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Several hours on this painting again today and still the man's face and head look redonkulous. nope.. can't even share it. I'm having some fun though.. pouring lots of love into this painting.. it's like a gift to my marriage.. which may sound weird.. but all the love I pour into other paintings.. they're most bound for another location.. but this one.. if/when I ever finish it to a point i love it all… can hang in my house :) I mean.. who else is going to want a Chagall like tribute.. that includes a star ship enterprise.. and until a few hours ago.. a giant tea pot, tea cups and a large colourful chicken on that tea table.. GRRR.. see.. I painted over that chicken as it 'wasn't quite right' .. but (^(%(*&*( it.. sometimes I want to keep the .. not quite right.. interesting.. my fingers just typed that without me filtering … hmmm.. curious. Ok.. note to self… I have permission to put whatever the hell I want into this painting because it's for meeee.
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!
A couple of days ago I had the absolute pleasure of hearing how a little girl of just 9 years old loves my paintings, because they make her feel happy. Emalisse has some very serious health challenges in her life and she and her Mum have to be ever so courageous to get through all that goes with that. I loved her painting so much I've put it on my kindness page for keeps... but I wanted to make a little blog post in her honour as well.her Aunt said to me "Not bad for a little autistic girl with good vision in only one eye. Thank you for filling her with joy through your beautiful work Denise"
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“There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.”