Monday, February 4, 2013


Last week was pretty rough. First, I had some crappy runs, I'm still not quite sure how I was able to drag myself around the track 75 times both days.

Then, I got a Dear John letter from another art show, one I had been sure I would get in to. That was hard. When the Turtle asked me what I wanted to do for dinner Friday night and instead of answering Chinese or Turkish I burst into tears....I don't think he knew quite what to make of it! So, I let myself have a good blubbering cry while watching Tangled. Then, I wiped my tears, had some yummy Turkish chicken and attacked the elliptical with avenges on Saturday morning.

Oh yeah, and then I painted. Even though the selling and gallery shows are going a lot slower than I hoped, I refuse to stop. When I started painting, trying to sell my work never even crossed my mind. I did it because I enjoyed doing it.  And that's what I'm going to continue to do.  So, even if the Turtle and I are drowning in paintings, I am not going to quit!

My favorite fireworks show in Disney World is Wishes at the Magic Kingdom. I don't think there is anything more magical in the world than Wishes. Every time I see it my heart skips and I forget everything in the world. It is the definition of magic, it really is. Here is my take:

The fireworks were definitely not as easy as I thought they'd be. It took about 3 or 4 layers to get these right.

And finally......
"Wishes" a 20" x 30" acrylic original

And today, I had the best run I've had in awhile. I kicked butt and felt great the entire time, not just at the end. So, maybe things are looking up!


  1. YAY! I hate that streak of bad runs. Seriously, what is up in the air? Blech.

    I LOVE this painting and I can't wait to see the fireworks at Disney! I've never seen them, and the last time we went the kids were too little to stay up that late. Ooh, you just got me all excited again!

    1. You'll love them! Here's a tip, stand behind one of the trash cans by the castle when you watch...It's a place to seat a kid so they can have a better view...and it's a barrier between you and the crowd to help you from getting pushed from your spot!

  2. Hang in there never give up! Every successful career has stories of 2007 I was passed over for a seasonal job by the organization that I now work permanently for...keep painting and experience and hard work will pay the Wishes work, once my wife and I have the need for a nursery we will be checking out your etsy shop!

    1. Thanks Ed. I appreciate the support!

  3. I've been trying to come over but I kept getting a phishing/malware alert. Not now though. :)
    Sorry things have been rough. Keep on keeping on! Your perseverence will pay off!