Friday, September 5, 2008

Video You Are Worth the Time/ Turn off music to listen to video

20 comments:

ANNA said...

This is just a beautiful video - I almost cried watching it and will put a link on my blog. THanks for sharing it!

Johnna said...

I LOVE ART!!!!! This clip rejuvenated me! Darlene you are inspiring! Thank you for being the you that you are!
Johnna

Rhonda C. said...

Wow this was just beautiful certainly makes you think about art and artists in a whole new way. I added the lnk to my blog so others could enjoy
Cheer Rhonda

laurel said...

That's beautiful, Darlene. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Willow said...

Such a work of art!!! Reminding us that in whatever medium, at whatever level, we feed our creative soul, we are creating art, experiencing life from the inside out!!! Thank you so very much for posting this video!!!

Diane said...

Wow! That was amazing. Thanks for sharing.

June frtom Altered Books said...

Lovely video. Thank you so much.

Linda Manning Findley said...

Thanks so much for reminding all of us that we need as much as the next person beauty and creativity in our lives and there is no reason why we can't have it ....... Linda F

Kat said...

Great video Darlene. I know I lament not finding the time for art and things I really want to do.

Kat

christina d said...

It is a great video. Very moving and oh so true. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Thanks for sharing - this brings it all into focus really doesn't it?

Erasmuse said...

Thanks so much for posting this video. I'm going to post it on my blog also - it needs to be seen. My time has been so stretched lately and my creativity has been at an all time low. This was a big help!

Pam
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peggy gatto said...

It said so many simple things I needed to be reminded of!
thank you!

Kelsey said...

I love the video. I think a great meditation tool for just begining to create. Sometime in the future that video will sink in and we will truly beleive in ourselves as artists.
Kelsey Jones
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deb did it said...

Thank you for this powerful reminder of what we already know, but need to be shaken up every now and then!

Becci said...

I'm going right up stairs to happily take the time to create!
:-)

Jan Phillips looks to be a really neat lady. I visited her web site and joined her mailing list.

Thanks for sharing this!

Have a great hair day! Becci

Babytreese said...

Awesome video!!! So beautiful! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing this with us! So inspiring!! *blessings*

Gina said...

Wow! what a REALLY beautiful video,, beautiful words. I can't tell you how I am moved by it. Thank you! gina L.

JafaBrit's Art said...

fabulous video, thanks for sharing such an inspiring video.

Anna said...

Absolutely beautiful and so true. At least for me it is. This really hit home for me, people don't realize that art is a fire that burns within, that as an artist you do what you do for you not for the masses.

I have always known who I was and what I wanted. I have never lost sight of that even when my parents disowned me when I went to college for my art degree. They just couldn't understand, they wanted me to be a secretary. I disobeyed and they even took my car away. But I didn't stop, I couldn't. And I was at one time that waitress waiting tables to pay the rent! LOL but I followed my heart, and now I am where I wanted to be.

When you are giving up your dream for others, ie a husband who doesn't want you to work or go to school, who doesn't do laundry or dishes. And god forbid if he made dinner or you didn't have it on the table when he gets home.

There are two things to consider, one if you were not there to take care of him and his wants/ needs who would do those things for him? (he would have to do them because you wouldn't be there to) and second someday he may be gone and you would of given up your dreams to make him happy and he won't be there in the end you will be stuck with that decision to make someone else happy. (I applyed this one to my family, I could give up my dream, and someday they would be gone. Then I would be stuck with that decision.)

I have applied these two theories to my own life and I will tell you I got rid of the controlling husband who stood in my way of being an artist. I have a new one now who does help with the laundry so that I can work (do art). Who respects me and understands that being known takes time but is so proud of what I do that he doesn't mind.

All I am saying is you would be amazed at how much time you would have to do your art if the people in your life supported you more. And if they are not supporting you or are negative then maybe its time to decide how much your time is worth TO YOU and go from there. We only get one life, one chance to live and create, don't waste it.

There is no law that says men can't cook, or do laundry. And until women stand up and stop it from happening you will never have enough time for your self or your art.

My two cents> Beautiful video, I loved the poem.

Sorry I wrote a book.