Group of Studio Visitors Today

Tina&GirlsStudioVisit… There were a few more photos, but this fun blurred picture was the ONLY one with all our eyes open! So here we are!
Really enjoyed sharing my story of how I got started being an artist as well as showing and telling the group 3 different series of artworks they could potentially use with clients in their home staging, renovations, and interior design businesses;
Little Gems Series – Small paintings 9″ x 12″
Fragments of Life Series – Medium size paintings, all 23″ x 30″
and Very large paintings: Spirtuality meets Physicality Series (behind us in the picture) 42″ x 42″ and much larger.
We also had a very lively conversation about customer disqualifiers… as in, when do you stop wasting time on someone who doesn’t want exactly what you have and isn’t willing or able to pay for it? There are 5 unique questions you can ask potential customers to find this out, fast, stay tuned I will share this with you in a later blog post…
With these savy business women, on the other hand (and possibly more positive end of the spectrum) we also talked about how we qualify potential clients. I got inspired and wrote this note as the women spoke of their experience in busines working with ideal and not so ideal clients:
Who do I most love to serve ?
For example, I love to serve art collectors who are on a spiritual self growth path, who value connection and long term relationships, who live in financial abundance, who want to pay and reward the artist, and who appreciate the depth of my work; the time, energy, layers and effort that goes into each of my pieces. I love to serve people who understand that original artwork carries energy and healing into their home in accordance with the gifts I received when I created it, and that this can elevate the vibration of the space where they work/live and that there is no greater gift than to receive with this painting the vibration of beauty, love, peace, groundedness, calmness, and healing with the artwork they choose.
Thank you: Daniela at countersanddecor.com , Tina Presley Design & Staging tina_presley@telus.net, Sharon at www.posh-interiors.com , Camille at Singing Tui Art Studio , and Ariane at http://www.designofthedog.com .
I am currently welcoming groups of interior designers from the Lower Mainland of BC for studio visits to view my current inventory, served with hot tea, cookies, and conversation. Pls text to connect 604-736-5111 or email info@debchaney.com. 

You Don’t Know What you Don’t Know

MirrorAffirmationsI am in a relationship with my local library. That is, I take out books regularly and give her the utmost respect and appreciation, and in turn, she sometimes extends me overdue books …

(which happened today, am so grateful to have another 3-week loan of  my current book… which I will reveal to you soon… stay with me here… which was technically due back today)

She also sometimes goes extra lengths to obtain books for me that she doesn’t have on hand, via inter-library loan. I love that about her too. It makes me feel so special.

Anyways, It all started at the end of 2016… I realized that  I needed to make some changes. I had been doing the same things over and over again and not getting the results that I desired with those same old actions. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. You know? I was ready to do things differently for 2017… which I spoke a little bit about another different aspect of this in my opening monolog video of my

I was ready to do things differently for 2017… which I spoke a little bit about another different aspect of this in my opening monolog video of my Patreon Page.

To that end, one big thing I decided to do, besides the thing I mention in the Patreon video, was to start reading regularly.

Specifically books that would help me change my perspective, expand my reality, grow my consciousness, help me be happier, teach me to market myself and my artwork more intelligently, and help me get even better at being an entrepreneur in business. I set the intention to read books that would support me to live my dream confidently and with joy.

I am now well into this year, book-wise, and am really excited to share the past 5   – or is it 6 now? – books with you what I’ve been reading, all of which have revealed to me unique gems, inspirations, learnings, and ideas that are beyond what I knew before I read them.

First up, the book I am currently reading (and just gratefully got renewed from the library) is The Power Is Within You by Louis Hay.

What I love about this book is that it’s loaded with powerful affirmations that I can write on my mirror and remind myself of every day to help re-program my mind to focus on the positive. Being positive is such a  powerful state and way to be, I’m sure you are well aware of this. It’s just that sometimes it’s easier said than done, so we need all the help we can get to

stay

in

the

positive

zone.

Reading positive inspirational books is one great way to do this. Another is writing quotes from that book on your mirror with a white board eraser pen. (Just use Windex with a paper towel to erase  and update the quotes).

On my mirror currently are affirmations from Louis’ book :

“I now release, with ease, all old negative beliefs”

” I am wealth, I am love, I am abundance.”

” Its comfortable for me to change, learn, and grow.”

“My pathway is now smooth”

“I am free of the past”

“Everything I need to know is revealed to me.”

” Everything I need comes to comes to me in perfect timing” (I’m really looing forward to that white, hybrid, 4 WD, Volvo, SUV showing up in my driveway :-). Actually, I printed out a picture of that vehicle and stuck it on my fridge, just so the universe is now super clear with this need of mine for that car!)

“I am willing to change and to grow”

I also got really inspired by the piece Louis wrote about fear. I wrote this excerpt out in my journal;

“Fear is rampant on the planet. You can see and hear about it in the news every day. Fear is the lack of trust in ourselves.  Because we don’t trust life. We don’t trust we are being taken care of on a higher level, so we feel we must control everything in the physical level. Obviously, we are going to feel fear because we can’t control everything in our lives. Trust is what we learn when we want to overcome our fears.”

The third piece of huge value I got from The Power Is Within You was the chapter Louis wrote about loving yourself as well as the chapter about connecting with and tending to your inner child.

I went to the gym this morning and afterward, I walked up to the mirror, looked myself in the eyes, and said out loud to myself; “Well done Deb, you did it! Great job! I love and appreciate you.”

There are also some really powerful questions from those two chapters that I want to share with you here that I found very profound:

If I absolutely adored myself, what would I do for and with myself today?

How can I totally, utterly, and completely love myself today?

and finally,

How can I really be here now and show up for myself?

Thank you so much, dear Louise Hay, for this fabulous book that has helped teach me new ways of thinking and further me along my journey to live in joy, personal power, and confidence in myself.

Can’t wait to share with you some of the other books I’ve been reading and what I’ve been learning…

Workshop Assistant Position Accepting Applications

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Each month I offer a one day workshop on Saturday in my studio here in beautiful Coquitlam, British Columbia with workshop participants coming far and wide and enjoying my enthusiasm, knowledge, and guided structure to support them in getting creative making abstract paintings with acrylics and mixed media. Until now, I think it’s been about 8 years, I’ve been doing the marketing, registration, teaching, and all the other details required to make these events run on my own. It’s now time reach out and receive support around this. Long story short, I am looking to hire an assistant to help with workshops. Here’s the low down… Most work can be done from home on your computer with an internet connection, except once a month when I’d need you to come in and be there to help support me run the workshop. Workshops run the last Saturday of every month in Coquitlam and are listed here:

Here’s the low down… Most work can be done from home on your computer with an internet connection, except once a month when I’d need you to come in and be here in person to help support me run the workshop. Workshops run the last Saturday of every month in Coquitlam and are listed here:   http://www.illuminatetheartistwithin.com/ .

Payment is hourly and based on your technical abilities. The ideal candidate is marketing savy, uses a Mac and knows Pages, can edit pictures and video, is comfortable posting on social media (wordpress blog, tumblr, linked in, twitter, instagram, flikr, youtube and facebook), is great with organization and details, gets tasks complete in a timely and efficient manner, understands the heart and value of what I offer, can work independently, can be in Coquitlam once a month on Saturday, and truly wants to help out and support this process. This position is contract, paid hourly, and approximately 20 hrs/month.

Workshop Assistant – Tasks Involved

Marketing/Advertising for monthly live workshops in Coquitlam – brainstorm new ideas ways to market and fill the workshop. I would add/ allot an hour strategy planning meeting together around this to come up with ideas to market the workshops, this could be on skype or phone. Goal: to fill workshop 12-20 people/each month.  8 minimum.

Workshop Registration – Respond to intake/questions/create receipt in Pages (I have a template)/keep track of class list/class member information (phone/address/email)/email them pre-workshop handouts/materials list. Goal: to take care of registration & keep track of participants.

Workshop assistance–  print handouts/ take photos & video during workshop/ clean and tidy up water for Deb and for students, brushes/give out papertowel and tools/give out hand out handouts/ sweep studio/ get tea & snacks for students/ tidy up/ type out endorsements/ mail Pebeo feedback/ download and send Pebeo pictures per their requirements/Post pictures  and comments to social media (Deb system 9 sites – I would go through this with you  – it’s easy)/ record video  and download  for Youtubepromo purposes/ send HK any new newsletter sign ups/ upload photos & video, edit as required/ handout sheet with other workshops available/ Share about affiliate program $25/per person. Note – assistant would not be participating/painting during the workshop time. Goal: is to support Deb behind the scenes with admin and housekeeping during the workshop while she teaches.

To apply if we’ve never met and you’ve never taken one of my workshops, please send me a video of yourself in 3 minutes or less telling me why you’d be perfect for this job. If we already know each other, you’ve taken one or more of my workshops, please send me an email and let me know 1) why you want to help me and 2) why I should choose you. info@debchaney.com  Thank you!

Painting Party at Expedia!

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Corporate painting party this week at Expedia. I was just blown away with this group – they were open minded, passionate, amazingly confident and fearless with painting and a pleasure to work with! Thank you for bringing me in.

Three new paintings: Posh Pears Posted

These new collage paintings were created with some beautiful airmail/postage theme collage papers I received for Christmas and they seemed to join beautifully with the pears. Then, as I began to create, I remembered sometime in my childhood, my family receiving a box of specially packaged pears. They seemed posh. So did these collage paintings – hence the name.

Posh Pears Posted i,ii & iii 9” x 12” (c) Deb Chaney 2017 Collage and Mixed Media on Paper Originals, Prints, and Giclees now available: https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Posh-Pears-Posted-iii-of-iii/499285/3434598/view

Yoga Girls being made in the Studio today…

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I don’t know if you know, but I have a wonderful e-commerce store offering variety of products ranging from watches to leggings, from postage stamps to clocks, all inspired by my Original Yoga Girl Paintings. I am absolutely in love with this Zazzle Store because it enables me to add new products regularly, give my friends discounts – I post these on the Yoga Girls Facebook Fanpage – and also to share some of my favorite items on Pinterest.

The other awesome thing about this Yoga Girl Paintings product store (yikes that’s a mouthful!), is every time someone purchases a Yoga Girl product, I get even more inspired to go into the studio and create and make new yoga girl paintings!

This morning, I hopped out of bed to see if the ground layer for a few new Yoga Girl paintings were dry, and I began to add the next layer. This picture is your sneak peak into the studio and to see the ‘Girls’ in production! Thanks for stopping by here and thank you for visiting my store:

Yoga Girls Products Zazzle Store

Create! Magazine Featured Artist Spring 2017

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I’m honored to have my artwork selected for Create! Magazine’s Spring 2017 issue curated by Bridgette Mayer !

See selected artworks will in print and on social media: Instagram,  facebook  and twitter.

Stay tuned for the print issue launch and more!

Curious & looking forward to seeing fabulous work from the other selected Artists:

Alex Achaval
Estabrak Al-Ansari
Hratch Babikian
Allen Bentley
Kristy Blackwell
Celan Bouillet
Jenny Brown
Jason Bryant
Paula Cahill
Deb Chaney
Valerie Coursen
Taylor Cox
Tiffany Lynn Cuffley
Ian Decker
Ellen Dieter
Kirby Fredendall
Phyllis Gorsen
Lisa Haskell
Sisavanh Houghton
Kristy Hughes
Lori Hyland
Michele Kishita
Wen Liu
Songnyeo Lyoo
Larry Madrigal
Erin McIntosh
Peter Joseph Hoffecker Mejia
Meech Miyagi
Heidi Nam
Sarah Nguyen
Jenniffer Omaitz
Geoffrey Palenik
Nathan Pankratz
Daisy Patton
Emanuel Pavao
Maryanne Pollock
Donna Quinn
Chelsea Revelle
Lynn Rybicki
Claudia Sbrissa
Molly c Scannell
Jane Schiowitz
Kathran Siegel
Rita Siemienski Smith
Seona Sommer
Kathleen Spicer
Sylvie van Helden
Andrea Warren
Jennifer Whitten
Kate Zelazny