May 30

Inspiration Results – May 30

Posted by lori . 10 Comments


Every Monday, I post a painting “inspiration.” Every Thursday, I post 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 comes from Kirsten of Peaceful dog…SEASHELLS.

Seashell Girl 3

I’ve been working on this painting for several weeks, and I’m still not done. I started it as I was entering a “slump.” I’m still a little slumpy, but working through it…I hope.

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…DEVIL’S FOOD COOKIE CAKES.

Devil's Food Cookie Cakes

I’m kind of being silly this week. These cookies really do make me happy, but they also make me disgusted with myself. They’re peddled as a fat-free cookie that’s good for you, but they’re not good for me because whenever I buy them, I eat every single cookie in one quick sitting. I know I should exercise self-control, but I can’t seem to do it with these. The only way I can control the compulsion to eat the entire box is to not buy them at all, but every once in a while, I get a box and just give in to the goodness.

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10 Responses to " Inspiration Results – May 30"

  • LOVE it! It’s simple. LOVE the polka dot dress. WOW to that cookie, is it really fat free? ENJOY! Golden Woofs, Sugar

  • Sue says:

    Love the painting.

    Cookies look scrummy. You could always buy them and send some to me, if that would help you not to feel guilty:) LOL

  • Daisy says:

    Completely understand eating too many ‘low fat’ things! Usually low fat but high in sugar.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  • Finn says:

    I can completely relate about the cookies. Girl Scout cookie time is now, and I have consumed a box of Samoas in one sitting. It’s disgusting. On another note, they aren’t in the house anymore, so I can’t be doing that again. 🙂 Have a good weekend.

  • houndstooth says:

    Oh, we can’t keep cookies in our house! That is just begging for trouble! Hubby can’t rest until the box is empty and I can never get a chance to eat any before he inhales them all!

    Your seashell girl is adorable! 🙂

  • I love the eyes on your girl, they’re striking. Mmm, glad we can’t get those cookies over here!

  • Nothing silly about cookie cakes making you happy – not at all! That’s what it’s about: finding pleasure in small things. 🙂

    I’m the same with delicious biscuits and cookies and stuff like that. I just eat and eat and eat. The trick is to enjoy it, but limit your exposure.

    Love the seashell picture! It’s calming with that particular blend of colours.

  • sue taylor says:

    Oh my don’t they look inviting, I’m just the same and figure if no one sees the pig out it doesn’t actually count LOL.

    Sue x

  • Penelope says:

    Some days, cookies and chocolate are a necessity!

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