Take it, or leave it? That is the question.
The number one thing that stops an artist or anyone else in their tracks. It is wonderful to do your best, and work hard at it. Some things require it! But repetition is something that will help overcome a persons inability to do our best. An artist for instance, in my opinion will create more interesting art if it comes from the heart, without the fear of painting a piece we think will not measure up.
I work very hard at ignoring what others think, knowing not everyone will like or appreciate my kind of art. That’s ok, we aren’t all alike, and it doesn’t matter. You can’t please everyone!
I thought this might help some of you to hear it from a different source….not me actually, and definitely not your mother! Have fun creating whatever kind of creating you do.
Thank you for stopping to visit Stone Soup, see you next time.
It’s been almost four weeks since I had a knee replacement, and I’m so happy that’s over. I didn’t say much to very many people, probably because I wasn’t looking forward to having another surgery. Now it’s over, I’m doing well, and all I have to do is eat, create a little art, and get my energy back! My energy is slow to return, but my spirit is right there thinking about creating.
I haven’t been posting much due to my energy level, lately I seem to like taking long naps….. The only thing is, I believe our bodies let us know when we need rest, and when we can let go and have fun. These days having fun is a three-hour recouperation nap!
My Grandson, Nolan made me a get well card, and one the inside it says, “I hope you like your new knee!” Isn’t that cute, that can only come from an 8-year-old.
As I get stronger, and can create more art, you will be the first to see it. I really can’t wait to get back to my normal schedule, get cleared for driving, go out to brunch with my girlfriends, and all the things you take for granted when there isn’t anything to show you a difference.
Thanks for stopping by and checking on Stone Soup. See you soon…….
When my kids were growing up, I always emphasized how hard work was the work ethic that was important. I also emphasized if you work hard, you have to play hard. This offsets the exhaustion of working hard. I love that philosophy, and my kids have this as their work ethic to this day.
It also came to my attention that laughter is the best medicine! We are a family full of laughter, love, and hard work. My grandchildren are being raised with the same philosophy, and they work very hard in school, get good grades, and actually look forward to going to school each day. Boy, have things changed. My grandkids all go to schools where the teachers don’t just stand and teach or lecture, they actually dress what they are teaching, getting the kids engaged. That is different from when I went to school, with the philosophy that you sit down, shut up, and learn from a lecture, or chalk board explanation. We don’t all learn the same way, and it wasn’t always a snap to get a good grade.
When my husband Les turned the calendar over and this Proverb was staring us in the face, it made me smile. After all, this has been a constant in our home for years. To see it on the front of our calendar helped me know my feelings were correct.
I copied this from our calendar, and I hope it will ring true with you as well.
Thank you for stopping by to see what Stone Soup is up to. See you soon.
This week is considerably cooler, even the humidity isn’t so bad. The air is still on, and we are still glued to the TV, and reports of the horrendous hurricanes that are happening in the Southeast. Les and I haven’t stopped worrying about everyone since before Harvey hit Houston. Other than donating money, clothes, etc, Les and I can’t participate, or help in other ways. So we watch and listen.
Meanwhile, I need to stay busy, and my busy is usually my art. This week I’ve been working on my third Prayer Flag, and more tags.
Being a Mixed Media artist gives me an excuse to save all kinds of little things. Bags of things know one else wants or needs, pieces of fabric, anything you can imagine somewhere in my stash of goodies….I have it. Putting it to work is key in this process.
While battling heat over the weekend, it left me no choice but to resort to surfing You Tube. This is what I have for Tuesday…..It never hurts to polish up on our drawing skills!