2011 … Bring It! Be Strong And Move On
2011? Bring it! Because, I have found my mantra for 2011 … Be Strong And Move On.
Thanks to one magical Wyoming day, I’ve come to realize something – I can’t do everything. I have my limitations. And you know what? It’s Okay.
So, Deb Trotter – Be Strong And Move On.
I woke up early Saturday morning – January 1, 2011 - to the magic of Hoar Frost - and I suddenly realized that I don’t hate winter anymore. In fact … I love it.
Is it really possible that the old Deb Trotter … a southern gal with a fondness for watermelon and honeysuckle … would one day see frost as such a blessing?
Is it really possible that the stark purity of winter – in its finest form – can take my breath away? That the simple purity of nature can inspire the cowgirl spirit in my soul?
But is it also possible that winter can be a bit of a curse – and that six months of mean wind and long forgotten sunlight can play havoc with an artist’s constitution? And if she’s not careful, fill her head with limitations?
But I can hold out until mid June … I’ll just Be Strong And Move On.
I’m an artist … embracing both my limitations (we’ll talk about those on another day) and the magic that flows through me.
And if I want to see winter frost through a blue lens – I shall …
If I want to embrace the sky – to look up through a the white, heavy branches of a frozen tree – and imagine all the new things I can be, learn, and try – I shall …
All I have to do is accept my limitations and embrace what I do best. All I have to do isBe Strong And Move On.
Take my hand.
Grab your camera … your pencils … your paintbrush … your journal … whatever you need – and join me.
Now, repeat after me … I can’t do everything. I have my limitations. But that’s okay. Be Strong And Move On.
As for 2011? Bring it!
Deb Trotter ~ Cowboy’s Sweetheart Artist
Joyful Art. Cowgirl Attitude.