The Good, Bad & the Ugly …
Fill in: ‘If I were really completely honest, I would say that …’ This is a question for ‘radical honesty’. What are the things you wouldn’t normally say? Things you would otherwise actually hide? What’s on your mind? What would you really like to be able to say?
I guess I normally don’t speak about my conservative morals & values b/c they aren’t likely to align with today. I don’t really hide them, it’s better just to keep your cards close to the vest. The people that really are important in my life know what they are and that is all that matters. Actually all that truly matters is me, but whatever. I write in my Common Place book quite often and one of the entries way back on February 16, 2013 was
Have you ever broken anything? What about rules?
I suppose that’s all I ever do is break the rules. The question I have to ask myself is who makes the rules?? Isn’t that why rules are made to be broken ?? I don’t care about these wordpress settings that keep changing and altering mid post, whatever…ugghhhhhhh
Are you also afraid of spiders? What is your biggest fear, other than spiders? (if you’re not afraid of spiders, use your biggest phobia instead).
Spiders just creep me out. I mean how can you be afraid of something so small…Just smash it with a shoe or your foot. But whatever you do, don’t have your husband kill it b/c he hates them worse than you do and 9 x’s out of 10 he misses and it disappears under the bed!!! :0 Ahhhh OMGGGGGG
Do you think time goes faster as you get older?
I’m certain it does. Think of your life’s timeline as a roll of toilet paper…At the start it is big and bulky and takes some coaching to come down. When it gets to the end of the roll, well it just spins out of control right til it’s empty 😉 Am I right ??? You know I am 😉
GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, optional)
Please share something that really inspired you from this last week or month.
Basket of Apples
I really don’t even have to say anything about this painting except it is one of my fav’s !!! The Artist painted it for me ( 😉 i.e. the husband ) It’s a cloudy, cold and rainy Monday but I have this beautiful painting to look at…I hope all of you had a great weekend and blessings on your week <3.
Remember any of the Artist painting’s can be purchased by contacting me or on our website Handmade by Amazon…
Just going through the Reader and came across this prompt from Mr. Jim . When I got up this morning, I’m always thankful for another day, I took the husband to the train…I do wish they would get that bus running again. He use to take it b/c it stopped right in front of the house and I could sleep in. I do like doing whatever and sleeping in, but I don’t mind that much driving him to the train because I get to be with my guy. He always looks so handsome when he’s off to work and he gives me such a nice kiss. Okay, I digress and let’s get back to the prompt, “Inspiration”.
This morning for some reason he just started singing one of our favorite songs, “Hallelujah.” This song truly is a song that embodies the word inspiration. He loves it as do I <3 . When we sing it, I always sing harmony and he does the melody. We are pretty geeky, but who cares 😉 . We are just happy to get all the song lyrics right, this one we know by heart <3 .
The story behind this song is truly inspirational … They even wrote a book about this song and story behind it. The talent comes from Mr. Leonard Cohen..
My husband, the artist, sketched this out for me. He put this on my desk, where I sit every morning and said to me, “Write !!! You have stories to tell that people would love to read <3 ” It still sitting there, looking back at me. I still need to write. I do have stories to tell. So many, I really need to just write!!
I just don’t want to write about them on-line, I’m from a different generation 😉 . I write in an 80 page, composition notebook til it’s done and then I get another 80 page notebook and start to fill that one up. I guess I don’t want to be around when people read my story. I’m not ashamed of what I wrote, it’s just my story. That’s what writer’s do, they write. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes not so much but I’m the writer so I get to tell the story 😉 . Actually I hope they like it, get inspired from my tales, laugh about my life, and say yes that is definitely my mom <3 . I hope they can feel my presence when they read about my travels through my life. When I read letters from my mom in her handwriting, I know it’s my mom and feel her because I know that’s her handwriting. That’s probably why I write it down, you can see and feel someone through their handwriting…
I’ll close it out for now b/c I have to go cook dinner. It’s breakfast for dinner tonight <3 and it’s time to go…Blessings blogger’s, I’ll leave with one question. “What inspires you?” Blessings and it’s almost Friday… Y A Y <3
It’s contest time !!!! Y A Y… We have a Handmade by Amazon acct. where we sell the Artist’s Original artwork. They aren’t the original’s but they are really great prints. There is also more information on The Artist and Elan Creations… The original’s are available for sale too, prices are negotiable if you are interested. The copies of the original prints are much more affordable before making that investment… I have done this contest before. It is my way of promoting our store of the Artist’s original artwork and it’s a lot of fun too.
The contest will be a drawing that I will post on this blog. I think there will be only one rule which I have put on below. (keeping it simple) Then from that I assign a number in the order that I receive the entires and I pull the number from that. The number I assign to you, is the number that comes in the order of when you enter. You can enter as many times you want too. The more you enter, the better your chances and it’s free to enter !!!! Then the number you get, is put in the drawing. There is only 1 winner and the winner will receive a print of their choice from our store Handmade by Amazon…
I will film the drawing so you will be able to watch. All you have to do is basically look at all his amazing Artwork and comment on a post that features any of his amazing artwork. I hope you will enter the contest and start your collection of some beautius artwork. It’s really a lot of fun !!!
We have one rule to be eligible for the contest. First click on any of the links below and to see all of his amazing original artwork. Then either leave a comment or simply a, “Like,”on any of the the post’s that feature his artwork on WordPress or our Instagram site… It’s that easy 😉 .Handmade by Amazon or our Instagram site. It just can be a like, or whatever your thoughts are on the painting. Below I will post some of his artwork or you will likely find some on my post’s, “Monday’s Masterpiece” or “Two for Tuesday.” The contest will run through June. I will pick the winner on the 4th of July….Have fun and enjoy the artwork…
#5, 6, 7 ,8, – https://www.instagram.com/dance1303moyano/ (they get 4 numbers, as I got 4, “LIKES” from that site. Y A Y
#10, 11, 12 – https://www.instagram.com/dancewestballet/
#13, 14, 15 – https://www.instagram.com/edrandall3/
Pretty good turnout for the contest…I will keep track of the numbers, so don’t worry about being entered. I was an Executive Secretary in my former life, so I got this 😉 Remember, it’s free and all you have to do is give me a, “Like” on one of my blog post that feature any of the husband’s/The Artist featuring his paintings or our Instagram Acct…I’m am posting on Instagram (remember to leave a comment or “Like” there too) so you might want to check that out so you can pick the painting you would choose when you win, Y A Y !!!!
I posted two of his oil painting’s yesterday and here are a couple more.
Good luck !!! The more times you enter, the better your chances are. Everytime you comment, you get a number. I will give you your number so you will know how many chances you’ll get. Happy Summer, Happy Contest !!!! Blessings Blogger’s…
I’m going topic off a bit. I usually concentrate on one of the Artist’s Masterpiece’s that he worked on over the weekend, but this weekend I took the Artist out for a treat. Actually it was his Christmas Present. For Christmas this past year I bought him tickets to Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Chicago.
It was amazing !!! Just take a look and see for yourself 🙂 Much better live !!!
I got to take a few souvenirs home with me so that too was kind of exciting !!!
I just had to put up some music with this too. One of my Favorite songs of all time…
The artist had a really great time and so did I. I even saw a lot of Vincent Van Gogh Painting’s that looked a little familiar…Definitely a very deep, complex man.
Okay I’ll share one more…He’s been a very busy painter !!!
Okay just one more b/c this was definitely at the show !!!
Looking forward to AtoZ which starts in a couple of days…April 1st to be exact. I got worried that I didn’t have enough art to make it through the AtoZ…Well I have plenty of art and then some. Really looking forward to sharing it with you. Check back on Wednesday where I’l have a bio on the Artist 😉 (Husband) . He really is very talented !!!
The snowstorm didn’t happen, at least not here…Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now Spring still has a shot at coming sooner rather than later. I missed Monday’s Masterpiece post yesterday but here I picked out a few of my favs <3 .
The 3rd Picture I’m posting for Monday’s Masterpiece is the featured image for this post and the title of this one is, “Monday Morning Meeting”…
This is just a sneak peak of his artwork. It is all for sale if you interested. Just Click on the link
Have a great Tuesday…Enjoy the artwork…
Good Tuesday morning blogging family <3 Hope everyone had a great weekend. Our Chicago Blackhawks split the games this weekend. Patrick Kane got his 400th goal so that was fun to watch. Still no Toews though… Wonder what’s up with the Captain.
My rose did not make it through the snowstorm 🙁 The other one didn’t do much better either..
This was before the snowstorm and what it looked like through January …I think some music would fit nicely here…
The painter finished his Potatoe Eater’s/Vincent Van Gogh’s…It turned out really well don’t you think 😉 ….
He now has been officially published in the February Edition of Inspirations/Illinois Arts Council Agency…Galena Center for the Arts <3 .
That’s all for today…Blessings <3