Friday, March 16, 2012

"Happy Days Are Here Again"

Pink Rose
Good morning fellow bloggers.  After weeks of feeling as though I was walking in shoes that didn't fit, I decided not to go the three month stretch for DPW and pulled the blog this morning.  Bruce Sherman you have helped me more than you know.  When just simply sketching or my so called little experiments gives me such pleasure and possibly the ground work for a larger painting they should remain as just that, nothing more.

To all of the daily painters out there I truly tip my hat to all of you, for your work and efforts bring joy and happiness to many people.

So for me, it's time to play and doodle and scribble and maybe do a painting.  Happy Painting everyone.

17 comments:

  1. Hi again Joan!... So wonderful to hear those confident words of continuance and direction! It is the simple things in life that give us the most pleasure and satisfaction.

    Most of us in mid life onward look forward to more contemplative ventures... making sense of and measuring how we use what time we have left.

    Family time and time with one's spouse certainly should yield just as much gratification as the act of painting. They can be rolled together.Recent losses by those friends we know and hold dearly... certainly bring that reality into full focus! Life can change in a heartbeat!

    Paint!... Sketch and experiment your heart away Joan alongside your best pal... as you have been doing! I admire you for that as much as for your wonderful painting!

    "Happy Days are (indeed) Here Again!"

    Good Painting!... and Happy Spring!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce


    Happy days

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  2. Hi Bruce,

    Yes, once again I agree with you. My family has always come first,Mike, my kids and grandkids bring such great joy into my life. Yes, life is so fragile. When I read Suz Berry blog about Tim, my heart broke for her. I do hope she is doing okay. All of this success business means nothing compared to the love and joy that our families bring to us. We are truly Blessed.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Joan

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    1. Pam, thank you so much.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Oh I love this painting - you have captured it with bold strokes that actually still make the flower look delicate - I 'take my hat off to you' Joan.

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    1. Dear Ann,

      Thank you for those encouraging words, much appreciated .

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. Gorgeous piece! So soft and love the beautiful background, as well!!!

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    1. Hilda, thank you for your very kind comment.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  6. Hi Joanie,

    Beautiful painting! We are always happiest when we are doing the things we love. It sounds like you made the right decision for yourself to discontinue the blog. Happy painting to you.

    Sue

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Thank you, hope to see your next post soon. Loved what you showed me the other night.

      Talk soon,
      Joanie

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  7. Hello Joan:) Beautiful soft painted. Love the pink. Great work!

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    1. Hi Renate,

      Thank you so much for the kind words.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  8. Sounds like you are honoring yourself. Art cannot be forced into a mold else it becomes 'just a job'. Hugs, T

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    1. Hi Trudy,

      You are so right, art is meant to be enjoyed by both the artist and the kind people who enjoy what we do.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  9. I'm glad you came to a decision that fits you. Paint and enjoy!

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    1. Hi Virginia,
      Thank you for both the answer to my question regarding the dpw and frp sites. I do feel so much better just doing my thing and not concern myself with sales.

      Thank you again Virginia,

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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