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Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday's Grace Notes

Friday's Grace Notes
Today is the first day of the rest of my life, ordering new art supplies (toys) for myself and my art students, morning glories saying "good morning, my new cute white little toaster oven, my good natured Sheltie wearing a 'cone' around his neck so that he won't chew on his paws... hey Panda "in all things give thanks", ... and dragonflies.
Celebrate the day!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday's Grace Notes

Thursday's Grace Notes
Reading the novel "The Soloist", trying to live a life of integrity so that I am an open book, the smell of a Ginger Lilly, playing Chopin on the piano deep into the night, having lunch with a friend, accepting my funky body "as is", and cornbread apple kuchen fresh out of my oven to share.
Celebrate the day!
www.asbellarts.com

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday's Grace Notes

Wednesday's Grace Notes
Drizzling rain and "barking frogs", encouraging a cute little toad to hop back outside, being strong enough to put the garbage out on the street, load my dishwasher and start a load of laundry, working on my current "Florida Horizons" landscape painting, organizing my laundry room, and knowing that I am never really alone.
Celebrate the day!
www.asbellarts.com

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday's Grace Notes

Monday's Grace Notes
Getting lost in a novel, birds singing "Marco!... Polo!", polka dots, Food Network's new show "Sweet Genius"... too funny!, the freedom to create, picking out a watch to wear, sleeping through the night and a banana pepper from my garden.
Celebrate the day!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday's Grace Notes

Sunday's Grace Notes
Going to church!, strangers becoming friends, friends becoming family, I found the lid to my rice steamer!  This is big!, a neighborhood open house, the wind rustling through the lemongrass, I stopped pleading, I stopped begging, and God is now giving me, manna from Heaven.
Celebrate the day!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday's Grace Notes

Saturday's Grace Notes
Spilling coffee on myself, again... hey in all things give thanks, right?, a full pantry and a stocked fridge, celebrating the success of others, playing and singing "The Piano Man" on of course the piano, being able to sit in normal chairs while I'm painting and... returning to myself.
Celebrate the day!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday's Grace Notes

Friday's Grace Notes
Ending the day reading on the back porch until it was too dark to see, "Her stories unfold like soft linen" a quote from "The Help", falling forward and taking risks, working out with weights while watching Joyce Meyer, being on the brink of happiness, strong enough to give myself a shower every day, and DRIVING!  When I am driving I am no longer disABLED but 'normal' just like everybody else.
Celebrate the day!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday's Grace Notes

Thursday's Grace Notes
Driving to Publix to go grocery shopping using the electric cart... first time in three long months!  Woohoo!, my neighbor Megan helping me unload the car, :) my new recording of "Killing Me Softly" with guitar and voice, meeting my new 16 year old art student, (we are going to have fun), waking up in the very early morning light with drizzly rain to enjoy quiet time and Bible study (what a great way to start the day), my friend Ralph cutting back our huge oak tree and lots of groceries to cook, create and share with people.  I love to cook!
Celebrate the day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Everyday Art

Everyday Art
It's always fun to "plate our food" but it's even more fun to "plate our plates". A simple mix of blue and white china and fresh herbs and flowers from the garden. The food? A humble Tuesday night dinner of meatloaf, roasted fingerling potatoes and Ceasar salad.
Celebrate the day!

Wednesday's Grace Notes

Wednesday's Grace Notes
The sound of silence, the sound of a pen dancing across a blank sheet of paper,setting a pretty table, $3000.00 antibiotics that work!, teaching my daughter in love piano, cookie dough ice cream,the color teal and getting the mail.
Celebrate the day!
www.asbellarts.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday's Grace Notes

Tuesday's Grace Notes
Pumpkins!  They just make me happy, my new cupcake watercolor note cards, interior design blogs and websites, asking God to make me what He wants me to be, "The Last Of The Mohican's"... love the music!, using my talents to help others when I can, and no longer needing home health care!!
Celebrate the day!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday's Grace Notes

Monday's Grace Notes
New opportunities sent my way, "fake it 'til you make it", the series "Chopped"... I'm hooked... love to cook, clipping coupons, getting over my sweet self, meeting new friends at a baby shower, and thinking good thoughts.
Celebrate the day!
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Special 30x40 Discount Painting

Sunday Special Discount Painting
"Celebration Palm"
30x40 on gallery wrapped canvas
Was $900.00
Now $300.00
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Sunday's Grace Notes

Sunday's Grace Notes
More singing engagements for piano, voice and guitar, finding hidden clothes in my closet that fit, reconnecting with my neighbors, cozy and overcast Sunday mornings, making up new recipes, and keeping a song in my heart.
Celebrate the day!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday's Grace Notes

Saturday's Grace Notes
"The best is yet to come", waking up to music and reading "The Help" in bed, teaching this morning's voice lesson and looking forward to a one hour art lesson this afternoon, brainstorming with friends to find creative solutions, working with hand and leg weights this morning, and the cooler weather.
Celebrate the day!

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Fall Watercolor Note Cards

Friday's Grace Notes

Friday's Grace Notes

 My new fall watercolor note cards,staying up late playing the piano, strong enough to change my own sheets, working out with hand and ankle weights, a banana pina colada smoothie, tweaking my home decor with what I have, the Nate Berkis Show, reorganizing my closet, "The housekeepers came! The housekeepers came!!!!" and waking up to music.
Celebrate the day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday's Grace Notes

Wednesday's Grace Notes
Going to the Mayo Clinic, $300.00, Going to Target, $50.00, going to Sierra Grill, $18.00, a scenic drive in Ponte Vedra Beach, $5.00, taking the dog to the groomers, $33.00, spending the day with my son and buddy Steve, priceless!
Celebrate the day!
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday's Grace Notes

Monday's Grace Notes
Envisioning Jesus running towards me like the rejoicing father running towards his prodigal son, iced coffee in the morning, getting my house organized one day at a time, Max Lucado's "Every Day Deserves A Chance", and going to the Mayo Clinic tomorrow.  I'm like a puppy dog that can't wait to go out go for a car ride with the window down, ears flapping in the wind!
Celebrate the day!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday's Grace Notes

Sunday's Grace Notes
Happy Sunday! Brewing coffee and dressing nice just for me, getting back to journaling again, calling my back patio "the second cup cafe", reading good books in bed, new "Winter Sunrise" painting, welcoming new neighbors and turning off the T.V., cranking up the music!
Celebrate the day!  I know that I will!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday's Grace Notes

Saturday's Grace Notes
The water sprinkler got "bumped" and now it waters part of my patio and potted herb garden... works for me!  Killing a scorpion with "Scrubbing Bubbles" bathroom cleaner... sucker didn't stand a chance, hanging out with my daughter Shannon on a Saturday afternoon, insurance covering my new $3000.00 antibiotic, making a rockin' salad for lunch, finding missing clothes in my closet only to discover that they're too big and my sister Michele and her generosity.
Celebrate the day!
www.asbellarts.com

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday's Grace Notes

Thursday's Grace Notes

Steve going to Publix for me and fixing me gourmet pizza for lunch, going to the bank, being accepted into VSA as a teacher for the disABLED... an honor, listening to Brazilian jazz, looking forward to some time with my daughter Shannon this weekend and wearing my new shoes.
Celebrate the day!
Nancy
www.asbellarts.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesday's Grace Notes

Wednesday's Grace Notes
Reading the book "The Help"... can't put it down, listening to George Winston, painting small pastels in my art studio, getting out of my wheelchair more often and sitting in regular chairs, a good glass of raspberry tea, going down a dress size, cooler weather.. yes!  and pumpkin spice candles.
Celebrate the day!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday's Grace Notes

Tuesday's Grace Notes
What a super day... it feels like Sunday!, choosing not to turn on the morning news and turning on music instead,  choosing to skip make up for the day, reaching out to friends, always tweaking my home decor, and being inspired by other artists.
Celebrate the day!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday's Grace Notes

Monday's Grace Notes
Donating 10% of all art profits to The Lupus Foundation Of Greater Florida... thanks art lovers!  Maybe with a cure I can stay out of hospitals...,  being too distracted by the multitudes of butterflies, hummingbirds and songbirds to do Bible study (a little A.D.D.), fiends fixing my mailbox and repairing my doorbell with a new one,  taking the time to send thank you notes, losing 10 pounds in the last three weeks  and brewing coffee just for me.
Celebrate the day!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Saturday's Grace Notes

Saturday's Grace Notes
Painting large canvases with adult art students,picking out jewelry for the day, talking to lifetime Friends on the phone on a Saturday afternoon, looking forward to going to church tomorrow and Bible study, ordering shoes through the mail and they actually fit!
Celebrate the day!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday's Grace Notes

Friday's Grace Notes
A loaded baked potato, the gift of the novel "The Help" from a close friend that owns a kindle and thought of me, my sister Michele shopping at Wal Mart for me, a weekend with scheduled art and voice lessons, finally getting my filing done, playing the piano late into the night, and my new sculpted piano box given with love from one of my oldest favorite piano students.
Celebrate the day!