Let your heart guide you

Let your heart guide you by Artfully Carin

Let your heart guide you. It will lead you home.

I’ve been feeling restless lately, which usually means big changes are happening. I feel them in my body long before I can put them into words or action.

I’m always impressed with how the body knows what’s best for me, even when I push and pull against it.

I’d like to think I’ve always been pretty good at listening my heart, but it takes such an enormous sense of trust that I have often fallen short. Thankfully I’ve gotten better at filtering out the voices of the crowd as I’ve gotten older.

I sit here, on the eve of Artfully Carin’s first anniversary, and try to make sense of the last year. Tomorrow my blog baby will be one and words fail me. I write and delete, write and delete. Everything sounds so trite. So excuse me if this is a bit choppy.

The last year has been amazing.

This was a time I really listened to my heart. After blogging for several years, I feel like I’m finally home. Like I have found my rightful place in the blogosphere. And I’m so grateful for all of you who have followed along, given support and advice, and generally cheered me on.

Thank you!


The “Let you heart guide you” art journal page was made using several layers of ink sprays with mica, book pages, acrylics, water soluble crayons, gesso and pen.


  1. Absolutely beautiful Carin… happy blogversary… so much truth in your words… it is always a pleasure to visit here… soak up your gorgeous artwork… your heartfelt words… thank you for sharing all of that with us…

    Jenny ♥
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  2. Happy blogiversary! Your art is always fresh and I can tell it comes from your heart. You are growing by leaps and bounds…it’s fun to watch the progress. Thank you for being you and for sharing your art with us. And here’s to many more years of blogging.
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  3. Christie says:

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I truly admire those of you who commit to creating a blog and sharing your thoughts and knowledge. Keep up the good work. Well done.

  4. You said the words fail you, and I absolutely understand how that feels, but it seems you found the perfect words for this post. I feel so honored to have been a part of your world, your online home, this year. And you’re right, it does take an enormous sense of trust… and I wonder if those feelings we get are our bodies’ way of letting us know it’s okay.
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  5. My heart lead me to an August break. Now I’m blogging more than ever. But it has been fun.
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  6. Happy first blog anniversary Carin! x


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