Learn How You Can Use Today's
to Uplift Your Spirits, Your Environments,
Have Loving Relationships with Yourself and Others
As an artist, photographer, writer and relationship coach, I, Sheila Finkelstein, have been on the web for 12 years. During that time I've developed several sites. Links to them are below. Each has different purpose. All have the intention to inspire you in some way, for the most part to take action in one or more areas of your life.
With "just enough" skills for ongoing fun and discovery, I've mastered my digital camera, iPhone, computers, programs and social media. The richness of human interaction all over the world is mine.
I also bring the experience of having been in a loving marriage for 47 years. A portion of the last 5 was spent as caregiver to my beloved husband Sam. He was afflicted with Parkinson's Disease for 12 years. During that time I found the camera to be a tremendous aid in restoring my own emotional balance. It also became a major avenue of self-expression that ultimately I used as the basis for teaching others.
Surfing the pages linked to below provides the opportunity for you to "get away", to take a walk and experience the healing power of Nature without leaving your computer. Along the way you may find products and services that you choose to fulfill you in new ways.
Technology for Seniors Made Easy: Helping Seniors Use Computers and other Electronic Devices
Experience the Wonder and Magic in your relationships.
Together with your partner build a treasure chest of actions and memories, so you know you are loving fully (before it's too late).
Deepen communication in areas in which you've been avoiding. Experience the loving touches that may have been missing. Acts of love occur spontaneously, including giving and receiving unexpected gifts. Acknowledgment abounds. See Love With No Regrets for more information.
Art Creations for Inspiration
Natural environments - gardens, woods, beaches, rivers, streams - are sources for pleasure, creativity, play and self-discovery, as well as for healing. Much of my work is a reflection of this. There is an ongoing invitation for you to experience the same in your own life and on these pages.
Clicking on the individual images will take you to separate sites with art and photography creations and services that have rejuvenated and inspired people over a period of years.
Be sure to check the links to two of my blogs for ongoing photography and writing for personal growth. And, for those interested in self-growth, there are bonus eBooks.
Unique Photo/Drawing Art - Home and office decor and wall art - energizing and restoring spirit through photography with manually enhanced interpretations of the images NaturesPlayground.com People often visit this site and browse through the pictures to simply give them a boost in their day.
Large Photo/Drawing Poster Prints - Limited number of photo drawing images approximately 18" X 24". See Store.
Fantasy Landscape Water Color Paintings to Enhance Walls and spark imagination - limited edition signed giclee prints - Nature's Treasures Interpreted
BANANA SKY DVD
Originally put together for caregivers, this healing Photography and music DVD fits for anyone seeking relaxation and stress-relief. It plays on a TV DVD player or computer.
Nature Art Gifts - Do you have a desire to enhance your environment or wish for a special gift?
This site has links to my Nature Art Gift shop which includes wall, office and home decor art as well as truck art for children; Banana Sky DVD, healing photography and music for relaxation and stress-relief; Pictures to Ponder: Inspired Journaling Book; and gift certificates. See Nature Art Gifts.
Reading on the Web - Blogs
Inspiring Seeing, Creativity and New Views on Life
Ongoing photography and Writing for Personal Growth
Photography and Transformation
Seeing Your World
Through New Eyes - Photography and Writing, including Self-Reflecting Queries
|Writing for Healing - Using Writing as Access to Transformation and Healing
Much of the writing on this site is free flow writing that helped me during the time I was caregiver for my husband who had Parkinson's Disease, as well as spontaneous writing after he died
YouTube Video Clips
30 seconds to 2 minutes in length
Click on YouTube to visit. When you get there, note the PLAYLISTS link on the left, where the videos are organized in categories for your ease in selection. The SEARCH Box on top right of the YouTube page lets you search for a particular subject in my channel.
Videos by Sheila include flowers, birds, ocean - many from the American Orchid Society, Wakodahatee Wetlands, Green Cay Nature Preserve and Sunrise and Sunset Water videos for peace and relaxation.
Are you into Self-Growth and/or Working with Those Who Are?
Experience Photography and Writing in a New Way - Request one or both of these bonuses. Click on Image or bold text below to get Download links for:
RED ONION STORY #1 - "Peeling Away the Layers of An Onion: Analogous to Peeling Away the Layers of Ourselves" - Paying attention to what lights you up - Honoring "Accidental" discoveries
in your life
Reflections: Photos and Queries: for Breakthrough Shifts in Seeing, Communicating, Being - consists of 30 Reflections Photographs with Individual "Self-Reflecting Queries" prompts from which you can journal.
Included with either of the above:
EXPAND YOUR VISION WHEN STUCK: Using Your Camera and Writing to Open Yourself Up to New Ways of Seeing Opportunities PDF which
includes "7 Tips for Expanding Your Vision"
PLUS a subscription to TREASURE YOUR LIFE NOW, weekly Inspirational Photo Ezine. (NOTE - If you are already a subscriber to Picture to Ponder, so long as you use the same email address, you will continue to get only one issue even if you request one or both of the eBooks above.)
©2007 - 2013 Sheila Finkelstein - All work on this page is the work of Sheila Finkelstein and protected by copyright laws. No work may be reproduced without permission. For more information on use, e-mail Sheila or contact her at 561-752-8339
Without the inspiration and support of my very talented, beloved,
late-husband Sam Finkelstein, this site would not exist.
So much of his life was devoted to me.
I thus dedicate this page to Samuel Marvin Finkelstein
What other people are saying:
"Sheila has a keen eye for what is being processed inside the photographer as well is in the frame. She is kind and creative. Ansel Adams said 'A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.' Sheila looks deeply, and I am grateful for her insight and generous wisdom." Blaise Allen, Art Therapist/Poet/Writer/Photographer
"What your work does is to give people a menu of delectible, digestible, bite-sized morsels which may stimulate their appetite...and quite a statisfying meal it is!" Linda Gipson, RMT
"What I continue to appreciate and love about your creative works is, that you allow your camera to invite and embrace the participant/viewer to think and respond." Steve Grubman-Black
For more on Sheila Finkelstein, see INTERVIEW. To learn more about whom she is looking to work with in an Art Rep or Business Partnership relationship,
email her - sheila [at] sheilafinkelstein.com.
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