Monday, January 16, 2006

do you ever write notes to your future self?

I found this written in big graphite letters in a journal that i stumbled upon today from my past, quite necessary words for me to hear now & always. I remember being 25 years sitting on my checkered floor kitchen in Jamaica Plain, MA trying to pull myself together and decide whether or not going to SF, CA. There was no REAL reason i.e. no job, school, boy, but just a magnetic pull out here.

"Fear not what the future may bring-- EMBRACE your heart & consciousness. Always and forever have trust in yourself and your intuition. Build character, not barriers within yourself. LOVE WIDE & STRONG NOW".

Mati Rose McDonough, age 25 writing to my 30 year old self... I really like the wide and strong part of loving. Maybe an idea for a painting?

I'm filling out papers today to be legit in my illustration and art biz! Yipee! Mati Rose McDonough Illustration, Mati Rose Illustration or Mati McDonough Illustration?

xo

7 comments:

Swirly said...

I love that. I think we should all write letters to ourselves more often. I vote for Mati Rose Illustration. Congratulations!!!

mav said...

yay! that is so cool about the illustration "biz" ... i think i agree with swirly, "mati rose illustration" has a great ring to it. nice work!!!
and no, i don't write letters to my future self. i did when i was little but not anymore. a VERY good idea! :)

jerusha said...

hi mati! i just wanted to tell you how much i like your blog! i just found it last week through flickr. so much fun, so inspiring, i can't wait to read more...

jenny vorwaller said...

that's odd...i was just going to give my two cents about your illo biz name:and its the same: mati rose illoustration!

:)i used to write letters to my future husband when i was little (14-16ish) isn't that funny? :)

tania said...

woo hoo! missy legit!
love the letter to future self..

laurel said...

MRI? what is that- magnetic resonance imaging or something like that? i like it - i'll cast a vote for mati rose illustration.

amanda said...

way to go Mati!!!! "Mati Rose Illustration" is my favourite.

i've been having a strange pull towards SF lately, for the past month or 2. i've been there a couple times and loved it to bits!