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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

* Love yourself FIRST ....

The beginning of a new painting.  Completely surprised by it.  It's night.  There is a full moon.  She's in the forest holding a lamb.  There is a bird in the tree.  Is she contemplating life?  Does the lamb she is holding symbolize her own soul?  Who knows.  All I know is the what she told me today.  "If you don't love yourself first - if you don't put your own needs first and make yourself happy - live your best life, fulfill your own needs, use all your gifts and fulfill your own passion, you are no good to any one else.  You are no good to anyone else in that you are miserable.  You have not yet achieved our hearts desire and until that is complete you are unable to give yourself to others without resentment."  More later, I am sure.

Here is the first block in.  A long way to go yet.  Large canvas ... 30" X 40".  I'm working in acrylics - still a learning curve for me as I'm used to working in oil.  Believe me, in this high dry climate, the paint nearly evaporates before you get it on your pallet.  Amazing how challenging it is to keep some wet paint for immediate use.



Thanks so much for dropping in.  Take care and make yourself a wonderful day.  xxoo Donna

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.”
- Barbara De Angelis 

14 comments:

SooZeQue said...

Every thing you've said is so true, but sadly we women rarely put ourselves first. Never seems to be anytime for that that! I can already tell this painting is gonna be beautiful - love the little lamb and the even the eeriness of the bird in the moonlight. Add some medium to those acrylics should make it easier - I know what you mean on drying quickly - I can't imagine that on a scale of 30x40!

Katie said...

Donna, you're my hero! Love her. Love you! Paint on lady!

Nancy Lynn said...

Very nice painting so far Donna. look forward to seeing your progress as you work with it. Hope you have a great day.

Nancy said...

Loving the lamb.. A gentle thought and message. Would not have thought about climate and the effect on materials. Keeps you on your toes I'm sure.

craftattack said...

Wonderful painting, and what you wrote is very true. Looking forward to seeing the picture develop! Hugs, Valerie

Desiree said...

Love the colors and the words! Happy to have found you, soulsister!

Yvonne said...

This is another beauty, Donna!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I love your beginnings of your painting donna and your words are so true!!!!!!!

Carolyn said...

How true, how true, Donna. I'm sure you miss your company but now you'll have a little more time to do what you love -- painting.

I believe your signature for the latest paintings is the eyes. When they go up in a gallery people will say, "That's a painting by Donna Parker. Just look at the eyes and paint colors."

I like the lamb and hand on this one!

Hugs,
Carolyn

Tiffiny Jackson said...

Wow - my life lesson in one painting!

Salma's Visual Notes said...

xxo...thinking of you!

Aimeslee said...

Oh wow, even if it's only a block in, looks great to me! I hate our humidity on the upper Texas coast, but I guess it does have its advantages. xoxo

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wise words my lovely and so true ! She's looking good and the lamb ...I just adore him, looking forward to the revelation !

Marie

Gerri Herbst said...

So very true....Love the beginning of this painting. Cant wait to see your progress and then final result. You know how much I adore your woman figures! t/c, gerri