Follow Your Heart

I would often hear people say “Follow Your Heart”, but this I would think, what the heck does that mean?   I struggled with this for a while until I finally figured out what it means to me. Turns out it is pretty simple. First have to stop listening to what other people are telling me to do. That is first and foremost! Then I just have to sit quietly and calmly think about the situation. That is when my mind starts to work out the solution. I think this is when my heart is actually talking to my brain.

Some people call these thoughts “whispers”. It is this small faint voice of your heart talking to your brain telling you what to do. If you can listen to these whispers you life will become much easier. If you don’t the whispers become louder until they turn into screams. To me, that is not pleasant and I really do try to avoid the screams when I can.

When I don’t know what to do about something or which direction to go, I always try to follow my heart. I know it will never let me down.

Image: Bless Doodle FlowerBlessed Doodle Flower

“Blessed” is a collection of long stem tulip style doodle flowers. In Debi Payne Designs Zazzle store I have a variety of products with a pink watercolor background that you can personalize with your name or any text you choose. To see the products click on the Debi Payne Designs banner below.

Image: Blessed Positive Thought

In my Inspiration Station Zazzle store I have used the same doodle flower along with a mixed media background. I have added the motivational saying, “Your heart will always lead you in the right direction.” If you like this design, select a product that you use often so it can serve you as a reminder to always follow your heart.

To shop for products in these collection, click on the collection banner below:

Image: Blessed Watercolor Collection

Image: Blessed Positive Thought Collection Banner

I hope you will always remember to follow your heart!

Until we meet again…

Debi

 

Never Give Up On Yourself

We have all been at the end of our rope at one time or another. Sometimes a situation seems to be so big we just deal with it. Our first instinct is just to give up. We have all been there at one time or another. There is usually someone standing there tell is to “never give up on yourself”. I don’t know about you, but my first thought is usually, “oh shut up!” We have all been there and I can’t count how many times I have been there with my art.

Over the years I have learned a couple of things that have helped me to get through these times. One thing that I do is I try to find a different angle to look at the situation from. In the beginning it may seem overwhelming and hopeless. But remember, everything, no matter how negative, always has something positive. Granted, sometimes it can be difficult to find the positive, but it is there. First start by changing to negative thoughts to positive thoughts.

If that doesn’t work, I think ask myself, “what am I suppose to learn from this?” We are all put on this earth to learn and grow. Life is nothing but a series of lesson that we are supposed to learn from. Unfortunately, some of those lessons come the hard way. So, when faced with a difficult situation what lesson can you learn from it?

Image Adorable Watercolor Doodle Flower

Don’t forget, in any difficult situation you can either change the way you look at it or you can learn something from it. But, please, never give up on yourself!

About Adorable Doodle Flower

I created “Adorable” several years ago and now I am happy to announce that I have created products with this designs. In my Debi Payne Designs Zazzle store I have a variety of products with a watercolor background that you can personalize and add your name or any text that you choose. To see the products click on the banner below.

Image: Adorable Doodle Flower with Mixed Media Background

If you are trying to build a positive environment and keep yourself motivated, I invite you to Inspiration Station on Zazzle where you can find products with the “Adorable” doodle flower over a mixed media background. Select a product that you will use every day so it can also serve you as a reminder to Never give up on yourself.

To shop for products in these collections, click on the collection banner below:

Image: Product Collection Banner for Inspriation StationImage: Product Collection

I hope you will always remember to NEVER give up on yourself!

Until we meet again…

Debi

 

 

 

 

 

Think Positive – Be Positive

How many times have you heard “Think Positive – Be Positive”? We have all heard it at one time or another. Yet, do you actually put it into practice? Granted, sometimes that is easier to say than to actually do. Yet for those that do, it is amazing the difference that it can make.

No matter what the situation, you can always find something good about it. Sometimes you have to look really hard to find it. But the good is always there! If you are fortunate enough to find that good, focus on that. When you are able to focus on the good part, it will become bigger than the no-so-good part.

If you don’t like a situation, change the way you look at it. There is always more than one way to look at any situation. If you choose a positive view, the situation will become positive. The choice is always yours!

Image: Bliss Doodle Flower - Be Positive - Think Positive

Remind yourself to Think Positive – Stay Positive

Image: Bliss Doodle Flower

I love all the products that I have created with this design! This is my doodle flower that I have named “Bliss”. Bliss Doodle Flower is an original painting created by Debi Payne Designs. Bliss features a single whimsical doodle flower with pretty large pink and orange flower petals and a large yellow center. In the center of the flower there are doodle accents. The flower is accented by two large leaves and a swirl stem at the top. The entire design is accented with multiple sketchy lines to give this hand drawn design a sketched effect.

Image: Bliss Doodle Flower with watercolor background

In Debi Payne Designs on Zazzle, Bliss is over a pink watercolor wash background. These products have been created so you can add your name. If you would like some other text, you may do so as well. To see all the products with this design, click here.

Image: Bliss doodle flower with text - "Think Positive Be Positive"

In Inspiration Station on Zazzle, Bliss is over a hand-painted mixed media background. These products have been created with the hand-lettered text “Think Positive Be Positive”. These products can be used as reminders to stay positive. Start building a positive environment by using products you use every day.

Image: Bliss - Debi Payne Designs Collection Banner

Image: Collection Banner for Bliss on Inspration Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To shop for products in these collection, click on the collection banners above.

I hope you will remember to Think Positive – Stay Positive.

Until we meet again…

Debi

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One Day… One Step At A Time

Image: "Delight" Watercolor Doodle Flower

In this fast past world we live in it seems we are all looking for instant gratification in everything. It seems to be so difficult for us to be patient and work for an end goal. It reminds me of the saying I once heard: “Oh Lord, please give me patience… but hurry up.” This is funny, but sorry, it doesn’t really work like that!  Sometime in order for us to move forward we need to change our thinking which will give us more motivation.

I have been working on my art pretty much my entire life.  Probably about 90% of that time I have wanted to be at the end result. Then one day it surprised me how far I had come and the enormous inventory of artwork that I had produced.  The education that I had obtained and all the many things that I had actually accomplished was astounding. I had spent so much time looking for the end that I wanted that I had missed all the little single accomplishments that I had achieved.

As I looked back over the years of looking for this instant gratification, I realized that I had not arrived where I was today through instant gratification or by some mythological genie in a lamp, but instead I had arrived at where I am today but by working day after day and each day moving just one step closer to my goal. Which is exactly the way I plan on continuing.

Create Your Own Positive Environment

Image: "Delight" Doodle Flower with Mixed Media Background

For my Inspiration Station store I have created a number of products with this saying and artwork. These are some great products that can help you build your positive environment and serve as little reminders to stay positive.

All of these products include the “Delight” Doodle Flower over a mixed media background and accented by the motivational text, “One day One Step at a time.”

watercolor background

For those looking for a more simplistic, softer design, I have created products for my Debi Payne Designs store with the same “Delight” Doodle Flower.  The flower is placed over a lovely multi-color watercolor wash background. All of these products can be personalized with your name or any text you wish.

Image: Delight Positive Thought Collection Image: "Delight" Watercolor products collection banner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To shop for products in these collections, click on the collection banners above.

I hope you will remember to take one step and one day at a time!

 

Debi

 

 

 

Doodle Time Coloring Book

It has been several months since I have published a new coloring book and everybody has been asking me when I am going to have a new one… Well here it is!

"Doodle Time" Grown Up Coloring Book by Debi Payne

“Doodle Time” Grown Up Coloring Book by Debi Payne

Doodle Time is a collection of some of the doodle drawings with sayings that I have created over the past couple of years.

 

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Now it is your turn to color these fun drawings and sayings in the colors that you want.

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Also, when you are in a calm, meditative state while you are coloring, you mind will also absorb the motivational, positive saying that you can also color.

3 Samples

Some designs are more intricate than others to fit whatever mood you are in at the moment.

 

"Doodle Time" Grown Up Coloring Book by Debi Payne

“Doodle Time” Grown Up Coloring Book by Debi Payne

 

Doodle Time is available on Amazon, to see it, click here.

 

 

 

Every Day

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We have all had what seems to be a bad day. One of those days that seem to last forever. One of those days that seem to never end.

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Actually our days are never filled with bad things or good things. Our days are simply made up of ‘things’. How we perceive these ‘things’ will determine if they are bad or good.

"Every Day" by Debi Payne Designs

“Every Day” by Debi Payne Designs

Even if our day is filled with things that we perceive as bad, there is always something good in that day. We just have to allow ourselves to see the good.

Next time you are having what you perceive to be a “bad” day, take a minute to find something good. I promise, it is there, you just have to take the time to see. When you do, celebrate the good and the bad want see so bad!

 

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Define Your History

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One of the things that I think about a lot is, “what am I leaving behind?” By this I mean, when I am dead and gone what have I done in my life time will remain in this world once I am gone.

Once I was asked what I wanted to do with my life. My answer was, “I want to create something that when I die little pieces of me will be left all over the world.” That is exactly what I am doing with my art!

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When I am gone from this Earth, people will still have my art. They will still have my stories. Every day I am writing my own history.

"Define Your History" by Debi Payne Designs

“Define Your History” by Debi Payne Designs

We all have a history. We all have the same opportunity to write our own history. Either we can write our history while we are alive or we can let other people write our history after we are gone.

Personally, I prefer to tell my own story rather giving somebody else the opportunity to tell their version of my story.

What are you doing to define or tell your history?

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Drama All Around

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I must admit, I don’t like drama! What strikes me funny is how many people say that they don’t like drama, but they are the ones in the middle of it and stirring it up.

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I have gone to a movie, paid for a ticket, went in, sat down and started watching the movie. I didn’t like the movie, so I got up and walked out. I am the same way when it comes to drama.

"Drama All Around" by Debi Payne Designs

“Drama All Around” by Debi Payne Designs

When drama is all around me… I leave! You can leave too!!! You really do not have to participate in the drama around you. Next time drama is all around you, walk away!

 

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Biggest Obstacles

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We all go through times when life presents us with a new opportunity or challenge and our minds immediately start playing out all of the “what if” scenarios. ‘What is the bad thing happens?’ Or ‘What if that problem occurs?’

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We have all done this. The trick is to be able to stop your mind for all the negative thoughts and turn them to positive thoughts. If you start turn those negative “what if’s” to positive “what if’s” you might find the possibilities of success are far greater than the possibilities of failure.

"Biggest Obstacles" by Debi Payne Designs

“Biggest Obstacles” by Debi Payne Designs

Don’t let you own mind be an obstacle and create a barriers for your getting all the things in life that you want.

  

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Don’t Tell Me

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Have you ever told somebody that you wanted to do something only to have them give you the long list of all these reasons you shouldn’t? They can tell you every worst case scenario as if it is based on fact and there is no other option.

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I call these people “dream stealers”. Dream stealers like to tell other people how to live their lives based on how they perceive life and the world.

"Don't Tell Me" by Debi Payne Designs

“Don’t Tell Me” by Debi Payne Designs

Just because those people can’t perceive anything beyond their believe system doesn’t mean that you have to too.

Don’t tell me that the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon!

 

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