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Hi! My name is MaryAnn , in a nutshell , Im just a city gal who left the city to live life in the desert with dreams and a family I love very much. Im just an artists , tryin' to live my dreams , go where they take me , and just see what happens.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Give Yourself time for the I, the me ,the am in your life.



     Greetings & Salutations my comrads of light , how are all of you doin ? Are we hangin in there ? Life can get crazy hectic  trust me I'm with ya on that I tell ya! I jus want to say , because I can't say it enough , you have to keep yourself in check everyday . Now some of you might say " well I don't have time for that " or " I'm too busy what do you know , you don't have a life obviously , if you have time to do your little art journaling " .Yes I have had women tell me these exact words . Some women , who think in this way think that they can't give themselves a little time , that it would be selfish to give themselves this time ,because it takes away from their family or they feel guilty if they think of the me, the I,the am.

 
        My Routine every morning . 

     Now let's not have a panic attack because I said I do this every morning , my routine can be different than yours . Yours could be after your work day , it could be during your lunch break , it could be before you go to bed . It's your choice , when you want to art journal , or maybe you do one page for a couple of days , however you want to do it , or when you have the time to do it that's when YOU DO IT . BUT IT HAS TO BE YOUR ChOICE ! No ones gonna make you do it except you . Only you have the power .

     It's not easy making time for the I , the Me , the Am with all the stresses of life . If you love yourself , you will make time no excuses . If you can make time for a bath or you can make time to get your hair done , you can make time to give yourself good mental health by meditating then art journaling or jus journal to set all the stress free & keep yourself stable & in check.

     I will be workin on an art journal video this week hope to have this one to yaz on Sunday .

     Remember beautiful earth beings to love yourself let go of the stress know that it's jus part of life it is what it is because that is life.
Until next time live life like it's your last & Namaste & all that jazz !


            Thanks for listening it means so much !

                  Luv,
                    
                MaryAnn 4rm Zero

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hey all things can be amazing if ya jus let it in


     Greetings & salutations! Jus blog posting ya that life is such a trip , but! We continue to move on cuz we gotta jus keep goin . Life is always going to throw you stuff that you don't like , don't want & we stride to get some peace in our mind .
     Now I hope you remember that I speak from my own life experience , letting you know that as human beings we are always gonna feel emotion for something someone said ,did to us & the key to a happy life is to learn not to be affected by those thoughts . I feel those are the tests that our God , or Universe puts on us because life is that simple yet it's not simple for us . If we can see things in this way , in other words, if we can wake up in the morning & prepare our minds if you will , before you get out of bed ya say , I am happy! My family is happy! I'm grateful for everything in my life! I will get threw the obstacles today ! Our day we have set to be a better day .


     Life is about the choices we make in life . Who we chose to hang out with also affects how we feel . I have discovered you have to hang out with people who lift you up , people who inspire you , people who understand what your about & vice versa .
     I stepped away from this blog for a while because I'm constantly trying to find myself . I feel as a artist or as a human your trying to find yourself constantly . I notice one thing about life that never goes away & that's always keeping your self in check while your following your dreams , the pain is still there , the problems are still there . They won't go away cuz there part of your life . The key , is to learn to understand  & except that all of that white noize in your head is normal.


     This is why I art journal . This is my phsychotherapy hahahah! My therapist 


     When life gets really crazy for me , I whip out my art journal & write all the things that are bothering me or that I need direction in then I throw color on it & turn it into a positive , then that becomes my mantra , my intention for the day or the week , I meditate on that art journaled page , a way to keep me real . 


     I've really been workin on myself a lot lately & what I mean by that is just really looking within myself physically , mentally & spiritually . I started to read a lot in the Buddhist book called The Sutra. The art journal pages above are some of the mantras I want to focus on . I open these pages up when I meditate & chant on my mantras .


     All I want to do is try to help other people understand that all the problems all the pain all those feelings are normal , don't think your crazy cuz it's all crazy , but we still have to keep it together for ourselves most of all , but also for our loved ones that depend on us . If we can all learn to deal with our depression ,our sorrows , our dispear , living a happy life is always possible . 

     I hope that you will join me for some art journaling it's not rocket science , you really don't need art experience here's a simple how to video of what I do more to come & as always thanks for listening it means sooo much ! 

Link to video :

     Until next time Live life like it's your last , Namaste & all that Jazz! 

            Much love , MaryAnn 4rm zero

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hello everyone! It has been a very very long time since being back to this blog, so much to tell you, don't even know where to begin...

Greetings & Salutations ! I can't believe Im back , looking back to who I was , where I was in my life when I started this

it can get a lil' funny actually , I meet people who have a knack for journaling and try to swing them into doin a blog or art journaling and they think Im weird . I say , " Really Im doin it? Im blogging? Im art journaling? they look at me like Im the biggest weirdo . I had stepped away from this amazing practice ; well I didn't step away , I guess I stepped away from you fine people , I found myself lost without realizing I was lost. Since I left you last , which I was surprised to see I've been gone from this blog since 2012! my gosh! how crazy is that? Living in a world , where artists aren't always taken seriously , can be one big head trip I kid you not! Im sure some of you get what Im talkin' about.

     So Im getting back to the swing of things finally! In a nutshell , when I left ya last , I was going threw my daughter being a teen pregnancy , dealing with the struggles of that its more complicated so I will tell you that story some other time , then I dealt with the death of my father n law , then after finally getting back into the swing of things , my brother n law dies a tragic death . All I've been understanding is pain . My brother n law passed in March , right before my birthday . Since my family is probably more apart than ever . My husband and I are now judged more often than ever and certain family members want to claim we are unstable .Why you ask? because WE ARE ARTIST! Yep! Because I don't make any money at this , trust me I try , jus not good at it.Bottom line,being honest , my husband and I are always there for this family ,especially threw the bad times .They seem to never remember those times of course, its always after a tragedy , it becomes ," Oh! Look at you? What are you doin with your life?" Its literally like a bad dream . So I don't interact anymore with them,closing myself in yet again.

What am I doing since all the loss ...

     Well I got back on my wagon of faith,love,hope for no one else but myself.
I started to do yoga practice again . I had done it since I was young , but not in the way Im doing it now . I feel alive again , understanding that I have to love the Me,the I , the Am . I had to learn to put all the people I love and care about aside and focus on me because no one else is gonna do it ! What I realized about who I was then ( the person who left ya last ) and who I am this very moment is Im not selfish , I love hard , I love my family very much and take care of them regardless of how they see and treat my husband and I. But! One word sticks with me threw this last sentence and that is SELFISH . This word I realized I have never been? Through doing my yoga practice I realized that I have started to be selfish , thinking more for ME now ! Now at first I will be honest , I always want to be here with ya all , is I felt guilty at first . " Who me? think of the Me , the I , the Am? Why that makes me the biggest sinner of all !" Wrong! The only way you are going to keep the ship sailing is to remember to be selfish for yourself .No one else is gonna love you like your higher self does . No One!!!


I get back to who I truly am and stand tall and proud!

     Now I have stepped away to let my family figure themselves out . I know when Im needed and the last thing I want to be is a mother bird in waiting . It sucks when your a mom who is sitting around waiting to serve her family , only to have them talk behind your back of how much of a loser you are ,especially the girlfriends and boyfriends of my kids , oh my gosh! I can tell ya those stories some other time , anyways! hahaha! find myself getting sidetracked, I want to be very real as possible so that you all know your not the only ones who go threw the crappy obstacles of life . I realize that threw my Buddha side of myself , I begin to really understand my religion . I think its life experience that makes you evolve into the whole " I GOT IT !" program. Bottom line , you can't change anyone elses life , whatever your kids or other family members are doing that is they're life to lead as they see fit , we can only be there when they say they need us. So I learned that I've got that one down , and why not? To not have to jump and go out of my way for them is amazing! Hhahah! seriously! I dont mean that in a cruel way , I mean that in a accepting way. I wake up every morning , and tell myself how thankful and blessed I am that my family is healthy alive! then I go do my morning yoga sun salutations , then I meditate my intention for the day , then I art journal it and set it free and begin my day being happy. I do mantras that really help and I have my nifty mala beads to remind me of my fullfilling happiness inside .


So whats happening now?

     Well I got back on that horse . Im not one to give up , I may procrastinate , Im only human . I find that in order to get back on that train of inspiration is to stay focused make a list of goals and see what happens. I can say no one is needing me for the first time in a long time . So Im in a hurry to get stuff done before I get interupted . I now make time for the stuff Im doing . My life is crazy , between music , editting projects Im working on & loving me it gets busy everyday .Right now Im working on my bags I've been doing , then my music project with the hubby , my art journaling , and my yoga practice Oh! and loving my kitty :)
     Don't stop loving what you love to do . Life will throw ya curve balls but jus dodge those balls and keep going . You live this life , live in it , the best way to set yourself free!
  
     I will be remodeling this blog so when you come around to visit you may notice its changing , so don't be alarmed . If you have any questions for me please leave a message on the comments and I will get back to ya or talk about it in the next blog post k ? 

     Thank you as always for listening and namaste! :)

                             MaryAnn 4rm Zero...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wishcast Wednesday : What is your hearts wish ?





Greeting & Salutations ! Fellow Wishcasters and everyone who should be a Wishcaster , Welcome!!!

                       

     It has been so long since I wishcasted with Jamie Ridler and the rest of the Wishcasting gang . How have you all been ? I have missed you all . I look forward to headin' over to everyones blog and wishing on to others as they wish for me also. Well lets get started with this blog post , shall we...

 Jamie Ridler asks , " What is your hearts wish ? "



     Well I would have to say , considering I feel like my dreams are starting to happen and I feel its taken me a very long time to get to this point in my life , I would have to say , my hearts wish would be to continue to break my fear of thinking its all impossible , because it is possible , Im doing it! I can't believe it sometimes . All it takes is the work and the desire to get yourself out there . I never thought I was a photographer . I have always loved taking pictures and filming, but I didn't think I had what it took to do photography and incorporate my mixed media art skills I've learned here online . This last friday on June 22nd of 2012 , my photo art , as I like to call it , was displayed at an art show called Chocolate and Art. I was so excited that I had been chosen to be one of the underground artists of Los Angeles . There was so much amazing , talented artists there .






All the art was beautiful , interesting and reasonable . We all were pretty much selling our work between 45 to 200 dollars . The crowd was a great group of people . Havin' a good time on a friday night after a hard days work . I felt like I was in , " The Mix ! " as its told . haha!     












The Chocolate & Art crowd.






     We had a great time , and it wasn't called Chocolate & Art for no reason , there was chocolate alright , all you can eat fruit and cookies dipped in the waterfall of Chocolate , as my hubby Dave here demonstrates , he's the guy in the cowboy hat . : )

Dave gettin some chocolate yum!


     All in all Im discovering alot about myself . That I just need to start believing in myself just a little more everyday . The positive energy that I surround myself with , whether it be my people who inspire me or my art , I have found that the key is FOCUS . Keep locked into that focus and just run with it .


     So there ya have it Wishcasters ! Thanks so much for stopping by . I really appreciate it . I have missed talkin to all of you , I've been so into my dreams lately in a way of finally saying I got to make them come true now .


                                        Until next time ,

                                                    MaryAnn K.


lady walkin toward my art !

                    P.S. As you wish for yourself I wish for you also! : )





























































































              

                                                                   





                                                                                                                                                          






  


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hey Everyone ! Just keepin' you posted on what I've been up to!

Greetings and Salutations! Again been a while since I last posted . All I can tell ya is it has been crazy! Between all my film projects and all my craft projects I have had barely anytime to get on the computer. My emails I was behind on , now Im just coming by to just let everybody know Im still alive and kickin' LOL! I am working on the long and awaited stuff I've been wanting to put on my etsy . Its been so hard to finish them all , but there all so cute! Above is a picture of all the stuff Im workin on. The skeleton couple is for a backpack bag Im doing and then theres my Sketchbook project . I will be back to post how they are all turning out. I hope your all tryin' to make time to do your art . It is so important , trust me I know.

Thanks for listening as always , it means alot!

Muah! XOXO

MaryannK

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wishcast Wednsday : Where do you wish to be Fierce?

Hello Wishcasters! I made it to do this twice in a roll , Im on a roll! How are all of you? Well everything is well on my end , just got alot of projects going on. One of them being The Sketchbook Project . Im so excited about this , because it is a limited edition , part of my sketchbook goes in the book that will be published this year. I will keep you posted on when that comes out so stay tuned for that. Now on to wishcasting with the amazing Jamie Ridler ! Today Jamie asks us, " Where do you wish to be fierce?" Well that is a good question! I wish to be fierce on everything I embark on like : being a parent,a grandparent,a wife,a sister,as an artist. Thats pretty much it in a nutshell. : )
I have missed you all wishcasters , you are all such great gals , I cherish you and Jamie! I hope to keep this going and do this every week again like I use to. Until next week :

As You Wish For Yourself , I wish for you also! XOXO!

Here is the How to video I did on My sketchbook project enjoy!




Until next time , remember to treat yourself to a little art through the hussel and bussel of life.

Love,
MaryannK

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year Everyone!

Greetings & salutations ! I haven't blogged in so long . So sorry its been what feels like centuries since I've been here . My life just got crazy with my film world.
When I started the New Year with my art buddies at The Hive gallery, I felt this amazingly , overwhelming excitement of so many cool things to come ;not realizing
that the feeling I was having could easily turn the other direction in an instant ;
without me even seeing it coming for a second . It was sad because , all I want to do
is make something so grand , and bring artists and like minded people together for the cause of getting our art out there to the masses , but theres always this purple haze that comes over some people that makes them sweat you , and the next thing you know you are hated , and told you are taking advantage of them , or don't give them the respect they deserve . I got all this on the January 2nd , thank God New Years was amazing! I hung out with my friends , and we all were in agreement that this documentary that Im doing is gonna open some doors . I can honestly say they all believe in me and that feels good! They also don't for one second believe I am taking advantage of them in any kind of way , and they're all so giving as well. The person I was working with on this documentary, basically decided to get out of the partnership, told me they did all the work and that it was theres . This is of course not true , I had invited them to join me on this quest , because this person hadn't done anything in about 3yrs , I wanted to help them out . Im glad , because of all the positive feedback that came from it,this person now believes that it came all from them and only them, but I worked very hard to get the project so I stand by my argument that this baby is mine! Luckily we only did one artist so worst case , I could redo the first half and explain to the artist that I have to do her part again , I think she likes me enough that she would understand , so Im not to worried , but my point being , don't let anyone stop you from your dreams. I realized that I am feared, envied , hated , and all this comes with the territory when you create something that is pretty real . I know that in order for me to continue this quest I must put aside all my own fears and doughts and not be afraid and believe in myself , trust in my own heart , that I am on the right path . I feel bad for the one I must leave behind on this project , she is an amazing artist herself , it is ashame she feels this way , but to just give what I know I worked so hard to get for months , to prove myself to all the artists I was filming , and finally get to do a documentary on two artists I had took the time to find , that was all my work and I can't give it away.Thats what I would be doing . So I stand my ground on my dream , my art , my project . A new year with others that fear , I no longer take the burdens of others, been doing that way to long . I guess you can say thats kinda my new years resolution

The person who pulled out ... is my daughter Krystal...I have told you about her
well her darkside is back with a vengence , shes out for my blood , but whatever right... I just let that go and stay away and I as usual will be ok...



Good things are coming for this year , lets hold on tight and get ready for the wild ride
of 2012 !

As always thank you all for listening , it really does mean so much to me , I sometimes feel
very lonely in this world , but its nice to know your hear. : )

Luv,
Mary Ann K