Age versus Dreams. I remember when I was young, I was a carefree lady that left home at 18 and went off to find myself. I had lots of dreams, I wanted to be an artist and a fashion designer. Eventually I did do my fashion designing and realized that it was not for me, so I went off to the Cayman Islands with Paul and did a few years stance there and started venturing into the art business and found some success. 10 years ago I opened my first little art gallery in Wells, B.C. and found more success, now I am here in Golden and wondering what is my next big dream. It is amazing how age defines our goal settings. I felt limitless when I was young, I was never afraid of much, now I am an older middle age girl I wonder how many more dreams can I dream up and if they are all possible to come true. I hope so, after all I consider myself a Late Bloomer, so I do look forward to my older self and see what else I can accomplish by the time I hit 100. Here is an interesting article about Carmen Herrera, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Herrera She has always been an artist but she did not get any recognition till she turned 101 years old. Finally at 101, she got her first solo show in the world renowned Whitney Museum. So ladies, it is never too late to chase our dreams, let Age not Define our Potential nor the Scope of our Dreams. Leave me a comment on your thoughts, I would love to hear about it.
Hi everyone! I am excited to announce the launch of my Ting Yuen Art Facebook Page. Please join me for dialy inspirations and art tutorials and get a chance to WIN A PRINT!! So here are the Rules:
I am giving away TWO OPEN EDITION PRINTS of your Choice (8"x10" or 8"x8"). In order to participate, all you have to do is "LIKE" my new Ting Yuen Art page and "TAG" a friend. Winner will be randomly selected. You must do BOTH to participate. Winner will be randomly selected on March 14th and the announcement will be made via Facebook on March 15th, 4:00 p.m. Mtn time. Good Luck everyone! Can't wait to share more inspirations with you
Guidance painting by Ting Yuen
Dear friends and family, here is a reminder that all great Achievements came from many Small Steps. Have you ever compare yourself to other peoples' successes with envy?
Triumphs came from Mistakes
But don't forget all triumphs do not come easy, they come from many years in the making. Some of these players may have gone bankrupt before succeeding. Most of the time the lessons that they have learnt from their mistakes eventually brought them to great achievements.
Determination and Hard Work Count
I remember when I first started my art business, I looked at the more successful artists with envy but through Determination and Hard work, I ended up with my own gallery. As time goes by I crave for more and strive to grow my business to a newer height.
Always be willing to be a Beginner
So now I am back to being the Beginner, learning new things, touching the on-line business, re-designing my own website and taking courses to learn more about this On-line World. I am taking my baby steps everyday.
Patience and Persistence will take the reign......eventually!
At times it just can't seem to move any faster for me but I remind myself that every step I take daily will only come to a better future. I allow myself to make mistakes, slow down, feel stupid but be persistent.
So friends and family do not despair if you are working on something and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere it is only because all Accomplishments take time, so be Patient, trust your Intuition and be Determine.
Do you have a failure that became a success after some persistent hardship? I would love to hear about it please share with me.
With honor, in mind and spirit,
Today, a friend of mine said to me that she doesn't care about fame or fortune and all she really wants is "to be Free, live life, savor it and roll in it". And I thought to myself "isn't that everybody's dream"?
But are we working towards Freedom? I know it sounds oxymoron that we have to work on being Freed. Because Freedom doesn't mean we just sit around all day and do nothing. Freedom means we get to do what we love to do all day long. So how do we get there, "Strategic Planning".
For instance: How do you quit the job that you dislike that is sucking the life out of you? or How do you get yourself out of debt that is weighing you down?
By taking baby steps, it may mean you need to take a course to get your dream job or it may mean you need to take on a part time job just so that you can pay off your debt.
Whatever it takes, we need to be pro-active towards gaining the freedom that we need and design the life that we crave. No matter how difficult it is we need to implement that first step. Before we know it, freedom will become our reality. I know it is not easy my friends but we are made for difficult things, we have the smarts and the strength.
If you have enjoyed this post please leave me a comment. And if you have a story to share on how you have gained freedom through your determination please share as well. I would love to hear about it.
With honor in mind and in spirit,
Ting Yuen Art
Hi I am Ting, I am so glad that you are here.