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A Show of Hands: Nourish

I try to eat whole, organic, non-GMO food whenever possible.  After all, I think that’s what Mother Nature intended.

“Nourish”–Colored Pencil

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A Show of Hands: I wanna hold your hand

My husband and I have been together for twenty years, and we still hold hands.  There’s just something comforting about feeling his big strong hand envelop my tiny fingers.  Holding his hand makes me feel safe, secure, and loved.

 

“I Wanna Hold Your Hand”–Colored Pencil

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A Show of Hands: Pull My Finger

I grew up with two younger brothers.  Enough said.

“Pull My Finger”–Colored Pencil

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A Show of Hands: Lead

When my dogs were puppies, their leashes served as training tools.  They also kept my pups under control as I led them through their obedience exercises.  Now that my dogs are adults, the leashes are a formality, a courtesy to other pedestrians and their dogs, and a safety measure.  My dogs still wear their leashes religiously when we walk, but I don’t really ‘lead’ them anymore.  We walk together as a family, or in my dogs’ eyes, as one big happy pack.

“Lead”–Graphite and Colored Pencil

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Just Keep Swimming

It’s day three of 2014 and I am a Resolution Dynamo.  I’ve painted, cleaned, filed, exercised, and eaten like a champ.  But it’s only day three.  What happens when I get tired or lazy?  What will become of my resolutions when I lose motivation, or fear sets in? Will I have enough willpower to keep me afloat? The ‘diving in’ part is easy, now I’ve just got to keep swimming.

“Just Keep Swimming”–Colored Pencil

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Go Fish

It’s a brand new year, and the best of intentions are dancing around in my head, just waiting for the opportunity to be cast aside in my rather large ‘resolution graveyard’.   Every year, I come up with grand resolutions that just never get resolved.  Two Thousand Thirteen was supposed to be the year for my inner artist to step forward.  And while I did take two small steps in the right direction, fear intervened, and I stalled out. 

In life, you can play the safe hand you’re dealt.  If you don’t like your cards, or you don’t have what you need, sometimes, you have to reach into that pile in the middle of the table and grab the unknown.  Go Fish.  You might pull out a bum card, or you might pull out a treasure, but if you don’t take a chance, you will stay exactly where you are today–stalled out.  I dream of selling my art to benefit the amazing turtle rehabilitation facilities here in Florida.  That is this year’s goal.  And as scary as it is for me, I am going to reach into that great big pile of unknown and take a chance.  If I don’t, I will be sitting here writing this exact same post in January of 2015.  I am moving forward and taking a risk.  I am going to Go Fish.  

“Go Fish”–Colored Pencil

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A Show of Hands: Snap

I’ve always thought of myself as an organizer and motivator with strong leadership skills.  Once, fifteen years ago, someone told me I was bossy—that I just snapped my fingers and expected people to jump. Those words were said in anger—one time—fifteen years ago—but they made me question who I was.   I know better than to let someone’s negative words define me, but still, those words have stayed with me.   I wish I could just snap my fingers and make them disappear.  I guess if I were truly bossy, I could.

“Snap”–Graphite and Colored Pencil

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A Show of Hands: Decorate

There are two camps when it comes to decorating for the holidays.  The ‘Equal Opportunity’ party insists on waiting until after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas.  The ’Christmas Junkies’ decorate as soon as possible in order to get the most out of their favorite holiday.  I am a Christmas Junkie.  I would start decorating for Christmas the day after Halloween if my husband would allow it.  Unfortunately, he is a member of the Equal Opportunity party, but we usually find a compromise that we can both live with.  This year, Thanksgiving falls late in the month of November.  That is a problem for Christmas Junkies.  After much negotiation, we agreed on the weekend before Thanksgiving as our time to decorate.  I guess love really can survive in a two-party family.

“Decorate”–Colored Pencil

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