March 28

Inspiration Results – March 28

Posted by lori . 13 Comments


Every Monday, I’m posting a painting “inspiration.” Every Thursday, I’m posting how I interpreted the inspiration. I decided to do this to keep myself painting, to strengthen how I go from an idea to a painting, and to give myself permission to play and try new things. For the next several weeks, I’m taking my inspiration from the great ideas you sent me.

This week’s inspiration is from my friend, Susan…NATURE, THE WOODS, TRILLIUM. Here’s the girl that came out of that inspiration…

Trillium Girl

Obviously, this isn’t finished. I consider this a painting in the “middle” of my painting process. It’s the time when I start to change things I don’t like. For instance, I didn’t like her mouth, and I originally gave her a red top and then…didn’t like it. When I get to this point, I really like to stop because I lose the ability to see the painting as a whole. If I take a break and come back to it, I can see things with a fresh perspective.

How to be HAPPY!


Every Thursday, Jay of The Depp Effect, posts something that makes her happy, and I’m playing along. She encourages us to look around and notice the things that make us happy. I enjoy this challenge because it makes me consider the things that make me happy, but are easily overlooked. It’s a wonderful exercise in attention and gratitude. Please grab the badge and join in.

Here’s something that makes me happy…PEOPLE PULLING TOGETHER.

Mr. T Fundraiser

One of the many things I love about reading blogs and social media is making new friends and hearing about what’s close to their hearts. Sometimes, what’s close to their heart strikes a chord in my own. Whether it’s casting a vote, signing a petition, spreading the word or chipping in a little cash, it’s encouraging to see what pitching in and pulling together can do.

The story of Mr. T touched my heart recently.

Badge of Ancestry

Here’s something fun! Every week, over at Kirbys Dawg Blog, Leah does a post called Ancient Beginnings where she tells you about the history of different dog breeds. You can submit the breed you’d like her to research and she randomly selects from the comments. This week, we were picked…Greyhounds!

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13 Responses to " Inspiration Results – March 28"

  • I agree with you about the reading of other’s blogs, thats also why I loveit! I think this picture will be right up there with being top-notch cuteness when it is finnished! Thanks for the shout-out Lori!
    Leah and kirby

  • Sue says:

    Loving the painting.

    Will be checking out those blogs, as it’s nice to get to know other doggy people:)

  • FInn says:

    I really like your painting in progress! I like her as a blonde for sure!

  • Woof! Woof! The flower background remind us of Hi, plumeria. We know Kirby and read their previous posts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  • Love the painting. It is true, we can use social media to do good! Have a great day.

  • Urban Hounds says:

    Ive always thought the ancient origins of greyhounds are so interesting. I love seeing their likeness on the ancient tablets

    urban hounds

  • That painting is going to be great, I love it. I love the idea of people pulling together.

  • Madi and Mom says:

    Your artist skills are amazing. I cannot draw a straight line with a ruler. By chance do you ever watch the tv shows (on Public TV here) by Gary Spatez (spelling might be off a tad). Anyway he works in watercolors…which I was not a fan of until I found his show. Currently the series is on his travels taking gorgeous photos which he turns in to amazing watercolors.

    Happy Easter to you all.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  • houndstooth says:

    I missed that she had Greyhounds this week! I’ll have to go back and find that one!

  • Your little girl is just gonna be perfect like your udders when you is finished. I think it is very beneficial to stop and think and come back laters.

    It’s funny cuz sometimes I just likes to read udder blogs instead of doin’ a post on my own…I gets writer’s block you knows. But it always fills my heart to sees so many pullin’ togedders fur a good cause or to help anudder in need. I nevers realized da love dat flows from blogs.


  • Hi Lori – thanks so much for the link to Mr T’s story. It’s touched so very many people and the love that has flowed towards him and the money that has been donated in such a short time has helped to restore my faith in people. The fact that one human being can do such a thing, against the hundreds who have poured their hearts into his recovery… and it’s remarkable. I have been truly moved.

    Mr T himself is doing so well! We are all really pleased with his progress – hopefully his surgical team at the AHT will be, too, when he goes back in a few weeks for his check-up!

    Your girl this week reminds me of my mother, which is fitting because it would have been her birthday yesterday. She loved hardy tradescantia, which has very similar flowers to trillium. I’m the same as you, by the way. Once I get to altering something past a certain point, I have to leave it and come back. It’s the best way to ‘see’ it properly, isn’t it?

  • Penelope says:

    Love the girl and I LOVE the shadow glazing!

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