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Peace, Love and Undersstanding Original Acrylic, 12 x 14 inches by Laara WilliamSen 2013 (c) Copyrighted,

Peace, Love and Understanding PEACE PROJECT EXHIBITION 2013 Original Acrylic, 12 x 14 inches by Laara WilliamSen 2013 (c) Copyrighted,

Thank you to all of my family members, to my wonderful friends on Linked in and to the friends I have in my everyday life!  You all make my days complete!  Without you I would not have the Love, Joy and Peace, that I experience in my life!

Early on, My Grandmother MacNaughton taught me to have Faith, Hope and Charity and she always told me that the greatest of these three is Charity!

Faith means to me never giving up and knowing that somehow we are all connected; one song, one breath, one heartbeat!

Hope is the essence of believing in miracles, knowing that the best will come.  It just has to!

Charity is sharing what I have with the world, freely, with a good feeling of doing the right thing!

I want you to know that I can’t keep this up every moment of every day!  But all throughout my life, during difficult times, circumstances have flipped around in my favor.  I just keep remembering to take it a day at a time and that things do change.  I am very, very lucky.  And I am very fortunate to have my family and to have met so many wonderful friends on Linked in, around the world and for the all of the amazing friends I have in my everyday life!

Thank you so much all of you!  I send you each of you my wish for you to have lots of  LOVE, JOY AND PEACE now and in 2014!


Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C., Canada


FIELDS….FLOWERS…..ART & HORSES!  Out in rural Langley, B.C. Canada, amongst the pastures and groves of trees, an exhibition and sale of Artworks, Crafts and home made delicacies took place in a REAL barn on July 4th.  The location, named “Field and Flowers” hosts the annual exhibition and operates a gift shop during the rest of the year.

My friend Kathryn Ragan was an exhibiting artist and I can’t think of a better venue for her, as she is not only a talented painter but also a horse lover and the owner of her OWN horse! When I arrived I found her totally in her realm in the large barn with a super horse for a room mate and her art works displayed all around her! 


I have had the pleasure of viewing both Kathryn Ragan’s on line portfolio and her artworks at my studio. 

While Kathryn is away, this Thoroughbred stands guard!

While Kathryn is away, this Thoroughbred stands guard!

I am very pleased to recommend her as a fine artist.  Her paintings capture the details with confidence,

 yet allow for the gentle character of her subject matter. This is most evident in her paintings
of animals and birds which reflect her deep affection for all creatures large and small.  



Kathryn has clearly developed technical mastery of the watercolour media and creates with her own particular flourish!”  Above  are just a few examples of her many art works that are available for sale. For more information you can visit her website  www.studioatthefarm.ca or email her at keragan@shaw.ca


I’ve got a wonderful friend,who is going through a major life transition.  I call these times of change “Train Crashes!”  Even though I accept her just as she is ,today, she was looking for some guidance.  Before we hung up the telephone, she was laughing very loudly!  I asked her to go to the mirror and practice smiling and making her eyes light up!  I once heard that Goldie Hawn was driving a car and when she looked in the rear view mirror she noticed her eyes weren’t twinkling, so I think she pulled the car over and as she put it, “I needed to stop and see, really see everything!”  I am paraphrasing here.  So this is what I asked my friend to do.

“Sing a little song,” I suggested to my friend.  It is impossible to stay depressed while singing!  Anything will do; You are my Sunshine, On Top of Old Smoky, Days of Wine and Roses, In the Arms of an Angel, Up against the Wall, whatever just belt out the song.  Some neighbours will probaby love to hear you!

Tonight she called me to let me know that it worked!  Amazing that smiling and twinkling eyes and singing can quite often change our mood and return us to a peaceful state of mind!

So come on world, let’s all try it….smile, notice what’s around us and sing, sing, sing!

Could the beginning of world peace be this simple.  Soldiers smiling and singing and smiling.  Politicians singing, maybe even whistling a little tune.  Corporate executives smiling, singing, singing.

Hey, wait a minute!  This is more than a pastime.   Isn’t it just possible that singing may be contagious and if it is…..well who knows what might happen next!

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