If you read my post on January 2nd - you saw that I started a journal for 2011. My theme: the me I want to be in 2011 - the me I AM only better... so how is it going??? An update:
For me, queen of procrastination, I think I am moving in a good direction!!! Wow, am I really complimenting myself - why yes I am!!! Oh yes, and as I said last week I am calling myself an artist. A bold statement but I have to start somewhere. When I was in Key West with Sanford Birdsey - she told me that I must first respect myself then respect my art - regardless of what level I thought I was at or type of art - I had to first respect myself. This made me think of the year 2000 when I was training for my first (and only full) marathon. I had finally gotten up to a 10 mile run - man if I can do this I can do anything!!! Yep, a week later my youngest son and I were in a pretty bad car accident. My knees were bashed into the steering column - swollen - black and blue - painful for weeks - I also fractured my shoulder. After a week of boo-hoo I wrapped my knees - put my sling on - wrapped it tight to my torso - and went down to the middle schools track! I walked - lap after limping lap. A couple weeks went by and I slowly trotted lap after lap. I was there one day and a "real" runner was doing speedy lap after speedy lap. I was on the inside lane so when I would hear him coming I would move to the outside so that he could maintain his pace. When he finished he ran up to me and thanked me for moving over. I replied, well YOU are a REAL runner so the lane should be yours. His reply to me, "how many people do you see out here, me and YOU, YOU are a REAL RUNNER. It is not how fast you go, it is that you are out here! Keep going you have a steady stride!" And he ran off into the sunset as they say. What a liberating moment!
How does this relate to my art??? Check out Kelly Rae Roberts e-course and you will see that she is extending the same motivation and inspiration to call me out as an artist - how many people are putting brush to paper??? Yes, I am an artist and proud of my progress into 2011
and by the way... I did complete the 26.2 mile run in Tampa, FL December 2000 - no I haven't done a full marathon since but several 1/2 marathons - currently the damage from that accident has my knees not liking to trot so we are walking and biking - still trying to get back into the run!
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