Art and Love from Me to You

first new post!

Okay, I have to admit that I am somewhat nervous with this  new site!  I have been able to make posts for days now, but just haven’t been able to make myself do it!  I am so thrilled with this new website- it fits me and feels right.  But it is a change. I am wondering if all my people will find me here (I’m over here now, friends!  Come over!)  I imagine it will take a few posts before this feels like my new home.  I am still unpacking my bags and settling in.

So, it is excitement mixed with a little fear.  This happens a lot. 

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

I felt a boatload of fear when I was making the painting above.  That painting went through this horrific ugly phase that made me want to run away from it and never finish it.  It was on such a huge canvas that the ugly phase took so long to get through to the other side.  I knew this painting was teaching me what I am ready to learn- to persevere through fear, to trust, to believe in something greater then myself.

On the first Monday of this year, I started a new project that is changing me in more ways than I ever thought possible.  I am doing a gratitude project where I make 100 paintings for 100 people who have touched my life.  I am sharing my stories on the page A Hundred Thank-yous. So essentially, I have two blogs now, both on the same site.  (I just got scared again!)

Thank you for sharing this journey with me.

{ 21 comments… add one }
  • Kelly January 31, 2011

    Lori, It looks fabulous!

  • playcrane January 31, 2011

    Congrat! It looks beautiful.
    Jodi

  • Tracy January 31, 2011

    Congrats Lori – it looks beautiful!

    May you have much joy and success with your new site!

  • Mariel January 31, 2011

    It looks so fresh and uplifting, Lori… congratulations!

  • kolleen January 31, 2011

    IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!

    i love it and i love you!!!!

    i am so excited for all these amazing adventures you are on
    and you inspire me BEYOND!!!

    i would go on any journey with you sister!!

    oxoxoxoxoxo
    k

  • Kate January 31, 2011

    I found you! I’m here! I’m here!
    Lori- I LOVE the new site! Impressive & simply lovely!
    Looking forward to hearing more about your gratitude venture 🙂
    Sending love to help work through the fear!
    xoxo

  • Brooke January 31, 2011

    persevere through fear–oh my gosh, did I ever need to read your experience and honesty today. Just reading this has loosened up a little knot that has bene in my tummy. Lori, you are pure beauty and bravery, and I am so thankful.

  • Julia January 31, 2011

    I’m here, I’m, I’m here!!!

    Oh Lori, what a gorgeous, alive, fresh, friendly, inspiring, safe place to be.

    “Feel the fear and do it anyway…” It is so totally about that, isn’t it? You are so brave, my friend. I am truly honored to walk this path with you by my side…I can so feel you here.

    Oh my! And this painting! It’s so damn gorgeous…spilling over with color & goodness…like you, my lovely lovely friend.

    Big smooches to you!

    P.S: Can’t wait to check out the gratitude project…sounds perfect.

  • aimee January 31, 2011

    it is every kind of awesome. W O W .

  • Loran January 31, 2011

    No fears! It’s awesome! Beautiful! Spectacular! I love the first painting, post, project.

  • rachel awes January 31, 2011

    i’m in. all in.
    here.
    away w/you
    is indeed
    sweeeet.
    xoxox

  • Liv @ Choosing Beauty January 31, 2011

    oh me oh my! it’s so wonderful and beautiful and so perfectly you! and of course people will find their way to you…you’re gonna magnetically attract them with your awesomeness, girl! so thrilled for you!

  • Linda R January 31, 2011

    I can tell you right now to let go of that fear – you have NOTHING to be afraid of – I love the light bright fresh look of the site -and that painting???? OMGosh!!!!!!!!! You have been in Somerset, your work is gorgeous and now an awesome website – you are flying girl – spread those wings and just breathe!!!! way to go.

  • Heidi Van Impe January 31, 2011

    Love the banner and all the colours of your site.
    I totally know what you mean about the ugly stage of a painting… it makes one really have to dig deep to pull through to the other side. In your case, it was worth it…such a beautiful painting!

  • Judy Hartman January 31, 2011

    Lori,
    your new site is beautiful, your painting is beautiful, and you are a beautiful soul. What is the saying…”feel the fear and do it anyway”? Congratulations on taking a bold step. I know you have even greater things in your future.
    Big hugs,
    Judy Hartman

  • linda February 1, 2011

    Wow! Your new website looks fabulous – great job and your painting is lovely. I think everything goes through that “ugly phase” – but then you come out the other end with something lovely – yay! All my best to you!

  • Susie February 2, 2011

    fantastic! bravo Lori. this was a big move.

  • Melinda February 2, 2011

    What a beautiful painting! Congrats on the new blog.

  • jacqueline February 3, 2011

    Dearest sweet lori, congratz on your new site. It is gorgeous!! This new painting is soo beautiful!! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  • Traci February 5, 2011

    Looooooove it – so beautiful 🙂

  • prairiegirl February 21, 2011

    this is a beautiful place, lori …
    it so reflects beautiful you …
    full of colour, joy and messages from the heart …
    mmmm … awesomeness!
    xo
    pg

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