There’s a Bear in the House!

“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.”
– Phillips Brooks

I LOVE that quote.  It’s so true!

There’s a Bear in the House! – 6″ x 6″ Watercolor & Sharpie

I painted this little painting for the couple that own the wonderful cabin I stayed in on my vacation.  This is where I set up my art supplies and did a lot of painting.  The kitchen table became my studio.  Since the cabin is named 4 Paws and there are little bear things all through the house, I thought it would be fun to put a bear in the painting.

I mounted it on black canvas, and I’m going to put it in the mail to them today.  🙂

About Phillips Brooks

Phillips Brooks, the American clergyman now mostly known for writing the words to the Christmas song, “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” was one of the most influential ministers of his time, with his sermons reprinted in major newspapers. He delivered the eulogy at Abraham Lincoln’s funeral. Born in Boston in 1835, he spent most of his life there as overseer of Harvard University, rector of Trinity Church, and bishop of Massachusetts. He died in 1893, and the day of his funeral was declared an official day of mourning.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joan T
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 13:46:38

    Great quote and great painting!!! What a view!


  2. Jeanne Henderson Grant
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 02:27:45

    Very cute. I know they will love it. I too like your very fun style.


  3. Androgoth
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 11:18:21

    What a thoughtful and wonderful surprise for them,
    I think that they will adore this wickedly painted Bear,
    and this would also look great on their wall too…

    Have a nice rest of day and a lovely evening Beth 🙂

    Androgoth Xx


    • Beth Parker
      Sep 09, 2011 @ 13:14:21

      Thanks, Androgoth! That cabin was so warm and inviting, that I imagine a lot of their little bear items were gifts from guests like me. Have a terrific weekend! 🙂


  4. lesliepaints
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 10:05:35

    What a unique gift, Beth. I am sure they will hang it right away! Just plain fun and creative.
    I like this quote, also. The small moments are the ones we live through to get that moment of clarity. Have a great week end.


    • Beth Parker
      Sep 09, 2011 @ 10:15:59

      Thanks, Leslie. I hope they like it. You are so right about the small moments. I have always believed that our health, our character and our word, are three of the most important things we have and we should always guard them dearly. Oh…. and our good credit. 😀


  5. leadinglight
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 08:32:16

    You are a very talented artist. I wish I could draw. You have a style like a kid’s book illustrator.


    • Beth Parker
      Sep 09, 2011 @ 08:34:10

      Thank you so much! I call it “art that makes you wiggle your butt”. I like to paint a fun view of life. I appreciate you coming by to comment! 🙂


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