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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Attitude of Gratitude

I splashed colour on the page and coaxed these girls out of the paint!
It's difficult not to be happy when you're feeling grateful. I can honestly say despite how sick my daughter and I were there was ALWAYS something to be thankful for. I was counting down the days to feel better. To once again have a really good sleep.
This is the back page of my Happytiler peeps journal!
Each day I was extremely grateful someone was there to care for me!  I was so fortunate to have a nice bed to cough in, a phone to play games on, and tv in my room to distract me when I couldn't talk for two days! 
These ladies were coaxed out on the opposite page... hence their similar coloured outfits!
 Even though there are rough days I always find joy in something. A lot of the 
time  colour really perks me up too!! Which surrounds me in my home!
First snow fall and Cupcakes photos were used in many online News outlets!
The leaves were still on the trees when it snowed!!
Cupcake loves the snow and took these  in the middle of the night!
The week before it was unusually warm at around 70 Fahrenheit
Sadly we both barked like seals for too many days to count!  Which prevented 
Beardo from getting any sound sleep. The remedies of old didn't work. All the
while we were sick,  good things continued to happen. Cupcake won a couple
of wonderful restaurant gift certificates, and got two really nice pieces of
clothing in the mail to survey. I had two nice conversations with friends and family.

Despite our grief, illness, pain, life still goes on and there are always beautiful
 little things to be grateful for. Especially when you live in such a rich 
country as Canada.

It's often difficult to tune out the nasty news and sad events but there is always
something equally  of good value  to focus on! Lately,  those days where the
news and coughing get me down I change my focus..... it seems to help. 
Along with a marathon of Jane the Virgin....on Netflix...what a quirky show that is!! 

      Other than art what have you been focused on lately?
 I missed everyone  the last few weeks and will try and catch up on blog 
reading this weekend!! I pray none of you get the nasty virus we just had!!


Sandee Setliff said...

So sorry to hear ya'll were sick, but glad you're on the mend. I've never seen a Fall snow, I hear it's quite beautiful though. New page theme and header or am I going crazy? lol

BrownPaperBunny said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick! I can sympathize, I have this horrible lingering cough keeping me up at night even though I haven't felt sick for two weeks! You took such a great attitude with it all, I love all the things you found to be grateful for! Happy PPF!

Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry you were ill, hope things are better now, take care of yourself. Lovely art as always. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Clare Lloyd said...

Love your trio of ladies

marijke everythings arty said...

What a wonderful colourful paintings. Its snowing, we are starting summer in New Zealand and I picked my first roses out of the garden, opposite worlds. Hope you feel better soon.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I missed you and am glad to hear you feel well again after being so sick!
Your art is wonderful - love all the colorful boys and girls!
Have a great weekend and enjoy it!
I bet we get snow soon as well here - at least it is forecasted - !

Happy PPF and weekend Sherrie!
oxo Susi

sheila 77 said...

Hello Giggles. So sorry to hear you have been ill and hope you are recovering now. Hopefully that nasty bug will not bother you again.
I love your new girls, love their fancy costumes and funky hair colours. I especially like the last ones, the one in the middle looks as if she has had fun knitting her own cardigan, and she has purple socks too.

John R said...

I hope you're feeling better. This time of year there are so many bugs around it's hard to avoid catching one. Those snow photos are great and you're right it is hard to focus when there seems to be so much bad stuff going on. An attitude of gratitude is good to have, though it's not always easy to maintain.

Linda Kunsman said...

First of all- I LOVE your new header!!! So colorful, vibrant and positive. Sorry to hear you have been so ill. Didn't you have this same virus not too long ago? I hope you all got a good dose of strong medicine and rest to keep it away for good this time. Wonderful art as always. But the snow? I don't want it. It suddenly turned cold here yesterday so my extended summer has finally gone... wishing you well and happy PPF!

SLScheibe said...

Sorry about the sick bit! That's never fun. The artwork is wonderful! I always love your happy people. They make me smile :)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

No fun being sick, glad you are all getting better. Sending more healing energy to you. Great new header. You know how much I enjoy your art and your spirit. Great photos too.

gillena cox said...

Luv your sttitude of gratitude. Thanks for sharong your lovely peeps this week

Happy PPF


Christine said...

Glad you are feeling better, enjoyed your fun art and reflective post today!

Anonymous said...

Love your paintings.

sirkkis said...

Thank you for your todays wonderful post. Your colorful art make always me feel good.
Hope your illness is over and you feel happy and joyous 👍
Have the great upcoming week 💕

Victoria said...

Absolutely lovin all of these gorgeous colorful women..beautifl vibrancy in expression/character/personality and in the visual colors as well! Fun and fantastical!
Have a magical wkd, hope you all feel better!
Hapy PPF
Victoria #23

Jennifer McLean said...

All your people are such fun! And I so love your new color scheme and header. Great change and so cheerful. I did a whole new upgrade too,my new blog is now live on my new wordpress site and I'm doing a giveaway tomorrow (Sunday). The giveaway will include a DIY Altoids tin with magnetic half pans, pencil & eraser, Hahnemuhle Grey Book toned paper sketchbook, Micron sigma pens, a Grumbacher watercolor brush and a bee magnet! Hope to see you there!.Visiting From PPF.

June Walker said...

I love your cheerful paintings of the girls!! Its so interesting how we produce optimistic work when we are feeling low.

NatureFootstep said...

I like the way you create the girls to have the same look in every different group. :)

Hm, not sure that came out right ;)

Gloria J Zucaro said...

I am so sorry your home was engulfed in sickness, but glad you are back! I really missed your wise words and quirky art pieces! Have a wonderful week.

Katie Jeanne said...

Aww..I'm so glad you guys are feeling better now, and you're making art once again. I especially love your toothy girls. :D

JKW said...

Sorry about the illness. . . I caught something too (of course I left FL and warmth) as I used to do when I lived in IL. However, it didn't last long. Since I have been taking a pro-biotic, Nothing has lingered very long nor do I often get sick. I love all the wonderful painted people. Sn*w! Really? Ugh. Blessings, Janet

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