Country Church

“Visualize your fears as being drained out of your mind and the visualization will in due course be actualized.”
Norman Vincent Peale

Country Church

4″ x 6″ Watercolor Postcard

As soon as I saw this photo, I knew I had to paint it.   It’s so cute!  The roof is actually pink, but my scanner darkened it some.  I enjoyed the process of painting this, slowly and methodically.  It was fun to play with my watercolors.  🙂

Norman Vincent Peale

This quote came from my little book, “Positive Thinking Every Day”.   I love this little book!

“This book is written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life.” — Norman Vincent Peale
The Power of Positive Thinking has helped millions of men and women to achieve fulfillment in their lives. In this phenomenal bestseller, Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life — and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes. You’ll learn how to:

• believe in yourself and in everything you do

• build new power and determination

• develop the power to reach your goals

• break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life

• improve your personal and professional relationships

• assume control over your circumstances

• be kind to yourself

From the Publisher

Translated into fifteen languages with more than 7 million copies sold, The Power of Positive Thinking is unparalleled in its extraordinary capacity for restoring the faltering faith of millions. In this insightful program, Dr. Peale offers the essence of his profound method for mastering the problems of everyday living. You will learn: How to eliminate that most devastating handicap—self doubt How to free yourself from worry, stress and resentment How to climb above problems to visualize solutions and then attain them Simple prayerful exercises that you can do every day, through-out the day, to reinforce your new-found habit of happiness Eliminating all the negative thoughts that prevent you from achieving happiness and success, The Power of Positive Thinking is an inspiring program that will help you create a positive change in your life. –This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 10:16:47

    This is that church, right? The one from the photos you showed us yesterday? I knew you would have to do it! I love it. You had to feel like that photo was made to order for “BETH”. You did a great job with it. The other thing that really captures my eye are the shadows and the contrast of texture and non-texture.


    • Beth Parker
      Aug 03, 2010 @ 10:50:12

      Well thanks so much, Leslie! Yes, it’s that church. I had a great time with the shadows. By concentrating on the shadows, it actually made the perspective part easier. It is on a steep hill, after all. There was a time I’d be afraid to tackle it. 😀


  2. asmalltowndad
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 09:47:28

    I bet everyone at this church knows your name… and everything else about you. Which can be a good thing and a bad thing.
    Very cute once again though!


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