“When we focus on only the external indications of aging, we forget the internal treasures that we accumulate with each year of our lives.”
Float Your Boats – 6″ x 6″ Watercolor and Sharpie
I painted this from a photo by Lin (oldrockchick) on WetCanvas. I
think the photo was taken in Wales. Since I don’t like painting
outboard motors, I pretended that the marine repair shop there was
having a special on motor tune-ups, so everyone had rushed their motors
up there to get in on the great sale.
I also didn’t want to paint all the ropes going to nowhere (they were
all tied to a cliff on the left), so I pretended it was a calm day and
nobody’s boats were floating away. Isn’t artistic license wonderful?
This painting was mailed off to Rochester, New York yesterday. It
has been donated as part of a fund raising effort, and this is the third
year for me to participate. They receive 6″ x 6″ paintings (a couple
thousand) from all over the world and I am their only Oklahoma
participant, they tell me. How cool is that? They are not signed on
the front, because some of the artists are famous people and you don’t
know who the artists are until after they have sold. Each painting is
sold for $20, no matter who painted it. Great little fund raiser, eh?
There are too many Jean Smiths to really know which one said this. I got today’s quote from my lovely little book, “Wrinkles Don’t Hurt – Daily Meditations on the Joy of Aging Mindfully”, by Ruth Fishel. I love this book and Ruth Fishel is an amazing author. She also wrote “A Time for Joy“.