Friday, November 5, 2010

Trading Paint

Dang those deadlines.  I have been under one this week, trying to finish several images for a new calendar.  I've been sitting here waiting for creative inspiration to strike - that little pixie-dust-sprinkled lightning bolt that pops you in the head and causes you to see stars and hear Aretha Franklin singing at full throttle.  Not happening.  Then my friend Teresa Kogut posts on Facebook that she has set herself a little goal of one painting every day this week, and all of a sudden the green flag drops.  I'm not exactly hearing Aretha, but I AM hearing a voice in my ear saying "green green green".  (For you non-NASCAR fans, it's a racing term for GO).  That was all I needed.  With a quick "you're on" to Teresa on FB, I was off and running.  Four days later, I have four new images (one of which is above) - and so does Teresa.  You go, girl - and thanks for the kick in the pants!
Happy Countdown Friday
Today's count is 330
A year from now you will wish you had started today.


  1. Whoo-hoo!!! Great job and I LOVE that painting. I'll kick ya in the pants anytime!! lol.
    Hey...just love that quote. I am going to print it and hang it by my computer. I was just thinking yesterday about someone I love that didn't finish college and is struggling financially and still living at home, then thought of her cousin the same age that stayed the course and finished college and over a year ago bought a large home (all by herself at age 23). This quote reminded me of that situation. Thanks for sharing it! Hugs!

  2. Uh-oh! Is my face red! You two embarrassed me! LOL! I AM PLAYING HOOKY TODAY!

    Hugs, Diane

  3. LOVE your image... LOVE your quote... and I KNOW I will LOVE your new calendar~
    Happy painting!

  4. Hi Beth - Oooh, I love this new image, very nice!

  5. Just have to say that I'm so very glad I stopped by! You're post and quote has givne me just the inspiration I needed today! Have a beautiful one!

    love + luck + bliss,