Friday, February 11, 2011

Purple Bird House

“When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.”
– Sir Alexander Paterson

Purple Bird House
Watercolor & Ink

I have been painting so many birds lately, that I thought a couple bird houses might be in order.  I have been painting fish, while snowed in.  It has been really fun and occupied my busy mind.
I am out of the house and happily in the sign shop.  I enjoyed spending time with my husband, but am thrilled to be able to travel around at will.  During all of the snow, I am especially happy for my little 97 Jeep Wrangler.  It has been a faithful friend.  My sign shop truck, a 2000 Ford F150, has been safely tucked away inside the shop.   Though the bed is filled with cinder blocks, it’s no match for all the ice and snow.

I am glad it’s over and I’m looking forward to the 60′s we’re expecting this next week.

About Sir Alexander Paterson

Alexander Paterson was instrumental in humanizing the Borstal juvenile delinquency prisons in England. He was born in 1884 in Cheshire. While working to aid the poor, he moved into a tenement. Across the Bridges, his book about his experiences, was a call to action and set off much-needed reforms. As prison commissioner, he initiated a training program of hard but interesting work, believing that prisons should focus on rehabilitation, not punishment. He died in 1947.


vickie/ said...

Glad things are getting warmer and you are back in your shop. My mom lives in NW Arkansas and she has 17" on the ground. Glad I am in sunny NC!

enjoy the sunshine!

Beth said...

Thanks, Vickie! I already feel better because today was in the 40's and I'm at work. I've been happily making signs all day. **grin**

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