Why do I give my art as GIFTS? Because I think that everybody could use a few more Pictures of Hope in their lives! This month’s giveaway is a July Calendar for your desktop that includes my most recent painting called “Endurance.” Here is is drying on the easel in my studio today while the […]
My most recent “Endurance Story” happened in Charleston, SC. In the middle of a sun-baked park. Surrounded by several years of my artwork. Protected only by a 10″ x 10″ tent. For an endless string of 17 straight days. By the end of DAY ONE — all I could think was… “How did this ever […]
A common denominator between gardening, mercy, and love What is Timeless? I asked a group of friends to look at my newest painting so they could help me come up with a title for it. I wanted the name to convey a character trait they admire. And with Mothers’ Day on the horizon, I suggested […]
When at a loss for what to do… 1. Do what you know HOW to DO. 2. Remember what you KNOW to be TRUE. 3. Find something NEW for YOU. I like to explore ALL my options. So much so, that it has become a joke in our family. If you want something researched like a […]
“Expecting” is one of many paintings I created during the summer of 2016. But this one was special. I painted it with a friend in mind. A friend who was expecting. Expecting. Hoping. Dreaming. But with a heart that was understandably guarded. A heart that had been on this same course before, but disappointed many times.
Friendships are like flowers. Bouquets. Annuals. Perennials. Each serving their own purpose.
Each worthy of gratitude.
It’s been my fortunate experience to learn that most people want to be heard. All they usually need is the slightest nudge. A nudge that can be as simple as asking a follow-up question to something they have already offered up to you.
The creative spirit within me loves to have something new to look at. Here’s a free and simple way to freshen up your desk for the new month. Clean off workspace (Be ruthless in throwing things away.) Clean off computer desktop (This is more complicated. My quick & easy “system” is to drag everything into one folder called “desktop […]
If you look closely, there’s a new and beautiful surprise every day. I love SPRING! Enjoy this free calendar on your computer desktop when you are stuck inside with work — or April Showers.Take a few moments each day to watch SPRING unfold. Listen. Smell. Look really, really closely. You’ll be amazed. It’s like Christmas outside, only better. I LOVE Spring!
Don’t you just love turning the page on your calendar? I love the anticipation of “what comes next” — both visually and with life. I hope you enjoy this month’s desktop calendar “Sunflower Flame” as much as I enjoyed painting it! It can be viewed at http://www.mariescottstudios.com which contains my entire gallery of paintings, along with the […]