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Jul 26

Finally, my first blog and my FIRST blog POST!

I’ve been planning this day for a long time!  Way too long!   So first I must say thanks to a few special people who helped me get started.  Thank you to David Humes, the Happiness Guy (who also knows the world of websites and blogs) for setting up my website/blog domain.  I first met David when we were members of National Speakers Association, Tennessee Chapter about 10 years ago.

Thanks to my encouraging friends such as fellow artist, Deborah Carman who has her own blog/website “Deborah Carman Studios”.  Her watercolor portraits radiate with life, mischief, and sparkling eyes.  She created a lovely painting of me and my Mother which I will post as soon as I figure out how.  (I have a lot to learn!)

I’ve only known Deborah for about 2 years; however the time we spend together sharing lunch, painting, attending art classes and workshops (in Kanuga, NC) encourages and inspires me to create and continue to explore the colorful world of water media painting.

Appreciation goes to another friend, Yvonne Perry who also has a blog and several websites.   Yvonne is a bestselling author and editor who commissioned me to create the cover of her latest book “Shifting into Purer Consciousness”.

Yvonne and I have known each other off and on for several years and now that I don’t travel every week, we get to spend more time sharing lunch (Yvonne creates wonderful vegetarian meals.  We like to juice).  Then we discuss her recent podcasts, books and blog tours, my recent paintings and life in general.  She inspires me to continue to build my business and to finish the book I’m writing (wish me luck on that! Ha!)

And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Bitsy Girl, my little Manx kitty.  I call her kitty because she is a small 8 pound cat. We will celebrate her 16th birthday this week.  She has been with me since she was 4 weeks old.  Bitsy was a rescue cat that someone shamelessly threw out on the side of the road along with the rest of her litter.  She was the only one that survived and has been with me through many of life’s ups and downs and is always there to listen.  Bitsy even talks back on occasion.  This morning she was very loud and persistent waking me up at 6:30am to tell me that I forgot to refill her dry food and she was hungry.  I know that if I want to sleep through the night to be sure my little night eating kitty has food in her bowl.  Good comes from everything cause I couldn’t go back to sleep so I’m now writing my first blog post!  Thank you Bitsy for waking me up and getting me busy writing.  Now to enjoy the business of another sunny gorgeous day.

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  1. Eleanor

    Congrats on your new blog. You are a multi-talented woman. I’m proud to call you friend.

  2. Vickie Majors

    Thanks Eleanor! Tell everyone about my site. I need some quotes for my “People are saying” section on my blog/website. I will have a lot more paintings in my gallery within the next week.

  3. Deborah Carman

    I’m so glad you’ve finally made it happen – your first of many blog posts to come! I’ll be keeping watch to see your wonderful works of art in both painting and words!

    You’re a talented, gifted, and very giving person, Vickie, as well as a little quirky; but your readers find that out soon enough! And that’s why we love you so much!

    (Notably said by one quirk to another)

    1. Vickie Majors

      Deborah, Thank you for visiting my new blog. I promise not to drive you crazy asking questions about “how to” all the time. : ) Thank you for sharing your gifts to the world with your wonderful blog too! You inspired me.

  4. David Humes

    BRAVO on your decision to pursue your dream! I know it takes courage to “step out in faith” and trust that everything will work out fine.

    It doesn’t matter WHEN you decide to live your dream, as long as you DO. It’s never too late.

    The famous Grandma Moses was in her late 70’s when she began painting. One of her paintings sold for over $1,000,000.

    You now have something in common with extremely happy people from around the globe: the choice to make central to your life that which brings you the greatest joy.

    Sure, it takes a lot of hard work to get established in a new business. But doesn’t that beat working for “the man”? ABSOTIVELY!!! (IMHO)

    And when you love what you do, it isn’t work. It’s pleasure. “Do what you love for a living and you’ll never work another day in your life.”

    You are an excellent and exceptional artist – and human being – who deserves to make your living – and PROSPER – doing what you love. You ARE a success NOW, in my book.

    We just have to nudge the world a bit to discover the great talent of Vickie Victorious!

  5. Vickie Majors

    Bless your heart David! I certainly appreciate your encouragement and technical advice. YOU are the HAPPINESS GUY! I am excited about my new venture. I do feel a bit like Indiana Jones right now. Now to finish my website, keep up the blogs and learn how to market. : )

  6. Debra Neal

    I had to visit since it’s your very FIRST blog. You have always exhibited the magic touch when it came to drawings & paintings. One of the very first I remember is the drawing of the ‘horse in winter’ — beautiful work!
    I’ve known you for almost 25 years now and your work keeps getting better and better! I’m so happy that you have reached a point in your life that you can now pursue what you have always wanted to do! Best of luck and God Bless!

    1. Vickie Majors

      Thank you for checking out my new blog/website, Debra! Yes, we go way back so you’ve seen my artwork progress over the years. It touches my heart that you say I exhibit the “magic touch” in my paintings. I call it “God’s touch” cause sometimes I look at a painting and wonder how I did it. I thank God for my talent. Blessings to you Deb!

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