Pardon the mess, my heart exploded.
What a beautiful thing you’ve created Wendy (and then it’s grown it’s own wings). In yet another time when the world seems in constant pain, refuge like this are so important.
This is the kindest community that I have ever encountered on the internet and I think it means everything. Thanks to you and each member. Also the best money that I ever spent on the internet :)
Wow, reading your words, Wendy, and looking at the lovely gratitude responses move me to tears and smiles. I ended up actively participating only one day of this gratitude week— I came down with a bad cold and that and the holiday left me feeling tired and burned out. But I want to say how much I appreciate you and the GUT community. The supportive atmosphere means a lot to me, a not-very-confident beginner. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 💜
Oh wow. The gallery of gratitude for GUT is powerful. ♥️♥️♥️
Love you right back Wendy!!
and everybody in the GUT community!!
I couldn’t do any of the 7 days. Not one of them. And I started to feel as if I lost it, like I failed. But then, I read this and I realized that I didn’t fail at all. I put my family first last week because I both wanted to and needed to. And then I needed rest but couldn’t find it.
Reading these beautiful comments from last week’s projects are absolutely amazing. I’m so grateful to be part of this community of encouragement and fluidity (it feels like forgiveness).
Tomorrow I am going to settle in for the day with the return to the heart spirals. The spirals and circles and grids really are grounding and maybe I’ll find my way back to myself.
And I’m looking forward to starting that book that Bronwyn recommended. Thank you for everything! 💖
I have been wanting to start painting again for a long time. Joined GUT recently but haven’t found the time to participate yet. Today’s post was just the motivation and inspiration I needed. Looking forward to following along with you all from here on out (and can’t wait to try my hand at a spiral heart!). 💗
Love you dear Wendy! What a talent! And to think I knew you before you could hold a crayon! How I lovelovelove the image of your Mama!
Oh Wendy! Hallelujah on so many counts! What a joy it has been to know you since before you could hold a crayon! How I love the picture of your Mama, my beloved friend!
What a lovely post and group of people. I didn’t get around to sharing mine, but I love seeing everyone’s gratitude artworks.
Hiya Wendy!! Just a quick late-night note (east coast)-- a friend and former colleague just texted me about wanting to dive back into illustrating and painting --and was cyber stalking artists and art groups and because she’s linked to me she found GUT. She is looking to find her voice--feels she doesn’t know what that is. I told her what an incredible community this GUT world is -- so she is coming on board! Yay! Made me think about being an artist and exploring one’s particular perspective. Which is what making art is all about, and something that you champion. Not that you need prompts or that you haven’t already directed this (you do you I have in my head on repeat), but maybe a specific non-stressful way to get at our unique voice? Many, many thanks to you for this and all you do. Grateful beyond. ❤️