Thursday, June 23, 2011

Best Friends

Last night I tried my hand at doing a form of art journaling except I made a picture for my granddaughter.
I felt like I had struck gold when I found Pam Carriker -she has tutorials on youtube where she gives step by step instructions.  Just what I have been searching for, someone to teach me.  She has more to offer and I am a sponge to learn all I can.  I learned so much from her, already.  Check her out at:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sharing a message

I just listened to this message from Earle Nightingale.  It really hit home for me so I thought I would share it.

I use to listen to him a along time ago for inspiration when I sold Mary Kay Cosmetics.   It was inspiring to rehear the same message.  I needed to hear it then just like I need to hear it now.

ADDED 9 hrs. after my original post
I just registered for  Mondo Beyondo
The opening line hooked me  - "This six week class will give you the courage and confidence you need to make your unspoken dreams a practical reality."  Just what the doctor ordered!

Monday, June 20, 2011

30 minutes

I gave myself 30 minutes to create a piece of art.
And... I had alot of fun!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It was Divine Intervention

Last night, at approx 9:00 pm, I went into my studio with the intention to create some art. I ended up sitting there looking at a blank piece of acrylic paper. All sorts of yucky, fearful, negative thoughts and emotions started to swarm around in my head. After a while of sitting and staring-sitting and staring I became teary eyed. I wanted sooooo much to create and all I could come up with was a blank stare, I felt frozen. Out of frustration I finally affirmed loudly, with a few swear words, (thank goodness I was home alone) that "I CAN DO THIS! Just guide me!" I, also, remembered that someone said "there is no failure in making art-just begin". That is exactly what I did. I started putting paint on my fingers and smearing it on all over the acrylic paper. With the help of some divine intervention, I got in the groove and created this piece below. I was up until 2:30 am and I loved every minute of it, even the beginning. I learned, once again, to believe! Seems to be my theme song these days!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Morning Message

Every Monday morning I receive a kick ass quote from Andrea Owen  from  

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." -Helen Keller

Seems like perfect timing to me!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

believe BIG

This past Tuesday I was told by my boss that:
  #1. My hours would be cut to part time status
  #2. I would no longer be covered with insurance
  #3. He would no longer be contributing to my simple IRA retirement plan
  #4. I would no longer have any PTO days (personal time off)

All I could say was Thanks!-sarcastically, of course.  I'm sure the look on my face said more.  I turned my back on him because I could not talk about it without crying.  You see, I have been with this small company for 12 years and I assumed I would retire there.   I have always believed that if I helped my employer succeed then I would be successful as well.  Ask me if I believe that now, I'd have to say HELL NO!  I'm 58 years old, thru the course of my life I should have learned this lesson by now.  After the initial shock was over it didn't take me long to get back to my core belief that everything happens for a reason.  So..... I went to my studio and I worked on this piece of art.  There's nothing better than being in an uncomfortable position to assist you in learning about who you are.  I've been uncomfortable before and I grew personally.  I'd like to say that I make a pretty good batch of lemonade!  You'll be seeing more of me.
Keep Smiling!

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