I’ve decided to focus on the ‘Wow!’, ‘Far out!’, ‘Amazing!‘, ‘Gee willlikins winking!’, inspiring and heart-warming moments of the past week to kick start Mondays. Here are some of mine:
- Wow! It looks so alive!
Sculptured by Sayaka Ganz from recycled utensils! See more at http://www.sayakaganz.com/
- A heart-warming and encouraging comment from Lynda on my very first post:
”Helen, your lovely intro touches the heart! I feel sure that many will be uplifted and gain pleasure and joy from your paintings AND your words. I certainly look forward to returning to see what you have added and know that I shall be referring a few people who really need what you and your work can bring them. Onward and upward – from strength to strength – very best wishes with all your ventures”.
- A Steve Jobs quote in response to my first post, all the more meaningful as it was from my son Alex:
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”
- This thoughtful and eloquent comment from Shazzy on ‘The Moths are Loose’ post:
“It’s always intrigued me that whilst butterflies are considered beautiful moths are thought ugly. Someone may not think twice about a dead moth but shed a tear over the butterfly. The Bogong Moth painting surprised me by its beauty and vibrancy. We are all trying to circle our moons but sometimes our wings get singed with the ‘fakeness’. I feel for those moths tricked by electricity into death.”
- An explanation from my DO (pronounced ‘Doh!’ 🙂 ) of the phrase ‘Gee Willikins Winking’ which he uses frequently:
“think it came from the nursery rhyme “Wee Willie Winkie” which I got a fair bit of as a little boy and it must have been Dad I think that used the term “gee willinkins winking” as a gently curse as he never swore at home, or much at all in fact. ‘Dash’ and ‘Damn’ were punishable with a clip under the ear.”
- Finding this quote by Vincent Van Gogh:
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
These and other relatively small things collectively made my week. I’d really appreciate it if you leave a comment about one or more of your recent, uplifting moments for me and others to enjoy.
Tomorrow I’ll introduce you to my not so small painting ‘The Wattle Song’.
I hope you have a good day and are lucky enough not to feel like this:
“If each day is a gift I’d like to know where I can return Mondays” – Unknown
The horse explodes out of the wall with the greater part yet to catch up. Fits well with the race horse Black Caviar recording win No 23 over 1000m in record time on the weekend. The art and words do provide a Monday “wow” moment and I look forward to the story around “Wattle Song.”