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!
Several months ago I read a blog post via facebook of a local photographer inviting Women in the community to share their stories of overcoming adversity in their lives. A selection would be chosen and a photo shoot organised culminating in an exhibiton of the photo's at the end. Something about this sparked me into action, I wrote a brief passage of my experience and sent it of to Robeccer at Adori Studios. I received a very warm response and we made a time to meet, I turned up for my shoot some weeks later, not knowing what to expect, just that I was being fitted out by a lovely local boutique for my dress, and borrowed some divine wings from a friend - thank you Johanna.
I won't share the details of the story just now, this will form part of the exhibition, but I am delighted to share a link to Robeccer's blog showing her recent entry into the APPA'S (Australian Professional Photographers Awards) where one of the photo's she took of me and another beautiful forest water-fall shot both won her Silver Awards!! Congratulations Bec!
The exhibition will be held on Friday 12 August at Adori Studios in Mooloolaba.
View Adori Studio's blog here
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