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"Life as I Find It"

“Salty Coconut Breezes”
(sporting its new “floater” frame)

I share life as I find it.  And I find life an amazing adventure.  After many years of uncertainty, second guessing, waiting–I now find a certain peace, a knowing that supports me in being just simply…me.  I embrace each painting that comes from me.  They pour out and I welcome them as they come.  I delight in them as though they belonged to someone else.  With fresh eyes I can see the wonder and joy in them.  I no longer look for perfection.  Perfect, defined in my past, was a painful place to live.  A careful masking by doing what had been done before, knowing that at least if I did that, both I and my painting might achieve a degree of acceptability.

You need not ask what others have done or how they have done it.  Be yourself and express life as you find it.  Never imitate.  Trust the self.  Find the self in God and God in the self.”
                                                                                                                                            ~E. Holmes
Gratitude Mission/Gratitude Sundae–a weekly dish of things I appreciate with a cherry on top!

#30Thanks Day 21

Turquoise waters that dazzle the eye.  Windows that let in lots of light and open to bring the outdoors in.  Fresh flowers–anywhere, anytime! Wonderful letters in my “inbox”.   People in my life that are as excited as I am when good things come my way..:)) A daughter who is fixing two Thanksgiving dinners with the help of her best friend, Jackie…one to have for friends, and one to distribute to the homeless folk in her area.  Lunch shared with my good friend Cate.  Leggings that s-t-r-e-t-c-h after said meal..:)) And the anticipation of time shared with family this coming week.  Have a beautiful Thanksgiving! 
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  • Gwen Bell - November 22, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    The frame is perfect on this jewel! Lovely post too. Happy Thanksgiving Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - November 22, 2010 - 8:44 pm

    Thanks to each of you for sharing your thoughts on this as well. Life is an incredible journey, that is certain..:))ReplyCancel

  • Julie Hill - November 22, 2010 - 11:23 am

    beautiful thoughts Dreama..thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn R Miller - November 22, 2010 - 11:05 am

    Thank you for this posting! Your sunny paintings are always inspirational.
    Today I appreciate the reminders of your Gratitude list. I am working on one of my own and had not included “windows” or “emails”. Now I will! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • bricarwaller - November 22, 2010 - 10:53 am

    What a wonderful post Dreama! That is a terrific place to be with your art. Hopefully I will get there too. I love your painting and it looks even more fabulous framed! Have a Wonderful Turkey Day!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marian Fortunati - November 22, 2010 - 10:18 am

    Beautiful thoughts… profound and yet somehow difficult embrace as my own reality…
    It’s like faith… one always yearns to have it… but there is so often doubt.ReplyCancel

  • Carol DeMumbrum - November 22, 2010 - 9:29 am

    Wow, beautiful painting and words!! Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks you for all you do to help your artist friends!! It is much appreciated!!ReplyCancel

  • Debi - November 22, 2010 - 8:55 am

    I agree – inspiring! Your words speak to my heart … your painting too 🙂ReplyCancel

  • MariasWatercolor - November 22, 2010 - 7:47 am

    This painting is wonderful in this frame, I wish I were there under the umbrella, thanks for the words as well, they are inspiring.ReplyCancel

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