"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.



Good morning everyone,

I wanted to clarify something about one of the paintings I posted. The one I titled "Imprint" I think I mislead you on it - unintentionally - but need to set it right.

This painting is actually a copy of one I saw in a book I have - I loved it and wanted to see if I could reproduce it for my own use in my home - I probably should have not posted it. But as I was painting it the meaning behind the collaged pieces below the surface and the elements on top became personal to me and I loved the way it turned out. I probably should not have titled it since it was not an original of mine, but it had meaning to me. I should have given credit for the original to it's proper creator - Douglas Bell. I did not even think about it - it was not left out to try to make it seem like it was my idea - to be honest I did not even think of it in those terms. I am learning here.

On one of the art sites I am a part of a woman, and rightly so, and made a comment about me not mentioning his name. I went back to all the sites where I posted the painting and explained. Actually my first response was to delete her comments and run!!!! I felt so bad, so guilty even thought it was not done with the intention to deceive. But I realized that it was better to be honest about it - I am not perfect - and have no intention to make others think I am. I lived most of my live trying to make others think I had it all together, to make myself look good. So, here is a real moment in my life, and I have learned a lesson.

Please accept my humble apologies - first to Douglas Bell for not giving you credit - and to all of you who may feel like I was trying to "pass one off on you"!!! That was not my hearts intent.



mystele said...

oh good grief, mary!!! anyone who truly knows you- has spent any time at all reading your blog- knows that was NOT AT ALL your intention. there is no reason to be under the weight of guilt, girl. guilt is what you should be running from! you are FREE. don't put on any more chains. we know you are learning. and you're a very good student!

you are LOVED.

Jennifer said...

Don't feel so bad!! We know you weren't meaning any harm. You cleared it all up... no biggie!!

lori vliegen said...

hi mary! try not to be so hard on yourself....we know how sweet you are and that you always have the best of intentions! many hugs to you...:)

Mary said...

Thank you ladies for your kind words, I appreciate that you know my heart.

After leaving the painting up for a few days I decided it best to delete it. I will enjoy it in my home - funny how it has taught me many lessons!!

Sandy Poppins said...

Mary I am new to your blog, came via the kathryn wheel, this is the first post I have read so I haven't seen the painting you mention here but I just wanted to encourage you and say that you have shown great humility in your words of explanation...its honourable and refreshing. I look forward to browsing further.