Yogi Bear in Oil Pastel

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.”
–Eleanor Roosevelt

Oooooo… Good one!  🙂

Yogi Bear in Oil Pastel – 4″ x 6″ Postcard

So I have gone a whole 2 weeks without doing any art.  I don’t know how much longer I can do it.  I guess I just have to get up earlier and paint a little something before I study tomorrow.  I’m going to go fly, too, if the plane is available.  I have to get this done.    Once I get my Private Pilot’s  Certificate, maybe life can return to normal.  Who am I kidding?  Then it will be time for some adventures!  😀

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Although she had already won international respect and admiration in her role as First Lady to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt’s work on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights would become her greatest legacy. She was without doubt, the most influential member of the UN’s Commission on Human Rights.  More…


6 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Shelley Whiting
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 17:23:54

    I love the unusual and expressive color choice. Yogi Bear has never been so dramatic and dignified. Cool and fun work.


    • Beth Parker
      Oct 16, 2011 @ 18:47:23

      Thank you so much, Shelley! Yogi needs a little sprucing up from time to time, if he wants to be hip, I think. 😀 I appreciate you stopping by to comment!


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  4. lesliepaints
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 08:43:10

    Good job with the oil pastel, Beth. I am all thumbs with that medium.
    Eleanor was one “savvy” person. Thank you for continuing to post your quotes!


    • Beth Parker
      Oct 14, 2011 @ 08:51:51

      Thanks, Leslie! I am also all thumbs with OPs. I do enjoy getting the quotes out, even if I am not painting. I like to think they make a difference. 🙂


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