Day 60 – Learning to Pace Myself

I am stuffing two separate envelopes with letters today.  One for my mom and one for Theresa’s mom.  I am including a painting in each one.  The paintings are from my favorite new emerging artist….Darwin Blue (my son who is not quite 2).  He made a few paintings at an art class the other day.  My wife brought them home.  And today she thought it would be a good idea to send one out to each of our moms.  I know they will get a kick out of these.  They will also like to hear what Darwin has been up to.  Letters make great gifts.  Especially since they are so rare nowadays.  Letters with grandkid art have to be even better.  This project is 60 days old….only 305 more days to go.  I am learning to pace myself on the gifts….the paintings are tough to finish sometimes.  I am running low on supplies…I am going to have to figure out a solution for that problem soon.  But for now…I am just going to keep doing my best.  Keep giving with clear intention.  And live my art and dream to the fullest.

I had a tough time coming up with just what to paint for this one.  I thought about recreating Darwin’s paintings but that seems like cheating a little…and plagiarism!  Lol.  If I were to redo this maybe I would take some time and paint Darwin.  In order to pace myself though I am choosing not to rework this idea and just move on to the next one.  I am behind on paintings by 2 days….so I need to get crankin.  Take care.


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5 Responses to Day 60 – Learning to Pace Myself

  1. Anonymous says:

    nice, I can’t wait to get my painting in the mail!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love you! And number 60 means you are 1/6th DONE!!!!! Best husband ever.

  3. Linda Garrity says:

    Darwin Blue, who is not quite two (makes me think of some Dr. Seuss book!), is quite the lucky boy to have a dad like you who “respects his art” enough not to plagiarize and a mom who suggests to send it on to grace the grandmas’ fridge.
    Yes, very true, it’s such a joy to get an actual handwrittin letter in the mail these days. I can’t wait for my own grandkid art!

  4. "John Henry" says:

    I “adopted” this painting for a friend who burned for the first time last year, but could not make it this year as she has moved to the high Lassen Valley to be a veggie growing camo wearing bumpkin with her dog in the solitary and now smoky woods. Before she moved away she requested everyone’s addresses so she could write letters, “the old fashioned way” as she wouldn’t have internet out in the scrub brush out yonder.
    I have failed as a letter writing friend and have not yet responded to her multi color letters of smile inducing narrative 🙂 bringing me back to highschool. I have a feeling this lovely painting and a letter of my own will make up for my folly, and tickle her happy with something lovely and rich to put on her wall. Thanks Darwin and family!!

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