Beautiful Paintings

Today, over at  Lisa Jo’s,  the writing prompt is PAINT. 

Five minutes of uninterrupted writing.

No going back, no worrying about punctuation…..just letting the words flow.

Ready, set, go!

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Renoir, Rembrandt, Monet, and Van Gogh.

Famous artists, painters extraordinaire.

Hung in museums, shown in private collections.

Beautiful.

First grader, soft six year old hands painted flowers in the field.

Hung in the hallway, shown for all the family to see.

Beautiful.

A wife, mother, “closet” painter.

Flowers and fruit. Folk art.

Hung with a thumb tack on the wall in the school room.

Beautiful.

God who splashes color across the morning sky.

Blushing pinks, violet purples and wild indigo blues.

Pushing back the darkness of the night.

Beautiful.

Creativity, beauty, color.

Aesthetic.

Speaking to the heart without saying a word.

 

 

Wonder

The Gypsy Mama

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks!

OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on:::

Wonder…

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On some days I wonder why I am here. In this place at this time. I think back over my life and wonder about the decisions I made, the choices I said yes to and those I turned down, I think about the people I’ve had come and go throughout my life.

I wonder about how everything has come together and I wonder about what the future might hold.

I go for walks and wonder at the world around me.

Why is the sky that shade of blue? Why do spiders have eight legs? How come cats have tongues like sand paper?

I wonder why a single day can hold such joy and such heartache? Such highs and lows?

Most of all I wonder why I am so blessed? I wonder why God chose me? For this?

And I am thankful…so very thankful.

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amber sunrise (Photo credit: harold.lloyd)

 

Take Me Home To DIY Projects

A while back I blogged, asking my readers to help me figure out what to do with an old picture frame. You can read about it, here.  I finally got around to working on the frame. Here it is, so far.

The plan is to paint a piece of wood, that my husband has in the garage, with chalkboard paint. We (I told my husband I would appreciate his help with this part) will then attach it to the back of the frame. I will have a cool looking chalkboard/memo board when this is done. Old school function and aesthetics.

One old wooden picture frame sanded down. Two coats of robin’s egg blue spray paint. A coat of clear gloss sealer. A leftover piece of thin wood from the garage. A couple coats of chalkboard paint. Attach to back of frame. Add a piece of chalk (an entire box at Wmart is only 78 cents) and an eraser. Then add a cute inspirational message on the board. Perfect.

The other project I currently have under way is this.

I’m going to paint the jars today. I plan on using my jars as candle holders. Perfect for Fall……

Hopefully, by next Tuesday I will have both projects finished for you to see.