Monday, January 18, 2016

Creative Heart Monday "Determination"

Happy Monday!

A couple weeks ago, a very close friend of mine suffered a severe stroke.  Friends and family
were taken aback because he was the "picture of health"....non-smoker, non-drinker, non-drugger,
extremely active...the list goes on.  At first, his prognosis, honestly, didn't look that great.  But......he looks better everyday and is making miraculous progress.

It reminds one that:  1.  Life is fragile.  2.  There aren't any guarantees, and 3.  Determination is everything.

Determination to not let the very hardest of times get the better of you.  It's so, freaking, easy to give feel sorry for ourselves.  Sometimes that "pity party" can really feel good, but it never lasts. The feeling that we get from doing something that everyone told us we couldn't do (or that we told ourselves we couldn't do) lasts a long, long, time.

I know that a lot of this sounds cliche, but, even though we've heard it a million times, it doesn't make it any less true.

So, this piece is for my friend and for anyone else out there going through a, really, difficult time - be DETERMINED!

List of Supplies:

11"X 14" wooden panel
Bob Ross Black Gesso
Miscellaneous papers
Liquitex White Gesso
Golden Titan Buff
Liquitex Light Blue Permanent
Liquitex Matte Medium
Charcoal pencil
Stazon Black Ink
Alphabet Stamps
Rub-on keys
Workable Fixative

Last minute thought - #10 on my List of Plans for 2016 - "Get My Mind Right".  Determination is an important part of getting your mind right.  Note to Self - Move #10 to #1.



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