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Shameless Passion

Shameless Passion, 13" x 13", Linda Womack

I’ve been sick during the last half of December and haven’t had the energy to write a new post so I started reviewing my older posts from years past. I’m glad I did, because I really needed to see this one again. I hope you’ll enjoy it too!

As many of us do this time of year, I’ve been taking a look back at all I accomplished, but also those things that slipped away. I often hear from friends and even strangers how amazed they are at all I cram into my limited time. “You are everywhere!” is a phrase I hear often and while that can be good, it might also be a sign that I’m spreading myself too thin. I think 2012 will have to be more about balance. I made good progress with that last year, but more work can be done, and I have a plan to help me succeed.

One of my big problems is that I have trouble saying no. Big trouble. Can you build a web page for our event? Sure. Serve on our Board of Directors? No problem. Volunteer a few hours a month? Of course. Now don’t get me wrong, all of this is good stuff and I don’t intend to stop doing all of it, but if I ever want to make a living from my art and let the other job go, then I have to be more restrained about where I offer my time and energy. Read the rest of this entry »

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