Wales Building in Color

“Between Stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

–Victor Frankl

Wales Building in Color – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor & Sharpie

I love today’s quote!  Yesterday I had a huge stimulus called computer problems.  My chosen response was to get in my jeep and head to Staples in McAlester.  I knew the jeep would make me happy, Staples would make me happy and I wouldn’t feel so powerless if I bought some computer related “offering” to the Computer Gods.  I bought a new wireless keyboard and mouse that were on sale.  I also turned in 15 used ink cartridges for a $3 credit each.  Since McAlester is a 30 minute drive, I was calm and collected when I returned.  The computer was still messed up, but by 4:30 that afternoon, I had it working again.  My new favorite phrase: Restore Point.  🙂

This was painted from a photo reference by JustJean at WetCanvas.  The building was all gray, but the resolution was really good.  I could swear I saw a computer printer in that bay window.

Viktor Frankl was born in Vienna on March 26, 1905. His father, Gabriel Frankl, was a strong, disciplined man from Moravia who worked his way from government stenographer to become the director of the Ministry of Social Service. His mother, Elsa Frankl (née Lion), was more tenderhearted, a pious woman from Prague.

The middle of three children, young Viktor was precocious and intensely curious. Even at the tender age of four, he already knew that he wanted to be a physician.

In high school, Viktor was actively involved in the local Young Socialist Workers organization. His interest in people turned him towards the study of psychology. He finished his high school years with a psychoanalytic essay on the philosopher Schopenhauer, a publication in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, and the beginning of a rather intense correspondence with the great Sigmund Freud.  Source:



7 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Pj Hornberger
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 03:23:48

    Love the colors. You do great buildings.


  3. asmalltowndad
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 12:10:56

    The day when I can take the top off and hang my leg out the door again will soon be here! I’m talking about a Jeep Wrangler of my own again. You make me jealous Beth.


    • Beth Parker
      Mar 06, 2012 @ 12:31:12

      You’re going to hate me then. I just traded the 2 door 1997 Wrangler in on a 2012 4 door Wrangler. I am in LOVE!!!! It’s all shiny white with chrome accents. Whhheeeeeeee!!! You have to do it, Ryan! Even the old one was so much FUN!


  4. Cindy D
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 09:29:37

    Love it! I just really like cool city/building/cityscape type art, particularly when so nicely done. As you know, bright and colorful is my favorite! I just love that teeny plant in the window, and all the bushes outside are great, too. Lovely colors. Just really cute! (I hope you don’t mind “cute”. Cute is great!)


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