Monday, December 22, 2008

Top Five Habits I Saw in 2008

Candleridge Park

I'm going to do a series this week on "Top Fives of 2008". It isn't scientific, but it's fun. I owe so much to so many online friends and resources, that I just have to highlight them. The lists are: habits, life-lines, and articles.

Top Five Habits I Saw in 2008

These are just a few examples I saw in 2008 that left a mark on me.
  1. Kindness - Waheed Nasir: I mentioned Waheed in a post. He found my blog looking through his stats and emailed me to thank me.
  2. Drawing from Memory - Jeanette Jobson: Jeanette mentioned that she draws most evenings before bed, from memory, just as an exercise. I have heard of that before and would love to get into the habit!
  3. Generosity - Jo Castillo: Jo has been very helpful to me on many occasions this year. If I email a question, she promptly responds. She's even called me on the phone.
  4. Knowing What She Wants - Susan Carlin: Susan offered me the opportunity to "chat" with her over the phone a few times this year. She is very good at knowing what she wants and then pursuing it. It has convinced me to do the same.
  5. Humility - Teresa Mallen: Teresa is always generous with her time and encouragement. She never fails to say honest and kind things to other artists. It is part of her regular routine to encourage others.
And finally, a very happy birthday to my dad! Wish we were there...


Katherine Tyrrell said...

What a nice idea Rose - and good to see that your buddy group is still going strong.

Miki Willa said...

You should be added to the list for your generosity of spirit and all the great sharing you have done this year.

Rose Welty said...

Katherine - thanks.

Miki - very kind of you to say. Actually, I receive so much encouragement from my readers...I'm more than repaid for my small efforts.

Jeanette said...

The community of artists that populate the globe and meet through blogs is very special.

You are one of those special people.

Rose Welty said...

Jeanette, yes it is and largely because of great people like yourself.

Teresa Mallen said...

My goodness Rose, I nearly slipped off my office chair!

Kidding aside, I am touched and deeply moved by your perception and description of me. I thank you very much for your kind words.

I hope you realize how much your readers look to you for inspiration. The challenges you set for yourself and the resulting growth you experience is such an encouragement. If Rose can do it, so can I!

Thank you again. I shall strive to live up to my description. :-)

Jo Castillo said...

Rose, thank you for your kind words. You just turn that compliment around. You support us and encourage us all. It has been such fun to get to know you and a goal this year is to meet in person!