Thursday, June 3, 2010

dreams, fears and everything in between...

(dream a little dream of me)

We are four days into the first week of Kelly Rae's e-course and it has bought up a whole lot of interesting thoughts.... Firstly she encouraged us to think about our dreams, goals and our passions.  Then the question was asked "What would you do if you knew you would not fail"... what were our fears.

So here are my creative dreams so far (in no particular order)...
  • write and publish a series of children's books with a wonderful and supportive publisher.
  • to have a licencing deal and produce a beautiful range of stationery and products.
  • work full time as an artist earning a good living doing what makes me happy.
  • earn enough to be able to travel and visit my new friends around the world.
  • surround myself with people who I love, who are emotionally supportive and who love me for who I am and what I believe.
  • be involved in the creative community in Hawke's Bay and New Zealand.
  • nurture the HB/NZ handmade group I am a part of to become a big presence in the online world.
  • develop a stunning website with a clever designer
  • take part in an art retreat in the states.
  • a dream I would like to be a part of would be to have a local art supplies shop that would have a cute little gallery and café attached.

I am still working on my fears... they are harder then dreams, I know what the fears feel like but I'm finding it hard to put them into words.

26 comments:

shecreates said...

I believe that you will make all this happen. You are an amazing woman.. and deserve all your success.

Susannah said...

Amazing dreams. One day I will be buying your children's book for my kids. I am in LOVE with this new painting. LOVE.

NatashaMay said...

For me it's the other way around. I can list you my fears in no time but I'm reluctant to dream big. And even more reluctant to tell my dreams out loud. I love your dreams. I may adopt a few myself. :)

Michele said...

Katherine, you write so beautifully about your dreams and I am absolutely 100% certain you will achieve these and more! You have given me goosebumps! Big hugs!

Oh, and when you travel to the art retreat I will travel in your suitcase, ok?!

Love the new painting too. Beautiful!

You have given me so much to think about!

Cadi said...

Those are beautiful dreams. A nice manifestation. Thank you for encouraging me to dream, too - albeit times are difficult.

May all your dreams come true & your dragons be few.

Škorčica said...

Good question.
It makes a lot of difference in our answers if there is no "if you knew you would not fail" at the end of the question.
But our dreams are the thing that defines us.

Diane said...

Such an interesting question--I love your goals!

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

I hope you do go to an art retreat in the States. I went to one this year and it was the best experience.

You know, one of my dreams is to be part of creating a craft centre/gallery/retail store/cafe here in Australia.

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

Oh, I meant to add a link to this place in Santa Monica that is similar to the kind of space I'd like to see here in Australia.

http://www.theurbancraftcenter.com/

tangled sky studio said...

i can see all of that and more happening for you friend! keep the dreams alive and keep creating. i believe in you and your girls...they are magic you know?!

samos said...

Beautiful painting to go along with beautiful attainable dreams. =)

samos

Kelly McMichael said...

thanks for sharing. I'm in the Taking Flight class, too, but had already found your art/blog before coming across you in class.

I'd love it if you posted more about how you make your art: backgrounds, mediums, etc. I'd love to get more of a feel for it--the images are so beautiful here on the internet.

Kelly McMichael

softearthart said...

Wonderful creative dreams Katherine, you are an inspiration to me. love and light Marie

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

first ... I love this new painting ... I'm especially drawn to the damask background, flowing scarf and two tiny flowers in her hair.

Great job on listing your dreams ... I'm sure that they will all come true and if you are involved in an art supply store with a cute little gallery and cafe attached, I hope that you will invite all of your artist friends to show their work too (wink, wink)!

Lorrie

Anne-Marie said...

Wow, what beautiful dreams you have - and I can totally see you living them out!

I think I would find my fears much harder to articulate, also.

{hugs}

Cadi said...

I received the cards, magnets & treasures today. Thank you so much. They are beautiful & gorgeous. Thank you for your kindness & generosity. It really made my day!!

Noël said...

This girl is beautiful. I love her scarf... how it is blowing in the wind. So dreamy! So befitting your post.

mairi alexopoulou said...

You are really talented. I understand your fears and I understand your dreams. I am sure you will find a good way to balance them.
All the best of luck to you. (I loooooooooooooove your wonderful girls)

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

You're on your way Katherine! The bar code was just the beginning! I would love to go to an art retreat too and it would so much fun to go with a flying buddy!
♥Jenny

Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

when I saw your first goal "publish a children's book," I about SQUEALED!!! As a reader of MANY children's books to my 4 year old, I can honestly say what a pleasure it would be to see your lovely illustrations!
(hello from a fellow flyer!)

danikeith said...

i know these dreams will come true, you write beautifully and i love your imagery

reneerodriguez said...

Hi, I am a fellow classmate in Kelle Rae's blogging class and just wanted to stop by your blog. First of all WOW!!! your work is stunning, I am absolutely in love with your work and your point of view as an artist. Your color palettes are beautiful and your attention to detail is wonderful!

I would love to feature your work on my blog - let me know if that is okay with you.

makeitgiveit said...

I love your work and would be very interested to know who stocks it in CHCh. Also do you have a gallery in HB we are up that way in the new year. Keep up the beautiful work. makeitgiveit(at)gmail(dot)com

Concetta said...

Yay! Well done! Still working on mine. Your work is sooo beautiful

Mindy Lacefield said...

i love these goals....you better tell me if you come to a retreat in the states....i would so love to connect!! you are so brave to put your goals out there. i am not quite ready yet, but hopefully soon. i KNOW that you can be a full-time artist!!! it will happen! love you girl!

eva diva said...

Hi Katherine, I saw your dream list and see how we share so many things (like being a happy full time artists and writing books), but I also see you've so much clarity in what you want, and that makes you closer to getting what your heart desire.This is such an inspiration to me a well, am going to write a dream list of my own in my art journal NOW!