Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance.
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~David Brinkley

It is funny that I found these quotes under the topic of "Confidence." It seems to me that they have more to do with relationships! Relationships can be the cause of my greatest joys, but also my deepest pain. I don't understand some people and others make me crazy, and the only thing I can do is stand back and let them be. Often when we grow and change and move on, we have to leave people behind, no matter how much we love them.

This watercolor--not my best medium-- is a study of a painting I want to do in oils, which I started a couple of years ago. I need to go boldly forth on it even though I have never painted a dog. I don't have a lot of experience in portrature either. I figure that if I can paint a subject as complicated as an iris, I should be able to paint a dog. The girl is my little granddaughter who is now 12, and the dog is Buddy, my son's dog who is no longer with us. It is titled Granddog.


  1. It's always good to branch out and try new things, right? And pretty exciting creatively.

    Good luck! It looks like you've made a very good beginning here.