Thursday, June 28, 2012

becoming Brave HeARTed

At etsy where i have my little online shop, there is a new feature they'd like us to incorporate, called "about" (link goes to my "about" page). In this section we're to write what makes us tick, or how we make our creations. 

Despite my anguish about having to put down my philosophy, the exercise really was good for me. It forced me to seriously think about why i create. I thought of two artists that i admire and their outlooks. One, Russ Potak, said to "paint with abandon". Another, Kim Collister, a "sister" via Inspiration Avenue, talks about being brave and fearless. 


 I am trying to be brave enough to listen  to the voice that's deep inside trying to get out, not to hold back and be safe. Little by little, more and more, I've been listening to that voice and as i do i see my art getting more expressive, bolder and more abstract!

Andachten ~ Devotions

 I'm not sure where this heart is taking me on my artistic journey, but i hope to be brave and fearless on it!


  1. You can do it! Whatever 'it' becomes. If you would like to join me at my blog on Sunday I will be having a linky party.


    1. Thanks so much for your encouragement Mohala! I've just been to your blog and congrats on having your art in an art show!! :D how terrific!!

  2. You're so incredible Diane. What you're producing is just wonderfully expressive. I can feel your passion for it, the artwork expresses your heart beautifully. Now, tell me how you did that!!! That's what I'm trying to get to.
    hugs my friend,

    1. Oh dear Jenn, i can always count on you to be encouraging and supportive!! :D I have no idea as to what i'm doing, i just hope i can keep doing it!!!
      Big Hugs!!

  3. what a thoughtful and honest post. i can certainly relate to that little voice inside. i think you did a great job on your "about" page! and your piece called courage is beautiful! thanks for sharing this.

    1. Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for stopping by & taking the time leave your very encouraging thoughts! Oh, I've been to your blog, it's terrific & i'm now following it! And keep us posted on your bathroom makeover :D


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