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Friday, January 17, 2014

Worthy [Friday Art]



[wor·thy]
adjective
  1. 1.
    having or showing the qualities that deserve the specified action or regard.

    • deserving effort, attention, or respect.
    • good enough; suitable.
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I suspect that I am not alone, but I continuously struggle with my self worth.

I struggle with the feelings of being good enough, talented enough, kind enough, generous enough, open enough.

Worthy enough

Late last year I was out on one of my 'sanity saver' walks, I started to wonder why? Why wasn't I worthy.

I mean, what made some one else more worthy than me? Of course my little bitch came out and suggested in her sly voice, "what makes you think you would be more worthy or some one else Kirstin??" 

But as I thought about it more, I realised,  it wasn't that I deserved more than some one else, or that I was competing for some kind of accolade, what I realised that I, myself, was worthy (in the broad sense of the word), I was good enough, suitable even + because of this I am worthy.

I came home and immediately wrote down areas in my life that I was feeling un-worthy and this is what I came up with…

                   ☆ I am worthy of investing time into myself

                   ☆ I am worthy of having a deep connection with my husband

                   ☆ I am worthy of having a fabulous relationship with my kids


                   ☆ I am worthy of having treasured friendships


                   ☆ I am worthy of having my creative space to create beautiful art


                   ☆ I am worthy of loosing those last freaking 10lbs that I have had for 20 years now,


                   ☆ I am worthy of having a cup of coffee in peace and quiet


                   ☆ I just am damn it.

And still feeling a little raw when it was time for the girls to have their rest, I painted it too.


So it is no surprise that 'worthy' is my word for 2014. And when ever the little bitch pays a visit, on my studio wall, on a slightly coffee stained post-it is the phrase: 'WHY? Because I am so worth it. x"

And I wanted to share this with you, because sometimes, (+ you may not realise it), but it is really important to know that you are worthy of everything you dream of.

I pinky swear it!

I would love to know what your word of 2014 is, if you have one, or even better, what you are worthy of in twenty fourteen!

Feel free to share below, if your shy, email me!

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33 comments :

  1. Beautiful!!! I'm struggling with the same thing, too. Have a great weekend!!!

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  2. Hi! I'm brand new here and I just wanted to say I love your art!! So beautiful. Also, I know exactly what you mean about sometimes feeling unworthy. I have the same thoughts sometimes.

    http://www.artworkbyjm.com/

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  3. A wonderful post! I absolutely think your art is most worthy! You're awesome :)
    I think we all struggle with that one. I feel the same way sometimes.

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  4. I love your painting and your comments about worthiness.

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  5. pinky swear with you! Great word, well said too. Of course I just adore your painting and though she looks a bit apprehensive that red dress will give her the power and strength she needs!

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  6. I think worthy is a fine word for 2014. It lets in belief and strength. You ARE worth it - you just are. Such a talented, creative Mom and fabulous. Believe, my dear - Believe. M.x

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  7. Yes you are!!!!

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  8. I really like this post and your art as well. I think everyone feels the lack of worth at sometime during their lives. It is a place of working through and finding our way. I know that I am worthy as we all are. Knowing it in our hearts and then allowing it to just be apart of who we are.
    No word for me.... I live everyday as healthy as I can and just keep going
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  9. Michelle Mathey - POMIJanuary 18, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    WORTHY - Love that you didn't take the easy way out with your choice - this word will make you stop and think throughout the year!

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  10. Wonderful and positive! Strong and willing! Lovely!

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  11. A wonderful painting for your word Kirstin! Love the red dress offsetting her pale colouring..


    My word is INVEST and you just used it above - being worthy to invest in oneself...

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  12. Thanks so much Eva. You word is a great one too - I love what you wrote - that I am worthy of investing in myself. You are totally right!

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  13. Thanks so much Maria

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  14. Thanks Michelle - It wasn't an easy choice, but it was the right one! And one that will definitely make me think through out the year!

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  15. I love how you are living your life - it is such a great place to be, and you are totally right there is a difference between knowing your worthy + letting it in your heart + be apart of your daily life. That is what I am striving for this year! x

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  16. Thanks Peggy x

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  17. Thanks Marji - I am getting there!!

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  18. Funny, until I read your comment, I didn't really question my choice of dress colour, but when I was younger and needed a bit of a boost, I would always choose something red to wear! There you go the subconscious at work in the very best way!! Thanks Linda x

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  19. Thanks so much Faye x

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  20. Thank you so much. It helps to know that I/ we are not alone I think!

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  21. Thank you so much Julie for your lovely remarks. I hope this helps you not feel so alone when you have these thoughts + remember I pinky swore!!

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  22. Thanks so much Efi - It is one of the hardest things isn't it! But I guess I wanted to help others who struggle like me realise that you are not alone! Hugs x

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  23. Wow, your paintings are amazing! Just came to your blog for the first time via SITS :)

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  24. Thank you so much Heather for visiting x

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  25. Attitude. . .that is my 2014 word. I have to work on that a lot. I love how you described that you came to realize your worth. Wonderful. Glad you took your 'little bitch' in stride and told her to Go Away! Yes, she will try again, but I am so happy that you have her under your control instead of the other way round. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  26. You are worthy, you are special, and your vision is beautifully unique! Creating this amazing artwork is your gift to the world :)

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  28. Oh Janet - I love your word! Attitude - it even sounds great when you say it! Yeah that little bitch is persistent I will give her props for that! But for the moment she is in hiding! x

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  29. Thank you so much - your comment is so lovely + so inspiring I am going to print it out for those hard days!! x

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  30. Trust is such a powerful word Carmen. I would imagine it could be quite transformative! Thanks for popping in x

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