A Path to Beneficial Outcomes

This month’s featured art is pure beauty and growth, and in this case, it isn’t mine. Seeds are planted and seasons change in an abiding cycle of transition. For me, there is nothing more beautiful than what can be discovered in nature, which, as Lao Tzu said, “does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” [...]

By | 2017-11-07T09:04:09+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Featured Art, Posts|2 Comments

Healing Your Personal World

Hundreds of people gather in Downtown Las Vegas, during First Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, for the opening ceremony of the Community Healing Garden in memory of the victims in the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. If there is one thing I would like to share more than anything [...]

By | 2017-10-17T07:24:32+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Featured Art, Posts|2 Comments

Six Steps to Liberation

Liberation - what does it even mean? Freedom from personal responsibilities? Freedom from time? Freedom from pain, emotional or physical? Freedom from negative situations? Burning your bra? “Hidden Message” Work in Progress Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches I think becoming liberated means all the above and then some...it just [...]

By | 2017-09-11T17:25:02+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

How to Continually Feel Appreciated

Featured Art Secret II: Letting Go Mixed media with oil and watercolor on paper, 17.5 x 11 inches ElizabethBryanJacobs.com This topic is a wonderful continuation of last month’s post, “Breaking Through Personal Barriers,” as feeling unappreciated can reap amazing breakthroughs. I especially appreciate my own feelings of being unappreciated, as they feed [...]

By | 2017-08-03T17:36:04+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

Outsmarting Stress

Featured Art “Spread Your Wings” Mixed Media on Canvas 39 x 78 inches The experience of creating this month’s Featured Art has been one of the most abiding and uplifting ways to outsmart stress that I have ever experienced. It is an amazing art project that I was blessed to participate in at Dell Children’s [...]

By | 2017-05-11T14:08:09+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Featured Art, Posts|0 Comments

How to Feel Grateful when you feel like $#@!

This month’s Spiritual Toolbox Addition is right in tune with the Thanksgiving: it’s called Gratitude, and when you practice it on a regular basis (we are not talking lip service), life is a whole lot more beautiful. OH NO by Byron Keith ByrdOil on Canvas, 48 x 36 incheswww.ByronKeithByrd.com You’ve heard the gratitude [...]

By | 2017-02-27T13:26:48+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

The Myth of Feeling “Behind”

THIS MONTH'S ADDITION TO THE SPIRITUAL TOOLBOX IS A PROFOUND INSIGHT: Turning Point Oil on canvas, 32.5 x 20.5 inches ©2016 Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs   If you are farther ahead than where you were, you can’t possibly be “behind.” It’s really simple; “ahead” and “behind” are opposites; although we never think that literally with life swirling [...]

By | 2017-02-27T14:42:17+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

Featured Art: “Self-Portrait”

This might not be your typical self-portrait, but at the time in my life when I made it, I like to think you might have recognized if you saw it. Found wood, cast bronze branches, canvas, paint 85 x 50 x 20 inches I was emerging from an incredibly dark period, living half [...]

By | 2017-02-27T14:42:34+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Featured Art, Posts|0 Comments

Featured Art: “There, There”

If you asked me how I feel this month (and I was speechless) I’d show you this painting. It gives a far better explanation than I ever could. The experience of making it was a true visual “tracking” of me. “There, There” Oil on canvas, 48” x 32” At a certain point I [...]

By | 2017-02-27T14:55:57+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Featured Art, Posts|0 Comments

Featured Art: “Discovery”

“Discovery” is a visual account of this month’s blog post - and my life. Discovery, oil on canvas, 13" x 34" Art was the first form of communication (think cave paintings) and it is still the most revealing one for many artists today.  What started out as my own organic depiction of all [...]

By | 2017-02-27T14:49:22+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Featured Art, Posts|0 Comments