"Everybody knows a work of art takes at least an hour!" Lucy to Linus, (Peanuts)

FineArtViews Painting Competition - Twice in the Fav 15%

http://canvoo.com/boldbrush/badge/13203 three times selected for FAV15%, Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Link From a Friend

     Today a friend sent me a link to a utube video that was so inspirational I decided I needed to share it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

     It is so easy to be caught up in day to day living that we cease to see that perhaps we aren't  really living as our heart would dictate. I was very happy to be reminded of this and to recall the events in my own life that were cross roads needing my attention and decision. Some worked out better than others but on the whole I am happy to say that my direction has turned out, so far, to be correct for me. Money and fame are not too important to me, fortunately, so I have concentrated on finding a lifestyle that would ease my inborn tendency to worry and fret, to calm the storms I sometimes am caught up in, and bring some joy to my heart, and I hope some joy to others as well.  Being of good cheer in ourselves is a balm for those around us. 
I am by no means a PollyAnna - that could get old really fast - and I tend to get on soapboxes at times, probably to the annoyance of some, but I mean well:-)  Here's to your good cheer, your health, and your successful trip to your heart's desires.

      I am finding myself wondering what this painting is about and if I really want to be doing it  but since I dislike unfinished projects I am persevering. Thinking about letting Samanda's parents have this as a thank you for the time she has given so freely in posing. I have a bigger project in mind but don't know if I have the stamina to see it through. Oh yeah, that is what this painting is about - a bit of procrastination and avoidance. I'm good at that.


  1. Mornin' Karen............I bet Samanda's parents would love this painting, it's beautiful.

  2. Thanks for the link to Steve Jobs commencement speech. I've saved it for when I might need it again & to pass on to a few friends. I really like the painting you're working on & look forward to your next project.

  3. Thanks Carol, I hope they will be pleased...and thanks, also, YET; glad you chose to save the link. It is so inspiring and makes a lot of problems seem much smaller and not worth worrying over!

  4. Hello "You"!... Thank you for sending along the link... I really enjoyed it and was uplifted by the contents.

    Jobs... in dealing with his own life and death situation really places the focus on what is... as should be REALLY important to any of us.

    Samanda's painting is as always Karen... sensitive... feminine and lovely You have captured the essence of her youth... freshness... and vulnerability all in the one image.

    " I have no favourite child. I have no favourite building, and I have no masterpiece. You have to take my work as a whole, and its either a masterpiece or it isn't. There is no one thing in it. There's no taking it apart. There it is."
    -Frank Lloyd Wright

    That's sort of my take on my own life and my work. Think it well might apply to yours as well. What do you think?

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  5. Thanks, Bruce. I have to agree that, like you, "I have no favorite child" in my work. It needs to be taken as a whole, although some pieces are stronger than others just like in any family.

  6. WonderfulWorkGoodCreations:)