February 7, 2013

* Mary finally talked to me ...

It's happened with this series of paintings before. Some of the women don't speak for a long time, and sometimes they say little. Others chatter the whole time I'm painting. This morning I've had some time in the studio. I was painting the hearts on her head dress, which she had asked for. Here's what I heard.

"The days grow short my child. Cherish each heart and hold it dear, for each heart is your heart. Another's heart is yours and your heart is another's. Hearts cradle dreams and nurture miracles. Hearts are the seat of the soul. Cherish each one as you would your own for it is yours, my child.  We are all connected. We are all one. Ponder this truth and allow it to be so." 

 That was worth waiting for!  We did some more work today, so here she is.

Thanks for coming on over.  I know it's a bit of a hike and I appreciate it. Sun feels good today though doesn't it?  Worth the trip for you if it's cold where you live.  Sangria is on the terrace if I'm not home.  Help yourself.

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with
whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along 
Napoleon Hill


  1. Hi Donna, so happy Mary spoke and what a lovely message. I love the new additions, the heart earrings and the head piece odornment.


  2. I couldn't think of a more befitting theme with your hearts for Valentines day coming up so soon. So glad she spoke to you! Beautiful!
    hugs Lynn

  3. Beautiful, Donna! I will try to pop over later for some sun and some Sangria, leave the key under the flower pot if you are not home! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Wow those words were certainly worth waiting for...just beautiful!!!!
    As to the "Startled Cow", the idea of the class is to paint what you see in your randomly created background, though I would quite happily have her in my garden lol :D XXX

  5. The painting is beautiful and the Sangria sounds marvelous. If you find some missing...that would be me.

  6. It's absolutely beautiful, Donna!

  7. This is lovely and compelling, right down to the sheep! I hope you make a journal for all the messages that accompany your work.. beautiful thoughts.