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I believe in the healing power of nature. If we take a moment to immerse ourselves in an image of nature we will feel rejuvenated, renewed and revived. Studies have shown that what we look at not just affects our mood, but also how we relate to others and our attention to detail. So if your feeling stressed, run down or just deserve a break, look at the images under "Healing Art" and immerse yourself in them.
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Hi, I am a photographer & mixed media artist who has learnt the healing power of nature. I am also a Reiki master. I live with osteoarthritis & fibromyalgia, so live with constant pain. Nature & art have given me hope & help me to be grateful for life even such as it is. My desire is to help others on this journey and to help everyone to decrease their stress and increase their wellness through my "Healing Art". I have a blog at http://www.juliaharwood.com & my art is available for purchase as a gift to yourself or to others at  http://juliakharwood.redbubble.com/ I look forward to connecting with you & hope my images bring you peace, health & happiness in an imperfect world.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The wanderers continue...

We are now in North NSW, enjoying taking it easy. 
Here's a few more pics...yes I do love birds and there are so many here.
Next lot will be scenery....
I would love a response as to which ones you like best, there is a few different styles here, from quotes to minimalist to "as is" shots. I have numbered them all to make it easier for you:)
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Jenolan Caves
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Kingfisher
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Crimson Rosella
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Native Noisy Minor Bird
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Bird Tree!
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Sulphercrest and ibis
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Flock of birds taking off
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Fright flight
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Rosella
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Sulphercrest
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No I'm not sharing.



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A quick update...more pics

We are heading off again today, so I thought I'd give you a few more pics to enjoy. May they bring you peace and wellness as you enjoy nature with me.
Snowball just for you.....my hubby's first encounter with snow!

The timelessness of hills turning blue into the distance.

Phillip Island coastline at the Nobbies

Colours of wood

Snow Gums, amazing trees growing above the snowline in Australia. I love the colours in the bark.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Another week on the road....

This is "The Nobbies" at Phillip Island in Victoria
many waterbirds nest here, penguins come in and the rock on the
left in the distance is "seal rock" because of the seals there.
http://juliakharwood.redbubble.com/sets/149775/works/8847081-nobbies-phillip-island-victoria-australia

This is Liffey Falls in Tasmania.
I love waterfalls, I find them so majestic, and yet so peaceful and tranquil
when you get the chance to just sit and enjoy them.
http://juliakharwood.redbubble.com/sets/149771/works/8847866-liffey-falls-tasmania

These beautiful fellows captivated me in Melbourne
http://www.redbubble.com/people/juliakharwood/works/8847875-penguin-melbourne-auquarium

I loved the movement of the water on this one.
http://juliakharwood.redbubble.com/sets/149773/works/8818257-penguin-swimming

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Reflections

I think reflections appeal to us because it is something we don't see on a regular basis, I think it challenges us to really look at a picture to see what is actually there, to see what the original image was and to see what new images the reflection creates. It allows us to be absorbed in the image and to actually 'Be' in the moment.
I hope these do this for you.
What do you see?

Sailing or flying?

Gordon River, Tasmania

Dead wood or art?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The healing Beauty of Tasmania

Our travels continue, these are a few more images from Tasmania. 
Cradle Mountain in the rain

Driving in Tasmania, Australia

Avre Falls, Tasmania

Cradle Mountain swathed in clouds. Can you see the baby?(In the cradle)

Love nature. Reflections.

Lookout above tribunna

Nelson Falls, Tasmania

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Birds, birds & more birds

"I can fly!!!"
Lift your wings look to the sky and anything is possible.

Birds of a feather flock together


Kookaburra feeding

Pacific Gull dropping shell onto rocks to open it...clever little fellows!

Pacific Gull, white

Pacific gull, brown, feeding

Robin red breast
Kingfisher feeding


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Practice What We Preach

Do you so often think positive websites and blogs are all a little "Pollyanna", in other words a little removed from the reality of everyday life.
For example my blog "Healing Art", can it really be healing or is it all pie in the sky.
Let me tell you, in the last month I have been put under incredible stress, had friends disappoint me, been wrongly accused and physically been stretched to breaking point. As each situation happened I put into practice what I teach and spent time out in nature. It worked BUT the cumulative effect became overwhelming. When the final blow fell I started crying and couldn't stop, after 4 hrs of trying positive talk, trying to control my emotions, trying to stop crying my husband said lets go for a drive, I said ok as I felt sorry for him having to deal with me like this. As we drove around nothing changed until we came to a beach & I said, "Hon, stop here". He did and we went down to the waters edge, I wandered off on my own looking at the rocks and shells and a blue heron that was there, I took some pics and noticed that I had stopped crying and I was beginning to feel stronger. I walked back to my hubbby and we walked along the beach. Although I still felt sad and dissapointed in the situation I was able to get on with life knowing that we can't control others and what they say & think, but that doesn't have to diminish me as a person and I can go on & be happy & fulfilled.
This is the blue heron as he took off. This was taken on my iphone, but I still wanted to share it with you.
So I would encourage you, when life becomes overwhelming take time out, time for you, go out in nature, absorb yourself in her and see what the results are.
Wishing each and everyone of you love and happiness, but most of all self acceptance and self love.