Thursday, January 31, 2013
For Thursday, January 31st, 2013
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
JANUARY 31ST, 2013
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
48 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
The walkway to the Art Museum
INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART DAY
Inspire Your Heart With Art Day celebrates art and the effect it can have on your heart. Art is valued and appreciated for all sorts of reasons.
The last day of January is designated as a time to elevate the heart and soul through observing and/or creating works of art. Inspire Your Heart With Art Day gives us the opportunity to brighten up the middle of winter with art-related activities and events.
It is important that we are surrounded with art. With what we think beautiful. It is important to make art ourselves in whatever form we can express. Start today.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher
DS# 6 and family, my companions at the Art Museum
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
The pictures today are of a trip we made to the Art Museum last year. Having 2 sons that are artists and actually make their living with their talents means that I really can appreciate art. There are lots of things around my house that they have created. I'm even a want to be artist, as I enjoy decorative painting which is also known as Tole painting. At one time, I was able to paint things and sell them at craft shows but now I make a lot of things to give away instead.
After we went to the museum we drove along the lake shore and photographed some winter scenes which are a form of art in themselves. Nature often supplies us with some of the best art imaginable.
Give your heart a special treat today - have a great Thursday !
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
Along the shores of Lake Erie
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Art is Man's nature. Nature is god's art.
I am trying to count at least 3 things I'm thankful for each day and then in 1 year's time I'll have counted 1000 gifts.
I’ll be sharing them and giving thanks to God for these gifts each day,
231. for the beauty of a winter day
232. for artists every where that inspire
233. for nature and all its wonder
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU ALL !