Images of Mums from Around the Globe

Artists, both painters and photographers, have always been fascinated with women as mothers, no matter what their culture. . We all have a mother, whether she was known or not and our relationship to our mother is complicated. Yet the love of a mother is fierce, protective, even when that love is not perfect. .…… Continue reading Images of Mums from Around the Globe

Leonardo Di Vinci Speaks

  Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. In time and with water, everything changes. The noblest pleasure is the joy of…… Continue reading Leonardo Di Vinci Speaks

Capturing The Wide-Eyed Wonder of Children

Inspire Me Monday with art that captures the wide-eyed wonder and innocence of children. It takes a special artist to paint not just the physical features of a child but their spirit as well because  I believe that the light of God shines brightly in the heart and face of a little person. ..................................................... top… Continue reading Capturing The Wide-Eyed Wonder of Children

Humourous Vintage Paintings of Mothers and Children

When I think of a typical painting  of mothers with their children which is a hundred years old or more, I think of idealized images where everyone has a sombre expression on their faces.  Well these painters had a sense of as humour  as they capture the moments when a mother is overwhelmed by her…… Continue reading Humourous Vintage Paintings of Mothers and Children

Wordless Wednesday: Jie-Wei Zhou’s Sensitive Portraits of Children

A few words are necessary today as I present Jie-Wei Zhou,  a master realist who was born in China in 1962. Even as a child, he took a sketchbook wherever he went. I am fascinated by Jie-Wei Zhou’s studies of children which depict little people with a sense of melancholy and pathos yet capturing their innocence and sense…… Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Jie-Wei Zhou’s Sensitive Portraits of Children

Inspire Me Monday- Crochet

 Share your creative projects with us! Fun while sitting in the passenger’s side of the car. I crochet, crochet, crochet soft, blue-baby blanket, sturdy,cotton dish towel, fluffy,cream and chocolate-brown afghan, heavy, warm, winter wedding shawls all using the same stitches in various combinations with different wool

“I’m Bored!”

When your kids announce that they are bored, how do you respond? Do you rush to fix this horrible state of affairs? Well boredom is not a disease that needs cured. All children need free time, even boring time, to discover who they are, what they are good at and what they enjoy. Provide them…… Continue reading “I’m Bored!”

Through the Eyes of a Father: The Poignant Art of Steve Hanks

Steve Hanks is a well-known American figure painter who was born into a military family in San Diego in 1949. Just as good writers write what they know, Steve paints what he lives. When his children were born, his work was filled the intimacy between infants and parents, the  joy of toddlers, and the wonder of youngsters discovering the…… Continue reading Through the Eyes of a Father: The Poignant Art of Steve Hanks

Wordless Wednesday: the Art of Mary Cassatt

Happy Wordless Wednesday, dear friends. I love art, good art so… although this is suppose to be a wordless post showcasing my personal photos, I am showcasing the art of Mary Cassatt. I love her paintings of mothers and children and I have used them often in my articles. So in celebration of her work:…… Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: the Art of Mary Cassatt

Inspire Me Monday- The Art of J Kirk Richards

Now it’s time to share your inspirations! You can participate in Inspire Me Monday in the following ways: 1) Share “What’s Inspiring You” by creating your own Inspire Me Monday post! You can include any creative challenges you’ve discovered – any books or quotes you love – any bloggers who have inspired you – anything…… Continue reading Inspire Me Monday- The Art of J Kirk Richards

Feast Your Eyes: More Art from Yun Yi

I could not resist sharing more of Yun Yi’s art. She has a new Facebook page,  Praise The Nature – Yun Yi’s Art’s album.. Just revel in this sampling of her art. Like my post? Please support me by clicking on the Mersi button

Family Creativity Birthed in Boredom

I learned that children need down time.  They need time just to be and relax, even time to be bored because that is when creativity and ingenuity are born.Surrounded by babies and toddlers, I was not free to entertain my children nor did we have enough money to keep them in an endless round of paid activities. At…… Continue reading Family Creativity Birthed in Boredom

I Think, I Feel, I Write

               think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! Dr. Seuss  I have often needed  help during my first year on the internet.  I barely understand 21st century technology. Other writers always answer my how toquestions.  More importantly, fellow bloggers comment on articles,…… Continue reading I Think, I Feel, I Write

Art that Speaks to Me

Daily Prompt: The Artist’s Eye Is there a painting or sculpture you’re drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience. (Or, if art doesn’t speak to you, tell us why.) I love paintings where the eyes have depth, emotions because they draw me in then engage me. It is almost as if a…… Continue reading Art that Speaks to Me

Brilliant: LIFE AND PHOTOS BY ANDY

I just discovered this photographer a couple of days ago through Busy Mind Thinking. Andy photographs everything from flower close-ups, nature scenes, architecture and  his family.Andy’s photos are works of art but come see for yourself at LIFE AND PHOTOS BY ANDY ABOUT I have always loved photography. I am new to the game, however I have…… Continue reading Brilliant: LIFE AND PHOTOS BY ANDY

Introducing a Talented Artist: Yun Yi

“It is my belief that art (not include practical art, such as design)          should not be a profession, but a hobby — a pure personal enjoyment.” Yun Yi Yun Yi’s studio, Mei Studio, is a private art studio that offers comprehensive art training and education for both young and adult students. The…… Continue reading Introducing a Talented Artist: Yun Yi

Starting Over: A Mother Who is Overcoming it All Through Her Blogs

At the beginning of 2012, I  started writing again after taking a 30  year sabbatical to raise nine children on a hobby farm. I closeted myself in a room to sit down and write and then I froze. Although I considered writing to be a solitary craft,  looking at a blank screen or talking into thin air…… Continue reading Starting Over: A Mother Who is Overcoming it All Through Her Blogs

Blogging Opens The Door To Writing

Actually I can hardly believe that I feel free  enough today to stand up and boldly yell, ” I love writing and I want to help others  start writing by encouraging them to blog.” It took me years to finally decide to start writing again. I had taken a 30 year sabbatical since leaving university…… Continue reading Blogging Opens The Door To Writing