Mixed Media Artist

Counting Blessings

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This mixed media painting  will be available in the Handmade Holiday Auction with Stephanie Gagos Online Auction on Facebook.

For more info and to join this upcoming event go HERE

Auction starting on November 28.

“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert

I love Elizabeth Gilbert. She changed my life. I read Eat, Pray, Love when I turned 40 and was inspired to start painting ‘for reals’. Her book and a lot of other things, just seemed to line up before me and make sense to my 40 year old brain.  I know they say, “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear” … I was so ready and I am so grateful I had so many great teachers, Elizabeth being one of the best. If you haven’t read her new book, Big Magic, you should.

Other teachers I am grateful for? Julia Cameron, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra all played a significant role in making me believe I am an artist and to quieten the voices that would say otherwise.

Thank you.

I leave you with this:



One response

  1. Victoria Ohhhhh

    Maria, amazing, but not really amazing…I have bookshelves full of their work. I’m 62 and it’s been within the past 9 years that I’ve started calling myself an “artist”, thanks to my husband calling me that.

    I’ve often said “I don’t know what caused me to think the opposite growing up”, but I know it was me.

    Love your work…and your posts. Keep them coming!




    November 13, 2016 at 1:42 am

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