The Idiom Holy Moley note card is a reproduction of one of my mixed-media pieces. Holy Moley was my first idiom collage. Deadlines drive me mad! I decided to offer these cards on a larger scale since many of you have requested prints and cards of my photography and artwork. I am also available for family photo shoots. You may contact me here.
“The premise of ‘Deadline’ forced me to go against my own grain
with a character determined to find all that is valuable in that time.
I believe this is a story about redemption; how, even with the best intentions,
it’s sometimes found and sometimes not.”
– Chris Crutcher
Sometimes our greatest fears lead us to the sweetest place.
I doubt that I’ll be trying out for a Broadway play anytime soon. Even karaoke still intimidates me – but that one I feel I could definitely conquer. I’m just happy to have found the courage to sing a solo in public.
I’ve always loved music but my life never really reflected that. I had zero musical training in my Catholic schooling and although I wanted to study piano and guitar as a child, I was limited to one extracurricular activity, and art classes always won out.
As an adult, I struggled to learn both piano and guitar. My family and friends will surely remember my “guitar days” in my 50’s when I played the same song over and over and over again.
I don’t care how juvenile my guitar playing was, it brought me great joy. I think maybe it’s time to bring it out of storage and at least, learn how to accompany myself singing the lullaby.
And I’m not sure why all of a sudden in my sixth decade I’m discovering such happiness from what used to create enormous anxiety and fear. Maybe it’s one of the rewards for moving forward rather than staying comfortably stuck in the patterns of the past.
All I know is that today, I can’t seem to wipe the smile off of my face. Of course, why would I want to?
I’d love to hear your stories of fears that you’ve conquered, so please share!