“It is the heart always that sees before the head can see.” – Thomas Carlyle
Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013
My Christmas Postcard This Year
I painted this little card to send out this year. I love the idea of
Santa having a nice break at his vacation home after delivering all
those presents. And of course, he takes the elves along. Mrs Claus is
probably inside making the margaritas.
Have yourselves a very Merry Christmas!
About Thomas Carlyle
historian Thomas Carlyle is best known for his biographies of Frederick
the Great and the German playwright Schiller. He was born in 1795. The
first draft of his acclaimed two-volume work, The French Revolution,
was accidentally burned by his friend John Stuart Mill’s maid; he
rewrote it from scratch and imbued the rewrite with more passion and
immediacy than was common at the time. This made his writing very
popular in Victorian England. He died in 1881.
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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