Saturday, January 5, 2008

IF: 100%..........determined


The way I see it, babies are 100% determined to learn to walk and see the world. Nothing deters a baby from getting up and trying to walk. They start off very unstable, wobbly and shakey. They fall, trip, stumble and bump themselves time after time and yet they keep trying, over and over and over again in order to accomplish this goal. I love to see their determination. I wonder if they realize that the ability to walk will gain them freedom and independance? I also wonder what happens to us as we grow? It seems as though many people loose that enthusiasm to try something new or difficult. The ability to walk will open the door to greater adventures and nothing can stop a baby from trying to accomplish this seemingly unsurmountable task. Isn't it interesting that we all, with no prior experience, very little coordination and hardly any muscle tone were also able to learn how to walk. So, shouldn't we be able to accomplish anything that we put our minds to? We all share this amazing experience from our babyhood to remind us and to carry us through life (literally and figuratively!)
So, start walking!!

24 comments:

marcisenders said...

Beautiful!

Kathy Weller said...

Fabulous work... And, I know just what you're talking about!! Ever watch a baby's face? It's like watching a movie, there are so many different nuanced expressions moving in and out. Really brings you back to the kernel of first experiencing anything in life - it is wonderful to be able to see someone experience all of that!

Kate said...

How wonderful Debbie! I love the painting and it is even better with your little "motivational" snippet of wisdom!

ValGalArt said...

Great wake-up call and you are so right Debbie! Lovely piece too!

Regina said...

Great post and illustration. I've had a very nice time checking your blog out. Very lovely. And what a pretty store too!

Rui Sousa said...

nice! congratolations!
www.ruisousaartworks.blogspot.com

Alison Gibbs said...

Great post Debbie.
Alison

claudine hellmuth said...

love this!

Michelle said...

Debbie!

I LOVE this painting and the post! Great topic!

Blessings,
Michelle

dec0r8or said...

I love the serene look on the face of your "baby" in your painting, Debbie. She looks like she knows something we don't know...

Thanks for the words of wisdom. I'm about to embark on a somewhat risky venture, and you're right--I need to JUST WALK!

Happy New Year to you and yours. Best of luck for a great yaer at the store.

Tony LaRocca said...

Nothing can keep a determined baby from pooping up a stink either! :)

alex said...

What a lovely piece. The serenity is wonderful.

studio lolo said...

You're so right!We can learn a lot from babies :)

Thanks for the story about your dad's woolen socks. There's nothing worse than WET wool socks to make your feet itch like mad! I don't blame him for taking them off!

enigma said...

great text---so true. i need the reminder. so thanks!

Lisa said...

What fun read. This print is beautiful too. Pleasure to stop by and visit.

Happy New Year!

DesigningFairy said...

Yes, yes, keep walking! WE must keep walking. Happy New year!

Rrramone said...

Amen sister. Great drawing!!

Ursula Shaw said...

Love it! Wonderful illustration.

rbaird said...

So true, so true! Lovely post and illustration.

bookbabie said...

Great print and true sentiment:)

carylsrealm said...

Love the painting, and love the sentiment!

Merisi said...

This is a beautiful painting,
and a beautiful image you're reminding us. Remember how much a baby enjoys being cheered on? A big cheer to you and a Happy New Year!

Debbie Egizio said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and for taking the time to let me know what you think about this IF post. I wish the absolute best to all of you this coming year!!

Random York said...

Wow! This is awesome!