Last week, I was challenged to a “quotes quota” by my friend Melinda with purpleslobinrecovery. I love her willingness to share her life and her openness with all of her struggles. If you are not familiar with her blog, I strongly encourage dropping by!! Thank you Melinda for the nomination!!
The rules of the challenge are as follows:
Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
Publish 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days in your blog. It can be your own, or from a book, movie or from anyone who inspires you.
Nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this endeavor.
What rule doesn’t need tweaked occasionally, so as not to put anyone on the spot, I will adhere to #1 & #2 and for #3, I will list three blogs each day that I find “Inspirational” to go with the theme of my three day quote challenge. ( I find so many of the blogs I follow fit in that category, that I am literally pulling three names from a hat…ok plastic bowl actually…at random to recognize each day. )
Dearest friends, fans, FAMILY!
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Over the years it has been my freehand spray paint artwork that many of you are accustomed to seeing. There will be more but for now, there is this. My wife and I are working hard on keeping you up to date. We are blown away by the more than 60K followers who show there support to us daily on the blog and other social media platforms!
So, here is a scan of my brain and the Tumor is circled. Its bigger than first thought. On the 9th I have one more MRI w/ spectroscopy to determine the rate of growth and cell types. Then it gets really hairy.
I am doing the best I can to be in good spirits and will continue to strive! It really helps knowing I have touched so many people with my artwork…
I have been following Constance blog for awhile…she is an incredible photographer and I admire her art! This particular blog grabbed my attention as I also have three girls (mid 20’s up to early 30’s) and I couldn’t have said what she said to her girls any better to my own. They grow up fast, but every age is a joy and fascination to watch! Unconditional love says it all!!
I love you, all thee of you girls. When I felt I had no place in this world , one by one you girls came along and filled my world with happiness and worth. You make me see, realize, and understand what true,unconditional love is. You girls make waking up everyone morning and facing this cruel world worth while. You brighten my world and make it incredible and I feel sorry for the people who will not allow themselves to feel happiness and let it in their life ,especially those who have kids. you bring something new, amazing, and exciting into my life everyday. When I feel I am at my worse, and it is time for me to give up, I look at your faces , the artwork you bring me from school ,and how- it is to me- a masterpiece that not even Van…
I just wanted to share this blog from Sally for a couple of reasons…the first is the blog is about an author who I enjoy and who has been very supportive of my work and the second reason is that Sally is so good at getting the word out about a variety of things as it relates to blogs, bloggers and pertinent information. Thanks Sally for highlighting Olga!!
I have loved meeting so many extraordinary people this year from the world’s of music, art and of course writing. As we approach Christmas I thought I would give you a hand with your shopping list and showcase some of my guest’s work.
Today a writer who has become one of a group of bloggers who also share and support each other on other social media sites. It is often said that the life of a writer is solitary and that books are hard to market in this modern publishing environment. I don’t agree. I see blogging in particular as a community with like minded people supporting each other and developing relationships. There are many writers here on WordPress who do just that by interviewing authors or offering guest post opportunities. The author today does just that with her Friday interviews.
For today’s featured art print, I chose a print I completed just last week titled “Bougainvillea in the Courtyard”. It’s from the same photo shoot I mentioned in my last art print feature with The Spanish Fountain. The style I used on this print is an impasto oil technique that emphasizes bold brush strokes and bright colors. The bold brush strokes create texture and dimension to the print. The bright colors reinforce the color of the flowering plant life, the brick and stucco of the courtyard. The bright flowers from a Bougainvillea are so striking, so in creating this print, I wanted to stay true to the brilliance of the color. I also liked the presentation of this scene. You have the hint of the courtyard in the left part of the print, with the Bougainvillea dominating the right half. It becomes the focal point of the as the delicate blooms of color pull your eye around the entire print. Because of this movement, you become aware of further depth in the scene. The elements work together as you study the scene further. You notice the way the trees provide a backdrop to the setting and a canopy over the courtyard. Your eye notices the brick pavers of the courtyard merging into the hint of a wooden bridge. Where does that bridge go and what does it go over? You are teased with a hint of a large beautiful courtyard, but get just a portion of the whole thing. The side of the courtyard in this scene does create a sense of beauty and peace representative of the entire courtyard. I hope you enjoy the print. Thoughts?
I invite you to come into the gallery to view the collection in Gardens.
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Just wanted to share…my stepmother wrote a book about her life growing up in Germany during WW2. She self published over a year ago and has been busy ever since doing book readings and signings around the midwest. I encouraged her to start a blog….
I wanted to thank everyone involved in putting on the book reading last week at the Hudson Public Library in Hudson, Iowa. I also wanted to thank all that were in attendance. I was honored by the support and moved as more and more chairs had to be brought in. The 7:00 PM reading went well, with a question and answer session and book signing afterwards. There was a nice reception following with refreshments interrupted only by the tornado sirens. After all it is Iowa and it is that time of year. Again, thank you for supporting my book, Christmas Trees Lit The Sky and allowing me to tell my story of growing up in Germany during World War II.