Strength

strength

Strength is the tree that can bend in the storm without breaking. This image from my sketchbook and includes an art card featuring the painting “Tiger in a Tropical Storm” by Henri Rousseau. It’s hard to tell if the tiger is frightening or frightened. I like that about the painting. Sometimes we are both in the face of fear when we are trying to summon our own courage.

I wish you the strength of a tree and the courage of a tiger, or the strength of a tiger and the courage of a tree to help you through whatever it may be that is challenging you right now.

Love,

Bonnie


Bonnie Kelso writes and illustrates children’s books that celebrate diversity, creativity, and all the special qualities that make each of us unique. Her book EVER OPEN is now available on Amazon in print and for kindle.

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Deep in the heart of the Everglades, 26 tiny eggs are beginning to hatch in a giant nest under a tall cypress tree. The fourth alligator to see the light of day is about to embark on a classic hero’s journey. Join Baby D as he explores his world through the innocence and wonder of a natural dreamer. Discover what makes him special while pondering what it might be that makes you special, too.

Quaking Aspens

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Dean and I were hiking up at Mount Charleston last weekend. The quaking aspens were in peak color. What an inspiring feeling to be surrounded by the color yellow. I feel empowered in the solar plexus and ready to take on the world again! Enjoy!

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May your day be touched somehow by the color yellow.

Love,

Bonnie


Bonnie Kelso writes and illustrates children’s books that celebrate diversity, creativity, and all the special qualities that make each of us unique. Her book EVER OPEN is now available on Amazon in print and for kindle.

EverOpenCoverTilt

 

Deep in the heart of the Everglades, 26 tiny eggs are beginning to hatch in a giant nest under a tall cypress tree. The fourth alligator to see the light of day is about to embark on a classic hero’s journey. Join Baby D as he explores his world through the innocence and wonder of a natural dreamer. Discover what makes him special while pondering what it might be that makes you special, too.

What Inspires You?

Faith Hope Love

What inspires you? What is it that gets you all excited about starting a new project or creating something in your life? Can you narrow it down to a few words? Inspiration comes from so many sources. It is all around you! If you could just open your eyes and see it, you would know that inspiration is everywhere and in every thing.

Some of you may know that I’ve been holding Creating Workshops at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission this past year. Working with the clients in addiction recovery there has been one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences of my life and I just wanted to tell you a little more about it.

Every day, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission feeds 1,000 people who are either homeless or in need. People begin to line up at the doors of the cafeteria hours before they open. Everyone who comes is fed, some only stay for a meal, but others stay to rebuild their shattered lives. There are almost 200 people Continue reading

A Sneak Peak into the ABCs of Conscious Creating

It’s January 2015. “It’s time,” my guides have told me, to reveal myself to the world. What better way than through the internet, right? Many of you reading this, are hearing this for the first time and may find it a little shocking. Let me assure you that in some ways I am still the person you’ve always known. In other, divinely magical ways, I will never be the same. I have always had a strong belief system, ruled by my gut instincts. Over the past few years, this instinct has transformed into powerful intuitive gifts. This means, to me, that I have always had the ability to do the things I am doing now. They have been in a dormant state and only revealed to me at certain points along my path. I have in the past experienced unexplainable events, things that make me cock my head and say, “Wow, that was weird.” Only now, after opening myself up fully to my intuition, I am experiencing this phenomenon on a regular (daily even) basis.

So there it is! I am a student of everything now. It is like having all the windows wide open and just taking the breezes as they come. Every day is a new discovery, a new adventure, a new experience. I am experiencing life again as if through the eyes of a child, with wonder, amazement, and Continue reading