Manifesting Mist Works!

This morning when I woke up and looked around the Dragonfly Studio – my first thought was, “MANIFESTING MIST Works!”. Look at all that I have Manifested in my life this past year! I know its not just the Manifesting Mist that is allowing me to be living my ideal life – its a combination of a lot of other tools that I have been consistently using this past year.

This past week on the Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse, I felt a shift — right through my entire physical body … this shift was ACCEPTANCE! Sometimes I am so busy visualizing everything that I want to manifest that I forget to Accept some of what I have! Look what I have right now — an amazing space to be creative in! A space that I am co-creating with other like-minded spiritual artists! A space where we can invite our friends to come over for a cup of tea!

We are ending a year that has seen lots of changes and transformations — for me, I am in a completely new state – physically & figuratively! I am accepting my intention as a reality – I am a full time, professional artist! I am excited to see how my life grows & transforms this winter — preparing myself for yet another Transformational Year – 2011 – is going to be My Best Year Yet!

I know this to be true because I am keeping my Priorities clear, writing Gratitude, sharing positive energy, thinking good thoughts, feeling everything, practicing daily, staying active, eating healthy, surrounding myself with great people, and loving myself as much as I possibly can — forgiving myself as well!

All of my best wishes to you who is reading this — because 2011 will be your best year yet too!

To see more pictures of the Magic Passion Love Studio @ Dragonfly
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AND if you want to purchase your own MANIFESTING MIST – visit the Trickydame Etsy Shop!!

New Location/Same Concept – Magic Passion Love!

Its been over a year since I’ve had an art studio and I’m very excited for my first “open studio” at my new studio at Dragonfly Studios on Tybee Island. As part of my journey, I came to Tybee Island and I’m very grateful for lots of reasons … cool people in the area I get to know better, amazing art community, beautiful landscape and an spiritual energy that is just waiting to be shared!!

At this Winter Solstice Celebration, please join me and my friends to share Magic Passion Love with each other as well as find out what fun events that will be happening in the new year. Are you ready for 2011?! Come find out how you can prepare for your best year yet!!

Tuesday, December 21, 7 – 9pm — tea & treats will be served!

Shift in the flow sometimes happen

Its always important to take stock in what feels good when you are embarking on a plan … which is what I did in the month of November. I traveled to Tampa to visit with one of my friends to share time & energy with her. While I was there, I spent a lot of time outside … allowing myself to understand what is important to me RIGHT NOW!!

Traveling to places to meet others and make the Mass Manifesting Mobile is definitely something I want to do however, I would rather do this with a traveling partner. I know it is important for me to be alone sometimes but being around people who are my friends is more important. So when the offer to come back to Tybee Island to help open up Dragonfly Studios and be the artist in residence, I knew this is why I found Tybee in the first place.

Changing your mind can sometimes feel like you are following through a commitment you made to yourself — but instead of beating yourself up and telling yourself you are a failure, loser, unable to commit — REMIND yourself that you are following your INTUITION that is being guided by your SOUL which is the REASON we are here!! I have run away from things in the past because of fear of commitment and fear of failure and fear of getting hurt — hell, I could write zillions of pages about this BUT we all know that this is “old stories” and we are about THE NEW STORIES! And the NEW STORY is I am living on Tybee Island, getting to know the city of Savannah and working in my art studio!


Its been almost a month since I’ve come back to Tybee Island, a place I never even knew existed a year ago. I believe that this is part of the Transformational Shift that is happening right now – I’ve allowed myself to be taken completely into the UNKNOWN so I can learn more about Patience, Trust, and Magic Passion Love!!

I have no idea how my life will unfold in the new year and it really doesn’t matter because I am allowing – feeling – living my life the best way I can right now – offering myself much peace & understanding … and Courage to keep growing as the Spiritual Being that is Joanne Morton.

Please come by and visit me at the Dragonfly Studios – you’ll feel really good if you do! and so will I!!

MPL Art Exhibit – The Gratitude Show!

MPL Art Exhibit – The Gratitude Show!

Originally uploaded by Trickydame!

Magic Passion Love on Tybee Island
Intuitive Expressionist Paintings by Joanne Morton
the Mass Manifesting Mobile, a Collaborative Public Artwork by YOU!

Thursday, September 9 3:00 – 7:00
Afternoon Art Event
Tybee Island Arts Association Bldg, 7 Cedarwood

Saturday, September 11, 3:30 – 6:30
Installation of the Mass Manifesting Mobile
Tybee Island Social Club, 1311 Butler Ave

Please join artist, Joanne Morton, for an afternoon of viewing art, creative conversation and helping create the first MASS MANIFESTING MOBILE as part of her MPL-USA Art Tour!

“Artist Statement
This exhibit is a combination of work that I painted in New York City and on Tybee Island. I paint the feelings as they are imagined in my mind. Releasing my spiritual energy is one of my favorite things to do as a human being. Sometimes being a human can be a little baffling and confusing for me as I am in a quandary about the hesitancy to share Gratitude & Love easily.

Being appreciated and loved is my first need from other humans and in order to fully be appreciated & loved by others, I have learned that I must also love & appreciate myself. This summer living on Tybee I have had an amazing love affair with myself! There were many others who I was able to share this affair with and for them, I will always be grateful!!

There are six canvases that I painted in my art studio in Chinatown, NYC during the years 2008-2009. Using the energy of NYC, I painted fast & swiftly with acrylic. It feels good!! It is ok to touch the paintings!!!

The first few weeks, I spent many afternoons painting on the front porch while Sam Adams played next door in the back of Bernie’s. The three watercolors were a way for me to relax in the flow of island life. The four mixed media matted pieces represent the affirmations that I use every day to keep my mind/body/soul balanced.

“In the Vortex” has two sides, words by an author/friend who so wonderfully describes what being In The Vortex feels like – and I created the image one afternoon with the windows open watching the surfers on the waves. The other oil pastel I painted while watching the sunrise over the Atlantic.

The “Hearts on Wood”, represent my relationships with four different men with two names – this artist never reveals the names of her sexual/emotional muses because these relationships are very special. My heart is open for all kinds of love as long as it inspires my art.

This summer has been the beginning of a huge shift in the Transformational Energy that is happening on our planet right now as a part of spiritual human evolution. I have made the decision to honor my own spiritual self by Allowing Feeling Living my life as an artist. How are you honoring your spiritual self? (There are no wrong answers!!)

“We are here to experience Human Love. Self Love.
Service to Me then to We.”

Joanne Morton, the Artist in the Attic

Thank you to the Tybee Arts Association for making this show possible with allowing me to use the space. I would also like to thank Denise Elliot-Vernon for her amazing help in producing this show, Sari McAfee for her creative inspiration, Fran Galloway & Marilyn Rosenberg for both of their friendship & support.

“The Gratitude Show” is dedicated to Eldo Hartz, of the Carbo House for giving me the opportunity to be the Artist in the Attic!

Joanne will always be grateful for the people and the island of Tybee for welcoming the artist that is Trickydame.

Trickydame on Tybee!

Making a decision to stay on Tybee Island is one of the most interesting decisions I’ve made in a long time!! HOWEVER …

Life is what you make it – Make it Interesting!!

And … this is how I want to live my life! WOW!

I’m learning more and more about how to
and I’m giving myself TIME! What’s the rush?!

I suppose this is why I was guided to this place — to slow down and listen to my soul. While I listen to my soul, I’m so grateful for the various characters I’m meeting and being able to sit and be with Mother Nature so easily.

I’m also learning how to take ACTION and WAIT! Things happen a little slower here on Tybee Island … and I have to TRUST that as soon as the busy season starts, I will have a job at the local cafe. I trust the process of life and all that I need will always be taken care of. SO FAR SINCE I’VE LEFT NYC this is true!! So just believe it JOANNE!!!

Also … RECOGNIZE what you are accomplishing instead of beating yourself up for what YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH!!

I am constantly inspired and in awe of all of the people who are living their PASSIONS! And I’m constantly reminding myself NOT TO COMPARE myself to them … rather ALLOW MYSELF to be INSPIRED by them…. thus inspiring my OWN PASSIONS TO GROW!

We are all exactly where we need to be! We are all being exactly who we can be! We are all exactly doing what are doing! We are all exactly sure WHY we are who we are!!

SOMETIMES we forget!! (or get distracted!!)

This is why its so important to continue to work on YOUR INTUITION – we are all sixth sensory beings!! So many people are sharing great tools on how to access this power. I’m listening and reading lots to strengthen my own Intuition!
I invite you to listen to Sonia Choquette or David Morelli. These two people are inviting us to TRUST OUR VIBES and ENWAKEN!!!

I’ve always been a big believer in AFFIRMATIONS but in this past week, I’m finding a new understanding of how important they are. And is it any coincidence that the same week I tape all over my little room at the Carbo House all of my daily affirmations from my Louise Hay daily calendar is the same week she launches her new book, “EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN GOOD“!!????

Positive affirmations are solutions that will replace whatever problem you might have. By repeating these affirmations over and over, you’ll be planting new seeds in the fertile soil of your subconscious mind, and they’ll become true for you. Louise Hay

I believe if I continue to trust & use my intuition and believe & say my affirmations — I will feel FREE to Live Fully!!

Interestingly enough — right now I DO feel free to live my life!

Trickydame shares MPL on Amtrak – WOW!

Monday, April 12, 2010 I caught the 2:15 Amtrak – the Crescent Line to Atlanta from Penn Station, NYC to begin the MPL-USA Art Tour. My two FCW friends Abundant Jen and Pretty Positive Paula (who took the photograph me) were there to send me off!

If you are inspired by my work and are able to donate money, please know that this one of my ways to create financial abundance while traveling. Depending on your donation, I will send you personal affirmations (custom created for you) as well as other special gifts. I love creating affirmations and to be able to create for others is one of my gifts – allow me to add positive energy to your life! To your manifesting desires!


If I could get 100 people to donate $20, this would offer me a major piece of mind so I can pay my expenses while on tour. I’m calling a few galleries and contacts I have who might be interested in buying a painting. I brought my art in a bright orange tube!

In addition to selling my paintings, I have my MPL Oracle Art Cards, Business Card Cases and Re-Energizing Sessions to create financial abundance in my life.

I’m going to host a FCW Society Brunch on May 2 – I know so many FCW down here! I hope my friends that I’m dog sitting will be up for hosting it as they have an amazing back yard and are FCW!

I am very grateful for this opportunity take this journey however I’m not doing it all by myself. There will be many lessons that I will be learning over the next few months and I would love to share them so we can all benefit.

We are experiencing this spiritual shift together and it’s about connecting the Magic Passion Love Energy from ME – to – YOU – to – THEM! I am being guided to share not only to people I meet but to the people who are following me online!

Thank you so much for being a part of my journey!! xoxoxoxox


So here’s the story about my train ride – the people I met on

Trickydame NOTE:
I am going to describe all the people I meet based on various demographic descriptions because this is what I find so fascinating – there are people in all social demographics that I am having MPL conversations – showing me that it doesn’t matter what race/sex/occupation/sexual orientation/etc…if your spirit is willing so is your body!

Just before dinner time, I began chatting with a young white woman (early 20’s) sitting across the aisle from me. She & her very big 6yr old son were traveling back to Atlanta – she prefers traveling by train so her son can move around. He was very well-behaved for a 6 yr old boy and I told her so the next morning. I feel its good to share with moms the good work they do raising their children – cuz I just couldn’t imagine being a full time mom! This young mother was going back to school to study business after she lost her job at the pharmaceutical research company – she wasn’t that upset about the job loss. She had a degree in biology and enjoyed research but was very fed up with the way the company she worked for were conducting their research. She had more ambition and was studying business.

She asked me where I was going so I told her I was traveling to Atlanta to stay with a friend and to begin sharing my art and positive energy while using the Laws of Attraction. Her eyes perked up with those 3 words – and she asks if I’ve seen the film, “The Secret”. (so grateful for that film!!) We had a wonderful conversation about the choices we make, how we use our feelings and I shared the book, “you can heal your life” with her.

While I was having a conversation with the young mom, in the seat behind her was an attractive older black couple (60s), he in nice black suit with time and she was all in PINK! Her hat, pantsuit, purse and shoes were all varying shades of pink. I enjoyed catching glimpses of her smiling as she listened to me explaining how we are all connected via source energy including to our planet. I was in completely in awe of the couple’s sophistication. That evening when everyone was sprawled out sleeping, they were sleeping with their hands in their laps and chairs half tilted back. In the morning, the looked completely refreshed!! Unlike the rest of us J I didn’t speak to directly to them, just a few smiles – however, I didn’t need to speak to them. She knew what I was talking about … I could tell by the way she held herself.

I feel my MPL Conversations are about offering people a safe space to talk out loud about their “spirit”, “universal energy”, “the shift” that’s happening and other metaphysical ideas because so many of us are experiencing the shift whether we are aware of it or not. You can’t talk about this to people who aren’t feeling it and yet IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS!!!

So through my travels, I will meet all kinds of people in their realities and be available to chat with them … hear their ideas.

Being on an Amtrak train is an interesting reality with lots of different kinds of humans! When I first got on the train, I was put in an aisle seat w/an attractive black woman (late 20/early 30) who was working on her laptop. It looked like she was a law student or even perhaps a paralegal. She wasn’t very chatty yet friendly enough. She asked the conductor for a sleeper car if one should open up. A female voice from behind her asked about they were and I said expensive and she said about $400. I followed the conductor to ask him if it would be possible for me to have a window seat …I was looking forward to staring out the window at sunset! He sounded a little gruff and mumbled, we have a full train. I assured him, I was fine but if it was possible, it would be so cool. So I went back to my seat to make it cool to sit there if this was to be my seat for the train ride. The woman sitting behind us, offered to switch her window seat for my aisle seat and I said, “no thanks, I’m ok now” and told my seat mate, “I’d rather sit next to an attractive woman than an over weight older man.” – not sure if she smiled or was stunned! But hey it was the truth.

The train pulled out of NYC – watching the skyline disappear will always be in my mind – I am not sure when I’ll be returning so this trip is still a bit surreal.

As I’m thinking about life, the woman behind us starts to talk to her seat mate that she was on her way home from visiting one of her three children and she has five grandkids. When we heard that she had 5 grandkids, my seat mate and I looked and both agreed, she didn’t look like a grandma! She was one of those sexy grandmas – a Latin/Italian looking woman with bright red lips, some kind of tattoo on her breast. She wore tight jeans with high heels. She was a colorful character that you enjoy on train rides. (unlike the drunk guy who kept popping pills for the first few hours and by midnight had to be escorted to another seat by a conductor! It was one of those moments that brought all of the passengers together in the middle of the night!)

As we pulled out of the next train stop, the conductor came by and had me follow him and he showed me to my window seat! As I was packing up to move, I shared my tour with the sexy grandma and attractive seatmate, who both seemed interested in sharing positive energy with others. In fact, when we got to Atlanta the next morning, they both wished me lots of luck on my journeys.

I got comfortable in my new seat, turned on the macbook so I could listen to Hay House podcasts and made myself a mimosa with the small bottle of champagne I got for my bday. (thanks Heidi & Janet!!) & bottle of Tropican OJ.

I dosed off after the first glass and when I woke up, I had a seat mate who got in Wilmington, DE. He was a nicely built black man who was watching a dvd on what was his dvd player from his car. I shared my bewilderment that people really watch dvds in cars?! Its for the kids he says but I replied, “hell, we didn’t have dvds – we read books” … he smiled and went back to watching his movie. He sat next to me for about an hour – we chatted just a little about his losing his job, living in NJ for a month, heading back to Atlanta for a new job. He is an apprentice to be an engineer who helps factories create production lines to make bottles. We had a nice conversation about recycling, plastic and glass.

He got up to go get some food and I stared out the window. The sun was starting to set. When he got back, he ate his food then got up and told me, he was going to move up front to a seat by himself. I was like ok – see ya!

After he left, that’s when I chatted with the single mom for about an hour…she needed to get her son some food and ready to sleep. I wanted to enjoy my transition time from NYC to Atlanta and not having a seat mate made it very easy! So I spread out just enough in case someone would get on – however I must have a guardian angel sitting next to me because I had my own seat the entire ride!

It was wonderful to be able to move around easily and when I woke up at 7am, we were 45 minutes from Atlanta. We were early! Which was great as it took about an hour to get our luggage. However, as we all know everything happens for a reason – while many of the passengers stood around the baggage area waiting for news about our luggage. I went and took a seat next a Mom late 40/early 50) & her daughter (early 20). They were a black family from NJ who had moved to Charlotte, NC to look for work. However, they found Charlotte, not friendly, too many finance people and not very inspiring so six months ago, they moved to Atlanta. They were much happier here. The daughter mentioned that she was trying to sell t-shirts, so I told her about CafePress and showed her my MPL bag – then the conversation really began. (if you want your own MPL Bag- visit my Cafe Press Shop!)

It was so wonderful sharing a conversation about their own experiences with being positive around not so positive people, believing in the Law of Attraction – both of them really understood what I am doing by traveling. I gave the daughter my email & # – inviting her to be spontaneous and call me! Chatting with them, made the wait to get our luggage go a little quicker and after we got our luggage, we gave each other hugs!

I wonder if she will call me – it’s a big risk to call a complete stranger. However, this is what I’m going to be doing – already made two calls to people I don’t know to see if they would be open to meeting with me. Both responded positively! I need to remind myself that I am only calling people based on their interest in art/spirituality and if I were to receive a random call from someone, I’d be very curious to meet them.

We attract what we put out there – this is the practice that I’m using in my present life.

We can only receive what we ask for – so I must ask!

In addition to a financial donation here are other ways to help me on my tour:
1/ Travel with me! Especially if you have a car/van!!
2/Introduce me to people who can offer me a place to sleep
3/Offer suggestions of who to meet, where to go
4/Send encouragement!

Again, I couldn’t do this with out all of the amazing encouragement that I’ve been receiving since I first started talking about traveling! I’m very grateful for receiving $200 last Sunday and I would love to be able make this number grow to $2000!


With much love & gratitude,

PLEASE VISIT the MPL Project Blog as well!!

Much gratitude to the following who have already shared financial gifts to help fund the MPL-USA Art Tour!
Marie-Claire Martineau
Ken & Mary Morton
Colleen Grant
Robin Coley
Alicia Prendergast

angels are with me…

It’s day four since I’ve left the life I knew so well to begin a new chapter in my life. So far it’s been rather easy so I want to express gratitude & appreciation for this! I feel its important for me to stay in touch of the positive things happening instead of allowing thoughts of past worries/fears to take away what is working out.

I can feel the ANGELS all around me offering me strength and support to stay in the present moment — stay connected with Source Energy! If I can keep this as my priority — I trust answers & opportunities will appear.

WHEW …it feels so new to think this way and I need to remember that the shift I am feeling others are so I’m not alone. The next week is going to be interesting – – I am going to do things that are so daring however… the outcome of these daring moves will only bring me new opportunities to share my art.

I am ready to host Manifesting Circles – create Mass Manifesting Mobiles in public spaces – offer Re-Energizing Sessions – sell my art!

Who/What is going to come into my life this week which will give me opportunities to make this happen?! The Not Knowing can also be exciting …. and the excitement feels a lot better than the fear so GUESS WHICH FEELING I’m CHOOSING?!!?!?!?

If I trust my intuition and ASK_BELIEVE_RECEIVE – all that I need will be provided.

So it is!

Afternoon Thought …

Right now …. as I am awakening my soul … purpleskyhundreds upon hundreds of other human beings including YOU are also awakening. Imagine what must be going on in the realms of this planet – positive energy beams must be just popping out all over!! Popping right back down into us – through us – and creating a lot of energy to be absorbed.

We must be gentle with ourselves at this time to give us time to process and receive all of this amazing new energy. As this new energy is introduced to us in our human bodies – the ego which wants to control the body will do whatever it can to keep its controlling interest in the design of our lives …. HOWEVER … it’s losing the power. We are becoming Warriors of the Spirit … more and more of us our arming ourselves with tools & allies to create a more peaceful and abundant planet for all.

So during this time where you might be wanting to cry, scream, pout, hit, give up … just pause. Take a deep breath – feel it?! Yes, you feel the positive energy beams … allow yourself to breathe it in and laugh, sing, dance …or cry scream hit pout …. but don’t GIVE UP! We’ve gotten this far … we can go farther. This is only making us stronger … let’s just be gentle with ourselves.

Relax & Enjoy … allow your magic – feel your passion – live your love.