Thank you dear friends and followers for your visits, for your love and prayers for both myself and Freddie.
I really appreciate you taking the time to call in, view my artwork and leave such wonderful comments.
Sending you all love, hugs and blessings,

June xxx

Sunday 26 September 2010

Pretty thing..

This is just a pretty thing I made yesterday.....

Be the Person Within....

Be the person you want to be,
The person deep within.
Don't be afraid to face the world....
Let the future begin.

Hitch your wagon to a star
And follow where it leads.
Be strong of purpose, brave in heart,
As every plan succeeds.

Time to be what you want to be,
Step forward, take your cue.
The spotlight on, the curtain raised,
The stage is set for you.

                                        Iris Hesselden

This poem brings back memories of how I used to be a long time ago.
I had no confidence, had always been shy and any opinions I ever dare voice were quickly stamped on.
Since those far off days I've worked hard to have more confidence and when facing a situation I was nervous about, meeting lots of people etc. I told myself, act AS IF.

AS  IF you are more than equal to anyone there.
AS IF you have the most beautiful shoes on and you can walk on air.
AS IF you have just stepped out of the beauty parlour and are really looking your best.
AS IF you have the confidence to do ANYTHING.

Try it......it works and becomes an easy habit. I lost most of my shyness and became my own person. Of course you still have niggles. When I saw a Course advertised for those who lack self esteem in a lady's private house, I threw caution to the wind and joined.
What I saw and heard amazed me. It was confidential, what we saw and talked about stayed in that room.
There were the most beautiful, well dressed women there but I acted  AS IF and fitted right in.
I learned one was a model and one I became close to was a Countess.
And all of them had lower self esteem than I.
That Course and those memories have served me well.

So dear friends I send you love and blessings this Sunday and Thank You for visitting.

June xx


Lovey said...


From the Kitchen said...

Beautifully stated! Your confidence shines through you wonderful art. I enjoy visiting every day.


Yvonne said...

Gorgeous piece, June! and your words are so true!

Faye said...

I love the beautiful digital art above. She is a thing of beauty. I could echo you comments about self confidence myself. I so agree with you.

Bill said...

The collage is regally beautiful. So are you!

Anonymous said...

Pretty thing is very pretty :-)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is so beautiful, June! And I love the "As If"--that is amazing too...the words are so true.
I hope you're having a beautiful weekend!

Patti said...

As always, stunning piece of artwork. She is positively beautiful!!!

And you and I have shared stories. You know that I felt like you did for a LONG time. It is only in recent years that I've come to realize that I'm not inferior to others...just because I may have different likes and dislikes, etc. I have learned to embrace who I am and not feel that I have to apologize for who I am.

Great, uplifting thoughts.

Have a lovely day.


Jester said...

This is beautiful, June, and thanks for sharing that lovely poem.

LynnF said...

Your words are spot-on, June, and your true, beautiful self shines through! Thank you for your uplifting words and letting me get to know you better! Big hugs from LynnF

Diane said...

Greetings Dearest June, your work just keeps getting better and better! Thanks so much also for sharing the marvelous poem with us. It is really timely for me, having started my collage-a-day project this year, and putting up a blog. Your "Pretty Thing" is so sweet and nostalgic, it's a delight!

Hugs, Diane