Friday, July 29, 2011

Think Big!!!!!

Only you know who you are

For so many years I was someone that I thought I was supposed be. Not who I was.  

 Not feeling good enough.

Not willing to venture into the unknown. 

Feeling that I would be hurt.

Always told not to think to big. "Because you don't want to get your hopes up"
(They had the best intentions)

Whats wrong with getting your hopes up???

So what if you are disappointed???

Sometimes you have to feel uncomfortable to get what you want.

 Think about what may happen if you do reach that star or grab that brass ring!!

Think Big!!!!

Dream Big!!!!

Don't ever give up your dreams!!!

They are waiting for you to reach out and grab them.

I am going to hold onto mine!!

Go and visit all my other friends at Paint Party Friday

I wanted to thank all of you for your well wishes.

My surgery went well.  Now I am getting use to scooting around in my knee scooter.
A few close calls.
My grand kids like it and want me to keep it so they can ride down the street. (I don't think sooooo)
They are scooting all over the house.
I just keep on saying "do not leave it in the other room when you leave". I can only imagine them saying goodbye and my scooter is in the library.

Stranded in the Livingroom and no one to help me.... Ahhhh....

But anyway it is nice to be out of my fog.

Thanks again!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and ART SAVES

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

My daughter Nelly's Journal Circle Theme is Words to Live By.  These words are the most life changing words for me ever.   In the late 80's I read this book "Feel the fear and do it anyway" by Susan Jeffers.  Just a simple message but for me at the time I was going through some insecurities and it was so powerful for me.  Sometimes you read a book and it changes your whole life.  This was one of those books.
It is something I say to myself all the time. I say it to anyone that I feel is struggling. If you have time to read it. It is such a simple read. Even if you don't like to read it is simple.  It may just change your life. What do you have to lose.  Feel the fear and do it anyway.  Love that!

So anyway, the reason I made this painting in this style is because it is a style that I struggle with.  I have taken classes with Jesse Reno and Flora Bowley.  I took those classes knowing that I struggle with that kind of free painting.  Seeeeee I felt the fear and did it anyway!  I have learned a lot of valuable things from those classes.  So if I would have let my insecurities get the best of me I would not have learned some new tools.

Also, I will be having surgery on my foot tomorrow. Ahhhhhh!!!! Dr Skip will be repairing my Achilles Tendon and removing some bone spurs.  I had my right foot done 3 years ago.  It was a long recovery but so worth it!! So I am choosing to feel the fear and do it anyway. I am choosing to think of all the walking and exercise I will be able to do after this is healed. It will change my life.  I was an athlete in my younger days. My sister Jamie and girlfriend Dolly use to run 6 to 8 miles a day.  I am paying for it today. But I will look forward to the day when I can at least walk (not run) 6 to 8 miles.  I crave exercise!! Yes I am one of those crazy ones.  Love the rush of adrenaline. I will be able to shed these unwanted pounds and be thin again.

Art Saves

 I read the Art Saves Book from Jenny Doh last week on vacation. It was wonderful.  

I also wanted to let you know that on August 22, 2011 I will be the Guest Curator and also have my Art Saves story on the Internet magazine Cresendoh.
Talk about excited!!!! When I was asked by Jenny to participate I was jumping for joy.  Literally!!! Not kidding!!! I called every relative and friend I knew.
What an honor.  So check it out!!!
All because I sent a blog post to Jenny .
I love you Jenny Doh!!!!
Again!!!! I felt the fear and did it anyway!

So if there is something that you want to do that you let fear get in the way.
Feel the Fear and do it anyway.
Everyone is scared. Just feel and do anyway.

XXXOOO Everyone!  See you in about a week. I figure that is how long it will take for me to get out of my fog!!!
Wish me luck!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Going Swimming!!!

Going Swimming!! See you in a week!