Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wishcast Wednesday...

Jamie is offering up another wonderful question today...What do you wish to tell the world? If you have not been to her new Studio on her name above and enjoy!!!

So to the question...I guess those of you who follow my blog kinda know I have issues with unfair treatment of others, especially those who are unique. My last two posts were pretty focused on that concept. So I thought I would maybe go in another direction. I frequently use the phrase "Let Fly". Not let fly with a bunch of F words etc.. I brave, let loose of old ideas, try something new, step out in faith, speak, write, create..Let Fly!!!

Given my profession as a teacher of young children, I am blessed with daily reminders about what it is like to be young. As a teacher I am always striving to be create wonderful memories for my kiddos. In return they remind me that it is ok to be silly, blissful, to stop and do not much of anything for a bit, to share, to love. To Let Fly! You should see what happens around here when the music gets turned up loud!! Whoo hoo lots of line dancing and massive silliness ensues!! Loove it!!!

I have been accused in my lifetime of being immature. Well..yup there is that. There are certainly things there that needed to mature..I believe they have...mostly! A friend of mine recently describe my artwork as having "childlike qualities". Whooo hoo she gets me!! I hope so, I pray so.. that when people see my artwork or photos that they will smile. Because when I draw dragons in bonsai trees, or witchy villages, mermaids frolicking..they make me smile. They are intended to do the same for you. I want you to look back at your childhood and think to yourself....Oh remember that wonderful book about.....I loved that story. I want you to feel that joy, bliss, silliness, the peace you felt at that moment. I want you to bring that into your adult life. I want you to "Let Fly".

So what I want to say to the world is...Don't forget what you loved as a child, bring it back into your life. Be brave, be silly, be blissful, be adventurous, be creative and Let Fly!
Namaste, Sarah


Holly said...

OH! wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!!!! Thank you so much for this!!! Thank you!

As Sarah wishes so rightly for herself and all of us, so I lovingly and with intention wish for her also!

I adore you.

Giulietta said...

Hi Sarah,

I'm a HUGE unicorn fan and often describe myself as one. I love your illustration of the unicorn and your wish for us all to be more childlike. Who dreamed up being a rigid adult anyway? I wish that all of your amazing wishes come true.

Giulietta, inspirational rebel

p.s. glad you've got the name/url option checked below. I can't respond to all blogspot users ...

Kim said...

I love the phrase "Let Fly." Would you create a piece of art that features those beautiful words?

As Sarah wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Anonymous said...

As Sarah wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

You and I are on the same wavelength this morning! :)

Sara said...

As Sarah wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

I love this wish so much! xx

Girlie-Queue said...

Dearest Sarah...thank you so much - I collected Unicorns my whole youth and only gave them away when I had a home too small for all of my nick-knacks...I now only have three left, but your picture brought back all the hope and love and deeply magical things I always believed...thanks.
As Sarah wishes for herself, so too do I wish for Sarah -Aho bright beautiful soul!

MamaRose said...

As Sarah wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
Let Fly!!I love it!!

Jennifer said...

As Sarah wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

That is why I love your artwork so much! The child-like innocence and wonderment it brings just resonates with me bringing out that part of me that I sometimes bury with the everyday daily grind! Thank you for your message!~


Dreamwriter said...

As Sarah wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

I LOVE unicorns!!

Jamie Ridler said...

As Sarah wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Let Fly!!!!!

Lawendula said...

As Sarah wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. According to free will and harming no-one.

Thanks for your lovely comment! :)

KnittingJourneyman said...

Hey-at least we get to be immature together!
Where's the fun in losing all of that just because we grow older?

As Sarah wishes for herself, I so completely wish for her as well.

Beverley Baird said...

Let fly! What a wonderful wish for us all to follow.
Thanks Sarah for your wise words.
As Sarah wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Tim King said...

May we each have the heart of a child beating within us.

As Sarah wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.


Dia said...

What beautiful art! My big harp is named Rowan (tho she's Koa wood :) . . .
I appreciate your comments on remembering childlike wonder & sense of magic - may we all recall this & bring it alive in ourselves & the young elders around us!

A number of my healing teachers could see auras & other phenomena as children, but were told they couldn't . . . often took a long time to reclaim that - may we support wonder!

Doreen said...

a hummingbird and unicorn, very cool! the real and fantasy.

Let Fly! you are making me think back to my childhood. thanks!

Grammy said...

That is awesome. I have been on this path the last year or so learning to be a child. As I was always older than my age. And did not get the gift of childhood happiness. So I seek it now and experience it with my grandkids.
Be bless my friend and always see life as fun.

Christina said...

I think the saddest thing that happens to adults is to completely leave behind our childhood tendencies. Our imagination, our excitement about little things, wonder at seeing something new. Immature my butt! I am a total idiot when it comes to Halloween. I start planning months ahead of time. Woohoo, I am immature too.

As Sarah wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

frustrated artist said...

How beautiful...a great thought!

As Sarah wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Daria said...

I agree with Christina, we leave behind our childhood tendencies.

Something about chasing the all mighty dollar ... doesn't everything end up with that?

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I've been away from the blogging world for a couple of days and what a wonderful post to come back to! I agree about loosing our childlike qualities. Too many responsibilities and not enough good old fashioned fun. I promise..I'll let fly!

Anonymous said...

Sarah, I laughed and laughed as I read this. Your spirit and joy shines through so clearly, and that is a wonderful thing. Who cares if people think you or I are immature - WE know that life is short - enjoy it while you can. And the best way to enjoy it is to share joy. Laughter and fun are so contagious and so healing. When I read about the line dancing, I thought of that proverb that reads in part, "dance as though no one is watching." What a healing thing that is!
Wonderful post. Wonderful woman. Wonderful friend!

tinkerbell the bipolar faery said...

As Sarah wishes for herself, so I wish for her also ... Let Fly ... and don't forget to be a child.

Tammie Lee said...

I suppose there are always things that need to mature in all of us. But more important is being ourselves. Being true to our hearts, what feels right and honoring life the best we can, I sense you do this every day!
Your art is lovely.

Christine said...

This makes me want to put on a long, full skirt and go outside in bare feet and twirl, twirl twirl!!!


Kim said...

This is great Sarah, I'll be trying to do it all day. I have a challenge then, I want you to skip along the road or lane! Maybe you do this with your children, but it's quite hard to do as an adult and then suddenly you are a child again and the feeling is amazing :)

As Sarah wishes for herself, so I wish for her also

Kim x

holdingmoments said...

Agree 100%
I don't think I ever grew up. :)

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

What a great post! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.