“You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012
Seattle Skyline – 6″ x 8″ Watercolor & Sharpie
Valri Ary posted a photo of Seattle’s skyline on WetCanvas. Of course, I eliminated all the ships and barges docked up there. And, okay…. I may have made the buildings a little more fun, but what’s the harm in that? :)
I drew the buildings, then laid down all the windows with itty bitty dabs of white acrylic, tinted with yellow or aqua. When it was dry, I went in with watercolor. This is why everything looks so pastel. There’s a lot of little windows repelling the watercolor. My own resist. I almost didn’t add the sharpie, but gave in at the end. I think I like it.
Still no work computer, so I spent part of the day adding wires to the backs of paintings I am taking to the new gallery this morning. I’m a little nervous. I have been in our little arts council gallery for quite a while and my work is selling there, but this one will be quite a different beast. I understand that each artist will have their own bar code. Hmmmm…. should be a fun learning experience, to say the least.
About Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Gandhi, known by the honorific title Mahatma (“great souled”), embodied the power of nonviolent protest to achieve great change. He was born in India in 1896 and awoke to discrimination while practicing law in South Africa. He brought the struggle for equality back to India, rousing the population to demand self-rule from the British. He was profoundly religious, spending one day a week in complete silence; he was also a devout vegetarian. He was assassinated in 1948.
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My Attitude is Infectious
Five days a week, I post positive quotes that can change the course of your day. They are quotes that make you feel good.
A lot of people enjoy sharing these tidbits with the people around them. I also post a little piece of myself through my art. I usually paint in a colorful, happy style.
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I recently discovered a wonderful lady, and I wanted to share. Sally Evans has a great site, Embracing Creativity. She has a whole lot of wonderful ideas, but one I subscribed to is her Gratitude Journal. I love getting these emails every day! As a way to help remind you to be grateful for what you do have in your life, and expanding your focus for more good to come, Sally Evans has created a daily gratitude journal reminder. You will receive a short email quote on gratitude and a reminder to write 5 things in your gratitude journal every day for 31 days. It helps you to establish the habit to make room for more joy in your life! To sign up, simply click here