Wednesday, February 24, 2010



My life it seems was destined for changes to occur frequently. Many times I have felt like a tumbleweed blown by the wind never knowing what was coming next. I gave up trying to predict what was going to happen a long time ago because always just when I think I have it figured out, something blind sides me and what I thought might happen doesn't and what I never even thought of does. I can sometimes correctly guess at what is going to happen to other people but my own life remains a mystery to me. Like reading a novel and not having a clue on how the story is going to end.

We all go through it, life is always changing, from birth to death we live our lives. We have just had a loss in our family that profoundly changes the dynamics of our family. Without going into a lot of detail I'll just say it has been a time of contemplation for me, going down memory lane with my 88 year old father. So many memories in my short 54 years, I know there will be more. I was looking at some of Ron's art and realized that he captures much of our life in his paintings. I choose a few to make a slideshow to visualize what I am feeling.

Life is almost like a Kaleidoscope, turn the wheel and life changes, seasons pass, stages of life are transitioned through. Starting out young and strong, going through the years from child to adult can be difficult and quite frankly when I look back on my life during those years, Ron's "Funny Farm" comes to mind, everything turned upside down, topsy turvy, I was a "drama queen". Lots of drama and masks I hid behind until I learned to be a Warrior and fight off the fears that held me back. This required a few confrontations along the way. Sometimes life seems like a very complicated game to me. I sometimes have to confront the things that get me side tracked from my goals.

But by learning to set boundaries and take care of myself instead of looking for happiness outside of myself I learned to appreciate joy and I think I began to learn to fly. It has been a long journey and is not over yet. We are all walking "storybooks" for we are all human but spiritual creatures all in one. I have learned that it is within me I find all the answers to the questions I ponder on and when I feel "Safe From Within" I feel whole.

I hope you enjoy the little slideshow of just a few of Ron's many pieces of art.

For those who might pass this way and not know my Dad who is 88 years old has lost his third wife and I am presently in Texas helping him deal with this huge change in his life. It saddens me that he has to go through this for he has already outlived two wives but I am grateful for the opportunity to spend time with him. He has always been a constant in my life, like a
lighthouse, always there. Give your parents a BIG HUG today!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wishcasting Wednesday

AVATAR ~ The Movie

Jamie has asked us this week What story do you wish to live or let go of? I just saw the movie "Avatar" last night; if you haven't seen it you must go see it. It is the most visually stunning movie I have ever seen. You may be asking yourself what does that have to do with Jamie's question but if you've already seen the movie you'll understand. First of all anyone that is capable of getting into the position above has my attention right off the bat! LOL The movie made me think about how far humans have ventured off course. We have lost the magic of living on this beautiful earth and instead we are destroying her. Although I personally don't believe we can destroy her because eventually she will shake us off like fleas on a dog. This movie made me realize the most wondrous thing we have is our body and oh how we mistreat them. They are a work of art, fine tuned we could accomplish things we never dreamed of.

This movie also profoundly effected me because my spiritual belief system is based on the theory of this movie that "we are all connected". That there is an energy that connects every living thing. So I wish to continue living the life I have with my art and my gardens and all the little things that make me appreciate being alive like warm gentle breezes and the sight of all my beautiful spring flowers I hope to see soon. It's that time of year and spring will be here soon and the tulips, daffodils and hyacinths will appear in their regal beauty. My hard work in the fall will pay off when I see all the beautiful flowers.

I have already left the the story I wish to let go off. My past when I tried to conform to the so called "norm" and always found I did not fit in. I started making choices on what makes me happy instead of obtaining material possessions. This life I live is not for everyone, some people would hate it but it is my quirky little world, filled with art, artist friends, gardening and traveling the internet in search of people just like me.

If you haven't seen the movie yet please go. It is in 3D and it will absolutely awaken the creativity that lies within you!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Something Different From Byrum Art

Something a little different from Byrum Art! An original painting of a Phoenix Rising from the ashes and flames. This is a beautiful, fantasy piece painted by artist Ron Byrum. The wings on the bird are incredible so be sure and click on the image above to see a larger view. It is listed on Ebay, to see the listing click here!! We also have a "Fortune Teller" sign, a set of five Haunted House small prints and some adorable spring items this week.

Be sure and visit us on Ebay, seller Sunbyrum!!