Sunday, November 25, 2012

In Spite Of

(New Painting "In spite of ")

In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, 
one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change,
 insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things and happy in small ways.

~Edith Wharton~

This is one of my favorite poems. It is so true. This painting is called "In spite of" The painting is kind of a portrait of my Uncle Timmy. He is pretty much a living example of living life.  He has traveled all over the world. Self made successful business man. He knows how to work hard and play hard. He lives his life to the fullest, always has. 

Uncle Timmy

Also finished my other painting

She said be gentle and true to yourself

Steve and I celebrated our 25th anniversary at the beach

That is Steve on top of the pole. (And Lulu waiting for him) He still has it in him.
I love this picture of him. 
It just shows his personality. Fearless.

The beach was fantastic. It is so wonderful when you feel like you have the beach all to yourself.

I hope everyone has been doing well. 

These are a few of my lovely finds at the beach

Forgive me for not being around for awhile.
Life has been a bit up and down right now. 
Dealing with a family illness as I said before is not always easy. We just have to learn to enjoy the time that we have with our loved ones. 
I have been getting back into my daily routine of meditating.
That always seems to help get through things.
I do recommend it to everyone.
It quiets my crazy mind.

I have to think about the things that I am most grateful for.

See you soon.


Margaret said...

I always enjoy seeing your lovely work.

Cynthia Hanna said...

I love both of the pieces you show in this post, but especially 'In Spite Of' - for both the art and the meaning behind it!

Netty said...

Loving both of your beautiful collaged projects. Thank you also for sharing the great photos. xx

Sharon Hughes said...

Uncle Timmy is so cute, looks just like Santa! What a good reminder the poem is.

Elisa Choi said...

what a beautiful tribute to your uncle. Love it! And congratulations on your anniversary with your husband. He is wonderful! Enjoy your vacation and I will keep your family member in prayers. Stay strong. God bless.

Gloria said...

Congrats on the 25th. Yay for you both. We will be having our 31st on Feb 14th. Love your piece and I think your uncle Timmy looks like a lot of fun. Great tribute to him. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

I've missed seeing your beautiful work. These two pieces are both wonderful. Congratulations on your 25th wedding anniversary! said...

I love your painting and the poem. Uncle timmy looks like a very happy soul. Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary, it looks like you had the perfect day

Nic McLean said...

I've missed seeing your beautiful art. Unlce Timmy looks like such a great character and your portrait of him is wonderfully whimsical. Happy anniversary - My and my Steve just celebrated our 7th anniversary ( & 2nd wedding anniversary) - we've got a ways to go to match you yet! How on earth did he get up on that pole - it looks really tall!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Happy, happy anniversary!!
I love the poem and work inspired by it!! What a wonderful tribute to your uncle. :)
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

Kristin said...

I'm so sorry you have been dealing with family illness. AND I'm so impressed by your 25 years! Congratulations, what a beautiful thing :)
AND I love your paintings as always, xo

kristin maynes said...

I LOVE the painting of Uncle Timmy. So beautiful, is it me or does he resemble Santa? ;) Your other painting is delightful also. Love your work! Happy PPF!

Sharon Evans said...

Wonderful work, love the 'uncle Timmy' one very much. Congrats on the wedding aniversary. Happy PPF

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this post so much, your portrait is amazing and what a wonderful tribute,

Deanna said...

What a wonderful tribute to your uncle. :)

Ginny said...

Heather your work is beautiful. The poem is so meaningful and I love the tribute to your uncle. Congratulations on your anniversary.
Your post was a powerful reminder of all the ups and downs of life. But in order to really live we have to experience them all. Thank you for sharing your work and thoughts today.

Anne Manda said...

Great paintings, love your original style! Awesome photographs, too!

carlarey said...

Love the portrait of your Uncle Timmy. He seems like the embodiment of that poem.

Congratulation on your anniversary, that's a milestone.

Lynn Cohen said...

Happy anniversary to you both! Wishing you 25 or more to come! Love all the art and photos!

denthe said...

That painting looks exactly like your uncle Timmy! Lovely work! and indeed a great poem!

Giggles said...

Immediately I saw your uncle was the inspiration before I read it! Very nice tribute!! Great collages!! Sending you love and light for the one who's ill!! Happy anniversary too!

Hugs Giggles

Aga Gasiniak said...

Dear Heather. Fantastic paintings. Uncle Timmy is lovely. Beautiful post and blog.

Karen Smithey said...

Looks like you had a wonderful and relaxing/rejuvenating time at the beach--I love the picture of your hubby standing atop the pole--classic shot!

Anonymous said...

As ever, I adore your work - your uncle looks like a really lovely bloke... and the picture is very uplifting... happy anniversary x