Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

Dropping by today just to let my readers know that I am busy painting.  I started a scene from Brookgreen Gardens, just south of Myrtle Beach, yesterday.  This one will take a bit more than a day, therefore “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”  Three friends and I went to Brookgreen this fall, we went to the Gardens 2 days in a row and could have gone more – beautiful place with so much to see.  The painting is from a friend’s photo taken while we were there.

Top – Chatting about the gardens, Bottom – The Gardens have sculptures galore, realistic/whimsical/you name it, if you love gardens, history, sculptures, and/or animals/butterflies (they have a small zoo and butterfly house too), you’ll want to visit Brookgreen Gardens

Today I’ve got to focus on homework and study for a boat piloting class (this class is provided by Chattanooga Sail and Power Squadron, along with many other great classes) that I am taking.  (not exactly under duress, but, honestly, I would prefer focusing on my painting).  With that comment out, I will admit to loving the articulate nature of this course and I am enjoying the math/algebra/geometry (whatever) that’s involved.  Stirs the brain a bit and that’s always welcomed at this age.  (which reminds me, I did finally turn 60 this month).

With a little luck, I will have another painting for you to see by Thursday evening.  Hold me accountable!

I hope this note finds you working on making your dreams come true, the large or the small.  The size doesn’t matter, just that yo

u are working daily towards something that really matters to you.  It might be a goal that you reach with no one else even noticing, and who cares.  You are the one in control of your life and dreams…keep plugging!




Happy New Year!

Well, I’m finally back at it.  It felt so good to head back down to the studio and paint again.  : )

Today’s my big 6-0 birthday, we’re headed to my parents to celebrate this evening.   I had to cut my studio time short, but I did get another painting under my belt.

Today’s painting:

Sunset – Oil on Canvas

I hope each of you have plans to make 2011 special.  This is a great year to push ourselves to accomplish something new in our lives.  Wishing each of you great success this year.