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Asta Lander  I love art and animals equally. People are fabulous too. Artist & Pet Visitor. #astas100daysoforacledeckplanning Compassion is everything.

How I start my day. How do you start your's? Raven art by my beautiful sister friend @didiariasart. Brilliant prayer book by J Philip Newell.
#altar #morningritual #prayer #morningpages #franciscan #raven #jphilipnewell #celticprayer #saintfrancisofassisi #lightbearer

Some happy snaps from my pet nannying. I hope they make you as happy as they make me. #veganartist #petnanny #petvisitor #iloveanimals #catsofinstagram #catlady #dogladylife #artylife

'There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.' Nelson Mandela.
Happy Birthday Sir! One hundred years ago a baby was born. Imagine if he'd kept his potential untapped. .
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.#sketchbookpainting #watercoloursketch #nelsonmandela #happybirthdaynelsonmandela #quotestoliveby #wisdom #AstaLanderArtist #watercolour #illustratorsofinstagram #art_illustration #watercolourportrait #portrait #wisdom #perthartist #australianartist #waartist #beallyoucanbe

I am taking a huge leap of faith and applying for a personal loan to do something magnificent, and it isn't specifically art orientated....but it is still me orientated. Follow your path my friends - in all its complicated presentations. Even if it makes your tummy equal parts nervous butterflies and on fire with excitement. What are you waiting for???? Make it happen today! .
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#followyourheart #leap #followyourpath #takerisks #mixedmedia #perthartist #waartist #AstaLanderArtist #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid ##youhavegotthis #collage #acrylicpainting #womenwhopaint #feminineenergy #womenartist #womenwhodraw #instaartist #illustratorsofinstagram #flying #jump #inspiration #justdoit
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.*'....what if I fall? Oh my darling, what if you fly?' - Erin Hanson

'I am enough' (I no longer hide my knees!) #astas100daysoforacledeckplanning .
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.*For as long as I can remember I haven't liked my knees. My husband has his own insecurities too. (We all do, right?) We took down an inventory of negative things that we say about ourselves and we turned them into positives. My knees were on that list. .
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.* My knees became an asset because they bend easily, and they effortlessly take me from one place to another!! They even like to dance! In fact I am truly grateful for them and how well they work!! And after this exercise I wore a short dress to meet a friend for coffee (AND I got a compliment!) .
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*We enjoyed this exercise so much that now when we catch ourselves saying a negative we instantly play our game. 'I can't do maths' becomes - I am an intelligent woman. I am capable of learning maths if I choose to do so. 'I am so indecisive' might become -I am so grateful that I have so many options. 'I have a poor memory' - I am able to recall what is important to me. .
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*I have found that I truly do become what I tell myself I am. I used to say I can't merge...so then I couldn't merge on the freeway. I said I can't disarm house alarms...I set off alarms...you get the drift. But I merge and turn off alarms so that I can do my pet visiting work...because I changed my thoughts. It really is that simple! .
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.#iamenough#icandothis #confidence #changeyourthinking #gouache #animallover #anthropomorphic #hybridanimal #bizarreart #whimsicalart #gouachepainting #gouacheillustration #panda #oraclecard #inspirationalcard #positivethoughts #healthymindbodyspirit #the100DayProject #perthartist #waartist #australianartist #100DayProject #selflove #selfacceptance #selfconfidence #gouachepainting #womenwhodraw #womenwhopaint #feminineenergy #instaartist

When you literally don't want to leave your job at the end of the day...#petcarer #petvisitor #petcompanion #veganartist #animallover #animaladvocate #AstaLanderArtist #doglady #animalartist #artylife

#the100DayProject 'I am a capable and intelligent woman. I do not hide behind false humility.' .
.*The octupus is hugely intelligent. She can open a jar from the inside and that is just a party trick to her. She's smart, but that came as a surprise to us. It is like she's been hiding this from us in the murky depths of the sea. .
.*I have been guilty of this hiding. Sometimes I have turned away from opportunities refusing to believe that I have the skills (despite evidence to the contrary)...or at other times I have brushed away a compliment for fear that I will appear boastful. Even writing the words 'I am a capable and intelligent' feels embarressing. But I am these things. We are these things.
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#octopus #healthymindbodyspirit #gouacheillustration #gouachepainting

???/100 I practise the presence of prayerfulness .
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.*Once upon a time I was in a coffee shop and an aquantance asked me this question. 'How are you Asta?' And then she answered it for me as if this would be a badge of success - 'Busy?' I stopped her in her tracks when I uncharacteristically said 'No. Busyness no longer impresses me.' How could it? It is exhausting and distracting.
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.* What does impress me is a life lived mindfully, with gratitude, that seeks out the sacred in daily life. Not saying I am personally there yet. But I have set my intention...
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.#the100DayProject #astas100daysoforacledeckplanning #AstaLanderArtist #illustration #gouache #prayingmantis #insect #hybridanimal #bizarreart #anthropomorphic #veganartist #lifelessons #zenliving #sacred #spiritualart #animaltotem #illustratorsofinstagram #womenwhopaint #feminineenergy #whimsicalart #gouachepainting #womenwhodraw #womenartist #perthartist #waartist #australianartist #100DayProject #gouacheillustration #prayerful #mindful

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