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Festival of Life and Floral Burst in AHA 44th Annual Aloha Show

March 28th, 2014

Festival of Life and Floral Burst in AHA 44th Annual Aloha Show

You are invited to come celebrate with me and many other talented artist!

"Festival of Life," my most recent inspirational painting, has made it into the AHAís 44th Annual Aloha Show, along with another recent watercolor painting, "Floral Burst."

Please join us for the Artist Reception on April 1, 2014, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Honolulu Hale, 550 South King Street, Honolulu, HI. If you canít join us then, you can view the inspirational pieces at Honolulu Hale until April 10, 2014 during normal business hours.

Also, you can view further information about my original paintings, and vast reproduction options, on my Paintings Page at www.AngelaBushman.com. Call me directly to purchase originals or ask further questions. 480-206-7220 (See more of my inspirational tools, book, audio classes and coaching insights at www.AngelaBushman.com)

In Loving Inspiration,

Angela

P.S. Try working with smaller prints of my energetic patterns on a daily basis, as tools to help shift your energy, release your blocks, and raise your vibration. The colors and patterns of each painting will speak to you as needed. See which ones you are drawn to today and order a copy to work with for your own personal growth. Prints of energetic patterns. (Cards are available for as little as $5.00)

Answering the Creative Call - Inspirational Abstract Acrylic Paintings by Angela Bushman

July 1st, 2013

Answering the Creative Call - Inspirational Abstract Acrylic Paintings by Angela Bushman

When it is time for a creation to flow through me, I have learned to put all else aside and be in service to the universe. Although responding to the call is often not easy to do, I have learned to listen to the creative forces, and those around me have learned to understand that when there is the call for inspirational creation, I will answer it.

The latest of those calls came a couple of weeks ago when I was spending time with a good friend and my son in Scottsdale, AZ, and preparing for my upcoming radio show and on-line "A Soul's Journey Home" classes. With my schedule already rather full, I had no intention of starting my next painting series. As a matter of fact, I did not even have any painting supplies with me at the time.

But those details became irrelevant when I heard the mystical voice of creation call my name. I saw the strong, vibrant images in my mind's eye. I felt them, and I agreed to birth them and share them with the world. Then, like a child who is ready to be delivered, the images took over my body, mind, and soul.

I went about the city gathering the tools that I needed, many of which I had never used before but just knew that I was suppose to use, and prepared my birthing nest. Then, as quickly as the physical manifestation started, it seemed to be over. I had lost all sense of time and space. For seven days and seven nights, I gently and attentively answered the call of creation, giving it my full attention in between short bouts of sleep and nurturing meals. The thing I remember the most is the beautiful gift of intimacy that I had with these pieces, as the paintings, the universe and I witnessed each other in constant conversation, being fully present at all times. There was no judgment, no controlling, just the witnessing of each other and the interactive creative process. You see, the paintings came from that place in the universe of great unconditional love and joy, and I felt that energy staring back at me through the faces that I saw in each of the paintings.

In the moment that I knew that the birthing process was done, I leaned back to see a series of seven related, yet individualized, paintings shining back at me. With tears in my eyes, I thanked the universe for the overwhelming joy that a new mother feels - that intimate moment as she bonds with an energy that emerged from her soul to become its own voice in the world outside of her. Some were big, some were small, and even the "twins," painted at the same time, had their own personality.

It was then time to celebrate, and I threw an intimate private showing. Having painted these paintings with the bright clear colors of the chakras, our energy centers, I felt I knew the insights of these paintings as energy stimulating and healing tools. It was interesting to see how the paintings spoke to each individual differently, above and beyond what I could ever imagine. Just as each of us is here to have our own unique experience in the world and touch others in only the way that we can, each of these paintings held their own energy and interacted with others in ways that are personal to those involved.

I started to explain each one as I introduced them to each viewer, but then I realized that there was no need to share anything more than my own story with them. Each viewer seemed almost instantly to begin to have their own conversation with a piece, not needing anything more from me.

As the last guest left, we stood in the entryway taking in the painting closest to the door. Meg, a talented Scottsdale designer and good friend, shared her story with me. She explained that she spent quite awhile in the entryway upon entering my artist loft. The first painting she saw had caught her attention and she was surprised by the way the abstract art had a sense of the Sonoran Desert to it. She went on to explain that she felt as if the feel of the colorful, blossoming, lively Desert Botanical Gardens had been captured within the image. I smiled at her words and said that the evening before the paintings came to me, I had meandered through the pathways of the botanical gardens with my friend, taking in the love and grace that appeared all around me. In that moment in my artist loft entryway, I was in awe of the magical journey that the universe co-creates with us if we are willing to listen and then enter into the conversation of creation of love and joy.

In Loving Inspiration,

Angela


Angela lives in both the middle of the desert and the middle of the ocean, and she sees the beauty and grace in the polarities all around her.

All paintings and photos are copyright by Angela Bushman. You can see more about her inspirational coaching, writing, speaking and art at www.AngelaBushman.com

What the Feeling of Happy Looks Like

July 1st, 2013

What the Feeling of Happy Looks Like

This gentle, free-flowing painting has earned the nickname of "HAPPY" by many, as they view it for the first time. "It just feels like happy," is often the viewers first response, as they are touched by the emotion of this paining. As a channel, I enjoy channeling the high vibrational energies to create visual images to be used a s physical tools to help shift the energies of people and places. I hope that you enjoy the energy of this painting, and feel the pure joy that it physically represents.

Honorable Mention for In the Flow Painting

July 1st, 2013

Honorable Mention for In the Flow Painting

Have you ever had a period of time when everything seemed like it was coming together easily to the point you were hardly aware of where you were or what time it was, and the feeling of peace resonated throughout your body? Hopefully, we have all, at least, experienced this feeling at moments throughout our lives. Perhaps, for some of you, this state is more of a way of being than not.

Lately, it seems that I frequently have been "in the flow." I wake up ready to jump out of bed and get back to the creating that I finally put aside the night before to get a little rest in order to honor this physical vessel that is carrying me on this journey. Opportunities seem to present themselves to me daily, and I check my intuitive feelings to see which ones to take. Then, I move forward without worrying if I had made the right move or not. I trust that I am being led somewhere, and I am not afraid to see where.

As a door opens, I curiously walk through it without completely knowing what is beyond the doorway or where I will be led. I continually check how my choice feels to me. Often, I even observe how my body responds to it. Have I just stopped in my activity to wait with caution, or have I pulled back to keep myself safe? Am I taking that next step without hesitation because it feels comfortable, inviting, and safe, although new?

The next steps seem to be whispered to my consciousness. I am the driver, but an unseen force within me seems to be guiding my journey with wisdom and a plan that I cannot fully see. Often, others do not understand the sometimes surprising choices that I make, but I do not let their opinions affect me. Fear will not be a factor in the choices that I make.

From out of nowhere, it seems I have found the desire to paint. At first it is just for the experience of allowing my hand to move wherever it wants and create a visual product that is pleasing to my eye. My senses appear to be working in tandem to create something that they then enjoy. It is as if all my senses are working together to create an inspirational energy that can be seen and felt. No particular identifiable object is being produced, rather an abstract image that pushes the mind to let go of the need to define something.

Then, my painting desires seemed to be fed by the joy of creating something visual, for the majority of my work's result are intangible and unseen. Perhaps, I could create a visual representation of feeling, energy and expression as a tool for others to use and enjoy. Being a Taurus myself, I enjoy using and nurturing all of my senses.

I continued to paint. My painting seems to have a higher purpose behind it, and I trust that if I step out of the way and just be the channel, it will take on its own energy and do the work that it was meant to do.

One step led to another and before I knew it, my latest paintings had made their way into the 43rd Annual Aloha Show in Honolulu, Hawaii. They had found their way into public view, to find those who they were meant to find.

The rewards for entering this juried exhibit, my first juried exhibit, were abundant. Not only did I have the opportunity to meet and get to know over 50 amazing artist, I was able to see the inner workings of an art exhibit through volunteering for the show set up. I feel that I learned more in those six hours of working side by side with the leaders than I could have learned in years had I not accepted the invitation to help.

If that was not enough, I was moved beyond words - and this is not easily done - when I received the call the next morning informing me that one of my three paintings entered, In the Flow, had received an Honorable Mention, by juror Lawrence Seward, University of Hawaii Art Lecturer.

The icing on the cake was enjoying the evening at the Artist Reception, held in the amazing Honolulu Hale, the prominent and artist landmark building modeled after the Bargello in Florence and currently housing the Mayor's Office, with friends, new and old, celebrating creative expression and what can happen when you are "in the flow."

The exhibit gave me the opportunity to expand my circle of free spirits, as I continued to say, "Yes," to the opportunities that presented themselves to me. I was not afraid to share my rather unique work for fear of what others might think or say. I viewed it as an opportunity to have an experience that I chose to have.

Honorable Mention, works for me.