Monday, September 12, 2011

yes, you can.



"our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves 'who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

~ Mariann Williamson


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mmmy mantra.... as i delve further.... into this thing.... called art....

31 comments:

PK Studios said...

I concur : )

jojo said...

I have always loved that quote! And I really needed to hear this one today...thanks Erin..;j

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Beautiful post!!! I also love your blog's header.

Blessings,
~Wendy

Olive Cooper said...

Only God knows how much any of us is created for. The possibilities are endless. Love the pumpkins. My real white pumpkins from last year are still good.

Turid said...

Love this post! :-) And your autumn inspired heading as well ;-)
Wishing you a wonderful day!

It's me said...

So true words........blesssings from me darling!!...great is the Lord....love from me...xxx..

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

This is the second blog this morning that I run into where there is a specific message around this theme, and I need to hear it. Oh how INADEQUATE I feel.....onward into this thing......called teaching....

thank you dearest and your header is so beautiful! Anita

Mira said...

that image is truly beautiful! I really like it.

LuLu Kellogg said...

What a fabulous quote!

LOVING your new blog header Erin!!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

FlowerLady said...

Beautiful ~ Thank you ~ FlowerLady

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I will add this quote to my favorites! I must also make it my mantra as I further explore my passion for fiber. Thanks for such a great start to my day.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Erin, you are an incredible artist! I don't know why you would ever doubt that. Congrats on having your paintings showcased recently. And best wishes as you prepare for your own show! Blessings, Tammy

Jill said...

Beautiful images, really love your header!

Leah C said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Pat said...

How true - you did great on this one!

A Rosy Note said...

Oh, I love this, Erin...very inspiring :)

Sherrie St. Hilaire said...

This is so GREAT! I'm not sure which had a greater impact, the fabulous image and processing or the quote! I must admit...they both hit their mark in me! Thank you!

KarenB said...

Hello dear. Love the header, the photo and the quote. I was just reading a book by Andy Andrews last night, The Traveler's Gift. Among other things, the last line of the first chapter is, "I am responsible for my success. The buck stops here." Been thinking about that. Hope your art show went well.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

I love this quote Erin. You have been in my thoughts.. I have faith in you...
Blessings,
Penny

Kelly said...

ERIN!!! Fall is the time of year I feel like a butterfly coming out of a cocoon...and I see delicious photos of fall on your side bar....beautiful quote.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful photo enhanced, I'm sure, by the addition of the texture. It's also a perfect image for the addition of the text.

Miriam said...

Oh this is fabulous. You have some beautiful images on your blog.

erin said...

omg! i totally forgot to link back to kim klassens site!!! o.k....i have to blame it on the fact that i had to type that quote and i am NO typist! that, and menopause! sheesh... so sorry to kim!
erin
xxoo

Carole said...

We are our worst enemies sometimes. Just gorgeous image and sweet tune to go along with. You are good girl!

love the new header too.

x
C

Chrisy said...

Bravo....
and the photo of the candles below...fabulous!

Roshanda "ShonEjai" Glenn said...

I love it! A simple photo brought to life with wonderful words and textures.

Strata 1 said...

xxx

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

How very kind of you to take time to come meet Darby and leave such a flattering note. Thank you so much Erin.
Enjoy your weekend
Blessings,
Penny

bicocacolors said...

thank you Erin,

wish you a happy week!
elena

Jilly said...

Only God knows how much any of us is created for. The possibilities are endless. That pumpkins is great. My real white pumpkins from last year are still good.
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Cobalt Violet said...

I was just thinking about that quote the other day! LOVE it! :)