Friday, February 22, 2013

The gray twilight

I started this blog to let people know something about me and my art, but its pretty obvious I'm not very good at keeping it up and posting often. I usually feel I don't know what to say and fear that what I put here would be thought of as stupid or worse yet, irrelevant and boring, so I put nothing. That's pretty much how I am about most things - I let fear & anxiety control my actions. Even though I'm that way, I have a desire to live a better life, to have the courage to live the life I dream of. I need to try. This quote from Teddy Roosevelt impresses me. My fear of failure keeps me from ever having a chance at glorious triumphs but I'm tired of living in the gray twilight.

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt


  1. You are such a gifted artist, Justine, and you have been a godsend to me on several projects. Fear and anxiety are just one part of the human experience and I can't imagine anyone who has not had to deal with these feelings -- some more than others, it seems. The best antidote I've found is to focus my time and energy on manageable tasks that I enjoy and am competent at; and to seek out and surround myself with like-minded positive-thinking people. Writing can be a great healer as well. I enjoy reading your blog.

    1. Thank you Yvonne, you are very kind. I am grateful for your encouragement. :)