Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Being Brave.

"It is hard to be brave," said Piglet, sniffling slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal."~A.A. Milne

Have you had to be a little bit brave today?

Some days I choose to be brave.
Some days I think it's very brave of me to get out of bed and be nice and make breakfast.
Could be I've been brave because I chose to put my hair up,walk out the door and decide I didn't look like an awkward teenager.

Quite posssibly I was brave today by finishing this page in my journal. 
I kept going on it, adding bits here and there, trying colors, covering something I didn't like instead of declaring it a disaster.

Some days, it really is a choice, don't you think?

Choosing bright colors. That's pretty brave. 

Or grabbing the top of my diamond glaze and putting it in the inkpad and finding out it makes a great circle stamp, and was just the size I needed.

Were you a little brave today?
I'd love to hear it, and then I'll post what you all did and we can encourage each other.

Even if we are feeling like it's hard because we are a very small animal.


  1. You being brave ROCKS!!!
    this piece is wonderful. Love the color and textures.
    They way you have placed the bird on the line looks as if the bird is trying to be brave to spread his wings and fly!! AMAZING!
    And that is what life is, being brave enough to take that first leap, and try something new.
    I was brave today by trying to design a new hat.
    I can't wait to share it with everyone.
    Take care
    and continue being BRAVE

  2. What a great post, Lynn! Your journal pages are just gorgeous, and true works of art! I love what you and Piglet have to say about being brave, so many great words of wisdom:) What have I done lately that is brave, lets see: I moved 2,500 miles away from home, to a place that I know no one. I was scared to death, but guess that counts as brave! And I was in two flea markets out here this summer, something I never would have had the courage to do back home! While I didn't always feel brave doing these things, I did it! Great idea, lets all encourage each other, we need all the support we can get! Have a great (brave!) day!!

  3. Ah! I'm pre-menopausing...that makes me brave every single day!!!!

  4. Hi Lynn,
    Love your thoughts and art! You create such cool things. I've been a little brave here and there lately. Took on a fairly large order the week school starts, knowing that it would be a challenge~~even though I do work well with some pressure!

    Have a great day gal!

  5. I love your artwork, great collage! The bright, cheery colors and the textures and the little bird being brave. And the word "choose" because it really is a choice, isn't it. I'm choosing "Brave" right along with you! Keep going, you're a great artist!

  6. Lynn, your art journal page is beautiful!!! I love the colors, the texture, the bird, the words. This is a true work of art.

  7. Oh! I loved this post - such beautiful artwork. So inspirational!


  8. What a pretty journal page. I have a thing for birds, so this really resonates with me.

  9. Oh my stars.. Your Journal page is wonderful.. I just love this post..

    Hugs, Linda

  10. I love this journal page. I love being brave. You are right, sometimes just getting up in the morning is brave! There is so much coming at us in the world, it takes courage to keep creating and declaring!

  11. wow...your work is deepening and maturing and it's fabulous! Piglet. goes right to MY heart :-)Just showing up every day with who I am, who I am trying to grow into, and what's asked of me is an act of bravery...it is for all of us. I am so proud of you!!

  12. Your work is fabulous. So much for the eye to see. Textures, colors, content.

    My bravery... I keep saying that I have been putting my big girl britches on. That means dreaming bigger, believing in myself more, and reaching with bigger hands for my wildest dreams. It also means not trying to do it all on my own. Having the Flying Lesson community makes that part easy.

    So glad to connect with you! Keep up the awesome work. It is inspiring.

  13. Well, Mz Lynn, it looks like you have for sure taken to wearing those big girl panties.

    Wearing 'em hiked up.

    Probably right up to your armpits.

    Good job!

    Love the whole thing---especially where the "Brave" has an upside down "cutting line" right above it.....


  14. I love it. I truly love it. I have been brave for two days. I think I could have succombed to crying both days. I am plodding on.
    This is really your best. Love it!

  15. Good for you! Not just on the great artwork, but the concept and number of comments. Love that...you are inspiring community which i believe this is all about!