Posted by Marcia Carole on Thursday, April 26, 2012
Spring Sunshine, Original Watercolor, Marcia Carole
The prints of the daffodils are here, fresh from the printer! These are 11x14 giclees(inks) on German archival etching paper. They are $40 dollars including shipping. The size is so you can place the print right into a readymade mat and frame. I suggest a white mat and white frame. Please order via the art store on this website. Just in time for Mother's Day!
Daffodils brighten my day as the rain continues to drizzle down in Seattle. My tulips are next for me to paint. Dalias are planted, but they probably won't be in their glory until June or July. I am looking forward to painting a watercolor of pink and purple blooms. Here I am, growing in my skills as I discipline myself to paint or draw each day. As I hone my skills, I find myself bringing these new skills into fresh work.
Many days, I don't feel like doing the tedious work necessary to fight cancer. I am tired of the pills I take each day. I tire of the spinach smoothies and carrot smoothies along with the beets and kale. Occassionally, I have a nightmare that I am eating a cookie. I wake up, relieved that it is just a dream. (No sugar on this diet.) My daughter, Virginia, laughs when I tell her, and she gives me an affectionate hug.
Just like doing the daily drawing/painting work by laying down layers of graphite or paint, I am hopeful healing is happening layer upon layer with prayer, rest, singing, dancing, the diet, supplements and, of course, Mozart.
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11
A little Mozart is right here.