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Thankful Thursday: This is What Art is All About

13 Mar
“To create art with all the passion in one’s soul is to live art with all the beauty in one’s heart.” 
― AberjhaniJourney through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry


Art has always been in my soul! and I feel so blessed to have that desire and ability to write, paint, and express my world. I also believe that it’s a gift that everyone has, you just have to open your eyes and your heart and find it.

Today was an especially fun day. I knew I had our monthy Art Club of McKinney meeting at 9:30 but I also didn’t want to miss Zumba, so I did both. I went to Zumba at the Y and danced my little heart out, did a quick change and scooted to Art Club by 10. A little late, but in time for the demo.

Everyone was looking forward to our guest artist demo by Pernie Fallon. She is an amazing McKinney pastel artist, and a friend. Being a high school art teacher, she also is experienced at teaching and explaining every aspect of her work.


By the time the demo was over, everyone who never worked with pastels wanted to try it, and those who already worked with them were inspired. 

At the end of the meeting, I stayed to help clean up and help Miss Pernie gather up her materials. My mother raised her girls to always tidy up and help others. So, when I helped Pernie carry all her paintings, easels and bags to her car, she was very appreciative. When the last easel was tucked away safely in her car, she asked, “Would you like the little demo painting?” 

Oh my goodness! I thought my dentures were going to fall out, and I don’t even wear dentures. I was so honored. I am now the proud owner of an original Pernie Fallon pastel. Whenever I do little kindnesses for others, it always seems to turn around and bless me twice fold. 

When I drove away, I felt so honored, that little tears trickled down my face. (Thank you Miss Pernie.) The day continued to be uplifting. I had a fun lunch with Sherry, strolled around the square, stopped at the store, came home, walked for an hour and a half, chatted with some neighbors, and now, here I am. Needless to say, I had an amazing day.

This is the pastel painting Pernie Fallon gave me. (I still can’t believe it.) WOW!

Saturday: Sultry Summer and Serious Sinning

22 Jun

The summer sunshine called my name today. I grabbed my iPad, my iPhone, and my iMagination. (I was hoping I made that up, but Mr. Google said otherwise.) My favorite way to spend a Saturday is sitting at Snug on the Square with a tall iced tea and friends. I usually don’t have an agenda other than to see who I bump into or do some painting or sketching. Today, I ran into Pernie Fallon, (fabulous local McKinney artist) and her friend, Donna Simmons. Guess what? Now, I have a new friend named Donna. Don’t you just love making friends by osmosis? Me too!


A few hours slipped away under the shade of the outdoor umbrella, with pleasant conversation and a warm Texas breeze, it was a perfect morning. Driving home, I was mentally making a long list of all the things I should be doing. You noticed I said, “should be.” Ever since I became a self-proclaimed writer, (I’m the only one who thinks I’m a writer) I spend more hours checking emails, scanning Facebook, and writing my daily blog, than I do housework and chores. So, what do you think I did when I got home. Yep? You’re right.

Now, for the serious sinning. During the adventures of writing my blog, I’ve found many extremely interesting blogs to follow. Today, I noticed a link from Jennifer on writingsofamrs.wordpress.com that had some tips on what photos you can and cannot post on your own blog. I am a very BIG sinner when it comes to that. I pretty much thought anything that you Google is fair game as long as you give credit to the source. I guess not. The only absolute safe photo to post is one that you take yourself. Then you can let other people unknowingly steal your photos. Works for me.


Hope you learned something new. I did.

Random photo: McKinney Performing Art Center… I took it myself…feel free to steal.