Gone too Far?

or not far enough?

Summer Koi #2, 2013
acrylic on canvas
10″ x10″

This painting above, started as this, below.  

The beginning of Summer Koi #2

Have we done enough? or too much? and often it is FEAR that drives us one way or another. 

Art, like life is that push pull. We keep working, until it’s done or we move on.

Seth Godin in his blog states that 

Fearlessness is not the same as the absence of fear.  

By recognizing and acknowledging our fear, we can have “it”, rather than it have us.

Saw the movie the Impossible recently. Freaked me out…especially because we all know it is based on the true story of the horrific tsunami in Southeast Asia in 2004. The beautiful clear turquoise waters become a moving mountain slamming and sweeping away everything in its path.

But heck, we get out of bed every morning, still travel, live our lives, enjoy the water… and keep going. 

One of my favorite quotes is by Helen Keller

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/h/helenkelle121787.html#RHqmC2ABTJTtJW7F.99 


  1. Margaret Almon
    July 2, 2013

    Fear latches onto some uncertainties more than others, and I need to remind myself that we never get complete certainty as human beings, but it is possible to keep living.

  2. Nanci Hersh
    July 3, 2013

    That is so true Margaret… uncertainties are part of life. It is often the fear of fear that paralyzes us. Not only is it possible to keep living but in fact we will keep living. Our choice is in what path we choose to take- fear based or to move through our uncertainties and take that leap of faith. Thank you!


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