Friday, October 9, 2009


As some of you may know, I am a big believer in the power of an affirmation and have an affirmation journal that I write in when I can and have started posting my favorites on my fridge and next to my bed so I see them often.

For some reason, about a month ago, I was drawn to an book on my shelf that a friend gave me about 5 years ago called, Holy Moly Maceroli, about a woman and her card making buisness. One of my favorite books.

I opened it up to a page with an affirmation from the artist Janet Ghio. She posted this affirmation that she had written while doing The Artists Way, a great book which helped me creatively very much in my life.

I loved her words and wanted to post it here. I have really never thought of myself as making a living as an artist. Sounds weird but I never has really said the words, "I make my living as an artist. " I have been using her words lately and a funny thing has happened. I have been selling more work little by little and have been given more opportunities for my work that I never have thought of before.

I would love you guys to have this and post it on your blogs if you like, I think these words are very powerful. For me, the one thing I want in my life is to make a living as an artist so I will be thinking that way from now on!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! I have my booth at the Art Faire in San Juan Capistrano tomorrow and will be taking the rest of the weekend off, so I will see you Tuesday!


Michelle :)


Anonymous said...

I must star now! I'll take your advice, and from now on star thinking i can live as an artist...
thanks for the thought..

and many days of great inspiration for U.. keep creating and surprising us!


pinky said...

Great proclaimation! I must have a look for that book, sounds like it might be interesting.

Snap said...

I love the affirmation. Good luck and, above all, have fun at the Art Faire in San Juan Capistrano tomorrow.

Terri's Cards N' More said...

What a beautiful affirmation. I have never claimed to be an artist, but maybe I should start thinking like one. Thanks for sharing this wonderful sentiment. Good luck at the Art Faire.

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Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

One good affirmation deserves another --- you're not just an artist, you're a FANTASTIC artist! Hugs! :o)

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Michelle said...

You guys are awesome, thank you all for your lovely words, I appreciate them so much!

Michelle :)

Cyrille said...

I have read on the beneficial effects of positive affirmation. In fact, aside from posting and reading positive affirmations boosting my confidence,I also read several lines telling me that I feel fine(especially after ordering antidepmeds at due to my depression my confidence has been flagging lately, but because of my belief in positive affirmation, I am able to cope better with my moods now.

Leonie said...

Wow how applicable is this!!???
thank you for sharing- I have just popped a note on my blog about your quote and a link to your blogspot- hope thats ok??
best fairy wishes
leonie :-)
- aka purplefairylady1