Geese and Kangaroos? Huh?

“Pay attention to how you feel: what you love, dislike, hate, enjoy. Pay attention to what grabs your heart, what interests you. Discover who you are, not who you think you should be.”
Melody Beattie

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Geese and Kangaroos?  Huh?  5″ x 7″ Watercolor and Sharpie

Of course you have figured out that this was painted from 2 different photos by Mary Y (from Australia) at WetCanvas.  I don’t even know how big a kangaroo would be if he was standing next to (and chatting away with) a goose.  It’s possible he is much larger than this… or smaller.   The only thing my hubby wanted to know is if I am ever going to run out of pink paint.  he he he   Not a chance!

Melody Beattie is one of America’s most beloved self-help authors and a household name in addiction and recovery circles.  Her international bestselling book, Codependent No More, introduced the world to the term “codependency” in 1986.  Millions of readers have trusted Melody’s words of wisdom and guidance because she knows firsthand what they’re going through. In her lifetime, she has survived abandonment, kidnapping, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, and the death of a child. “Beattie understands being overboard, which helps her throw bestselling lifelines to those still adrift,” said Time MagazineMore here.

“Don’t look down.  Look up!  The steeper the climb,  the more important it is to laugh.  People say the bubble is popping, it’s bad out there, and it’s getting worse. Everyone’s getting the rug ripped out from under them, one man said.  No matter how bad it gets, we can still find happiness. There’s some for each of us. We may need to redefine what happiness is before we can find it but when we do, we discover it’s been there all along.   Another word for happiness is Peace. It’s been looking for us.”

I like that.  She sounds like a smart lady.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jill
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 20:25:52

    Another delightful painting. Big fan of Melody Beatty.

    Reply

  2. just4crafters
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 16:59:17

    This is such a fun painting!!! Love it and the pink!!!! All the best! ~Sophia

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  3. Cindy D
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 07:31:47

    Haha well, you know I don’t mind a bit of strange animal mixing up! It did occur to me that if these were not super huge geese, then these kangaroos might be wallabies! Either way so, so cute and fun! Hilarious about your husband and the pink paint. 😉

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