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Friday, March 01, 2013

A Nice Woman Paint Party Friday

I worked with a woman  
 Every morning
 I'd pass her by and say 
"hello, how are you?" 
 Every morning she'd bend my ear
with a petty, whiny  
negative story
that was her life.
 Not once did she answer
"good  thank you,
and  you?"
 Soon I figured out
  If I  walked briskly by
Spouting a perky "Hi!" as I passed
I could avoid the drama
that she lived
 We both left the job
  A few Years later
Her adult son, 
 a father of twins
 went missing
 never to be found
 Thirteen years passed
Then  on New Years Eve
One of the twins
her twenty year  old grandson
  went missing
  Close to a month passed
 a search party
found him
in a bush 
 No foul play
 When we find life  so
overwhelming and difficult
 we can look to our neighbours 
 knowing  someone out there
is dealing with  something 
even worse!

All we can do is have faith and motor on!!

Go here if you'd rather read "All you need is Cookies"!

This is my contribution to Paint Party Friday and 29 faces in Feb.

Finally after several years of wanting a better phone,
 I will be graduating to android status  in a week or two. 
It's not the latest version but it's a good one!!
I'm excited about joining instagram!!

How about you, what's the happiest thing that 
happened to you this week?


Janet said...

I like all your women! I especially like the one with really short hair...Arabella.

The happiest thing this week was finishing the 29 Faces Challenge! I usually start but don't always finish challenges.

Rosie said...

Wow, so much pictures in one post. All of them are stunning.
HPPF and have a lovely weekend

Gloria in CA said...

Wow, what an interesting read this week. Negativity in life exists. Some have it worse than others. All we can do is try to stay away from negativity in order to not fall in that direction. I feel sad for this lady you spoke of. I'm hoping it wasn't a real story? In any event, loved your paintings and your words. Take care and thank you.

Susan said...

Love your post! And your art. We can choose how we want to experience our life (and there is always someone going through something 100 times worse than anything we are experiencing). A positive attitude is a wonderful thing.

Susan said...

Great post (and wonderful art). Happy PPF

Mary C. Nasser said...

Poignant post and wonderful art.
Welcome to the world of Instagram, too!
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

sharon said...

Wow, beautiful ladies. My happiest moment this week realising Life is Good!

janice smith said...

Oooh...instagram will be fun. Maybe I'll get there some day. Love this post. Your paintings are so amazing I couldn't possibly choose a favorite! There is so much to think about in your words. I think the happiest thing that happened to me this week was that I was able to just let go and act silly with my family. We've been pretty serious lately and it was good just to pause and enjoy the moment.

pauline said...

Love the faces, especially the one just below the words ** THIRTEEN YEARS PASSED**…omg… that face is too precious. Do you paint on paper or canvas? And that story… is it TRUE?! If so…wow. Amazing. You always give me a new perspective on things. And your work always makes me smile. xox (ps: have fun with Instagram) :-)

Marji said...

I think the faces this week are marvelous. I love the first one and the one that must be inspired by Cher with that nose :)
Life is good. I learned a while back, that when someone asks how I am - my answer is great, thanks and you? or I'm very well thanks, and you? Always with a smile. When I answer with a positive greater than OK, or good - it puts a smile on everyone's face - the asker and myself. You'll love instagram :)

Faye said...

Hi Giggles, your paintings again are colorful and lovely. Sometimes people carry burdens so heavy that they just can't say I'm fine, how are you? It's too bad your coworker didn't have a friend to confide in. A good friend can be a life saver. Your first painting in this post is absolutely gorgeous. Have a happy weekend.

Susan said...

Wow! you told a great story along with the faces. Best of luck with instagram pics. you are going to have fun with it.

Cat Beringer said...

How fun to look at all your ladies. I like the one with two women on the red background best, they look so different and so similar, like sisters.

JoyCorcoran said...

Sometimes it's so hard to listen to whiny people, and sometimes it's an act of mercy to take the time to listen. What a moving post punctuated by so many complex expressions on the faces of nice women.
The happiest thing this week for me was a nice dinner with my adult son and my husband. They are treasures I try never to take for granted.

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Great post!! I love all your ladies and the colours you have used!

denthe said...

Gee, what a story! I sometimes feel as if people that whine the most also have the most terrible things happening to them. And I'm not sure whether they "attract" it or whether it's just coincidence. Either way, very sad for her! On a brighter note: I love your faces this week! All of them, I can't even say which one is my favorite. They go very well with the story too! The second one is one of my favorites. I can just see her saying "hello, how are you" in a very cheerful way :-) Nice bright colours too!

Jessica Sporn said...

We never know what sorrows or burdens people are holding. Your faces are fabulous. So full of life and depth and color. Happy PPF! I'm treasuring my daughter's ability to connect to the children we are visiting in Guatemala. She's amazing!

judie said...

Love your faces. Each one portrays the story exactly as your words tell it.

Christine said...

The first portrait has some personality. And I think my husband is twice blessed. You are right about some people's lives being so much worse. Is that a true story, omg.

Anne Manda said...

Wow, quite a story! Ii must be the hardest thing to lose and not to know, what happened to your loved one. Great faces, full of personality and individuality! And great colors! <3

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You've been busy, Ms. Giggles! I love all the feelings you evoke through your work. Blessings!

Sue said...

You are very good at facial expression, these are all great!

Netty said...

Terrific faces as always. So full of expression, each one tells a story.
Happy PPF, Annette x

Anonymous said...

All your faces are fabulous!!1 Love all their particular features. Each one is unique and beautiful.

About your question I use soft block for carving (if I remember correct). Check my post about the materials I use to make my stamps:


Thank you for visiting me and have a great day!

Lorraine said...

great faces and morality tale behind this. Well it was a lovely day and I managed to escape for an hour to a new art fair..so that was the best bit of the week

Ayala Art said...

The sad text is so contrasting with the exuberant faces... wow.
I love your faces, the colors and the feeling.
This week is was a thrill to see so much art, so many people happy doing the 29 faces challenge, and I want to thank you for being part of it, hugs!

Kristin said...

Ohhh, WHAT a fabulous post! I LOVE all of your colorful characters - love the long face and bent nose - what a perfect face for her. And love the message behind it all. Definitely let us know when you join Instagram!! xoxo

Piarom said...

Arabella is the favorite of mine! I love her red hair and the backgroundshading is amazing! xox Conny

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Sad about the Twin. Her negativity no doubt affected him too. Good to choose up-building people who we spend time talking with. Lots of great faces to go with the story. HPPF

Victoria said...

Hello Giggles..beautiful faces..all so expressive and full of their own unique story and energy....powerful! and so sad about the missing people..heartbreaking.
Thanks for always sharing your world..and your beautiful art!

Ritu Dua said...

Visiting such vibrant and cheerful blogs as yours is the happy thing that happens to me every week :)

Adrienne Rose said...

All of your faces are beautiful. And the story, I couldn't handle someone always being negative in their stories. I just can't. I don't need it in my life and try to avoid it. Maybe... that may not be a good thing. LOL.

Great works!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Is that real story? If so too sad!
Yes, negativity of people around you does affect you a lot even when you try to keep up your positive spirit... It happens with me many times!I do keep trying though!
Your faces all have come out so well...I loved the grave face as I can see a bundle of sorrow in her eyes hidden somewhere deep.

Tammie Lee said...

that is a strand of wonderful fun faces!

missy k said...

I was so into your story I had to go back and look again at the art!

If someone is miserable or rude I try to still smile at them or be nice - because we never know what is going on in peoples lives to make them act the way they do.

Was it a true story?

The best thing I did this week was go on a Fossil Walk and find a rather lovely vertebrae .... it made me jump up and down!!!! And to hold it and think that it is millions of years old is just so awe inspiring to me.

Have a great week

Karen x

Melisa said...

Such a sad story. I like your faces this week. Especially the first one!

Gloria said...

Very traumatic post. I think you were right to avoid the negativity..she gave me a stomachache! I love all your various faces this week,in all their colors. They all have personalities. Were you thinking of their personalities when you drew them?

Carola Bartz said...

Wonderful faces!!! What a great collection.

JKW said...

I love all the faces, the story is so typical of today's people, we really never know what others are going through, therefore, judging others shouldn't be done by us. Really good post. (Instagram. . . had to google it. . . I have a tracPhone, so . . . won't work for me.) Blessings, Janet PPF

Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

there are so many funny faces ! I love this post !

Claudia Sp. said...

Wonderful and great faces!

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