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Today's Thoughts

I just read my first post again. I had to read it again because it has been so long since I wrote it. I tend to procrastinate just a wee bit. However, I am writing another post. One of my life sayings is, "something is better than nothing".

My thoughts for today...
      I have finished two commissioned pieces recently. I can't describe the anguish, determination, fear and joy doing commissioned pieces causes within me. I hear what the individual wants and I am determined with all my heart to give it to them. These last two pieces both individuals had very specific request for their painting. I don't know how other Artist feel, but I always fear not being able to achieve what the person is requesting. The entire time I a praying, "Lord, help me!". The second one was totally wrong the first time. I personally didn't like it myself. I contacted the individual and expected a "Thanks, but no thanks". But they didn't say that, instead they…

Thoughts From This Artist

I was given a book today by a dear friend who actually wrote the book. The title of the book is, Miscellaneous Ramblings from a Slightly Deranged Mind, by Ronald Earl Wilsher.  If you know Ronald, the title makes perfect sense. After he had signed the book, he said, "Let's see what the saying is for the day you were born". Here is what it was...

"Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible  tells me so. And I know it in my heart and I can  feel it in my soul..."
Wow! You see I quit my job and started painting full time because I felt like God was calling me to use my talent. I was scared! I felt I wasn't an Artist I was just good with my hands.  How can painting honor God? But, I could not get it off my mind to paint full time. I finally heard, "If you don't trust me, I will quit calling you to paint". I quit my job and it helped, a lot, that God has given me a very supportive husband.       I got a landing page, about four years ago, when I…