Thursday, February 2, 2012

Late Night Mutterings...

Yep that's the title of this one... late night mutterings because that's exactly what it is. It's one of those middle of the night times when the music is going, the candles are burning, and I'm on a creative roll. Actually kinda unusual for this time of year since I usually go into the I don't know how to draw anything but stick figures, my house is a mess, and all I want to do is get cozy and snuggle with my favorite people.

This winter it's different somehow... don't get me wrong the funk has come at moments, but for the most part it seems as those my magic pants, yes... magic pants with all kinds of paint, scribble, and words like BE BRAVE are doodled on them are working for me.

I told you this was a late night muttering... what else is there to do at 1am while you wait for paint to dry?!

Anyway... what mutterings do you have to share?

Here's hoping you are doing what you love, healthy, and finding time to mutter late at night!

Inspired ~

Saturday, January 21, 2012

As artists and people in general we like to stay
 safe, protected and
in our comfort zone.  

But to truly have the life you want,
you absolutely must leave the one you have behind! 

Now I'm not suggesting here at all to pack your bags,
say goodbye to the ones you love,
and hit the road as a Gypsy...

 but we all have something that keeps us here... in our safe little place.

Maybe it's time to take the risk to let something go. 

Time to say I'm going to risk failure for a chance at success. 

 I'm going to be vulnerable to feel all the love I deserve. 

Who knows whatever it is... take a chance!

Here's to living your life & mine
fearless, brave & blossoming!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

OH WOW!!!!

I seriously need to apologize to several blogger friends!

So for two or more years I've been blogging. Blogging as an outlet. Blogging as a way to share my art. And. Blogging to make connections.

For 2 or more years I've been thinking I've been blogging to NO ONE!!
Well in an attempt to make a greater effort.
 That's a theme in my life now.

 I stumbled upon the COMMENT MODERATION tab!! Holy cow!!
15 pages of comments to publish! Wow!
 I wasn't the lone blogger after all!

So THANK YOU to all of you who shared such amazing stories, thoughts, prayers, and well wishes to me over the past 2 years! There are some blogger friends who continue to inspire, comment, and hung in there on my blog while I took a long soul searching break!

 Please check out these amazing women and their inspirational blogs: Kelly Berkey Designs, Kolleen at Heart Swing Sisters, Cathy Bueti, and there were so many more!

I hope this finds everyone stumbling on happy little surprises!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Getting an Early Start

Seriously, it's been almost a year since I blogged!? Okay so I have been making some major changes this past month. Fixing broken things, yea like relationships... mending broken roads, and creating new ways of doing things. So let's just say the almost one year anniversary of my not blogging is a way to publicly say I'm starting a new path in life. One of understanding, forgiveness, and yes a greater effort on my part!
Out with the old, in with the new. I think it's even showing in my work. For a while there the thought of picking up that paintbrush felt like picking up a massive rock. That's gone... creativity is flowing and with more inspiration than ever! Here's to an early start to the New Year ahead! I'm ready for a new path! I'm ready to be brave and not let the fear of failure stop me! I hope this finds all of you conquering old habits and traveling on a new more inspired path! Thanks for hanging in here while I took a long, long break! ~XOXO Krista

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Okay So I Guess I Have to Admit....

Maybe it all wasn't an accident... this art thing that I've got going on.  Maybe it was something inside that was just waiting to come out at the right time. 

I have always been a big believer of when it's your time... it's your time... no matter what you're talking about.  Things always have a reason for happening... something bigger, better, etc... but for some reason I've always said this was all an accident.. whatever it is I am glad it found me and I am doing what I love!

Today I wanted to share something exciting I was asked to be a part of. Back in December I was asked to be a guest on a show called, The Good Life.  It's a Christian TV Program that highlights people using their God given talents and ministries. 

At first I have to admit I was apprehensive about the whole thing.  For one I didn't feel worthy or an Artist enough to be asked to do something like that.  The self-defeating thought was that I wasn't extremely religious and would that be okay.  What did I really have to talk about and would anyone really want to hear it? Blah!Blah!Blah!

Well, I'm hear to say I was wrong to think all of it!  Fear is what was stopping me... fear of maybe being portrayed wrong, or being boring, or just being nervous.  I actually had a great time! 

Ken & Barbara the two show hosts were seriously some of the nicest people I have ever met.  They made me feel at ease.  The shows producer Cheryl was extremely welcoming, assuring & supportive.

In the end it was a fun experience that I am glad I did.  It made me realize that maybe this all wasn't an accident.  That we are all on a journey in our lives and each experience is just another stop that we make to growing, learning and reaching for our dreams. 

The Good Life - Krista J. Brock - GLB120 from The Good Life on Vimeo.

I will say one thing is for sure... seeing yourself on TV is crazy!  How many of us actually look in the mirror while talking?  We don't!  I had no idea how much I spoke with my hand and eyes... definitely funny for me to watch! 

I hope this finds you discovering what you want to be doing!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy New Year & Lots of other Ramblings...

Okay so 2011!!! Wow!!  

Again it is here that time when we are say:

What are we doing here?  
What do we want out of life? 
Where are we going?  
How are we going to make our dreams happen? 

January is always a time of reflection, organizing, and endless thoughts of 



It's a time to be 




that what is to be will be!
I hope this finds all of you kicking off the New Year with clear eyes, new perspective & being BRAVE in your hopes & dreams!!!
I have so many new things to share with you in the next few weeks so stay in touch... 

Wishing you a year inspired by Life+Love+Faith

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Seriously??? Almost 2 Months Has Gone By...

Wow!!!  I seriously cannot believe I've almost let two whole months slip by with no posting!  I've missed it to be honest... I've missed putting myself out there and I've missed my sweet blogger friends popping in to say hello!

So much has gone on... luckily my neck is all back into place thanks to a miracle worker of a chiropractor!  Work has been busy and I've created so many new things I'm excited about.  Lots of doors are opening and I'm excited and scared all at the same time... just trying to trust that everything will be as it should be.

New things in my shop & at Artistree Co-Op

I had one of those moments today where everything seems to be going in the right direction, opportunities are happening, creativity is flowing, and I haven't completely lost my mind yet (yet) while the hubs is working out of town still... everything is going in the right direction....

BUT... and here's the big BUT.... I get nervous at those moments... I know it's not good, but I do. Putting yourself out there as an artist is scary anyway... but then when you begin to feel like it just might take off that is scary too.  The fear of failure... the fear of being overwhelmed... the fear of success... so tonight I am putting a STOP to it! 

I'm going to TRUST from this point forward that what will be will be... and everything will be alright... better than alright!  I've had these moments before like when you hear that your going to have a little person to take care of the rest of their lives... a journey that is thrilling and scary all at the same time... one filled with ups and downs, but in the end one that brings you pure bliss even through the growing and challenging times.

So... I'm going to walk through any open doors and greet new opportunities being BRAVE and enjoying each and every moment.

Here's hoping that all of you are not letting FEAR stop you from BLISS!