Monday, September 14, 2009

September Marsh, plein air painting, Jan Blencowe

copyright 2009, Jan Blencowe, Connecticut, USA
10x12, acrylic, finished w/ an archival varnish, unframed
See this painting in a frame on my website
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I'd like to share something with you today that I read this week in Molly Gordon's newsletter, it's an important message that I think we all need to ponder.....

You've probably seen the Marianne Williamson quote that begins:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us."

Well, I propose a corollary.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are without resources. Our deepest fear is that we are infinitely and completely supported. It is the wealth of opportunity, not the lack of resources, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to benefit from the work and support of others? "Actually, who are you to do it alone? You are a child of God. Pretending to be an only child or an orphan does not serve the world. "There is nothing enlightened about doing it all yourself so that other people won't envy or resent you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And to shine in that way requires that we open our minds and hearts to infinite Love, Love that is made manifest in the kindness of strangers, the support of friends, and the brilliance of those who have gone before us. "It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And as we allow others to help our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." ~ Molly Gordon

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This thought really spoke to me. I do tend to "do it all myself" and ask myself "Who am I to benefit from the work and support of others? "

Plus, I often find it hard to ask for what I need. After reading this I decided that perhaps I should ask for the kindness of others in helping me so here goes....

As I work to share my landscape paintings with others I'd like to be able to help prospective collectors understand the joy of owning a piece of original art.

If you have purchased a painting from me would you write a short testimonial that tells others why you chose the painting, how it makes you feel, how it has enhanced your life etc. and give me permission to share it here on the blog and on my website and in printed materials I create.

I've heard it said that we are no longer in the age of imformation, we are now in the age of recommendation. I would love to have authentic words from my collectors to share with others.

Thanks in advance for your kindness and help with this. E-mail me at


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