Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Brave in the world!


my reflection

Ok, so I've painted a lot of 'things' in my time, walls, fridges, doors, decorated toilet rooms, mail boxes, cubby houses and murals in department stores. So painting on my body doesn't seem like a foreign idea to me at all. Actually it was great!

Why am I painting on my neck? of all places? Yesterday Kelly Rae talked about the f word...Fear! and whilst I work on my 'stuff' this fear was wanting to stay buried. That belief is keeping me in the starving artist role.Yes my journey has been fulfilling and I love what I'm creating at the moment, there is also so much more I want to achieve.

My fear is that my creative vision is not going to meet with reality. To begin to turn that around and start living my creative vision I'm affirming and today painted on my body that I'm worthy of success. Creative and financial. Mindy has inspired me to post this pics. It reminds me of that great scene in "What the Bleep?" (you tube start at 5.07)




from the outside looking in

It needed to be on my neck, or more specifically my throat chakra. And I needed to be able to read it when I looked in the mirror. I painted it in my mirrors reflection and knew that being brave at home was easy...I needed to go out into the real world.

I headed off to a couple of places. Too easy just to go and get petrol, I wanted to engage in conversation with people and went on a search for cushion inserts. After visiting a few decore places with customer assistants not being able to look directly at me, or just into my eyes, one lady finally asked me "What have you been up to?" I told her what it said, that I was practicing a new affirmation and that I painted it backwards so I could read it in the mirror, she told me I was clever. And I felt satisfied that I got to voice my words to the outside world.

Phew!

18 comments:

mindy said...

oh my gosh this is the COOLEST!! i love love love it. and you are so brave to go out and about and TALK to people while sporting your art ;) awesome.

you are worthy of success :)

Alison said...

Keep flying Nic! You are worthy of success, in fact you already are a success as you have been the inspiration for the success of at least one person! I am here in Ireland enjoying yet another of my life dreams. Would that have happened without the doors being opened by your journaling classes...I don't know, but I do know they helped me to step out of that comfort zone and let my light shine. I love what you do Nic and I love that beautiful and adventurous spirit of yours.

Jacky said...

You sure are worthy of success Nic.

Sounds like you are really enjoying your online class with Kelly Rae ...you go for it!!!

Proud of you Nic, sporting your painted neck whilst out and about. Some people might have been afraid to look, but I bet it got them thinking.

Jacky xox

Suzanne said...

Wow, how brave you are! I'm taking Kelly's class too, and am so impressed with your blog post. Good for you.

honeybee said...

Hi, Nic, I'm a fellow flyer and wanted to say I love that photo of you. The writing on your neck looks like a beautiful choker. I love that!

Sharon said...

That gave me a huge laugh. That you dared yourself to go and get someone to say something. I wasn't as brave. I wrote "I am an ARTIST with guts" on my leg. Of course I could not go out and show anyone. I thougt I was pretty brave to pass by my DH with the black marker in my hand....baiting him and so when he ask, I flashed my leg. OK, he just rolled his eyes. You are BRAVE!!!

Chris Fegles said...

Saying Hi from our Flying Lessons group! I love what you've done here! Absolutely fabulous! Can't wait to revisit your blog another time ;/)

Karin said...

Popping over from Taking Flight.....I love it! What a great photo...

NatashaMay said...

Hi fellow flyer! :) This was so brave of you. I cannot even imagine it for myself. Good for you!

Alita said...

I too am another flyer, coming along for the ride. Such a brave move writing on your neck and going outisde.

Bev said...

yay! you go!! you wear it well, looks great!
will be visiting again...
xo

Demoiselle Libellule said...

How great and brave that you did that! I also following Kelly Rae's wonderful e-course!

Eva Diva said...

I am dropping by from kelly rae's class. I painted "I am an artist" on my hands and it feels totally empowering!

I'm realizing it's just acknowledging the value of being an artist and able to go out and tell the world I paint, like you! It's a really scary thought when I think of my sceptical friends,but I think they are good practice! I've wonderful supportive friends and I'm thankful they dun tink I'm crazy when I say that!

Thannks 4 the inspiring post!I am going out to declare myself as an artist!

rrARTz said...

congratulations on being so brave!

Joella said...

Taking a quick break from "Flying Lessons" to check out your blog. WOW...I'm in love with your work! PS... I haven't drawn on myself since I was a kid BUT this was so much fun and sooooo empowering, wasn't it? See you back at the course!!!

Anonymous said...

OMgoodness Nic, you are simply brilliant and brave and special and you are totally WORTH IT!!!!! Gxoxoxoxo

Nic Hohn said...

Thanks for your encouragement guys...my hubby and kids thought it was the craziest thing I'd ever done...I'm sure there shall be others to top that list!

olive + hope said...

Hi Nic! Found my way over from flying lessons, and I'm happy I did! It seems we have some things in common ;) I think I barely mentioned being an artist over at my blog...I'm hoping to change that soon! I love this post, and am happy to have found your space.