Monday, November 17, 2008

11-17-08 Monday afternoon reflections . . .

I am sitting here today with the sound of birds chirping outside, the dryer running in the background and the shadows of the afternoon sun playing on the dining room wall. I am posting pictures of a couple of little journals I made because last week I had some good fortune. I was accepted to sell my journals at a new art gallery here in Southern Calif called Artists by the Sea in Cardiff. I made these journals a couple of years ago, and I just love them. I love the long narrow shapes, perfect for use as a gratitude journal, or for writing your favorite quotes. I make them with a variety of papers, paints and encaustic wax. I am excited the gallery accepted them and am happy I get to make more of them. My good fortune did not end there, I was privately commissioned to make a couple of PMC pieces, also.
So I was thinking today about the idea of where my thinking comes from. Is my heart in a place of abundance, or is it coming from a place of lack? Do I see the blessings of doors that open before me and walk through them with excitement and expectation, or do I stand back and hesitate, letting fear and doubt keep me on this side as I watch those doors close before me? These are all choices I get to make, and the choices I make will determine the flavor of my life. I have to admit I am a lover of vanilla, but sometimes I have to go out there and have the "death by chocolate"! I wish you your favorite flavor today . . .


Fanciful Expressions said...

Oh Deborah,
I'm so happy for you.The journals look gorgeous.Have fun making more.Are you going to share the PMC pieces with us before you send them out?
You're a fine person,and wonderful artist.

Tamsie said...

I think these books are so very cool. I hope they fly off the shelves for tons of money!
In these economic times, I keep reminding myself to STAY IN THE MOMENT. One foot in front of the other.
Thanks for the post. It always makes payroll so much more fun.

On a Whimsey said...

Thanks for sharing! Wonderful little journals and well done!

MJ Alexander said...

Deborah -

What beautiful journals - I am so happy for you that you will be able to share them with others through the gallery - well done!

I can really relate to your thought process on where your ideas come from. What I can tell you is that, with the beauty you create, you are the artist that shares your abundance, runs joyfully through the open doors, and definitely are the "chocolate" woman, even if you do like the vanilla now and again.

You are a blessing!

:-) Molly

wrod21 said...

Deborah - we are so happy to have your journals in the gallery! They are a beautiful are you : )