Saturday, May 1, 2010

Just a Thinkin'...

The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. ~Albert Einstein
"Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny." Tryon Edwards

I have read: "Don't go into your mind alone, it is a dangerous neighborhood." That is true of my mind, and my thoughts do affect the outcome of my life-- interfering with creativity. I have been feeling happier lately, but today out of the blue, some negative thoughts came back, the kind that can paralyze me into inaction and take me into mental darkness. I didn't intertain these monsters, though and began to do some chores around the house, forcing my thoughts elsewhere. This has really changed my future--tomorrow I don't have any ironing to do!

Telling you about this painting involves a confession. I borrowed the composition--tree, winding road, and hills from a painting I saw online. I made note of the artist--somewhere; I can't find it. It is a heating panel I did for myself and it hangs in my living room, so I don't plan to profit from another artist's idea by selling it--besides I love it too much. I may have borrowed the composition but the painting is mine-- the hills are inspired by the hills near where I live, and the buildings are taken from a old photograph of the farm where my grandpa grew up and where my dad was born--near Oak Harbor WA, and the tree is defitely a Maxie tree. It is titled, Family Farm. Oh, Unknown Artist of Unknown Painting, please forgive me. :o)


  1. Maxie,
    If you would insert a tiny figure, ambling around the bend in that road, that would be me, enroute to god-knows-where and happily taking a lifetime to get there. Thank you for brightening my spirit this morning.


  2. My feeling exactly, Robert. I can see why you don't want to part with this one, Maxie. It's magical.


  3. Simply delighted to note Maxie .."I have been feeling happier lately" - your enthusiasm is contagious! And your friends are standing by the road side just admiring it

  4. Thank you Raj!! You make me smile too.