March 3, 2010

Janine's giveaway! Plus some awesome words

Hey, I want to win that pretty giveaway Janine is having! I posted on twitter too, but whatever you do, don't stand in my way ok?? MiNe!!LoL :oP

...Now, I want to share with you an awesome words from Gary Reef I read this morning:

Sustaining Passion
I think the biggest key to success as an artist is learning to sustain your passion.
It is really difficult to juggle life as well as having an art career because usually
the art career gives way. So the question is, can you have both? Can you be a
successful artist whilst holding the family and all of those responsibilities together?

Well the answer is YES, but it does take some time management skills, but even more
importantly it takes really WANTING it. Nothing ever comes easy, and those who say so,
live in big fat fairy land.

The key is all about sustaining that passion you have, to focus every spare moment on
creating and getting it out there for the world to see. ‘Think less do more’ is
a mantra I say constantly because thinking about it won’t make it happen!
Those people who make it HAPPEN might not necessarily be the best artists, but they have that
passion and nonstop drive to succeed. So if you’re really passionate about art
and I mean REALLY passionate, then you will succeed because the universe (call
it God) opens doors for those who are really dedicated. Because I really
believe that if you follow your passion and your heart doors open up to support
that. BUT...

We are constantly tested to see how passionate we really are. You know when that
gallery knocks you back because you don’t have an art degree, or you’re the only
member of the art society who does abstract work or you live in a small country
town in the middle of Hicksville or you don’t get selected to exhibit...look at
it all as a test!

Many people will give up and I will be the first to admit I have

been so disheartened on occasions like that, but don’t take the easy road.
Success doesn’t happen overnight, it takes lots of hard work and many
rejections...keep burning that passion like a candle. Keep it alive, protect it
and you will find that eventually you will see results.
Stay strong, determined and focused and never give up!"

................Wow! wasn't that inspiring??? :oD

And to close this post: say goodbye to fumes... say goodbye to cleaning your paint brushes!!
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  1. Hi Alaya, that was a great post and yes, very inspiering and cheering words.
    Thank you for posting about my giveaway too.
    Good luck and good night

  2. Hi Martha. That sure was an inspiring post. Hope your week is going good and have a great rest of the week. I did go to Janine's yesterday. Thx for the inspiration. Take care.

  3. Hi Buddy,
    you are the lucky winner of my giveaway.
    Give me your adress (of cause I won´t make it public) and then you´ll recive post from germany
    Have a great sunday


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