Monday, September 5, 2011

Finding Myself through Brave Art

Today I am elbow deep in restoring...

A few days ago I had a MAJOR "A-Ha" moment.
One I am looking forward to sharing with you
later this week.

But for today...
I am restoring.

Remembering what it is I am truly wanting in my life.

I am making Rules for  My Big, Bold, Beautiful Life.

I am reminding myself that I am enough.

I am working hard to love that little girl with wishes and dreams that still lives in me.

I am creating my very own Brave Art 
using my very own Voice.

We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. It may even be necessary to encounter the defeat so that we can know who we are. So that we can see, “Oh, that happened, and I rose. I did get knocked down flat in front of the whole world, and I rose. I didn’t run away; I rose right where I’d been knocked down.” That’s how you get to know yourself.

–Maya Angelou

Linking up with

Bowl Full of Lemons

and Rook 17.


  1. Sorry I haven't been by your blog much this summer. I wanted you to know that even though I may not really know you, you do cross my thoughts often. You're just so good at communicating my thoughts through your writing :-)

    Take care and I can't wait to learn more of your "aha" moment.

  2. Hi Leslie! Thank you for commenting on my heart project, it's encouraging for me to hear positive feedback from others. I'm still new at thinking I really am an "artist". Love your brave art...are you doing SR1 or SR2? I'm on week 6 of SR1...the timeline. It scares me!!

  3. This is why I love reading blogs....moments like these that are shared. A reminder that we are not alone, that there is goodness and happiness around. Can't wait to hear about your A Ha moment.

  4. I love all the art that you are creating. It is such a great idea to include a photo of yourself as a little girl. What a wonderful reminder to treat ourselves gently and recognize all the possibilities still ahead of us!

  5. Love the photo of you from grade school. And what a great post. It's always good to be gentle with ourselves. I especially like the statement on your book - I am letting myself start over as many times as I need to. Yep, that just might be my new mantra.

  6. Leslie, your words are inspiring and uplifting, and your art is beautiful!

    Thank you so much for sharing your personal journey!



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