When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”~ Paul Coelho

"Some Mad Hope..."
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Jane Harrison

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator
My art is a reflection of my effort to recognize and embrace the beauty in the world around me, even when it seems most difficult to find. Contact me at judiharz@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com

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"Most of us have two lives- the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."Steven Pressfield

"The greatest freedoms are freedom from regret, freedom from fear, freedom from anxiety, and freedom from sorrow."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Progress and Strength

I haven't painted in nearly 2 weeks. One week was devoted to show preparations at SVA and than this past week was gladly spent at home with family and friends. A visiting artist this summer talked to me about the power of "focus." I tend to lose it easily but intend to make a concerted effort today to remain "on task."
Last night at an art opening, my conversations with other artists seemed to address the recurring idea that we must believe in ourselves and be aware of our individual strengths in order to progress.
Today I will paint and progress.

Musical inspiration of the morning:
Dave Matthews The Dreaming Tree
Jason Mraz Song For A Friend
Jason Mraz Sleeping to Dream

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