Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's been an interesting week

While reading a book that Mary gave me called "Making a Living as an Artist" by different contributors, I read this article titled "Overcoming Myths About Being an Artist" by Carolyn Blakslee, here is a quote that helped me; "Recognition during one's lifetime is much more fun than playing dead, but it is more risky and it takes planning. Resisting negativity, whether it comes from within yourself or from others, is a necessary life process if you are going to "succeed." Your unique talent is built into the miracle of your own unique being and it emerges with practice, life experience, and time. It is your talent, unique and precious, and only you can mine and discover its depths."
I like what Thomas Wolfe said, "If a person has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously suceeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God I needed to hear this. I got a new sponsor, and she admits to being an emotional person and it is okay to be me. I don't have to say Anoter FOG meaning another F&*(%^ opportunity to grow, I can just say another fantastic opportunity to grow." All of a sudden all of my gaurd came down and I can just be who I am, like the me you see in me all the time. And just because I cry easily and love much and am kind does Not mean I am weak. And she said that God cried every tear with me over the children I lost in my life. And suddenly I could let go.

I don't have to be afraid to write, because i matter. I am loved. I have as much respect as I allow myself to receive from God, and love, and serenity.

this quote is great. Just the next part of the message I needed.

Love, yoby