Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rise Above


Sometimes change is hard for me. Although I know that it is necessary if we are to grow. I find myself fighting it. Even though I know it is inevitable. I don’t know why because I know I always get through it. It is exactly where and who I am supposed to be at that time. I will welcome the next change in my life. I am learning. Always learning. Even if it is painful it always seems to come out all right in the end. Therefore……..

I will rise above and live to my fullest potential.


I wanted to speak to the people last week that left comments. I was so overwhelmed with gratitude. It made me cry in a good way. I can not begin to tell you what it meant to me. For the people that spoke about their loved ones with Alzheimers. I am feeling your pain and I am thinking of you. You are strong and you will be ok. It is tough I know. The most important thing is this “ They may not be able to remember you but you remember them” Do not forget them. Keep them close.


Please everyone go and visit the people at Paint Party Friday. I am so sorry for not getting around to enough people last week. I love to see everyone’s creative endeavors. Everyone is so inspiring!

37 comments :

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I really like the feel of this one, and the message is perfect as well... I do especially like your use of pattern in this one... happy ppf

Helen Campbell said...

It's a wonderful piece, with a strong message. Thanks for sharing.
Happy PPF!

Clare said...

wonderful painting and inspiring words of encouragement - which is what we all need - the 'courage' to accept change.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful, Heather!
My favorite piece by you so far!
Love visiting your blog!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Pointy Pix said...

you always inspire me with your art and your wonderful positivity. this is another gorgeous piece.

Netty said...

I have just read your post below Heather. Everything you say is true as we experienced this with my mother in law.
Loving your latest piece, so intricate and beautiful. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

- T.W - said...

Wow, stunning colors! What a strong piece~

// - T.W -

Lesley Edmonds said...

This piece is wonderful. So much detail and I love the colour palette.

Carolyn Dube said...

The details are fabulous! The more I look the more I see! Valuable message today about change.

craftattack said...

Love what you have made here, and glad the response to your last post was so positive! Hugs, Valerie

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creation and great phrase to live by ~ take good care of YOU! ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE your crowned bird and your words about change are so true. I just wish I could realize those words while I'm in the MIDST of big, scary changes...
I read your post about your Mother as well. So beautifully written. I've been lucky to not need those tools but they are so good to know. I think you handled it with beauty and grace, just like you paint.
PPF Hugs,
Stephanie

Kelly said...

I LOVE this piece! Beautiful post too :)
Hugs to you,
Kelly

*jean* said...

i love the textures in this one so much! happy PPF, heather, so happy to have met you here...and thanks again for being open and vulnerable about Alzheimer's it will help more than you know...xo

SHERI C said...

I resist change too. I like your attitide about it and the art this week is FABULOUS!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
Happy Horse Studio

Crystal said...

I am anohter one who doens't like change, but you are so right, change is a part of life and must happen. Have a great weekend! :-)

faye said...

Beautiful art, Heather.

carlarey said...

Wonderful painting, I love all the patterns and palette...sort of reminds me of a William Morris textile.

You have such a wonderful way of putting deep emotions into words.

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

The patterns on this are gorgeous--really beautiful!

Becca said...

Beautiful piece. I always adore anything with birds! Have a wonderful weekend!

Daniele Valois said...

Really love this bird, and sentiment. And it is so you and your style. Nicely done! And thank you for sharing last week.

kelly hoernig said...

LOVE the texture, complex layers and the magical touches your style has, it just makes me happy - thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

Lovely painting. Accepting change is hard at first but when you can truly believe that everything is always working out for you, it gets easier and easier to adapt.

Happy PPF!

Bren said...

A message worth holding onto and such a beautiful painting, it lifts my spirit.
Though my Dad lost pieces of himself to the same disease, we held them and him, I cherished each moment we had together. Though he's gone now, his memory is strong.

Kristin Dudish said...

Heather - You are already amazing, if the "fullest potential" is still coming - Wow! I can only imagine how spectacular it will be :)

xo
Kristin

p.s. I loved seeing the photos of your mother and reading your heartfelt post below... You are such an inspiration. I am facing some tough times with one of my grandmothers right now, not alzheimers, but I can relate in a lot of ways... Thank you for that post - I really needed to read those words. Big, big hugs to you...

Beadwright said...

This is a wonderful piece. Love the saying
Nicole/Beadwright

Geckostone said...

Heather your painting is beautiful! I just saw the photos of your Mom in last week's post, they are so precious. My friend's mom died a year ago with Alzheimers and just last week she also lost her dad. Yes change is so hard to accept. Your beautiful post was so touching and inspiring. Hugs, Deb

Debbie said...

This is a beautiful piece! I love the colors and texture.

Sophia said...

Change is not always easy to go through, whether we like change or not. But def harder for those of us who don't like it! ;)

Your mixed media is wonderful and so inspiring! :)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Thank you for the inspiration, both in art and life.

Pointy Pix said...

Hi Heather

I just nominated you for a versatile blogger award. You can see the blurb over on my latest post.

pauline said...

Oh Heather, how did I miss THIS ONE?!?
Love everything about it... such gorgeous colours you chose!! And the message... Yup. My favourite so far.
xoxo

Annabelle said...

Sometimes thru heart ache the most amazing art is produced and not only is it beautiful to see but also beautiful in it's touch.
Yes, I do try to cherish every moment in life no matter it's imperfections for life itself is precious. Thanks for sharing your story with us.Take care xxx

Carol said...

Your art is beautiful and I so love the message. We are all dealing with change in some form!!!

Bettina Makley, aka Fairywebmother. said...

What a beautiful piece and a message that was such an affirmation for me, this morning. Thank you, for posting this.

Heather Santos said...

This is beautiful and I love the message. Just read your last post as well. Thank you for sharing your heart.

Kelly Warren said...

Beautiful! I think change is hard for everyone. I know it is for me. I need to learn to embrace it as well as you've shown here.