Real friends are those who, when you’ve made a fool of yourself, don’t feel that you’ve done a permanent job.
Erwin T. Randall


2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor ATC

I don’t know if I am inside or outside, but wouldn’t it be fun to have that big old flower near your window?    I kinda like that the stucco around the window is showing some wear, but who’s gonna notice?  Don’t we sometimes disguise our own flaws with something a little showy?

I couldn’t find anything on Erwin T. Randall, but the quote came from the book “Today’s Gift – Daily Meditations for Families” by Anonymous.   Here is what I found about the book:

Each family member is both an individual and a part of a larger unit. The tensions and joys that can help a family care for all its members are explored in these 366 meditations that nurture family esteem and strengthen family bonds. These meditations help us consider topics like harmony, sharing, individuality, trust, privacy, and tolerance.

The readings in Today’s Gift  nurture self-esteem by encouraging discussion, self-expression, and respect. Insightful, challenging, and caring quotations — from ancient proverbs, nursery rhymes and cartoon characters, and from figures such as William Blake, Anne Frank, Tillie Olsen, Albert Einstein, Erma Bombeck, M. Scott Peck, and many more — are accompanied by a thoughtful reflection and an inspiring affirmation.

Sorry about the type inconsistencies.  I have a very hard time editing text that I paste.  If anybody has any hints for me on that subject, I’d love to hear it. 🙂


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joan T
    May 11, 2010 @ 10:48:47

    Beth – I think this is one of my favorite of the windows that you’ve done. That flower is so striking!!


  2. lesliepaints
    May 11, 2010 @ 10:07:27

    First of all, I’m glad you are safe. Heard about the tornados this AM.
    Your hint of a window and the big exploding flower is beautiful. The Values are awesome in this.


    • Beth Parker
      May 11, 2010 @ 10:51:53

      Thanks, Leslie! I was going to mention that I was safe on my blog this morning and I forgot! The closest tornado was about 50 miles away. I am very thankful for that. 🙂


      • lesliepaints
        May 11, 2010 @ 15:17:04

        Stay safe tonite, too, unless they changed the forecast for you!

      • Beth Parker
        May 11, 2010 @ 16:13:54

        Thanks, Leslie. Fortunately, we built an ICF house (Insulated Concrete Forms) so we have 11″ thick concrete walls. Since we have a lot of windows, we also have a safe room. Our neighbors cleverly built a wine cellar/storm shelter. They really look forward to storms. Any old excuse… 🙂

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