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FENG SHUI GIFTS FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPERS

Are you searching for a unique gift that also imparts excellent feng shui good luck? There are some great items that do exactly that on my ArtBarn shop on Etsy. Click the photos to go to the direct links at my shop.

This necklace is from my personal collection of auspicious feng shui jewelry. Vintage jade and gold:

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-1-04-55-pmThe pendant necklace on leather cord shown below was personally designed and made by me. I imparted the 3 Secret Reinforcements Ritual onto it for extra beneficial blessings. The centerpiece Chinese Fu Dog soapstone carved amulet bead is old and is from a trip to China. The blown glass beads are rare Venetian glass and the Mother-of-Pearl white beads are also vintage and rare. Finally, the carved wood beads are from a vintage mala. Wow! Can be worn by man or woman and has powerful energy!
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This rare Tibetan silver vintage box is perfect for storing your wishes a la the feng shui ritual to activate intentions. It’s got a Chinese dragon on the lid and a Tibetan Buddhist cross on the bottom. It has been blessed with the 3 Secrets Reinforcement Ritual as well by yours truly.
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Many more silver boxes at my shop that are also suitable for the feng shui intentions ritual. Click here for the link to all my special boxes.  The Tibetan Buddhist thanka that I am offering is of museum quality. It is rare and it is amazing. This high end piece would add grace to any feng shui practitioner’s home.
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And if you’re looking to activate your Love & Relationship Area (and who isn’t?), my Love Power Heart painting from my WALL OF LOVE: The Art of Feng Shui exhibition has been blessed and will generate enormous energy in your home.
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FORTUNATE SAINTS ARE AUSPICIOUS FENG SHUI

Fortunate Saint #116 (c) Katy Allgeyer

Announcing the launch of “Fortunate Saints”. Original modern spiritual icon paintings with Chinese fortune cookie sayings juxtaposed next to Italian prayer cards on richly painted miniature canvases. Priced from $100 and up. The 5″ square ones are unframed with painted sides and the slightly larger ones are framed in gorgeous gilt and wood frames, each one of a kind. Fortunate Saints make great gifts for any occasion, with some having specific messages perfect for making amends, expectant mothers, graduates, and prosperity. Place them in your Wisdom & Knowledge area or Wealth area and see what happens!

Fortunate Saint #116 is on eBay right now!

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INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST ISABELLE BRYER

One of my favorite ways to lift Qi (energy) in any space is through the use of well- placed artwork. Not only should the artwork be hung properly, the art must also have uplifting images and symbols that add to your pleasure and happiness. Artist Isabelle Bryer’s work fits that perfectly. Based in Los Angeles, Isabelle Bryer was born in France and studied art there. Known for both her commissioned
portraits (mostly of children) and also her iconic mermaids, houses, dolls and other series of paintings, she is widely collected. Her work has appeared on “Hannah Montana” and “How I met your Mother” and “Accidentally on Purpose“. And the exciting news is that Isabelle has a new Etsy shop that sells affordable versions of her painted images. Isabelle and I spoke about her work recently.

The Bride (c) Isabelle Bryer

FG: Your work seems to have a lot of symbolic imagery in it. Are there certain iconic symbols that you use frequently? What are your reasons for this?

IB: I like to paint symbols of nature, birds, fish, weather, suns and moons, fire and water, everything that connects humans to the earth and have existed since the beginning of time. And hearts for love of course…. they are all part of a familiar collective unconscious.

(c) Isabelle Bryer

“The Mermaid Garden” (c) Isabelle Bryer

FG: Your recent painting, ‘Nahla in Meditation’, seems to me to be about yoga. Am I right?

IB: Recently meditation took a bigger place in my life. I wanted to paint an image expressing the kind of serenity and contentment one can achieve through it (and I don’t mean me by the way! I am still working on it..) And I love portraits with eyes shut.

Nahla in Meditation (c) Isabelle Bryer

FG: The “doll series” seems to have a darker edge to it behind the innocent child like theme. Where did you find inspiration for that?

IB:I do like to mix beauty and eeriness, this is why I like dolls, for their innocent/evil duality. I like that they take us back to our childhood, and I get to put my dolls in all kinds of situations and use them to tell stories.

“The Seeds” (c) Isabelle Bryer

“The Seeds” (c) Isabelle Bryer

"Mystical Cat" (c) Isabelle Bryer

“Mystical Cat” (c) Isabelle Bryer

FG: As a contemporary artist, what artists from the past have influenced and informed your work the most?

IB:A lot of artists have inspired me along the years. Douanier Rousseau, the symbolist and surrealist movements, Frida Kahlo, Hieronimus Bosch…I am also very influenced by religious art, medieval or gothic. I might be trying to recreate the perfect icon…Contemporary artists also inspire me and I am passionate about many of them and in awe of their work.

"Snow Angel" (c) Isabelle Bryer

“Snow Angel” (c) Isabelle Bryer

Isabelle Bryer is inspired by the works of Rousseau (pic above).

FG: Do you agree that artwork can either lift your spirits or bring you way down?

IB: When you choose a piece of art for yourself there is a deeper reason than just a matter of taste. I think Art speaks to our soul and fills a void or a longing that each of us has, that’s why it is a very personal choice. Do not choose a painting because someone else tells you it’s cool or it matches the couch. Find an image you really feel connected to.

Feel connected to Isabelle’s work? See more at her website.

"I Love You To Pieces" (c) Isabelle Bryer

“I Love You To Pieces” (c) Isabelle Bryer

All works copyright to the artist Isabelle Bryer.

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BARE NAKED LADIES (NOT AT WORK, PLEASE!)

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Empty walls devoid of art –or any decoration– are depressing, aren’t they?
The only thing less uplifting than bare walls is ugly walls that have
stains and peeling paint where the art should be. Feng shui is about creating
harmonious, peaceful, and inspiring spaces that improve one’s quality of life
at home and at work. If your work environment is depressing, chances
are your workers are going to be depressed and not as creative and productive
as they should be.

Art need not be expensive to be effective at lifting ch’i (energy). To paraphrase
Mae West, art just needs to be good looking and well hung. If your budget does
not allow you to buy Andy Warhol originals–or even limited edition prints–you
might consider purchasing original art from some local fine artists instead. Attend
local art fairs and small galleries to get a feel for what is available. Another
inexpensive alternative is framed poster art.

For the work place, art also needs to send the appropriate message. Thought
should be given as to what the corporate message actually is. Paintings of
naked ladies in the classical style could work beautifully as part of a wellness spa’s
decor but may not be right for a labor union office, for example. Art in the work
place can simply be used to beautify a space, or, it can motivate workers.
Several poster companies even specialize in motivational sayings designed to promote leadership qualities for managers. Health care professionals tend to have
their walls plastered with care related images.

Many professional offices prefer to hang diplomas, awards, and credentials in their office spaces. To enhance feng shui, these items should ideally be located in the
“Fame & Reputation” area of the office. But these can be depressing, too, if they are
poorly framed and displayed, and if they are the only wall art in the room. It’s
important to have a balance with art for art’s sake. Maps, mirrors, tools of your trade and other common objects…all of these can be artfully hung on a wall to create
an uplifting ambiance. Use your imagination!
PS: Click on the painting to jump to Bare Naked Ladies music video. 🙂

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