I was really surprised when I saw who said the above quote. I thought it was Frank Sinatra because of his song My Way but it doesn't matter who said it, it was the perfect quote for me to see this morning.
Someone asked me if I find the quote first and then the picture or select the picture and find a quote to go with it. There really isn't any special way that I choose what goes with what. Today it was interesting how the combination came together. I really like the above painting. To me it looks like the ocean (which was my intention). I know it is very loosely painted and is open to interpretation which I think is fine. I love when people see all different things in my work. As long as it touches them in some way, I am happy. So when my husband, who likes very realistic work, didn't see anything, I was disappointed. I began to doubt myself which we all do from time to time. I began to wonder whether I really should put this painting up on my blog today. So I closed the blog, had a cup of coffee, and came back. When I went to my Weebly site the quote that appeared was the one above. "I found out there weren't too many limitations if I did it my way." What a perfect quote for me to see today. I realized that if I don't post my painting I am limiting myself. If I don't share my painting, someone who might enjoy it or be insired by it, won't get to see it. So I decided to do it my way and share.
I know that I can't paint like anyone else. I know that I can't please everyone and it's really hard if you try. But knowing something and putting it into practice can be two different things. I am pretty good about doing things my way although I am also known to be a people pleaser. So the next time I start to put limitations on myself, I am going to step back and ask myself is is this how you want to paint or write or exercise, etc. How do you want to do it? I am pretty sure the answer will be loud and strong, "I am going to do it my way." Won't you join me this week in living life your way?
Remember: When you share your talent and dreams with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin.
Ginny, certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach