Summer Blast Off – May 29, 2009

Alyson B. Stanfield’s Summer Blast Off Class begins Wednesday, June 3rd.


I was fortunate enough to have taken one of Alyson’s workshops this month in Estes Park, Colorado. I learned so much! She has a wonderful way of teaching you in her special “no excuse” manner. I promise you’ll come away from her seminar with a head full of ideas and a plan.

Just click on the picture to learn what it’s all about. Tell her I said hello from Eufaula.

Main & Selmon 2 – May 29, 2009

“Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert

Main & Selmon 2

Main & Selmon 2 8″ x 10″ Acrylic on Canvas

Main & Selmon 1 – May 28, 2009

I didn’t know “it couldn’t be done” so I did it.
-Kordelia Kudel

Main & Selmon 1

Acrylic on Canvas 8″ x 10″

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La La Landscape

La La Landscape

My Driveway – May 27, 2009

“A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.” – John Lubbock

“My Driveway”
16″ x 20″ Acrylic on Canvas
It really is the top of my driveway. Of course, you wouldn’t know it if you asked my husband. haha He looks at this and raises his eyebrows in a quizzical way, while trying not to offend. I just love him to death!

Edward Hopper – May 26, 2009

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi

A watercolor & gouache Masters study
crop from Room in New York

Edward Hopper

2.5″ x 3.5″

Kordelia’s Poppies – May 22, 2009

Welcome the unexpected! Opportunities rarely come in neat, predictable packages.

From – Life’s little Instruction Book
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Have a great day & a terrifc Memorial Day weekend!

8″ x 10″ watercolor
“Kordelia’s Poppies”

Van Gogh – May 21, 2009

“We must dare to think “unthinkable” thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.”

– James William Fulbright
On exploring options…. I heard a snippet of Ellen Degeneres’ commencement speech to some graduating college students. She told them to live their lives with integrity and don’t give in to peer pressure. She said “always follow your own path, unless you’re lost in the woods, and you see a path, then by all means follow that path.” I loved that! Gotta love Ellen!
2.5″ x 3.5″ Masters Study
Van Gogh Self Portrait
Gouache on Art Spectrum Colourfix

I See You – May 20, 2009

Be thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in your life today, whether it is simply by sharing love through a smile, facing a controversy with kindness, physically helping someone, or holding others in your positive thoughts.

–Richard Carlson, Ph.D.

I painted this little fron on a flight to Barbados.
2.5″ x 3.5″ watercolor and ink
“I See You”

Happiness is a State of Mind – May 19, 2009

Choose to be cheerful, and try to lift the spirit of every situation you’re in. Bringing this bright energy into the world is an act of kindness.

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

Today’s painting is a beautiful little ATC I received from my friend, Doloris Kechnie. Doloris is doing the most wonderful little inspirational paintings for an ATC exchange we’re in on WetCanvas. I’ve been enjoying these delightful little ATCs very much!
Doloris says this blog is her inspiration, and that is the greatest compliment I could possibly receive.
Thanks, Doloris!

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