Monday, October 24, 2011

That Day Came


Have you even stopped yourself from moving past a certain point in something?  Possibly afraid of where you may end up?  I have for a very long time.  Afraid to make things because they may not turn out well.  Afraid to step past my comfort zone in order to improve and learn more about myself and my work.  Afraid to share some things because others may consider it ugly, immature, unworthy, or just plain not good enough.

"And the day come when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"

I read this quote by Anais Nin recently and it took my breath away.  I read it over and over again and I knew that this is exactly where I was.  It hurts too much to not push myself and to not put myself out there.  So now I'm pushing myself more than ever and putting myself out there and crossing my fingers that it's not too painful.

On that same note . . .
This month, I've pushed myself to move past my comfort zones when making things.  Today, I'm pushing past my fears and putting some of my work up for sale this week.  You can find them in my new etsy shop. I will be putting up more as soon as they are ready.

4 comments:

Cynthia Eloise said...

i have a watercolor at home i bought several years ago with this verse on it but didn't realize is was anais nin. i love it. good luck and congrats on venturing into new territory. it's always hard at first selling your art, you'll be surprised at how much positive reinforcement there is out in blogland.

Vee said...

Thank you so much for the encouragement, Cynthia!

Linda said...

This quote speaks to me too. It is so hard sometimes just to do it. Good luck with your new Etsy shop.

Vee said...

Thanks, Linda! Good seeing you!