Welcome To My Colorful World!

Welcome to my colorful world. I am a happy (most of the time!) wife, mom, MeMaw, artist, and art teacher. I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I also love to create, cook, nest, decorate, entertain family and friends, laugh, collect vintage stuff, snuggle my cats and dog, play outdoors, and so much more! In addition to all this, I also publish an online magazine with my dear friend, called Mermaids of the Lake. Oh, and I love a big cup of coffee with cream, a dry martini, red wine, blingy jewelry, pink lipstick, blue fingernail polish. I love color! Beautiful colors inspire, motivate, and move me!!! What's my favorite color? I can't choose. I love them all! Yellow, pink, red, turquoise, blue, purple, orange, green and every variation in between!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

My Art: I'm Not Beautiful Like You

For several months I have been creating paintings using empty food, soap, toothpaste boxes. (and more!) This one once held a cake mix! This is one of my very, very favorite ways to reduce, reuse, recycle!!! I will give a step by step one of these days, but for now, a peak into the process.

I'm not Beautiful like you. I'm beautiful like me.

It is so easy to join in the comparison game about beauty, talent, and intelligence. As a child growing up in the 70's, I did my share of wishing I looked more like the models I was seeing in Seventeen Magazine or on T.V. It made me sad and discontent at times.

Now, I am doing my darndest to embrace "me" right now, just as a I am; with age-related skin changes, graying hair (okay, I am not embracing that! I am coloring it. :) and of course, the never-seeming-to-end chubbiness that was once only in my head and now is reality! I am eating healthy, exercising physically and spiritually, pursuing my special dreams, loving, laughing, crying, and always learning.

I implore you, "Love yourself healthy, beautiful, and awesome!"

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