Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Reinvent-tage Retreat Day 11

Today's Intention...Paint with Passion...

For years my business signature has been - Paint with Passion!...in my book, "Do What You Love, Love What You Do," passion is the prevailing theme that runs throughout...without passion a person can not succeed for the long term...


What do you see in the above photo?...I see a life-time supply of dry pigment to create a beautiful terra cotta colored paint...it is my passion that caused me to collect several bags full of this beautiful earth when I was in North Carolina in August...it is also my passion that lead this pile of earth to inspire me to create a class about paint making with natural sources...

I advise the artists I counsel to discover their passion and follow it with wild abandon...surrender to the power of their passion...without expectations or the need to please others...

My favorite artists, the impressionists, had not much more than passion when they began...that passion compelled them to create art, prolifically...in spite of rejection, criticism, and great financial hardships...the impressionists found inspiration and strength in the power of ceaseless, passionate painting...they painted every day and most became masters...

It is my passion to create that will carry me through rejection, criticism, and financial hardships...I do not need to concern myself with the opinion of others about my work...I can paint boldly and with confidence...listening only to my inner wisdom and divine guidance...I need to take my own advice, and make art...as much art as I can...as often as I can...until...


See post here for your invitation to join the Reinvent-tage Retreat...and to see how the process works...

15 comments:

LMS(oceandreamer) said...

Oh my goodness how behind I am here...I did not want any more time to go by so I'm stopping to leave a little love on your doorstep. I will have to take some time to catch up on all your wisdom!
XOXOX
Lisa

She Who Flies said...

So so true!!! I know that when my life feels a bit off kilter, it is always (but thankfully not too often) because "duty", work etc. have pushed my passion aside. Honoring my passion back to the centre of my life is always followed by flow, harmony, deep connection and joy. There is no other good way to live, is there? Passion is the sugar, salt and spice of life.

see you there! said...

The class about paint making with natural sources sound fascinating. I'd love to be able to explore this with you.

Darla

Nunnie's Attic said...

I love passion. Not just the love kind (but that's really the best isn't it?) But, passion in cooking, parenting, art, blogging. Without passion life is like stale white bread.

Love,
Julie

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I've heard (read) Paris Breakfasts talk about these natural pigments. I guess it is kind of like how basket makers use these dyes for their reeds.

e. beck said...

i know i have divine guidance .... i'm not so sure about inner wisdom ... ha! .... and if it there, i'm afraid i might be neglecting it ... i will work on recognizing it now that you've told me!!

The Fairy Godmother said...

Your passion shines through your writing.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

A lovely post and your art is so beautiful.

Our minds cannot be in control of worries of other's influences when we create. Our heart leads our spirit, our spirit leads our minds.

Your blog is beautiful Rebecca!!

Becky in California

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

A lovely post and your art is so beautiful.

Our minds cannot be in control of worries of other's influences when we create. Our heart leads our spirit, our spirit leads our minds.

Your blog is beautiful Rebecca!!

Becky in California

Counting Your Blessings said...

I love the color of that "earth"! I don't think I would've seen it as pigment though. My mind would've gone right past that... probably to, "don't let the kids run in it" =) Blessings... Polly (p.s. Your angel in the last post is beautiful. Oh, and I think you're right - just do your art everyday and that is indeed how the masters became masters. The same is true with our ability to understand the Bible.)

suzi finer said...

It looks like a mound of cake mix; just add water and stir!
love.

Leslie said...

Like Lisa, I need to do some catching up! But pausing to let you know how awesome it all is!

xo

Pam Aries said...

What I need is PASSION. I haven't felt a passion for art in a very long time. THank you for this post!

tlc illustration said...

What a lot of good things - passion, natural art sources, piles of earth in one's front yard... (I happen to have a pile of manure waiting to be spread in my beds as I prep them for winter. To me, it is a beautiful thing! My husband has other thoughts about it... :-)

paris parfait said...

Oh I can truly identify with your last paragraph, in particular. We have to listen to our hearts to accomplish anything and tune out the naysayers - most of whom are either jealous or poorly-informed. :) Hope you have a great weekend ahead! Yes, keep painting your passion! xo

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