April 22, 2016

",,, Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair ....

Good morning my Lovelies.  How are you, and how is your day going.  The beginning of a weekend, so have a good one.

Today I thought I would share a painting which I did just before I left Mexico.  I called it " ... and She Wore Flowers in Her Hair".  Obviously on her way to "San Francisco" for 'the summer love in there', I had the song in mind when I painted her.   I am linking to Art Journal Journey, which has the theme of "For the Record", and also to Paint Party Friday, where you can enjoy a lovely sketch by Jill 
Holmes. 
 "... She Wore Flowers in Her Hair" ... oil on canvas by Donna Parker

I have actually used her on a journal page, however, my journals are still hiding in a box in storage, so I hope that will be forgiven this time.  

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Be well and enjoy life to the fullest.

“Spring dances with joy in every flower and in every bud letting us know that changes are beautiful and an inevitable law of life.”
` Debasish Mridha

April 19, 2016

Music Makes Me Happy ....

Good Morning my Lovelies.  Another beautiful day here on 'The Island'.  Hope your day is fantastic.

Music has always been a huge part of my life.  When I was very young, my Mama exposed me to all sorts of music, taking me to live musical plays, concerts, classical genres, dancing among others.  I was in heaven.  Studying piano, singing, traveling with concert choirs, singing in small groups has allowed me a real appreciation for the workings and effort of creating and producing musical productions of any kind. As far back as I can remember I have always, ALWAYS, been drawn to music in any genre, well ... except perhaps rapp.  Just can't seem to get a handle on it.  To me, life without music would be an empty void.

I whipped up this journal page with supplies from the lovely Yvonne who so magically appeared at my door bearing creative gifts when I had no supplies yet unpacked.  (Still unpacking!!)  I'm linking to Art Journal Journey, where the theme this month is all about music.  What could be better.


Do hope you are enjoying the moment and having a wonderful day.  Thanks so much for dropping by.  

“Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!”
-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

April 18, 2016

Girls just 'wanna

have fun!  Hello my Lovelies.  Nice to see you here.  

I must say, I'm becoming very frustrated not having my studio and supplies set up.  I've decided to make a concerted effort this week to do something about that.  Oddly enough, it's difficult to get help here -- everyone is working -- things are booming, and I'm honestly quite surprised by it all.  Consequently, I'm trying to find someone to help me move boxes etc.   So far, no luck.  I'll keep looking.

The theme at Art Journal Journey is "For the Record" - Inspired by a song.  I'm still working with the wonderful supplies people gifted me until I get set up which is keeping me sane.  Linking the following page to AJJ.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hoping all is well with you and you are enjoying each moment of life as it presents itself.


Life is won when you learn to run in the Sun and have Fun before Life is done.



April 16, 2016

Almost .....

complete! .... the shed I mean.  Hello my Lovelies.  My apologies for not being around to visit your wonderful blogs.  I've been rather ill and even blogging seems to be an effort.  Hope all is well with you.

The shed is almost complete.  






Just feast your eyes on all those beautiful shelves.  What a gift to have all this space so conveniently close to me!  Can't wait to have it organized.

Thanks for dropping by.  I'll try and get around for a visit soon.  Enjoy the moment.  

“When you find yourself in the thickness of pursuing a goal or dream, stop only to rest. Momentum builds success.”
~ Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem