Art: At the speed of life
"Magic has often been thought of us the art of making dreams come true; the art of realizing visions. Yet before we can bring birth to the vision we have to see it."
Recently, I got the oh-so-wonderful news that my talented friend Pam Carriker inked her name onto a book deal - I literally squealed with delight when I heard -as I know just how much effort and heart Pam put into making her dream a reality. Artistic talent aside, what draws me to Pam is her optimism and perseverance - she doesn't give up, and I for one am thrilled about that. For those of you who ever fret or get discouraged over rejection - Pam is an inspiring leader, and proof positive that the dreaded 'no' is rarely personal and can be almost always magically transformed into the yes you desired.
"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
To make good new even better, she invited me to be a part of the experience - HELLO Cloud 9! I received my assignment a few days ago, and I can tell you - The topics she chose for me are among the top 5 questions I receive in my inbox daily - I think y'all will be thrilled. Between you & i ... and from what I know of the book so far - I think it will be a refreshing viewpoint and quickly become one of the most referenced books on your bookshelf.
As if that wasn't enough, you can follow Pam along her journey here. If you have ever wondered what the process of writing a book was, the behind the scenes glances - this will become a must follow blog.
So thank you Pam for inviting me to be a part of this creative journey, and putting me in the midst of such wonderful company:
- Brandi Butcher-Isley
- Dawn Edmondson
- Gail Schmidt
- Jodi Ohl
- Julie Bergmann
- Laurie Blau-Marshall
- Lisa Bebi
- Lisa Ketell
- Michelle Dobell
- Nancy Lefko
- Seth Apter
- Sharon Thomlimson
- Sue Pelletier
- Suzan Buckner
- Suzi Blu
- Two Cool Texans
"Set out each day believing in your dreams. Know without a doubt that you were made for amazing things."
Pam, once again my heartfelt congratulations - this is a much deserved milestone for you. Remember to take a few moments and savor it.
Won't you join me in sharing her joy?