Monday, November 24, 2014

Giving Thanks

"Backlit Jack." Oil on Canvas, 20 x 20 inches.

Hello everyone!

I have written at least four blog posts since my last one - unfortunately, they were all written in my head, not on my key board. I guess it's hard for you to read my thoughts, huh? Yeah. So here's one you can actually read. (hopefully)

Lots of upcoming shows! In East Nashville:

In Twentynine Palms, I will be part of the Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition. The opening reception is on Friday, December 5th, from 5 to 8 pm. I will also have a booth outside near the 29 Palms Inn on Saturday, December 6th from 10 to 4 and Sunday, December 7th from 10 to 3 pm. I hope you will come out to visit me if you are in the high desert! I will have new giclee reproductions for sale along with recent original paintings of desert animals. I am working on some smaller, affordable original works that would make really nice gifts for the holiday season.

The holidays can be a hectic time of year. I hope you will take a moment to list some things you are thankful for. Here is my list, in no particular order:
Things I am thankful for....
1. My husband, who tolerates my art obsession and still loves me.
2. My family, who know all of my shortcomings and still love me.
3. My friends. I really have some amazing people who call me a friend. Wow. I am lucky.
4. My dog. Pono - who drives me nuts but makes me laugh every single day.
5. Collectors of my art - you are the people who make it possible for me to keep painting, and I am so so grateful for you.
6. Appreciators of my art - even if you can't afford to buy my art, or you just don't have the space, I value your feedback and encouragement.
7. Gallery owners who show and help me sell my art. I am so thankful for your help.
8. My blog readers - you!!!
9. Desert critters. Of all sorts
10. A warm house
11. Hot tea
12. Good music.
13. Paint and brushes.
14. Warm slippers

My list could be a lot longer, but I think I got the important ones down. What is one thing you are thankful for this November? Leave a comment and let me know, because I do love to hear from you.

Happy Thanksgiving, my dears!!!


Patty said...

Grateful for you!!

Denny1600 said...

My list would look like yours: husband, family, friends, art. I would add: teachers (like you) who share and inspire.

Anonymous said...

oh Karine....we miss you and Pono
and your lovely husband.... and your wonderful art
happy thanksgiving from salida Colorado
your grateful neighbors!
Margie and Jim

Peter Russell said...

Nice Painting with Good information.

arts4all said...

Too old to surf in the cold ocean so I surf the web looking at art sites, following waves of inspiration as they curl and collapse, carrying me to the heights and sometimes into the troughs. Every click of the mouse is an adventure!

Thank you for your list of gratitudes - I have no husband which is fine by me!! And cats instead of a dog, and am grateful every day for so many things - too many, really, to list.

Best wishes for holiday cheer and happiness in 2015

Susan in Florida

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