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Life, Love, Art, Heart Failure and Assorted Ramblings: Nobody Ever Told ME

Life, Love, Art, Heart Failure and Assorted Ramblings: Nobody Ever Told ME | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it

OK world...Here I am
60 years old today and nobody ever told me...

Finally I have the strength to tell myself
I do not have to fit in the box.
It is OK that I am not a perfect wife or Mother
It is OK that I am not skinny
It is OK that I am not pretty
It is OK if I am not liked by everyone
It is OK that I am just me...
It is more than OK 
It is a good thing

Finally I have the strength to say
I am good just the way I am.
No more rules! Just me being happy, and filled with love.
Happy Birthday me!


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Life, Love, Art, Heart Failure and Assorted Ramblings: I Need Art

Life, Love, Art, Heart Failure and Assorted Ramblings: I Need Art | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
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I miss the hours and days spent in the studio. The craving to create, even create bad work. I am feeling like I have forsaken who and what I am in pursuit of what others have expected and honored. It was an accomplishment, it kept me from focusing on what I could not do, but when it was done, there was no tangible evidence of my involvement.
 No color, no shape, no texture….
no emotionTime to go back into the studio, I need the physical proof that
I am alive and feeling!I need art!
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one voice...

one voice... | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
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It is just one small voice,  one life, one story, but when I talk  about it, it has more energy, more strength and more competencethan I could have ever imagined.
One voice that never has and never will have a single focus.One voice that is often loud and unsophisticated but always passionate.One voice is the only thing I have that is truly mine, it cannot be taken away from me unless I give my permission.  I do not!  One voice the only real method I have to show the world who and what I am.
I do not want to be ashamed of  being seen and heard....(wow....that is a big one!) it is my one voice, are you listening?
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Bubble Toes!

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Snausage toes ….is what I call my ugly, swollen, fat feet days.  But today I am letting the my music give me a different perspective! Bubble Toes.  Yea, that is the ticket…. me and my Bubbley Toes we are dancing this morning!                                                                                

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Happy... Lesson #1

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Happy is the feeling I love. It is the place I want to be.  But, it is also the one thing I regularly and voluntarily give away.Why do I do that? 
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It is dark in here!

It is dark in here! | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
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It is time for me to quit hiding in their boxes, it is really dark in there!

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Beautiful?

Beautiful? | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
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I “feel” most beautiful, when I am confident, when I am happy, when I am creating, doing something that is kind and compassionate and loving; something that doesn’t necessarily have to do with my appearance. At the end of the day, it’s not anyone else’s responsibility to make me feel beautiful; it’s mine.

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The First Step to Curating Your Art

The First Step to Curating Your Art | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
Let’s face it. Artists are terrible at curating their own work.
There’s no way you can be objective. You love everything, you hate everything, you want to show everything you have, or you don’t want to show anything at all.
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Arts Business Institute | Top 5 Traits of Successful Artists

Arts Business Institute | Top 5 Traits of Successful Artists | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
Common characteristics of artists who are successful - what they know about their business, how to market and sell.
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How to Sell Without Selling

How to Sell Without Selling | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it

"Simply created the conditions that allowed us to buy (which some people, I know, will think is really just a clever form of selling, but it wasn't.)"

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Nurture Your Creative Life: Making Time and Space

Nurture Your Creative Life: Making Time and Space | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it

10 tips to find the time, energy, and space for your creative life.


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How Cartoons Can Jolt You Into Being Creative « thoughtsontheatre

How Cartoons Can Jolt You Into Being Creative « thoughtsontheatre | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
But his drawings on the back of business cards are more than just doodles – they are miniature keys to personal creativity. His novel idea got noticed and before long, he put together a book entitled “Ignore Everybody” with his ...

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Artist's Way Group 2012

Artist's Way Group 2012 | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
The Artist's Way Group at Casselberry Art House and more to come!
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Life, Love, Art, Heart Failure and Assorted Ramblings: Blood Moon

Life, Love, Art, Heart Failure and Assorted Ramblings: Blood Moon | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
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mmmmmm…..Sat outside early this morning and literally soaked this spectacle in. Am not sure why I am so attracted and influenced by full moons, but I am and this one was truly amazing. It seems like some of my most memorable life events, both good and bad have been attached to full moons. Do not know if that is by accident or design, it just is. From a science/spiritual point of view, a full moon is carrying, without interruption all of the energy from the sun. Ocean tides are the evidence of how significant this energy is.

It pulls my heart, too…in the most significant ways, it pulls my heart.

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My little world....

My little world.... | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
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My little world is creative, exposed, different and unique.  Some get it, some do not.  I want my little world to be the place where I am not afraid to admit that I want to be heard, seen and.....loved.

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Feeling Alright!

Feeling Alright! | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
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After so many years and so much hurt, no matter how hard it is, or how much it hurts I get through it.  I wake up in the morning and make coffee. I am feeling alright!  Obeying the cliche'.... Life goes on… The pain  hurts but it teaches.  The pain makes me strong, and I build another wall to protect myself. Then I wonder…..are the walls keeping new pain out or are they holding the old pain in?
Does it matter?  I am feeling alright.
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Feel Something

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Art always makes me feel something and that in itself is beautiful!
She doesn't look nice, She looks like art, and I hope she makes you feel something!

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Already feeling naked!

Already feeling naked! | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
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Are you eff-ing kidding me? As if vulnerable is not horrifying enough….

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The answers are staring at me!

The answers are staring at me! | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
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While sitting in my chair contemplating how I was going to accomplish this, I looked up and the answers are staring at me!

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Build Your Artist Network

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Why do Artists Need a Network?
 
 
Because often it is who you know that can help you succeed rather than what you know. Talent is wonderful, but it does not open doors like good connections can.
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How Do I Start Selling Art?

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Artist or Business Person - Can They Be One? | Art Marketing Secrets

Artist or Business Person - Can They Be One? | Art Marketing Secrets | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
Can a great artist be a successful business person? We write a lot about combining the two to create and sell great art. But is this realistic?
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Creativity Killers

Creativity Killers | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
We want your creativity to flourish. We want you to think like a child and let your mind wander. Unfortunately, aspects of our society and culture advise you to think otherwise. Standard education readies people for traditional jobs and careers.

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Pop Up Pianos

Pop Up Pianos | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
The Artist Way participate in a group project to paint a baby grand piano, Woa! That will be more fun than coloring on the wall!
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Five Creativity Exercises to Find Your Passion

Five Creativity Exercises to Find Your Passion | life, love, art, heart failure and assorted ramblings | Scoop.it
Want to start a business, but not sure what to pursue? Here's how to discover what you love.
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