010 – Discernment Exercise with Colette Chase

In this episode we’re continuing to learn about discernment with Colette Chase and will go over two helpful exercises to hone our skills.

Topics

  1. Upcoming Workshops and Recap of Discernment [00:00:44]
  2. Alignment Exercise – Ground-Source-Center-Sphere [00:02:36]
  3. Find Present Time [00:13:29]
  4. What are the Scales and how do we learn how to discern with them? [00:16:30]
  5. True with a Capital T or small t [00:19:44]
  6. The Numbers and The Different Scales [00:27:04]
  7. Discernment Exercise – Scale [00:37:33]
  8. Just because you know an answer doesn’t mean you should go say it [00:55:39]

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009 – Facing Health Crises As a Young Mother

graph_009_fikapodcastIn this episode we’re talking with Linda Makarov who experienced two life changing health issues at the age of 35 (stroke and cancer) – the same age her own mother had terminal brain cancer. We are sharing her happy outcome today.

Topics

  1. We might need tissues [00:41]
  2. How Linda ended up in the U.S. [01:46]
  3. Take us back to age 12 [05:14]
  4. Healthy + Active = stroke. Say what? [11:16]
  5. Signs of a stroke [21:27]
  6. Life ends between 35 and 40, right? [24:22]
  7. Seeing life through your mother’s eyes [37:39]
  8. Changing my story [45:16]

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008 – Art and Life with Melissa Townsend

epsisode_8_graphicIn this episode we’re talking with Melissa Townsend about her life as a successful full time artist and just kind of figure out her life and how much art means to her and how she chooses to paint and what she paints and how she lives her life.

Topics:

  1. Melissa and her Art [00:01:41]

  2. How does she do it? [00:03:28]

  3. Why being creative is a necessity [00:10:28]

  4. A typical day for a full time artist [00:12:55]

  5. A glimpse into her studio [00:18:52]

  6. Commissioned work and live painting at events [00:22:35]

  7. Advice for someone in hamster wheel [00:32:37]

  8. Where can people find Melissa [00:38:55]

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007 – Discernment with Colette Chase

007 - discernment with colette chase imageColette Chase is back and this time talking about discernment. How do we sift through what’s real, what’s not real, what to pay attention to, what not to pay attention to?

Topics:

  1. Listener mail [1:30]
  2. What is discernment? [4:30]
  3. How a message can be delivered [11:30]
  4. How to ask a question [20:47]
  5. Who are you getting the message from? [31:46]
  6. Talking to your Higher Self for answers [43:33]
  7. Direct connection to divinity [46:55]

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006 – Art, Motherhood & Small Biz Talk with Michelle Armas Part 2

006 - Art, Motherhood & Small Biz talk with Michelle Armas Part 2-graphicOn this episode we are continuing our fika with Michelle Armas and talk about her creative process and how she’s protecting that creative mind of hers. If you haven’t listen to part 1 yet, I highly recommend it to follow this conversation better.

Topics:

  • Recap from Part 1 [0:55]
  • Michelle shares how social media has attributed to her success [2:38]
  • Introvert challenges, being brave and showing your art [7:42]
  • Handling judgement [17:05]
  • You could have done that [19:26]
  • Signing your pieces and what is ‘an Eriksdotter’? [22:19]
  • The sides of Michelle we never see [24:23]
  • The responsibilities of a small business [25:25]
  • How she protects her creative mind [32:01]
  • Hanging with who?  [33:52]

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Fika Podcast Episode 005: Passion, Pottery and Libertytown Arts with DD Lecky

Fika podcast episode 5On this episode of the Fika podcast, I talk with DD Lecky about how she managed to hone in on her passion when she had so many interests to distract her from her true path, how she has faced her fears and what it’s really like to quit your day-job and just ‘go for it’ with your creative self. What does she miss from her steady income, and what is it like running a study/art gallery?

Topics:

  1. Who is DD Lecky and how did she nail down her passion? [1:23]
  2. The journey of taking the passion to the next level [10:26]
  3. Embracing failure and facing your fear [18:29]
  4. After the fear: things DD misses from a steady income  [23:35]
  5. Budgeting and making it happen [27:50]
  6. Running an art gallery and studio [30:30]
  7. The path to pottery [34:35]
  8. Small Business Tips [38:12]

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My favorite lion

It’s not often I fall madly in love with my own art. Like, sure I like all my art but this piece has me wrapped around its finger. I don’t think I could sell a piece if I wasn’t proud of it, but liking it so much I decided to keep it to myself? Nah, that doesn’t happen often.

So what makes this piece special to me? I know it sounds crazy but to me, this is my self portrait in a way. I painted my Higher Self. It’s a force that’s bigger and larger and connected to all the energy in the universe. I’m getting all spiritual here but that’s what it represents to me which is why I can’t part with it. I am him, he is me. He hangs in my healing room most of the time but recently I moved it into the living room ahead of a workshop and it’s stayed there. People who have seen him in person reflects on the radiance he exudes.

Above is a photo from when I finished it back in March and the colors are more accurate than in the first photo. Below represents one of my favorite ways to paint – while watching Swedish TV, in this case skiing.

My kind of day! Catching up on Nordic Skiing World Championships while painting AND teaching session today. 💕

A photo posted by Erica Eriksdotter (@studioeriksdotter) on

 

It’s hard to capture his full essence with an iphone… What do you think of this lion? What do you see when you view it?

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Fika Podcast Episode 004: Time Traveling with Colette Chase, Part 2

004-timetraveling-graphColette Chase is back for the second part of discussing traveling through the dimensions and how to stay in present time. Catch up on the first episode before you have a listen.

Topics:

  1. Recap of Part 1 [2:22]
  2. Match your pet! [6:05]
  3. Not everyone’s present time matches [6:42]
  4. Time is relevant [10:20]
  5. Don’t get caught in the Mirror of Erised [20:16]
  6. Got a haircut that’s 20 years old? Listen up. [21:13]
  7. Time Travel exercise [23:18]

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LiveLikeYou eBay Auctions

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Hey guys, I cleaned out the studio a week ago and found a bunch of awesome LiveLikeYou.com prints. Remember my partnership with Jill Sorensen and how we used to do these together?

Anyways, I’m ending production on these darlings so 25 prints are available to bid on! Currently, 21 are up on ebay starting at $0.99 http://bit.ly/1fREvdB

LiveLikeYou-Prints

These glimpses into interior design rooms are fun to hang together or as a solo treat to a kitchen or powder room. I have a lovely framed piece on my collage wall in my powderroom – it draws you in and inspires you!

Sketch by Jill Sorensen and watercolor by me.

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Fika Podcast Episode 003: Finding Your Self with Caroline Elliot

Fika Podcast episode threeOn this episode of the FIKA podcast, I interview my sister, Caroline Eriksdotter Elliot, on her journey as an elite swimmer and the identity crisis that ensued when she quit. Who was she if she wasn’t a swimmer? How did she find her new self?

Here are some of the topics we discussed:

  1. Caroline’s journey as an elite swimmer [0:48]
  2. Identity crises after swimming career [17:14]
  3. Advice for the confused [23:35]
  4. Full circle [32:15]

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