Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Follow Your Heart

Here is another photo of what is to come in the jewelry dept. This collection is titled Follow Your Heart... This is going to be a fun one :)
Today was a beautiful day. A tired day but nice day. I napped, giggle.
Sold a pair of earrings on Etsy, yay, and packaged them up all cute and got them on their way to their new owner. Gotta fly.................

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Divine Organization Going Down at Nato Botto Art

I eeeeeeeLove LOVE how everything falls into place so serendipitously when you follow your heart. It makes me giggle.
Last night during one of my jewelry excursions I stumbled upon a fun new way of keeping myself in focus. When I am shopping for beads and etc I get all these awesome ideas but sometimes worry (because there are A LOT of ideas) that I may forget the ideas of what I wanted to do with that bead or etc. My solution and I LOVE it is to (and I already have collections but this is a new more focused approach to creating one) lay beads, trinkets, etc on the table together in groups, each one telling me a story, almost planning their own creation, a beautiful picture that speaks to me reminding me of what I had planned or what the collection calls the bead to do :) giggle.
So Anyways....As I was putting the collections together I was really getting into the whole creative process of making the collections and getting excited about taking pictures of the groups and posting them to my blog. So then in clicks the ego, "well maybe we should organize them this way or do this and that and the other, or maybe we should......." "Oh what if this takes too much time when you SHOULD BE doing this that or the other..." SHUT UP I said, just go with the flow and follow your heart, if it takes a while, well then, ENJOY the time... Be here now and stop worrying about what is next down the road, I continued to remind myself and still worry kept creeping in.. LIKE I REALLY NEED TO WORRY??? "NO" I don't. I have faith that if I follow my heart, with patience, trust, faith, no attachments, every thing I imagine, desire will come because I Dreamed it.
Gosh I hope this makes sense, and in some ways I hope some of you out there can associate with these processes that go on in my mind and really think to yourselves Why am I listening to the should be, could be ,would be, should I, could I, would I and all the unencouraging words that go through one's mind. Why don't I just let go and LISTEN to my heart, to what makes me happy and all vibrate-iee fuzzy. Why don't I just follow that good picture in my mind and stick with it, without DOUBT. WHY DON"T WE??? Because we are worried about the what if's.
Well people...It's exactly that worry that is keeping us from what we really want. IT's the worrying about the what if's that is taking energy away from what we really want... SO... the answer???? FOLLOW YOUR HEART! Put all energy into what you do want! Focus only on what you want.
But enough of this sidetrack, back to the story....
As I was refocusing my attention on only what I wanted, which was enjoying every second of what I was doing and not worrying about how long it was taking me, I stumbled upon a pendant I had made two years ago that never found a necklace to go on.
You'll never guess what the pendant said on the back of it...
Trust the Process, How is that for a beautiful reminder from the Universe.
It gave me such a smile to find that little message. How great of a gift. I was all giddy inside, proud of myself (ego talking, giggle) for doing my best staying in spirit (following my heart).
Here is a picture of that collection...I am still linger on Names for it but I think I'm leaning towards Titanic. Titanic pretty much sums up the titles listed below..

Natural Elegance, sounds to much like a douche, underwear or natural maxi pad commercial to me, lol.
Lost treasures, I won't say what this reminds me of, HA ha ha. Wheels turning? lol
Mermaids and Botanicals, nope, generic.
Well I think this is enough for now. Hugs...

It's Decided!!

So I have been thinking about how I would like to design my tattoo, what I want it to mean to me for a while now and I have finally stumbled (gracefully) upon the design through "Practice" of the meaning.
I am all about Following my heart (and encouraging others to do the same) and sometimes thinking too hard can get in the way of having faith in what your heart desires/sees/knows.
The story:
Genie and I were working in the studio and my plan for the day involved making a list of things desired to create an awesome display for art shows. The list got really detailed, some really descriptive, hard to find (possibly) items and we began to think it may be impossible to find those things before shows. That is when that spark came on in my head "wait a second" I said. If I drew this picture and saw it in my head then it is possible! I am going to have faith that I will find everything I need on this list to make the picture And in the time I need to have it by. It's gonna Happen, I SEE it :)
So began my manifesting...I got out a pen and began to draw on myself what I need to do to be here now and manifest.
You gotta have faith, plant your seeds, have no attachments and follow your heart and have faith, plant your seeds, have no attachments and follow your heart.
The more you do these things all with faith that they are real and WILL happen, it will happen.
That night I decided to go to some resale shops....Guess what? I found what I needed in an extremely short amount of time, gracefully. Amazing.
So at the same time not only did I manifest what I needed for the show but also by trusting/having faith in the process of getting to what I wanted I also manifested my tattoo.
It is amazing how easily things/goals can be attained when you follow your heart with no attachments all the while planting your seed with faith......Focus on what you want, your heart knows what that is. Your heart is your compass...follow it

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thank You's!!!!

It is great to show your gratitude everyday, it nurtures souls. What am I thankful for for??
Thank you Athena Witzel, owner of Gypsy Sticks, an amazing Artist that I was divinely lead to meet at The Abbey Coffee and Espresso Bar at 6500 West Main Belleville, Il. Thank you for suggesting that I create some fun bracelets, because she thought I could make some really cool one's, which I did and enjoyed every second of their creation. Thank you for inspiring me to do so....
Thank you Abbey Espresso Bar for being a great place to meet great people and connections. You truly are a magnet for kind, loving, spiritual, funny, honest, giving, creative, family orientated, energetic souls.
Thank you Vineyard for being of like mind with The Abbey and for displaying Nato Botto Art's creativity and Joy for life. By doing so you provide funds for Nato Botto to keep following her heart.
Thank you Circa and Piece by Peace for also supporting Nato Botto's journey.
And last but not least..thank you to you universe for allowing my energy to flow where ever my heart desires.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Getting Ready for the New....

Whew, its a lot of juggling having a baby and creating BUT it is a WONDERFUL dose of focus. I have to stay completely focused to get things checked off the list before little man wakes...
Updating the progress is on the list.
I am currently working on a new banner for the Etsy shop and its coming along beautifully. I love it!!
I am also following my heart daily, not worrying (to my best abilities) about what I "should" be doing. There are no should be's when creating, its just inspiration. So while I have created myself a schedule to follow, I don't get down on myself (there is a little voice in the back of my head that tries but I tell it to go away and to trust the process) because I have found that the more I follow my heart the more focus I actually have and such beautiful creations are born. That is another thing...That darn little voice, it sometimes says "well what if someone else doesn't like it?" Shut up I say! This is coming from the heart it has to be good and I trust that. So the voice quiets for a bit but still it sneaks back in at times and I try to focus on what I want, which is joy, and creating brings me joy so I shut the judgements out.
This in itself is a process... Trying to stay focused on what I want, being joy, following my heart to get there, the actual process of creation and juggling a beautiful baby :)
Babble babble babble....So here are some peeks of new things.
Oh wait that is just Genie, giggle, and the next one in the yellow, well that's silly ole me :)
We have fun here at Nato Botto Art. Giggles are a must!
Genie is sporting a pair of Nato Botto Art's latest earrings and necklace...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wish me luck....

So, Here I am sitting at this foreign computer wondering what the hell to do.. Seriously I know nothing about how the Mac is organized and etc and damn-it I want to post some photos... Oh gosh hope this works..
BUTTTT..... I am sooo grateful to be having this WONDERFUL upgrade. I Love the computer, giggle, just haven't had many play dates yet. But Mac and I, Well we will soon become good friends, I know it. I love this tippity tappity keyboard, feels so good under my fingers.
AND WOW the Tablet thingy is so great...Again, play dates..learning
So here is goes, gonna attempt to find some photos and talk about them :)
So this first picture, well it was randomly chosen from a file of photos I could not see, and so.. I just said here we go...and here it is. Silly the liquor table from our grateful party.. What is next?? Oh how fun, the neighborhood kids and Jordan all in the moon bouncy at the party. Oh Joy, what is next in my random quest for the picture I would really like to post?????? Oh magical universe would you please lead me to the photo I want? I mean they are all good but I really want to share the cutest picture of our sweet garden fairy next door neighbor, Peggy, holding sweet thinking Indie.....Drum roll please....oh darn, no luck, but I did get a sweet picture of Emily who just had her 14th Birthday, Super Ava and lovely Jordan :). One last try... Well again, didn't work BUT that is ok. Everything is just fine. (screams loudly inside her head but pretends its not happening) giggle. I will figure this all out, I always do.. Faith...
BUT wait!!!!! I have to share what is to come when I figure this S-it out. :)
New Jewelry, New art, photos from the grateful party, and.....
Nato Botto Art Studio goes live.. Yes that is right, Genie and I, Natalie, are going to be sharing our creating adventures, giggles, universal conversations and more via video stream so stay tuned. Posts are to when I figure this out, the computer that is :) Hey I figured out how to work the cameras so.......I'm smart :) giggle
I am so happy to be where I am.. Thank you Universe!!!!!