Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall Fearless - Fly High


Artists in blogland made me think about the future with their challenge.

 

 


Headline Prompt:  Inventing the Future:  Where do you want to be 5, 10, 15 years from now.  What's holding you back?  What's propelling you forward?  What do you need to do or stop doing to create your future?
Color Prompt:  Warm colors (reds, oranges, pinks, yellows)
Quote Prompt:  "The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."  Abraham Lincoln

To write about the future, I needed to consider how I spent the last couple of years. 

After quitting my unbearably stagnant job, I took care of my dying mother.  Dealing with death, a period of unemployment and other upheavals in life made me start blogging. 

Blogging led me to painting in my art journal regularly. 

I realized I totally enjoyed expressing myself through my art and writing. The kind, fellow bloggers who welcomed me literally gave me a new breath of life.

Looking ahead, at times, I see horizons that merge into a soft blur,

yet, there is enough light to let me see that five years from now,

I see more peace, light, strength and joy in my life. 

I see myself as an artist, a writer - shedding my unnecessary diffidence. I see myself with the self-satisfaction of doing what I love, propelled forward by my passion for art, self-expression. 

 

 

A quiet moment of contemplation is what we need to approach Future. A moment by myself helps me put things in perspective and the future then approaches quietly, a day at a time, hopefully taking me towards my dreams!

 

a moment of quiet contemplation...

 

 

  
I would like to add this quote that I found very meaningful,

“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. 

All they show is limitation. 

Look with your understanding. 

Find out what you already know and you will see the way to fly.” 

 

Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull.  

  Also, linking up with all the lovely artists on  Art Journal Everyday and Paint Party Friday.

 

18 comments:

  1. A Very introspective spread. She looks very peaceful. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. What a beautiful post. Your lady is just gorgeous. The future you see for yourself is indeed beautiful and nourishing. Thank you for joining FF&F!

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  3. As I read your post I could feel your strength growing and lifting you up to your dreams! So glad you joined us for Fall Fearless and Fly!

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  4. Wow. What a beautiful work! And i love the quote too

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  5. Beautiful and spiritual spread, love it. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  6. Lovely work for both PPF and FF&F!

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  7. Loevly post and your spread of your resting/ dreaming woman is beautiful!! Happy PPF, AJED and Fall Fearless!

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  8. This is so soothing to me, it looks like she is snuggled in a beautiful bed, dreaming about the future.

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  9. the words and painting work so perfectly together... great post... xx

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  10. A peaceful and lovely beauty you have made here! :)

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  11. I love this post..it was a touching read..you did a great job expressing how you feel through your piece..It's really soothing and speaks of hope and solace..

    Duaa

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  12. Deep and passionate! Your words married with the painting portray a quiet awakening! Life can be hard but we find new gifts to fill the voids!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  13. Lovely post and beautiful page, so serene and meditative. HPPF!

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  14. Inspiring words to go with a wonderful journal spread! Wishing you lots of peace and love. ♥ HPPF!

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  15. Thank you for your visit and comment!
    Ana

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  16. Wonderful post and a beautiful portrait of quiet contemplation.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  17. Thank you everyone for taking time to visit me! I really appreciate your comments and suggestions. The encouragement I have got from all of you has been a great! I really benefited from this chance for introspection.

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  18. A very beautiful girl, pages and sentiment!

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I am always happy when you comment. It gives me the push to go on painting, writing. Thank you so much!