Hi there, Journal & Friends,
I decided to get this typed up Sunday, for Toon Tuesday.
This coming Friday Jim and I will be celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary. So I thought it would be fun, for Toon Tuesday, to show pics of a commissioned book I painted.
The book was a surprise gift from a gentleman to his wife on their wedding anniversary (awww, how romantic). It was based on the book of Proverbs in the Bible.
In the finished book, each chosen verse was on the left page, with the matching illustration on the right side. There were quite a few, so I'll just pick some of my favorites.
It was watercolor and sepia ink on heavy watercolor paper, bound into a leather book. I loved painting this... I hope you enjoy it!
Today's Peek at the Past (I started that post saying: "I was feeling bogged down, stuck, like in quicksand or thick mud... and like time has stopped." Yet it's now a year later, and I am about 50 pounds lighter. It may be slow progress, but it IS progress!)
From Day 71, October 19, 2009:
I have become too comfortable...been playing too close to the cliff edge. And if I don't clean up my act, I might fall right over that cliff! No excuses.... I can do better.
As I think about it...I don't want OKAY result...I want GREAT results. Life is too short...I am too large...I am not a spring chicken any longer...I will not accept piddling results!! And the only one that can change that is ME.
(For complete post "Weigh Day & Consistency" click HERE)
From Dr Phil's book: "When you kill time, remember you can't resurrect it."
My verse for today: "...the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones."
My quote for today: "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child." --Pablo Picasso
Enjoy the Journey,