Snorkeling Anyone?

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”
– Orison Swett Marden

Snorkeling Anyone?

4″ x 4″ Watercolor

I did this last summer.  It just seemed that with all the terrible weather we have going on across the country, we could all use a little warmth.  This is a self portrait from 2002, when I was on my weddingmoon, in Ambergris Caye, Belize.  I call it a weddingmoon because we were married there and we had to be there for three days to establish temporary residency, before they could legally perform the marriage ceremony.  It was pure bliss!  Not a single family member in sight.  🙂

About Orison Swett Marden

Orison Swett Marden, the American writer who is considered the forerunner of motivational authors, wrote an average of two books a year from 1894 to 1924. He was born on a New England farm in 1850. During college, he worked in hotel management. He then used his seed money to buy a resort in Rhode Island. Wanting to inspire people as he himself had been inspired by British author Samuel Smiles, he began writing books like You Can, But Will You? and founded Success Magazine. He died in 1924.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dissengallery
    Mar 03, 2010 @ 16:43:53

    This looks cool and refreshing! I like the perspective.


  2. Carol King
    Feb 28, 2010 @ 17:23:26

    I could have sworn I commented on this painting. Must’ve commented in my head and then forgot to post it. (old age creeping up!)

    I love how you captured your snorkeling experience and the feeling of having your face underwater.


  3. lindahalcombfineart
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 18:51:48

    Your painting makes me want to head south for some sun and surf. I feel the warmth!


  4. lesliepaints
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 09:45:53

    I really like this, Beth. The fact that it is an interesting self portrait just adds to it.
    Cool story about your marriage.


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