There’s Nothing Wrong With Living in a Pink House

“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.”
– Orison Swett Marden

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

There’s Nothing Wrong With Living in a Pink House -6″ x 6″ Watercolor and Sharpie

I live in a pink house.  It’s actually this color, too.  Pink stucco with white trim.  It was my husband’s idea.  It didn’t used to be this pink.  While looking at it from the lake, by boat, the hubby said “It’s not pink enough.”  I’m serious!  He really did say that!  So…. when we had some hail damage a few years ago, he had them stucco it pinker.  It has become a bit of a landmark.  We’ve heard people say “Go to the pink house and turn right to go to No. 9 Marina” or “At the pink house, turn left to go to the dam”.   It has even been called the Mary Kay house… to our face!  How funny is that?

If you didn’t know that houses in Bethville were a little wonky, you’d think the people who built this one were drunk.  But, I assure you… in the photo from the WetCanvas Reference Image Library,  it’s all neat and straight and…. white!   (…and I wasn’t drunk!)  Be extra careful on those stairs.   🙂

About Orison Swett Marden

Orison Swett Marden, the American writer who is considered the forerunner of motivational authors, wrote an average of two books a year from 1894 to 1924. He was born on a New England farm in 1850. During college, he worked in hotel management. He then used his seed money to buy a resort in Rhode Island. Wanting to inspire people as he himself had been inspired by British author Samuel Smiles, he began writing books like You Can, But Will You? and founded Success Magazine. He died in 1924.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lindahalcombfineart
    Jun 14, 2012 @ 15:58:28

    Love this pink house. reminds me of the Bahamas and even those tiny seaside cottages in the Scandinavian countries. I can dream…sigh!


  2. Cindy D.
    Jun 14, 2012 @ 15:35:25

    I always love your little crazy buildings! Loved the yellow one before this, and this grand pink house is so cute!


  3. lesliepaints
    Jun 13, 2012 @ 14:58:18

    I wouldn’t mind living in a pink house, Beth. This one, above, would be a bit large for me to keep up with the cleaning but Pink with white trim is OK.


  4. creatingreciprocity
    Jun 13, 2012 @ 07:13:22

    This looks like a wonderful house! I’d love a pink house. Pink is actually the traditional colour of plaster here in Ireland and a few years ago the actor Jeremy Irons even has a pink castle here –


    • Beth Parker
      Jun 13, 2012 @ 17:09:00

      How cool is that? A pink castle! I want more color in my life every time I come back from anywhere tropical. They are not afraid of color. I had no idea you were in Ireland, Trisha. I’d love to go there some day!


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