6.09.2011

YES....You Are in Mattie's Social Circle

Yep.  It's me....here.  Promise.  BIG changes, right?  But change is good.  And it's been a long time coming.  Originally I had BIG plans.  To talk about the changes....build them up and wham!  Pull back the velvet curtain on the newness of it all in one glamorous swoop.  But,  I really don't like it when blogs I read tease with bigness, new things to come and basically leave you hanging.  Yeah.  Not my style.  And too I find that once the idea has planted itself deep enough and has taken root, it really needs to bloom. And that's what's been going on here in Mattie's Social Circle. 

It all started to bloom with a book.  I've been reading a ton lately.  About lots of subjects really, and not to bore you with all that, this quote I highlighted in one book has been guiding the shift in my heart. 

".....You must first be who you really are, then do what you really need to do, in order to have what you want."  -Margaret Young

That's where I am right now in my journey.   Embracing the imperfections.  Doing what I need to do.......and not looking back.  Gathering pieces of joy I've left behind all these years, and putting them right back where they belong.
And you know what, since making these decisions....I'm finally getting exactly what I want.  Yep.  It works. 

So Mattie will never ever be totally gone.  She's in my new sweet logo.  Resting on top of the flower.  Like a little guardian angel.  And a gentle reminder of how I got from there to here.

14 comments:

Artsy Matilda said...

Congratulations, Jenni! It looks fabulous. It's so delightful to see everything bloom with such poise and grace. Best of luck with the whole process! xoxo

donna!ee said...

transformation is awesome! moving forward allows opportunities to SHINE, and shine you do!! :)

Deborah said...

I think it looks great. I love your work.

Angie said...
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Angie Traunig said...

Yay, freakin AWESOME!
Time to own it. :)

garden clippings said...

Jenni....I love this "gathering pieces of joy I've left behind all these years, and putting them right back where they belong". I'd like to know what books you are reading. I am a huge book reader myself and it sounds like we are very much on the same journey.

Courtney said...

I like the new name and blog design! Looks great!

Wendy said...

Jenni,
I too was very touched by your statement about "gathering pieces of joy..." I actually started to cry because I have had so many unkind things happen to me lately and I feel like this is just where I need to be. I've got to gather up all my pieces too!! Thanks for being such an inspiration! Your art is beautiful!

Alicia said...

I love the changes, it all looks terrific. And you look so cute in red, I remember it was kind of a big deal when you wore and posted about that red T-shirt! You are going places girl, keep it up.

Jenni Horne said...

I wrote this blog post at literally 1am...I was super tired but knew I needed to post. The words spilled onto the pages effortlessly. I know now because I am finally being who I want to be. ;)

The book is life changing...yep. The Gifts of Imperfection. By Brene Brown. Look her up on utube as well. She is an amazing speaker.

Huge puffy hearts to all of my readers....you seriously are one of the reasons I keep growing.

Jennifer Taylor said...

Your new design looks great! I am also liking that quote. For me, it was one of those things that I read at the exact moment you needed to read it. Thanks for that.

Anonymous said...

LOVE! Puffy heart LOVE! I have been saying to myself all week "I am perfect in my imperfection - I'm perfection"- taking a whirl off the Audrey Hepburn quote of "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'M POSSIBLE." I adore that you are choosing your own way (yet another mantra of mine this week) - I must listen to the universe and 'go forth' like you have! ;-) xoox Renee

Vickie said...

Jenni,

I recently found your blog via artist Laurie Richardson. Love the new look and the new attitude!

Tarjetas de crédito gratis said...

Wonderful ideas. Congratulations on your effort and thanks for sharing with us.
Continues to publish, is a real pleasure to read you

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