Friday, April 30, 2010

At the HeART of Friendship

When I sat down to journal this morning, and play around with my Caran d'Ache crayons, I wasn't exactly sure what direction my pages would take me. As I worked on the background, moving around the color with my water-reservoir brush and letting it drip and pool, my mind began to wander. I thought of the many friends I have made in the online art world and the impact they have had on my strides as an artist. I am perpetually encouraged, by the most talented artists, to try more, stretch farther, grow and learn.

The journal page above was created with a particular person in mind. My very dear friend Pam Carriker is one of the most talented and hardest working artists I know. Pam is a prime example of someone who set her sights on a dream and never looked back. Any setbacks that Pam had along her artistic journey, merely fueled the fire within her to keep on striving toward her dream. And now that Pam is an accomplished instructor and has been published multiple times in magazines, she continues to look ahead at opportunities to share her love of art. She will be teaching a workshop in Paris this winter, and at about that time will see her first book, Art at the Speed of Life, hit the bookstands.

So, Pam, this page is for you and comes with thanks for inspiring me to dream big and have a brave heart.

© Nancy Lefko


PCarriker said...

omgosh Nancy, you just made me cry. I appreciate you so much, always there with an encouraging word, ready to help any time asked and offer advice when needed. You are a true sister:-) Thank you so much. I can't wait till we get to meet IRL, we will, I know it!!

laurel said...

Lovely page and wonderful dedication. There are so many lovely artists who willing provide encouragement to others. Thanks for sharing.

Dianne said...

Love the page...

slommler said...

Fabulous journal page. And I have to agree with you. Pam is a wonderful inspiration. And so are you dear one!