Thursday, January 24, 2013

Note to Self...

Just a Little Piece of My World...
I find that I change my studio space quite often.  I may add somethings here and there.  I may take somethings away.  It's my creative space and I love spending my time in there making it just the way  I want it.  It's funny though, sometimes when I share my world with people I personally know, they find it a bit "over the top."  They say things like "Wow, you have a lot of stuff!" or  "Why do you need that?" or "You have so much, you should never be sad." and "You create what?" and the statements and questions go on from there.  If I listened close...which most times I don't, I can hear the negative undertones not directly spoken out and I think to myself..."Self, keep doing YOU!" then I continue forward.
I actually think that to myself even when I don't listen to the comments that try to discourage me or lead me into a place I don't want to be in....smiles... 
I truly believe that you have to focus on the positive things in your life and allow those things to shine.  I truly believe that the negative things can serve as motivators if you put them in perspective.  The devil comes but to steal and destroy...but God comes so that we can have life and have life abundantly...I love that God loves me and created the gifts that are within me.
We all have gifts and callings...we all have talents that are uniquely our own...just like our fingerprints.  My motto...?
Note to Self..."Do YOU..."
And when you do...
No one...no not no one can alter your path to Greatness.
And How is Greatness measured you may ask...?
Greatness is measured by the JOY that sprung up in your heart...as you whistled while you worked and created a masterpiece all your own....
so...
Be it cleaning your studio or making your art...
It's all YOU!
And YOU being YOU is pretty darn Awesome!
Love YOU... Mean It!
Do YOU!

14 comments:

annie said...

Amen!
I like your work, keep to it!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Lovey...I absolutely LOVE your studio!!! When you create artwork you have to have a multitude of goodness surrounding you and available to use. I think that folks that don't create, just don't "get" it. I always love seeing glimpses into your beautiful world!!! And you're right...it's always best to just do YOU! hugs and love, Dawn

Marilou Bain said...

Your studio is awesome Lovey, don't listen to anyone, just follow your heart:)
Hugs Marilou

Junibears said...

Lovey your place is awesome! I could lose myself in it and spend hours touching, feeling and loving what you do.
I get similar comments too,'why do you waste time doing that?' 'what's the point?' 'I don't understand, what is it you do?' etc.
Because it makes me happy, I tell them. I'm sorry for those folks who can't understand. They don't know what they're missing!!
Lots of love to you dear Lovey! xx

Lovey said...

And this is why I love meeting fellow bloggers and artists...you guys "get it!" It brings a smile to my heart that we share one heart...

Thistle Cove Farm said...

beautiful studio and I tend to spend too much time re-arranging and not enough time making. I tell myself it's part of the creative process but, I'm beginning to think, it's just part of not getting around to the creative process.

Veronica said...

Love your studio and it makes my heart smile when I see how God has given us all unique gifts. Those gifts are meant to be shared so that they can be a blessing to others. Some may not "get it", but for those of us that do...we are blessed! Keep doing YOU! that's what God made you to do! And thank you for sharing that gift.

Lady Locust said...

I'm with ya! Stuff? What stuff? Treasures! - makes me want to open one of those little drawers or draw my fingers through one of the tassels like we were taught not to do as children. I read a quote that sadly I don't remember who said it, "Don't let someone else dim your light just because it's shining in their eyes." Thanks for sharing.
Smiles,
JoeyLea
http://thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/

Linda said...


Lovey,

I love your studio! Beautiful place for the beautiful work by Lovey!
Hugs from me!
Linda

Wilma said...

Hello Lovey,

Follow you for some time now
and want to say that I love your art so very much !!
And your posts and workspace as well !
I enjoy it when you share YOU!
you are so beautiful and inspiring...

Thank you for everything you share with us.
God gave you your talents !!

Hugs and blessings !

Wilma,
Shabby Royale.

Shell said...

I love your piece of the world that you created in your studio. Small unimaginative minds always want to bring people down. Kudos to you for staying true to yourself and your art.

bobbie said...

I think your space is beautiful! And man ~ do I hear you on the "But what's the point?" questions... Grrrrr!

I scrapbook, but I don't have kids ~ what's the point?

I make ATC's and send them off to people all over the world ~ what's the point?

Most don't get my usual answer ~ because it feeds my soul.
Poor things...

You just keep on creating, Lovey!!

June said...

I DO sweet Lovey! I love that you DO too! You have such a gift and such a beautiful spirit that just shines in your writing and in your art! I think when our friends say things like that to us, they wish that they had the ability to SEE the way we see, but can't because they don't try to see it. I think we are so lucky to be able to have such beauty around us and truly appreciate it and how it enlarges our lives. I thank God everyday for this blessing and I know you do too.
I love you sweet friend!!!

Martina2801 said...

My heart beats faster at the sight of this wonderful space! Here you can relax yourself ...

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