Magic Moments-For today

for 911

For the moment I hope this watercolor sketch will do for today’s post. We each must use the time we are given in positive ways. And I can hope that even an activity like this can help ease the troubled world look toward the positive and the good. Later I may post more on inspiration. First though, there are things that must be done in the day to keep my promises to others. So for now a little sketch I painted while hosting at Hollister House Garden yesterday.

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The time was just about 3:06 when I received a message from my muse and knew I had to pick up the brush and let the paint sing.-thank you-

I will include 2 photos of the interior of the garden as well.

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Everywhere there are people creating beauty if we but open our hearts to it.

Angel in the dust

Holly Hall-magic moments- Friends and Creativity

We underestimate the incredible importance of friends. They make our lives. I am fortunate in having some wonderful friends through some of my associations. Without them i would be lost.

One, our Yoga instructor on Sunday ended practice with this quote:

“Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where :you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born in yourself and others. May you use the gifts you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.”

These thoughts, some beautiful grasses i saw along the road and some friends to share that with, along with the tiny hope that a very dear friend, now lost but who might still be somewhere out there, gave me enough motivation to paint-not much, but a little, for which i am grateful.

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