Saturday, August 13, 2011

Making some more progress today.....

More pics of my latest painting in progress.....

in progress.....

still in progress.....
It was such a pretty evening, so I worked on this piece outside on the deck.  Such a pretty sunset, I didn't want to miss it.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A wonderful quote.....

I read this today and just had to re-post....
There are 5 things in life you cannot recover:
A stone...after it's thrown.
A word...after it's said.
An occasion...after it's missed.
The time...after it's gone.
...A person...after they die.
Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Enjoy Life!!


Sometimes life is not so smooth.  I don't really like the bumpy times, they give me stress and anxiety, but I know that there is always some life lesson to be found in them.  So when they come my way, I will try to find the lesson that is hiding underneath all the ick.  And then when I think I have found it, I will let go of the stress it caused me and try my hardest to be thankful for the lesson learned.  I will ask God to take away the hurt and anxiety and to make me stronger for it instead.

A recent lesson I have learned is that sometimes people are not what they want you to think they are.  Some people dont wish goodness for you. Some people are miserable and will only be happy if you are miserable too. Some people hold themselves above others and refuse to look at their own actions or even to take responsibility for their own lives, and the lives that they have made or touched negatively.  Some people shut their eyes to what is right in front of them and go on hurting themselves and others.  I have learned that communicating with these people is impossible because they will only hear what they want to hear.  I have learned that I dont need to have these kind of people in my life.  I have learned that I am only responsible for learning my life lessons and that I cannot help someone else learn theirs if they dont want the help.  I have learned that it is okay to be myself, to be honest and true.  I've learned that sometimes it's okay to let go.  It's okay to be happy.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Pirate Boy

Here is a sweet little Pirate Boy for summer time :)
12 x 12
I made this little guy for the Autism Pirate Party.  I'll donate a print of him and one of the little mermaid with the blonde hair for their auction.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I just want.....

I just want to paint something SPECTACULAR!  :)

First Friday Art Walk, Imagine Gallery August 2011

Such a fun place to be on this August First Friday!  Imagine Gallery in Eugene Oregon.  So fun to be there and walk amungst the crowd as they looked at all the wonderful art.  I'm so very proud to be a part of this special place!   Here are some pics from the Art Walk Tour....
Thats Tym, the owner of the gallery.  She has been so helpful to me, I really appreciate her!
Those three up top are mine!  Whoot! Whoot!
There's Ron in the bottom left-hehe