Friday, May 11, 2007

Anais Nin

I really believe in this quote by Anais Nin.
"Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's courage."

In my life, I've been an international flight attendant (in the 70s), a guest on a game show "Hollywood Squares" in 1988 and jumped from an airplane tandem skydiving from 12,000 feet in 1992.---Courageous, in my world. But now, my courageous acts are smaller, but equally meaningful to me. I teach a workshop I've never taught before, I speak in front of a large crowd, star in a DVD teaching my art quilt techniques, submit my art to magazines, and most of all, I try to say 'YES' to challenges and opportunities that interest me.

2 comments:

  1. ..and you left out that you lived in Alaska & Wyoming working for the park systems before that, drove a burgundy convertible sportscar and rode a motorcycle in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the 70s. Fell off a cliff and recovered... and tap danced..

    maybe the dippity do, bobby pins, Beatles albums, and cosmo empowered you early on...or the big-as-life poker playing Clark Gable in your room were inspiration.

    "...the Sun'll come out, Tomorrow ~ bet your bottom dollar that Tomorrow There'll be sun...So ya gotta hang on 'Til tomorrow Come what may ~ Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya Tomorrow! You're always A day A way!" --and you liked musicals too.. Love ya sister.

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  2. Good luck on all your artisit outreaches! It takes so much to market our artistic skills and products!
    I just re-read your article in last month's CPS...I do "cut and "paste" to collect images which later come out in paintings...

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