Friday, January 13, 2012

Courage







"You cannot be truthful if you are not courageous.


You cannot be loving if you are not courageous.

You cannot be trusting if you are not courageous.

You cannot enter into reality if you are not courageous.

Hence courage comes first... and everything else follows.”



Osho, 1931-1990


~steph~


28 comments:

Mandy said...

oh steph, i love your work...you are brilliant at this!!!xxx

Anne said...

Lovely! I really like your sketches and collages, lovely use of color! <3
Great quote, too. :))

Netty said...

These are such beautiful paintings, love them. Happy PPF, x

SHERI C said...

Your works are simply GORGEOUS!
The quote this week was needed too, I wish I was more courageous in my life's walk.
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
HappyHorseStudio

Pointy Pix said...

such lovely words and such gorgeous illustrations to go along with them. I especially love the swan colalge.

Carol L McKenna said...

Love your art style and so well done ~~ thanks, namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

art2cee2 said...

Just beautiful and I love that words that go with the painting. :-)

Fallingladies said...

Love your sketchbook!

NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous sketching! You make it look so efortless. :)

Daniele Valois said...

Oh, great quote! I love this third piece. The peaceful, courageous, swan with all those colorful dots!!! beatiful layers!

Christine said...

just beautiful work as usual Steph and nice words too.

BlackPumpkin said...

amazing! Love your sketches!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful painting and writing to complement the images.

I'm especially fond of the first image and the growth it represents.

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Robin said...

Wonderful sketches! I really enjoyed the fist one! ~Happy PPF #2 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

So beautiful- I wish I had it in my hands to flip through in real life!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

These are lovely! I especially like the first and third one.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Courage and moving forward.....lovely words. Swans and tissue circles, yum and sketching is so pleasurable to view. xox Corrine

Beadwright said...

These are amazing. I love your color and placement.
Nicole/Beadwright

carlarey said...

Your sketches always inspire me. I especially love the swan.

kimmie said...

your paintings are so beautiful Steph! I DO know that it takes courage to step out and not only do it once, but do it regularly. Your style and technique are becoming finely tuned with each piece ... I am inspired to be courageous!

*jean* said...

gorgeous!! love that top one especially!! happy PPF, steph!

Kristin Dudish said...

Beautiful! I love the layering in the last one (and I see "Niagara Falls" in the text - I live 1/2 hour away from Niagara Falls).

xo
Kristin

~*~Patty S said...

your sketches are beyond brilliant dear Steph!

AND I spy a stunning swan that looks a lot like the beauty you send to me...I Love the little book you made for me dear one!
oxo

Belinda Carson said...

Such exquisite work! Absolutely lovely!!

Heather said...

I really love your creations. You have a really unique style. Don't loose that. Its beautiful colors and lines.

Betty said...

love your sketches and watercolouring...amazingly beautiful!!

~*~Patty S said...

I finally posted an extra little thank you to your for your lovely swan book on my T Tuesday post this week!
oxo
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Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful work! I love the soft feel.
Rinda