Treasures of the Heart

“More valuable than treasures in a storehouse are the treasures of the body, and the treasures of the heart are the most valuable of all.”

(Nichiren, 1222-1282)

One of my determinations at the beginning of this year was to change my website and start blogging…

I have mini-blogged on my Facebook fan page regularly since February this year when the page was created and I have come to love sharing my art, other’s artists creativity, talking about my point of view on anything artistic, listening to the opinions of others and life in general.

So , if you are reading this, the time has come, I am blogging and I have a new website. Victory!

Another Hot Summer (Twitter Art Exhibit 2010)

Why the title Treasures Of The Heart?

I believe that in life the heart is what matters… sincerity, gratitude, staying true to oneself, compassion, the knowledge that when you open and change your heart the universe responds.

And the universe responded when through Twitter, I met my new great friends Jonahh and Patrick who are the reason why this new website and blog exists. I am grateful.

I want to write about anything and everything creative that touches my heart, takes my breath away, inspires me and others… painting, music, writing, poems, photography… There is so much wonder in the world.

Orange Flame (Art Swap 2010)

I made a list throughout this year of all the things I wanted to blog about, artists’ works who inspire me, the Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall exhibitions I visited this summer in Nice, some of my new work, music that rocks my world, Art Swaps, exhibiting in Norway for a wonderful cause with many of my twitter artist friends, The Paul Gauguin exhibition at the Tate Modern in London…. The list is endless.

My aim is to blog once a week … Time is of the essence, everyone leads busy lives and I will do my best! I can already tell you that next year will be the beginning of a new great adventure in all areas, my life and family, so there won’t be a lack of stories to tell , many treasures to share and I am looking forward to your comments, ideas etc.

In the meantime, please have a good look at my new website and please let me know what you think…I really look forward to your valuable comments.

Wishing you all a wonderful end of 2010 and a peaceful , happy and joyful 2011 filled with creativity and good fortune!


Related Links:
Twitter Art Exhibition
Art Swap

22 Responses to “Treasures of the Heart”

  1. Cynthia says:

    Annick, brilliant! Looking forward to many more uplifting blog posts in the year to come. Hurrah!

  2. Congrats Annick, on a beautiful new web site and blog – fabulous work! I’ll be keeping an eye out for more of your blog posts next year.

    • Annick says:

      Rebecca..supportive as always..thank you..It is exciting week the shop should be added and hopefully I’ll learn to be a very good shopkeeper giving top service to my customers…

  3. Dan Andrew says:

    The honest open enthusiasm of your attitude is so appealing. Treasures of the heart indeed. I’m glad you are in the world.

  4. Dai Wynn says:

    Felicitations. Superb! (with a French accent). What a magnificent online presence! Extremely professional. And the couleur…….

    • Annick says:

      Ahah Dai..very good French accent ..thank you for taking the time to comment….some more adjustments to be made, a shop to be added for my cards and is an ever changing and growing ‘thing’..keep in touch and let me know ..

  5. Annick, brilliant! Looking forward to many more uplifting blog posts in the year to come. Hurrah!

  6. Melanie Gow says:

    This is a terrific first post Annick, looking forward to the year as it unfolds x

  7. Drew says:

    What an incredible site Annick!

    I’m certainly looking forward to reading more of your posts and seeing some of your fabulous artwork all in one spot. Enjoy the rest of your holiday week and congratulations again on this beautiful beginning 🙂

  8. Louis Laleye says:

    Loved reading this. What a wonderful inspiration you are, & have been to me. I look forward to reading more of your post throughout the year. “The Year of Capable People and Dynamic Development”.

  9. Julia says:

    Tres fantastique – c’est toi, Annick! Wow – your amazing new website is just as wonderful and layered as you are personally and artistically. Congrats, mon amie! Very excited to see the excitement peeking out from your studio in 2011.

    • Annick says:

      Merci Julia!! you are a wonderful friend always there to encourage…I really appreciate it and treasure it.
      Yes, 2011 will be a life changing year in all areas of my life…and that includes my art of course!! my next blog will tell why!!
      Have a great year full of good fortune , joy and creativity ..pour toi et ta famille.

  10. Angie says:

    Annick! LOVE your blog! Your new site as well – it’s very easy to browse your work. And the pictures of your art are larger than previously on your other site which is great. (am I correct? I believe there were small thumbnails to click on with your other site). Looking forward to more of your posts!

    Good wishes to you and all those you love, and with all you do in the upcoming New Year!


    • Annick says:

      Angie, you are a good friend indeed..I am glad you like my website and blog…I am very happy with it and enjoy blogging and learning about WordPress!!
      I wish you a wonderful and adventurous ideas, new challenges ..
      Good wishes to you and family.

  11. jacqui rush says:

    Hi Annick

    We’ve just had our discussion planning meeting in Palmeira District, Hove and our theme is ‘What are the treasures of the heart”. I googled it for some quotes and ideas and got your beautiful website – how mystic!

    I love your beautiful dynamic artwork.

    One of my treasures is a little wooden Omamori Gohonzon stand that Andy made from blown down trees on the Taplow Estate (1986).

    I’ve heard it through the grapevine that you are leaving Taplow Court. I wish you everything you and Andy would wish for yourselves and much much more …..

    Lotsa l’amour
    Jacqui Rush

    • Annick says:

      Hi mystic indeed and I am glad google was helpful as ever .. lol
      Thank you for the compliment, I am happy I can express my life through my paintings..I will tell Andy about the Omamori Gohonzon stand ..he hasn’t made any more so hang on to it !
      We are leaving for France in June and I hope we will keep in touch through my blog .
      A bientot

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