Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Grow artwork and a message for you.

This is a new painting and part of a new inspirational mixed media style for me.  I have been really evaluating what I want from all this, the blog, the etsy store, the craft shows, the art that I make.  I have some really big dreams for it all, hopefully resulting in the running of a creative retreat center.  Sometimes I get really overwhelmed by how far I still need to go to get there.  Sometimes those thoughts turn into negative voices telling me I wont get there so I should stop pretending that I will.  Do you have big dreams that seem so far away sometimes?  If so, I just wanted to say to you today to keep stretching, dont look back or hold yourself back with your fears, Keep Growing and Grow Fearless!  I think that everyone should live their life free of fear and hold on to a boldness of heart to always move forward towards whatever they desire for their lives.  Just wanted to encourage you with that today.  I am offering prints of this painting at my Etsy Store, if you want to bring one home to remind you each morning to Grow Fearless in your life.   My fearless moment in the next week or so will be putting all this new art I just finished out there for people to see, judge, and decide whether there is a market for it.  It is always a scary moment to put new work out in the public, when I dont know how it will be received, but it is my dream to make inspirational art to encourage closet creatives like I was for so long.  So for every "I dont like it" or "I could make that" comment I will hear at the show, I will hold on to courage and wait for the person that discovers the meaning and heart of my work and gains a bit of their own fearlessness.

Leave me a comment and let me know how you are going to take steps this week to be more fearless in your life.


  1. Love that piece!

    As for me, I need to just jump in and DO IT. And by "it" I mean make art each day. Like it's my job (a glorious, joyful, deliciously challenging job!). I procrastinate and vacillate due to fear that I'm not perfect (as if I ever will be), when my heart simply wants to create (imperfectly!). So I need to just do it, each day.

  2. Such lovely words placed on canvas... it tells a story! <3

  3. I'm a leaper for sure, I say put on your big girl panties and just jump right into it :)

    I am all for tackling the unknown, in fact I am making changes in my art right now (again)
    If you love your art, thats all that matters, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, I have had many, many negative comments on my work over the years but at the end of the day it's all about you, your art, your life ;o)

    Go for it girl!!

  4. I was recently browsing your etsy shop and made a couple of purchases. I just want to reiterate how inspirational you have been to me. Coming across your blog has released the creative soul in me that has been stuck. I've always wanted to be this awesome creative person, but never knew how to pursue it. So I guess what I am saying is keep after it! I need the conintued inspiration. :)

  5. love love this.. and thank you for your mail art.. I got it today.. I love it! xo

  6. Thanks for this post. I love it and it's a good reminder to just keep swimming.

  7. Such a wonderful dose of inspiration you are serving up this morning. I too have some pretty big dreams and I've been feeling a wee bit scattered. Thank you for your encouraging words. We often share the messages we most need to hear - likewise, we bump into the messages we most need to hear. Today I find myself bumping in and my heart is filling up with hope.

    Have a lovely day and keep creating and sharing. Each small step leads to the big distance you hope to reach.

    {soul hugs}

  8. Hello I found you at bloggers and I was wondering if you would like to be art mail penpals on an ongoing basis, I exchange a combo of journals/letters/postcards/packages
    here's photos of my journals
    please let me know THANKS!

  9. This last week was all about being fearless... I had an Art Journal with me, books on how to unleash my creative spirit. I made art everyday, for the first time in my life. No overthinking, just doing it. I loved it and still keep up with it.
    Your little lovely art work I got in the mail was yet another inspiration :)
    If you'd like (and can find the time) on my blog is the result of this last fearles week.
    Big big hug, Maureen


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