Friday, December 30, 2011

A lovely visit...

I follow Southern Fried French blog and received my delivery when Lynn posted this morning in my email.  Titled: Life’s Little Lessons, in French and in Chocolate...

Wonderful words spoken in some French/English.  I'll present you the great pleasure of heading there yourself by clicking on her blog name above where I attached a link so that you may read more about her adventures of Americans who live in France.  Btw, I always appreciate chocolate truffles with abandon. (You will understand this statement when you read her post).

In the meantime, one of the things I frequent is to read a good quote.  Loved quotes even when a young teenager.  Such wisdom in a few words.

Now I really liked the first quote I listed below regarding art.  Of course, being an artist myself that would seem natural.  However, when perusing the rest of Lynn's quotes, the blue one below was a favorite.  So much so, I have it on my blog now.  Thanks Lynn!

* Art, it is the reflection that returns to the human soul the dazzling splendor of the beautiful.   Victor Hugo

* One is amazed too much with what one sees rarely, and not enough with what one sees every day. Madame de Genlis 

Wasn't that grand!  And so I leave you with a favorite scripture - 'Beloved I wish above all that you prosper & be in health, even as your soul prospers'  and a wish for all a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Such a nice Christmas present...

November Art Challenge Winners
An anonymous jury unaffiliated with CFAI has been chosen to judge each monthly challenge.

First Place
Barbara Andolsek
'Grape Cluster'

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Merry Christmas!

A picture of the empty studio is the one and only photo I was able to take before the final move out.  The boxes are full of 'stuff' to take with us.  There were a lot more than that before it was all said and done.  Two weeks is super fast to pack, have a garage sale, and move after living in a home for 11 years.  Yikes and phew!

We're recouping and have moved into a furnished apartment temporarily.  Hope to paint this week sometime after a bit more of life commitments are finished, like dentists, etc.  Will try to get on and blog a bit more IF time & other obligations permit.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!