Posted by: Naomi Baltuck | May 20, 2018

After All!

It’s still true today!

Writing Between the Lines


‘The Poet’ by Constance Baltuck

I am not exaggerating when I tell you my sister Constance is a famous Alaska artist.  After all, she has a show hanging in the Alaska State Museum at this very moment, with several of her paintings in its permanent collection.  She was also just invited to show at the prestigious Artforte Gallery in Pioneer Square in Seattle.  (BTW, my walls are decked with early Baltucks, and Con has promised me their value will skyrocket after she dies.)

She felt these opportunities had dropped into her lap out of the blue.  But how many paintbrushes did she wear out preparing for this ‘sudden’ success?  For thirty years she has steadily produced beautiful art, selling out show after show.  The key phrase here is “After all…”  Yes, after all the hard work and promotion and never never never giving up, she has ‘suddenly’ hit the big time.

On the other side of the…

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  1. There is much to be said about determination and sticking to it. My supply of that is limited.

  2. Bum glue! – determined to keep faith with your gift or let slip into being ‘fragile.’ Watching a TV bio yesterday I noticed this quote on a science classroom wall – “There is no talent, neither genius without hard work” – Dimitri Ivanovich Mendeleev.
    Another timely reminder from you, Naomi. Love M

    • Dear Meg, I LOVE that quote! Now I just have to practice what I preach. Been working hard today, rehearsing, writing, and playing cards with Grandma! She beat me to a pulp at Hand and Foot! Thanks for stopping by–can’t wait to hear about your book, Meg. You are my example for being the opposite of ‘fragile’. You are a fighter, a worker, a drinker of good tea and a lover of life, a singer, a walker, and above all, a storyteller with many more stories to tell! Love, Naomi

  3. hi, naomi-been thinking of you and bam!  I got your blog!🌝what a wonderful and talented  family…and you are no exception with your inspirational photo blogs.  a BOOK in the making…or has it already been published? keep well…linda

    “Peace is all around us.  It is not a matter of faith; it is a matter of practice.”   –  Thich Nhat Hanh

    • Hi Linda,
      Thank you for your wonderful message! I do have a novel out, written with yet another sister, but am plugging away on a solo venture. I hope you are well!
      Naomi


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