Lifelong Fan

To all of you Artists,

who think that this dream seems impossible because of a lot of reasons but still make time to create something simple everyday,
who struggle with obstacles and challenges in life but never give up,
who paint fearless,
who create God inspired artworks,
who take a break and pause and thus become more aware of being alive,
who use time wisely with plenty of play,
who give lovely comments and provide helpful advice,
who share your inspiring stories about doing what you love,
who say yes to opportunities without fear and just figure it out from there,
who share techniques and processes and guide and coach other people on their creative lives,
who host art challenges, prompts and themes to encourage other artists to take the first step,
who provide tutorials for free, give and share to others unconditionally,
who don’t give up just because the first twenty artworks are not “good”,
who practice practice practice,
who create a habit of discipline and endless perseverance,
who listen to other people’s remarks and criticisms but do not allow those to define their works,
who are thankful everyday for all the blessings. Gratitude overflowing.

You are awesome. This is for YOU.

lifelong fan

watercolor and acrylics on sketchbook

I am glad to have known some of you. And glad to bump into most of you via the net.
You guys are my lifelong fan.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Headline Prompt:  Lifelong Fan:  What or who have you consistently valued or looked up to in your life?  What lessons have you learned from people you admire?
Color Prompt:  Your favorite color now or from childhood or both!

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  1. I couldn’t agree more! I have been so encouraged and inspired since I started a blog and met all the lovely people who are out there pursuing their creativity.

  2. Ritva's ART / Ritva Sillanmäki December 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Beautiful, and a wonderful sentiment. Lovely piece of art.

  3. Oh – my eyes welled up with tears reading this. The poem and your journal page are so beautiful. Thank you! And Thank you for joining Fall Fearless & Fly!

  4. Oh that is so wonderful, yes you are right fellow artists inspire me, like Tracy since blogging I have met so many wonderful people. Your page is lovely.

  5. I agree, it is heartwarming to see all who visit and comment. The poem is wonderful. The painting is awesome. Blessings, Janet PPF

  6. Great, wonderful post, totally agree! <3 And your page is lovely!

  7. Beautiful. I love all the colors and such encouraging words! Thank you. :)

  8. Beautiful work and your words sublime. Thank you.

  9. froebelsternchen December 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    beautiful.. I love it! Happy PPF!

  10. Gloria J Zucaro December 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I love your inspiring and humble message of love for all of us. Thank you. A lovely and cheerful artwork.

  11. What a wonderful list…one I think I live by too!
    I’m happy I’ve met you too! Wishing you many years of happy creating!
    Hugs, Lynn Lovely art piece. HPPF!

  12. What a sweet response to the prompt! Happy FFF!

  13. Stephanie Corder December 7, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    What a wonderful tribute, you really hit on being an artist and how important our art fiends are! Thank you
    Happy PPF,

  14. This is beautiful- both your words and art! You’ve created a great sense of movement with your lines in the painting! So glad you are a part of Fall Fearless and Fly!

  15. so beautifully and thoughtfully said! a must read for artists. happy PPF!

  16. Inspiring post! We have lots to be grateful for and lots to celebrate. Thank you!

  17. Beautiful and inspiring post, thank you…and Happy PPF!

  18. Beautiful post. Couldn’t agree more with your words. Happy PPF

  19. wow thats a terrific and wonderful list, thank you so much for sharing. Happy PPF, Annette x

  20. great list and wonderfully whimsical painting!

  21. Beautiful words and work! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  22. what a beautiful and moving post. I feel the same; it’s been an incredible journey for me since beginning my blog this Spring. What an amazing community. Happy PPF and FF & F!

  23. wonderful. x

  24. And to you, too, Elisa! Thanks for all the encouragement that you’ve given me! It’s meant a lot.

    What a lovely, happy painting this is! So full of color and joy!

    Happy PPF!

  25. Aww, this is so great! Thank you! It may sound strange but I am a huge fan of Bob Ross, I love his laid back personality and have learned a lot from watching his show. Happy Friday!

  26. I love your response to that prompt. I agree wholeheartedly – I didn’t really start doing any painting until I started blogging over a year ago. The support I get here is just wonderful. I try to comment on the art of others. No matter how long, how many classes, how many hours practicing, we all need to hear encouraging words. Your artwork reflects the positive note in your writing – love the colors! Happy PPF

  27. Yay! Beautiful tribute to all the talented folks out there, Lis. This is gorgeous.

  28. Nice work. I love the colors.

  29. Christina Minasian December 8, 2012 at 10:53 am

    This is wonderful! Thanks for reminding us!
    And to add onto that… I said it in my blog post in a slightly different way…

  30. Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing

  31. i love this page and the sentiment expressed!!!! you are so right……there are so many talented artists who are willing to share their time and expertise with us. i’m so glad you thought to express appreciation to them.

  32. Amazing! I’m sorry I did not get around to comment earlier. I LOVE THIS!

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