Sunday, February 28, 2010

Today's Quote: Choose Laughter Over Tears

The Twelve Commandments of Life #2.......

"Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears."

........everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life............

How true this is. If you take the time to sit down and have a heart to heart talk with any close friend or relative, you will find that beneath the surface, everyone has some problems, of health, finances, relationships etc. It is how each person choose to deal with the problem that differentiates between those who are happy and those who are not.

Those who are happy has chosen to be happy. They have learned the trick to make the laugher outweigh the tears.

Spongebob and Patrick Celebrates His Happiness Coloring Page

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Spongebob and Patrick Celebrates His Happiness
It's all but too late (February has been a busy month)...
...but juuuust before March enters like a lion (if the weather site is to be believed), I have finished my February's Child in the Wild Children series. Here she is, emerging from hibernation and dreaming of spring.

(thanks, Catalina, for the inspiration!)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Twelve Commandments of Life #1 Be Happy

This blog has been idle for a while. Whatever happened to my a quote a day? I am the master of procrastination. Anyway, I've got to revive the blog because it is receiving a lot of spam. Funny how spammers will reach out or find my blog easily when it is idle.

I'm not going to let the spammers make me feel frustrated... because I can choose my reactions.

I received a power point presentation on email the other day. It has nice quotes. It is about The Twelve Commandments of Life by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894).

I shall break up the commandments into separate posts for each commandment or quote deserves some thought. Reading them all at once makes less impact. However, finally in summary, I shall put them all together.

Here is the first one.

"Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find the pleasure in simple things."

We can easily learn to do this by observing the children around us. They certainly know how to find pleasure in simple things don't you agree?

Spongebob Race Coloring Pages

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Spongebob Race Coloring Pages

Sunday, February 14, 2010

So I realize that I am biting off far more than I can chew here so far in the New Year. I had two or three nearly simultaneous ideas for new series, all of which seem worth following through. With minimal time away from my two-year-old, and commissions still on queuing up, it has already proved more than I can logistically cram into my schedule. Still...well, I just can't resist. This is the first in a series I'd like to do based on the curious, marvelous, artless, and often acutely perceptive things that children say.

This bon mot came from a friend's son, aged four. I have a couple more stored up in my notebook, but after that I will need help. So if any of you has a particularly good quote from a child (of any age) that you'd like to share for the series, please do send it my way!

Valentine Crafts Butterfly at Coloring Pages

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Valentine Crafts Butterfly at Coloring Pages

Sunday, February 7, 2010

This was an illustration from a series I did when I was making small, stylized children's portraits for friends. I've been revisiting these and thinking on a bigger scale. As soon as I finish a few commissions, I think I'll revisit this series and expand on it a bit.

Valentines Coloring Pages "Love Heart for You"

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Valentines Coloring Pages "Love Heart for You"

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Valentines Coloring Pages "Kiss Love for You"

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Valentines Coloring Pages "Kiss Love for You"

I am always inspired by photographs of Rocamadour. It just lends itself to flights of the imagination. Someday soon I'll have to go and take a set of my own...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Another new...

New to the shop, that is, not new to me. This is one of my pen and ink series from several years ago. I have not put many of them in the shop since most of my pen and inks sold in galleries long before I started the shop. I found this one in the archives, unsold since it is on a different theme from any of my gallery shows, and decided it was high time I had a pen and ink on offer!

Valentine Day Coloring Page " Hello Kitty"

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