January Sunrise – Invitation of Hope – Wexford, PA 1/9/2020 – Jodi McKinney
This New Day.
Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day.
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Collected Poems and Translations
This new day is too dear!
Too dear to not be grateful.
Too dear to wallow in negative energy.
Too dear to not see the beauty.
Too dear to not be joyful and kind and loving.
Too dear to be hard on ourselves.
This new day is too dear to waste!
May you own this day…
and all your days…
as the invitation of hope it is.
Cheers & Hugs,
Loose Orange Floral Watercolor in Bowl – 11×14
Orange – again and again and again.
So it turns out orange is the favorite color of two favorite people I know who are getting married this summer.
So I’ve been playing around with painting some orange flowers that could or maybe not be backgrounds or parts of a wedding invitation.
The first painting was a super fun tutorial by another favorite of mine: Andrew Geeson. He did his in pinks and reds, but I did oranges.
This middle one was just pure fun and joy. Something that could be covered up partially with a piece of paper square in the middle or on a diagonal with wedding detail/information on.
Bright Orange Abstract Tulip Background Watercolor 7 x 11
This last one is kind of my favorite. I feel like I just got lucky with how it turned out, and it is actually on the back of another practice piece, but I thought it might be beautiful with words written on it as an invitation.
Soft Abstract Orange Flower Watercolor 7 x 10.5
Just some fun experiments with the joyful color of ORANGE!
Have a great day!
Cheers & Hugs,