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Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday"s Grace Notes

Monday"s Grace Notes
"I once was lost but now I'm found" can apply to a periwinkle blue new jacket, having a selection of coffees to brew in the morning, eating responsably,  painting Florida Horizons series, It's Halloween!,  my home health nurse, and  a busy day ahead of me.
Celebrate the day!
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday's Grace Notes

Sunday's Grace Notes
Painting commissioned pet portraits, hanging out with my daughter on a Saturday afternoon just watching TV and talking, Halloween costumes, Joel Osteen, reading magazines on the couch, giving my well behaved dog a chewy, a new periwinkle blue jacket and kids on bikes.
Celebrate the day!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday's Grace Notes

Saturday's Grace Notes
Left brain, right brain...  I can't decide, asking "how are you?" and really listening to the answer, mindfulness, the pressure of  commissioned paintings due this week... a good 'problem' to have, heavy rains to sleep to, making an "ignore list", pushing "spellcheck" and having nothing to correct, my new table on the back lanai, and popcorn with spicy curry and garlic.
Celebrate the day!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday's Grace Notes

Friday's Grace Notes
Taking a shower in the morning, a new supply of bottled water, "my joy is like a bubbling brook", watching TV w/ others, being responsible for my own potential, and being healthy enough to clean my own house.
Celebrate the day!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Commissioned Nursury Art by Nancy Asbell

Commissioned Nursury Art by Nancy Asbell

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Thursday's Grace Notes

Thursday's Grace Notes
God's mercy is new every morning... isn't that cool?, waiting............, holding newborn babies, Hanna's 90 calorie Poppins cereal, breaking up the routine, another beautiful Florida morning, "goody boxes", the ability to market my business on the Internet, and the huge Florida live oak tree in my front yard.
Celebrate the day!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday's Grace Notes

Wednesday's Grace Notes
Going to St Augustine and time with my super sis Michele and her Fab Five Kids, my new black leggings, sleeping through the night, painting graphic art color wheel studies with my art student, living in the United States where the garbage truck comes and takes it away... it's a blessing just like our dishwashers, kids and Halloween, and a steady stream of "Art Patrons" taking the time to come out to my studio, become new friends and purchase/order my art
Celebrate the day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday's Grace Notes

Tuesday's Grace Notes
Trying to live out my full potential (man, this is exhausting!),chocolate protein powder, bad dreams that you can wake up from, pots of flowering mums, my son taking my dog to the vet, 15... yes 15... new books from the library and the friend that brings them to me :) the cooler side of the bed and the show "Mad Hungry" on the Hallmark Channel.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday's Grace Notes

Monday's Grace Notes
Getting up on the right side of the bed, dried cranberries with my cereal, blueberry creme coffee... different but good, playing with markers, another new art student today, greeting the day, neck roll pillows, discovering that I've gained weight and taking responsibility for it, Halloween decorations and a re-arranged back porch.
Celebrate the day!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday's Grace Notes

Sunday's Grace Notes
Sunday sale circulars and laid back mornings, going down to the park 40 minutes away in my wheelchair to watch the ducks, egrets and happy families, gulf coast + east coast = one beautiful Florida sky, expressing myself through clothes, playing Bach's "Preludio", and finding myself thinking "I am so incredibly happy!"
Celebrate the day!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday"s Grace Notes

Saturday"s Grace Notes
Godiva Coffee first thing in the morning, my new vanilla flame less candles," driving myself" in my powered wheelchair down to have Chinese food and hitting the neighborhood garage sales, teaching Saturday morning voice lessons, reminding myself, yet again, "it's NOT all about me" and "get over my sweet self", meeting new neighbors  and listening to great music on Pandora Radio.
Celebrate the day!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday's Grace Notes

Friday's Grace Notes
Porcelain roosters, changing light bulbs, leftovers, being strong enough to sit AND get up from the couch,  reading the Oprah magazine, my new camera... Yay!, finding old music CD's, a comfortable pair of jeans, wearing brown and orange,  and scrambled eggs w/ fresh spinach, red onions, garlic, w/ toast of whole grain bread.
Celebrate the day!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday's Grace Notes

Thursday's Grace Notes
Coffee with friends, homemade pumpkin muffins, brainstorming, the colors mustard and teal, dogs playing w/ dogs, cooking for others, going from "what if?" to "why not?", and clean crisp sheets.
Celebrate the day!
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday's Grace Notes

Wednesday's Grace Notes
Grits and eggs to start the day, ordering online @ kmart.com and having items shipped to me the very same day, trying not to be so hard on myself, more new piano and art students, "celebrating" three years this month of living my life from a powered wheelchair and being alive to enjoy it, choosing joy and... cooler weather!
Celebrate the day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday's Grace Notes

Tuesday's Grace Notes
The smell of rain and clouds rolling in, a day planned for painting and wearing my hot pink and purple  painting clothes with navy blue Keds,  making Mexican espresso brownies, my Food Network pink and white thermal coffee "mug", designing my life, and being owned by God.
Celebrate the day!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday's Grace Notes

Monday's Grace Notes
A freshly vacuumed carpet, decorating on the cheap, no matter how "bad" life may get the birds still continue to sing, needing help then figuring how to do it myself, becoming an addicted reader of novels and not just self improvement books... although those are cool too, creating my new "Giving Room", connecting with people, and rolling around my neighborhood in my powered wheelchair,
Celebrate the day!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday"s Grace Notes

Sunday's Grace Notes
Cornmeal pancakes with fresh caramel apples, one creative act leading into another, de-cluttering... if it doesn't give me pleasure then "bye bye", creating several "bliss stations" in my home, turning a large electric outside lamp into a candelabra  for the back porch, talking to my sister Bonnie on the phone and the season of fall.... perfect to nest, cook, read, plan...
Celebrate the day!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday's Grace Notes

Saturday's Grace Notes
Learning to edit myself, "nothing ventured nothing gained", a bright orange begonia in a large blue and white porcelain bowl, cinnamon scented pine cones, being one of a kind, reading happy feel good books, and spaghetti squash.
Celebrate the day!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday's Grace Notes

Friday's Grace Notes
Every day being a Friday!, reading outside until the failing light and singing crickets tell me it's time to go inside, cinnamon broomsticks, a grocery basket full of fresh produce, the new show "The Chew"... fun, having my own home to truly live in, every room being a 'living room' w/ fresh flowers, cuttings or plants, surrounding myself with beauty and my new 12 year old voice student... you should hear her sing "Pocahontas"! Love my job.
Celebrate the day!

Palm Silhouette

Sunset Pastel

Friday's Grace Notes

Tuesday's Grace Notes
Every day being a Friday!, reading outside until the failing light and singing crickets tell me it's time to go inside, cinnamon broomsticks, a grocery basket full of fresh produce, the new show "The Chew"... fun, having my own home to truly live in, every room being a 'living room' w/ fresh flowers, cuttings or plants, surrounding myself with beauty and my new 12 year old voice student... you should hear her sing "Pocahontas"!  Love my job.
Celebrate the day!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pet Portraits Anyone?

Pet Portraits Anyone?
Great for the holidays

Up Thoughts

Up Thoughts
Repeat after me " Good things happen to me all the time".  Don't believe it?  The say it aloud again.
Celebrate the day!

Thursday's Grace Notes

Thursday's Grace Notes
Having my lawn mowed, being my own "boss"... love self-employment, yummy pumpkin muffins... thanks Karen!, using the DVR, creating happy spaces in my house, a big vase full of paint brushes and decorative bowls filled with pastels.
Celebrate the day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday's Grace Notes

Tuesday's Grace Notes
Going to the Mayo Clinic today and meeting my new rheumatologist
 being told "Your kidneys failed and completely shut down and now months later they are completely normal.  There is no medical reasoning in that.  It's the grace of God and your positive attitude".  Go figure. So, do YOU believe in God?  Give it a try.  What do you have to lose... or gain?
Celebrate the day!  And your life!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday's Grace Notes

Monday's Grace Notes
Talking to my daughter on the phone, hurting my foot but not breaking it, "living large" and I don't mean my dress size, artists supporting other artists... there is always enough to go around, finishing my "Rainbow Palms" painting, cuddly buggly doggies, my art studio, AKA "toy room, The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and buying shoes on line.
Celebrate the day!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday's Grace Notes

Sunday's Grace Notes
OH MY GOSH! Yes I know my caps were on... last night my son, daughter in love and I went to the Jacksonville Symphony!  The Heavens opened up and the angels took me away, new adventures, smiling so much your face hurts, being taken to church, new shows, new workshops, painting and playing music for an audience of One, and breezy Sundays.
Celebrate the day!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

"Three Amigos" 30x40 Acrylic Painting available in studio.

"TCP 17th Hole Acrylic Painting. 12x12 Available

Big and beautiful "Washington Oaks Beach" 36x48 Acrylic painting. Available!

Big

Happy Halloween! Pastel Cat 8x10 Pastel Painting on Paper. Available.

"Pastel Angel" Pastel Painting on Paper. 22x28 Available

"Palm Coasting From A Kayak" 30x40 acrylic painting.

Saturday's Grace Notes

Saturday's Grace Notes
A worn Bible being even better than a worn pair of jeans,  a morning omelet with fresh asparagus, cilantro, onions, garlic, cheese and bacon on the side,  sleeping in... and waking up,  the wind blowing through the trees,  and Vanilla Fields perfume.
Celebrate the day!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Up Thoughts "Fake it 'til you make it!"

Repeat after me, "I love my life."  Speak it and believe several times a day.  You are what you think.
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Friday's Grace Notes

Friday's Grace Notes
Always having music in my head... never quiet, not needing xxx in my coffee, having a well balanced life, "man up", no longer needing 3 naps a day, heavy drenching rains to sleep through, becoming a better artist from enjoying the works of others, and a hot biscuit for breakfast.
Celebrate the day!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thursday's Grace Notes

Thursday's Grace Notes
Choosing to be happy every exquisite hour of my day, playing the guitar and piano with dried paint on my fingers,having the courage to blow my own horn and market myself, God giving me two ears and only one mouth, putting pumpkin spice seasoning into my coffee grounds and pretty scarves.
Celebrate the day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Instruments Of Peace" 30x40 mixed media collage.

"Blue Heron" acrylic painting

Wednesday's Grace Notes

Wednesday's Grace Notes
Waking up in the morning and immediately saying aloud "I love my life" before any negative thoughts have a chance to register, new mum and sweet basil plants, cooking for others (she's back...), giving gifts, making do and making it better, a banana mandarin orange smoothie, and wearing the color orange.
Celebrate the day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"Sea Turtle" 6x6 small acrylic painting

"Dreaming Of Venice" 36x36 acrylic

Tuesday's Grace Notes

Tuesday's Grace Notes
Time with Steve for a day at the Mayo Clinic, a monarch chrysalis on my dining room table for me and my students to enjoy, simple "pigs in a blanket" and baked beans for dinner, a  field trip to a garden center, being with people, the other side of the pillow and tomorrow being another day....
Celebrate it!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday's Grace Notes

Monday's Grace Notes
As far as I know nobody ever died from a basket full of dirty laundry, painting "Florida Horizons", skipping the good stuff and going for a really good cup of coffee, my Monday art and piano lessons, coupons, new make up, cooler weather = longer sleeves = covering up my Lupus wounds and scars, God answering prayers when I even forgot to ask, and celebrating the day!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday's Grace Notes

Sunday's Grace Notes
Waiting on God so He can show me how strong I really am, be bopping down to CVS and Publix in my powered wheel chair, being overwhelmed by the love and support of my neighbors,fresh veggies; squash, asparagus, onions, mushrooms, garlic and rosemary to make a tortellini soup, playing guitar on the back patio on one of the most beautiful mornings of fall ever, and writing Grace Notes at 9:15 at night.
Celebrate the day!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday's Grace Notes

Saturday's Grace Notes
Cooler weather, doodling with colored pencils, our huge eight year old Live Oak tree, my now organized kitchen utensil drawers, a Cannon Lillie about to bloom and Saturday mornings.
Celebrate the day!