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“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
Patanjali, Yogi and Mystic

If you want to discover what makes you happy look no further at your passionate obsessions. A healthy obsession can be a liberating and clarifying catalyst to your true calling and career direction—especially for people in the mid-life zone. With maturity comes renewed confidence and determination to pursue the things they are truly passionate about.

Fully alive

Being passionate is a vital part of being human. Passion is love—hard to define, but easy to see and feel when it is alive. Passion is about emotion, feeling, zest and enthusiasm. Intensity, fervour, ardour, and zeal. Passion is about fire, eagerness, and preoccupation.

Passion is about excitement and animation. Passion is about determination and self-belief. Passion is about being willing to change. Passion is about following your heart’s desire. Passion is about doing something you love.

It’s not an intellectual thought. It’s a feeling. Feelings matter, and feelings are where the real power is. But Western society tends to predominately value thoughts, reason, logic and clear thinking more highly than feelings, intuition, spirit, and soul.

Perhaps because of this, people have become desensitised to the clues and callings of their own passions.

I talk more about this in my Amazon bestseller, Midlife Career Rescue: What Makes You Happy

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I recently left a career/business I no longer loved and poured my heart into other passions. I have been painting, sculpting, writing and creating all my life and still find endless inspiration & applications. My current passions are works that flow – the medium may be watercolour, acrylic, oil or beeswax. My pieces are sensual; fluent and emotional.

My flow paintings go where they want and teach me to cede control. I love to create— it completes me, fills me with joy, and softens the world around me. Painting and creating make me happy. I love time in nature, interiors, travelling and I do love sweet treats. I am the oldest of 3 children, proud mum to 1, and a dedicated business owner and creativity coach.

I was born on the last day of September 1965, blessing me as a Libran Snake. I love harmony and creating beauty is my divinely inspired life purpose. My work scope is creating bespoke, customized pieces, making collections for showrooms, and collaborating with collectors/designers to deliver abstract timeless art in a personal-touch way.

Last year, in the midst of Covid, I opened my own gallery.—Art @Rangitane. I couldn’t be happier. 

In this video, I share a wee peek into my art studio. Situated in New Zealand and the beautiful  Bay of Islands, Opito Bay/Rangitane coast, my studio environment has strongly influenced my art practice, with each of my paintings inspired by the natural environment. 

It’s also where I hold my in-person Learn to Paint Amazing Abstracts classes and wellness art retreats. I have a fun series of workshops planned for THIS WAITANGI WEEKEND. Message me if keen:)

If you are in the area I’d love to meet you for a special studio visit. 

Please contact me to arrange.

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What Makes You Happy

The Joyful Artist

I am an artist, storyteller, intuitive guide, mentor and Reiki master. All my creations are infused with positive energy , inspiration, and light. I believe in magic and the power of beauty, joy, love, purpose, and creativity to transform your life. My greatest joy is helping your realize your dreams. That makes my soul sing!

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