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Featured in Creative, Talented, & Unknown April 2012

Back when my life was heading downhill faster than I ever imagined possible… back before I left a career in Engineering to embrace one in Human Resources and Emotional Intelligence, I was introduced and embrace the concept of LIFE MAPPING. It made a significant difference in my life… a positive difference in direction and flow. Each year, I update my Life Map to reflect progress toward goals. Life Mapping consists of thought and documentation… personal thoughts and actions to LIVE LIFE fully. A good Life Map has several sections:

  • the purpose of LIFE
  • the purpose of my life
  • my beliefs (personal, spiritual, and universal)
  • my principles (rules of the road… things I need to follow to live life in alignment with my beliefs)
  • my personal goals (these are generally reviewed and updated annually)

Now that you have that background, this piece was inspired by 3 of my documented principles: durability, laughter, and optimism.

Durability:

  • I will not let others control my life
  • I will not allow another person’s perception of me to become my reality
  • I will seek God first in all things so I can stand against the wiles of Satan, his followers, and the darkness of this world
    Laughter:
  • I will laugh often and freely
  • I will laugh, especially to relieve daily stresses and to remind me that the world won’t end if things don’t turn out exactly as I planned
  • I will go outside my comfort zone daily to meet new people and cheer up at least one person’s day
    Optimism:
  • I will learn to find value in the valleys of life
  • I will focus on possibilities; not impossibilities
  • I will focus on what can be; not what can’t be or won’t be
  • I will expect good to triumph over evil in all things

This is a 9" x12" painting made with fluid acrylics, watercolor, and ink on a medium weight watercolor paper.

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acrylic, ink, watercolor, freedom, life mapping, woman, paper, hope, faith, happiness, jubilation, joy, joyful, reflections, understanding, vibrant, abstract, african american art, sunny day, color, colorful, art therapy, grief therapy, survivor, creative, creativity, inspiration

I’m an abstract-expressionist painter… a mixed media, encaustic, collage artist who uses a non-objective, emotive style of creative expression and visual messaging. I create to survive, to LIVE with more JOY and less pain. ART (plus faith in God) is what sustains me.

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  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    this feels so good, beautiful work…love the colors:)

  • Thanks so much, Robin! This was therapeutic for me… so glad you like it. :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    amen

  • My Girl! Thanks so much, Donna! :) Hugs, my friend!

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingover 2 years ago

    Such a powerful piece! and so beautiful!
    ::applause::

  • You make me smile, Robin King! Thank you so very much, my friend! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Lilaviolet
    Lilavioletover 2 years ago

    So beautiful Angela! Love your message!

  • Thanks, Lila! Thanks so very much… your comments have me smiling! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work, Angela

  • Thank you so much, Tori! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Ulrikeart
    Ulrikeartover 2 years ago

    wonderful image, great encouraging words, thanks for sharing.

  • Thanks so much, Ulrike! So glad you like this piece… you know I am such a fan of your work… means a lot that your commented on this painting.

    – © Angela L Walker

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much, Francis! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Jane  mcainsh
    Jane mcainshabout 2 years ago

  • Wow! Two features at once… I am ecstatic! Thanks ever so much, Jainie!

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 2 years ago

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