Tuesday, November 2, 2010


As I stood in my hot shower last night, my mind wandered, once again, to all of the miners who had been trapped for 69 days -- without hot water, without a shower.  I am so grateful for the little things in life -- the pleasures that we take for granted -- the ones that bring us pleasure and comfort.  
When we face our challenges and let’s face it -- we all have them - we realize the importance of recognizing how we can grow through the experience.  As artists, we can start with being grateful for our creativity, our hands, our studios, our paints, and the opportunity to paint!!!!!
The rescue of the miners was indeed a miracle -- a miracle based on FAITH!.
Artists need to have that faith in themselves to create our magical paintings.
Smile and feel the joy and the love that this world has to offer!
"Red Wine"
7 x 5 Oil on Board


  1. Thanks, Myra -- that was a fun little painting to do -- looking forward to all of my new series from recent trip to Laguna Beach - I was in heaven. Diane

  2. A rich harvest palette! Wow. Sometimes I wish we could paint together. I'd love to watch you explode on canvas like you do.

    You have such a connected heart to the troubles of the world. So often you bring current events onto your posts. You pain for others pours out of you. I think you offset this by creating beauty for the world. Whatever is generating you,its working very well! You have such a kind heart.

  3. Beautiful painting and equally beautiful words. May we never take for granted what we have been blessed with. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you all for you beautiful comments on this blog -- I am so grateful to be a painter and even more grateful that you took the time to comment on my blog -- here's to paintings that make us smile.