Starr White's Blog (4)

Every Expression Has Value

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action;  and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.  If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.  The world will not have it.  You must keep that channel open.  It is not for you to determine how good it is, nor how valuable.  Nor how it compares with other expressions.  It is for you to keep it yours. clearly and…


Added by Starr White on June 22, 2013 at 2:32pm — No Comments

What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

I recently saw an episode of Oprah's Lifeclass in which she shared that this question is posted on the wall at the headquarters of Facebook.  It really got me thinking.  How about you?  What would you do if you weren't afraid?

Would you break out that big canvas you bought yourself but haven't had the courage to paint on yet?

Would you approach your local cafe's and galleries about displaying some of your work?

Would you organize an art show of one, and just set yourself…


Added by Starr White on November 7, 2011 at 4:29pm — 8 Comments

Letting Go of Expectations

A dear friend  (our own dear Meg) recently shared a concept with me that has really stuck in my heart and mind and is changing my life.  So, I thought I would share it with you in hopes that it would help you as it has me.  She said that our unhappiness with things in our life does not result from what those things are, but from what we want them to be.  In other words, it's not how something turns out that is the cause of our disappointment, but rather our expectations of how we wanted it…


Added by Starr White on October 26, 2011 at 7:47pm — 5 Comments


Have you ever heard that "life begins at 40"?  Well, I'm a believer.  I recently turned 40 and I have to tell you that I have experienced a profound change in the past year.  All my life, as far back as I can remember, I have wanted to be an artist.  I remember winning an art contest in the 6th grade.  I won with a picture of the Egyptian queen, Nefertiti, that I drew and colored with crayons.  But my well-meaning parents soon squelched any artistic aspirations I may have had in favor of…


Added by Starr White on September 6, 2011 at 6:44pm — No Comments


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