You know there's only a little difference in the placement of letters between sacred and scared . . . creating and sharing something this close to my heart is both/and.
Gypsy Rose by Denise Daffara
Painted using the Color of Woman Method.
May you find
not scared enough to
not take action.
love Denise xo
In December 2013, I donated this painting to a Women's Shelter as a token of love and hope for them.
Over the weekend I had several paintings in an exhibition "ART FROM THE HEART" for The Lady Musgrave Trust. Even though my exhibited pieces didn't sell. I am happy to say my donated painted sold, raising $1,000 which will go towards accommodation and support for young women in need.
A message from the President to those attending the auction and exhibition.
Your contribution to this weekend event will enable us to further our work in providing accommodation and support for young women who are homeless or at risk of being homeless..
I LOVE this message in the catalogue by the Arts Minister
Art has the power to transform lives and bring positive change to individuals and communities . . .
I wholeheartedly believe this to be true. I am also donating a painting to a local Women's Shelter on the Sunshine Coast, because I believe in the power and love behind the art. I'll share more on that in another post.
I was inspired to write this as I was heading to sleep last night.
off to pick up the brush,
love Denise xo
below is a little bit of 'truth telling' or 'raving on' as I have a tendancy to do sometimes...
If at any stage I’m doing something ‘achieving’ something in my arty business... and it ‘pissed you off’ ... well... take that as a message from your subconscious that part of you might ‘want what I’m having’ .. or ‘is capable of doing it too’ ...
I’m not saying I get ‘pissed off’ so to speak with other artists I see doing really well (and that is all relative and a personal opinion anyhow) but there have been many times along my creative path that I’ve noticed someone doing something really well.. or being recognised for something and it tweaks my interest or thought process in some way.. and over the years I have learned to listen very carefully to that.
When you admire something in someone else... it could very well be that you have that very same quality inside yourself. This has been said to me... even ... would you believe when I told a friend how I LOVE Oprah.. she asked me ... so what are the qualities about Oprah that you love?
I stopped in my tracks... and had to think about it ...
and you know what my friend said.... most, if not all of those are qualities you also possess.
I was quite surprised by this... I usually don’t put people on pedestals as such... but I do have a selection of people that I admire greatly ... and I realise that having those kinds of people in my life... or in the world where I can see them.. thanks to all of the means we have for seeing the offerings people put out into the world these days; is hugely important if we are to aspire to improve our own life, or awaken dormant talents and gifts we have within us.
So... if anything I have done in my business etc is messing with you ... take a closer look at the why of that... and maybe its time you stepped over to try something new, or bigger or risky... or tricky or brave.
Over the coming months I'll share more about some of the people in my life that I admire ... some of them I'm taking classes with this year... for that very reason.. I admire them, and want what they're having... but not in a 'copy exactly' kind of way.. but a ... I'm inspired by them, kind of way!
Truth bombs! Danielle Laporte rocks great info hard!
I had the pleasure of receiving an email (the night before heading off on my little Bali Adventure) from a lovely lady who saw one of my paintings featured in a magazine article... on display in a store window. She set about finding out more. The story goes . . .
Back in 2008 I donated a painting to a Breast Cancer Research fund raising event in Mooloolaba, Qld, Australia... little did I know that an admirer of my work won the auction by phone from Singapore. So my painting set off on its own journey across the sea to it's new home... then in March of this year that very home was featured in expatliving.sg/online-magazine I had no idea of this until I received an enquiry from the lovely lady who passed by the picture in a store in Singapore. I emailed the magazine and they have generously provided the pdf of the article so I may feature it on my website. What an amazing gift to me to see the circle of love that came around due to my giving of this painting.
You can see the article here.
Warm fuzzy wishes,
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