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Nearly 45 years of "heART"

Saturday, April 23, 2011



Years ago... in fact, when I was born into the family I have, my role; my duty; my responsibility to all was to "let my little light shine!"
And how I have best done that was with my Artwork.
Not that I didn't do many things, but this has been my passion, and my joy to share.
In this photo is a "Botanical Study" of roses...
a portion of a drawing class assignment given in school so many years ago.
I'm so glad I've kept these things to see "where I've come from".
I understand now why I love "details" so much.
And yet I am at a time in my life where I want to loosen-up and add lighthearted wings to my brushstrokes.
I think this must somehow be a metaphor for where I am in my emotional, spiritual, and physical time in my life too.
It's time to be even more of the ME that God has made me to be.
No more striving,
No more angst.
It's all about just going for the GUSTO!
It's OK to live life with unbridled enthusiasm as long as it's done with awareness.
I will make *more* mistakes along the way, but I will endeavor to even do that
with joy in my heart.
There will be PEACE and CONTENTMENT...like the simplicity of the rose.
Each leaf, thorn, petal, and spent bloom having served it's purpose to bless others.

May your Easter be full of hope for JOY every day, no matter what the life experiences.
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  • KAYYVAUGHN
    Your artwork is beautiful. I love your attitude on your Spark page.
    You are an inspiration to me.

    Thanks,
    Kay
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    2397 days ago
  • JUSTJO66
    Jill you have such a beautiful spirit and your artwork reflects you so well. Yes, I thought I caught a touch of whimsy in your last picture posted. I love it. :o) It is time to let go and be free with what we love. :o) I sure hope to see you post more of your work.
    3664 days ago
  • TXGRANDMA
    I love this blog, too, and can totally identify with it! You have quite a way with the written word, too! Happy Easter! emoticon emoticon
    3664 days ago
  • ASHLEEWEBART
    I love this blog and can relate to your feelings and your desire to become the whole creative person you are, and to be free mentally and spiritually to develop and expand continuously for your own joy and to benefit those who are the recipients of your wonderful art. I truly appreciate you and your work. Springtime can teach us wonderful things!

    Ashlee
    3664 days ago
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