Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day special - United States Marine Corps Hymn

I first created this poster in honor of my father and his comrades who served in WWII in the bomber squadron VMB611. It's a poster and is available in two sizes: 5x7 and 8x11 and will be two for the price of one through the end of June 2010 in honor of all veterans of all wars. The links will bring you to my website's online store. Simply mark the quantity you want and I'll send you twice that number. Or call us at 941-993-7001 and complete the sale offline for 50% of website price and discounted shipping. Bless you and your families.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Cat, Diana ... justifying her existence

There's an Abraham-Hicks seminar I remember where they were talking with someone who made the comment "I am worthy" and Abraham said they didn't need to justify their existence. Then Abraham told the story of Party Cat who jumped in Esther and Jerry's window during a seminar and laid down in the center of the room and flipped over on his back like my Diana. They asked Party Cat what he was doing and the answer was, "this is about as far as I go to justify my existence." I always think of that when I see my Diana laying on her back and it reminds me I don't have to earn my being alive. I am alive. I am who I am and where I am. That's it.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Subtle Wisdom, Success and Giraffes

"When you talk about what you want and why you want it, there's usually less resistance within you than when you talk about what you want and how you're going to get it. When you pose questions you don't have answers for, like how, where, when, who, it sets up a contradictory vibration that slows everything down."
--- Abraham
Excerpted from the workshop in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 #448
For the past three months, I've been involved in a discussion of Success with a Landmark Education seminar and workshop in Sarasota. The discussion revolved around the questions: What is success? What are the standards of measurement of success? Where did these standards come from? and, finally, What is success for me?

I've enjoyed the conversation immensely. I've come away from the three months having discerned that what I want is to fully embrace the powerful creator that I am. The "how" seems to be revolving around the question at any given moment, "Who am I being?" The "why" is all wrapped up in my main goal in life: to be the best I can be, to polish the golden chalice that I am and fully express the gifts within so that they are made manifest for others to see and experience. For me, success is being free to fully embrace, express and experience life, self, art and relationship with wild abandon.
Photo copyright 2010, Kiaralinda and Todd Ramquist,

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Magical Egret pays a visit to Heartful Art

While on the phone with my agent yesterday, this beautiful creature paid us a visit. It followed my voice from room to room as I went to find my camera. Even though our studios are in a bird sanctuary and we see many lovely birds in flight and on the ground here, the visit from this egret was particularly magical.

Ted Andrew's "Animal Speak" includes egrets in the chapter on herons, saying the "waders" are a group of birds who are "symbols of balance, and they represent an ability to progress and evolve." Also, heron people go deeper in their exploration of life, must be able to stand on their own, and follow their own path, without the pressure to keep up with others.

Whatever this bird was communicating to me, whether expecting food or delivering symbolic information, I accept the experience as magical and for a few moments in time, this bird and I were one. Sharing the magic. Loving the diversity of life.  - RV