Purple Shoe Laces

“It’s tempting to sit and wait for life to come to you, but it can’t.  It’s too busy.  Life is out there.  You have to go for it.”
Harry Beckwith

Purple Shoe Laces

2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor ATC

Another painting from the archives.  I have noticed that when I paint larger, I don’t have time to do as many.  *sigh*

I have been battling a cold since Sunday.  I even declined an opportunity to go fly last night, so I must be sick.  **gasp!**  I somehow make it through my work days, but I’m exhausted!   Anybody have any good cold remedies?  I’m scheduled to fly on Monday and Tuesday, and I’d like to be cured by then.  😀

Harry Beckwith

Harry has addressed or advised 31 Fortune 200 companies in 17 countries, including Target, Wells Fargo, and Microsoft, and over sixty startups.

His four books have earned over $21 million in sales in 24 translations. His first, Selling the Invisible, spent 36 consecutive months on the Business Week best seller list, and appears on numerous “best business books of all time” lists. He also is featured in The Ten Secrets of World’s Best Business Communicators and dozens of other business books.

Harry graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and from University of Oregon School of Law.  This led to a law clerkship to a federal judge , followed a brief career as a fish out of water, practicing law.

The fish then found his water in the most logical place: The land of 10,000 lakes, where he began his advertising career in 1982. Just over three years later, he was named creative supervisor of Carmichael-Lynch, four times Advertising Age’s choice as America’s most creative midsized agency.

Harry serves on the Board of Directors for the Stanford University Department of Athletics and teaches second grade part-time. He co-founded one of the world’s premier road races, the Cascade RunOff, and since 1975 has run or walked more than two-and-a-half times around the world

He is the thrilled father of four and currently lives with the world’s only flying cat.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lindahalcombfineart
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 17:22:26

    Love the laces and the ORANGE background. My favorite cold rememdy is Chicken noodle soup. It really works!


  2. lesliepaints
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 16:08:04

    Green shoes! I have never owned green shoes…Love the purple laces.
    FLU SHOT!!! Believe it or not it helps. I don’t know what will help you through this one other than the norm of decongestants, sleep, fluids.


    • Beth Parker
      Sep 10, 2010 @ 16:16:24

      Thanks, Leslie! Ya know, last winter was the first year in forever that I didn’t get a flu shot and this is the second time I’ve been sick. I never get sick! Last year they had a shortage and I never could find one. This year, I’m going to get that shot!! 🙂


  3. asmalltowndad
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 13:24:59

    I too am trying to work larger. Most of my recent are 8″x10″ or 11″ x 14″, because they are so quick, but I working on a few acrylics that measure 28″x40″, which is what I used to use most of the time.

    How to get rid of a cold… give to someone else!

    or get lots of rest and eat homemade potato soup. Get better soon my friend!


    • Beth Parker
      Sep 10, 2010 @ 13:28:27

      Thanks, Ryan! Ooooo, homemade potato soup sounds wonderful!! That’s the first thing that has sounded good to me. I’ll let you know how it goes. 😀


  4. Joan T
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 09:56:08

    Love the sneakers! I didn’t realize you were working so big! Wow…good for you. I have to start doing a few larger paintings. I haven’t done anything larger than 7 x 10 since I went away.


    • Beth Parker
      Sep 10, 2010 @ 11:32:44

      Thanks, Joan! The big painting is a first for me. It is going to be a fun challenge. You have a good excuse for painting small, since you were in Tuscany!


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