Mellow Yellow Goose

“We cannot do everything at once but we can do something at once.”
– Calvin Coolidge

Mellow Yellow Goose

Watercolor & Sharpie

This is another little bird painting I did a couple weeks ago.    It’s so fun to paint birds.   You can add a ton of detail or keep it simple.  Just play.

Boy, that is a great quote.  I seem to have so much on my plate that the only way I can manage it, is to break it into chunks and attack one chunk at a time.  It was the same way in Atlanta.  AmericasMart has three huge buildings, with a total of 800,000 square feet.  Building 1 has 20 floors, building 2 has 18 floors and building 3 has 13.  Building 2 even has a west wing with 11 floors.  Each floor is really huge.  To give you an idea, the second floor of building 2 had 210 showrooms or booths!  It was a daunting task, to figure out where I wanted to go and who I wanted to see.  I did hours of planning before, and hours of note taking after the show each day.  If  I didn’t break it into chunks, I would have never been able to make the most of the experience.  I would still be trying to make my head stop spinning.

Mr. Coolidge had some great advice, didn’t he?  “We cannot do everything at once but we can do something at once.”

About Calvin Coolidge

John Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge was the thirtieth US president, ascending to the duty after the death of Warren Harding. He was born in Vermont on July 4, 1872. A woman once bet that she could get the tight-lipped Coolidge to say three words during dinner. His response: “You lose.” As president, he was a Federalist, believing in local self-rule, though he lowered taxes and reduced the national debt, inciting the growth of the Roaring Twenties. He died in 1933.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lindahalcombfineart
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 12:13:55

    Recently I feel bogged down and like I am doing nothing at once. This would not have made Mr C very happy. But your fun goose makes me happy. I always get a grin when I see your birds.


  2. Debbie Adams
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 10:58:18

    I have given in to the notion that you have a gift to make me smile. I love this goose! So adorable!
    Americasmart is so big. I would get so frustrated trying to find my way around.
    And yes, Mr. Coolidge had some great advice.
    Have a good day, Beth!


  3. Joan T
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 10:39:15

    Great job on the birds!!! Your paintings are always so full of life and fun. Glad to hear that Atlanta went well!


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