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Nearly 45 years of "heART"
Saturday, April 23, 2011      4 comments

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 tha... Read more
First Impressions
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      8 comments

Funny, when I was painting this piece, and subsequently "naming" the finished painting, It struck me that our perception of ourselves is what determines what we *think* other... Read more
Important News from the Mirror
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      4 comments

What does your mirror tell you? For years mine has concentrated on the figure: too pudgy? too dumpy? oh, today I look good! next day... back to pudgy... Bu... Read more
Youth and Choices
Sunday, February 06, 2011      4 comments

ahhhh YOUTH! My youngest child, and youngest grandchild. I remember when he was this baby-size, and so funny and fun to be near. do I maintain that kind of attitu... Read more
ahhhh....extended family
Thursday, August 19, 2010      2 comments

"Extended Family" (Acrylic 18 x 36) original painting by J. Paris Rody We've just awakened from a two week whirlwind of preparation and experience of our son's wedding! ... Read more
Monday, August 02, 2010      4 comments

"Rooster Revelry" (original W/C Pencil 5 x 5", one of a pair) You know how you feel when you open your eyes after a *very good night's sleep" and there seems to be no... Read more
Health in Nature
Monday, July 05, 2010      3 comments

Reflecting on my youth, I can finally say that I am happy to be the age that I am, and happy that I am living in a time when I am free to create my Art with joy and abandon... Read more
Depression and... a hint of yellow
Friday, April 23, 2010      6 comments

Emotional Eating. I wrote some of this last time, but it is hitting a weak spot in me these days, and I'm determined to get to the bottom of it. Seems emotional eating pl... Read more
A Cottage Welcome
Monday, March 08, 2010      3 comments

How are we doing with our relationships? Seems emotional eating plays a big part in how we handle our day. Do I dwell on problems? Do I celebrate in good times? Do... Read more
Tribulations to Exhaultations!
Sunday, March 07, 2010      5 comments

"Autumn's Grand Finale" 24 x 35" Original Oil Pastel (© 2010 -J. Paris Rody) I've been given a heart to care... I must share it. I've been given hands to create...... Read more
Dare to look at the Tunnel
Thursday, January 07, 2010      2 comments

We are always looking for and seeking the Light at the End of the Tunnel, right??? What about what's in the tunnel while we are on the journey? Do we have our eyes closed... Read more
An Apple a Day!
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      4 comments

And apple a day keeps the Doctor away... not such a bad idea really... we are told to eat our veggies, and drink lots of water. Fruit is a good replacement for sweet cr... Read more
A few of my Cottage Friends
Sunday, January 03, 2010      4 comments

My Motivations are many: How about these for starters~ Precious Family and Wonderful Friends! It's said that it "takes a Village to raise a Child" right? Well w... Read more
moving forward
Friday, December 18, 2009      2 comments

Moving Forward requires action. And action can be either negative or positve. I choose POSITIVE action. This needs to be recorded in terms of who - me what - strategize meals for optimum health when - today and tomorrow where -her... Read more
So much to do, so little time & Procrastination
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      3 comments

How does this compute????? It doesn't really! When I am busy, and scurrying around the house preparing for an upcoming event, I am happy, healthy (no excess eating) and hopeful! Ideas pop into my head and I am feeling positive. On the o... Read more

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