January 24

Inspiration Results – January 24

Posted by lori . 10 Comments


Something new I’m doing in 2013…Inspiration Mondays and Results Thursdays. Every Monday, I’ll post a painting “inspiration” and then on Thursdays, I’ll post how I’m interpreting that inspiration. I think this will be a fun exercise for me and keep me painting. It will also allow me to discover and share my “process.”

This week’s inspiration came from a list of ideas I wrote down during my Artist Date at Down To Earth. I wrote down “day of the week.” To pick the day of the week, I wrote the days on slips of paper and drew one from a jar. The winner was TUESDAY. That made me think of the rhyme…

Monday’s child is fair of face,

Tuesday’s child is full of grace,

Wednesday’s child is full of woe,

Thursday’s child has far to go,

Friday’s child is loving and giving,

Saturday’s child works hard for a living,

But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day

Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

So this is my Tuesday child…

Tuesday Girl

I didn’t get very far.

How to be HAPPY!


Every Thursday, I’m participating in How to be HAPPY! a weekly challenge from Jay of The Depp Effect. It’s easy to participate…

Take a picture and write about one thing that makes you happy in some small way. Then, head on over to The Depp Effect and link your post.


I love the beauty and intricacy of matryoshka dolls. My collection is actually my daughter’s collection, but I’m watching them until she tells me I have to give them back.

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10 Responses to " Inspiration Results – January 24"

  • From someone who can barely draw a stick man . . . I am amazed with what you were able to do with your painting. It is a skill I wish I had.

    This morning my kettle is making me happy:)

    Can’t wait to see next week’s creation!

  • Sue says:

    Love the painting.

    My Polly is making me happy, as she does every day:) Also getting to go over to my dad’s, which I’ve not done for 11 days, due to the bad weather.

  • Patty says:

    I am a Tuesday’s child, but I am not full of grace. LOL

  • You are coming along well with your Tuesday’s child.
    How cute is that dog – I defy anyone not to smile at that picture!
    Beautiful doll, such intricate work.
    Lynne x

  • Urban Hounds says:

    Lovely picture

    urban hounds

  • Now, why didn’t you get very far with your Tuesday’s Child? Didn’t you like the way she was going? I’m interested, since I’m now challenging myself artistically too, and I’m new to the process.

    Thanks so much for joining in with How to be HAPPY! Don’t forget to go and put your link into the Mr Linky Magical Widget!

    • lori says:

      You noticed that I didn’t get very far…that’s because I was cruising in Caribbean. We left on the previous Saturday, so I scheduled my posts to publish while I was away. I ran out of time.

      Whether I liked how she was going…that is one of the most challenging things for me. When I paint these little girls, they have to feel “right” to me, but I try to not over-think whether I like them or not. One thing I’ve learned in the short time I’ve been painting them…sometimes I don’t particularly like a girl, and she’ll be everyone’s favorite. I’m trying to just paint them and withhold my judgment…very hard to do.

  • She’s already beautiful!

  • houndstooth says:

    I’m a Tuesday’s child! Good pick! 🙂

    I’ve always loved those nesting dolls, and I remember begging for them as a kid, but I didn’t own any until I grew up!

  • Fern Reed says:

    My Grand-Mother use to say that poem to me when I was a child!! Loved seeing it again!!! I wish I could write let alone draw — paint!!! Arthritis!!!!
    You are very good!!!

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