"Self-pity is our worst enemy 
and if we yield to it, 
we can never do anything wise in this world."
                                                                          — Helen Keller

paintings and prints


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"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable,
but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
—George Bernard Shaw





Finished my painting of my black and white cat. I think it turned out great.
Working on another in this series.

What keep us from getting what we truly want is not knowing exactly what it is.

Have a great weekend.
Love, Forgive, Non Judgement


Work in Progress

Working on my cat painting or feline and enjoying the results so far. I started this a couple of months ago and wasn't feeling it, but now I am excited to be working on it again.



The Main Thing

The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ~Auguste Rodin

I really love the detail in this painting of the jelly and peanut butter oozing out of this sandwich. One of my most difficult challenges so far. White text will not be on original painting.

Love, Forgive, Non-Judgement


Friday's Thought

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Have a Great Weekend!
Love, Forgive, Non Judgement


The True Mark

Saw this and wanted to share. I had this experience just yesterday and wanted to fight back but I held my peace and the situation went in my favor. I'm not saying do not stand up for yourself, just access the situation and decide is this a battle I want to fight or will it be a win in my favor by letting the other person hang themselves. 

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Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! I had a relaxing weekend resting from a trip I made earlier. Now it's back to work. Have a great day!

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Regarding Success

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has enjoyed the trust of our women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.
                               — Betty Anderson Stanley

I love this! It sums up what success is really all about. 

Love, Forgive, Non Judgement