Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Sunday blessing and rambling on yet another rainy day...

'Indecision is the worst enemy of creativity.'
Don't know who said that but if you are anything like me, 
it pretty much sums it up.
So I decided to do this class with Kelly Rae -
starts today...
BWS tips button
and over at Gritty Janes -
she is looking for artists who are brave enough to do self portraits.
Took a photo of this bust from the art room at school -
Can this be me?
Sums up how I feel today - a little pensive perhaps...
Think I will give the self portrait a try,
but don't have any photos of myself recently...
seems I am the one taking all the photos.
So what pose shall I strike?
So much to think about -
maybe me with a crow.
(there's that stupid indecision again...)
but if I do my normal
'try every technique'
then it will be doable.
just like Picasso said;
'I put in my pictures everything I like.
So much the worse for the things -
they have to get along with one another.'
Here is another quote to get you thinking 
and hopefully motivated to try something new -
'It is not because things are difficult
that we do not dare,
it is because 
we do not dare
that things are difficult.'
- Seneca

So what decisions are you putting off
and what are you afraid to try?
I am going to try and step out onto the water and try something new -
how about you?

My two favorite quotes are these -
'God doesn't call the qualified;
He qualifies the called.'
'For if the willingness is there,
the gift is acceptable
according to what one has,
not according to what he does not have.'
2Corinthians. 8:12
Have a great week
and try something new and outside your comfort zone!
Love to hear how it went for you...
I will report back next week...


  1. Hi Pamela,
    I love all of your quotes and Scripture. Please let me know how you like Kelly Rae's class. And Jane DesRosier certainly did a great job on her self portrait. When I saw it I knew right away that it was her. I am chicken to try it. That's the thing that I am afraid to do!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Hi Pamela,
    Saw your post on the Flying Lessons ecourse and came to say "HI" while I marvel at your blog! Beautiful work.

    I borrowed your quote from Seneca for my facebook status, that one does make me ponder!

    Nice to meet you,

  3. I'm so proud of you for daring to do the ecourse! I want to hear all about it!! :) I so wish I could have done it. I love all your beautiful pictures in this post too ;) Miss you!

  4. Thanks everyone. Glad you are using the comment Jodi. Nice to meet you too.

  5. I love your etsy shop....hopefully the course will help you sell more of your lovely pictures! Great robots too...!

  6. Hi Pam,
    I've tried the selfportrait andit is way too scary and un-fun for me right now... what does that say about me?!?! don't want to know... anyway, uncomfortable... I'm thinking paperclay + teaching grownups for me, the later being the most frightening! love your quotes + scripture. always inspiring, + your art for kids. i've spent hours there. blessings today. i want to see your self portrait + get the low down on how the class is going!

  7. Pam, I'm so glad to meet you in this class.....I can't paint to save my life but I sure love color and what you do here! While designing my blog, I spent the last day looking over quotes and yr header summed it up for me....I am the worst creative decision maker, I've learned that it's ok to ask for help or someone else's opinion!