My 800th Post!

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Quote for the day
Above a collage by me!
Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.
~Diogenes Laertius
I have not gotten into a head space where I can do my new job and create art yet…maybe today will be the day. I am itchy to paint.
This is my 800th post!
Isn’t that cool?
I think so.
I made a commitment to myself 3 years ago, to write as often as possible in this blog as an exercise in finding myself and to help my learning process about who, what and why I am here on this earth.
I find that writing helps me to sort things out like nothing else ever has. It gives me a history to look back on and see where I have been, and what I have been able to do and learn…and change as well.
I am pretty proud of myself for this accomplishment,
for this commitment to myself.
I never wrote with the thought that others would read it and I never write to speak to anyone else other than myself. The gravy of this exercise has been that I have made friends and new art patrons along the way. For that bonus gift I am most grateful.
I have learned and changed so much since the beginning of this blog that I feel like a completely different person than when I started.
I was not ever one to keep a diary growing up, I didn’t in those years have much that was good or even sane to write about. I’m not saying that I always do today…but at least I have a more adult perspective on life now…and I can look back and laugh, learn, and discover things that I think will help me to continue to grow as an artist and a human being in the long run.
Here’s to living fully and committing
to a life of change, discovery and treasure hunting.
I am still here…
I am still kicking
I am still growing
I am still learning…
I am still
living my truth.
What are you committing to in your life these days?
I’d love to know.
This is one of my favorite quotes about commitment:
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative and creation. There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen events, meetings and material assistance which
no one could have dreamed would have come their way. “
~ W.H. Murray
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone…
and thank you for being here today.
Now go buy some art!


  1. BlueJude
    March 28, 2007

    And what a BEAUTIFUL 800th post it is!! Hmmm…I guess besides the usual, being comitted to my kids, etc….I am now comitted to trying to make SOME KIND of part-time income from my art. And if it doesn’t happen soon I just might have to be comitted!! lolDon’t worry, you’ll find your balance with work and painting. Be patient. Yes, I know…I must be patient too! lol

  2. HMBT
    March 28, 2007

    Blue Jude…you rock palin and simple…I love you for it. 😉

  3. Cynthia
    March 29, 2007

    Congrats on the 800th post, Heather!!! I love the WH Murray quote too. I just taped a fortune from my cookie the other night into my hard copy journal. I thought it was so perfect, though less eloquently said than Murray’s.”Commitment is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.”

  4. Michael
    March 29, 2007

    good luck with your new job. Keep on painting. Hope your show was a great success. Dad

  5. jchevais
    March 30, 2007

    Congrats on your commitment. I’m sure you’ll find a balance. I haven’t yet, but that’s not anything to go by… :-)Woohoo for 800 posts!


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