Thursday, March 24, 2011

My First Paint Party Friday and Brene' Brown

"Wholehearted"

I have just completed a Mondo Beyondo Dream Lab with Brene' Brown.  I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this.  Words are not enough!  It was all about Wholehearted Living.  About the need for belonging and being enough ,about self compassion, about courage and shame, It was about "Its ok to not be perfect". Oh so many things.  If you ever want to read a really great book get Brene Browns  "The Gifts of Imperfection" Letting go of who you think you are supposed to be and ebrace who you are. It was well worth the money and the time. I love classes that make me search my soul and grow. 

 I learn something new about myself everyday. I am a seeker. 


This is my very first Friday Paint Party hosted by Kristin and Eva.  Come and visit and join the fun.


45 comments :

Pamela Holderman said...

Oh she is gorgeous! I love the idea of embracing who we are - just have to figure out who that is...I will continue to seek too.

Gloria said...

She is definitely a beauty Heather. Sounds like a great book. I love the butterfly on her shoulder and her very serious look.

Toni said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Msartist said...

She is wholehearted and beautiful! So great you got to enjoy the class! Oh, I will have to add that to my book list. I agree on loving classes that make you stretch as a person. ~Theresa

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

she is absolutely beautiful - I can't stop looking because I see more and more - work and emotion... love her!
cheers, dana

Diane said...

Your emotions come out in your art--she's beautiful!

Joann said...

She is very beautiful and I love the background as well.

Pam Tucker said...

Oh, she's so gorgeous! I LOVE all of the little details: the butterflies, the heart... and what a beautiful message she brings.

NatashaMay said...

She looks awesome! i love you pretty faces! I haven't taken Brene's dream lab but I have seen her on youtube and I think she is fenomenal.

art2cee2 said...

She is just beautiful! Love those little extras like the butterflies. :-)

Deanna said...

She's quite stunning Heather. I love the soft color palette you've chosen.

Christine said...

I especially love the background and the butterflies.

Nelly said...

She is beautiful! I love the way you did the lettering on the side.

Domestic Icing said...

Amazing... You are incredibly talented and I am in awe.

Happy Paint Party Friday!

Charlie

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is incredible- everything flows together so beautifully- the texture in the background and lettering and her face- just beautiful!
Happy PPF!
Stephanie

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Beautiful, Heather!
Hugs

Sandy Coleman said...

What a lovely painting and lovely message. These are things we all need to hear. I'll check out that book. Have a great weekend!

EVA said...

So happy you could join us Heather! Yay!!!

And what a beautiful girl you created! Is she a seeker too?

Must look into that. Thanks!

Heather said...

ohhhh, she's gorgeous! I love the soft color palette and the details like the butterflies.. I like the idea behind your post! I am definitely going to check that book out....have a great friday! xoo

SHERI C said...

I love the colors and your style. Very nice piece.

WrightStuff said...

I always enjoy looking at your art Heather. Particularly love what you did with the background here. It really seems to complement the girl who is just lovely :)

Jenny Blair said...

Oh she is wholeheartedly beautiful...just exquisite from the dreamy look in her eyes, the textured background to the butterfly on her shoulder...stunning... :)x

Kate Boone said...

Welcome to PPF! :-) Your work is beautiful and I look forward to seeing more of it.

Pointy Pix said...

Your work is beautiful, heather. I just had a quick look at some other pictures and i love the owl you did. You mum's is brilliant too but yours is so quirky and whimsical- i love it!

Kristin Dudish said...

I'm so glad you've joined the party! Yay!
Your painting is absolutely beautiful :)

"The Gifts of Imperfection" is on my "to read" list! (The class sounds wonderful too)

xo
Kristin

Louise Gale "Dream-Inspire-Create" said...

GORGEOUS. Happy Weekend Xx

Dawn said...

She is beautifully, the colours so complimentary...I am loving the journey I am on with faces...love her x

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

That sounds like a great class and book. I could use that kinda thinking. Your painting is beautiful. I think she looks like you in the eyes for sure.

ThisTinder said...

There is so much peace and serenity in her eyes...great work!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

She's beautiful! So feminine and spring-y :) I like the way you did the background and the text, and her lips are lovely! Such wisdom about the acceptance of self and the end to perfectionist thinking...we can be so hard on ourselves. If we free ourselves and let go, that is when we truly shine.
Have an inspired weekend!

ileana said...

It's OK not to be perfect but your painting is pretty darned close! A dazzling portrait. Welcome to the fiesta!

Tammie said...

Heather, Your painting is so very lovely. She had the sweetest light in her eyes. I love her hair too, I have a thing for braids.

Heidimc said...

I love this painting! I like what you did with the lettering too.

Hybrid J said...

A lovely portrait and the background work is amazing. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing! ;)

Yvonne said...

She is lovely and the name is perfect. I have a hard time with names of my pieces. The background you put in is wonderful as well.

Theresa said...

She's lovely Heather! So enjoyed your piece and your post! Will have to take your advice and check into your recommendation. GREAT blog! Off to look at more of your art:)

Roban Studio said...

Your piece is lovely. I like the color scheme too. Will have to get Brene's book. Thanks for stopping by to visit me. :-)

angelself said...

So much gentle love in this painting =)..and the symbolism of freedom in the butterflies. Wonderful work, Heather. Thanks for sharing! Kathryn

priti.lisa said...

Ooooo! She is beautiful, I love her eyes...and the background...such a soft kiss of a painting.
xo

sonyamacdesigns said...

I love your paint party friday and this wholehearted Girl is the bomb!

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Sounds like a great course. Brene Brown is a smart and inpsiring lady that's for sure.

Annabelle said...

Her eyes speak....beautifully rendered portrait. i like the combination of design and color.

The book sounds like something I'd be interested in.....I'm one such seeker.

Annabelle >^..^<

Sunny Carvalho said...

Your Wholehearted painting is so beautiful, Heather! I can't wait to see you at Artfest!

Bernadetta said...

This is so beautiful. I love the word, the colors, the picture. It's perfect and amazing!!!

I am going to get this book TODAY :)

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Wow, Heather,
Absolutely stunning! Loving everything about your painting!
Beautiful work as always,
Leslie