One of the most common opinions that was often hurled my way when I decided to quit my job and pursue painting as a full time profession, was that there was absolutely no way that I would ever be able to stand out in the vast world of emerging artists and make any sort of living off my work - especially while being a stay at home mom to two little boys. I knew that it was a terrifying and unpredictable leap of faith, but it was one that set my heart and soul on fire with excitement and purpose, and that alone was enough for me. Too often we settle for less because we are scared of failing, scared of judgement, and scared of being vulnerable in a world that can be cruel and relentless to those who stray from the ordinary - but that is no way to exist. Here is what I wholeheartedly believe. I believe that if you show up and pour every single ounce of your being into your craft with sincerity, vulnerability, and an insatiable hunger for knowledge and growth then you will succeed. Not only will you succeed, but you will be honouring your heart’s calling and that is the greatest gift that you can ever give yourself. All of those comfort seeking nay sayers were absolutely right about one thing, and one thing only - that there absolutely is a vast world of emerging artists out there. What they fail to recognize is that each of those passionate souls are actually living their ultimate truth and in turn finding a joy and fulfillment that will only inspire those around them to jump in and do the exact same...and if you ask me, that is exactly what this world needs more of.
This painting is 36x54 oil on canvas and has sold...
I love the blue and white feels coming from this bathroom. Recycled glass countertops (IceStone), large mirror, double vanity, and those cool light fixtures are amazing! Tibet Sea flooring for this bathroom. 📷: @serenitydesign
Be wild. Stay wild. Stay out of your comfort zone and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s ok to fail and succeed at the same time. Keep it rolling 👌🏻
9 61913 September, 2019
Have you ever been to a Dark Sky Park? Today I (@saschabendix) will introduce you to the award winning Astrophotographer 🌟 Ruslan Merzlyakov @rmerzlyakov. In 2017 Møn became the first Dark Sky Park and community in Scandinavia.
This was only possible because of the very low light pollution in the area. This means that the sky is so dark that you can see, what feels like, millions of stars in the night sky and the milky way looks outstanding 🌟💫⭐️🌙 2 months ago Ruslan started in an internship here in on Møn. His task is to strengthen the Dark Sky Park project a make it more visible to both the locals and visiting tourists. Yesterday he won two prizes for his photos in the “Astronomy photographer of the year awards” in London.
Big congratulations to him👏
Next year I hope this photo will win, because it is my all time favourite and I hope you all also like it.
Remember that the camera 📸 sees more than the eye 👁 so what you see on the photo is really there, but the human eye can not see it all. #visitdenmark#danishtakeover