There is something Fun Flirty and Fabulous Coming June 10th. Stay tuned . . .
A sampling of our Playshop, Your Life As Art facilitated by myself and Jill Sodero of Discover Your Healing here in Calgary.
It was a wonderful day of sharing, exploring and learnings
If you are curious to find out more about this and our future playshops please have a look at the links below:
Playshop and Testimonial https://www.facebook.com/GlendaSavardStudio/
Had the most fun teaching this group of brilliant fearless women to paint trees. Most of them had never painted before and it was so thrilling for me to see them just jump right in and go for it. They truly inspire me and make me remember how to see things with fresh eyes and the fun and excitement of trying something new. Thank you very much for spending the afternoon with me and for being so BRILLIANT!! Head on over to the Adventures in Art page and have a look at what these wonderful women accomplished in one afternoon.
I had an absolutely amazing night at Theatre Calgary’s Gala evening Night With The Stars. My painting Pandemonium was auctioned off for an amazing amount and it was my pleasure to support such a wonderful theatre. My daughter and I have a Christmas tradition to see Scrooge there every year and we’d be lost without it. And the best part was that my painting was won by a couple that have pieces of my work already. There is no greater compliment than that, and their generosity is beyond words. Thank you again for inviting me to be part of such a wonderful cause.
Every year in December, we all start thinking about those New Year’s Resolutions. Then there we are in January – and yet again, we’ll show up, hoof it up for awhile, then, by Valentine’s Day, we’re done and back to the usual. We’ve all “been there, done that.” You know the most popular ones “Get Organized”, “Be More Spiritual”, “Lose Weight”, “Quit Smoking”, and “Spend More Time With The Family”.
I don’t know about you, but this kind of To-Do List approach to life doesn’t inspire me. It doesn’t do anything to feed the soul. You come away from it kind of feeling empty because you can’t seem to be able to do enough in order to have what you want. I think that’s looking at it from the wrong end. We should start with being and then the doing will create the having.
Instead I began to be really committed to choosing a new ritual. It actually started this when I was quite young, but I used to do it on my birthday instead of New Year’s day. I used to dream about where I’d be on my next birthday, what would have happened to me in that year and what exciting things I’d have been part of. As I grew older I realized that I could make those things happen by deciding them and so I would dream of the vacations, people and things I wanted and then would go out and purchase or meet them, if I could. But somehow it still didn’t quite do it. Things still didn’t come my way. Then one day my life coach of many years suggested that I be more proactive about it and intend it. Well (slapping forehead) I’m all about the laws of attraction, why didn’t I think of that sooner and the Word-Of-The-Year began.
This didn’t mean that I didn’t take action it meant that my actions were inspired from the being part of me. In fact, I took more action than ever with this new approach!
That’s because intention is unfathomably powerful. Resolutions are fine, but they often come from our thoughts and are motivated by lots of “shoulds.” A “word” however contains energy and images and meaning, things our hearts and souls get excited about.
This is how transformation begins and how one can start to create the life they want. Rarely does transformation happen because of our mind – or our “shoulds.”
To give you an example in 2014 I realized I needed to make some changes in my business life. Quite frankly I was bored and knew if I didn’t stop doing things the way I had (status quo) my business would be done. I had to reinvent myself and my business. So my go to question for everything is “How else can I do this?” After contemplating this for a bit I realized that I needed to change me first. So my first word was “Pioneer”. At first I thought it was a dumb word, but for some reason it felt perfect. So I looked it up and it resonated with what I wanted to do with my year. I wanted to explore new places, things, ideas, and go where I’d never gone before. I had not idea how this was going to come about, and that wasn’t my worry, I didn’t need to control that, I only had to INTEND it. Well let me tell you, I had the most amazing year, people I didn’t even know found me and I was recommended to the SNBA in Paris, France. I showed my work there for the first time and had a lovely trip meeting new people and even won my first medal. That was the biggest thing but there were many others. My word for 2015 was Thrive, oh could I tell you stories! I met loads more people, and we had a severe economic downturn in my city, but I continued to sell well in all my spring and fall shows. I was thriving beautifully. My new word for 2016 is Rise because I want this to continue. I want to keep climbing higher. Experience more things on ever increasing levels. I want to be uplifted with joy on a regular basis and I want my creative ideas to continue to float up higher and higher. it feels like my truth right now and I’m loving it. Have you chosen your word today? How will you intend your life in 2016?
If you’re in need of a very special Christmas gift this year, Glenda Savard has you covered. She is currently taking commission requests for oil portraits just in time for the holidays. This unique experience costs $1,200 for a 20 X 20 inch gallery canvas and includes dazzling gift wrapping. For more information or to get your portrait started, call Glenda at 40.,863.7788 or Glenda@glendasavard.com
Glenda Savard Selected For The Societe National des Beaux-Arts (SNBA) Exhibit, Caroussel Du Louvre, Musee du Louvre, December 17 to 21, 2015 in Paris France
Glenda Savard – Calgary Alberta Canada
Glenda Savard has been selected to exhibit at the 101st Annual SNBA Exhibt from December 17-21. The juried art s show is one of the oldest, most prestigious art exhibits in the world attracting over 50,000 art enthusiast who flock to the Louvre in Paris.
Savard will join over 500 other artists from around the world for the 5 day show that continues to set the standard for quality, variety, innovation and sheer scope of work. In addition to art, the exhibit offers the many attractions of Paris only steps away.
Last year, exhibit goers stopped in amazement to gape at Savard’s expressionist painting. This painting titled Raucous was truly a hit with the audience where she gave a number of interviews with exhibit goers on where she gathers inspiration and the areas of her home town.
The exhibit which is staged inside the prestigious Musee du Louvre, in Paris in the salon Caroussel du Louvre, and is produced by the France’s Academie des Arts and Lettres .
For more information about the exhibit, its artists and performances, or to purchase, check www.snba.fr and follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Glenda Savard was awarded the Medal d’Etain for her painting Raucous juried into the SNBA exhibit on December 2014.
Glenda Savard has created a unique sytle of her own bringing elements of impressionism and abstract concepts into her work she labels expressionism.
Savard will join over 300 other artists from around the world for the 5 day show that continues to set the standard for quality, variety, innovation and sheer scope of work. In addition to art the exhibit offers the many attractions of Paris only steps away.
The exhibit which is staged along the scenic Paris waterfront inside the Caroussel du Louvre, is produced by the Academy of Arts, Sciences and Lettres .
For more information on Glenda Savard please visit www.. For more information about the exhibit, its artists and performances, or to purchase. www.snba and follow the on fb and twitter
Just a reminder to come check out my new paintings and to let you all know that the show is on Saturday, April 21, 2011 from 10am to 4pm at:
Crescent Heights Community Centre
1101 – 2nd St. NW.
Hope to see you all there.