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Rkymtnmary

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Reply #60 on: June 26, 2012, 08:38:21 AM
mary your painting is great!!  like lillian said we are not going to produce paintings just like dennis, we are all different in the wat we produce our paintings.  i would disagree with you about you and watercolours, your doing a great job  O0   I think we both have had problems with trees but we ARE overcoming them be POSITIVE  Look at it this way this is a learning curve for us and let's face it we are learning don't be so hard on yourself!  I know I can't talk! but together we can do this  :1hug:

Jenny...tree trouble!  Whoda thunk it...they seem so straightforward yet they seem to have many tricks up their sleeves... :2funny:  Ok then...we WILL do it together...all we can do is keep trying to make them recognizable...or claim we've discovered new species!  Thank you so much for your encouragement always.


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Reply #61 on: June 26, 2012, 08:44:54 AM
Mary, please do me a great favour - take everyone of your paintings (good and what you think is no good) and SIGN them. As you sign them tell yourself ALOUD that you are a great artist (and believe it) and also tell yourself ALOUD that, "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better!" By doing this you are telling yourself that you are the one that's adding another autographed brick to the eventual skyscraper  O0

You have to physically voice it to fix it into your subconscious mind. Get yourself into the habit of voicing this to yourself at least once per day. Put note on your fridge to remind you. Will you promise to do this? I am being deadly serious about this because it works.

Everyone who reads this post should do the same.
If you want success then, "Believe the things that are not as though they were." Romans 4:17


When I read this, Dennis, I actually got choked up...I think you've hit on a key issue...my heart may want to do this so badly but it's definitely out of sync with what my mind is telling me.  What a wonderful and practical exercise you're suggesting and it was something I couldn't think out for myself.  Wouldn't you think that as a psychiatric nurse I'd have come to that but as they say, you never treat yourself.  I absolutely promise that I will do this...all of it and I am so grateful to you for offering your jewels to us.  The genuine caring I find here is precious to me...Paint Basket is far more than a site that teaches you how to paint...it teaches some of the most valuable life lessons one could ever want for...I am deeply touched.  Thank you.  I will let you know how I'm doing with it and I'll start it today.   :flowers:


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Reply #62 on: June 26, 2012, 08:48:45 AM
Amen Lillian,
Mary I understand where you are coming from. I have been there. Even when my family told me my paintings were great. I still did not believe it. But I must say being a part of the paint basket family has helped me tremendously. Everybody on here have encouraged me. Just like they do you. I say to myself you are an artist. You paint beautiful paintings. I now know I do. I have even stepped out in faith and showed my work. I got calls from people who thought my work was beautiful. it will happen to you to. Keep it up, dont get discouraged. Put your pictures in a mat. And set them in your front room where you sit. and look at them. that is what I do. Just putting a mat around them helps.
Nina  :1hug:

And I surely know you paint beautiful paintings as well...you never fail to delight me when you post your work.  I'm going to take you up on your advice and bring some of them out into the light rather than in their little hiding place in my "studio."  And thank you for sharing your experience as well...it really helps to know you don't have to feel alone with this kind of thinking....and  :1hug: right backatcha! 


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Reply #63 on: June 26, 2012, 05:08:27 PM
 O0 Good on you Mary.   :clap:
You show wonderful perspective in your painting...gets me jogging right down that road!    :run:     ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #64 on: June 26, 2012, 06:35:04 PM
Mary!  You and I have something in common --

I am a retired psychiatric nurse.  Nurses tend to take care of themselves last.  Now I have told myself it's my turn.  I'm nurturing myself with my art and loving it.  I hope you are doing the same.

Happy  :painting:   :1hug: :1hug:
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Reply #65 on: June 26, 2012, 07:17:38 PM
Lillian!  Sister!   :2funny: But of course we should have known!  How great is that!

But, ONE of us got out of the trenches in tact and as you can see, it's not me!  LOL...And, now I know there's hope for me!  Seriously though, isn't it amazing how we can be so therapeutic for others but when it comes to your self, it's well, how hard can I be on myself today!  We spend our careers healing others when the mantra should be "Nurse, heal thyself!"  And that's the beauty of Paintbasket...it's a place we can come to do just that through the nurturing and genuine caring we find among those who extend their hands and hearts to help us along our way of healing self-expression.  We are so blessed to have all found each other here.  I really believe that.  This is an extraordinary place to be.  I just want to MAKE it to retirement... :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:


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Reply #66 on: June 27, 2012, 03:44:31 AM
We are  :offtopic: :offtopic: here, but I'm sure we'll be excused.  Paintbasket is a caring place.

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You are so right, Mary, I got out unscathed, so blessed!  You will too, you have the tools --Therapeutic Communication.  I'm happy you are taking up painting.  It's great therapy.

I agree whole heartedly when you said --
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"We spend our careers healing others when the mantra should be                                                                                    "Nurse, heal thyself!"


 
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..."that's the beauty of Paintbasket...it's a place we can come to do just that through the nurturing and genuine caring we find among those who extend their hands and hearts to help us along our way of healing self-expression.  We are so blessed to have all found each other here."[/b]

I don't know if it's my computer, or what it is, but funny things happen when I use the special effects when posting, eg. when I click on a smiley, I often get two at once.  Here, I have quotes where I didn't intend to have quotes and I couldn't change it.  Oh well, you know what I meant to say, Mary.  :1hug: :1hug:
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"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


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Reply #67 on: June 27, 2012, 03:57:06 AM
I finished painting the autumn trees.   :yippee:

This is one of my favorite exercises!  I really enjoyed this one.  Maybe it's because I love the fall season.  It's so beautiful and we have lovely balmy days, lots of color.
Can I change anything for improvement?
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Reply #68 on: June 27, 2012, 04:45:54 AM
Lillian, your autumn trees are beautifully rendered  :clap:  You are the romantic artist here  :smitten: the colors are  true-to-life and the brush stroke is very pleasing.   :flowers:  Great job :)

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Reply #69 on: June 27, 2012, 04:48:04 AM
Ok Lillian here is what I think.  :yippee: :yippee: Awesome  O0 O0 You did it girl.  :clap: :clap:
Oh By the way put it in a frame and hang it.!!!!!
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Reply #70 on: June 27, 2012, 04:57:29 AM
  :clap:  :clap: Lillian your autumn trees are beautiful. The only thing I can see lacking is your signature, framing and hangiing.  :flowers:
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Reply #71 on: June 27, 2012, 06:22:06 AM
Maria, Nina, Honey,  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:

I kinda like it myself!  I think I will do that, sign it, frame it, hang it.   :)

 :thankyou: Dennis for this lesson.  I may try my own composition with the techniques you taught for the autumn trees and do a larger painting.  Well, someday.  You've really inspired me!

Now, I'm planning to get back to the drawing course for a while.
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Reply #72 on: June 27, 2012, 08:01:59 AM
Lillian! You have certainly Nursed a great painting there lady! Your retirement is a great bonus for you to share your aesthetic romantic paintings. ;)
It must be Paint Basket that draws people connected to Nursing. Sue is a District Nurse Sister and, has exactly 12 months to go till retirement from Sunday this week! We are counting the days down to her being 55 (she's getting out early. I won't go into the politics of the demise of the NHS though 'cos I get real angry). We have lots planned and, I might just get her into therapeutic painting too!  ;D :yippee:

Oops! back to the topic in hand!  :blush:  (I like it when it veers off a bit. I learn a lot about friends on here  :hug:
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Reply #73 on: June 27, 2012, 09:17:05 AM
Good for Sue and I wish her the best.

Paintbasket IS my therapy.


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Reply #74 on: June 27, 2012, 10:31:36 AM
 :thankyou: Tony.  :1hug:

So the missus is a nurse, huh?  You are so lucky!

You better treat her like the queen or else start :run:    :knuppel2:

Sue and I have a lot in common and knowing she's a nurse, I'm even more on her side!   :2funny:

I wish her all the best in the next 12 months.  The time will fly by and she'll need something to fill the gap.

It would be fun to see the two of you here. 

I hope Sue can become involved where her passion lies.
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