Friday, February 18, 2011

Here goes...

I've been standing at the water's edge for something like 23 months... I've been thinking about how exactly to jump in.  A graceful swan dive?  A dramatic cannonball?  A calculated flip in mid-air, followed by a smooth cut through the surface of the water?  I now realize I just have to dive in.  It is less important how I do it than that I do it at all.  So, here goes.  With arms flailing and legs kicking, I'm leaping into the blogosphere!  It's time to stop thinking and get doing.

In case you're wondering, no, that's not me in the photo.  It's my much braver seven year old son.  I think he only stood there for about 30 seconds before jumping in.


  1. Do you remember the quote you used as your senior saying in high school?

    Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! (Goethe)

  2. "arms flailing and legs kicking"--I like it!

  3. Hmmm. Good quote, the Goethe one. Thanks for reminding me! It's good advice for us perfectionists (and procrastinators) who spend so much time worrying about getting it right. Just get started!!

  4. I am a perfectionist artist who procrastinates exactly for the reason of wanting every painting to turn out!! Thanks for the kick in the "buts" - but I should be doing housework, but what it doesn't turn out, but....
    I love your work Amy, keep it up!

    Another artist friend commented, "When you get to the pearly gates, God isn't going to ask you if you kept a clean house, He is going to ask what you did with the talent he gave you!"

    from Marsha W who is your sister Sara's friend Claire's mother!