He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how… or… My word for 2013

There is a lot to think and say about Nietzsche…not here though- LOL- but this quote above by him…is a smart one! So…let’s get a bit philosophical…sigh ;)



I have thought long about my word for 2013. Last year it was “transform”. I transformed in different ways, than I anticipated. But still I guess I transformed…2012 was a hard year for me…in many ways. A lot of questioning in different directions…and over the question how to do certain things, I lost my reasons why I was doing them.



Why did I quit my job, why did I become a mixed media artist, why do I blog, why do I do Creative JumpStart, why do I take care of my great-aunt, why am I on the house condo committee, why ….?

Everything last year was just about : How? How to manage financially, how to get further with my art, how to keep up with blogging, how to organize Creative JumpStart and how to take care of all things related to taking care of an elderly person, how to …HOW..?


I lost myself in the how… and that although I do so perfectly know WHY! I do know all the why’s to those things. I do ! I just need to keep my focus on that instead of how…the rest will just come …hopefully LOL. Just today I had to remind myself ¬†again on the why I do something…


that’s WHY! ;)

Ah- and the canvas…well it is the old one from last year – “transform”- was transformed- so there ;)

Have a gorgeous day!

Huge Hugs


Comments (26)

  • samara


    Hi Nat…are the creative jump start on hold? i haven’t received one after Julie’s. I’m loving them so just wondering. Now I found YOUR blog I have to go looking around. Byezie…talk back soon. Lovies, samara


    • M. Carmen - Cuchy


      Hi Samara, I?m Cuchy, one of the jumpstarters.
      Please, read the FAQ’s and try what we suggest. unsubscribe and subscribe again or use another email account. If that do not work, send a message to cjs email, please.
      thank you, Cuchy


  • lacyquilter


    Fabulous canvas! I totally love all the wonderful texture.


  • Marjie Kemper


    That’s one gorgeous canvas, Nat. LOVE it. WHY? Because you made it, and you rock!


  • Sue Clarke


    What so you don’t want comments on the shriek post Nat.
    Why you are almost evil and mean (totally kidding of course).
    You give so much for free that a few days off is just fine.
    CJS rocks as usual. Thanks for doing it. A donation will find it’s way there by the end of the month for sure. It’s like a super online class with variety and inspiration!
    Happy CHA even though I’m sure the deadlines will be stressful the community of artists will lift your spirits (and keep you up late). Who knows, maybe you’ll find a new pair of


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