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Monday, June 03, 2013

Embrace Your Limitations-and Winner of my Giveaway

 Good Monday Morning!

I hope everyone is well rested and ready for a beautiful week ahead, our first full week of June! It hardly seems possible we are hitting the halfway mark of 2013!  
With each passing day, time flies faster than the one before and each year melds into the next in a blink of an eye. 
I think acknowledging this and making the most of each and every day is so important. I know you all know that, but until something sneaks up on you or a life changing event happens, we often forget to make the most of every day and every moment we have with our loved ones.

We forget to do this with ourselves as well. How often do we do something just because others think we should? 
Granted there are times when we just need to do something  or it's the right thing to do, but how often is it that you put yourself to the wayside or make excuses as to why you can't do it?
 Reading through the comments in my giveaway last week really reconfirmed to me that we often make excuses, let fear override our faith and, and put off what we want for the sake of everyone but ourselves, (Among many other amazing 'aha' moments that were shared")

The winner of  my giveaway,  Mo Wassell had this to say,
 "  my AHA moment... so many... I heard something yesterday from an inspirational speaker - basically, to embrace your limitations. I thought of how I don't have much space to create, and even less time, and I tend to put off even trying. But his advice was to use that to push you as an artist... so I will begin creating small pieces that don't take as long... duh! Who knows from there?"
Congratulations Mo! I love what you had to say, even though it was a random pick of numbers that led me to you...I think the words you chose to share with us really are so important and I'm grateful you shared what you've learned.

Embrace Your Limitations.

Make the most of what you have, when you have it (or where you have it).

No excuses, now go out and do great things in the world. We need you to 'show up'.  Time is ticking as we all know. :)



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Stop on by and check it out....learn tips and tricks to drawing facial features and painting semi stylized semi realistic portraits.  Over 36 videos shared all for one low price.


cardinal said...

congrats MO, I am sooo jealous! Enjoy your goodies!

Leslie Walker Kallen said...

Mo's comment reminded me of a friend of mine who was a stay-at-home dad to his 2 kids. Some days he only had 5 mins to paint or could only do 1 line, but he did what he could and created some wonderful works that grace many walls in various places.

Jean said...

Love your work over at Papercrafters Library! I am a new follower!