Super Hawk – 5″ x 6″ Watercolor & Sharpie

No One is on Our Path Accidentally.    How often do you really look, with focused intention, at the people you see in the halls at work or in line at the grocery or on the street as you wonder by? Most of us do see other people, but quite unconsciously. We need not be ashamed of how easily we dismiss the presence of others; it’s usually not deliberate. We are simply self-absorbed. The good news is that we can cultivate the belief that each person is offering us an opportunity to connect on a spiritual level. Joining with each person in this way, by making intentional eye contact, has an immediate healing effect on us and on them, too.

 When we seek to see the Spirit in others in this way, strangers as well as friends, we are taking the first and very necessary step to becoming aware of that Spirit. In many cultures, looking into other people’s eyes is the highest honor we can pay them. Becoming committed to doing this, increases our peace of mind while showing others that they matter to us, too. Honoring others in this way may not feel natural at first, but if they have crossed our path, this is what we have been called to do.”

 — Karen Casey

I really like that!  🙂

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Super Hawk – 5″ x 6″ Watercolor & Sharpie

I don’t know if I would be looking into this fellow’s eyes, trying to see his spirit.  he he I painted him from a photo by Lin (oldrockchick) at WetCanvas.  Of course you know that he wasn’t really wearing his super hero uniform in the photo.  🙂

Karen Casey

Karen Casey, Ph.D., a Naples, FL resident since 1991, published Each Day a New Beginning, her first book, in 1982. This daily meditation book for women in recovery has sold more than 3 million copies. The 25-year Anniversary edition of Each Day a New Beginning was released in August, 2006. It was closely followed by The Promise of a New Day, in 1983, another daily meditation book for both men and women in search of serenity. It has sold more than 1.2 million copies. Following on the heels of these two books, Karen has written 23 additional books. Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment was published last October. Peace A Day At a Time, was published in February of 2011. Her memoir, My Story to Yours, which will be published as an ebook and available on amazon, along with Hazelden, and will be available as a book too in October of 2011. Additional books are on the way. Watch for Getting Unstuck, a workbook that is a companion to Change Your Mind and Your Life will Follow, in the spring of 2012. The books will continue. Keep checking this website.

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lindahalcombfineart
    May 03, 2012 @ 04:45:08

    Super Hero! Super Colorful! Super Cool!

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  2. Alex Zonis
    May 02, 2012 @ 20:01:33

    You are too clever, Beth! The hawk is super cute and he made me laugh with delight!

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  3. Carol King
    May 02, 2012 @ 12:49:30

    OMG! He’s hilarious. I swear I saw him lurking on one of our “tall buildings” recently. When he saw me looking he leapt it in a single bound!

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  4. Cindy D
    May 02, 2012 @ 09:52:12

    Haha! Another great bird. What a great face and I love the Superman thing. Those boats yesterday were great too! I don’t usually comment on every single one because usually I just say wow, that looks great! So I guess sometimes I do two comments at once.

    So Beth, do you do one small painting each day and take the weekends off? Also, are they all on small stretched canvas or do you ever use like a canvas board or canvas sheets from a pad? And since I’m asking questions (and may branch out into acrylics one of these days) do you stretch your own? Thank you!

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    • Beth Parker
      May 02, 2012 @ 10:27:31

      Thanks, Cindy! It’s the opposite… I paint on the weekends. Life is too busy during the week. My watercolors are all done on pads or blocks and I buy canvas for the acrylics. I’m way too busy to do anything extra. I have a 20 year old hoppin’ little sign shop, to keep me hooked up all week long (and sometimes on the weekend).

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  5. Joan T
    May 02, 2012 @ 09:25:28

    Life has been busy, so I had a lot of catching up to do here. I’m glad you never disappoint me and I can smile at each of your pieces. Thank you!

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  6. just4crafters
    May 02, 2012 @ 09:18:07

    Love him!!!!! ~Sophia

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  7. asmalltowndad
    May 02, 2012 @ 08:55:36

    Not sure about you Beth, and the things that you come up with! But that’s why I like ya!

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