Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Taking my first step.

“You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. Enthusiasm is the spark in your eye, 
the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of your will
and your energy to execute your ideas. Enthusiasts are fighters, 
they have fortitude, they have staying qualities. Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress! With it, there is accomplishment. Without it, there are only alibis.”  
~ Henry Ford

Since youth, my natural joys have been writing and photography.  As long as I can remember, always "wishing" to be a painter some day...perhaps paint some of my photos.  The FEAR of actually "trying" to paint has been with me for over twenty years... good grief!  Beautiful visions in my head and "wish them" to come alive on a surface.

One of the topics discussed in my recent online class with Kelly Rae was "Fear" (that four letter word!)  The fear of not being good enough.  Fear of rejection. Fear of not belonging. Fear of ______, etc. etc. 

The whole idea ("secret ingredient"), is to be ME.  Some of you know ME. Some of you don't.  Over the next few weeks, perhaps we can get to know each other better. *smile*

I've read and read, talked and talked, purchased some supplies over time... and last night, I finally sat down and TRIED to PAINT!  The idea on "how to start" kept floating around in my head all week... urging me, whispering to me.... so, I did it... just to get er' done!  Not sure if this is a "final" or first layer... But, its my first EVER painting attempt... Just the experience was so RELAXING and AMAZING to see colors come alive... *happy tears*  

  "I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

Peace & Joy,


  1. Hi,
    I think it is beautiful!! I love the subtle colors. Keep being brave with paint brush in hand:)

    Helena aka fellow flyer
    Beaufort, SC

  2. Congratulations on taking the first step Suzanne. I love your painting, it's beautiful.
    Also fellow flyer,

  3. Suzanne, I love the colors! Beachy blues and greens and delightful little flowers. Great job! - Sue

  4. your blog, post, AND painting are all beautiful Suzanne! I love the photo on your post. I am very impressed with your painting. I love photography, but could never paint. I admire you for trying. Your first painting is very nice! Thanks for sharing,

  5. Great blog post - enthusiasm is a key ingredient to happiness I would say :) Your painting is lovely Suzanne. Congrats!

  6. Suzanne- Love your blog! You are so open and honest. Thank you for sharing as we journey together. You are courageously creating and that is MAJOR! Keep it up and keep smiling :)