I saw this quote at my daughter's middle school orientation tonight. On the program it was attributed to Mark Twain, but I had to look it up and the internets said it didn't come from him, but from H. Jackson Brown's mom.
The point is...it spoke to me. And it might speak to you too.
What are the things you still haven't done, but wished you did? Have you sailed away from the safe harbor to pursue your dreams? Do you still dream of wonderful things?
Here's a sneak peek of my top 3 things I'm dreaming of creating (for now):
- The 3 portraits-in two months-challenge while taking care of my family in Europe this summer.
- Developing my next body of work through: The Melting Pot Luck (where people of different ethnic backgrounds come to the table.)
- Creating an online community to support beginners get through their first or next oil painting with joy and encouragement.
Ok, now that I have made it public and made myself socially accountable, how will I execute this?
First small steps:
- I need 3 (16x20) canvases, reference photos and painting supplies.
- Plan my first Melting Pot Luck by setting a target date on my calendar (probably end of the year.
- Do a shout out on Facebook.
Dreams need to be executed. If you don't try making them come true, you'll be disappointed. Don't take this lightly, without a vision or dream I wouldn't have created the Orange Door or any of my artwork.
List one dream you have. What is the first small step to make it happen?