The Real Me

The Real Me

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 100

Wow. Day 100. Seems to have gone by VERY quickly. And yet not so much. Like life. Art and life. More writing in the days ahead. For now, sleep, Christmas shop, enjoy the weekend with friends and loved ones. God bless every one of you who have read this. With great big gratitude from me. xo

Day 99

Oh my gosh - almost DONE!!! 100 days!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 98

Oh my - only two days to go. Has been quite an interesting ride. Though I think I will save the waxing poetic until AFTER Christmas. Snowed today. And the puppy got to see her first. What fun!!!!! Digging through it, running around in it, little furry black face turned white. Good pup she is. xo

Sunday, December 19, 2010

DAY 97

The week before Christmas. My favorite, I think. The four Sundays in Advent are past, so as a liturgically based church musician, it means that I get to cut loose now and go Christmas wild in my practicing! Nothing quite like playing "O Come All Ye Faithful" full tilt on the organ... or Silent Night on the piano with a violin and guitar to join in. Such beauty. Such love. I am soooo blessed this year. Thank you to each and every one of you . xo

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 95

Ok - I'm not sure what happened, but this was supposed to end up with Day 100 being on the day of the party - December 22. But that's actually Day 99, unless I goofed somewhere in the entering of blogs. Oh well!!!!!!!!! See you all on Wednesday here in the gallery from 5-7pm! xoxo

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 94

Great little painting session today on a Christmas gift for a dear friend... so unfortunately I can't show it to you yet! xo

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 93

93 days of painting and blogging and I'm still not sure that anyone really paid attention. But it's been fun. And I've learned a lot. Party next Wednesday night to celebrate. Knee deep in gratitude for so much GOOD and WONDERFUL things in my life in the midst of my transitions. Thanks be to my amazing friends... and to God. xo

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 92

oh my goodness - only 8 to go! WHEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! xo

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 91

The reality of closing the gallery hit me today. Quite sad. I know that it's the right thing to do right now, but I will dearly miss this special place. xo

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 90

Oh my - only 10 days to go. Wow. The habit has been good, though the quantity hasn't been nearly what I had intended. All worthy goals and reasons to continue. xo

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 89

Knee deep - no, make that head over heals, up to my eyeballs, in gratitude today. xoxoxo

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 88

And then sometimes... just when we feel like our patience has worn out.. the miracle. xo

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 87

Amazing stories of courage in the face of adversity that I heard today - my own problems become so trivial in comparison. My life is blessed - art, animals, AMAZING friends. Thanks be to God. xo

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 86

Ahhh - the waiting is done - and now the work begins!!!!! All good (and if this is cryptic to some of you - so be it - and to those of you who know about the transition that I've been in the midst of - you will understand!). Fa la la la la - God is good!!! xo

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 85

Just sold my old piano. Mostly grateful - hugely grateful - and just a tiny bit sad to see her go. BUT to a good home... quality people ... so all is well. xo

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 84

Back to work today on that VERY large piece... 36" x 80" piece of masonite. An image that was supposed to be a commission that didn't close. So I am painting it anyway, because I put a lot of work into prepping the scene with sketches and photos. Will be an impressive piece when it is done - perhaps to sell to the original potential buyers, and perhaps to someone else. In any case - it's painting!!! xo

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day 83

New painting underway - smaller, different view of one that I've already painted - but this time from a new perspective. Feels good. Looking forward to a creative week that may even finally give me answers to some transition question... xo

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 82

Only 18 more days to go til it is 100! wow... xo

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 81

Movement and change. Welcome and fun, though often meaning letting go of some things. I may have just sold my piano... I know that I need to do it, but I also know that I will cry when she leaves. Who knew.. waxing philosophical about a piano on a painting blog? That's what you get on Friday afternoon! xo

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 80

Trite but true - attitude is everything. I have decided to move from feeling anxious about the uncertainties in my life right now to being intrigued as I watch the pieces unfold. Much more peacefulness in that than the other way!!!!!! xo

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 79

A quote from my book "Mimi's Joy" - I am quoting it because I need to remind MYSELF about it!

From a page titled "Surrender" -

Let go of your worries

Do you really think it is up to you

to solve all of the world’s problems


Stop trying to make it all turn out

the way that you think it should be.

Believe in the wisdom of the universe,

of higher consciousness,

of God.

It doesn’t matter so much what

you call it.

Just know that it is there for you.

Know that when you let go,

you will be supported in

beautiful ways.

Feel the relief when you finally say

I surrender.