Notes to Self

It is true I am full of dreams.  Sometimes I notice that I am scared to realise them, and then I think of the Mary Oliver quote  from The Summer Day:  ‘Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?’  It seems everyone is or needs a life coach these days.  Perhaps people feel they need a life coach because really they need to just look at themselves as recognise that they only have one life and yet are full of unfulfilled dreams and schemes.  I know I am, but I don’t need a life coach.  When I was younger I felt fearless almost.  Sometimes I feel that I need to recapture that fearlessness.  Other days I know that I will always be richer for the experiences that took away my fearlessness for a while.  I am a multitude of emotions; conflicting and co-existing simultaneously.  That’s creativity and I don’t mind.  I will always remember the Georgia O’Keeffe quote that went something like this:   ‘I’ve always been absolutely terrified every single moment of my life, and I’ve never let it stop me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.’  Such power in just a few words.  Talk about ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway. ‘ ~ Susan Jeffers ~ another great quote from a woman.

Feel it all, accept it, move with it, be with it, love it even, and never let it, whatever it is, stop you from reaching.

the lover


About alicemason1

Artist, painter. All works on this blog are my copyright. Do not use any works for your own websites, commercial ventures or publicity. If you would like to ask permission to use any works for your own ventures, please email me: or contact via this blog. Again, ALL WORKS ARE MY COPYRIGHT. Ask permission, and I will ask for a donation. Artists need to earn a living. Always credit an artist when you have obtained permission. I am an artist, illustrator and mother and live by the sea in the south east of England. I paint every day and am inspired by nature, mysticism and consciousness.. I hold art retreats in southern Spain. These retreats are for lovers of nature, art, walking, mountains, creativity, dance, music, yoga and meditation. I work alongside other artists to bring about these retreats. All works on this blog are my copyright. Do not use for your own purposes. If you would like to buy rights to use an image, please contact me on or visit my Etsy shop. My Etsy shop:
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