November 10, 2011

Not Crying

Still plugging away at this one, but I haven't got it right yet.
Tonight I'll be sharing the story behind four of my paintings at a fundraiser for Food for Thought, a local group who feeds the homeless. Displaying my art is one thing, but speaking makes me nervous. And I have this annoying habit of getting teary-eyed when I'm nervous. It's not that I'm crying (no, seriously), but it looks like that. SO ANNOYING. Anyways, I hope to get past my fear and share from the heart for such a great cause.

 Wish me luck and have a wonderful weekend!



29 comments :

  1. Great painting and GOOD LUCK!
    Happy PPF.

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  2. Good luck to you! :) I can imagine how annoying it can be. I shake when I'm nervous. You can imagine how delightful my voice sounds. :))

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  3. I'm sure you will be just fine - maybe if you make it humorous you wont get teary eyed? Are you going to offer your paintings for sale to raise money - it sounds like a wonderful project.

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  4. Best of luck. Try some visualisation techniques before you start - see yourself confident (no tears) and with a room full of people hanging off your every word. Above all relax and enjoy :)

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  5. Good luck, that's very brave! I'll be praying for you today.

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  6. so exciting Cathy
    speaking from the heart and sharing your art...what a great opportunity
    hope you have a wonderful time and remember to bring tissues!!! ; )

    Love and Light

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  7. Good luck!

    Your art speaks for itself, so you won't need to say a lot more.

    Enjoy it!

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  8. Great painting! Love the color. Speaking in front of a crowd makes me nervous too. I sometimes would start shaking in my college classes when I had to get up and read something. Ayeeeee! Good luck! Happy PPF!

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  9. Good luck, Catherine! You'll be awesome, I know it! :-)

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  10. Start off by saying you have Fall allergies, or just got new contacts...then you have an excuse for looking teary.

    Hope your show goes well and you raise lots of money.

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  11. Happy PPF and its a great painting. wishing you all the best, x

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  12. its coming along nicely, cant wait to see the finished
    Best of luck!

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  13. wishing you a wonderful time as you share your art this evening. I get emotional too.

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  14. Best of luck!
    You will so wonderfully since you've chosen to speak from your heart. :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  15. public speaking gives me the heebie geebies... my daughter is great at it though so i will send her over to help out if you like... I am sure it will go wonderfully and that the event will be a great success xx

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  16. OH! Just picture everyone in the audience sitting there in their underwear!!! You will do great!

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  17. How exciting! Everyone gets nervous! Maybe it'll help if you think of them all as little kids! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  18. you are super brave. (and generous to donate your time and talent to a worthy cause!) I love hearing the stories behind paintings.

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  19. Good luck, think about who you are doing it for, should help you get through it. Love the painting. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  20. I find I am always a nervous wreck before presentations but they always seem to go well. A deep breath before starting always helps me. Good luck! Hope your charming paintings raise a lot of money for them!

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  21. Oh wow, I host a blog hop called Food For Thought Thursdays but it isn't related to your wonderful cause. Hope you make it through the jitters and teary eyed isn't all bad when working for a charitable cause! ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #61 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  22. Oh, I hope it went well! I get really nervous speaking in front of people. Total shy girl here! :)

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  23. what a wonderful cause, and i think, worth every bit of the discomfort of getting teary eyed. hopefully, you will get less nervous as you get older (speaking from experience). now, i think to myself, it's a win win situation. if i do well, then great, if i do badly, they won't ask me again, LOL! thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  24. Your painting is gorgeous!I'm sure you'll do fine. And there's nothing wrong with getting teary eyed. At a cause as wonderful as this, you won't be the only one with emotion from the heart. Besides, a friend told me once that tears are just a sign of TRUTH!!!! Deb

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