Amelia Furman

Mixed Media Artist

"Telling Stories with
Paper and Paint. "

Small Steps to Change

“All or Nothing” That’s been my life motto. Eat the whole bag of cookies or none. Either do the project perfect or not at all. Speak up and do it loudly or keep quiet. Show up and run the show or don’t bother coming. It has worked OK for years. There is something to going big or going home. It means you are committed and you are going to finish it, darn it. But does this really work? Hmmm. As I grow as a mother, wife, and artist, I’m starting to see flaws in this way of living. It’s ridiculously hard to keep up with and there is very little grace for myself or those around me. This “all or nothing” mentality can lead to other things too: perfectionism, pride or shame, isolation, depress

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