Thursday, October 9

People Make A Difference...


Thankful for so many people in my life
that have made a HUGE difference...
just by being kind.

"In his heart a man plans his course,
but the Lord determines his steps."
Proverbs 16:9

4 comments:

Diane said...

Michelle, I already knew your story because we've been friends for awhile now and we both shared how we got started. But....in reading it again, it brought tears to my eyes. You're right - there are no coincidences in life - only God-incidences.

I know exactly how you feel!

Hugs! Diane

Debra said...

Oh Michelle...
I am sitting here, eyes watering. You don't know how YOU are an answer to MY prayers.
I am in awe of His timing also.
I loved your story, and identify with the awkwardness part of it-dealing with people, etc. Someone local did give me a chance last year at Earth Works Art Gallery. She let me show 12 paintings. I was totally unknown, the whole thing...and then this year she called me to be in a weekend show. I did sell one doll! I was so happy-it paid for my entry fee.Good experience too. There's so much to learn. I know what you mean about having a style, and that's what people are looking for. It's harder with the dolls for me, because I'm really experimenting with them. But I do have my own style in painting I think. I am not a confident person(except in God), so that is a hurdle I struggle with. Lately He has given me something else, and I can't quite tell it in words..but I guess it has to do with you. You are a proof to me that He is really hearing me on this stuff. That's why I was so sobby(!) when we first stared writing-it's so amazing to actually SEE His hand. Your encouragement and help means SO MUCH to me. I can't even express it.
Enough about ME.
Thank you thank you thank you-well, I just gotta go get a tissue.
I've written a book here anyway.
I LOVED your story.
Love, Debra
PS Please forgive all the self-focused stuff. xxoo

Michelle Palmer said...

Hugs back, Diane~
:)

Michelle Palmer said...

Debra~
God puts people together...I'm glad we "know" each other!
So good to hear you're jumping in with different opportunities. It is so difficult to be a salesperson. Stressful. But the feedback, both positive and negative is good to hear. Take it with a grain of salt...sort it out & see what may be true -vs- opinion. I've always remembered from watching sports, the people in the stands are PERFECT...they could have made the play! But the ones down on the fields being paid millions~ must be clueless! Teehee....well, same with art. I heard it all. Some of it was very humbling & helpful~ others were not going to spend a penny...and they were just cheap critics. People don't have respect at times, walking around shows...they seem to forget the artist may be nearby. They would find a way to criticize the beauty of a rose.
Keep painting~
Keep your chin up n' know He gave you talents for His glory...and your enjoyment!
Man, I LOVE being creative!
Hugs...
Always wishing you the best~
Michelle