Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I've been bad about posting this week. The time change and beautiful weather has allowed for nice evening walks and kept me away from the computer. The winter is slowly coming to an end. I am so excited to dig in the dirt, and start seeds. I am also nervous because I start graduate school in June. I work all of the time, but worry that I will have nothing to show. I wonder is there a time when confidence will come. Is confidence earned, discovered, or just born???
Or is it just fleeting?


  1. can understand the nerves, but your work is so great and hopefully you'll find a groove once you start there.
    happy spring :)

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  3. I really, really like the the drawing of the hands holding the bird!

    As far is confidence, I think too often we judge ourselves way too harshly or worse through what we think other people see... That's a tricky one to avoid and a definite confidence stifler .

    I like this one quote... it seems to sum it all up for me anyway-
    Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there. ~Henry Miller


    So just keep drawing and painting your truth and don't look back or think twice ... so much is happening, really!

  4. These drawings are gorgeous, my favorite is the second one from the top. Confidence is a fragile thing i think, it comes and goes. by going it keeps us on our toes and when comming it gives us a happy feeling that is pure and overwhelming. But without going away again you can't feel it's happy side when it decides to come back to you.

    May i ask what kind of school is graduate school? I live in holland so we have a different school system here.

  5. Thank you Belinda!
    Gina that is so what I needed, a beautiful quote. I must stop listening so intently to the voices around me so that I can really pay attention to the whispers that are coming from deep within. I am going to hang this in my studio, thanks Gina and Henry!
    Thank you leilaloo! Graduate school is where I will go to get my masters in fine art. It is where one goes after getting their bachelors degree. Does that make sense?

  6. Confidence is like a light. You just need to find it in the tunnel.
    Your work has a safe place Aris.

    What a great poem by Henry Miller!

  7. Oh please have confidence! Your work is so beautiful and I am so admiring every time I visit you! You will be fine!
    I really love that drawing of the hands holding the bird too.