Cuckoo Clock Number 9 – A Watercolor Sketch

“Action without study is fatal. Study without action is futile.”
Mary Ritter Beard

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Cuckoo Clock Number 9 – A Watercolor Sketch

This is very fun, I think, with the bird sitting on the dash.  Notice I didn’t let him drive.  He is only a passenger.

About Mary Ritter Beard

The American historian and suffragette Mary Ritter Beard was best known for the acclaimed two-volume work, The Rise of American Civilization, which she cowrote with her husband, Charles Beard. She was born in Indiana on August 5, 1876. She became a spokeswoman for the importance of women’s history with her books, On Understanding Women and Women as Force in History. She and her husband were controversial, dynamic figures who helped frame the way we view American history. She died on August 14, 1958.

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Cuckoo Clock Number 8 – A Watercolor Sketch

Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit – and man is his own gardener.
John Leonard

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Copyright Beth Parker Art 2014

Cuckoo Clock Number 8 – A Watercolor Sketch

This is the one I submitted for the class gallery.  The image I submitted is a cell phone case design.

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It was fun!

Cuckoo Clock Number 7 – A Watercolor Sketch

“Think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich.”
Sir Thomas Browne

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Cuckoo Clock Number 7 – A Watercolor Sketch

This one is a Cuckoo Clock Starship.  That little bird looks ready to fly!  If you want to see over 400 cuckoo clocks turned into cell phone cases….  check out the MATS Bootcamp gallery here.

About Sir Thomas Browne

The erudite English doctor Sir Thomas Browne, who wrote a number of books on science and religion, was known for his baroque prose style and his controversial opinions. He was born on October 19, 1605 in London and settled in Norwich to practice medicine. He wrote his most famous book, Religio Medici (The Religion of a Physician), an intellectual autobiography, in 1635. A friend published it in 1642 without his permission, embarrassing him, but the book’s popularity encouraged him to write more. He died on October 19, 1682.

Cuckoo Clock Number 6 – A Watercolor Sketch

“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.”
William C. Durant

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Cuckoo Clock Number 6 – A Watercolor Sketch

I wasn’t too fond of this one until I added the color.  I love the colors!

About William C. Durant

William C. Durant, founder of General Motors, consolidated much of the fledgling American auto industry under one roof. He was born on December 8, 1861 in Boston and grew up in Flint, Michigan. His innovative business model was to buy out vendors and acquire competitors. Forced to resign from GM due to this management style, he founded a new company with his race-car driver, Louis Chevrolet. He later regained control of GM but lost everything in the Great Depression. He died on March 18, 1947.

Cuckoo Clock Number 5 – A Watercolor Sketch

“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”
Virginia Satir

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Cuckoo Clock Number 5 – A Watercolor Sketch

This one is my Cuckoo at the Theater version.  I know… it’s very weird here in Bethville.  🙂

About Virginia Satir

American psychotherapist Virginia Satir played a central role in shaping family therapy. She was born in Wisconsin on June 26, 1916. While working as a teacher, she became deeply involved in the lives of her students and their parents. This led to graduate school and a career change. She took on the mission of inspiring therapists to work with families. She cofounded the Mental Health Research Institute in California, where she held the first-ever family-therapy training program. She died on September 10, 1988.

Cuckoo Clock Number 4 – A Watercolor Sketch

“Simplicity is not the process of “dumbing down”; nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, when we embrace simplicity our lives, and bake it into our businesses, true genius is at work as the efforts to make the complex simple is an example of superior thinking.”

Gary Ryan Blair

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Cuckoo Clock Number 4 – A Watercolor Sketch

Fun to do, but not one of my favorites. I do like the bird, though. Looks like she’s gossiping with the bird on the other side of the street.  🙂

Gary Ryan Blair helps business owners, corporate executives and sales professionals manage their time, set their priorities, and stay focused so they can achieve their goals, grow their business, enjoy more success and greater freedom.

Cuckoo Clock Number 3 – A Watercolor Sketch

“Excellence begins as a decision – one where you look at your life, business, and relationships and decide that everything you touch is going to better, that the example you set is going to be inspiring, that the performance bar is going to be raised higher, and that the legacy you leave will be memorable and long-lasting.”
Gary Ryan Blair

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Cuckoo Clock Number 3 – A Watercolor Sketch

I like the bird standing outside of the designated bird window.  A bit of a rebel, don’t you think?

Gary Ryan Blair helps business owners, corporate executives and sales professionals manage their time, set their priorities, and stay focused so they can achieve their goals, grow their business, enjoy more success and greater freedom.

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