The Art of Life
Photobucket I'm so glad you're here! "The Art of Life" is where I share my journey as an artist & Momma. It's a place where I hope to encourage other women that they are artists too. In this small little space I seek to share, document, and be reminded of God's wonderful grace, all around us. ....And I would be so happy to have you journey alongside me! So grab a cup of coffee and linger for a while. I hope you leave feeling refreshed. Photobucket

Monday, July 23, 2007


~~We had a nice weekend. Friday night we took the girls to the drive-in theatre to see Surf's Up. It's always so much fun to go to the drive-in. There aren't too many of those left. They were very proud of their I Love New York shirts that my brother had brought them back from vacation, lol
~~Saturday Dustin was a sweetie and took the girls out to lunch and to run errands. That gave me some quiet time to work on my picture. It's slowly but surely coming. Thank you to everyone for all of your nice comments in my earlier post. You all are too sweet. Really.

~~I've said before that I truly believe that God speaks to us all day. We are just so busy that we we don't always hear what He's saying. I think sometimes He has to bop us upside the head to get our attention. (Or maybe that's just me, lol!) I was struggling a little last week. I have a problem that a lot of artist's have: I think too much. I over-read, over-plan, and over-analyze. I'm signed up for some different art marketing and art business newsletters and it seemed like last week, each one of them was all about the importance of being different; standing out from the crowd. Then, I received an art magazine in the mail with a listing of up and coming artists. All of their work was so unique, so artsy, so cool. Of course I started doubting myself. We all know people who we would love to be like. But God started using serendipity to talk to me.
~~I'm doing a book study of The Artist's Way with a friend and when I was doing my reading, I came across this quote: "We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other people's models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open." I thought about it a little but pushed it to the back of my brain.
~~When I checked a few of my favorite blogs, I discovered that Kal had written a great post called "Be Who You Are." Hmmm.
~~The next blog I checked was Bits and Pieces of a Happy Life and her post was called "To Be Yourself."
~~And then Maile finished it off with her post Sunlions.
Serendipity. Okay Lord, You've got my attention.
~~It all felt like a gentle reassurance. "It's okay to just be you. To just be who you are." I don't have to be perfect. I just have to be the best me I can be.
*****And it's the same for you! :) *********


Anonymous said...

thanks for the link! what a beautiful post, and so true. Your work is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wow,you are good! I was never a colored pencil person and always envied those who could!