Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Oil painting "Tangerine" by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"TANGERINE"
Painting #1011   Oil on linen on board    (12"x16")   Painted in 2008                 SOLD

From "The Daily Word"
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
BOUNDLESS
I grow boundlessly in Christ Consciousness.
As a spiritual being, I am not bound by the past. Every day is a new beginning. Each new year brings boundless opportunities for growing in Christ Consciousness as I deepen my relationship with God.
I gratefully release the past, appreciating all that contributed to my current spiritual awareness. With expectancy, I turn my thoughts to the riches of the coming year.
I aspire to live a Christ-centered life. Whatever my possessions or social status, my wealth is found in kindness, forgiveness, and wholeness. I seek first the kingdom of God, and I am enfolded in boundless Christ Love. With heart and mind open, I give and receive boundless riches in the coming new year!
This grace was given to me to bring to the Gentiles the news of the boundless riches of Christ. —Ephesians 3:8

Monday, December 23, 2013

"Spring Tulips" at Christmas Time by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"Spring Tulips"



FROM "THE DAILY WORD"

Monday, December 23, 2013
PRAISE
I praise God. All is good.
We create our life experiences through our thinking, and praise expands our experience of good. Unity cofounder Charles Fillmore wrote: “We increase whatever we praise. The whole creation responds to praise and is glad.” When I hold positive thoughts, I pave the way for positive results.
I live in a world of infinite possibility. As I praise what is good and true, my awareness of the abundance of the Universe expands. As I praise the goodness in me and others, I unleash a plethora of blessings.
The Universe supports my thinking and supplies my needs. Powerful, positive thoughts lead to powerful, positive outcomes. I praise God for my life, and all is well.

Now, our God, we give thanks to you and praise your glorious name.—1 Chronicles 29:13

Friday, December 20, 2013

"MORE" by Artist, NORA KASTEN

TODAY'S SAND ART ON NAPLES, FL BEACH  12/20/2013



FROM "THE DAILY WORD"
Friday, December 20, 2013
TREASURED
Times spent with loved ones are deeply treasured gifts.
Some people treasure jewels and gold, but my greatest gems are connection and companionship with my loved ones. Jesus told of a man who buried his treasure in a field, then sold everything to buy that field. As I know the value of togetherness, I gladly invest in happy moments with those I love.
Whether I am planning to be with loved ones in the coming days or simply enjoying cherished memories, our times together are deeply valuable to my soul. Whether I spend time with family, longtime friends, neighbors, or colleagues, I cherish the love, companionship, and joy we share. I appreciate our moments of connection. I treasure the special people who enrich my life.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.—Luke 12:34


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Photo of "Snowman On Naples Beach" by Artist, NORA KASTEN


 SNOWMAN ON NAPLES, FL BEACH / Dec. 18, 2013

A PERFECT DAY

"Yesterday morning it was 56 degrees here in Naples, FL.  Yesterday afternoon, the temperature reached 79 degrees.

Early morning I sat by the fire (I have a wonderful fireplace in my beautiful living room), snuggled up with an afghan, meditated and wrote the "Morning Pages".  In the afternoon, wearing a swimsuit, I took a one hour walk on the beach and then just sat in the beach chair for another hour, enjoying the gentle breeze while basking in the warm sunshine.  My Blessings are too numerous to count!  May you all realize your own abundant Blessings.  

With great LOVE, "MERRY CHRISTMAS " and "HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL.  
Remember  . . . . . we are all in this together.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Nora" /Self Portrait by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"NORA"  2009

Self Portrait   Oil on Linen  (24"x20")    2009    /  Archived

"This was me almost 5 years ago.  Today, after cataract surgery, I no longer need to wear glasses and my hair is silver with a very short cut.

Of course my spiritual journey began the day I was born but in January of this year, 2013, I began a Spiritual Quest.  This year is coming to a close now but not my Spiritual Quest.  With Joy I proclaim this year to be one of the most remarkable years of my life here on Earth.

Today, another Blessing!  The artist and author, Florence Scovel Shinn, was revealed to me.  She was born in 1871 and transitioned in 1940.  She attended the PA Artist Academy and was married for some years to one of the Ashcan artists of New York,  Everett Shinn  (1876-1953).
Her words are the reminder of what I learned back in 1982 after reading Napoleon Hill's book "Think And Grow Rich".  This is just what I need today and gladly share Florence's book with you now.  I have this book on my IPad/Kindal but it is so good having her book read to me."  



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Abstract painting by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"GOLD & EMERALD"

Acrylic painting on canvas   (8"x8")        /       Painted January 25, 2010

"I am finally settled into my new, much larger home here in Grasmere At Wyndemere in Naples, FL.   My happiness is far beyond words available to express.  Thankfulness and LOVE abounds!"


FROM "THE DAILY WORD"
Thursday, November 7, 2013
LET GO, LET GOD
I welcome abundant good as I let go and let God.
I am grateful for my tenacity, for it serves me well. Pushing myself to cross the finish line or complete a project on time can help me succeed. However, divine wisdom tells me there is also a time to let go.
Some races are not mine to run. Some projects are better accomplished by slowing down. Some answers come when I wait for inspiration, rather than force a solution. I pray to know what is mine to do—when to push and when to allow.
When I let go, I make room for God. I open myself to divine wisdom, guidance, and ideas—for success, insights, and inner peace. I make way for unlimited good to come through unexpected channels. I welcome abundant good as I let go and let God.

Agree with God, and be at peace; in this way good will come to you.—Job 22:21

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Oil Painting, Destroyed Painting by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"DIAMOND EARRING"
Painting #1086 of 1180 paintings  Oil on linen  (12"x16") Painted 11/2009  Destroyed

From "The Daily Word"                                                              Sunday, September 22, 2013
TURNING POINT
Today is my turning point, and now is my moment.
Every moment brings an opportunity to experience life anew. Every day carries the potential for transformation and growth—for adopting a fresh perspective, making a different choice, or taking a new path.
I choose to make today a turning point day. Whether the changes I make are large or small, each one propels my growth. I discover more about myself, how Spirit works in and through me, and how to express my divine nature in meaningful ways.
As I connect with Spirit within, I know I am supported in every way. I step out in faith to experience life more fully. I am confident and excited as I venture into new territory and embrace this turning point in my life.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.—Ecclesiastes 3:1

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Past Artwork by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"EMERALD EARRING"
Painting #987 of 1180 paintings  Oil on linen  (10"x8") Painted 12/2007  DESTROYED


"Exactly, a year ago today, I bought my nice condo here in Naples to be on my own.  This has been an exciting year, to say the least, and in two days, Monday, September 23, 2013, I will close on the beautiful and much larger new home that God has for me now.  It is GOOD to be led of Holy Spirit."

From the "The Daily Word"                                                        Saturday, September 21, 2013
SURRENDER
Surrendering to Spirit, I experience deep peace and well-being.
At times life flows smoothly, and at other times, it may seem like a battle. If I find myself in opposition with those around me or in conflict with myself, I cease the struggle now. I turn the matter—and, indeed, my life—over to the living Spirit of Truth within me.
I begin in quiet contemplation, laying down the defensive armor of strongly held convictions and any weapons of judgment or criticism. This is a conscious act of faith and courage.
I relinquish control and surrender to Spirit. In the Silence, my open heart and mind reap the rewards of God’s living, loving Spirit. As I entrust myself to Infinite Love, I experience deep peace and well-being.
For not in my bow do I trust … But you have saved us from our foes.—Psalm 44:6, 7

Monday, September 16, 2013

Archive Oil Painting by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"POTPOURRI"

Painting #995 of 1180 paintings  /  Oil on linen   (10"x10")   Painted in December, 2007    SOLD


The Daily Word
Monday, September 16, 2013
LET GO, LET GOD
I let go of struggle, and let God be my inspiration.
When I say “I let go and let God,” what am I releasing, and what am I allowing? I let go of condemnation and allow the unconditional love of God. I release darkness and sorrow and embrace the light and joy of God. I let go of struggle, lack, and limitation and let in the peace, substance, and power of God.
In my time of prayer and meditation, I become as a child listening to a loving parent. I cease telling God what I know and seek only to know God’s presence. I let go of limited understanding and let God within me bring spiritual understanding. As I let go of earthly troubles, my burdens lift and I rejoice in the kingdom of God within me.
Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.—Luke 18:16

NORA KASTEN WEBSITE

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

An Answer & Art Archives by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"SEVEN COUSINS"

Painting #1040 of 1170 paintings / Oil on canvas (36"x48")  Painted in July, 2009
In the collection of Mr. & Mrs Robert Vaught, Trafalgar, IN

My message received today is: "All is at Peace now.  Divine Order prevails.  You have gotten your answer.  Proceed forward." 


Wednesday, September 11, 2013
INNER PEACE
I am open to the peace of God within.
The world does not determine whether or not I am at peace. I am willing to let peace begin with me. Inner peace is a state of mind and heart, one I can choose anytime.
I take time right now to center myself in peace. In a moment of silence, I release any concerns and feel my oneness with God. I relax, breathe deeply, and rest quietly. I pray “Peace, be still!” until I feel peace in every fiber of my being.
Beginning my day with a peaceful heart, I become a channel of peace, opening the way for peaceful encounters in the hours ahead. I set the intention to bring awareness to my thoughts, words, and actions throughout the day and to stay centered in peace.
For God is a God not of disorder but of peace. —1 Corinthians 14:33

Monday, September 9, 2013

"I Like Pink" Rose Painting by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"I LIKE PINK"
Painting #1084 of 1180 paintings /Acrylic on Canvas  (6"x6") Painted in Nov., 2009  SOLD

"Can this wilderness be ending for me?  I believe it is so and I'm at a new beginning.  

I bought the perfect new home for me on Saturday, 9/7/13.  Yesterday on Sunday, 9/8/13, the new minister of "Unity of Naples" buys my condo.  Today, I am basking in the Love of God and All is WELL!   You surely know how thankful this lady is . . . . . because I AM!

By the way, my new home has a beautiful spot with wonderful north light.  I see my easel standing there."

Please share with me in listening to this beautiful music.  Stay with it because the harmony part is the best.   Click on : Music

From the "Daily Word"                               Monday, September 9, 2013

                                                                                                        
PREPARED
I am ready for this new day!
I awaken refreshed, renewed, and energized. To begin my morning, I start with prayer, connecting with Source. The ideas I hold in mind and heart help prepare me for the day ahead. I affirm that I am one with God and aligned with divine life, order, peace, and plenty. I am ready for this new day, whatever it may bring.
If I have specific goals in mind, I decide on the first steps to reach them. If I have an upcoming test, I study. If I’ve been assigned a task at work, I prepare by gathering the resources I need. When new opportunities arise, I seize them with confidence.
Preparation is necessary in many facets of life. My heart and mind are open and prepared for every blessing this day holds.
Build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every obstruction from my people’s way.—Isaiah 57:14

Sunday, September 8, 2013

"Roses" & New Home for Artist, NORA KASTEN


"ROSES"
      Painting #891 of 1180 paintings   Oil on linen  (24"x20")    painted July, 2006      SOLD  

"Yesterday, I purchased a house at Grasmere At Wyndemere here in Naples and the closing is two weeks from tomorrow, September 23, 2013.  This condo I bought a year ago is just fine but I have always felt it was temporary.  Now, I am so looking forward to moving into a nice home again." 

From The Daily Word at Unity                           

My highest good is always unfolding.

Circumstances change. Plans get interrupted. Life takes unexpected turns. Even so, I remain calm and unshaken as I stand on the solid ground of faith, knowing that my highest good is unfolding.

Beneath every outer change is the unchanging Truth of God—stable, unvarying, consistent. In God, nothing is ever lost. In God, there is enough power and strength to meet any life experience. In God, I know I am not alone. I maintain the courage and will to embrace all that life offers.

As conditions change, I am flexible, moving through times of transformation with ease and grace. I expect the manifestation of my highest good, and I embrace whatever form it may take.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change.—Psalm 46:2

NORA KASTEN WEBSITE

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Self Portrait by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"NORA At 76"
              Painting #1180   /   Oil on linen on board  (20"x18")        Painted August 29, 2013

"This is me alright, minus the wrinkles.  Artists can be such wonderful plastic surgeons, you know. 

Now, I can't stop smiling.  The second cataract eye surgery was done on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 and I can see Sooooo Well!   Am I ever thankful!!!   Dr. Corrent of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute can be my "Angel of Sight" now."




From Unity's DAILY WORD                  Saturday, August 31, 2013
POSSIBILITIES
I am one with the divine Presence, and all things are possible.
It may seem that a situation is impossible, or a problem is unsolvable, but I know that with God, the impossible becomes possible.
As I open my heart and mind to the presence of God, I grow in awareness of the divine potential that is present in all of life. The Presence transcends any appearance of lack or limitation.
I connect with God in prayer and meditation, where the fullness of life becomes clear. My imagination and faith allow me to see possibilities beyond outer appearances. My wisdom and will empower me to realize and manifest new possibilities.
At one with the divine Presence, I embrace my unlimited potential. Right outcomes are coming to fruition.
For God all things are possible.—Matthew 19:26

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


"ROSES, ROSES, ROSES"
Painting #743 of 1179 paintings / Oil on canvas   (30"x40")    Painted in August, 2003

"Please click on the link ( "How Could Anyone Ever Tell You" ).  Enjoy the song.

"Daily Word"  from Unity                                       Wednesday, August 21, 2013
PROTECTED
Resting in the awareness of God’s infinite presence, I know true safety.
I want to know that my loved ones and I are always safe and secure. At times, however, I may become so eager to establish safety that my actions create turmoil. For instance, while trying to protect others from mistakes, I might become overbearing or interfering. To protect myself from emotional hurt, I might erect walls that cut me off from receiving love.
To let go of the urge to control, I enter the Silence. I remember that divine love and wisdom are within me, and in every person and circumstance. The people I care about are safe and protected because God—as boundless love and perfect wisdom—is with them and within them at all times. In this knowing, I feel safe and secure.

The beloved of the Lord rests in safety—the High God surrounds him.—Deuteronomy 33:12

Monday, August 19, 2013

Oil Painting "Floral In Brass Vase" by Artist NORA KASTEN


"FLORAL IN BRASS VASE"
Painting #701 of 1179 paintings / Oil on linen  (30"x24") / painted in May, 2002   SOLD 

"Today, the cataract was removed from my left eye and I'm happy to tell you "ALL IS WELL".   I am most fortunate that Dr. George Corrent, of Bascomb Palmer Eye Institute, did the surgery and on Wednesday, August 28, he will remove the cataract from my right eye.  Isn't it wonderful how old eyes can be so skillfully repaired?  This is one very thankful lady.

I'm still singing this song.  Click on "Has Anyone Ever Told You" and sing along too."



"DAILY WORD" from UNITY            Monday, August 19, 2013
SERENITY
Nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul.
Like the eye of a storm, the center of my being is a place of peace and quiet. I turn to this inner sanctuary any time I need to go apart from the world. In this sacred space, nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul.
In moments of prayer and meditation, I focus on the light within me. By gently turning within, I can achieve serenity anywhere, at any time.
I am filled with the love of God. I feel the strength, wisdom, and light of God enfold me and prepare me for what’s ahead. I center myself with a simple inhale and exhale, and I rest in the awareness that God and I are one.
God is my assurance that all is well. I am at peace.

Live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.—2 Corinthians 13:11

Monday, August 12, 2013

Painting Archive "A Small Bouquet" by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"A Small Bouquet"
Painting #1112 of 1179 paintings    Oil on linen  (8"x10")   Painted in February, 2010   SOLD

Please click on this beautiful song:   "How Could Anyone Tell You"
I've been listening to this song all day and want to share it with you.  It's good to sing along.  

"DAILY WORD" from UNITY             Monday, August 12, 2013
I work with others in harmony and cooperation.
Today I am grounded in a spirit of cooperation. Whether at work or at home, I look for ways to be in agreement. In every discussion, I keep an open mind. I may not solve problems or settle questions in the same way as others, but I do not criticize them or take disagreements personally.
If I find myself in the minority of thought, with others preferring an answer or approach different from my own, I open to see the situation in a new light. I release any need to be right or in control. Instead, I focus on harmony and cooperation. I calmly release feelings of resistance and bless the situation and all involved. Life is a give-and-take activity. I am content as I work with others in harmony and cooperation.
How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!—Psalm 133:1

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Self Portrait & Spiritual Truths by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"16th Anniversary Necklace"
Painting #627 of 1179 paintings /  Oil on linen  (18"x14")  Painted in November, 2000


From Unity's "DAILY WORD"
Sunday, August 4, 2013
WORTHY
I am worthy of my good!
Like all people, I want a good life—loving relationships, rewarding work, and abiding peace. Yet these blessings may elude me until I awaken to my inherent worth.
I am created in the image and likeness of God. My worth does not depend on my behaviors. I am intrinsically worthy because I am a living, loving, divine creation.
When doubts arise, I remember the truth of my being. The good I seek is right where I am. The love I desire is the love of God already present. The work I long to do is Spirit’s calling within me. As I stand in my own sacred worth, I feel the blessings of God infill me. I am worthy of my good. I expect the best, and I am ready to receive!
Now, my daughter, do not be afraid, I will do for you all that you ask, for all the assembly of my people know that you are a worthy woman.—Ruth 3:11



Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Soul & Eternal Life / by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"GREEN SCARF"
 Painting #985 of 1179 paintings   Oil on linen  (10"x8")  Painted December, 2007


"While walking on a Naples beach, yesterday for nearly an hour, this was my view.  The sun was always shining on me while the dark, heavy clouds were blowing 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Soulmate & the Artist, NORA KASTEN

"PANSIES"
 Painting #976 of 1179 paintings / Oil on Linen (5"x7")   Painted December. 2007  

From Unity's "Daily Word"  Tuesday, July 30, 2013
DIVINE ORDER
Centered in Spirit, I live in harmony and balance with all creation.
Great dancers have mastered the art of spinning quickly without losing their balance. This is because they know how to center their bodies and then “spot” themselves by focusing on and repeatedly turning their attention to one steady point as they spin.
In the flurry of modern life, I, too, can remain balanced by centering and “spotting.” I begin the day by centering myself spiritually. I release any thoughts of discord, align my thoughts with divine order, and realize the One Mind that is the source of all creation. As I move into the day’s activities, I “spot” myself by repeatedly turning my attention to Spirit. My consciousness of Spirit orders my steps, keeping me balanced throughout the day.

Let your good spirit lead me on a level path.—Psalm 143:10

Sunday, July 28, 2013

"Sunlit Roses" by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"Sunlit Roses"
 Painting #989 of 1179 paintings / Oil on Linen (10"x8")  Painted December, 2007  SOLD



From Unity's "The Daily Word" /  Sunday, July 28, 2013

EVERLASTINGLOVE
I relax and open my heart to the all-embracing, everlasting love of God.
God’s love never waivers. Yet there may be times when I close my heart to knowing the presence of Divine Love. Perhaps I am feeling ashamed or undeserving of love, or my heart is hardened by anger or resentment. Perhaps I feel I must wait until I achieve a particular goal before I allow myself to feel beloved of God.
I now move beyond these barriers.I breathe deeply and remember that God’s love is always mine to have—and to share! In this moment, God’s grace transcends any limited or limiting notions of undeservedness. I gratefully allow God’s loving-kindness to flow freely in and through me, healing and transforming not only me, but the entire world.
The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.—Jeremiah 31:3

Nancy Leahy-Jacklow is the founder of Hear to Heal, Inc.  

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Charismatic Experience / Artist, NORA KASTEN


"Fruit & Dried Flowers"
Painting #506 of 1179 paintings / Oil on linen  (30"x40")  Painted September, 1998   SOLD 



From Unity's "The Daily Word" /  Monday, July 22, 2013

PROTECTED
By the power of Christ in me, I am directed and protected.
A turtle is protected by its shell. A bird is protected by flight. A tree is protected by its deep roots. And I am protected by the power of the Christ within.
Christ within is the essence of my being, imbuing me with love, wisdom, strength, power, and faith. When I think, speak, and act from my spiritual center, I have access to all I need to meet challenges and overcome obstacles.
As I focus on the power of the Christ within me, I release error thoughts of worry or fear. I may not know how circumstances will unfold, but I trust that I am secure, that I will know what is mine to do, and that all is in perfect order.

I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these.—John 14:12


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Art Archives & Spirituality by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"Lady With Letter"
Painting #238 of 1179 Paintings /  Oil on linen  (30"x24") / Painted in 1996


"The spiritual journey started for me as a little girl, eight years old(I'm 76 now), sitting on the front row pew of our neighborhood Methodist Church in Terre Haute, Indiana.   Other children and friends from my neighborhood were seated with me and none of us wanted to be there.  We loved going to Sunday School and to do that, we had to stay for morning worship service too.  A wonderful lady and servant of God, Miss Bartruff, had heeded God's call and her mission was to bring as many children as she could to church.  She went throughout our neighborhood, knocking on doors and asking mothers if she could be permitted to pick up their children and take them to Sunday School every Sunday morning.  My mother was happy to send us to Sunday School and several other mothers were too.  My girlfriends and I loved Sunday School and our teacher, Mrs. Dooley.  We sure didn't like it though that we had to stay for worship service, sitting on the front row, before Miss Bartruff could take us home.  That was the deal  . . . .  and we did it.

One Sunday, while sitting on that pew, I heard the "Word" and my little girl heart opened.  I received Jesus Christ as my Savior.  I did this without a word to anyone but I was sincere and God's LOVE has never left me. 

That's all for today but remembering Miss Bartruff has made me aware once again how very serious and important it is to heed God's call in our lives."


Today's "DAILY WORD" from Unity

SIMPLE WORDS
"I AM a divine expression of Spirit."
My senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch emanate from my physical body. My capacity to think independently reflects my mental ability. I understand, however, that I am more than my physical and mental self. I am a spiritual creation.
Although I may sometimes act or speak in error, the perfection of Spirit is within me. As I connect simple but powerful words such as faith, love, and peace with the affirmation, I AM, I affirm my true nature and expand my consciousness. I AM an expression of God’s love and peace right here and now. I AM faith in action.
I embrace the Truth of who I AM and live this truth every day. I AM an expression of Spirit contributing to a world of divine creation.
Truly it is the spirit in a mortal, the breath of the Almighty, that makes for understanding.—Job 32:8


Friday, July 12, 2013

Retreat at Unity Village, MO by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"Artistic Expressions"

Painting #20 of 1179 to date.  Painted in Summer, 1988  Oil on linen  (24"x30")   SOLD


Labyrinth at Unity Village, MO  June 20, 2013

Rose Garden at Unity Village, MO   June 20, 2013

"The retreat and workshop "Living Originally" led by the Unity minister, Robert Brumet, at Unity Village, MO was a wonderful experience for me (and 96 others).  The main thing that I learned about "living originally" is that our lives are being transformed in the process.  We have been translating spiritually but now we are being transformed.    

The LOVE of God, Holy Spirit, was a constant and of course everyone felt this Love in all and for all throughout our time together.  It continues though we have all gone our separate ways.

At the workshop, I met a woman who receives messages from the other side as I have since last January, 2013.  This gift has been hers for many years now, since she was a child, and she was very helpful in explaining it to me.  An author she reccommended and a big help is Sonia Choquette and I've read several of her books . . . .  that's one reason I haven't had time to post to the blog.  I will do better because I really do want to share my experiences and what I am learning spiritually.

Friday, June 14, 2013

At The Beach / Artist, NORA KASTEN

"Bouquet In Blue Vase"
                                                              Oil on Linen   (7"x5")                     SOLD

Late afternoon on Naples Beach at 4th Avenue South

"This is all I carry onto the beach for enjoying a restful couple hours and then a 30 minute walk.
The IPad Mini, with all my downloaded audio books and also books on Kindle along with the IPhone are in the beach bag.  Today I'm listening to "Unfinished Business" by James Van Praagh and I can identify with much of what he says.

This coming Monday, June 17, I am going to Unity Village, MO, the Unity World Headquarters, for a four day retreat.   It is located just outside of Kansas City.  Since this will be my first visit to Kansas City and also Unity Village I plan to spend ten days.  

The Unity minister leading the retreat "Living Originally" is Robert Brumet and he is the author of three books that I've read recently.  They are "The Quest For Wholeness",  "Birthing A Greater Reality" and "So You Find Yourself In Transition".  They all have been perfect for me.  I'm reminded of . . . . "When the student is ready, the teacher will come".





Friday, May 31, 2013

Artist, NORA KASTEN / Great Grandchildren

AUBREY & BREYDON SIMRELL

"I am so happy to share this photo of Aubrey and Breydon, taken this spring, April, 2013.  Great-Grandma Nora is proud as can be of them both.  Their parents are Dustin and Maggie Simrell of Terre Haute, IN.  My son, Jett Simrell, of Tarpon Springs, FL is their proud Grandpa.

After being really down for six weeks in March and April with a flu bug and then trips to Indianapolis, IN, Atlanta, GA and Venice, FL, I just haven't been able to post Blogs for quite some time.  I am finally well . . . .  most thankful too, and I really want to begin sharing with you my spiritual journey.  No painting is taking place here so I plan to begin the postings right away and hope you will check back soon."   

SUCCESS:  June 2, 2013  Lesson from Unity of Naples




Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Oil Paintings by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"White Roses"
Oil Painting on Linen on Board  (24"x36")


"Mother's Day"
Oil Painting on Linen on Board   (30"x24")

"Both of these paintings are going to Susan Roux's "Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery".

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Tumbling Roses" Oil Painting by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"Tumbling Roses"
Oil Painting on Linen on Board   (30"x30")

"Oil Painting "Tumbling Roses" is going to Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery.  This is a new art gallery, opening in Portland, Maine by Artist and Owner Susan Roux."

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Monday, March 18, 2013

"Little Girl" Oil Painting by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"Little Girl Cutout"

Oil on linen on board   (48"x30")      March 18, 2013


"Obviously, I am playing.  I'm going to look at this for a few days."


Saturday, February 9, 2013

"Red Geraniums" by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"RED GERANIUMS"
Oil Painting on linen on board  (18"x24")                   Sold  February, 2013




Sunday, January 27, 2013

Paintings by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Some Paintings Back on my Walls

"White Rose"  Oil on linen on board  (30"x14")


 "Hydrangeas"  Oil on gallery wrapped canvas   (24"x24")

 "Peonies In Copper Pot"  Oil on linen   (24"x36")

 "Morning"   Oil on linen   (36"x48")

 "A White Rose"   Pastel on sanded paper   (28"x 22")

"Tumbling Roses"  Oil on linen on board   (30"x30")

"Several of my paintings have been stored in a good friend's home for the past year but now I have space and brought them home.  These are only a few of the total.

The hand surgeon put a pin in the finger (ring finger, right hand) I broke at Christmas time but I am struggling with it.  The pin will be removed the 27th of February when hopefully everything has healed in place.

One month is almost past already in 2013.  Did time always move this fast?  

Please join me in lifting up the great artist, Don Hatfield, in prayer.  This month and next are the one year anniversaries of the deaths of his wife and then his daughter.  Don is now raising his three grandchildren without those dearly Beloved women in his life.

Good wishes and Blessings to All