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!!!

50 comments :

Nicola said...

Oh she's lovely!!! Really love the detail in her face, you make me want to use different papers in my work, I think I'll try that next week! :0) glad to hear that your surgery went well!!! Take care (especially on that scooter!) ;0) xoxo

Sunshineshelle said...

This is wonderful Heather!!! I hope you heal well & I love your sentiments you've shared here, I popped by your shop to peek at your other work, your style is wonderful - looks like you have grabbed that brass ring & turned it gold :) Magic :)

craftattack said...

Lovely painting and hope you will soon be fully recovered and not at the mercy of your grand-kids!Valerie

Phoenix Peacock said...

oh yes, being who you think you are supposed to be is such a drag. I have lots of not-so-lovely self portraits of myself as the person I "should" be and just wasn't.
I have come to fully embrace myself and all my shouldn'ts! And I have so much more fun!
Happy PPF. She really is lovely

Jehanne's doodles said...

This is fantastic Heather. I love her expression, she looks like she is determined. Best of continuing recovery :)

SHERI C said...

She is beautiful and your message is too! So much of our lives are WASTED on being who we think others want us to be instead of listening to our true souls and having the courage to be who we really were meant to be. HAPPY PPF!

The Woodwife said...

Beautiful painting - beautiful words - reminds me of that old ELO song "hold on tight to your dreams". We all need to do that!! You also just brought a snippet of a poem by ? to me - "Hold fast to your dreams for if dreams die life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly'. We all have wings and we all need to fly!! Thanks for such great inspiration!!

NatashaMay said...

It's so hard to dream big, isn't it? There are always reservations in your head wheather you're worth it or you go, that's big enough I'm happy with that. It takes guts to dream big but hopefuly we all get to get to that place where big is not that frightening anymore. So, you go, girl! :) Great piece to depict the topic.

Diane said...

What an uplifting post! I have to say that this is the one good thing that can happen to you when you get older--this attitude.
And your artwork is just so perfect for this!
P.S. Glad everything is going well with your foot.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

She is marvelous! And so well done ~ Glad you are recovering well from your surgery ~ hugs and namaste, CArol ^_^ Happy PPF ~

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Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow Heather..what a magnificent piece!!!..This is my fave now...gorgeous and brilliant and so super inspiring..not only beautifully stunning piece..but what you have written is very powerful too! Shine on!! A Fabulous post! and Wishing you sparkles and a speedy recovery!!
HUgs
Victoria

art2cee2 said...

She is just beautiful...glad you are on the mend! :-)

JENNY said...

Oh I love this post! I needed to be reminded of that.
Glad to hear you are recovering!

Faye said...

Beautiful lady, Heather. I am so envious of your ability to paint humans. I can't seem to get the features semi-symmetrical. Yours is perfect. Glad you came by to visit my blog. I have enjoyed seeing your talented works. Best wishes for a quick recovery.

Bren said...

Glad to hear things went well with the surgery and you have a fun new toy for the time being!
Also love your post on pressing through in pursuit of our dreams, so encouraging.

Tina Eudora said...

Great post Heather!
I am happy to hear all went well for you and you are recovering. Be gentle with yourself and get plenty of relaxing time!
I really love the painting at the top of the post, really a precious piece of art!
Have a super weekend...
Tina xo

EVA said...

She is gorgeous! True words. Love her!

I am so happy to hear you are healing! A knee scooter? Sounds intriguing...

Hope you are all better soon!

Gloria said...

Hi Heather. She is just beautiful and looks very determined, like YOU. Glad you are recovering and I do wish you a speedy recovery. Be careful on that scooter.:) Have a great weekend.

Heather said...

This post is just beautiful...i can totally relate to the words here....we all need to be who we really are...our true authentic selves! Thanks for this post! i needed it today!

Jenny Blair said...

Oh she is soooo lovely...and I love how she is that little bit different from your other girls..even more poignant with the words about being who you really are rather than supposed to be. Just wonderful!
Glad you are out of your fog and feeling better. Enjoy the scooter, sounds like a fun recovery :)

Natalie King said...

Beautiful words! Thank you for that! =) I've been thinking about this very thing a lot lately!
XOX
Nat

Julie said...

Beautiful thoughts, I really agree with you. And another stunning painting, love it!

Darla said...

What a beautiful woman! I loved your sentiments and I so agree. I am a dreamer....and I dream big! If you never dream big you don't even have a chance! I wish you well!

Natasha said...

This is exceptional....I love that the depth of her gaze, her piercing focus immediately matches the depth of those words....this entire piece has such tremendously rich detail...it's stunning and your words are like that piercing gaze - they will haunt you till you live OUT LOUD and live those dreams. I'm cartwheeling with joy for this work..and I'm so happy to hear your surgery went well. Take care o' you and that scootin' scooter!

Marlene said...

Heather your painting is beautiful! Glad you are back and hope you are 100% soon.

Shah Wharton said...

You are so correct in your philosophy - my mom was always like-telling me at school it didn't matter if I didn't get anywhere because I'd only end up having kids any way - I'm 39 and can't have kids! How wrong was she - bless her! She only passed on what she'd been taught.

I do love you work - it has quite an individual look about it. The texture/colours and curve of the faces. Beautiful.

Love it if you would link up at my creative weekend blog hop between friday and sunday every week. Heres the link for this weeks - http://wordsinsync.blogspot.com/2011/07/weekend-creation-blog-hop-guest-post-by_29.html

Hop along if your fancy it.

- T.W - said...

The journey of finding oneself is neverending. ^-^
Amazing work, the patterns on her dress are stunning!

*jean* said...

love your style!

Kristin Dudish said...

I love everything about this painting... she is such a beauty and the sentiment is wonderful :) I think this might be my favorite so far (although it's very hard to say since I love all of your work so much)!

I'm so glad you're feeling better and your scooter sounds like lots of fun!

Keep dreaming big, dear friend, keep dreaming BIG!

xo
Krsitin

Geckostone said...

Oh Heather your painting is soooooooo beautiful!!!I just want to hug her, and you too for your uplifting words, they are SO TRUE!!!! Its funny how all us artist types ( and probably everyone as well) can relate to these thoughts. I think as we get older we start to shed some of that insecurity but I find myself still making some of the same ole mistakes when that fear sets in. Then I hop around on the blogs and find all my friends sharing in the adventure of LIFE and it makes me cry with DELIGHT!!!!Oh how I love it here on this earth, yahooooooooo!!! So glad you are recovering and getting around nicely on that new hot rod that the grand kids love!!!Deb

carlarey said...

This painting is so gorgeous, and your post is so very very true.

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Hope you will be able to retire the scooter soon!

Roban Studio said...

Being who you are is very tough, especially if one doesn't fit into the "norm". I can say that one from experience. Thank you for bringing this to light. I am so glad to hear you are on the mend. I LOVE your "Only you know who you are" piece. The colors are very soothing and the look on her face is wonderful! Have a great rest of your weekend Heather. And thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Happy PPF!~ :-)

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

Absolutely beautiful and what an inspiring message Heather. I love all of it. It's the "WHO" that defines everything we do and finding our true selves is often life's biggest challenge. Sending you speedy recovery hugs. xxx

kae said...

wonderful art and so true are your words! xo to a lovely kindred spirit!

Joni Nickrent said...

Beautiful work. Best wishes for a quick recovery!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Good to see you luv!
YOur lady has such a beautiful, secret smile. Knowing so well what she is up to and delighting in anticipation.

barefoot muse said...

Beautiful piece!!!! Get well soon!

Pointy Pix said...

So glad to hear your surgery went well and this is such a positive inspiring post! The girl is gorgeous and I love how you've posed her - beautiful!

Elisa said...

very beautiful entry Heather. Often times, other people will tell us to be contented to where we are.. some always protect us and not allowing us to try things which are difficult. How else can we learn without all the challenges in life if not to brush the fear and try it? Very well said indeed. Thanks for this reminder.. aim for our dreams! Beautiful painting! Thank God you are okay.. God won't leave you:)

Terrie said...

Your words are an excellent reminder and your picture is so lovely - what a pretty girl!

Annabelle said...

It's so nice to have surgery done with,I know the feeling. All the best in recovery and that painting is just beautiful....nice work.


Annabelle

Fallingladies said...

such a great post!

Sunny Carvalho said...

I'm so glad your surgery went well. Prayers of quick healing to you. The painting is beautiful!!

Jenn said...

I love what you've written about dreaming big!!! Your painting is very beautiful!! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Carola Bartz said...

Heather, this is such a beautiful painting. Her face is so soulfull, and your words fit it so perfectly. She is so lovely. I like the way her hair falls, and the dress is very pretty. Such great work!! I hope you're feeling even better now and I wish you a speedy healing process.

Gerri Herbst said...

Just love your painting. Hope you are doing better. You are such a talent.Wonderful...take care, gerri.

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Beautifully inspiring words for such a lovely painting! Wishing you health and strength, and keep up the creating :)

Amalia K said...

Such a stunning piece! I love everything about it... I hope you're well and getting plenty of love. :)

Tammie said...

I am so happy to hear your surgery went well and you are healing.

I love your post, yes dream and dream and make some real and stretch beyond.....

your painting is charming and such a sweet expression on her face.

lovely day to you ~

Fifi said...

I'm in love!