#38 - Painting

I entered two of my paintings in a contest.

I don't have a lot of high hopes of them winning, but I'm not totally convinced that they won't.

I thought I'd post them here for all to see. Please don't post and tell me you hate them. Just shake your head and move on. :D

If I do place in the contest, my painting(s) will be placed in an art show, and put up for sale. That would be so cool!

Now, all of you, go out and do something fun. If your dream is to be a painter, go for it. If it's writing, give it all you've got. Or, if you're like me and you can't decide what to do with yourself, try a little of everything.

And if you have no idea what might interest you, try something. Take an acting class. Buy a Wii. Becoming a video game master is something to be proud of, too. :D Throw some pottery. And if it doesn't turn out well, throw it at the wall. You might find it relieves a lot of stress. Try decorating your house. You might have a knack for it. Garden. Cook. Scrapbook. Get a book about finding your passion. Organize a play group. Or a book club. Or a hairbow-making or card-making group. Hike. Run. Jetski. Sit in the park and stare at the sky, contemplating the universe. Sit down with a piece of paper and brain dump on the page about anything and everything that comes to mind, whether it makes sense or not. Maybe you'll find something you want to do in the middle of the whole mess.

Sorry, I'm getting carried away, I think. Maybe I should have just said, "Wish me luck."


  1. Wow Jen, I knew you painted, but I didn't know you painted so well! Being able to draw is such a foreign concept to me, I can't even begin to grasp how to capture an object in my mind and bring it to life. I'm impressed! I especially love the first one. I would totally hang that up in my house. :)

  2. I just found your blog and love it.
    Look forward to reading more.
    I love it!!!! Thank you very much!

  3. I didn't know you painted! They're really great - I especially love all the colors in the first one.

    I feel so inspired by this post - too often, I don't try new things (or get started on things I can do, like write) because I'm such a perfectionist. Yeah, gotta stop that...

    Thanks for the push in the right direction!

  4. I love love love the umbrella one! Even though they are both good, I really like the umbrella colors.

  5. Jennifer, I didn't know you were an artist. I like our paintings. They are very good. Keep painting.

  6. Jen - I'm so impressed! I LOVE the one with the umbrella!

  7. You are awsome!! I wish I chould paint I can't even draw stick people. Good luck!!

  8. Thanks for all your kind words and encouragement everyone. :)


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