"Castles in the Sky" Who has visited the exquisite Biltmore Estates? If not there, what about a castle in Europe? We recently visited Biltmore Estates in North Carolina for the first time. It was a dream of our eleven year old since she finished a book series that took place there. In my twenties, with… Continue reading
Let's face it, we all think "We've got this, our parents did it, how hard can it be!" Well, maybe not everyone has felt that before, but I did. I'd say it was confidence, not cockiness or arrogance. Let's clarify, I did not have perfect parents and would certainly sit in judgement of some of… Continue reading How do You Know if You’re a Good Parent
Why paint outdoors? Who gets caught up in the business of living life? The chores, the "to do" lists, the needing to be here, there and everywhere. When are you going to give yourself permission to prioritize YOU? Is it when your baby (or grand baby) is sleeping or the extreme, once your children (or… Continue reading Painting In Our Garden
My last blogpost was, "Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself." Well, instead of fear, we need to embrace courage. A BIG DOSE helps. We need a positive attitude and MUST set the "tone for creativity." Sidenote: years ago, when I had no designated 'art spot' I'd have to pull my stuff out and put it… Continue reading How To ‘Set the Tone’
Nana quoted this to me more than once growing up. She said "Teddy" made a great point. For me, this little diddy has zero to do with politics and much more to do with the "TONE" that is set for our lives. Naturally, we learn so many lessons as children. And, not surprisingly, this was… Continue reading “What Do You Have to Fear but Fear Itself?”-FDR
Imagination...how do we define it? What is it? Why should we use it? Is it really that important or should it be "tossed out" like an old pair of socks? Do we 'lose' our imagination when we grow up? Albert Einstein said, "the true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." What a baffling… Continue reading Why create?
Grey days have returned. We all have creative spirits. For fun, take a stock photo of a flower (or another interesting pic) & create your own design. Type in PicMonkey.com (free). It has amazing design ideas. Click edit...Click a photo you have downloaded onto your computer or 1 you already had on there. Hit "open"… Continue reading How to Create a Photo into Art
Weather in Savannah has been dull & grey until recently. I needed to Splash some Color on a canvas to make me smile. Everthything is "Sunshiney" now! (Original SOLD).
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