Wednesday, June 06, 2007


I have tons of jewelry ideas running around in my brain right now, but since I have been working I just can't find the time to get them done. I am hoping that mid June when I switch to part-time, I will have more time. I am trying to figure out how to fit it all in...work, art, kids, exercise. Right now the exercise and art are suffering, but I hope to get some kind of a system down.

In two weeks I am going to "Nest" an art retreat in Utah. I am looking forward to a few days of art with other artful ladies. Three days of classes with amazing instructors...Misty Mawn, Sallly Jean, and Kristen Steiner. I have never been to Utah, so I am really looking forward to my little adventure. I am traveling to this retreat by myself, but I am sure I will meet some lovely people.

Here is the little quote I put on the back of the tags I created for the swap. I first heard it while watching "Akila and the Bee", but later found on the web the full version. It comes from a book by Marianne Williamson. I just love it and I hope you do too.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

I hope you shine!

11 comments:

edina said...

Great quote and I love that bird apron, too. I remember it from ArtFest. Have a GREAT time in Utah if I don't talk to you before you leave!

Renee said...

Love that quote! Wish I could join you in UT at that fun retreat. Park City will be beautiful in June.
xoxx, Renée

Tara Ross Studios said...

This retreat sounds wonderful. Maybe I will go next year.

I love that quote and the movie was great.

m i c h e l l e said...

Hope you have a wonderful time at the retreat and you gotta know you are going to meet lots of new best friends! :-)

Hey I registered for your PMC Charm Bracelet class at Art and Soul (yay!) and I was wondering if you could advise me where to order the clay. I looked at silverclay. com but I'm just not sure if I need anything else other than the clay.Help? :-)

Thanks Lisa!
Michelle

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

Lisa...

I hope you have a WONDERFUL time at the Nest retreat. We will be anxiously awaiting your blogging details of the event.

THANK YOU for sharing this powerful quote. I really needed a pick me up today and this definitely helps reinforce the face that we all have such positive creative light within us.

xo

Shari Beaubien said...

Can't wait to hear what you think of the nest retreat! It sounds like such fun! Hugs, Shari

gina armfield said...

I love that quote! love love love - so glad you shared it.

Laurie G. (morningk) said...

I've always loved that passage too.

I'm going to ArtNest--it's fun to start learning who else will be there. I think I was in a class or two with you at ArtFiberFest the last couple years. See you soon!

Corey Moortgat said...

HI Lisa, thanks so much for your supportive comment after my post this weekend! I definitely needed some encouragement after that! BTW, this apron is adorable!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing studio! I dont know how you can ever leave it :)
Jen Gabaldon

Cindy Dean said...

Lisa,
I was great creating with you at art nest! I am very jealous of your studio! I am sure we will run into each other again. Keep in touch.

Cindy Dean