Wednesday, August 21, 2013

SOLD -Future Pro

"Future Pro", 6x6" oil on gessobord

"Let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest."
— Muriel Rukeyser

Heads up! This is my grandson, Max, getting his first golf lesson from my very patient and loving son-in-law, Jason. Taking the time to share what we love may not seem like a big deal, but you never know what an impact it might have on another person's life. 

In the book The Art of Life, author Sister Joan Chittister says, "What gets nourished within us can very well determine what we will become." I can still remember coming home from kindergarten with a finger painting of a clown, and the surprise and delight I felt when my mom got really excited over it. She told me I was going to be an artist one day. As one of nine kids, getting acknowledged with that much attention from my parents was rare. In fact, half of the time they couldn't call us by the right name without reciting the entire litany of sibling's names first. However, to this day, I truly believe it was this early seed of affirmation that put my foot on the path to becoming an artist.

"Every human act is an act of nourishment for someone." Mentors have another awesome gift for planting seeds. Theirs is a language of love. Be it a thought, an idea, a skill, or talent, a love, or a passion, it must be shared and passed on or it dies on the bud.

What mentors have had an impact in your life? There have been many in mine and I am so grateful to each and every one, for a part of them now lives in me.

Thanks for swinging by today. 

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  1. You captured a wonderful moment in this painting. Love your post. Very inspiring.

  2. Life is full of so many wonderful human moments, Cathy. I just wish I could paint them all. Thank you for your affirming comments.

  3. Such an intimate painting. I'll bet you are so glad you painted it. A wonderful remembrance.

  4. Thank you, Helen. Yes, I am glad I was able to capture this moment in paint. Family is such a blessing.