Thursday, January 6, 2011

PERSISTENCE


I decided that my word for the year would be persistence. I thought about it for awhile. I knew with the coming of the year I wanted to make a theme instead of a resolution. So persistence seems to be very fitting for me. I need to be persistent working towards my dream. Most people fail because they give up to easily. They stop as soon as things get rough and are just about to happen. Not me! I will be persistent. And with my persistence I will succeed. I will be diligent in making my art. With the work will come reward. As in anything you can’t give up. So if you are thinking about it. Don’t do it. Don’t ever give up. Keep going after your dreams. And with that your dreams will eventually come true. Believe it!


Persistence
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. 
 They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
-B.C.Forbes-




32 comments :

Eden said...

That fellow Rocks!!! I agree 100% about persistence....just keep plugging along!! Love your pretty art here :D

Patti said...

Hi Heather! I love your art and your blog. I am hoping that persistence pays off fo you this coming year! I love choosing a word for the year as well- feel free to drop by and see which one I chose. Happy New Year!!!

patti

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

Absolutely! and your arty bird is awesome! love how bright the colors are.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh Heather, your bird turned out Gorgeous! I love all the bright colors that you used. Hope all your goals come true this year!

Christine said...

this is a great word, good luck with it as it's not easy being persistent, I think. I can't believe you're a grandmother, to look at your youthful photo!

Birdie said...

"Persistence" is a GREAT word for the new year! If I didn't already grab "Write" as my word, I'd have to come along with you on Persistence. Of course, the one I probably need most is "Discipline" hahahaha

I thoroughly approve of the lovely new year's birdie!

Suze Weinberg said...

Persistently brilliant !

sonyamacdesigns said...

love this detail!

EVA said...

Hi Heather

What a glorious bird!!

Persistence is a terrific word. It can make a world of difference, in a year, in a life!

Heidi said...

I like everything about this post. Well said and well done!!!

Jo Wholohan said...

i love this heather!!!! so much detail, just stunning xx

Jenny Blair said...

Oh yeah...persistence is a GOOD word! One that I often lack and need reminded of now and again!
What a wonderful bird to remind you...so colourful and bright. I love the detail, just gorgeous.
Wishing you a persistent-full 2011 where you dreams become reality! :)

Nene said...

And of course you have Persevered, with 'Persistence'... LOL! God Bless you Heather. I am with you on that one too!! Hugs, Nene

Heather said...

Fabulous post, Heather. And a great word to take you through the New Year. Yes, we shall not give up! Keep going....I love your postive outlook.
And, I have so enjoyed meeting you as well this past year!
I love the bird, here. Beautiful green eyes! xxoo

The Hermits' Garden said...

Well said, Heather!

At age 21 I was a high-school drop-out & single mother of three, living on food stamps and AFDC. Now age 47, I have two degrees, ten years in civil service, a published romance novel, and a new art doll & folk art business. Oh--along the way I got a great hubby, a new daughter, and eight grandkids! :~)

The key thing is that as each dream comes true, set another goal, far enough away that you have to work HARD and suffer a little to get it.

Love the painting!
Hugs.
Jan

Diane said...

LOVE this post!!

Teddi said...

all that color whimsy in bird bliss

IVYALLOVER said...

Oh Heather what a lovely and well said post! Thank you for sharing your word and this beautiful piece of artwork along with it! I hope you are well my friend ♥

Anne said...

Great word for the new year! And beautiful bird.

I also stopped by to inform you that you have been given a Stylish Blogger Award! It works like tag post. Just share 7 things about yourself and pay it forward to other 15 blogs that you like.

Here's my post if you're interested in playing along!

Thanks for all the inspiration that you've given me and the encouragement during AEDM and beyond.

Anne said...

here it is for real:

http://mygiantstrawberry.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-awards.html

Diana Evans said...

Oh what a great word for the year and the art is amazing!!!!! What a beautiful Bird!!!!!!! The details are amazing

Louise Gale said...

Top quote. Persistence - such a great theme for 2011. I love your bird too, lovely vibrant color and pattern. xx

lori diane said...

beautiful painting...bravery and persistance go hand in hand don't they?

Missy said...

Beautiful piece and great word for the year. Even though I just found your blog I wanted to give you a stylish blogger award, but I see Anne got to it before I did, but that just shows how awesome you are!

carolyn said...

Love the piece and really diggin' your "word" for the year!

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful art. And a great word for 2011.

Julia Christie said...

What a great word and a very inspiring post! I love this sharing of ideas that happens around the first of the year...I am continually inspired!

Great painting too!

smiles

Evelyn said...

Persistence is a good word...all the best. ps. nice piece, love the colours, interesting background.

jenn shurkus said...

good word for the year ;)

Lori Saul said...

I love this vibrant and whimsical piece! And what a great word for the year. Wonderful style and color!

g. said...

Hi Heather
LOVE your artwork and love this post! Persistence is a great word...inspiring too!
I wish you a happy and 'intentions come true' filled year!
& thanks for stopping by my blog the other day.
peace and all good things,
g.

Kristin said...

It's a gorgeous painting!! Wow, all the textures and colors! Just stunning - and I love your word for the year too - mine is, "Relax" (as in, let things come to you), Kristin xo