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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Start of Something Big

"Stepping Stones"
watercolor, rice paper, acrylic

I recently had a birthday.  Not just an ordinary birthday...a big one...the kind you think of as "really old" as a kid.  I dreaded it for months...but my family and friends made sure that it was exceptional.  I love them for that!  

Now that it's over and I've reached "the other side"... I've realized that I have officially reached the "I don't give a "%$#&" stage of my life.  And let me tell you....it's a wonderful place to be!  

So...for me...this is the start of something big.  I'm going to focus on creating art like I've never done before.  It's about getting busy and not wasting time.  I have some pretty big dreams that I want to accomplish and they will only be reached by hard work, dedication, and lots of creative play.  Expect lots of new work...especially larger pieces.

a large 24" x 30" work in progress

There will be lots of smaller works too.  


"All About the Love"

As you can see...it's been all about the elephants lately..but not for long.  I hope you can see that a new style is emerging and I really feel that I need to dedicate the time to it.  I feel it has a lot to teach me.
"Almost Eye to Eye"

When I'm not painting...I'll be creating jewelry and getting to know Atlanta again.   It's been hard leaving all my good friends in Florida. 

It's a very scary and exciting time in my life.  There won't be any new online classes for a while.  I've already had to turn down some incredible teaching opportunities both online and in person.  My last personal small group coaching session will start April 22. (There are only a couple of spots left, click here for details)

I hope everyone will understand how important it is for me to pursue my own passion and dreams right now.  I guess it might seem selfish or foolish to some....but as I said earlier...I've reached THAT point in my life....so that doesn't matter.

I promise to keep you posted on all my progress.

Here's to something big!

Love,
Wyanne


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16 comments:

Tara said...

Omg I love it

Tara said...

I'm the big 40 this year n I'm living more then ever!

southernheart said...

You continue to inspire!

Anamarie Fox said...

You go girl! That's what it's all about!

Lucy Chen said...

Always support you, Wyanne!

Cameron said...

I always praise those that follow their hearts and listen to their Intuition!

Your new art is gorgeous!

Liana said...

Thanks Wyanne. You're a true inspiration. My "big one" is coming in May, and I've been dreading it for a year (much wasted thought on that). What you write is much of what I feel, but I need to get to the doing stage, as you say. Needless to say, I'm really looking forward to your April session.

Glycérine said...

So happy for you Wyanne... I m sure this will be fantastic :)
xxxxx

Jess said...

Love the new style, so beautiful :)
Jess x

Coastal Sisters Too said...

This post is AWESOME!! You know I love and support you 100 and a million percent!! Ain't the "I don't give a $h!# stage just wonderful....it's the BEST!! Much loves xoxo!! Lisa

sarreve said...

Splendid !
I love the way you paint !
I discovered your artwork and I think it's all is so beautiful.
Sorry for my language but I am French.....
Bravo and see you soon !

Melanie said...

I love your new elephents. So collourfull and happy. That's what we need.
Liefs, Melanie

Angela Lee said...

Wow! I think your elephants are amazing!! You are very talented!

Marianne said...

The quote is exactly what I needed to see today.

Madeline Rains said...

I will turn 50 this year and am feeling exactly as you described. Just found you via a youtube video and I LOVE your style. I am on an organic farm an hour outside of ATL and am going to look up your local class on April 22. Hope it works out for me to join.

Anna Stol said...

Hi, I am in Aussie land down-under, that's Australia and I love your blog, just letting you know that I would love to get that special spot you have going for your Life Book. Have enrolled in a few of your courses just because and because you and your work is so inspiring.
thanks heaps, Anna