Thursday, March 11, 2010

Oh no! I 've ruined everything!

(these unbelievable paintings are done in chalk, and painted on the sidewalks in Pasadena, California)
When I walked by these amazing paintings in Pasadena, outside the International Make-Up Artist Show...I was blown away!
Here are these artists, creating these amazing works...and they are just going to be washed off some hours later!
I couldn't believe how realistic, detailed, and just beautiful they were...the one of The Beatles, was so incredibly realistic, it was like looking at a photograph! I am still amazed when I look at the picture, you wanted to reach out and touch the strands of hair..it was amazing!
And all this time and effort was poured into these drawings...and the artist knew...they were putting all this hard work into something that would just be ruined...by  being washed away!

I was thinking, sometimes we have done things that make us think we've ruined everything....that we've ruined more than just a beautiful painting on the sidewalk....that we've ruined:
our lives
our relationships
our dreams
even our hopes of our dreams...
that we've just plain ol' ruined everythang!


Well, just like the artist that has painted something on a walkway, that will get washed off....they know that they will just paint another, even more amazing picture!
If you feel like you've messed things up so bad, that you've changed your whole "destiny", that you've ruined things beyond repair....that you've royally screwed things up...well here's hope for ya!

You're clean sidewalk is waiting to be drawn on...
each day, we have a new chance, with new hope, a new day to do new things to accomplish our dreams, a new chance to live the life we want, to find that love in our life, to let the love pour out of our hearts.

You have never gone so far off track, that God can't put you back on! Our dreams are still there waiting for us to straighten ourselves out and go after them!

MISSION OF THE DAY:

*tell yourself: "no matter how far I think I've messed things up,  I know God will get me back on my "dream track"

*Make yourself, no matter how uncomfortable you feel, tell someone you care about how much they mean to you..examples: "I just want you to know you mean the world to me", "I just wanted you to know how much I love you", "you are a sparkly diamond in my life"....

*do something today, that when you lay in bed tonight, you'll be proud that you did...
examples: give someone a compliment, help someone (help an older person carry bags, hold the door open for a mom struggling with a stroller, offer a friend in need a hug, a listening ear, or help them with whatever they need), be brave and call about enrolling in school for what you want to become, get business cards designed, ask that person out that you've been dying to talk to, wear that outfit that you love, but are afraid of getting made fun of, say that funny thing that you're scared to say because you think people will make fun of you...and lastly....dance to the radio...sing out loud...
live from your heart...!

You've never ruined anything....you've just detoured your path!

huge love...and remember to live from your heart today! kandee

56 comments:

hotjavva said...

I love your attitude, you remind me to think positive and never give up. Just what I needed, thanks♥

hotjavva said...

Also, its great that you appreciate art! I'd love to make a painting for you gratis- let me know if you'd like to take me up on my offer. here's my shop www.hotjavva.etsy.com

MissFranQueen said...

I totally agree. Live life to the fullest and laugh all you can....oh and wear makeup any chance you get! LOL xoxo

Merari said...

this is beautiful and so true! Thank you very much for reminding us to keep our head held high! I hope you have a wonderful day!

davincisoprano1 said...

I have done sidewalk art before like that. That's the fun of it, knowing that at any point it could downpour and your work disappears. I have done it at a festival where it takes two days and at night you have to seal the area as much as you can so it doesn't get rained on or ruined. One year almost our whole drawing was gone the next day because even though we sealed it, it downpoured that night! It's a fun thing to do though! :)

Katherine said...

Your words always bring me so much inspiration, Kandee, especially as I set out on a brand new path in my life this Monday. You're a beautiful person, thank you again!

vs said...

kandee, i really love how you take something random that you've seen in your life and give it so much meaning and make it a lesson for all.

hats off to you!!!

much love

mdlc5 said...

This is beautiful. Thanks Kandee

Lani said...

I love this, your amazing Kandee. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Makay said...

I know it is incredible... have you ever seen the 3-D chalk drawings??? They are incredible. BTW I love your makeup, it always makes me feel beautiful... even with a jaw problem. Kandee I love you so much! :)))) I would also love if you could PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave a comment on my blog!!! Please check it out! Please leave a comment!!!! :) I would be so excited! :D Can't wait... will be checking my blog 24/7 for a comment from Kandee! HAHA. My blog is www.makaysjawjourney.blogspot.com
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
-makay

Makay said...

I know it is incredible... have you ever seen the 3-D chalk drawings??? They are incredible. BTW I love your makeup, it always makes me feel beautiful... even with a jaw problem. Kandee I love you so much! :)))) I would also love if you could PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave a comment on my blog!!! Please check it out! Please leave a comment!!!! :) I would be so excited! :D Can't wait... will be checking my blog 24/7 for a comment from Kandee! HAHA. My blog is www.makaysjawjourney.blogspot.com
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
-makay

Alecia said...

Something really important I have learned in life:

We spend so much time thinking about the destination - the tiny dot at the end of a trip - that we forget most of our time is spent on the journey.

As a sculptor, for me it is not so much about the finished piece, but what I learned along the way that is most important to me. I would bet for at least some of these artists, the case is the same!

Thanks for posting the gorgeous pictures!

xMinx said...

You always know just what to say!!! Thank you so much Kandee!! Your beautiful words definately helped me today!! <3

Colette said...

I feel like you're talking directly to me again Kandee... part of the mission of the day is something I've been procrastinating on for so long! I'm going to make sure today is the day I actually do it.

Your blog makes me smile =) & those chalk pictures are so beautiful.

Siegle and Company said...

Hi Kandee, I read this and thought it went great with what you wrote. You are a very talented writer:) "Does your life in Christ give you strength? Does his love comfort you? Do we share together in the spirit? Do you have mercy and kindness? If so, make me very happy by having the same thoughts, sharing the same love, and having one mind and purpose. when you do things, do not let selfishness or pride be your guide. Instead, be humble and give more honor to others than to ourselves. Do not be interested only in your own life, but be interested in the lives of others. In your life you must think and act like Christ Jesus! Philippians 2:1-5

Monika said...

Absolutley amazing, I've seen some before too and those people are just so talented.
x

Dani said...

If you think about it, you too Kandee are an artist who creates beautiful work only to have it washed off later. But that doesn't stop you, and we are all appreciative of that! :)

Gwen said...

OMFG THE BEATLES ONE!
i am unbelievably obsessed with The Beatles if I saw that i'd die!

Girly09 said...

Your word are so moving that it is wonderful to see that you got so much from chalk. The art of those drawing are just amazing..I just want to say Im real big on telling people how good they are doing or how I love them each and every day. Im so blessed to know people in my life that have touched me one way or another. You included, I may not know you face to face, but I can read your thoughts and get to know you on a different level. Thanks for the great words you type with your fingers each day.. You are one of the blessed ones.

Mary said...

OMG those painting are inspirational
!!!!!!!!
and I agree
*tell yourself: "no matter how far I think I've messed things up, I know God will get me back on my "dream track"

that is true
thanks for the positive post
:)

ShirazandFrenchBlue said...

Amazing, Inspiring!

barbiealmeida said...

Hi Kandee!
I love your blogs and videos! I just loved this message you've written! You always speak to my heart.
Thank you and keep doing your wonderful job!
Lots of love,
Barbie

matilda said...

Kandee,you've been saying just the words i need to hear lately...its really encouraging to come to your page and know that there is alot of positivity and encouragement out there from people we dont personally know....i respect what you are about and urge you to keep it up cos u r helping a ton of people....i love the paintings on the sidewalk by the way...it sucks that tehy get washed away!!!!

Kayles73 said...

Awww, thanks Kandee. You're so inspirational! Do you know what...I think I'm gonna go turn on the radio...:D xxxxxxxx

SeeStee said...

This is the exact lift that I needed today. Thank you. So very much
xo

Allison said...

Thanks for the inspirational advice :)

LeslieAnn said...

I love how in all of your blogs it feels like you're specifically talking to me! Thank you for all of your words of encouragement! You are truly a gift from God & a blessing to those who know you.

TeE said...

Thank you for posting this i read it and i can relate to it and i agree with it.
P.s that artwork is awesome I wish i could have seen it, next time then :)

selenityluzgirlyflower said...

This is amazing, Kandee!!!!!

selenityluzgirlyflower said...

This is amazing, Kandee!!!

SoSo said...

there is another chalk walk that happens in SB at the mission and its always amazing! the spots are usualy realy big and the artists are realy good and some look 3D!

The Style Revolution said...

I just stumbled across your blog. Its amazing. You have a new follower!

fifi2206 said...

I love you kandee.. thank you so much for cheering me up when im feeling down on so many occasions :) huge love <3 fifi xx

heycheri said...

That was a terrific metaphor. And something that, as an artist, I can definitely relate to.

I'll try to see my life like that from now on instead of stressing over the small stuff. *SIGH* In relationships, mostly.

tokyostargirl said...

Oh Kandee! You had me scared that I missed IMATS - I knew it was in June, but I had to think twice!

There's an awesome sidewalk art show in Houston every year - it's amazing how many talented artists there are out there!

Zeivach said...

gracias por tus palabras ,son de mucha motivación para mi vida,quiero que sepas que aunque no te conosco tienes un lugar especial en mi vida ,tus publicaciones forman parte de mi día a día,gracias Kandee y muchas bendiciones para ti y toda tu familia.

Angel Ramirez said...

Thank you so much.
I hope everything is wonderful in your new home.
Take care!

Gayle said...

Thank you Kandee.
I had a really crappy day today, and I feel like I ruined everything. And I'm scared about my finals and everything still. You always have such words of wisdom in your blogs and in your videos, and today it really touched me. Thank you so much for sharing that with me today.

God bless

AShelley said...

I am so glad God made you the type of person who cares enough to share with others. I started following you a couple of months ago and every time I read something you post or watch your posts I smile. Thank you for being you.

Diane said...

Thanks for your encouragement, Kandee! You made my day!!!

kiss!

Jen's Page. said...

Thanks Kandee. You have really made my day just that little bit brighter. Keep doing what you do. Your really a blessing in this world. :-) Jenni

Becky said...

Kandee,
You don't know how much I needed to read this today. I woke up so down on myself, and I thought "I'm going to check Kandee's blog" - I haven't been online much and I knew you'd have something uplifting to say. You are such an inspiration, I just love ya girl!-
Becky

Suzanne said...

Kandee, You bless my heart daily!!!Each day I can't wait to see what you have to say next. I pray your day is filled with love, joy, and peace!!! Your such a beautiful person.

weirdboy said...

Beautiful words of the likes I rarely hear in this day and age. For sharing your wisdom and most importantly your heart I truly thank you.

Katherine said...

i love your positive attitude! You give me confidence! that's cool

haluhalo said...

Hey Kandee!

You're such an inspiration to so many people, myself included! I always feel like your blogs are speaking to me directly, especially this one.. there are some examples you mentioned that i've been avoiding to do. and i know i have to face them in order to move on and become a better person. thanks for making it clear for me. =)

Alexx. # said...

Hey Kandee! Just wanted to say, that Ur one of those people who has power to make differences. Ur words change peoples life & U really give Ur best to do the best U can in every situation, so U ARE a real inspiration! Thank U for trying to make a change & sharing Ur beautiful soul & heart!
Love, Sandra!

Amanda said...

Kandee, your heart for God and sharing the wisdom that He has given you is inspirational. Thank you and please continue to talk about Him and give Him praise for the gifts that He has given you. You have an amazing gift of encouragement, and may God bless you as you inspire others!

Thanks
Amanda.

dreadedone said...

I love your way of thinking, and your attitude is great. I just wish you'd see it's not "god" that helps you through things. It's you! And you alone. Humans are powerful, and it's all in our minds.
Stay true, and believe in you, not some fiction character. Might as well be praying to Superman!

betty said...

THANK YOU KANDEE!! I REALLY NEEDED TO HEAR THIS TODAY! WHEN YOU LAY YOUR PRETTY HEAD DOWN TONIGHT KNOW THAT YOU MADE MY DAY BETTER!
YOU ARE THE BEST - GOD BLESS!! :)

Melody said...

Incredible art!
Can you imagine someone creating these for the sheer joy of it, fully knowing that it will disappear shortly afterwards? Could be disheartening to some...not wanting to start it in the first place.
Yet here the artist is enjoying what they do & in turn sharing that joy with us. Thanks Kandee for a wonderful blog, you've got a new fan!

earth said...

You are SO inspirational! :) This entire post was beautiful.

That artwork on the sidewalk is INCREDIBLE!!! So realistic!

Sera Melisa said...

I love Audrey. And I love your spirit, Kandee. Who knew that I would find such inspiration from a beautiful woman showing me how to ex-foliate my face? Researching you has been a pleasure because I can now see that there are good people still left. You are lovely. I hope one day I get the pleasure of meeting you. Thanks for everything.

killapinkzz said...

wow ur worlds where really nice! thanks makes me feel like i can start over again! thanks!

Brad said...

I love these inspirational posts you're doing!!

Fabie said...

i LOVE breakfast at tiffanys!

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