artists, something that is to be admired all by itself is
something I look up to and they are my inspiration to achieve more, be more and to go higher and higher.

You can find their artwork on Bonanzle,
Etsy, Ebay, as well as their website
Take a stroll over to their online shops and be inspired. They are always
creating something Magickal to bring Love, Light, and Magick into your home! I should know, I have one of their paintings!~" Jennifer Toppel

Introducing our Byrum Spiritual Art Award

Our Spiritual beliefs are very important to us and we believe they manifest in our art. Our relationship and our individual personalities also manifest in our art. The viewer may not always see it but we do. So its like as Ron says "We give a little of me to you!" I see other artists on my journey's online who also achieve this. Their art is inspiring, whimsical, bring joy to others, show different lifestyles in a different view. They carry a message that is received according to the perceptions of the
viewer. What else is this but Magic and Spiritual?

I would like to give our Award to two ladies who have touched me in a profound way ~ Heather of Witch Hollow Primitives
and Sarah of Cottage Garden Studios!
Just click on their Studio names to learn more about them.

I ask Heather and Sarah to pass the Award on to two artists who have inspired them.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Art of Sarah Sullivan

of Drawings by artist Sarah Sullivan!

Drawings I purchased from Sarah, she has more.
She created a whole town of shops all run by witches.
She calls them her "Witches' Series"
I love Sarah's whimsical style and oh! what an imagination she has!
For a witch this little town would be a dream come true!!

Be sure and check her out on Ebay or Etsy.
She sells under the name


Monday, April 27, 2009

"Puzzled" Relationships

by Artist Ron Byrum

"Relationships" Thoughts by Sherry Byrum

Sometimes it seems to me that my relationships cause me more pain then joy. I am a mother, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a grandmother. I've been married more then once so I have children and Ron has children and we don't have children together. My mother died when I was 18 and I've had a step mother who was grandmother to my children. She also has passed on and my father at the age of 77 married once again and he and his honey are 87 and 92, still living in their home and taking care of their selves. I have two brothers, both divorced, one with children and one has none. Between us Ron and I have nine grandchildren and one on the way. There are many people to consider, many feelings and perceptions that were put into this cauldron of family. Ron and I have been married for 28 years, since we were in our early 20's. The kind of marriage people envy but they don't know of all
the trials and tribulations. I truly believe no one knows what goes on between a man and a woman except them. There are always two sides and heaven forbid I judge anyone else's relationships when I've made such a mess of my own.

I ran across the following post. I can't remember where or I would give the writer credit.

"What you need to do with all relationships, including those that have that instant and deep connection, is let it be. You need to allow all of life, including close relationships, flow and evolve. You need to let people be who they are, not what you want them to be. And above all, you must not try to control, push and prod, manipulate and orchestrate relationships.

Have the courage and the heart, the centeredness, to follow your own path, to be who you are and love being who you are, no matter what. Shine out and show us who you are, so that people who are looking for someone exactly like you can find you. Do not allow setbacks or even major betrayals to dampen your shine and your being."

Easier said then done so I printed it out and it has helped me more then once when I am pondering my relationships. Sometimes all I can do is ponder them and wait. Wait for further insight, the intuition that comes from meditationthat tells me what to do. If I rush to decisions (and I have) the outcomes are sometimes worse then the present situation. So much to consider, how is one expected to have the answers. I don't think we are expected to have all the answers. No decision is written in concrete, we can change our minds. People get divorced and then remarry, they break up and make up. Only time tells the real story and the older I get the more I realize the story is a lot longer and intense then I ever imagined. Some relationships like those between a parent and a child, well they are a bond so strong that even in the worse situations love still exists. As a mother I know what it is to love unconditionally, to want nothing but good for my children, maybe more then they do, just like my father wanted for me. He had to let go and let me fall down and it hurt him. Now as I watch my children fall down and hurt themselves I finally know what he went through, what loving me cost him. I have been fortunate that he is still alive for me to let him know I feel love and respect for him, that I know he did his very best and his ability to forgive and love me unconditionally has taught me the same. I respect his opinion and I honor his life.

It seems in 2009 life is much more complicated then it was in 1973 when I left home. So many more choices people have that we didn't have. Life can be confusing. There is this little voice deep inside that tells me what is right and wrong, if I stop long enough to listen. Only I can decide for myself, I can weigh others opinions but ultimately I have to choose and I have to pay the consequences and reap the rewards from my decisions. So I meditate and I pray and I wait until I know the time is right, the choice is obvious and I can be at peace with it. And pain or joy, the relationships are worth it, they make me who I am, they help me grow! Sometimes I hold on and sometimes I have to let go! It is always my choice, I am no longer a victim, I can choose and follow my heart!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Artist Sarah Sullivan's Giveway

Artist Sarah Sullivan is
having a Giveaway

Sarah's Whimsical style
makes me happy!

I own several pieces and
they just bring me joy!

To enter her Giveaway
visit her blog for details!!

Just click on the Kitty!

Friday, April 17, 2009

I bought this on Ebay
from artist Lisa Lecturn Creations
ART!! Click on image for a larger view!

To see this amazing
artist's work click here.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Halloween Scones and Candle Holders

Art Candle Holders

We created a pair of sconces, a large candle holder and four little votive holders using our Original Art printed on sticker paper. When lit from inside with candles or battery operated tea lights the art images are just delightful!! A beautiful accent for the Halloween lover!

Available in our Ebay Store! Click here!

Friday, April 3, 2009

What do you see in this Image??

What do you see when you look at this image?

I Painted an empowered young woman who is content in her solitude. Seeking peace, wisdom, energy, the essential ingredients to make her feel complete. She is prepared to live in solitude if necessary to find her life's purpose. She is strong, she is proud of who she is and she loves the world around her.

"THE HAPPY ENDING - The happy ending may not be what we imagined and the process may take longer than we anticipated. But what have we learned, how much more do we know and what are we now able to create with that knowledge? That is the happy ending, one that we can take with us as a permanent source of knowledge
and understanding and use it to create new and different happy endings!"

"With a happy ending we are stronger, wiser, more confident and always gain on a
spiritual level. But it also means that we may have to release something or someone, let go of an expectation, or change our perspective." Author Unknown