Monday, April 12, 2010

Two Roses and a Rosebud

Sometimes a painting sits on a shelf for a few years before I bring it out again. This was a pastel I painted in 2007. I may do a little touch up on it, or I may just frame it as is. Here is the link to my beginning of

Two Roses and a Rosebud, pastel on paper
© V. Bridges Hoyt 2010

The thing about beautiful roses is they always have thorns to prick our fingers and arms. It seems that all things good bring a little trouble alongside. Speaking of which ...

I have put in more than the first 100 days of working for my government this year. Hey, isn't that supposed to be the other way around, i.e. government working for me? I hope by noon on Tuesday I will be done with the taxes ... and also that I can now enjoy the fruits of my own labor rather than working only to pay next year's taxes.  I have not painted much at all in the last 30 days or so, and I am losing myself. 

In Proverbs, I am now into "The Wisdom of Solomon" and will be quoting some of the verses that speak to me personally.
Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. --Proverbs 11:17


  1. Beautiful roses Vernita, love am going now to see the beginning process.

  2. This is really beautiful, Nita. So soft...just like pastels should be. You should do more of this your spare time..ha.

  3. just wound up here... well, from "creative spirit's" bloggie. I looked at all of your blogs. You are amazing!
    I love your painting.

    I have a kitty blog, and never really have much time to be online but I am just having a rest here from a busy day. How refreshing.
    I greatly respect and agree with your comment on the other blog as well.
    I hate this regime. I live in Northern Virginia, and it is too close for comfort these days

    Be well. hopefully change is coming and we can shake up these thugs in November


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