PUBLISHED! the creative collaboration by my life long friend Dhyana and myself….
The Dreamcatcher is a book that honours both daydreaming and night dreaming as the voice of our soul and our unique creative force in the world. Written to ignite and validate dreams, and visions of children, to help develop self esteem and an awareness of the power of imagination.
The Dreamcatcher is a mythical presence in the book overseeing, and interpreting the various dreams of children bringing positive messages and encouragement.
There is also an introduction to meditation techniques built into the storyline which can help sooth those having difficulty sleeping. Our hope is to alleviate the fear of night dreaming and encourage parents and children to discuss daydreams and ideas in a way that supports the next generation of innovators and creative spirits.
Lots of news to share with you in this post….
©Reina Cottier Art (SOLD)
….Finished painting for commission “Band of Gold” .
see June 16 post for details on this piece, link below:
in other news, colouring book is going really well,
the regional paper did a feature piece on me and it spurred alot of interest
resulting in many sales of the book, so very happy about that! 🙂
Im also helping students at Tairua School do a whale mural for the school pool wall.
We have cut it into ’tiles’ and they will be mounted slightly apart…
progress is going well, with only detailing left to do, here is a part pic of it, not complete.
And last week, I had a stall at the Whitianga Art and Craft Fair… again, very successful, and alot fo fun.
Met some awesome local artists, and sold plenty of prints, colouring books and cards.
I also got 3 commissions out of it, and sold a mini board and 2 paintings…
cant really ask for more than that really, very pleased with the results.
Well this is exciting!!
I was commissioned by the amazing Dr Nesha Jenkins-Tate to paint her a cover for her book. Perfecting the Dance.
(Published by Balboa, a subsidary of Hay House.)
A wonderful journey, from her telling me her thoughts and ideas, to me (with her input) coming up with this concept.
It flowed right from the start, most enjoyable and easy. Even the ‘figures’, that I thought i might struggle with, just ethereally placed themselves there and asked for no feet (LOL!!!) im serious…feet were NOT on the agenda.
Nesha knew exactly the colours she wanted, and i got that spot on first time round too. Thank you Nesha for this wonderful opportunity, im totally honoured to have been able to do this for you. 🙂 All the very best, its a fantastic book!
Excerpt from the back cover:
“Perfecting the Dance offers the intimate counsel and refreshingly candid voice of a good friend as it shares practical and inspirational life-lessons.Gain new insights about yourself and your relationships while exploring various topics, such as people-pleasing, parenting, friendships, partnering, love-lessons, forgiveness, and how to discover and pursue your life’s purpose.But this isn’t a book about perfection—it is a book about perfecting. It is about constantly discovering something new about yourself while uncovering new ways to approach life’s twists and turns.And it isn’t a book about perfecting the dancer. It is a book about perfecting the metaphoric dance— navigating your way through life’s changes and challenges and learning how to transcend them through greater love, faith, and courage.Be enriched by these lessons about life and love that are essentially dance-lessons—powerful, practical reminders about how we can keep on dancing with life as it comes our way.“
Here is a preview of the book my art is in……
Just click on the link below, expand the book thumbnail and Im on page 12.
Art & Beyond Publications is proud to announce that new Special Art & Beyond Online Issue dedicated to artists published in the Living Artists of Today: Contemporary Art is open for public view.
and just so this post looks a little bit pretty lol!, here is a very nice pic to look at:
an experiment, not a result, going to do some more to it at al later date. 🙂
The above video of my art and inspirational quotes was put together by my good friend Bobbi, who is an amazing life coach, author, radio presenter, and the list goes on. She has just published a great book called 12 Steps to Self Empowerment and my art is going to accompany her 2nd book to be published next year!!Very exciting stuff happening indeed, my art will be on the cover and every page accompanying her quotes.
Oh, I also won that competition!! my SECOND win!!!