She seemed genuinely surprised that I said that, as though it hadn't occurred to her. "I suppose that's true, isn't it?" she said a little more upbeat this time. I smiled, and said "It is! There's nothing stopping you from trying!"
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of CommerceImage ID: corp2737, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection |
Photographer: Commander John Bortniak, NOAA Corps (ret.)
I'm worried for my generation and younger generations too. Very, very few of the girls from my circle sew at all. I suspect most of them couldn't thread a sewing machine. I will admit to being amused that one would need to take pants into
I think my new motto is going to be "I'm still breathing, so I might as well try!" I will apply this to competition entries, book and magazine submissions, book proposals, teaching classes in my studio (anyone out there in the MN area??), hosting retreats, and anything else I see that I'd like to try!
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of CommerceImage ID: corp1940, NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection |
Location: Alaska Southeast
Photo Date: November 1991
Photographer: Commander John Bortniak, NOAA Corps
The next time you want to try something, but are afraid, remember this: Your goal is not to succeed, your goal is to TRY! Once you put your foot forward and try, you've already succeeded and reached your goal - anything beyond that become bonus!
What are you waiting for? Get out there and TRY!
Coming up on TFN: I sometimes use photos I have taken as inspiration in my art. The problem is, I haven't been everywhere, so what do I do if I need a jungle picture? Or a foreign mountain, or building image? I will share with you some sources for photographs that you can use in your artwork!