My quote of the moment..

I came across this the other day, ( on Contemplating the moon) and just loved it! Man, can I relate to this! ...

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.
To be your own man is a hard business.
If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened.

But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

- Rudyard Kipling-

This is how I feel about my art right now, I am just painting what I feel , having fun and endeavoring to remain detached to the opinion of others. I have spent far too long in the stifling, paralyzing quicksand of 'painting what people want'. or what i think, that may be.
One thing I do know ,is that my creativity right now is completely authentic, and ... it feels like freedom.
Cheers , Helen


  1. That is so great. I have also tasted moments of that freedom.
    It is wonderful.

    Blessings as you soar.

    Barbara jean

  2. Thanks Barbara Jean, yep it feels good doesn't it.

  3. That is a wonderful quote. I love Rudyard Kipling; his writing was one of the things my father and I shared when I was a little girl.

    I should needlepoint this quote for each of my sons as they prepare to leave the 'home nest' and venture off to college this fall. These are truly words to live by.

  4. wow kelly , what a beautiful idea for your sons!
    It would be such a gift of direction as they find their wings!
    Lovely idea,
    Cheers , helen


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