Everything in your swirls around all day and night and makes you into what you will be right now. All the past is floating around in your memory, all the nooks and crannies of your decisions lie waiting for you to process. It is much more effective to use this instead of it using you.
I wear big flashy bracelets for a reason. they remind me of the time I have spent and the time I have left. I do not have time left not to wear big flashy bracelets. Everything I want to do better be in the works right now. I do not have the luxury of being nervous or cautious. NO after 50 you better give your best performance. But if I was young I would start immediately to start my dreams. Nobody ever told me that when I was young. Nobody told me anything about life.
If I had children I would teach them to not be afraid of being who they are and going after it. If I had a class of kids I would tell them everything I learned and cheer them on. You cannot discount the power of getting cheered on.
bracelet photo by this person
We are like movie projectors. What is in us is projected. Whether we like it or not. You might think nobody can see what your are feeling inside but you cannot hide it. The image we have of ourselves comes through loud and clear.
I knew a gal that was not physically very attractive , she was kind of mousy looking. But she projected extreme self confidence and beauty. even though she did not have a lot of natural beauty you totally thought she was beautiful.
Her insides were coming through loud and clear. She not only projected self value but she was intimidating.
A person that knows where they are going and doing is intimidating.
And they are a gift.
we don’t own our lives. We should go forth and be ourselves as though we are extremely valuable, because we are. How can everyone else get to use our value if we shut it away in self loathing.
A friend of mine says “she is rocking that dress” You can rock your life if you are aware of this . WE BELIEVE WHAT YOU PROJECT ON YOUR SCREEN
If you have a big decision to make you weigh the pros and cons look at strengths and weakness and then you have to throw in the unknown factor. The unknown factor is the part is you don’t see coming. Like the housing crisis. When you bought an investment house in 2005 , you felt like you were making a responsible, sure fire, good to go investment. You did not see the housing crash coming. Or did you?? Some things are too easy. easy money is one of them, it always has a price. That was the biggest indicator of risk. How easy is it “AT FIRST”.
Investing now is even scarier. Because you saw what happened. On the other hand, people are people and they still have needs and they still want to enjoy life.
Which brings me to my biggest point. It is only a risk if what you have is not high quality. Quality and Value do not go out of style. or demand. People want those two things always. Houses still sell in 5 minutes if you have a pristine good value house. People know a value when they see it and that is what they want. Give them that and you will reduce your risk factor. Even in the great depression some things always did well.
The paintings that I sell the most are girls in red. anything red seems to attract people to buy. Why is a woman in a red dress irresistible ? Two things. The female form is a powerful motivator. You combine that with the most alluring color in the world and it is a dynamic duo.
Color is such a life supporting thing. Anything Red in a room will immediately attract your eye.
You feel energized and excited at the same time. Maybe it is what we associate with the color that triggers our brain to respond like that but you can use that to promote an idea that you want to get across. You can have too much of a good thing too. Once I had a show and it had about 7 big red paintings in it. A customer went on and on about how there was too much red. She just couldn’t take it. It was overwhelming to her.
But a big red painting in a dull colored room will breath life into it like nothing else will. If I had red walls , I would put the bluest paintings I had up so it would balance it out. Black and white on red will feel like war. I would stay away from that.
Yellow makes you be more creative. when you look at yellow, a chemical is released into your brain, and that makes you think more creatively. Yellow is happy and that relaxes you so you can think more free form.
You probably know that jail cells are painted pink to calm down the prisoners down. I painted my bathroom pink to take long luxurious baths in. Works like a charm. I don’t care what sex you are pink will calm you down. We sleep better in pink sheets.
Beige. I do not believe in beige. It is like dirty white. and I feel sad and alone when I have to look at it. NO walls should be beige . or greige or any awful color.
Color can be used to help so many areas of our lives . I do not think neutral colors are neutral. Nothing is neutral. Neutral tells me I am too afraid to live.
I say live and breath and have your being!
I need a bright yellow studio .