I feel so blessed to be able to share that this painting has found a new home in Richardson, TX!!
Painting for sale. ~ ❤ ~
Yes, insert back flips here!! I am so excited to announce that one of my favorite pieces found a new home in Scarsdale, NY!! ❤
This year has been full of wonder and surprises and this was one of them!
I was elated and over the moon when a church reached out to me to use one of my paintings as their front cover for a sermon to be delivered on compassion and “The Golden Rule”. It’s ironic how we can lose sight or perspective by the simple act of refusal. We refuse those who do not agree. We refuse those who aren’t in the same way of feeling and acting and being. In the very desperate need to be heard, we often lose sight of just listening, of being open in every aspect to welcoming the polar opposite. I’m guilty of this. In an effort I seek to change wanting to control, wanting to be right, “wanting” and through my art it is my intention(s), to embrace the beauty of this wild world and in seeking “Love and Light” to be a better person, the best version of me. I am learning to “let go”, to forgive those who have wronged me. It’s fairly safe to assume that the latter is a difficult task for most and most definitely an ongoing process for me. What I am learning is true happiness comes from within, from our own light. And though I often feel like Pacino in “The Godfather” when he states, “Every time I try to get out, they pull me back in”, the art of compassion is not a one-time life lesson taught and learned at the toddler stage of life. It is a lesson that will certainly ebb and flow throughout the journey of life. So how apropos was the choice of this painting “Love and Light” to that which was the sermon based on the whole merit of “doing unto other’s as you would have done unto you”!? May we all revisit this rule and may we all give our true self the right to love and the right, without fear to allow our light to shine!
I am truly grateful to have been given the chance to share my art with their parish and for them taking the time to reach out and for sending me copies of the bulletin and sermon. 🙂
~ ❤ & light ~<
I was so excited to be a part of this fabulous art/auction show held in Nocatee yesterday. This art show was to benefit the ‘K9 for Warriors’ cause! Check out their blog (http://blog.nocatee.com/art-show-and-auction-social-to-benefit-k9%E2%80%99s-for-warriors)!
The best part of my evening was to arrive home and find flowers and a note my incredible Boo left for me! I completely melted!
Children simply make this world better!! My beautiful Savannah (I am no longer allowed to call her “Boo”), is one in my life I try to mimic. Yes, this often means I giggle… A LOT, I wear silly hats, I paint my nails rainbow colors and I gallop like a horse throughout the stores while we shop, occasionally neighing… REALLY loud!!! 🙂 However, one of the best qualities she possesses is that of caring for others and one where she becomes the teacher and I, the student. She told me they have a “tree of donations” at school and she wanted to pick an ornament off the tree that lists a child’s age and sex and buy a gift for them. And that is what we did. She chose a five year old girl who could ask for anything that she wanted and she chose a ‘book’. While shopping we decided to get the little girl two books instead of one and Savannah picked out a card and wrote the sweetest message to some little girl, whom she’ll never meet. Absolutely proud of her!
May we all remember to “love” like a child and to give with no expectations of getting anything back. This is the true meaning of giving.
Many blessings to each of you!!!
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Truth be told it has been almost two weeks I have done any of my art. I have written some stuff, none of which I have manage to bring together as a cohesive form of text. However, I am climbing back into good old civilization and breaking away from the miserable flu. I am starting to feel alive again. And frankly, it feels pretty darn good! Lol. So as I sit here in my studio listening to Norah Jones and about to tackle this painting, the realization of how I seek solace in my art has become so evident to me. It is a God send and I am eternally grateful for this moment!!
When times are troubling, I know I’m not the only artist who exhales and sends praise for there is certainly almost no other sanctuary by comparison than by the ability to simply ‘let go’ and lose oneself in their art.
Wishing all a blessed evening!! May your life be filled with an abundance of love and light!