Sunday, January 1, 2017

NEW YEAR ... NEW RESOLVE!

Hanging out with Monet on New Years Day!!
                                           HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FRIENDS!

I have been wanting to get back to posting regularly to my blog for awhile now, but you know how the best of intentions go!  Well, I  had the pleasure of hanging out with Monet today and was inspired to get back on track.  The other thing I did today was listen to a live webinar where the leader talked about the psychology of commitment.   It turns out we are most motivated by pledging money to an organization whose values are the opposite of yours as the penalty of not following through on a commitment.  There is a website stickK.com where you set your goal, the time frame (mine was for 4 weeks to start with) the day of the week you will record your progress, your pledge amount, pick to organization to receive the money and you can assign someone as a monitor to keep you honest and then you give them your credit card.   They will actually charge your card and send the money to your hated anti organization.  You will definitely see me here every week because there is no way on this planet that I will EVER GIVE THAT EVIL ORGANIZATION ONE NICKLE!!!  Talk about motivation!

I hope each of you have set some goals for yourself this year.  If you have difficulty sticking to a contract between yourself and yourself,  you might want to try this idea yourself.    

This is going to be an exciting month.  I will have a solo show at the end of the month.  More details next week.


19 comments:

Jennifer Stone said...

Great to have you back! HNY, my friend! xo

Candy said...

Myrna, just this morning I was thinking, "Myrna hasn't posted in ages. I wonder if she has a new blog site and how I can find her." Then I was saying, "Myrna, Myrna, Myrna - what the heck is her last name?" Then I sat down at the computer and there you were! Happy New Year! I'm so glad you're back! Love the picture with Monet! What an interesting idea to get yourself to stick to a commitment! I'm looking forward to seeing photos of your work for the solo show!

Chris Rogers said...

It is always a pleasure to hear from you. Not only because of you excellent artistry but because you have a lovely way of keeping us informed. Thank you, Myrna, and best of everything for 2017.

Billie Crain said...

My God, woman, you don't mess around when you want to get motivated. I love this idea!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Myrna !!!! I am soo glad I signed up for your newsletter : ) Love your art and soo looking forward to a new year with your blog posts in it, ha : )
Loved your motivator, hahaha : )
Blessings for a healthy and safe New Year - Sandra : )

jane ferguson said...

Hi Myrna, Happy New Year. Lovely to hear from you seems ages. Jane :-)

Meera Rao said...

Great to have you back :) happy new year!!!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Glad to be back! I have missed hearing from all of you. Thanks so much for taking the time to welcome me back.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna,
I imagine that you've been busy this past year with all sorts of commitments. I continue to see your work in show catalogs - go Myrna. Even so, I'm glad to see that you'll be back blogging. I missed your blog!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thanks, Peggy. I have continued to work, just got lazy about posting. I am excited to be back!

Sonia said...

I have been wondering where you have got to! Your blog is one of my most inspiring "go to" resources. I look forward to an interesting 2017.

Janet Werdin said...

It will be so good to follow your posts again. It's already the 5th, better get your blog on or you'll be paying the bad guys!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thanks for the heads up Janet!! Don't worry, I have it all planned and will be posting on Sunday each week. No evil organization is getting any of my money! I have it on my calendar as a reminder each week.

Sonia said...

I have been wondering where you have got to! Your blog is one of my most inspiring "go to" resources. I look forward to an interesting 2017.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thank you, Sonia for the support. I am excited to be back and sharing more. Please feel free to share what you are doing with me, as well!

Sonia said...

Myrna - I have finally managed to post a comment (after several attempts). I am somewhat of a technophobe! Some blogs I can comment on easily and others just throw me out. I am also having trouble getting some people's comments on my own blog which I started earlier this year - will keep searching for a solution. Meanwhile, my blog is www.paperpaintandprint.blogspot.co.uk if you have time to see what I'm up to. By the way, did you ever follow up on the Jean Martin information I emailed you some time ago?

Myrna Wacknov said...

Sonia, I just checked out your blog and was particularly interested in the india ink painting technique. I would like to try that sometime. It has been a long time since I have visited England. I loved every minute we were there. So nice to see your charming sketches of various areas.

Ronizoom said...

Looking forward to following you this year. What a great suggestion to follow through on commitment. Thanks!

Ronizoom said...

Looking forward to following you this year. What a great suggestion to follow through on commitment. Thanks!

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