My Big Brother’s Christmas Card – His House Portrait

“The most successful people are often very intuitive. Consciously or unconsciously, they follow their gut feelings. Following intuition puts us in the flow – a very alive, productive, and desirable state.”
~ Shakti Gawain

copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

My Big Brother’s Christmas Card – His House Portrait

I was so excited to get my brother’s Christmas card yesterday.  I painted this portrait of his house as a surprise when I visited him in Idaho in August.  It brought tears to his eyes then… and to my eyes last night when I opened the card.  I really love what they did for their card.  It made my Christmas.  (Love you Dine & Cari!)

It sure has been a long time since I posted here.  Of course I’ve been busy at the sign shop, but I also have been preparing collections for art licensing and I’m saving the reveal of those until later.  I’m headed to Atlanta in a few weeks and am excited about my trip to AmericasMart Home & Gift show.  I was there a couple years ago, but got temporarily way-layed by that whole flying thing.  I am now excited and back to business!

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday time and are avoiding all the stress that comes with it.  My hubby has recently had a hip replacement, so we are laying low and having a quiet Christmas.     No stress there.  🙂

Shakti Gawain

Shakti is a pioneer in the field of personal development. For over twenty-five years, she has been a best-selling author and internationally renowned teacher of consciousness. Shakti has facilitated thousands of individuals in developing greater awareness, balance and wholeness in their lives.

Shakti has written numerous books considered classics in her field. Her distinguished publishing history includes best sellers Creative Visualization, Living in the Light, The Path of Transformation, Four Levels of Healing, Creating True Prosperity, and Developing Intuition. Her books have sold over 10 million copies and have been translated into more than thirty languages. She is the co-founder, with Marc Allen, of New World Library Publishing Company.

She has appeared on such nationally syndicated programs as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Sonya Live, The Larry King Show, The Leeza Show, America’s Talking and New Dimensions Radio, and has been featured in New Woman, New Age Journal, and Time Magazine.

Through her seminars and her books, Shakti helps people heal and develop all levels of their being — spiritual, mental, emotional, physical — and access their intuitive inner wisdom. Sharing the ideas and practices that have helped her the most in her own life, she guides others on their path to living more consciously. She facilitates us in finding deeper meaning and purpose through developing our unique gifts and abilities.

Shakti is a passionate environmentalist, who believes that as we bring more awareness to our daily lives, we can learn to live in balance on our planet.

She and her husband Jim Burns, live in Mill Valley, California.

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. soul . to . earth
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 09:30:13

    Hi Beth,
    Welcome back! Wishing you a happy belated birthday too (Nov 30th, right?). I’m done with blogging but will continue to pop by here. Happy 2014 to you and yours,


    • Beth Parker
      Jan 06, 2014 @ 10:37:59

      Hi Radhika! Thanks for the birthday wish and new year wish. It’s been hard to keep up with the blog lately but I really miss connecting with people like you. I hope you have a very Happy 2014!


  2. lesliepaints
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 15:03:45

    What a wonderful way to honor your gift to him, Beth.
    Hope the hip replacement is a big success and that the two of you have a very Happy Holiday!


  3. Vickie
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 12:03:50

    Beth…love the house card. So glad to hear you are headed back to Atlanta!


    • Beth Parker
      Dec 23, 2013 @ 11:11:50

      Thanks, Vickie! Are you going to be in Atlanta?


      • Vickie
        Dec 23, 2013 @ 16:05:02

        I can’t be there in January….I’ll be back in July. I am working on a new website, and some other changes so that is keeping me busy. Keep me posted on how things go. I love all the new work you are showing here.

      • Beth Parker
        Dec 24, 2013 @ 10:19:46

        Thanks, Vickie! I’m not even posting the new stuff I’m doing for licensing, so I hope to get off to a good start in 2014. I’ll be in touch. I hope it’s all going your way, too! 🙂

  4. just4crafters
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 10:51:04

    Beautiful painting of your brother’s house!!! Love the detailing in the bricks. Gorgeous!! Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your hubby. Hope you both have a most wonderful holiday!! ~Sophia


  5. Carol King
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 14:11:36

    What a special gift you gave your brother and he gave back to you! Glad to see a post from you. Merry Christmas and I hope the hubby is feeling good soon.


  6. Cindy D
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 10:25:56

    Beautiful house! I just love those bricks! And those red bushes and flowers in front are adorable! That is so cool that they are using it for their card! Are you back to blogging, or not sure yet? I hope you have a wonderful holiday! Was so nice to see your message at my blog recently.

    I hope your hubby feels better! And congratulations on what sounds like lots of great business news!


    • Beth Parker
      Dec 20, 2013 @ 11:16:12

      Thanks, Cindy! I appreciate your comment and it’s good to see you here. I really do need to get back to blogging. I did it every weekday for 5 years! I miss the interaction a lot. I hope your holidays are wonderful, my friend!


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