I wanna be an artist…just like you.

Today, I had an awesome surprise. Today was Market day at McMinnville, which Sarah and I have our works of art — her jewelry and my paintings. I’ve been painting at my space for the past two weeks for fun and to get some creativity flowing. This day a little girl, named Elizabeth, with her mother and brother & sister visited.

Her mother tells me that Elizabeth decided she will be an artist “when she grows up.”

Elizabeth said, “I wanna be an artist…, just like you!”

That was the most fantastic moment and truly made my day — my week! She was probably 4 or 5 years old and for her to proclaim her dream of being an artist is amazing. Moments like today keep me painting and living my artist dream. We had a great conversation about having fun while painting and to paint/draw whenever she possibly can. If you hear of an artist named Elizabeth from McMinnville, remember you read about her here first.

Humming Birds in Flight

Continuing with the Market series, I finished 2 more paintings of humming birds. The paintings are entitled “Snapshot, Golden Moment” and “Rendezvous.”

These paintings are a reminder for me to be in the moment and enjoying the present. We have many humming birds flying through our home during the spring, summer and fall. I love hearing them as they buzz through drinking from our feeders.