I wish you all a peaceful heart and many sightings …….. Namaste ~ ♥ Tara
The day after Canada Day I had ended up leaving this watercolour card at Tim Hortons as a small token of appreciation for my favorite barista "Jennifer". She happened to be away on a well deserved vacation. You see this lady who serves me c.offee every morning radiates happiness. Every single morning she greets me with a huge smile & some form of compliment.... "You are beautiful....Love your hair....Love your smile....Love your glasses..... ect". On the days that I have felt cranky or bad about myself in any way, her warm greeting has always lifted my spirits. On the days that I am starting my day excited and happy she fuels further positivity for me as I start my day. Essentially, Jennifer's happiness and positivity is INFECTIOUS!
Today she was back from her vacation and she greeted me with "I love you! I missed you. You rock!"
A little bold to tell a stranger that you love them one may think?
Maybe......but....I admire her ability to be so open hearted. The world needs more Jennifers!
♥ You are an artist. You were born to create. Your paintings are already inside you waiting to be born through you. SET THEM FREE.
♥ There are no mistakes. Anything can be transformed at any moment.
♥ Be PATIENT with yourself and as your paintings emerge. Don’t rush the process.
♥ Be witness to your thoughts, actions, and patterns.
♥ Witnessing creates space for transformation.
♥ YOUR THOUGHTS CREATE YOUR LIFE. Choose your thoughts wisely.
♥ Be gentle on yourself (and others).
♥ LET GO of preconceived ideas. Having expectations will only get in your way.
♥ BE OPEN to all possibilities…all the time.
♥ Listen to your intuition. Go with your gut. TRUST YOURSELF completely.
♥ Be a brave explorer. Embrace the process of discovery along the way.
♥ You don’t need to know what will happen next. In fact, it’s better if you don’t.
♥ Respond to what is happening in the present moment. It’s all a conversation.
♥ Be spontaneous. IMPROVISE!
♥ Ask yourself, “What is working?”.... “What do I enjoy doing?” .... "Is this making my heart happy?"
‘♥ What is working’ is your entry point. Every moment is a new starting point.
♥ There comes a time when you need to commit to something, anything. Commit to NOW.
♥ Make bold commitments + follow through. You can always change your mind.
♥ Keep your brush, fingers or palette knife moving. Follow your heart. You know what to do.
♥ Don’t be afraid to go overboard. You can simplify at any time.
♥ This is not a linear process from chaos to order. SPIRAL in and out instead.
♥ BE FLEXIBLE. Be open to the unexpected. Surprise yourself.
♥ If you don’t like your painting, you have nothing to loose. Be bold!
♥ Remember to do things that scare you or feel “crazy.” Be brave! You are much stronger than you think.
♥ Step out of your comfort zone…again and again and again.
♥ Allow your process to be SEEN. Let go of “perfection.”
♥ Embrace your vulnerability. This is YOU at your most raw and real. It is a gift. Cherish it.
♥ Loosen up, have fun, be playful. Don’t take yourself or others too seriously.
♥ The process is much more important than the product.
♥ Getting “stuck” is part of the process + often leads to great breakthroughs. It is all learning.
♥ Don’t indulge in your stuck-ness. Move on through to the other side and trust that there is always another side.
♥ Your most valuable techniques are what come most naturally to you.
♥ Only YOU can paint like you. Your heartfelt creations are a gift to the world and to yourself. Always present yourself and your art to the world as a cherished gift.
"Flowers For Edna"
I decided to memorialize the watercolour by putting it into an insert for a deacons bench that I was refurnishing.
Hi there! My name is Tara Dickson and WELCOME to girlwiththecurl ART Blog. I am a self-taught artist who lives in Waterloo, ON, Canada. I believe that art can unite hearts, feed souls and stir minds to new heights. Join me in my journey. My hope is that my art will inspire your heart.