Thursday, June 05, 2008


I've just spent the night trying to decide on what images to include for an article. Oy! This is not an easy task. Remember that interview that I mentioned? Well, it's for a full page feature article in the fall issue of Modern Dog. Someone please pinch me! Is this for real?! Ok, it's just an article, but I can't help it. I'm so excited that I am nearly jumping out of my skin! Yesterday, after I got off the phone, I took the dogs for an extra long walk down to the lake. The sun was shining and the world was even more alive and interesting than usual. I kid you not, I felt like I might smile to death!

You know, it's funny, but with every success (however big or small) I notice myself expanding my goals accordingly. It's a process though--one that won't allow me to skip over any experiences. It feels like expansion. And expansion feels like growth. And growth feels like breath. And breath feels like love. And love feels like smiling. And smiling feels like happiness. And happiness feels good.

*photo of a painting in progress in my new "outdoor studio."



Leah said...

woot! you go girl!

love this painting by the way. the eyes. oh, you captured those doggie eyes so well.

laundrygirl said...

Oh my goodness woman!
You blow me away! I am SO EXCITED for you!!!

Vedrana M. said...

wow, how wonderful! i'm happy for deserve it :)

megg said...

Wooooo - I just read through the last few posts - Jessie!! I am running out of ways to say YAY!! YOU ARE DOING IT!!! Oh, I am so so proud of you!!!!!

I CAN'T WAIT to come and play with you in that studio!!!!!!!


bella said...

Girly, I am so happy for you!!! How awesome.

Anu said...

This is wonderful news. It is inspiring to read about your journey.

Melba said...

seriously...I Totally can FEEL Your Expansion.

Sharon said...

Wow! That is so exciting!!! Way to go, girl!

Jenn said...

Woohooooo!!! A full-page article?! That's not "just an article"... that rocks!!!! You are on fire!

Olivia said...

Wow, Jessie! I feel like every few days I get to write a comment like this. You're going so fast so far and in the direction of your dreams, of what you love. Be brave, my dear sweet friend! This is what you deserve and where you'll thrive. Love, O

Amber said...

Oh my gosh, Jesse! That is so awesome! Man, you are going to have paintings to do until the cows come home, after that goes to press. Sleep now. lol


Sacred Suzie said...

I like hearing that as you progress your goals expand, that is so true and shows how well you are developing as a person. You truly are evolving. Way to go!

Annie said...

It just keeps getting better! You could receive so many commissions from that article, it's big! Whatever paintings you pick will be great, they are all wonderful.
Have fun!

maddie said...

the world is stepping aside as
you glide through shining
bright as a star

and i am so filled with utter joy
for you happiness that i am
smiling ear to ear as well:)

hugs! so so so PROUD of you!

and i got my cards from your etsy
shop and they are STUNNING
just beautiful and filled with
love and soul:)

gkgirl said...

i have fallen so behind
with your blog
and i get here and
find out
holy! you have so much going on!!

so much good!!

yay you!!!!


Connie said...

Isn't it great that EVERYTHING can always be stripped down to one thing: Love!!! Congratulations on all the success--bathe in it--your soul deserves it!

Colorsonmymind said...

shaking with glee here-waving my hands frenetically-and heart is bursting with the energy emitted from that painting. Wow takes my breathe away.