With beauty behind me may I walk.
With beauty below me may I walk.
With beauty above me may I walk.
With beauty all around me may I walk. Part of Navajo Prayer Song
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. ~Wayne Dyer
Ok, I am going for it, Dr. Wayne--not sure what, though. After my husband died, I start writing down positive affirmations to read aloud every day. Most have fallen away as useless, but I kept one that finally started to mean something to me: "Today I will walk in beauty with my head held high, living without fear or regret." I added "with my head held high," when I read it in the Bible, and "Walk in Beauty" was written in my birthday card by a Navajo friend, and I decided that is exactly what I wanted to do. There are times, like tonight, that I really feel like I can do this.
I am a little sad to realize that I am about out of paintings to show; maybe I will start over again. This one, Strawberries was a challenge on every level. Doing this painting, I learned a very valuable lesson--never attempt to paint identical objects --such as the salt and pepper shakers-- it is impossible to make them identical!! Yum strawberries; I wonder where I can find some at this time of night.