“She Betrayed Me!”

My friend “Benji,” a coloring book artist, told me that, after discussing with her friend an idea that she was working on, that same friend went off and created and published the very same kind of work.

crying-500w“What really bugged me was not just that she stole my idea, but that she posted it as her own idea, without giving any mention or credit to me!”

Benji said that she felt “like someone gut-kicked” her. Totally betrayed. “Now I’m thinking, how can I ever trust her again?”

WHAT to DO?

After we took a bit to process and defuse her feelings about this incident, Benji’s next question was: should you share your ideas with people when you get the idea, or while you’re in process? Or do you keep your ideas to yourself until they’re signed and sealed?

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COLOR: Special Collector’s Edition

Celebrating!

LYON-color-3d-5h-coverMy first hard-cover collector’s edition of my abstract paintings is finally out!

This is huge for me! Huge! I’m so very excited about it!

I’m adding pix of a whole bunch of pages below to let you see how I’ve taken the alcohol inks, which are featured in this book, in many directions.

I hope it inspires you to do something huge in your own life.

The book:

COLOR: Special Collector’s Edition
A Feast of Color-Rich Abstract paintings by Angela Treat Lyon
• 132 pages
• the book measures 12” x 12” and is about .75” thick
• has very thick, rich quality lustre paper
• hard-bound with black end sheets front and back
• 60 full color abstract painting images
Limited Collector’s Edition
$224.99
Signed & Dedicated Limited Collector’s Edition
$267.99
Contact me if you want to order one. I’m limiting the edition, so act now.

(See the inside pix by clicking on ‘continue reading’ – and you can click on each image to see a bigger view)

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Do You Allow Your Inner Guidance?

LYON-BEAMING-LOVE-TO-YOUHave you ever wanted to keep doing something you love, but it just seemed like something was in the way?

I’ve felt like that. I couldn’t figure out what what to do. Finally, I made a very simple, very powerful decision: that I’d let my intuition and connection to Spirit guide me more than ever.

And what did my inner guidance say when I bitched and moaned when I started missing what I had been used to doing?

It said, “patience.” And I said, “Hm. OK – well, that’s easy for you to say, but I miss my peeps and I need something to DO!”

It said, “paint, draw, books.” That was it – simple, nothing fancy.

So, since I had just found a new kind of ink that was absolutely amazing and awesome fun to use, I started there. I did over 100 (small) paintings in about a 2-month period. Some were horrible, a lot were fantastic. And then, zap! The energy for that disappeared.

So instead of whining about why I wasn’t getting inspired anymore for these paintings, I asked, “OK, what’s next?”

And Spirit replied….

I was moved to take a class on how to use photoshop in a new way to illustrate books. The idea to write and illustrate a fairy tale book came right out of the blue. I said, OK, I will. And I did, and it was way fun, so I did another, using this new method to tweak my illustrations. I published them using print-on-demand publishing. They were beautiful, and it was such great fun.

People like them and they continue to sell – and – I have moved on. That’s the cool thing about books – you write and publish them, and the books stay ready and able to help or entertain people in the background. Passive income can’t be argued with, either.

Again, I asked, “What’s next?” And Spirit replied….

“Take this class on creating coloring books.”

3D-LOVEColoring books? Are you nuts? Well, OK. I did. And – oh my. Fun isn’t the word – try mega-master-monster-huge-incredible fun! A whole new world opened for me!

So I did one, then another, and a third…and a fourth…. I’ve created over 1000 drawings and published 7 coloring books (two of them hot steamy erotic ones! hah!). That’s amazing for me – I usually paint or carve, but hardly ever draw.

Then, I saw how I could use the same drawings for other stuff – like pillows, totes, leggings, duvets, even fabric, wallpaper, wrapping paper – you name it. Oh boy – more fun!

Listen to your inner guidance!

Can you see how listening to spirit got me into something I adore and have tons of fun at – and can actually make some dough at it, too – and never let me down?

Instead of whining about why you’re not getting inspired anymore for something, ask, “What’s next?” And Spirit will whisper something to you, the way it does with me.

Listen more deeply

Something else – when I first decided to expand my connection with Spirit, I also committed to listening more deeply, and >taking action immediately< on what I heard – not putting it off or ignoring it. That made a huge difference.

So if you’re at a standstill, or about to go on a new adventure, or wanting to boost your adventure to a higher level, maybe your deep inner guidance knows something you don’t.

Trust it. Ask it what it wants for you.

Because it’s doing its best to aim you towards the fulfillment of your heart’s deepest desire.

Allow it, and watch and appreciate as the magic unfolds right before you in your own life.

When asking for guidance, what do you hear?

The answer should be short and fun and easy – no fancy or huge earth-shaking or people saving goals. Just small things, each of which stack up with the others you’ve done to suddenly be a Big Thing you’ve wanted to do for a long, long time.

Down the road, after you have asked and done as your inner guidance has said, I’d love to hear what you’re doing that hits the Deep Spot of fulfillment for you.

You know I love you!

Aloha –
Angela

p.s. I decided to make a list of all the things I’ve done this year (below). I’m blown away – I never thought I’d ever do as much stuff in ten years, much less one!

I’m also giving you the link to the class I took on coloring books – it’s the best class I’ve ever taken from anyone. He’s a no-fluff, amazingly smart and  knowledgeable teacher, and we have an incredible FB page where we participate every day. (Yes, it’s an aff link. I’m proud to share it.)

If you’re an artist, I suggest you check it out – you might just find yourself a new stream of income you never thought possible. I love my monthly amazon payments!

If you’re not an artist, check it out anyway – he tells you how to make books even if you’re not arty at all. Just in the intro video alone he shows you some awesome info.

What I’ve done this year:

(Sounds like my English teacher’s request for stories about “What I did this summer”! Can you hear me laughing?)
•  Created 100+ alcohol ink paintings
•  Created and published COLOR, the Collector’s Edition, a huge (12” x 12” x .75”) high-quality book with 60 pages showing my alcohol ink paintings that sells for $224.99 (think of it like this – if you bought all 60 images as prints, it would be $2300 plus!)

•  Wrote and illustrated 2 fairy tale books
Harlan and Griffyn Get Lost
The Big Bad Wolf Steals the Magic
TwistedOldTales.com

•  Created over 1000 drawings for coloring books
•  Created and published 7 coloring books (so far)
Delight (50 images)
Horses (15 images)
I Love You (50 images)
Simplicity (50 images)
Wild Things (50 images)
Erotic:
Lovers (30 images)
Play with Me (30 images)
ColoringBookQueen.com

What about YOU?

So. Do you see how allowing my inner guidance has enabled me to do more stuff in one year than I’d have ever dreamed, myself? And there’s still a month and a half of the year left!

What would it be like if you allowed your Inner Guidance to speak up and guide you even more than it does now?

Did You Get Your FREE Book yet?

TRMS-COVER-3D-0815-5hThe Real Money Secrets is a book I created several years ago as a spoof on all the weird, funny and wacky ways people strive to get more money.

I decided to update and republish it because, at the very least, it was make you laugh, helping you make your day a little lighter.

And maybe one or more of the real ways I included to change your mind, your thinking, your atitude and go about really making money will work for you!

CLICK HERE or on the book cover image to download your copy for free – and enjoy it – my gift to you!

HINT: Do NOT open and read it in your browser, because when you close the window, it will be gone – poof! Download it to your device or computer first!

I’d love to hear from you how you liked my little book – was it fun? Did it lighten your day? Did it give you new ideas?

Twisted Tales Book #2 is out!

The Big Bad Wolf Steals the Magic

BBW-3d-5.5h-72I’m so excited to announce that book #2 in the Twisted Tales series, The Big Bad Wolf Steals the Magic, is now ready in print on Amazon.com and also on the Kindle!

I just got my copies in the mail today, and they look gorgeous – nice white paper and crispy clear brilliant colors. Woohoo!

What’s it about?

One Day in the Great Deep Dark Black Forest… The Big Bad Wolf sneaks up behind Little Red Riding Hood and, covering her mouth so she can’t cry out, slings her over his sharp pointy shoulder and quickly disappears onto one of his secret paths that leads far back into the Great Deep Dark Black Forest.

What shock and surprise awaits her there? What does the Big Bad Wolf want with the Violet Velvet Bag he steals from Little Red Riding Hood’s Grammy? Who is the dreaded Dark One, and why will the entire Forest and everyone in it perish if he escapes his centuries’ old prison?

The Big Bad Wolf Steals the Magic is scary-fun and keeps you on your seat’s edge from start to finish. Richly delicious color-saturated countrysides, odd cloaked people and bite-your-tongue suspense! What are you waiting for?

 

My New Book Is Out!

Harlyn and Griffyn Get Lost

Harlyn and Griffyn Get LostI’m so excited to announce that my new book is now ready in print on Amazon.com and also on the Kindle!

I just got my copies today, and they look gorgeous – nice white paper and crispy clear brilliant colors. Woohoo!

What’s it about?

Harlyn and Griffyn, twin brother and sister, go out to play one afternoon, and get terribly lost in the Great Deep Dark Black Forest.

Little do they know they will soon find and vanquish a sly enemy and meet a new friend who is over 400 years old!

Get your copies now – and stay tuned for book #2 in the Twisted Old Tales Series! Read more about it at TwistedOldTales.com.

Do You Speak UP?

“How Do You Speak Up Fearlessly?”

speakingI’ve been speaking up a lot on Facebook about the recent situation in Indiana where war has pretty much been declared on gay people.

They are trying to instigate a new law there saying that it’s OK for businesses to discriminate against and not serve gay people.

I received two interesting notes: one from someone saying “you must be gay since you are standing up for gay people, and why don’t you shut up!”

The other note was from someone admiring me for speaking up, and how ever did I have the nerve to do it!

The first person had it all wrong. No, I’m not gay (even if I was – so what?). Whether or not I am is not even the issue. No I won’t shut up (!). And no, I don’t put up with bigots, so I un-friended him.

WE ALL LOSE IF WE DON’T SPEAK UP

It’s very clear that if businesses are allowed to discriminate against one section of the populace willy-nilly, it won’t be long before it’s OK for them to exclude blacks, latinos, breast-feeding mothers, single women, left-handed cowboys and sandy beach bums. In other words, anyone.

I Remember

Because I remember very clearly what it was like in the 50s and 60s before we fought for black freedom. I was there in that fight, and the fight for abortion, and the fight for women to have bank accounts and to be able to buy a house or just sign a contract without having a husband, as well as the many other fights we have won over the years.

We fought hard to legalize those rights, and to see them erode before my eyes makes me furious and sick to my stomach.

This is wrong, and I won’t stand for it and I won’t shut up. I “have the nerve” to speak up because my passion drives me. I know what we, as a people, will lose if I and others don’t speak up.

 

Courage, Clarity & Confidence

What happens when you lack courage?

sm-shy-3hYou think about what you’d like to do…but then you just cave in and don’t do it, right?

Repeatedly.

And then you wonder why you aren’t where you want to be in your life or business.

Opportunities that would allow you more freedom and prosperity flow by you every day, but you either don’t even see them through your veil of fears, or you don’t have the energy, strength or courage to reach out and grab them.

You then kick yourself left-wise from Sunday, and spend precious time wondering why things are going so badly, or why you can’t take your success to the next level.

You might even blame someone or something, thinking or saying it’s their fault.

You end up saying, “next time!” Well … what if there IS no next time?

THE LOOP

So the loop goes like this: opportunity > no thanks > self-blame or other-person-blame > next time! > opportunity > no thanks > self-blame or other-person-blame > next time….

Aren’t you tired of that? Wouldn’t you like to end that loop of internal destruction?

It’s pretty simple, really, and I’d like to show you how I do it.

SHY ME into WOW ME

See, you may not know this, but many years ago I was so shy I could barely look people in the eye, much less think clearly enough to form coherent sentences or even speak them loud enough to hear.

If I had an appointment with someone, every moment of my day right up to the meeting was filled with anxiety, fretting and worry – I couldn’t even think about doing anything else.

But I found a way to reverse that 180 degrees, and now people are more likely to tell me I’m full of energy, enthusiasm and inspiration.

I talk to everyone. I even have a radio show! If you’d told me even 10 years ago that I’d be a radio show host, I’d have laughed and declared that that would be impossible, who did you think you were trying to kid?

DECIDE

heart-loveSo tell me: which version of yourself would you prefer – the fearful one or the courageous, confident one?

Did you know? The root word for Courage is Couer – which means Heart! Your courage comes from your lion-heart!

Want to know how to reverse your shyness, worry and lack of confidence?

All the way from little things like invitations to lunch, to big things that would be of great benefit to you, like being able to sell your work or pursue your passion! Here’s your chance to take this thing by the horns and turn it around.

I put together a teleseminar just for you, so you could create clarity, banish lack of courage and transform fear into confidence – forever.

WANT TO PLAY? GET THE 90-MINUTE AUDIO HERE!

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I Posted, “I Need A Hug!” and Got over 100!

hugDo you ask for what you want … and get it?

Last week I had a pretty big upset about something. It ran very deep, and made me feel like I wanted to just pop out of my skin and run away and hide.

But I’m one of the lucky ones! I have a lovely following on facebook – full of supporters, friends, clients and people who have like-ideas. So, I thought, why not ask for a hug?

So I did – and was bowled over by the huge amount of immediate, overwhelmingly loving replies – including a picture of flowers, a video of a sweet manatee, and more.

“THOU MUST SUFFER ALONE!” >>> NOT!!!

Only a few years ago, I’d have thought it was better to suffer in silence. You know what I mean – the “I don’t want to burden you with my bummer” kind of thinking.

Truth is, people really DO want to support you, and even if you’re down, they’re most likely not, and are happy to send you good wishes, huggies and kissies and all kinds of uplifting thoughts.

Don’t bother with the ones who don’t really listen but want to tell you what to do, give you cheery, inappropriate bolstering or want you to brush it off. They only hurt you more.

Even if you only know one person who can listen to you and be with you without judgement when you’re in that dark place, that person is worth more than a gold mine. Call that person and say, “hey, I’m in a dark place, can you help me remember who I really am?” They will.

Try it some time when you just can’t lift one more finger to help yourself. You’ll be amazed at the response you get.

FROM SELF-PITY to GRATITIUDE in 45 minutes

I was sooooo very grateful – those posts on facebook really helped me turn my downward spiral into a newer, greater sense of self-respect, self-acceptance, love and peace.

As a coach, it’s what I do all day every day – helping people find the ways that are unique to them that they can use to make their lives better. So it was such a gift to receive all that love.

If you were one of the people who shared your love with me that day,  bless you and thank you!

Remember, I love you!

Aloha –
Angela

p.s. If you have ever wished you had someone who would listen to you like that … Click HERE

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Wish You Had Someone Who’d Listen to You & Give You Insights, Strategies & Action Steps?

love2That’s me. I’ll absolutely do that for you! I’m really good at it, because I really care about you and want you to succeed – whatever that personally means for you.

And I have this amazing (even to me!) knack of being able to see how you can do things better in your life, emotions, thinking and business so your entire life shifts up notch after notch as we work together.

WHAT EVEN A TINY 15 MINUTES CAN DO

I had a talk with someone a few years ago that lasted fifteen fast minutes.

In those few minutes, she gave me information that completely transformed my ability to coach effectively, and to make my coaching available at levels I’d never even considered before. Fifteen little minutes!

Imagine spending focused time with someone who cares about you, holds the space of success for you, and who can give you insights and ways to do things better that you’d never have thought of or seen before.

STOP HERE for A SECOND….

Stop a second and think for a moment. Ask yourself, “how would it be if things really changed for me?”How would it be? Can you see it?

Whether you are an author, coach, speaker, or any other kind of entrepreneur, you know as well as I do that if you don’t see your success, it won’t happen. And – you can see it all day long, but if you don’t get out of the rut you’re in right now and take action, that vision will die on the vine, unfullfilled.

What is it you want?

  • To have more fun?
  • Spend more time with friends & family?
  • Help create peace on the planet?
  • To have more impact?
  • Make a bigger difference?
  • Help more people?
  • Make more money?

I know from first-hand experience that getting an outside viewpoint can shift EVERYthing for you. How long do you want to stay where you are now? How acceptable is that to you?

Your life and business CAN radically change…or stay the same. It’s up to you.

TAKE ACTION NOW!

Get coaching with me, one-on-one, for only $125! I invite you to put aside your doubts and take action now.

Register for at least one 1-to-1 session with me so you can get past your risk-taking fear, and step into whatever new level of success you desire – whether on a personal level, or business. At least get started.

Then if you want more, you can do that, If not – not. Besides, you get a savings of $450 – how can you lose?!?

I invite you to check out the different programs I created just for you where ever you’re at right now – JUST CLICK HERE
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I’m Back! Retiring Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be!

paMany years ago, my dad, who was a sought-after executive recruiter in New York City, retired at the age of 65.

(Yup, he really did wear bow-ties – and tied them himself – none of those cheater clip on things!)

At first, he loved all that time on his hands! He spent hours in his long-neglected wood-working workshop; going sailing; walking around the neighborhood…bugging my mother….

After a few months, he realized he missed the hustle and bustle of the city, his friends in business, and the excitement of meeting new people and placing them in Just Right for Them employment positions.

So he went back to work. At 66.

And then he died. He was 67.

I always wondered what would have happened if he hadn’t retired. I think he’d still be here today – he would be 101 years old!

As you might know I’ve been out of coaching for about 8 months now, although I’ve stepped up and done a few teleclasses now and then (the one on money last week was amazing – thanks to everyone who came!). It just seemed like the right thing to do to refocus my attention on my artwork.

Well, you know how when things don’t Go Right you feel kind of numb inside? That’s how I knew something wasn’t aligned, something wasn’t working, something wasn’t Right. Then the income started falling – that’s always a pretty good indicator of Things aren’t Working!

we-do-itI realized I was missing all the people I usually speak with or teach or coach during my weeks.

I missed you! I got lonely, being all alone in the studio, or all alone at my desk as I posted my work on FB and other online portals!

So, I decided I’d put together some coaching sessions at really, really affordable fees, and post them so I could reconnect with you and get you going where you might feel like you need a boost.

I’ve got some cool teleclasses in the works, but I wanted to get you going with some 1 on 1s first. Just in case you feel stuck, or like you need a boost in time for the holidays, or maybe you’re eager to jump to a higher level of success and need just that one little Something you don’t know quite what it is but that a coach could help you find and explore!

And, I’ve got a series of tools and techniques that help people shift fast to share with you, too, at some point, that will really help you a lot if you’re a coach, speaker or teacher.

I invite you to go HERE
to see which Session Types fit for you!
IF YOU…

  • feel stuck, or
  • want to jump to a higher level of success, or
  • are struggling with unwelcome emotions thoughts and habits, or
  • want a half or a full-day Intensive where we master-plan your marketing map, or get your emotional upset handled, or discover and begin to create a new Dream for you….

… you’ll find something just right for you HERE.

1 on 1 Solo Sessions:
I created almost ridiculous enormous savings on 1 on 1s for you – at $125, they are $450 off my regular coaching fees!

1 on 1 Packages of 3:
And packs of 3 sessions for even greater savings.

Believe me, that won’t last long – get yours now while you can!

I may have thought I wanted to retire, too, but I’m choosing to stick around, not croak at 67. I’ll be 99 before I quit this planet, even if my dad’s over there waiting for me!

I look forward to meeting with you once again on the phone, working together in expanding your mind, expanding your business and personal successes! Woohoo!

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“Bad Request” Message

DO YOU EVER GET THIS?

Sometimes when I click on a page link or a pay link, I get the message below. Very annoying, and for a long time I had no idea what to do about it!

Then I found out: first, highlight and copy the link. Then, go up to FILE, click on New Private Window, and paste the link into the browser bar. Now you’ll be able to open the link in that window! Yes!

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Do You Know How to Use the Secret Mirror?

sm-playIf you have ever felt like you just didn’t have it in you to do something (like marketing your work!), and dithered along believing that you just couldn’t do it, or didn’t want to even try – for months! years! – here’s something that will help.

Recently I was turned on to Dr. Joe Vitale’s Secret Mirror technique. The technique itself has actually been around for many years, but he’s refined it. The way he does it is pretty neat, and gets shifts right away.

I want to turn you onto it, too! And he has a pretty amazing coaching program that is so inexpensive it’s almost a crime.

Time to stop it with those destructive beliefs that destroy your confidence and success!

CLICK HERE to find out more, and sign up for the free videos.

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The Land of Ammaze Greeting Cards Have a New Outlet In Bellingham, Washington!

Im NOT AloneI’m really delighted to be able to tell you that my Land of Ammaze Greeting Cards are now available at the Community Food Co-op!

Here’s the address:
1220 North Forest Street,
Bellingham, Washington.

The Land of Ammaze? Wassat?!?

The image to the left is I’m NOT Alone! and is one of the Land of Ammaze Series you can get through the Community Food Co-op store.

See more images and read more about it HERE.

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Sage Magazine Interviews Angela Treat Lyon on Art and the Art of Healing

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I’m so happy and pleased and honored to announce that I was interviewed for Sage Magazine about my Art, and the Art of Healing, and how EFT saved my life.

sage-cover-5hThe interview is out on the online ‘shelves’ now, and ready for you to enjoyCLICK HERE.

The interviewer was visiting in Hawaii all the way from Singapore, and called to see if he could interview me! Wow!

We met way last July, and I had no idea  which pix of mine they’d use, so I sent them a bunch – and I’m blown away that they used them all!

For the whole (beautiful) September issue of Sage Magazine, chock full of art go HERE.

Thank you, Sage Magazine!

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