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A Celebration of Dreams and New Adventures - Features - 27-06-2012

Sybille Sterk Sybille Sterk 1474 posts

Sometimes our dreams have to wait a long time because we nurture everyone else’s dreams before our own, which makes it so much harder to get there, however, today I’d like to celebrate Jen’s dream and the fact that she’s just finished her last undergraduate final exam, which is such a huge achievement. :-) Congratulations Jen!

It’s so fabulous to see someone stick with it, no matter how hard it is and how difficult and do what they’ve set out to do, especially when they’re running a business and a household and looking after the kids on top of it all.

I think, what I am trying to say is, that it’s all worthwhile and so fabulous to set off on a new adventure and to see it through. Our dreams are so important and even if we may not always achieve the whole dream or sometimes not even a little bit of it, it’s still worth it to try and believe.

Here is the dream, all golden and delicious, beckoning us onwards.

dream by © Jeannie Peters

Sometimes it means rising like the Phoenix from the ashes.

Phoniex Rising by © Heather King

Check out Drkgrrl’s plea to help raise funds for Heather to get treatment, here Even if you cannot help financially, maybe you can post this on your facebook or twitter pages to help spread the word.

But there is nothing so glorious as setting out on a new adventure and to realise a dream.

SUMMER SOLSTICE 2012 GODDESS by © eoconnor

It is indeed one very magic moment, that very first step on the way to achieve our dream.

That Magic Moment by © laruecherie

And so very often it means that there is no one to make us do it, we have to do it ourselves. We have to believe.

I CREATED MY OWN WINGS by © Barbara Cannon Art Studio

Although it’s nice to get support and the odd hug when the going gets tough.

the hug by © Michele Meister

However, this is the moment we’ve been waiting for.

You Were Only Waiting For This Moment To Be Free by © Tamarra BaVincio

And we’re finished with the baby steps and one step forward and two steps back. We’re running.

Run Free by © AngieBanta

It’s time to leave the guilt and the worries over failed attmpts behind and to move on towards our dreams.

Mea Culpa by © Leila A. Fortier

Which doesn’t mean completely letting go of who we were but taking with us the good and the strong and that which made us who we are.

Remember Me by © Catrin Welz-Stein

However, even with all the strength in the world and all the hope we don’t always get where we want and sometimes all that is left is the memory of the dream we once had.

The memory of a dream by © strawberries

And sometimes this failed dream echoes through our life and makes it harder to begin again, but it is good to remember that it is only another obstacle to overcome.

echo. by © Jessica Islam Lia

Please join me in congratulating all the artists and Jen on her achievement. Let’s celebrate our successes together and feel free to tell us about yours in the comments below. As the saying goes, Shared pain is lessened; shared joy, increased—thus do we refute entropy.

xo

LisaMM LisaMM 1482 posts

Big Congratulations Jen on your wonderful achievement….something you must feel so very proud of. You are an inspiration :-)

Congratulations to all artists featured. Beautiful, emotive and inspiring images. I love your insightful narratives Sybille, as well as this fantastic selection of work. :-))) thank you..

BaVincio BaVincio 246 posts

Congratulations to Jen on all that she has accomplished so far!! May her future hold the realization of ALL her dreams come to life!!

Congratulations to all the artists featured here! Such a beautiful ‘voice’ is heard – unison as women. I am humbled and honored to be included…thank you for your kindness.
xxx
Tamarra

eoconnor eoconnor 2467 posts

WELL DONE JAN CONGRATS ON THIS MOMENT FOR YOU. WELL DONE ALL IN THE FEATURES I AM SO PLEASED TO SHARE AND BE INCLUDED IN THESE DREAMS LIZ

Jenifer DeBellis Jenifer DeBellis 1322 posts

This is such an unexpected and wonderful dedication. If you could have seen my guilty grin when I saw this you might understand the full depth of the dream-deferred-to-nurture-the-dreams-of-others quality that tends to overpower me. (chuckle) As I read your editorial thread, Sybille, my head nodded in agreement too many times to keep count. Thank you for this honour, and for the reminder of all of the dimensions of individual dreamscapes. For at the heart of this reminder is a fount of appreciation, certain angles, of which, I’d forgotten about.

And thanks for this wonderful reception and all of the encouragement and well-wishes. The anxiety for what steps come next has begun to set in and these comments are a definite boost in the right direction. <3

Congratulations to all the talented artists whose work is featured in this inspiring collection. xox

Beautifuldreamer Beautifuldreamer 81 posts

Well done, everyone!

Anna Shaw Anna Shaw 7362 posts

What a wonderful dedication. Congratulations Jenifer, – I am in awe of all that ou have had going on over the last months and yet you have always been here for us all without fail. You truly are an inspiration.

Congratulations too to Sybille on chosing such art. Each image is a tribute in itself.

I love being part of this amazing group of friends and sisters.

xx
Anna

autumnwind autumnwind 9421 posts

Wow! Warmest congrats Jenifer!!! Good luck and great success in your future, know in my heart you will do wonderful things!

Sybille, such a magnificent presentation and collection of extremely amazing art. A beautiful celebration of dreams inspired by Jenifer and her great accomplishments.

Once again, this group just blows me away with the amazing women who are a part of ….. this dream right here. ♥

msdebbie msdebbie 365 posts

I’d be tempted to call this collection “A celebration of dreams and adventures and Jen!”
Such well-deserved congratulations – and what a wonderful celebration Sybille.
I too believe we can get to amazing places in the end. In my household we refer to it as persistence and never giving up on what you really, really want.
Congrats to everyone included in the selection – so beautiful, very evocative.
This group is such a supportive, perfect part of the bubble in which to dream.
Golden indeed x

laruecherie laruecherie 328 posts

Congrats, Jen! What a great accomplishment. I wish you much success:-)

Congrats to everyone on their featured images. They are all very beautiful!

-Sheri

strawberries strawberries 389 posts

Congrats to Jen! must feel great to have completed you course!
and thankyou for including my work here! xx

Jeannie Peters Jeannie Peters 118 posts

Thank you for including me with these awesome artists!! love this group <3

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