Saturday, October 10, 2015

Short cuts are rarely short

“The short cut is always the longest path…The bad news is that in the effort to skip the time involved {in creating real change in your life}they’ve cost themselves more time... Wanting it NOW keeps you from having it. ... People who want it now face many discouragements because of their many false starts…In the end, the ‘want it now’ people end up back where they started over and over again.”

-- from 9 Things You Simply Must Do to Succeed in Love and Life by Dr. Henry Cloud

"Beachside Warning Horizontal Black and White with
Colorized Red Sign,"
copyright Heather J. Kirk
Overlooking Boomer's Beach at Point La Jolla, San Diego, CA

Growing up I remember we all used to groan in the car when my dad announced he was taking a short cut. It was code language indicating that we either were already lost or we were about to be lost...but the trek certainly was NOT going to be short!
"Lifeguard Call Box Boomer's Beach La Jolla Cove California,"copyright Heather J. Kirk, Overlooking Boomer's Beach
at Point La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Still, I learned a few things from those experiences. Don't sweat mistakes or 'creative ways of arriving' and don't ever TELL anyone you took a wrong turn. I ALWAYS get there...eventually.
Heather J. Kirk Art by Heather J. Kirk Literature by Heather J. Kirk

#shortcut #longestpath #creatingrealchange #wastedtime #want it now #discouragement #falsestarts #overandover #book #quotes #9ThingsYouSimplyMustDo #SucceedinLove #Life #DrHenryCloud #Beachside #Warning #BlackandWhite #photography #photo #Colorizedphoto #red #sign #HeatherJKirk #BoomersBeach #PointLaJolla #SanDiego #CA #beach #California #lifeguardcallbox

Friday, October 9, 2015

Despite fear...

Flying Feathers copyright Heather J. Kirk
How many times must the Lord say to me ‘Have no fear’ before I have no fear?

‘You are not a coward Joshua!’

Joshua gave a grim laugh. ‘The Lord knows differently.’
‘If you are a coward then so are we all. There is not a man among us who does not fear. Brave men do what the Lord commands despite their fear, as you have done.

From "The Warrior: Caleb" by Francine Rivers, published by Oasis Audio
Red Thunder in Motion copyright Heather J. Kirk

" For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."2 Timothy 1:7  (KJV)

Heather J. Kirk Art by Heather J. Kirk Literature by Heather J. Kirk

#fear #afraid #Joshua #caleb #coward #brave #God #Lord #valiant #trust #fight #dance #warrior #motion #indian #nativeamerican #feather #costume #2timothy1:7

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Will the REAL Heather J Kirk Please Stand Up!
Will the "real" Heather Kirk please stand up? (LOL!)

You've seen the ‪#‎modeling‬ pictures very recently...


Photos from my ‪#‎artevents‬ for over a decade:
Guzal, owner of Gravity Elements Frame and Art Gallery
with artist Heather J. Kirk

White Mare Approaches Number One
Close Up Black And White
copyright Heather J Kirk
Crop Top Palm copyright Heather J. Kirk


Missing Middle Bar Left Flipped Horizontal
copyright Heather J Kirk

Black Eyed Susan Series copyright Heather J Kirk
available through October 30, 2015
at Gravity Elements in Scottsdale, AZ 
Nestled copyright by Heather J. Kirk

Perhaps the "go to girl" fixing things.  I've been the professional art installer at ‪#‎HerbergerTheater‬ for perhaps 8 years!
Heather installing art at Herberger Theater Gallery

The "Seasons and Cycles" show curated by Georgia Michalicek is up! Check it out at a #Herberger Theater Center performance or during Box Office hours through January 3rd, 2016. Pictured here left to right (other than me): Bela Fidel's Calendar of Our Days II, Roger Spirit Feather Merritt's Storm and Ellen Bergstrom Nemetz's Reflexion 4.

Heather J. Kirk Art by Heather J. Kirk
Literature by Heather J. Kirk

#belafidel #rogermerritt #ellenemetz #heatherkirk #heatherjkirk #art #artist #model #herbergertheater

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

"...being raised to be thier mothers." OUCH!

Some SERIOUS #spokenword about #beingaman, about being PRESENT! I know women will "Like" this post - but the message is really for MEN! Are you out there? Are you willing to LISTEN and SHOW UP. "WE HAVE A GENERATION OF BOYS...THAT ARE BEING RAISED TO BE MEN...JUST LIKE THEIR MOTHERS." ouucch Jonathan Evans​ !

I don't want to stereotype - there are a lot of men who are right there raising their kids and living Godly examples...I am blessed to have many in my own family. But that does not negate that too many are not present or are setting negative, or hurtful, examples. The video is by Jonathan Evans, son of Tony Evans and chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys.

Then go see the #Woodlawn (a #football #movie for everyone), providing examples of a few more #amazingmen who lead by example - some confident throughout, a reluctant hero and strong conversions - yet the underlying personalities stay the same. I love that God uses us the way he made us! (Release date October 16, 2015. Make it a great opening weekend!)

Heather J. Kirk Art by Heather J. Kirk
Literature by Heather J. Kirk

Act Immediately - Help Restore Funding to Fight Child Labor

While one of the issues that I am passionate about ending is child and adult #sexualexploitation, #childlabor is so closely related it's hard to argue that one does not feed or even cause the other. Impoverished families, particularly in other parts of the world, tend to want children to contribute to #familyincome. Working children are placed in dangerous situations with adults who can easily exploit them away from a parent's watchful eye...or even (though we don't like to admit it) with a parent's explicit or implicit approval. A working child does not get an education, which perpetuates the likelihood of #poverty cycles continuing.

"The #InternationalLaborAffairsBureau - #ILAB - at the #DepartmentofLabor has worked for 20 years to reduce exploitative child labor through education. Last year the office received about $59 million, but now the entire funding for these programs is in serious jeopardy. The lack of funding for ILAB will leave #children, who would have been helped through these programs, at risk for exploitation. Fill out our* easy form to ask your members of #Congress to restore this critical #funding." (*World Vision)

Deadline to sign: October 11, 2015

Image provided by World Vision - Acton Alert

Heather J. Kirk Art by Heather J. Kirk Literature by Heather J. Kirk

My #3D #art / #photo piece "A Wing and a Prayer" (currently at Art & Custom Frames Gravity Elements LLC) that I tweeted was "Favorited" by #Kollecto - Nice!

"A Wing and a Prayer" copyright Heather J. Kirk

Detail of shadowbox of "A Wing and a Prayer" copyright Heather J. Kirk
Photo taken at #GraniteDells in #Prescott, #Arizona

Printed on metal created a framers dilemma. The framing was done by Art and Custom Frames Gravity Elements in #Scottsdale, #AZ - and it was not only beautiful, but creative, but professional and friendly.

Learn a little more about me and see the other pieces currently at #GravityElements here:

As you can see the #3dimensional pieces in my Photo Assistant Series may have some difficulty being safely shipped outside of Arizona. Still, feel free to contact me about them. You can also see (and purchase) two dimensional versions of the #photography #art pieces in the "Assistent Fotografic - #Photo #Assistant " #series here:

Beyond My Reach Copyright Heather J Kirk

Heather J. Kirk Art by Heather J. Kirk Literature by Heather J. Kirk

#heatherkirk #heatherjkirk #photographicartistry #frame #shadowbox #mannequin #arizona

Who does the abandoning?

“God will not abandon men, my Son. Men abandon God.”

The Prince: Jonathan by Francine Rivers, published by Oasis Audio

Image: "RISE Festival Lanterns 2014 horizontal Sky Only", copyright Heather J. Kirk 
 Photo from RISE Lantern Festival, Jean Dry Lake Bed, Nevada, October 2014
copyright by Heather Kirk and PhotoGraphic Artistry

Heather J. Kirk Art by Heather J. Kirk Literature by Heather J. Kirk