Art and Love from Me to You


de·vo·tion (noun)

  • Committed love
  • Dedication
  • Enthusiasm

This picture is what I have been up to this month.  I devoted myself as much as possible to my Hundred Thank Yous project.  I did art every day.  I let the creative ideas swarm and buzz around me like bees.  I felt mountains of gratitude for each person as I made the paintings.  I took long walks with my dogs.  I also had a several meltdowns and questioned my sanity.  I learned to endure and trust.  Through it all, I made money even though I wasn’t directly working on my business as much as usual.  I started to understand, clearly, that I am learning so much  from this project- like:

I receive in proportion to what I give.

Creative ideas are endless.  I just have to show up.

Being grateful creates more reasons to be grateful.  It  multiplies fast and furious.

And, I cry a lot when I’m grateful.

PS: My dear friend, Liv, has a Bliss List every Friday on her blog.  This week, it is a Bliss List with a Twist.


{ 17 comments… add one }
  • hailey March 30, 2012

    So excited Lori. Your work is amazing and beautiful. So happy so full of delight! Can’t wait to see this exhibition!!!!

    • LoriP April 10, 2012

      Thank you Hailey- You were my inspiration! xoxo

  • rachel awes March 31, 2012

    count me in in the can’t wait catagory to see your exhibition!
    i send out 100 thank yous for you!
    + i loooooove your shining art of this feminine heart + of the shining couple in the post below…love LOVE LOOOOOOOOOVE!!
    big squeeeeze to you, LoriFriend. OXO

  • Leah March 31, 2012

    Lori, that’s an amazing pile of beautiful. I love this statement you made: “Creative ideas are endless. I just have to show up.” Ooooooh how inspiring! You’re art is such a happy art. Each piece reflects the joy within and holds within itself a radiance that spreads the happiness that was born in your heart. It’s pretty amazing.
    I love it!

    • LoriP April 10, 2012

      Leah, this comment is so sweet- thank you.

  • Traci April 4, 2012

    Makes me so happy to see your beautiful stack of paintings 🙂

    • LoriP April 10, 2012

      Thank you Traci!

  • Alia April 8, 2012

    Lori, this makes me so happy this morning! Those paintings are pouring out LOVE. You inspire me and I love you dearly. YOU are a gift to the world.

    • LoriP April 10, 2012

      Alia, what you wrote about me is exactly what I think about you! Love

  • Emmy Blue April 9, 2012

    This is positively inspiring! My only wish is that I lived closer so I could see all 100 brilliant paintings shining on the walls! Xx

    • LoriP April 10, 2012

      Emmy I wish you lived closer too!!!

  • Helene Rose April 17, 2012

    Beautiful! I love this!! xo!

    • LoriP April 19, 2012

      Thank you so much Helene!

  • Marcie April 22, 2012

    You’re a constant source of inspiration and light. So much fun to see your collection growing!

  • Julia April 26, 2012

    Oh, damn, Lori! This is so f***ing inspiring! I can’t even put words to how touched I am by this, by you, by this incredible, amazing project (that is so much more than a project!). I’m just all wows right now.


    I love you.

  • Angie May 10, 2012

    Found you in the new Natural Awakenings…..LOVE your work. Do you ever do anything in the LIttle Rock area to sell your work? I hope to be able o make your showing. Just beautiful!

  • Amy May 30, 2012

    This is so inspiring, thank you!

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