Friday, 26 May 2017

Listening to Oprah - Reminders

Take care and honour myself and full myself up with good stuff. Then I have the ability to offer my full self- full expression to the world.

Align your personality with your purpose, and no one can touch you.

Starting listening to what feels true to me. Torn between what the world is saying and what was true to myself. Listen to God and his purpose and longterm plan for me. From the very beginning listen to your instinct. Lean on God.

Luck = preparation meeting opportunity + timing.

There is no real doing in the world without being. Being- presence, connection, God. Can only do that if you know yourself. Self awareness. Allows you to make the best decisions for yourself.

Inner life intact- fuelled with who I am. Great lessons come from things that are challenging. How I can use        as a platform.

The intention is going to determine the reaction and result. Intention based.
Life fuelled from being which fuels the doing. Wanting to connect. Grounded in my own self.

Everyone wants to fulfil the highest, truest expression of themselves as a human being.

Pay attention to my life- everything is trying to take you home.

You need emotion and logic for decision making. You doing should come out of your being.

Reading Grahame Sydney's Biography... major New Zealand Artist.

As in all great painting, the art and the maker are inseparable, one the mirror of the other.

Achievement sustained over a life time of courage and dedication.

Oeuvre- meaning- the body of work of a painter.

Consider relationships between: Mass + perspective, surface immediacy and background colour + form.

Your unique vision of nature is a matter of catching the instant look of moments when they are most beautiful.

Learn as others learned when it comes to the mastery of technique, be yourself in everything else.

What you want your art to mirror about your own self + life.

Henri (old master and teacher) - Look and study your immediate surrounds. Your direct experience. Translate this into your painting.