Dare to dream BIG

897a251cd8c481659abfeed591332e97I’ve been told a time or two that my dreams are too big. The thing that people seem to forget is that my God delights in giving us the desires of our hearts!

I use to dream about working from home as an artist.  I was told that dream was too big.

I use to dream about reaching out to Tibetan villagers through my knitting. I was told that dream was too big.

Now, I dream about seeing the world with my family.  I’ve been told that dream is too big.  It is the cry of my heart to see all that God has created.  I look at my life, which has been full of  LARGE dreams coming true, and I believe that in time, this too will become a reality.

Have A Heart

Foundation Have a Heart 2013 SubpageOur local hospital is having a fundraiser to benefit it’s new Cardiac Care Center.  They have a collection of 5′ fiberglass hearts that different artists from the community have decorated.  They will be on display throughout the area, and then auctioned off in February.  I was one of the artists who decorated a heart.
Rhythm & BalanceI have been painting and drawing like this for a long time, but I have never painted and drew anything to this magnitude.  It took me a solid 3 weeks to complete, and I had a lot of fun working on it.

I don’t feel like these images do a good job of showing the artwork, but I wanted to share with you what I have been up to.

Working on this heart has sort of unlocked something inside me.  The positive feedback that I have already received has given me confidence that I didn’t realize I was lacking.  I can see now that I had let my own insecurities as an artist hold me back.

The unveiling of the hearts will be next Tuesday morning.  I look forward to seeing all of the other hearts.  I am interested to see how the other artists decorated their hearts.  The hearts will be on display around the area in the next week or so.  I can’t wait!