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"The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made." Psalm 145:13

Monday, February 21, 2011

Peacock Feathers

Thank you, thank you Dean Nimmer!  I've been checking out Dean Nimmer's book, Art From Intuition: Overcoming Your Fears and Obstacles To Making Art.  I sure did need a break.  I've been doing that thing that I think many people do - spending way too much time looking at other people's art and way too little time exploring it for myself.  Obviously, if you've read my posts before, you know that I am certainly NOT one who makes any kind of a living from what I paint.  Some of you are now saying, "Yes, and it's a good thing!" Ha. Anyway, I had forgotten why I love art so much - because it is FUN.  Life, I think, like art is always a learning process.  You stop growing, you may as well not get out of bed as far as I'm concerned.  I love teaching, love learning new things, and pray I will never feel fully satisfied but will continue to look for ways to grow and improve in all areas of my life. A friend said, "When you stop being hungry, you're dead."  On that note, here is my exercise in creative freedom.  It was fun.  I enjoyed the process this time and didn't worry about the end result.  I believe I'm going to do more of that.  Life should be fun.  It's a gift.  Hope it makes you smile today.
God's blessings.  And, thank you Dean.


  1. Hello Julie I'm Sam,
    we both have the same profil.
    Your painting are great, you are doing such a great work. Your blog is very nice an I will follow it with lots of interest.
    Thanks for sharing.
    I put you on my list blog.


  2. Sam,
    Merci! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and adding me to your list. I enjoyed looking at your work, as well. I look forward to seeing your next work. Beautiful.
    God's blessings,

  3. Julie, I love this painting!! The movement and colors are wonderful.
    Nice to see you painting again!! Blessings!!

  4. Hi Carol!
    Thank so much! Sometimes you wonder if it's just "finished" in your own eyes etc. Trying to get my mind back on painting. Too many books out there on crochet. I'm distracted by choices, like a kid in a candy store.
    Thank you for your comment.
    God's blessings.