February 27, 2009

2.5″ x 3.5″ watercolor and gouache

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.

Norman Vincent Peale

February 26, 2009

2.5″ x 3.5″ watercolor painting

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles
and adds significance to all that you do. It tones up your
physical vitality and gives warmth to all your personal
relationships. When you associate with enthusiasm long
enough, it grabs you and takes over within you.

Norman Vincent Peale
Positive Thinking Every Day

I am still trying to adjust to February. I always need every minute of every day that I can get my hands on! I feel like I’ve been cheated out of 2-3 days that I really needed before March starts. My most valuable asset seems to be time. There’s always so much I want to do. I’m lucky that way, because I’d hate to have long, empty days with nothing to do.
When I get a little extra time, I am going to learn how to Twitter. hehehe
Alyson Stanfield says I need to Twitter and I respect her advice.

Law of The Garbage Truck

I wish I knew who wrote this, but I received it as an anonymous email from a friend. I want to share it with you! Enjoy!

Law of the Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxidriver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, ‘Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!’ This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, ‘The Law of the Garbage Truck.’He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so…Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

Have a blessed, garbage-free day!

February 25, 2009

2.5″ x 3.5″ watercolor

There will always be problems and challenges to meet, but I no longer use them to postpone my happiness.

Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
The Don’t Sweat Affirmations

I really like that one!!! I wake up every morning happy, and by the time I’m on my way in to work, I’m usually all the way up to giddy. hahaha What did I ever do to get such a great life? The whole day is mine for the taking! YAY!!!!

February 24, 2009

2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor & Gouache.

“What could be worse than being born without sight?”
She replied, “Vision is non-negotiable for anyone who wants to
succeed. It is the blueprint on the inside of a leader,
before she ever sees the plan on the outside.”

Cathy Hankinson

I used to live in high heels and business suits. Now, the only time I don that apparel is for funerals. I used to love my high heels! The funkier, the better. Seems like a lifetime ago! I look at them now and I can see the artistic quality they possess. The ones that Carrie adored on Sex and the City would have been so fun to make! I’ll stick to my flip flops and my small town lake life. It suits me.

February 23, 2009

This little dragonfly is made from spackle and gauze, before painting it with watercolor and gouache. It’s a mere 2.5″ x 3.5″.

You can make the mind give you back anything you want, but remember the mind can give back only what it was first given. So fill your mind with all peaceful experiences possible, then make planned and deliberate excursions to them in memory.

Norman Vincent Peale

February 20, 2009

2.5″ x 3.5″ watercolor painting

When you expect the best, you release a magnetic force in your mind which by a law of attraction tends to bring the best to you.

Norman Vincent Peale

That is soooooo true! I believe that with all my heart! That may be one of the reasons I am so happy all the time. hehehe

February 19, 2009

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

Pearl Buck

2.5″ x 3.5″ watercolor painting

February 18, 2009

Do not wait for bad news to make you appreciate your life, and do not take the small miracles for granted. Be deeply grateful for laughter, friendship, beauty, fresh air, and the sun shining through the trees.

From the Don’t Sweat Affirmations
by Richard Carlson, Ph.D.

These are my favorite shoes of the whole series. In fact, they are currently my desktop image. They just make me happy! 2.5″ x 3.5″ watercolor.
Today is a special day for me. I moved in with my husband nine years ago today. He has made such a huge difference in my life. He taught me how to really live! He looks at life as a big giant gift, to be experienced with total joy and abandonment! I am a better person because he loves me! Awwwwww!

World Community Arts Day – February 17, 2009

5.5″ x 8″ watercolor on YES! canvas pad.

If I am I because I am I
And you are you because you are you,
Then I am and you are.
But if I am I because you are you,
And you are you because I am I,
Then I am not and you are not.

Rabbi Mendel

Today is World Community Arts Day! Are you doing anything cool in your community to weave the arts into it?

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