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To say that my self-doubt has gotten in the way of me starting a business would be correct; BUT, I’m not letting it any more! Mind over matter! I take my doubt and stick it in my back pocket because it doesn’t deserve to see my bright future!


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It's pollinator week! Here's to one of my favorites, the beautiful Bumblebee, to whom we owe 1/3 of our food--thank you! 🐝💚


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Envy signaled what her heart wanted. (Envy motivated Ian & me to to move to New Zealand when we were 29 years old. .
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. —On the Sunday before Thanksgiving 2004, we met our friends, Alicia & Mike, for dinner. They announced. “We’re moving to Honduras! We want a simpler life.” The next day, my friend, Deri, announced, “We’re moving to Italy for a year. My husband got a special assignment there.” .
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. —I was excited for my friends & also envious. But, I turned my envy into a New Year’s resolution for 1/1/05: I will identify a way to work & live abroad. .
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. —I interviewed everyone I knew who had worked abroad. I went to the Borders Bookstore & looked for any books about the subject; I found none.

Then, my friend, Stacey, introduced me to her colleague, Matt, who was a New Zealander living in Seattle & Matt showed me the New Zealand Immigration Services (NZIS) website. I ordered a NZ relocation brochure & learned that NZ police officers don’t carry guns! The country is that safe! Ian & I were instantly smitten with NZ. .
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. —I filled in the NZIS Working Visa application. In March 2005, I passed the first phase of the NZ Working Visa selection process & emailed out my resume to various companies in NZ. Within a week, I got an email from PriceWaterhouseCoopers asking to interview me.

By the end of April 2005 (6 weeks after I sent my resumes out), I had 3 job offers. I took the best job offer: a job with KPMG who was willing to wait for me to start in mid-September 2005 & would give me money relocate to New Zealand. (The other 2 jobs wanted me to start in 2 weeks.) .
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. —When Ian & I moved to NZ, it was the 1st time Ian had been outside of the US or Canada. We knew no one in NZ. We sold our Seattle house, 2 cars, & many possessions including all our Christmas decorations. We landed in Christchurch, New Zealand on Ian’s 30th birthday. .
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. —Next time you envy something that someone else has, maybe it signals something your heart craves. Go for it! .
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. —Once I started to believe in life-changing moments (back in 2005), my life has been filled life-changing experiences.


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Let’s do what we can to reunite the over 2000 children in our country suffering!!! One way to offer support is through my art auction post benefiting Together Rising!!! The winning bid will donate directly to Together Rising! It’s a win-win! Bidding on this piece is open until Friday, June 22nd at 6p.m. (Please No bidding here...only on previous post) .
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@together.rising repost of @glennondoyle image
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#artfulgiving #artforchange #artforauction #artcanchangetheworld #inspiredartist #inspiredart #inspiredwomen #togetherrising #reunitefamilies #findthehelpers #wewillnotrest


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My daughter painted this gorgeous picture today. Very talented 👩🎨 !! #hgtv #futureartist #inspiredartist #


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I've been obsessed with rainbows lately. Probably because color is attractive to me as my sister is to candy. The butterflies, were a first. I feel like painting some birds next. Tell me what you think by commenting and liking the post!#rainbowsandbutterflies #inspiringcolors #inspiredartist


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Completed graphite drawing and the start to a color study. Exploring color is one of my favorite creative adventures. Nature provides an abundance of color and tone making it exciting as an artist to try and match, especially when your eyes love to play tricks on you. Depending on what colors are next to one another the brain will mix them and give you the perception that it's a different color than it actually is. It's not until you start isolating color and and mixing that you realize color is master illusionist 😎


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Work in progress
*swipe to glimpse details of watercolor sketch 💚 🌲


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✨✨•Art AUCTION to benefit Together Rising! @together.rising✨✨
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“Where Do You See Love?”
.... this piece seems so appropriate for me right now when our country is deep in turmoil. While children are suffering at the hands of our country, Where is the love? For me, this is not a bipartisan issue but one based in morality. Who are we as a country instituting such cruel policies? In moments like this when I feel hopeless like this I wonder, “Where do I see love?” Because it is where the love is that the power for change exists. As Mr. Rogers said, “When scary things happen look for the helpers. There is always the helpers”. Yes, the love is there in the helpers. So, let’s find the helpers. But also let’s BE the helpers. This art piece will 100% directly benefit the helpers at Together Rising who are fighting for these suffering children & families being so cruelly separated by our government! “Where Do You See Love?” is a mixed-media acrylic painting on canvas custom framed in rustic salvaged wood. “ 18” x24” Ready to hang. There is symbolism woven throughout this piece. .
Auction details....
Bid here at this post ONLY at @jenniferrikkersart with a comment with your bid.
I will be starting the bid at $100....
Auction ends June 22nd at 6p.m central time.

To complete the auction sale YOU will make a direct donation to Together Rising in the amount of your winning bid! Then it is your responsibility to share proof of this donation with me directly. After I receive confirmation of your donation I will ship the painting to you (I will pay US shipping only).
Hoping to keep this simple... let’s help the helpers!

Please share this post with friends who want to be apart of this auction! Let’s do this!!!
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Thank you to Together Rising @glennondoyle and @brenebrown for your amazing work & inspiration! .
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#jenniferrikkersart #artfulgiving #auctionforgood #togetherrising #inspiredartist #intuitiveartist #bethechange #artcanchangetheworld #inspiredwomen #inspiredartist #mixedmediaart #fortheloveofart #forthelove #loveart #loveinspired #inspiredart #beahelper #findthehelpers #wheredoyouseelove #artauction #stopseparatingfamilies #familiesbelongtogether


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Like most artists, I work in various different mediums as I am inspired by many different things.
In everything I create, I learn more about natural forms, anatomy, creativity and myself. I try to get to as many inspiring places as I can.


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My hair... it has a mind of its own. Always has. It must be said...it really was a sight during the big hair days of the 80’/early 90’s! I like to say it was my hair’s glory days. Spiral perm, big bangs and all. Whether 13 or 93, hair is an expression of self at different times in our lives & mine is ever changing. For me, I can mark different times in my life based solely on my hair style of the time (short, long, blonde/dark/auburn, permed, straightened). You too?😉 Today it is as super thick as it’s always been. But now it is also coarse because I’m not longer a natural burnette. I know....shocking! 😂These days I’m naturally gray/white & it is coarse. I have seriously thought about going gray, even made an attempt & frankly couldn’t do it. For now, I embrace hair color! Glorious hair color! Anyway, I have been itching to cut my hair off for a little while. If you know me well you know that there is no coincidence that I often want a major hair change as I am moving into a new chapter in life. Perhaps my hair is the only thing I have control of? Perhaps. 😉. Whatever it is, it feels great! I highly recommend a change, any change, hair or not. Change, I welcome you.
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@cherisig thank you for being you & your stylings!!!
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#hairstyles #pixiecut #pixiehaircut #longpixie #invertedbob #lob #undercut #ineededachange #embracingchange #theonlythingihavecontrolofismyhair #hairmusings #bighairdontcare #shorthairdontcare #shorthair #inspiredartist #expressyourself #itwillgrowback #timeforachange #haircolor #ilovehaircolor #beachywaves #wavypixie #wavybob


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Look at this beauty 🙌
It's a teeny tiny Eastern Pine tree Sapling. I love him already, too sweet and tender. He was a Botanical Sample brought into class this past Saturday by one of the instructors. I'm taking an intermediate watercolor class for Botanical art and choose this beauty to work on. It's only five inches tall, two inches wide, a wee one. It was dug up from the instructors driveway and had some teeny tiny wood sorrel growing up it too--swipe to see how it looked before I un-twined them. Of course I managed to create a drawing of them tangled together before untangling them. ☺️ I've spent a lot of time with this beauty over the past four days. I finally had to plant him today and the wood sorrel too because I could feel they had enough and their life force was leaving. I hope, fingers crossed, they'll make it and I'll get to see them grow up. 😇 can I just tell you how much it bothers me to see ALL the botanical specimens sprawled out for the choosing, roots typically in tact, flowers cut, leaves picked etc. Ugh, I hate it. The ones that aren't chosen by us students are tossed in the garbage. They go in the trash. There has to be a better way than this, ugh. I take home what I can but i realize this isn't sustainable. Ugh. 💚


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✨Art Studio Moving Sale!✨
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There are moments in life when we may feel a little lost, unsure, insecure. Perhaps in-between what has been & what will be. There is no avoiding it for any of us. This piece is an abstract representation of those “lost places”. When have you felt you were in the lost places? .
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“The Lost Places”.... acrylic on 24” x 24” canvas in custom frame. $325. (Originally $600) DM for purchase
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#jenniferrikkersart #abstractart #artforsale #interiorart #modernart #thelostplaces #intuitiveartist #inspiredartist #inspiredwomen #fortheloveofart #artdealer #artstudiosale #artistmeetsmother #intuitiveart


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Last summer I went on my first solo retreat, seeking stillness, solitude and silence. Who knew so much 'nothingness' could be so filling! I ended my time inspired to paint an epiphany and they turned out super lovely! 😍 Now I'm planning my next retreat! #watercolour #inspiration #inspiredartist #Painting #Art #LabourofLovely


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Sometimes I just get totally inspired by nature! I won these plants at bingo last week and just ❤️❤️❤️the colors and unique shape if the leaves!
No ideas how I’m going to work these into stationery, but this is how artists are inspired!
It all starts with a view of something, which then sparks imagination and excitement, and then the doing.
I’ll probably process this all day, it it’s a great feeling to find joy in the beauty of something!
#whatyoulove #findingjoyinthelittlethings #graphicdesigninspiration


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Morning view of Houston downtown......#mycity Vibes
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#fatemajoshfinearts #myhouston #htown #houstonproud #artistlife #myviewtoday #blueskies


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Couldn't resist sharing this pic of Sunny. Check-out his summer hairdo, too cute! He looks like a little bear. So much hair came off him! It's perfect for today because we're in the middle of a tropical heat wave-- to reach about 100°f hence the early morning walk. Actually, his favorite type of walk isn't a walk at all, it's a 'Sniffing Stroll'. Honestly, I have to be in the mood for this kinda adventure because he barely takes a few steps, stops and sniffs every square inch, literally. I think it's due to the Dachshund part of him. Where he stops is where he begins and he refuses to move until complete. We're barely moving people. One block will easily take about an hour but today is his day and this morning it's a Sniffing Stroll kinda day. It makes him and happy + I think he's a quid pro quo kind of dog cuz the next walk he'll joyously pick up the pace so I can move da body a bit. A 'Sniffing Stroll' also makes the perfect Nature Stroll as well and so I typically bring my camera and explore, just like Sunny, through my macro lens. 😀 and stopping to smell the Roses is always a great reminder. Here's to an inspiring day! 💚


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I woke up right before sunrise this morning and felt inspired to go out for a walk with Sunny and look what I found, right at the bottom of the last step to my porch. I missed it coming down but caught it coming home. It's a tiny Dove feather in a small patch of Clover-- made my heart smile. 😇


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Mixing colors: Green, green and green! Green has the ability to lean cool or warm and is the easiest color to see. It's a favorite of Mother Nature's, inspires growth and is the color of envy. It's commonly considered luscious, resonates at the Heart chakra 💚, is the color of Archangel Raphael (angel of healing) and Archangel Permalink (Nature Angel). Green oh how I love you!


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Saturday errands with pups in tow, a walk at the bird park & Home Depot. Indoor ficus, flowers and supplies just up the street & that's no lie.:) #Apupslife #inspiredlife #inspiredartist #siliconbeach #playavista #wordsmith #whereuneedtobe


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Dot. Dot. Dot ☺️


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This is how the final plate turned out. It's a 9x12 created with a nib and ink on Dura-lar the only thing missing--bumblebee 🐝 *swipe for a close up view on video. It's hard to see the fine details so far away ☺️


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I’m working on some new Christmas Cloche designs! They’re going to be magical ✨





Original photo uploaded by td on Pinterest #christmasdesigns #inthemaking #comingsoon #cloche #baublequeen #magical #inspiredartist #mycreativelife #behindthescene #wreaths #woodenchair #makeawish #excitingnews


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A little mix of original artwork with some open minded creativity
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Preparing my next victim #dollparts #creepydoll #inspiredartist


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The Resistance piece is finished. It’ll debut at the @UtahArtsFest next weekend. I’m currently building a frame for it now...it’s a big one, 36”x75”....peep it in booth 142 starting next Thursday.....ballpoint pen, watercolor, color pencil & charcoal on Mylar. .
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#artbytai #TheArtist #pendrawing #ballpointpendrawing #ballpointpenart #drawingwithpen #penart #juxtapoz #artfido #ballpointpenart #surrealart #popsurrealism #hifructose #beautifulbizzare #bicpenart #surrealism #gorilla #polarbear #inspiredart #inspiredartist #artstyle #artaf #rhinoceros #stylistic #lowbrowpopsurrealists #urbanartist #lowbrow #mixedmediaart #rhino


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Work in progress, the right side of 🍀 💚


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'Art by Nature' (Summer leaf skeleton in nail polish)
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We’re only one week away from opening (Thursday, June 21 at noon)! Check out this work by featured Artist Marketplace visual artist @artbytai #Regram
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Coloring some originals today, which will debut at the @UtahArtsFest next weekend...ballpoint pen, watercolor, color pencil & charcoal on Mylar. .
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#artbytai #TheArtist #pendrawing #ballpointpendrawing #ballpointpenart #drawingwithpen #penart #juxtapoz #ballpointpenart #surrealart #popsurrealism #hifructose #beautifulbizzare #bicpenart #surrealism #characters #artmag #inspiredart #inspiredartist #artstyle #artaf #strangeworld #stylistic #lowbrowpopsurrealists #urbanartist #lowbrow #mixedmediaart #dodo


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Wanted to share the completed vignette too 💚


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Here's a glimpse of how the do over turned out, this, I can work with! 🙌💚


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“You’re weird,” Lori scowled at me after I said something she clearly didn’t agree with. Soon, I learned to suppress my opinions. I learned to wait until she said what she liked & then, I’d agree. .
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We avoid disagreeing with people.

We tone down our writing & paintings to not risk offending or shocking others.

We curb our excitement because we don’t want to draw attention to ourselves.

But all these efforts to “stay under the radar” & to conform with others diminishes our inherent light & radiance. .
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“Jenny, what you do you want to do?”
“Jenny, what do YOU want to do?”
“Jenny, what do you WANT to do?”


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We're official! Ambassador @pascal_guyon & yours truly Songwriter of @musicoinofficial. A cryptocurrency platform for Artists & Songwriters. Thanks for listening!

#$musicoin #cryptocurrency #blockchain #IndieArtist #inspiredartist
#producer #songwriter #thefutureisnow #beyondbrave


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Colores inspiradores de Colombia.
#colors #canvascolors #keepitbrightkids #colombia #inspiredartist


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‘THE NEW ARRIVALS ’ ( From my Boschland series). Available in high quality fine art prints (museum quality) 50x60cm, limited edition, hand signed by me with certificate of authenticity. For more details please contact me.😊
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These colors will always blow my mind. I don't think I've ever witness color more stunning than true peacock colors. .
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#inspired #inspiredartist #acolorstory #peacockfeathers #peacockblue #nature #birds #beinspired #livelifewell


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Come out support the Lil bro @villa_juares on the 22nd of this month $10 tickets ya come show him some love #family #mymainman #progressnotperfection #sacartist #inspiredartist


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Monet is my greatest inspiration. The grand size of the Monet paintings hung in their intended groupings of four within the oval rooms of the L’Orangerie was nothing short of awesome.
While in France I took in dozens of Monet’s dazzling canvases... studying each piece up close from differing angels and then I stood back and appreciated each in it’s entirety.
Monet was a master artist. It was such an honor to travel to the part of the world where he lived, worked and dreamed. I am humbled by his gift and yet inspired all the more to work, live and dream a bit bigger and to fearlessly continue to create art of my own. ✨
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The other side of the moon (mural).
#happysunday #austinwallart


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