I’ve been able to watch the Carter’s as they’ve journeyed on their way through the adoption process.  It’s been a long journey, and one that has yet to end - a short time ago Ghana announced they were closing international adoptions, which has left Steve, Sarah, Emmerson & Mercy without the next member of their family.  However, they are waiting patiently and I know God has something in store for them still.

Stefanie bought some beautiful original art Sarah Carter and Whitney Schey today.  The pieces are beautiful.
If you’re in the Orange County area I highly recommend you check out the Artology Gallery in SoCo in Downtown Fullerton at the Carpe Diem Experience.  Sarah is an artist in residence there.

Stefanie bought some beautiful original art Sarah Carter and Whitney Schey today.  The pieces are beautiful.

If you’re in the Orange County area I highly recommend you check out the Artology Gallery in SoCo in Downtown Fullerton at the Carpe Diem Experience.  Sarah is an artist in residence there.

Fear Not by Sarah Carter & Whitney Schey
The “Be Brave” series by these women really speaks to me.  Two pieces in particular.  The Be Brave, Mermaid with her “be brave with your life” is something I connected with as I prepared myself to quit my desk job and move into a potential, full-time creative life, and now this Fear Not piece is joining her as another inspiration.
"Fear is not for the likes of us."
I don’t want to fear.  I don’t know what my next steps are - how to make a living at being creative full time or how to get my movie made - but I do know that fear should not enter the equation.
I want to fearlessly plunge forward and go down the route God lays in front of me.  I’m waiting for it to reveal itself.
Fear is not for me.

Fear Not by Sarah Carter & Whitney Schey

The “Be Brave” series by these women really speaks to me.  Two pieces in particular.  The Be Brave, Mermaid with her “be brave with your life” is something I connected with as I prepared myself to quit my desk job and move into a potential, full-time creative life, and now this Fear Not piece is joining her as another inspiration.

"Fear is not for the likes of us."

I don’t want to fear.  I don’t know what my next steps are - how to make a living at being creative full time or how to get my movie made - but I do know that fear should not enter the equation.

I want to fearlessly plunge forward and go down the route God lays in front of me.  I’m waiting for it to reveal itself.

Fear is not for me.

I’m getting my room together so that I can get my painting back on track.  I’m writing every day, now it’s time to start adding in painting and maybe some editing.  My space is starting to reflect what I need right now.  I even hung two of my paintings up.  My art - on walls (even if they are my own)!

I also attended a gallery opening and Q&A for Sarah Carter & Whitney Schey’s Be Brave series.  They’re beautiful works of art and the Q&A was awesome.  I love realizing that the ins & outs of the creative world are not unique to me - we all have our ups and our downs and feel enraptured and deflated.  It’s all natural and finding that out, or just remembering it, is refreshing each time.

The Be Brave series they did together is photos Whitney took and then Sarah painted over top of.  As the name implies they’re about being brave - taking risks.  That’s something that I’m trying to do right now im my life.  I mean, I quit my job because I wanted to finally listen to what I was feeling prompted to do and even though I know in my heart what I want to happen - I really have no idea what to do next.  I’m going to be discovering how to do this craziness as I go along.  It’s a risk.  I knew that going into it.

But I’m tired of playing out the same old day after day.  I felt like it was time to be brave.  Brave.  And see where it is this risk can take me.

I quit my day job, my last day was April 6, 2012.  I quit to pursue my dreams.  I don’t know what this means yet.  I know what my dreams are - to direct, to make movies, to be on set - but I don’t know how to achieve them yet.  I just know I am being called to more. I don’t know how to make that happen.  I’m taking a risk, a holy risk, and trying to go by faith to find where it leads.
My friends Tiffany and Stefanie have been two of my biggest supporters, and even threw a little shindig for me at our favorite coffee spot to celebrate my quitting.  Tiffany used her amazing talent to make astounding cupcakes and Stefanie gave me this print by artist Sarah Carter.  
I fell in love with this print awhile ago because not only is it beautiful, but I find the phrase on it inspiring.  Be brave with your life. 
That’s what I’m trying to do.  I’m trying to be brave.  I’m trying to change.  I’m trying to see where the rabbit hole leads.  
This journey I’m on, to make movies, to make my movie - it cannot be done alone.  So I ask for prayer.  I ask for connections.  I’m very open to comments, questions and suggestions.
I don’t know how this journey will end.  But I’m still excited to see it play out.

I quit my day job, my last day was April 6, 2012.  I quit to pursue my dreams.  I don’t know what this means yet.  I know what my dreams are - to direct, to make movies, to be on set - but I don’t know how to achieve them yet.  I just know I am being called to more. I don’t know how to make that happen.  I’m taking a risk, a holy risk, and trying to go by faith to find where it leads.

My friends Tiffany and Stefanie have been two of my biggest supporters, and even threw a little shindig for me at our favorite coffee spot to celebrate my quitting.  Tiffany used her amazing talent to make astounding cupcakes and Stefanie gave me this print by artist Sarah Carter.  

I fell in love with this print awhile ago because not only is it beautiful, but I find the phrase on it inspiring.  Be brave with your life. 

That’s what I’m trying to do.  I’m trying to be brave.  I’m trying to change.  I’m trying to see where the rabbit hole leads.  

This journey I’m on, to make movies, to make my movie - it cannot be done alone.  So I ask for prayer.  I ask for connections.  I’m very open to comments, questions and suggestions.

I don’t know how this journey will end.  But I’m still excited to see it play out.

The things 4 year olds say will almost always make you smile. :)

The things 4 year olds say will almost always make you smile. :)