Violet, Sienna and Gray: 2012-11-04

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"I'm Painting Again!!!"
I have found myself in nine cities in eleven weeks, and a little off of my game. But, I'm back! I'm blogging and I'm painting, again!

(Please note, I clearly remember my writing teacher quoting Strunk and White,  from the writer's bible, The Elements of Style, "reserve the use of the exclamation mark for true exclamations or commands"; so, yes, I placed three of them in my title above.)

Life can throw us a curve ball or two (or eight), and somehow it does make you stronger, and perhaps places you on a different path all together. 

Sometimes a curve ball is an invitation from old friends, "come visit us in Warm Springs, VA, Charleston, SC, Sanibel Island, FL, or Jackson Hole, WY".  (Of course, I said yes to all of these wonderful friends.) And, other times it is an obligation to visit family, spend time with an ailing parent and help others through the loss of a loved one.
Or, it might be the opportunity to attend a workshop in Lexington, KY; taught by a much admired artist, Dreama Tolle Perry.

"And One Ugly Duckling", painted on Sunday at the workshop with Dreama Tolle Perry.

"I'm Painting Again" is the title of one of my favorite movie soundtracks,  from the movie "Miss Potter". It is a lovely and very inspiring story about a female artists achieving commercial success, in the early 1900's.

Listen to it here! click on link (soon I'll know how to have it playing for you). Give it ten seconds to load and it will play automatically.
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Now that I've said hello again, after all of these weeks away,  I'm off to paint in the studio!!! Until next time...stay well, and remember:

"If you want your life to be a magnificent story, (like Miss Potter's), then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page!" (yes, exclamation mark!)
original quote by Mark Houlahan from Daily Inspirations

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