Sam, not only tres handsome but kind, gentle & an all-round amazing dog / frosty miniature landscape / near the crescent beach / the beauty of fresh frosty snow flakes / pink mini rose ++ Oliver / hydrangea / Virgil & Oliver chillaxin' with vintage fleurs / rose hips / more snowy lands / hydrangea / red geranium - sigh / Samuel & Winnie Dixon in the back yard / closer to the beach / green ! spruce !
The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.
Barbara De Angelis
Being you, being true to you or I in my case being me, liking me, loving me, growing me & truly being my authentic self in every sense is the dance I'm learning. Most days it's a slow dance. I work in an extremely competitive world - filled with amazingly talented artists, illustrators & designers. To try and find your own creative voice in this vast sea is one thing and then to nurture and grow that voice is really the main event. It's easy to become lost, it's easy to compare and feel envious or unsure that you are indeed doing the "right" thing. I've spent the morning listening (& watching sometimes) this amazing series of short videos about Jonathan Adler's life, loves & inspirations - he is completely his own wacky, wonderful authentic and very successful self. The message I keep getting loud and clear is to be you, to be me, to trust yourself, go wild, dare, leap, jump & dance, dance, dance. I have to continually remind myself that it's OK to be me but ya know it's getting so much easier & that feels freakin' fantastic.
Go ahead … be you !