Thursday, February 4, 2016

Joy Is The Feeling

“Happiness is part of who we are. 
Joy is the feeling.”
~ Tony DeLiso
~~~~~~~ 
 

"When you are joyful, when you say yes to life 
and have fun and project positivity all around you, 
you become a sun in the center of every constellation, 
and people want to be near you.”
~ Shannon L. Alder 
Hummingbird Happiness

Pick Easel Type

Joy is in the Air

Pick Easel Type

King of the Yard

Pick Easel Type
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.”
~ Ashley Smith

Thanks so much for your friendship. Have a joy filled day!

X ♥  O

Sunday, January 31, 2016

One Opportunity Leads To Another

“We often miss opportunity 
because it's dressed in overalls 
and looks like work”
~ Thomas A. Edison
~~~~~

As you can see, and probably already know if you're reading this, my theme this time around was black tiles painted in alcohol inks. I learned a lot and grew in skill and knowledge during this challenge, which in my mind, is really what it's all about. It is a wonderful opportunity and I would encourage anyone reading this, no matter what your age or temperament,  to roll up your sleeves and dig in the next time a challenge comes your way. Just Believe you can do it, and you will succeed!

IT"S THE END of the Jan 2016 - 30 in 30 Challenge! Only three days to save 33% on the purchase of any of the elegantly framed paintings in this collection! See the complete alcohol inks on black tiles collection here.
No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages:
 
1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes.”
4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.
5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.
6) Nadia Comăneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.
7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.
8) Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
9) Elvis was a superstar by age 19.
10) John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.
11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.
12) Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
13) Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24
14) Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record
15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
16) Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France
17) Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
18) Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
19) J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter
20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest
23) Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech “I Have a Dream."
24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics
25) The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight
26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions.
27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.
28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", and 49 years old when he wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
31) John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States
32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out.
33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote "The Hunger Games"
34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out.
35) Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa.
36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president.
37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels.
38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote "The Cat in the Hat".
40) Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived
41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
42) J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out
43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US
44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
45) Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President”

Wishing each and every one of you all the best in life. Congratulations to all of you who also took on the challenge. Thanks so much for following along and cheering me on again in my journey.
Happy creating and/or collecting!

"The intelligent man is one
who has successfully fulfilled
many accomplishments,
and is yet willing to learn more."
Ed Parker

X ♥  O

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Embrace the Journey

“I have not always chosen the safest path. 
I've made my mistakes, plenty of them. 
I sometimes jump too soon and fail 
to appreciate the consequences. 
But I've learned something important along the way: 
I've learned to heed the call of my heart. 
I've learned that the safest path is not always the best path
and I've learned that the voice of fear 
is not always to be trusted."
~ Steve Goodier 
~~~~~~~ 
Follow Your Heart
IT"S THE LAST DAY of the 30 in 30 Challenge! Only three days to save 33% on the purchase of any of the elegantly framed paintings in this collection!




“Trust your heart and embrace the journey. You may make a wrong turn but your heart will get you back on the right path. Just keep making choices and don’t second guess yourself.”
~ E'yen A. Gardner

See ALL This Month's Black Tiles Here
Only three days to Save 33% on your purchase of any painting in this collection!

  
Go here to see more about painting number twenty-nine of my January 2016, 30 Paintings in 30 Days Collection; alcohol ink paintings on black ceramic tiles.

Thanks so much for your friendship and continued support throughout this challenge!

X ♥  O

Friday, January 29, 2016

I Believe!

“There are only two ways to live your life. 
One is as though nothing is a miracle. 
The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
~ Albert Einstein
~~~~~~~~~




“Be realistic: Plan for a miracle.”
~ Osho

See This Month's Black Tiles Here
Only ONE DAY LEFT of the 30 in 30 Challenge and only four days to save 33% on the purchase of any of the elegantly framed paintings in this collection!

  
Go here to see more about painting number twenty-nine of my January 2016, 30 Paintings in 30 Days Collection; alcohol ink paintings on black ceramic tiles.

Thanks so much for your friendship and continued support!

X ♥  O

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Twinkle of Love

“The moon is the reflection of your heart
and moonlight is the twinkle of your love.”
~ Debasish Mridha
~~~~~~~~~


“I want to be in love with you


the same way
 I am in love with the moon


with the light shining
 out of its soul.” 

~ Sanober Khan


  
Go here to see more about painting number twenty-eight of my January 2016, 30 Paintings in 30 Days Collection; alcohol ink paintings on black ceramic tiles.

Thanks so much for your friendship and support!

X ♥  O

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Happiness Abounds

"Happiness is never stopping to think if you are." 
~ Palmer Sondreal
~~~~~~~~~
Be Happy




"Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness."
 ~ Robertson Davies


"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
 ~ Albert Einstein
  
Go here to see more about painting number twenty-seven of my January 2016, 30 Paintings in 30 Days Collection; alcohol ink paintings on black tiles.

Thanks for your friendship and support!

X ♥  O