Pig Quayside at York

“I am grateful for my ability to feel and express emotions – to laugh with my family and friends, to feel love, to be moved by music and art, and to spread the joy in my heart.”

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

Pig Quayside at York

8″ x10″ Watercolor on Tyvek

I kinda like the pig, but I am not too sure about the Tyvek.    Desiree, over at  The Clothesline blog, has been painting on Tyvek.  It’s the material they make those nearly indestructable mailing envelopes out of.  She has been making hand painted wallets from it and there is a YouTube video link in her blog on how to do that.  Of course, I had to try it, so here it is.  I have to admit, I haven’t given it a fair shake, so I will probably try it again.  🙂

Richard Carlson, Ph.D. (5-16-61 to 12-13-06) was considered to be one of the foremost experts on happiness and stress reduction in the United States and around the world. As the author of thirty popular books including the runaway bestseller, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all Small Stuff, he showed millions of people how not to let the small things in life get the best of them.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff made publishing history as the USA Today’s #1 bestselling book for two consecutive years. The title spent over one hundred consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and is considered one of the fastest selling books of all time. In 2004, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff was voted one of the top ten most read books in the past decade! Richard is one of the few authors in history to have two different titles at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list at the same time: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, in soft cover and Don’t Worry, Make Money, in hardcover.

With more than 26 Million Carlson books in print, published in 35 languages in over 130 countries, Dr. Carlson became a worldwide phenomenon. He spoke to enthusiastic audiences around the world and was a popular television and radio personality, having been a guest on Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, NBC, CNN, FOX, PBS, Hardball with Chris Mathews, The O’Riley Factor, and myriad other shows around the world.

Richard starred in his own Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff PBS Special, which aired to millions, and was the host of a series called Don’t Sweat the Future, a Discovery Health Network special.

People magazine named him one of the world’s most intriguing people to watch as he helped millions of people learn to relax. He was featured on the cover of Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine, and chosen as the “Consummate Speaker of the Year” by Sharing Ideas International Magazine. Easier Than You Think…because life doesn’t have to be so hard, discussing how making small changes, can produce significant results, was launched in April of 2005 and Richard’s newest books, The Big Book of Small Stuff and Don’t Get Scrooged: How to Thrive in a World Full of Obnoxious, Incompetent, Arrogant, and Downright Mean-spirited People made their debut in November 2006 Click here for more information. Richard also authored a nationally syndicated newspaper column for McClatchy-Tribune News Services (formerly Knight Ridder).

Richard passed away on December 13, 2006.  Click here to read his obituary.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lindahalcombfineart
    May 10, 2010 @ 17:58:41

    I love your little, pink pig. He looks like he is trying so hard to remain aloof. And what a haughty attitude. By the way, The “theme” for the Indiana State Fair this your is Pigs. Last year it was Tomatoes. You know us Hoosiers – always dreaming about returning to the farm!


    • Beth Parker
      May 10, 2010 @ 18:07:12

      Thanks, Linda! We have Whole Hawg Days here every summer. Around 25 teams BBQ whole hogs around downtown and then at 5 pm, they all give free sandwiches to the crowds. There’s a parade and a rodeo, too! It’s a big deal to win the best “hawg”. I think the first place prize is $1000. he he 🙂


  2. Joan T
    May 10, 2010 @ 12:14:31

    I really like the way the pig came out. It is amazing the surfaces we artists try. lol I haven’t tried the tyvek yet, but do plan on it.


  3. lesliepaints
    May 10, 2010 @ 09:11:05

    This pig is so cool. This definitely has the whimsy and fun and color of Beth in it. I like the special look the paper gave your painting or how it treated this subject material.
    The quote is special. It defines much of how I view your personality through this blog, Beth. 🙂


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