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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
click here!

AND if you want to purchase your own MANIFESTING MIST – visit the Trickydame Etsy Shop!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/trickydame

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!

WOW!

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!!

Living with the Suspense…

For those who are reading this blog for the first time, thanks! I’m a traveling artist who is embarking on an interactive art journey!! I’m sharing Magic Passion Love … keep reading or read previous posts to find out more about MPL – its in you!! For those who have been following for awhile – thank you for your ongoing support!!

This blog post has been on my mind for at least over a week – having lots of guilt for not writing, fear for what to write and forgiveness for having self doubt. Its Sunday, October 24 and I’m at my friend’s home near the Poconos in PA. I’m sitting here looking out the window with a view that is so SPECTACULAR! The leaves are at their autumn best and the lake just glistens with the sun. AND the temperature is perfect!!! I’m so thrilled to be able to experience the part about the Fall that makes me “feel good” — with out have to also prepare myself for what will be next – WINTER!

This is another opportunity for me to stay in the PRESENT MOMENT! Its so important to enjoy/experience what is happening right now so you don’t miss what life has to offer you — knowing the future is coming and being prepared for what is to come is important. However, putting too much attention to what is “not known” completely takes away so much joy from the right now…. this is what I’m learning on the MPL-USA Art Tour!

I understand that my ability to live with more suspense in my life is actually giving me more options. When you have options – perhaps you feel more free to be yourself?! Now, I’m just babbling because this is what I do when I write which makes me nervous about blogging. How much do I need/want to share while I’m on the MPL-USA Art Tour?! I found an amazing sanctuary on Tybee Island to be more connected with my spirit – then my parents helped me manifest a vehicle to actually travel – and now I have a mini-van! Since leaving Tybee I’ve visited people in North Carolina, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania and will be in Virginia on October 30.

That’s pretty amazing when I read it on the computer screen. It goes to show you when you write your accomplishments in life, no matter how small or big – you will see that we actually do accomplish exactly what we are thinking. Having the past week at the country, first with a friend, then by myself, then with my parents, sister and friends back to being alone — I have had a lot of time to understand exactly what I am creating.

I am creating my life that allows me to feel good being me 24/7! This is what my intention was when I first began my spiritual quest in July 2001 — I was TIRED of not feeling good!!! Now that I feel good being me, I am TIRED of others not feeling good — not feeling like they have the right to feel good – feeling afraid to feel good – not knowing how to feel good — feeling guilty for feeling good — we all have the RIGHT & RESPONSIBILITY TO FEEL GOOD right now!! This is why there is a Transformational Shift — the shift is giving us an opportunity to share ideas about Universal Energy — and we all know what happens when you share MAGIC PASSION LOVE energy —

WOW!!

I invite you to Allow Your Magic — Feel Your Passion — Live Your Love as much as you can …
your life will feel better!! … and so will mine!

thank you… I am very grateful to co-create more positive energy with YOU!

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
and
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 does what she’s most afraid of …

Which of the following do you think it is that I’m doing that I am afraid of?!

1. Pick up a stranded shark, that I saw while walking on the beach Friday night and toss it back in the ocean?!

OR…

2. Live in the present moment and truly allow myself to believe that I am worthy of receiving Love from myself and others?!

If you chose #2 – then you are correct!!! — This is true. what is it that I’m afraid of?!
TO LOVE MY LIFE as FULLY as I possibly can!! I can also say that as in my previous post, some of the “fearful” feelings are actually “excitement” however, as I began to prepare for this show – I wanted to really get to the core of what some of my “limiting beliefs” are that show up in my life and make me a little fearful of some of my dreams – my intentions – my manifestions!!!

HOW CAN I BE AFRAID OF WHAT I AM MANIFESTING!!

I can be afraid because I’m human!!! Duh!! 🙂
(I had to accept this a few years ago and it was a hard realization but it is true -I’m human, flawed perfection!!)

Join me Sunday, 6/13, @7pm est on www.blogtalkradio.com/trickydameLet’s share some of our fears and Release them into the Universe! State them and say Ta Ta!!

Call-in Number: (347) 202-0609

To find out more – watch Trickydame’s latest V-Blog!! A social media mashup!!

Scary or Exciting – let’s wait and see!!

These past few weeks, I’ve been feeling a LOT and I recognize that I’m more excited than fearful. Even when it comes to finding a job to create financial abundance – the feelings I’m experiencing are more “what is it going to be” rather than “it will not happen” … I trust that the right job will be offered to me at the right time.

I also know that it is completely possible for me to earn money as a full time artist — all I need to do is continue to take all of the action I can take for this to happen.

AND some of the action is to WAIT!

When I used to take the bus in NYC – I would often say, the important part about taking the bus is BEING OK WITH THE WAIT! The bus is going to come – it may be late however, there is a bus running and it will appear when it does and I will get to my destination. I am using this thought right now — I made a video today so I could release out loud – MY NEED TO KNOW!!

I know it will happen — I don’t need to know when, how, where, or what … because I know WHY it will happen! Things will happen because All of my needs are ALWAYS taken care of! and this has been true since I made the decision to let go of my apartment and leave NYC. TRUST TRUST TRUST!!

And let go of the old limiting habits of wanting to worry & stress! this does no one any good!!

Seriously — relax & enjoy!!

so today this is the plan — to relax & enjoy!!

Sharing a great DAILY OM I received today — to remind me of what’s exciting in my life!!

June 8, 2010
Translating Our Feelings
Are You Excited Or Scared?

Often times when trying something new, we feel scared when in actuality we may be excited. Reframe your thoughts.

When new challenges and opportunities show up in our lives, we may
diagnose ourselves as feeling scared when what we really feel is
excited. Often we have not been taught how to welcome the thrill of a
new opportunity, and so we opt to back off, indulging our anxiety
instead of awakening our courage. One way to inspire ourselves to
embrace the opportunities that come our way is to look more deeply into
our feelings and see that butterflies in our stomach or a rapidly
beating heart are not necessarily a sign that we are afraid. Those very
same feelings can be translated as excitement, curiosity, passion, and
even love.

There is nothing wrong with being afraid as long as we do not let it
stop us from doing the things that excite us. Most of us assume that
brave people are fearless, but the truth is that they are simply more
comfortable with fear because they face it on a regular basis. The more
we do this, the more we feel excitement in the face of challenges
rather than anxiety. The more we cultivate our ability to move forward
instead of backing off, the more we trust ourselves to be able to
handle the new opportunity, whether it’s a new job, an exciting move,
or a relationship. When we feel our fear, we can remind ourselves that
maybe we are actually just excited. We can assure ourselves that this
opportunity has come our way because we are meant to take it.

Framing things just a little differently can dramatically shift our
mental state from one of resistance to one of openness. We can practice
this new way of seeing things by saying aloud: I am really excited
about this job interview. I am really looking forward to going on a
date with this amazing person. I am excited to have the opportunity to
do something I have never done before. As we do this, we will feel our
energy shift from fear, which paralyzes, to excitement, which empowers
us to direct all that energy in the service of moving forward, growing,
and learning.

http://www.dailyom.com

Settling in on Tybee Island takes time…

Saturday, June 5 will be my one month mark of being on Tybee Island. I will admit this last week as been a week of allowing myself to get used to the idea that I am staying here for as long as it feels good. When I left NYC almost 2 months ago (June 12!!) it was my intention to find a way to travel across the country to share Positive Energy. This is still something that I am open to and I’m visualizing daily however, sometimes, you need to trust your INTUITION and act accordingly.

Every thing that I need is coming to me very easily here and I really like living so close to the ocean. On the evening of the full moon, I walked to the beach, BAREFOOT at 9pm and stayed out there for 2 hours!! Watching the water glisten under the full moon glow was awesome!! I’m also getting to know the locals – on the North Side and the South Side of the Island!

Magic Passion Love knows no boundaries!

I plan to document as often as I can so I can share my Tybee Art Adventure with you! I’m also planning on working on my own relationship with my spiritual self and my physical self. I’ve been meditating daily, listening & using affirmations, and painting a lot!! This is why I’m here … to paint! To be an artist! I’m very grateful for this!!

I’m hoping after tonight I will have a part time job, will share the details if it works out! Which I’m sure it will because I pulled my Wisdome of Avalon Cards by Collette Baron Reid last night and as usual, her cards rocked.
Highly recommend checking her out!!

Every day I continue to
Discover a new way to enjoy my life –
Manifest exactly what I need –
Spend time with nice people who share love –
Enjoy a new miracle of kindness –

Every day I am very grateful for my courage to feel good being me 24/7!

I appreciate your support and readership of my blog.
if you are so inspired by my work, please visit my website:
www.trickydame.com and order a Intuitive Abstract Energy Art and/or forward this to anyone who you think might enjoy the ideas of magic passion love!

Relax & Enjoy your day — it’s a good one!
xojoanne

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
ALLOW LIFE
FEEL LIFE
LIVE LIFE
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!
WOW!!