If I had to choose one favorite from the images I crafted for World Watercolor Month 2022, I think this Spice Bush Swallowtail would be the one. I worked this one on my father’s birthday as I thought about him and all the gifts he gave me. “Faith,” the poem below by Ullie-Kaye seems an … Continue reading Seven Favorites from World Watercolor Month | Faith and Butterflies
The way you alchemize a soulless world into a sacred world is by treating everyone as if they are sacred, until the sacred in them remembers. –Sarah Durham Wilson
It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. […] Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me […]. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There … Continue reading Seven Favorites from World Watercolor Month | Lightly, Go Lightly
Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a heart that never loses faith in God The words are from a plaque given to all University employees [this week] by the chaplains to display in our offices–a daily reminder … Continue reading Seven Favorites from World Watercolor Month | Magnolias and Faith
In her devotional thought, which started this morning’s work session, my colleague, Dr. Sherine talked about the growth processes of a seed, reminding us about the possibilities in us and the beauty that comes through struggle. In ending that part of her discussion and driving the point of the metaphor [of a tiny, dry seed … Continue reading Seven Favorites from World Watercolor Month | Sunflowers, Of Course!
I heard many beautiful statements today. Interestingly, they all focused one way or another on compassion for others. My friend Lexi posted the quote below in her Instagram/Facebook stories today, and it aligned well with discussions in our work session. Kristen Corley’s wisdom in admonishing us to extend compassion to ourselves was the icing on … Continue reading Seven Favorites from World Watercolor Month | Variegated Fritillary [Butterfly] in Blue
The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. –The Emperor, Mulan Welcome to August, folks! The madness began for many of us in the academic world today, but that didn’t stop my friend Cy from challenging me to blog every day leading up to my blogiversary—which is in the … Continue reading Seven Favorites from World Watercolor Month | Rose
Whew! The end of a grueling week! We’ve also reached the end of our tour of the photo art collection I shared for World Watercolor Month. There is incredible truth in the quote paired with my 19th post (above): The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see. –Mary Davis Lately, I have been … Continue reading World Watercolor Month: 15-21
Here are the next seven photo edits for World Watercolor Month. Perfect shares for #WednesdayWisdom. 😉 [Click an image for a closer look].
Did you know July was/is World Watercolor Month? You can read all about it and its founder, Doodlewash, by clicking the links. I am not a watercolor artist, but as I was feeding my need for pretty on Instagram, I saw my friend Sheila’s Day 9 post for World Watercolor Month. I commented that I … Continue reading World Watercolor Month: 1-7