Friday Affirmations — don’t be afraid

don’t be afraid to step into your colorful life…

Don't be afraid to step into your colorful lifeWhy does it take us so long to simply live our lives full of color and light.  I know it took me over 50 years to reach that sparkle place where I want to be as colorful everyday, all day before my expiration date. One lovely gal commented about her preacher’s post a while back and about us all having an expiration date..  Life has an experation date he said in a sermon.  Well yes it does…As someone who has lost both her parents, and most of her immediate relatives, you betcha, life expires.

Maybe that’s why I am intent upon filling my days with as much color and life as possible.  Don’t want to waste the gifts I have been given. Do I slack off and waste the minutes, yes I do.  Then I try to kick myself back into shape and realize time(which after all is made up) is a wasting….and what am I doing with it.

Hopefully making myself happy and in the process sharing that happiness with those around me.  Good gets good gets good on into infinity.

Spread color and shine, baby shine.


Linking up to Paint Party Friday and Mandarin Orange Monday


45 Responses to “Friday Affirmations — don’t be afraid”

  1. Tracey Fletcher King August 16, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    perfectly put!!!! inspiring as always

  2. Dorthe August 16, 2013 at 3:00 am #

    TRUE and WICE words dear Corrine…
    After loosing my sister to cancer some 5 years ago, I also desited to alwayes wear colours ,in dressing and jeweleries…and not to fall back to the black`s I used before … I still every day put on something wonderfully coloured!! I see the same in your beautiful art here,– the heawy and serious no colours, and the happy and shining beautiful painting !! Gorgeous with the light lillac tones!! Hope your weekend shines !!!

  3. Heidi Pauer August 16, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    Thanks, Corrine, for the reminder and the clarity. Your sparkle reminds us of my own sparkle. The time is now. 🙂

  4. Dianne Nunn August 16, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    Lovely post Corrine. colour is so important – life affirming.

  5. sharon August 16, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    The best advice I have heard in a long time! I will try my best baby! Sending hugs!

  6. denthe August 16, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    This is gorgeous! I love how it blends from grey into lush and bright colours. and that saying is so true …..

  7. Ginny August 16, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    Beautifully put. It is so important to step into the colorful life that we are meant to live. Beautiful words for a beautiful and colorful painting.

  8. valerie-Jael August 16, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    You are so right! Valerie

  9. Carolyn Dube August 16, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    It has taken me quite a bit of time too to embrace the colorful life- but now that we’re here- look out!

  10. Dawn August 16, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    Beautifully worded Corrine and SOOOOOOOOOOO true.
    Huge hugs x x x x x

  11. Kat August 16, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    Such a lovely message Corrine, your works always sparkle with color and positivity, you truly shine!

  12. Lisa Graham August 16, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Hear hear!


  13. Lynn August 16, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    I love this post, and your artwork. It really resonated with me.

  14. Angela August 16, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    So true…trying to convince my 24 year old daughter this…struggling to find her niche post college…
    Take care!

  15. Kay Wallace August 16, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    I am moved by both your painting and your words this morning, Carrine. I, too, have given up the navy blue, brown and black life of my youth. Somewhere along my life’s path, I have decided to wear purple and orange and sometimes even together. My sister once told me, “What others think of me is none of my business!” I have come to agree. Something else took me back to a conversation I had with my father when I told him I wanted to divorce my first husband. When he asked why, I said, “He doesn’t make me happy anymore,” to which my father responded, “It is not *his* job to make you happy…it is *your* job to make you happy.” And you are both so right! Thank you for such an affirmation this Friday, my friend.

  16. Jessica Sporn August 16, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    these are exactly the words I needed to hear today. Thank you my friend. You have ignited my spark!

  17. Kim August 16, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Love all the beautiful color and texture.

  18. gloria August 16, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    Hi Corrine, hope all is well with you. Loved your words, very moving. How right you are. Thanks for that food for thought. Your work is colorful and full of life, I love it. You asked me what is next after Nefertiti bust. I don’t know, but I do know that it will be full of life and very colorful.:) Take care.

  19. Marjie Kemper August 16, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Amen, Sistah!!!

  20. audrey August 16, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    Thank you, Corrine. I needed to read this! You always know just what to say.

  21. Linda K August 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    so well put Corrine-and a lovely art sample to represent it too!

  22. lyle baxter August 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    and you’ve had fun getting there and given us all some smiles too thanks!

  23. Abigail Davidson August 16, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Great message and painting! Love the quote and colors together. Happy PPF!

  24. Faye August 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Well put, Corrine. I love the colors in your art. My clothes have gotten brighter after I got into my 70s. I have lots of the hot coral, even shoes! I also love bright turquoise. And unfortunately those of us with loved ones who are very ill do realize there is an expiration date in life.

  25. Piarom August 16, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Great piece! so pure and true, so deep meanful and fun…LOOOVE it ♥♥♥ Conny

  26. Judy Shea August 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    Oh so true.. how many reach this full life feeling of color and living life to the fullest. Think of yourselves.. make yourself happy…. Most look for it all their lives. You inspire me, my friend. You’re the BEST!!

  27. sandra sherman August 17, 2013 at 7:22 am #

    Wonderful inspirational post. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art and words of wisdom:) HPPF

  28. lorraine August 17, 2013 at 7:42 am #

    Amen great colourful thoughts

  29. Gina Sismilich August 17, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    Wonderful post – at some point in life we all lose someone we love. I like that phrase – life has an expiration date. Too many people live in the greyness of no hope, bitterness and anger. I used to wear really
    neutral (drab LOL) colors. Now I embrace color in my clothing and my art. I love that painting – the color is there we have to look for it.

  30. Arnoldo L. Romero August 17, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    I couldn’t agree with you more. The spark of bright colors in the sea of gray truly said it all. Blessings!

  31. Pamela August 17, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    You got it right, Corrine!!!!

  32. samara August 17, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    This is a brilliant post Corrine. Sage Writing. Your piece is brilliant! In every way. xox

  33. Christine August 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    I love the sentiment here and it goes so beautifully with your art!

  34. Alison/craftytrog August 17, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    So inspiring! Thanks for sharing your words & art Corrine! x

  35. Suzy August 17, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Sparkle ON Corrine! Sparkle ON! Loving your words and your work of art!

  36. Anne August 18, 2013 at 3:56 am #

    Great post – that’s what I think, too! Beautiful art!

  37. Lori August 18, 2013 at 5:40 am #

    I enjoyed your post – both reading it and the image. I too have been making a conscious effort to be colourful. – in my clothes,my surroundings and even my hair (red stripy bits! – i mean real red). It took me longer than 50 years though… in my younger days I wore far too much black.
    I really do love your art.

  38. kirstin August 18, 2013 at 6:28 am #

    LOVE. IT. Such an inspiring post – thank you x

  39. Aga August 18, 2013 at 7:48 am #

    Beautiful and wise thoughts, Corrine. I have a feeling that I always find your thoughts when my spirit needs them the most. Thank you so much for it. Have a lovely, creative and filled with happiness week.

  40. Andrea @ From The Sol August 18, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    I am with you … putting color in your life happens when you learn that it is okay to do for yourself becuase that is where you find the energy to do for others. It takes time to arrive at that place … it is called successful aging … and it is easy if your heart is in the right place.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  41. Jenny August 19, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    Inspiring and beautiful post Corrine… and oh so true… love your painting….

    Jenny ♥

  42. Gloria J Zucaro August 19, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    Your life IS colorful and you make the sparkle! Thank you for sharing!

  43. Julie August 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    Color and light are two of my favorite things, Thank you for your words they are a wonderful reminder.

  44. nora clemens-gallo August 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    Beautiful post !!! Thank you for reminding us that. We do have an expiration date and we have to enjoy every day as it is the last. Something that I have to remind to myself often…

    Have an awesome day!

  45. Lori August 22, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    I returned to thank you for sharing your colour with Mandarin Orange Monday:))

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