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Celebrating Creative Community & Your Part of that Web


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Santa Ana Art Walk

How did you create your own sacredness around yesterday’s New Moon energy? What intentions did you set and what commitments to your unique expression have you made?

My experience was, for me, the perfect, integrative, and intentful way to put closure to the weekend and to celebrate initiations of the new. I found another layer of clarity to my own focuses and welcomed more awareness all around. The day started in a morning hike and ended in four hours of sacred music for the heart and soul.

This weekend was also a very full experience of observing things that ran the gamut from simple to layered complexities, from the natural to the out-of-balance, and from experiencing sacred creativity, authenticity and community to witnessing duality, separation, illusions, denial, and fear.

I observed people’s choices reflect to them the stories they have chosen in what would be considered by some to be nice and not so nice experiences. I watched how easily illusions can consume people into addictive, hidden patterns that are slowly destructive, yet soulfully chosen for exponential growth opportunities. I also saw raw courage, vulnerability, connectivity, and instant transformations as result of responsibly embracing the learning provided in choice, which all created a fortified field of mirroring reflections to unfold.

In either case, the truth is, it all just IS. I can analyze it and attach a judgment or I can observe and move in and out, being honoring of “free will,” which knows exactly what it is doing in the grand scheme of things.

And such is life…a unified tapestry of wholeness that we can either choose to stay stagnant in the story of any one thing without taking personal responsibility, OR realize the fluidity of life and that all experiences are inherent in coming to understand the depth of creation itself, the perfection of what it is you have created to teach you, and perhaps doing so without staying stuck in victim or bully roles.

I choose to create what is a reflection of my truth and when not in an environment reflecting that, will hold the space of my heart’s authenticity and use the experiences playing out, as a way to further expand and deepen.

And even if the moment moves me through varying degrees of emotions and thoughts, in the end I am always left in grateful awe of how divine everything plays out. It truly is a masterpiece in creation.

That being said, it is a powerfully transformative time (as this Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio gifted) presenting opportunity for major change and new beginnings, if you truly desire it and have the courage to go deep into the heart of you.

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GuruGanesha Band

There were a lot of beautiful celebrations this weekend of visionary creativity being shared that I would like to bring back around the focus to.

Saturday night’s Santa Ana Art Walk Showcase with Orange County Creatives was the first of the collective, co-creative community celebrations. It was great to see friends that came out to support. I enjoyed talking with people that were interested to know more about crystals and my pieces and I loved talking with the other artists, viewing their work, and holding the energy of that co-creative space with them.

But it is the young artists putting their work out so courageously (for the first time) that I especially enjoy connecting with, as I love to support them in their passions and help to inspire them to continue to follow their dreams. That is a huge part of why I do what I do. I know what it feels like to be out there on your own in many ways, and yet there is so much value to that journey.

The life of a creative visionary is a gift that will bring a full circle of experiences, including the ups and downs in extremes at times. It is my hope to help keep the train chugging along the track they have chosen and to help lesson the down time.

“When we feel passion for something, it is because we are remembering what it was that we came here to do. The more passion we feel, the more in alignment with Source we are, allowing this energy to pour through us with no hesitation. This is the way it was meant to be.” —Karen Bishop

Sunday brought a gathering of vegan authors at the Animal Advocacy Museum’s Vegan Book Fair celebration, which was a wonderful showing of new authors sharing a wide variety of topics from natural health and global recipes, to the economics of the meat and dairy industry and the truth behind food labels. Again, another community supportive event promoting things of benefit to society through expressive means.

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Deva Premal & Miten

And, as mentioned, the Solar Eclipse New Moon evening ended perfectly at the gathering to celebrate sacred music, love, peace, and connection at the Deva Premal & Miten and GuruGanesha Band Escondido Concert. There was a ton of love in the concert hall of 1500 resounding hearts together in sacredness. One of the beautiful highlights was when Miten invited all of the men to stand and sing to the women. This was such a powerful experience of nearly half the participating gatherers standing in the power of their Divine Male in full honor, vulnerability, and integration of the Divine Female. Singing sacred chants, feeling the power of silence, and dancing in community creates a resounding vibration that has profound rippling effects.

Yes, the creative arts of all genres hold an intrinsic value that has meaningful impact, individually and collectively. And the younger and older creatives, alike, are helping to form a new heart, body, mind, and soul, collective experience.

More can be found on this topic in my past post: The Intrinsic Value of Creativity and Art: Cultivating Your Inner Artist

If you are on the brink of bringing forth your creative passions, I highly encourage you to keep firmly committed to that path, as it will reward you tenfold, not to mention will have far-greater impact than you can possibly try to foresee right now. Even if it’s not about creating a career out of your passion, your creative life force energy is so important to cultivate in terms of just shifting your entire vibration more into the abundant authenticity of you. And this will, by default, be an example to others to mirror that natural flow you embrace.

I want to thank my visionary musician friend, George, for sharing the passage below with me. Although it speaks about singers and musicians, I would say it is talking about ALL visionary creatives creating through ALL of the mediums and formats available – be that word, image, form, sound, movement, and any sensory and extra-sensory expression.

And if you are currently a creative artist or healing arts visionary, replace your modality in the following passage, but do not allow yourself to be replaced, as there is no other like you and YOUR creative expression is much needed in the world. YOU are much needed in this world. And in our unique, creative self-expressions, TOGETHER, we create beautiful music that holds the key to shifting paradigms.

You have a song to sing. It is why you are here. Don’t let someone or something silence your beauty, as your beauty will help inspire another’s.

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November 2 Orange County Creatives Santora space exhibiting artist Tania Marie


Here is the promotional story “Orange County Creatives” just posted today about my upcoming participation as exhibiting artist in the November 2nd Art Walk at their Santora Building Gallery. Looking forward to it and grateful to be sharing the evening with so many talented creative visionaries.

Quick Reminders – Free Reiki, Reiki Renewal Retreat Discount Deadline, Art Showcase, & Official Sale of Eternal Harmony


A few quick reminders on things going on right now and coming up soon that you won’t want to miss:

global heart1) There are only 3 more days until the end of the month, which means 3 days left to send in your email entry shares if you’d like to be entered to receive a FREE Reiki Healing Attunement, which I will announce the 3 recipients of on Friday, November 1st.

All entries must be received in by midnight on Thursday, October 31st – Halloween!

This is a $55 value totaling $165 of services gifted this month.

A Reiki Healing Attunement amplifies the energy available for healing and helps dissolve any energetic resistance and blocks, so the Reiki energy can work more quickly and more deeply to promote growth and integrative healing, as well as aid the creation and alignment for manifestations to take place.

For all details on how you can enter to receive this powerful gift, explore the link below:

FREE Reiki Healing Attunement

 

family room leading to rear deck and fantastic view2) There is only one month and a half left to take advantage of the Early-Bird Special $100 Off Discount for the upcoming Reiki Renewal Retreat. Deadline to pre-register is 12/12/13. There is extremely limited space and room options are filling.

If you are a local and not staying overnight, but coming for the classes and day’s food and activities, you also won’t want to miss out on this special. Message me for rates in accordance with your class choices.

All details can be found at the link:

Reiki Renewal Retreat: Spring Equinox in Laguna Beach, California

 

art walk3)  This Saturday, November 2nd is the upcoming Santa Ana Art Walk Showcase with Orange County Creatives at the Santora Building in the Artist’s Village on the 2nd Street Promenade from 7:00 – 10:00pm. (Promotional story to follow)

Details and location of this event can be found here: 

Santa Ana Art Walk

I will be featuring my Crystal Illuminations body of work, along with some crystal jewelry and crystals.

 

Eternal Harmony4) I’m excited to announce that many people’s favorite painting, “Eternal Harmony – The Journey Home”, is officially available for purchase in giclee prints today, both on canvas and fine art paper.

You can choose from 3 different size options and purchase here:

Eternal Harmony – The Journey Home

Payment Plan Options Available for all paintings – Contact me at tania@taniamarie.com with inquiries and orders for this special piece, or any of the visionary art your heart is feeling drawn to.

 

More announcements to come! 🙂

November 2nd Santa Ana Art Walk Showcase with Orange County Creatives


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Santora Building

I’m looking forward to the upcoming Art Walk that will be held on Saturday, November 2nd in Orange County’s hippest new artsy urban setting, in Downtown Santa Ana. The Art Walks are held on the first Saturday of every month and provide an opportunity to stroll down four blocks of the 2nd Street Promenade while you enjoy an evening of dining, viewing open working lofts and galleries, and purchasing original art from some of Southern California’s freshest, edgiest, and talented artists.

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Ancient Wisdom for Natural Balance with Ammonite

Orange County Creatives is one such gallery at the historic Santora Building (located in the heart of the Artist’s Village), which will be hosting their monthly showcase of emerging artists to include both painters and jewelry artisans. I’m excited to be one of the featured artists sharing this collective space filled with creative visionaries.

I will be featuring my Crystal Illuminations affordable, sacred paintings that are an infusion of actual crystals on small portal canvases that convey the essence of each crystal. These make great meditational pieces, are perfect for your sacred space or altar, provide beautiful energy to support the flow of Feng Shui in your home or office….And, like all of my crystals and creations, they are charged with Reiki love for integrative healing and empowered activation.

I will also have a few crystal jewelry pieces and stand-alone crystals along with the family. 🙂

If you’re in the area, I hope you can stop in and explore the Art Walk – make sure if you do, to come say hello!

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Orange County Creatives Gallery Space

Location:

Santora Building
207 N. Broadway, Ste. D
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Orange County Creatives will be sharing a feature about me and my work on their website soon. I’ll post a link to it when they do, but for now you can check out some of the other artists that will be contributing to the night of November 2nd along with me here:

Orange County Creatives

You can also check them out on Facebook here:

Orange County Creatives

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Santa Ana Art Walk

OCC is committed to supporting artists and connecting them with opportunities to be seen, having the belief that art is a valuable contribution to the world. Starting November 5th, OCC will be showing art work from local artists in two galleries – the space at the Santora Building in Santa Ana’s Artist’s Village and their new Laguna Beach space on Coast Highway where they will feature several of their artists for longer periods of time – open for special events and by appointment.

Laguna Space Coming Soon!
761 S Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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