Art and Love from Me to You

More and more thank yous

You spread love far and wide.

You see beauty all around. I see beauty in you.

Your friendship meant the world to me when I needed a friend most of all.

Here are parts of some of the paintings that I have finished for my Hundred Thank-Yous project.  I’ve started putting the paintings up in Flicker called A Hundred Thank-Yous, My Progress.  I have 30 paintings finished so far but they are not all uploaded yet.  It looks like I will be having an exhibition of all the paintings at the end of July.  I can’t wait to start giving them away!

Toni wrote about my project today on the 365 Grateful blog.  Thank you Toni!

I just started working on this painting (below) that will be sent to Ravello, Italy to the sweetest couple that treated my husband and I with incredible kindness while we stayed at their beautiful bed and breakfast.   We talk about our experience in Italy and Roberto and his beautiful wife so often.  They made our experience in Ravello as amazing as the views!

Okay, I have to get back to painting!  Wishing you all a lovely day.

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  • linda March 22, 2011

    Oh wow, love that new painting you are starting, so lovely already! Will be looking forward to seeing your paintings – they are always so happy and bring a smile to my face 🙂

  • julia March 22, 2011

    Lori…this project inspires so deeply. Oh my gosh.

    Loving you today. <3

  • aimee March 22, 2011

    i am loving the BIGNESS of your images on your new site — it feels like i’m bathing in glorious color every time i come here. and i’m pretty sure i wouldn’t have left that b&b in italy!

  • April Cole March 22, 2011

    I just adore your artwork… the theme is wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing your colorful world. :]

  • Alia March 23, 2011

    Lori, that bed and breakfast looks heavenly. One of my dreams is to run a bed and breakfast and retreat sanctuary and this photo just inspires me to keep faith. Your project is absolutely amazing and I know these 100 people are going to be blown away by the love and gratitude you are expressing through your art. You inspire me. Love to you.

  • kerri March 23, 2011

    look at you and your new bliggity blog! it looks fabulous.
    why’d you move and what is it now? love it!!!

  • hailey March 23, 2011

    Ohhh how wonderful! Love seeing the work in progress! I dream of taking Andrew to Italy… (he thinks he belongs there!!) Looks like a wonderful place! When this dream comes true I shall ring and get some tips!! 😉

    I love your happy paintings so muchly. Do you do little workshops for kids?? My girls love to paint!!

  • Anna March 24, 2011

    I’m sure it will be an amazingly colorful exhibit! Great project.

  • rachel awes March 24, 2011

    lori, i love your new paintings!
    …my hot tubbin’ gorgeous friend there when i needed her!
    the birds sing for you, dear one!
    & ohhhh, ben & i were in italy once yrs ago/soooo breathtaking!!!
    ahhhhhhhh!
    i also looked & oogled again at your post directly below this one
    of your beautiful art of all those loving animals! oh lori, i’ve had some
    animal dreams recently! i must share, given your love of animals!
    & one that was POWERFUL! a white wolf sat beside me on my left..
    so strong & safe & quiet, guarding me, unwavering, sacred. wow-ha-how!!!
    loooove you!! xoxxxoo

  • jacqueline March 24, 2011

    Dearest sweet Lori, first of all congratz on your new website!! It’s beautiful here and i just love it! I am really enjoying my stay here as i admire you beautiful paintings and work in progress! Beautiful and very inspiring porject! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

  • keishua March 25, 2011

    Your new site is quite lovely. Your is shot full of light and life. Love it.

  • Ariane March 25, 2011

    I just adore your work and your spirit. keep up all of your amazingness :)!

    xoxo

  • The New Girl March 28, 2011

    I just had a rush of love for you, my friend. You are the greatest and deserve every single good thing that comes your way. For real, for real.
    xo

  • Molly (OneKindWord) March 28, 2011

    Wow, these paintings look amazing! And that photo makes me want to hop a plane to Italy today!

  • toni powell March 30, 2011

    Lori these paintings are so happy! Love the Italy story… been dying to go for 35 years!

    Delightful to blog about you and the great project you came up with…

  • Karla May 14, 2011

    this is an inspiring project .. you are so prolific! and i love where your heart is with all of it .. i would love to come to the show {great idea to do a show!}.

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