“Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.” – Igor Stravinsky
Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013
Little French Postcard Beginning
I just started this one yesterday morning. I’ll be working on it
this week. The photo reference is inspiring and I promise it will be
colorful. It’s Alsace, France by Elaine V at WetCanvas.
About Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky, the modernist Russian composer, had a profound influence on
classical music with his musical innovations in such pieces as the
ballet The Rite of Spring, which shocked contemporary society with the newness of its sound. He was born on June 17,
1882 near St. Petersburg. After briefly considering law, he apprenticed
to composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. He was also a virtuosic pianist.
He continued composing and touring into his 80′s. He died on April 6,
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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