Friday, September 17, 2010

{go on, just admit it}

Set of Prints - Affirmations
set of three prints available here*

"Every day when you wake up, ask yourself, 'What do I really, really, really want?'  
You have to say really, really, really, otherwise you won't believe it." 
                                        (Elizabeth Gilbert)

When I find myself thinking about the things that I really want, and I mean passionately, truly want, there's an inner dialogue that rings a warning bell.  It tells me be careful of dreaming too big, wanting too much.  It tells me that it's dangerous to want things so badly it hurts, to wish for my deepest desires.  Oh yes, I'm a cautious dreamer at heart.  I talk about trusting the universe, but I try to keep my hope in check, to not ask for too much, so as not to be disappointed.

As I'm slowly growing into my new skin these limiting beliefs are no longer working for me.  I want to embrace a world of possibility, to lean in and say yes please to opportunity beyond my wildest imaginings, to know that there's more than enough magic if I open myself to the gifts the universe has to offer.

You know what? I really, really, really want to be a successful artist.

There, I said it. 


*'grow', 'shine' and 'surrender' are now available as individual prints in my Etsy shop.  Even better, I've also put them together as a special package - you get the full set of 3 prints for the price of two.

I'm also adding some photos to the shop of framed prints, so you can get an idea of how they look framed.  I'm more than a little bit chuffed with the results.


Have a lovely weekend peeps.  What are you up to?


  1. The first step to achieving it is saying it out loud!! Well done on an excellent first step.
    Love your framed works. They are gorgeous.
    Andi :-)

  2. Love your trio set!!

    i'll be at the City Hearts fundraiser watching my artwork bring in funds to help them continue to bring arts to disadvantaged children =-)

  3. Well done on putting it out there! I found since I expressed my biggest dream it has been easier and easier to put it out there. The first times the hardest and the more you say it the closer it comes. But as Sally said you already are!! Better get an even bigger dream girl!!! The affirmations look sensational framed up.

  4. Nice one Tinniegirl- you are living as an do you measure success? I think I learnt that lesson fairly recently about be careful what you wish for...

  5. Wow! They look STUNNING framed and on the wall.

  6. i loved this book & film!
    GREAT quote. really, really!
    & love your words
    & how you are painting
    them into your life.

  7. your growth has me tickled pink...and blue and green and orange of course.
    loves to you dear friend.

  8. oh Cathy they look absolutely fab in frames simply stunning

  9. I am TOTALLY LOVING the trio! B-E-A-U-T-F-U-L!
    Happy to see you naming it and owning it!
    Keep making room for the wildest and the biggest...YOU deserve this! xo

    Danielle (Your kindred spirit from Canada who agrees that we are living a parallel existence...)