Be the Artist of Your Every Day

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A New Year’s Recipe

Drawing by Mary Gow

“Celebrate!” a doodle drawing by Mary Gow.

Welcome in a new year! Good bye 2020!

After Christmas the focus shifts to getting organized, getting healthy and – – oh yes, getting ready for the next big holiday.

Sorting papers I found this written on a card and it’s worth sharing:

RECIPE FOR A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE

1. Never get used to anything.
2. Hold onto the child in you.
3. Keep your curiosity alive.
4. Trust your intuition.
5. Delight in simple things.
6. Fall madly in love with the World.
7. Say “yes” to Life with passion.
8. Remember “Today is the Day!”

-Ruth Bernhard, Oct. 14, 1995

Heart for the Holidays

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Heart No. 24 by Mary Gow

Tis the season to be jolly even though there’s a pandemic going on. This heart reminds me of Santa Claus’ red suit with the furry collar. This is a heart with a furry collar.

Season’s greetings – the change of seasons show us the beauty of letting go as we begin a new phase of lights twinkling inside and out.

Holidays don’t have to be a time of crazy chaos crammed with last minute what-evers.

Treat yourself to the cozy feeling, the warmth of a furry collar (fake fur, of course), and a cup of hot tea to nurture your spirit.

“Keep a cool head and a warm heart.” – Mike Love

Day 23 – Heart Protected

Day 23 Heart by Mary Gow

Day 23 Heart by Mary Gow

Day 23’s heart is protected by tree branches.

I have a special place in my heart for trees. Growing up, there were many large oaks in the yard. For many years I’ve doodled trees and have hundreds of drawings of them I’ve shared with no one.

When I search on the internet for “tree protection” there’s all sorts of sites about how to protect trees during construction. Yet trees offer us protection – from too much wind, from too much sunshine, from too much rain, and more.

Like trees solidly in the ground, our inner tree branches protect our hearts from the elements.

Let stray hurtful words bounce back to where they came from. Stay open to expressing the love you wish to sprinkle the World with.

The tree within provides a solid foundation no one can touch or destroy without your permission.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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