Art and Love from Me to You

studio update

This is a part of a painting I made for a friend who I know understands what it is like to live in a family like mine.  She is married and a step-mom to three teenagers with no kids of her own (yet!).  I thought I was the only one in the world, until her.  It is no accident that we met each other.  It is no accident that we connect so well.  I am deeply grateful for her.  Her presence in my life is one of my biggest gifts.

I am deep into this Hundred Thank-Yous project.  I am stressed and busier than I have ever been.  And I am happier than I have ever been, in so many ways.  I find myself busting out in song and dance A LOT.  And this is all in the middle of a constant feeling of being behind with all that I have to do.  I had to increase my sessions to the chiropractor from hovering over paintings all day!  I am still filling orders on etsy and wholesale and illustrating a children’s book too.  I’m grateful for my super supportive husband and all of the cold and snow that keeps me in my studio!

I am so excited for Toni and Hailey, the film makers who are making the 365 Grateful documentary.  This past week they interviewed Mariel Hemmingway (swoon!) and Bobby Williams and Megan Castran (the woman who Oprah visited in Australia on taco night!) + other wonderful people doing great work in the world.

Their film already has wings and is soaring.

{ 10 comments… add one }
  • jacqueline March 2, 2011

    Dearest sweet Lori, this is such a beautiful painting and your words in this post made me feel happy and very inspired. I feel the same way too with so much to do but i am happy! I am doing happy dance with you. 🙂 Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  • Anna March 2, 2011

    You go girl! Sound like there is no time to sleep in your life. I connect with the colors in this piece – just lovely!!!! Fun design on the flowers, too.

  • April Cole March 3, 2011

    What a positive atitude, a wonderful life… and countless blessings.
    This painting is adorable!

  • Alia March 3, 2011

    Lori, this painting is the sweetest yet. I love the color combination and just everything about it. Your Hundred Thank-Yous Project is reminding me of all the beautiful people I am also grateful for. In fact, I will write a list now of people I am grateful for. I won’t try to paint for them, as that would go very badly! Perhaps a little prayer instead. 🙂 I know I keep saying this but I’ll say it again…you are such an inspiration! Thank you. Love to you.

  • rachel awes March 5, 2011

    lori, a children’s book?!!!! of course you are!!!
    i can’t wait to hear more!
    i love this deer & flowers! gorgeous!
    i was at our cabin last weekend alone to create (eeeee!)
    & saw NINE deer!!! (& one fox!)/so special!
    i love you honey! xoxox

  • ivyallover March 6, 2011

    Lori, I love your new space. Doesn’t sleep just get in the way when we have so much to do? ha. I love all your paintings and this one is just as beautiful – your colors always make me smile and your 100 Thank Yous is an inspiration ?

  • Molly (OneKindWord) March 8, 2011

    You have a lot going on! Your painting is beautiful.

  • Diane Knott March 8, 2011

    Lori, what is the 100 thank yous project? Please come by my blog and explain it in a post so others can see it too!! It sounds intriguing!
    Hugs, Diane

  • Liv @ Choosing Beauty March 8, 2011

    OMG – Lori! I know Megan! In fact, she came on my radio show a couple weeks ago to talk about the Oprah experience. If you ever have a chance to connect with her thru this, you’ll have to say HI from me. What an itty, bitty, wonderful world this is. And I sooooo love that you’re finding joy in this. Love you!

  • Sounds like much goodness and positivity is afoot, congrats Lori. XO.

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