Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Process

Focus on the positive. Learn to focus on the process and not on the finished product. ~ Julia Cameron

I have found the above quote to be a very true statement. I am learning to tell that to my students. Some of them seem to focus on the end product and not enjoy the process of art. The process of drawing or painting is extremely satisfying to the soul. Like today, I was kind of bummed. I decided to work on some art and what do you know? I enjoyed the process and healing came to my soul.

The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things of life. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Did you know that people who offer you encouragement are people who believe in you? Yes, they believe in you. They believe that you are capable of the encouragement they offer to you. I find that thought encouraging in itself.

If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire. ~ Simone Weil

Look deep into yourself. Do you find that you possess what you desire?


Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

I'm so glad that you were able to work on your art! I've been thinking a lot about you.
We do believe in you!

Valerie Jones said...

Thanks, Kasie!!