Church of Art: Small is Powerful

Hello Everyone. If you all will get settled down in to your pews, we’ll begin our service.

I’m beginning a week-long blog series next week on how Small is Powerful. Let’s kick it off with today’s sermon, brought to you by Trish Sie, Moti Buchboot, and OkGo.

1. It’s Ok to Hold on to Hope. Your world can change from blackness to color in an instant. Take one step.

2. It’s Okay to Go Slower than Usual. Slow, languorous, at it’s own pace — this Tango is atypical and beautiful. So is your uniquely paced life.

3. It’s Ok to be lost for a moment. (You’ll find your way if you look up.)

4. It’s Ok to Hold Just One Hand. I know you want a Tribe. But, sometimes you just need a partner. And sometimes that partner is just for this particular dance. (Longevity is overrated.)

5. It’s Ok to be Just Ok. Trish’s, while being a creative and gifted choreographer, is not a Tango specialist. Yet look at what she brings to the table when she performs at a right-fit level for her skills!

Don’t wear yourself out trying to be Big. Be You. Beauty will follow.

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What about you Magpie?
What did you learn from today’s sermon?

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Emily May 7, 2012 at 9:59 am

Thank you: these are words I needed to hear. (You have a knack for this.)
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Rachelle May 8, 2012 at 11:22 am

You’re welcome Emily. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Katie Bagby May 7, 2012 at 10:38 am

Loving this dance through color. Just take one step. Thank you!

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Rachelle May 8, 2012 at 11:23 am

Oh, this is right up your alley, isn’t Katie. Now if only they were doing the tango against different natural landscapes — a white chalk cliff, an adobe wall, a field of yellow mustard…then it would be an even better match!

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rowena May 12, 2012 at 5:54 am

I like it. I live a small life, and have managed some amazing things in the time of greatest constraint, just by keeping things small. In the most literal terms, I decided to keep my artwork small, 5″x7 to 7″x10″ and because of this, I was able to create a whole, expansive series of paintings and move beyond where I was, which led to an etsy shop and a– small– business, and some small opportunities. Sometimes when things get too big, I start to seize up, it’s too overwhelming, but even then, if I break things down to their smallest parts, babysteps, I can manage to move forward. Now I feel the need to get a little bigger, to ask for more, but even then, many people would still think I live a small life. And that’s ok.

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