Thursday, April 26, 2012

Find Courage

I have so much to talk about today. 
Last weekend I went to Omega Institute Lectures
"Women and Happiness"
It is sooooo what I needed to do.
I renewed my spirit.
The first night was Elizabeth Lesser opening up the workshop with some inspiration. Then she would read a passage from her book "Broken Open"  and David Wilcox would sing a song. 
It was lovely just hearing her read her words. Love that!
Saturday was Geneen Roth and Brene' Brown lectures. Awesome!!!
Sunday was the best for me the speaker was someone not known to me. Her name was Loung Ung. 
Her story is so inspiring.
I openly weeped through the lecture. 
Read her story here...
Courageous is all I can say.
I will be buying her book Lu Lu in the sky
It is a story of going from a bitter angry lost child to inspirational advocate of freedom, writer, entrepreneur.
She worked hard to find happiness.
But she found it!
So inspiring.
If she can find happiness. We can all find happiness.
I spent one of the most wonderful weekends with my daughter Nelly in NYC at this workshop.  Just digging deep in many ways.

Speaking of Nelly she will be Guest Curator this coming week on Crescendoh
Please go and visit her and leave a comment. It starts on Monday!! So happy for her!

Also next week is a really big week for me.  
I will be in my very first exhibit!!!
And you are all invited.

I  am so excited!!! 
Come and visit.
Three of my paintings will be there.

Also don't forget to visit all the artist at Paint Party Friday!


Christine said...

Thanks for sharing your inspiration today Heather, and I'll be sharing Loung Ung's story of

Gloria said...

Congrats on your exhibit. I'm sure it will be a success. Always greatvwork.

Helen Campbell said...

Women and Happiness sounds fabulous. How wonderful that you gave yourself the gift of a weekend to renew yourself.
Congrats on your show. If I was close enough to come, I'd be there cheering you on! Happy PPF!

peggy gatto said...

thank you for the inspiration and your lovely face!!!

Molly said...

so many exciting things going on for you. congratulations on your exhibition! you always have such a positive, inspiring attitude. thanks for sharing your enthusiasm!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

What a week.... the lectures all sound inspiring and wonderful and the exhibition is going to be sooo great... huge congrats and lots of good vibes heading your way... have fun and take some pics of the opening to share with us all please!!!!

Ayala Art said...

COngrats!! That is so cool! And the artwork in your post is beautiful!

Gloria said...

First of all "CONGRATS!!! I am so happy for you. I am sure your wonderful pieces of art will be appreciated and admired. Love your lady today. She looks regal.

Lynn said...

Fun art here.

Tammie Lee said...

She/ your painting is a gorgeous being!
congrats on your upcoming show!

Catherine... said...

Beautiful her. Congrats to you, glad you've had a great week... :)

craftattack said...

Congrats on your exhibition, I am so happy for you. Glad your weekend gave you inspiration, too! Valerie

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Congratulations on your exhibit! I hope it goes very well for you.

La Abela said...

I am sure that you will have great success on your display, the lusión you have is important. Saludos

Netty said...

Congratulations on your exhibiting, am sure it will be a great success. Loving the inspiration behind this wonderful painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

Fallingladies said...

I'm jealous of your trip and so excited for you for your opening! Congratulations! Oh and i love this art!

carlarey said...

Your weekend sounds like it was amazing, such inspiration. Love your new painting. And congratulations on the exhibition!

Faye said...

Heather, your painting is beautiful. The faces all resemble your own! How wonderful your lectures must have been and how moving! And congratulations on the show. I wish I were near enough to attend.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Incredible painting, Heather!
Love, love, love this!
I adore the color scheme and the map in her clothing. ;)
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

Carolyn Dube said...

Congratulations on your show!! I am so envious that you heard Brene Brown speak. I love her and her message!

Anne said...

What wonderfulness! Congratulations to you and your daughter! And how lovely for you both to have gotten to go to the inspiring weekend of lectures.

Loung Ung will be coming to the bookstore where I work. I'm going to have to make sure to hear her speak.

Happy PPF!

Margo@Legacy of a Single Girl said...

Congrats!! How exciting! Your work is so worthy!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Congrats on your show ~ that is exciting ~ and workshop sounded excellent ~ Courage is what we all need at different points in our life ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Margaret said...

If I were there, I would go and see your work. Congrats, and congrats on having your inspiration fired up.

Silvia said...

I am so excited about your exhibit - fantastic news Heather !!! x

Alexandra said...

This is a wonderful and very encouraging painting, Heather. In fact, it is THE very thing that helped me finalize a super, HUGE announcement I will be making on my blog tomorrow. Thank you for giving me the



Anne said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend! Congratulations on your show, more awesomeness! :))

Carol said...

Big congrats!!!! Your work is fantastic and I "LOVE" your lady of the day!!!!

Victoria said...

Beautiful piece..full of joy and empowerment! THanks for sharing..shine on!!

Debbie said...

Congratulations on your upcoming exhibition! That is so exciting. This piece is so beautiful, with such an inspiring message. Thank you.

VonnyK said...

Love your lady and good luck with the exhibit.