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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Buried Treasure

Seth Apter at The Altered Page is hosting a Buried Treasurer event - and having bloggers re-post an entry from the past.  I searched and searched through my early posts, and after what took me far to long, I decided on the following from January 2011.  .... I continue to work at believing and being brave.

Early in January (2011) I choose the word BELIEVE to guide me through the upcoming year. I could believe and stay safely in my comfort zone, but that is not what I want. Instead I want to push myself out of my comfort zone and believe in myself there. Being Brave has become part of my believing mantra. I need to be brave, push myself a bit, and still believe.
AND so bravely, I took the face I had drawn and decided to paint it.
It is a bit different process then what I have done in the past, and I pushed myself forward. I believe that these tiny steps forward will help move me forward with bigger steps that are to come this year. I will continue to be brave and believe - one step at a time.

19 comments:

  1. gorgeous painting! looks wonderful

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  2. This is so beautiful, Kim! Good job and good for you.
    Susan

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  3. I would definitely say it was worth the risk... you did great!

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  4. Oh, shes's lovely! I love that background too!
    ~Kelly

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  5. The book is wonderful...and your art is beautiful! I am going to try to work in an art journal this year! I know....I just need to be brave and start! ♥

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  6. I just discovered your blog tonight from a posting on another blog where I think you won their OWOH prize! I don't even remember what blog because I've been here so long looking at all your amazing art! This is beautiful! Being a true artist is all about taking risks (she says to herself also!) that's how we grow to become better artists. I can't wait to see what else you create on this journey so I'm going to become a follower!

    See you around,
    xoEsther

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  7. Lovely lovely post! I revel is discovering artists who push themselves. Nice work!
    It's nice to discover all the Buried Treasure collaborators - this is my first year participating, and it's so fun to discover new blogs. Love yours!

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  8. A beautiful painting. Thank you so much for sharing it. I am intrigued by the idea of choosing a word or phrase to guide your artistic explorations throughout the year. Something I may have to try.

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog...being brave is a good mantra...I'm using the same for my mountain biking!

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  10. Kim I entered my comment while signed in as my daughter as I'm using her machine just now. Let's try the same under my own name:

    Kim this is beautiful original art as always art friend. I love your message and I'm pulling the 'brave' card out from my sleeve these days as well!! Love this post, *smiles* Norma
    p.s. when I'd re-posted my entry for the 'Buried Treasure' adventure, I took the time to see who had been originally linked as the person who'd inspired me to find the egg I'd made. And lo and behold it was YOU! I am always inspired by your work. xo

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  11. I see bravery in this face!

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  12. Kim, this painting is beautiful! There are many "faces" out there, but I think that yours stands out in the crowd.

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  13. She is beautiful Kim, So glad you finished her and gave her life as art. Congratulations for growing along the way. We all need bravery. Thanks for sharing. kathy

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  14. I really enjoy your work, your style and the artwork on the teabags. I have been experimenting a little and made a stamp and printed some ferns on teabags.
    There is always something beautiful in your work, this painting is just another example of how you achieve something original and so pretty.
    I hope you are feeling much better. Hope summer is being kind in your part of the world. Look forward to seeing what you create next.
    millyx

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  15. she is just beautiful!! I love her nose and the hair alot!!

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