Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December Challenges - Days 9 and 10

Jamie and Shannon posted these prompts for Days 9 and 10:

Day 9     Share some favourite movies:

Since it is the Christmas season, I'll start with my 3 favourite Christmas ones:

One Magic Christmas
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (with Burl Ives)
It's a Wonderful Life

I'll be watching most of the other wones as well - it isn't Christmas with all those wonderful movies.

Some of my other favourite movies  (which I've watched several times!):
Mrs. Doubtfire
It Could Happen to You
When Harry Met Sally
Sleepless in Seattle
The Green Mile
The magnificent Seven
Some Like it Hot
Star Wars - original
Hunger Games

Day 10 Show and Tell

I've taken several courses this past year and here are three pieces I am proud of:


(first time I tried layering)

 (using India ink with watercolours)

Acrylic painting

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Kat has given us these prompts for Days 9 and 10:

Day 9   
Who inspired you in 2013? And why?
What gifts did they give you? And how will you carry these forward in to 2014?

It was the inspiration of Joanne who inspired me to retire. She was the sister of a dear friend and it was her death and funeral that made me realize time was so very precious and I needed to be doing what I really needed and wanted to do. Leaving teaching was one of the most difficult decisions I have made for a number of reasons, but it was Joanne's death and how she lived life that inspired me to re- evaluate what it was I wanted to do with my life.
As I head into 2014, I want to be more focused on using my skills and really go after my dreams.

Day 10
Meredith writes:

Living life on auto-pilot can feel disorienting and dull. How did you cultivate a life worth loving during 2013?

How can you turn off your auto-pilot button in 2014?

It was retiring that forced me to look at what I was and wasn't doing and to be more determined to fulfill my dreams.


Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing these with us!

Deborah Weber said...

Lovely to see pictures of your art.

Johanne said...

I particularly like the combination of ink and watercolor, the flowers look vibrant.

Sherry Smyth said...

Loving your art projects and the new things you are learning.

Jen said...

I am jealous of anyone who can create art. It always feels so clunky in my hands. Congratulations on taking those workshops and making that art!

Kat McNally said...

Joanne sounds like a very special person. Lovely to see that her legacy was not lost on you. x

Lynn said...

The art you shared is beautiful. Bright and vibrant. Love it. Thanks for sharing.