Passions of an Odd Chick

Monday, October 5, 2009

Scare Yourself

This isn't good but it was fun. It's a little mixed media piece in my journal. We have been working really hard on the farm, getting the last cutting of hay out and planting fall crops so I haven't had much time for my art.

My calender for this month has a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt that says: "Do one thing everyday that scares you".

To go along with my spooky theme, I think being scared and scaring ourselves by stepping out of our comfort zones is a good thing to be reminded of and practice every now and then. I scared myself most of the month of September as I finished that painting for our church foyer and Sweet Farmer also taught me how to plant with a Global Positioning System. That scared the beejeeweez out of me because I could just see everybodys fall crop failing because of me. But I learned it and he was so proud of me that he took pictures.

I learned just in time as two of our farmhands quit because they wanted to move to Las Vegas and one has rotator-cuff issues and the other got sick with pneumonia last week -that leaves me and Sweet Farmer at one of the busiest times of the year.

Sometimes being a little scared and learning something new makes all the difference in our future successes.

I think I'll continue scaring myself through October, at least.

When was the last time you scared yourself by getting out of your comfort zone?


Poetic Artist said...

I hope you guys get everything done on the farm.. I love the shadow shot and you house painting is different but I like it..I really like your last post. I am behind visting my fav blogs..I think that is a good ideal to get out of our comfort zone and scare our self into something different.

Carol Anne Strange said...

Love your latest journal art, Chick! And, what a great post. Yes! Feel the fear and do it anyway. I think you always feel stronger and more alive for every experience. I hope all goes well for you at this busy time and that you find the energy to do what needs to be done. As for stepping out of my comfort zone ... I think it's putting everything into writing my novel and leaving behind the security of what I had before. Scary but feels so right! xx

La Dolce Vita said...

great post! good luck getting it all done! hope it goes smoothly!

Kimmie said...

Great post ..... and a very challenging question ...... I think I've been too busy SEEKING my Comfort Zone :)

linda said...

are you kidding? i scare myself every single day just by thinking... :)

you and your sweetie have had quite a time of it, it sounds and so, I am hoping for you, plenty of scary things but besides that, also some quiet and less stress--full moments too...we all need a balance to stay well and whole, a little scared, a little less stress, it's good that way in my book anyway...

in the meantime, I will keep wandering over to see your newest scary themed painting/drawing/idea/momentary delight