Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Can of Worms

"Can of Worms"
mixed media

There comes a time in everyone's life when you wake up and realize that things aren't quite right for you.  It's time to make some changes.  It's time to say no more often...and time to say YES to the things you normally said no to.

Put the oxygen mask on yourself first...before you can be any good to anyone else.

I have officially arrived at this point in my life.

2012 is my year to make major changes, starting now.

1. I will paint.....a LOT.
2. I will paint for myself.
3. I'm going to concentrate on a large body of work for galleries.
4. I'm going to become a master of the art supplies that I LOVE, and let go of all the rest.

And one of the biggest changes...I've decided to move back to Atlanta in June.

I'm slowly letting go of things, and making changes that point me in the direction that I want and need to go.  It's not easy, but...

I finally feel like I can breathe again.....

I hope your holidays are magical and your 2012 is incredible!


PS.  Don't worry...I'll still be posting here about my journey.  Probably even more as I let go of some of my other responsibilities.
PSS.  All current classes will continue, but Lifebook will be the only new class for 2012.

Thank you for all your love and support!  Pin It


  1. I simply adore your work and thank you so much for sharing the video!!

    Good luck in your new adventure!

  2. Sounds like a GREAT plan! Good things will come when you follow your heart. By the way, you're probably familiar with Gregg Irby Fine Art in Atlanta ( Casey Matthews & Christina Baker are both repped by her ). Your work would be a great fit!

  3. Incredible painting and I love your post Wyanne! Something I think a lot of us are feeling right now as well! I hope 2012 sees all your dreams coming true! So glad you are going to follow your heart! I will always be grateful for how you changed my life with your paint free class! It was a pivotal moment in my life...thanks to your genius as a teacher and mentor... Happy holidays! Love, Christine x

  4. As you know I've made some similar decisions to change some things around for 2012. It's interesting how things happen so simultaneously among so many of us. Just this morning you were heavy on my mind. I was looking for your card to see if I could find your number, thats how strongly you were coming before me. I see why now! Love you girl! Wishing you the BEST for 2012 and beyond!!! <3 Selah

  5. Brava! I applaud you in your decisions. The world would be a happier place if more people followed their hearts. I'm looking forward to more enchanted paintings from you. Your lovely artwork always brings a smile to my heart.

  6. I have made similar decisions and plans for 2012.

    Must be the year for getting down to what we really want to do. Good luck for your move and everything else, wishing you a year full of blessings. You inspire me so much! :)

  7. Wow, I love this painting. Thanks for sharing how you created it. I love the colors and the images. Totally Awesome!!

  8. "4. I'm going to become a master of the art supplies that I LOVE, and let go of all the rest."

    i'm with you on this!!! i've been scaling down my art supplies all year, but i'm ready to do something completely drastic & give away all the things i don't use! i love new beginnings!!!

    <3 mara

    p.s. this piece is so beautiful...i love how all of your characters have such a tenderness about them.

  9. Ohhh, Wyanne....this piece is amazing! I understand...gifting yourself w/ the gift to honor your heart & take care of you is always a beautiful & healthy choice. Congrats...may the beautiful blessings flow brightly & abundantly in your life!

    Thank you for sharing your journey!

    Happy, Merry, Joyful Holiday to you & yours! ~H♥~

  10. I LOVE that new painting. It's pretty much exactly how I feel right now. <3

  11. ohh Wyanne, I hope all is ok for you... I agree with your next year wishes.. I will try to do the same..
    Thanks again for all the things you ve done for me.. and see you in the Life Book class..
    I wish you all the best, little Angel :)

  12. ooh I forgot !!! your work is fabulous !!!

  13. I love your latest painting. All the best with your changes for next year and I look forward to seeing more of your paintings and seeing you in the lifebook class in 2012.

  14. It's amazing to me that you can create a painting that includes some daunting and fearful images....and yet, the piece still feels hopeful...

    The girl is not afraid...simply pondering which to deal with first!

    I wish you success and happiness in the new year....may the changes you make have the answers you seek :)

  15. This painting is very inspiring! Love it!

  16. I love this new painting Wyanne, my new favourite. :) I'm going to have the same 4 promises to myself as yours but I'm not moving to Atlanta! Have a great christmas and new year celebration, your painting will soar in 2012!
    Jess xx

  17. OH how exciting Wyanne. I hope we can meet in person now, since we will be closer. Good luck and I can't wait to see what comes next.
    Merry Christmas.

  18. Wonderful painting and thanks for sharing your heartfelt decisions. All the best for 2012.


I ♥ to hear from you! Thank you so much!!!