Latest Painting & an Uplifting Quote

Today I came across a quote being shared on Facebook that really lifted my spirits.  I hope it does the same for you:

"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.  If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.  If you are honest, people may cheat you.  Be honest anyway.  If you find happiness, people may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.  The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.  Do good anyway.  Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.  Give your best anyway.  For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.

It never was between you and them anyway."

-Mother Teresa

In addition to this, I finally finished a piece of art that I started working on before Christmas.  It was another "healing" piece for me.  I am very proud of it and when I read Mother Teresa's words today, this painting instantly came to mind.  I think they belong together.


I am so in love with earth tones right now!  Glorious greens, yellows, grays and browns.
"Wind & Light"
24x24 Acrylic on wrapped canvas
Have a wonderful day!

63 comments:

  1. Beautiful words--so true.
    Love the painting and the earthtones.
    Caroline@Boho Farm and Home

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  2. Lovely! Lovely words and beautiful painting!

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  3. It is like the colors in your painting harmoniously came together to create a lovely image, so do as a child of God be the ambassadors of peace to all men. The quote made me think of this :)

    xoxo
    Myric

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  4. Beautiful Painting!

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  5. Your painting is lovely Ann. The colors lovely and the eye is drawn to the sun hiding behind the clouds. Charming, Anne!

    Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

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  6. Anne,
    Congrats of your feature on My Repurposed Life!

    Do you sell your paintings? This is so, so beautiful!

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  7. I love this, so beautiful. I has such a powerful expression. Gorgeous colors.
    Have a great day, Anne

    Annika

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  8. I like the way you painted the light coming out of the clouds! So many miracles around us! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  9. I would love to have that image out my imaginary farm's kitchen window. Great job!

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  10. Painting is awesome and the quote definitely fits together with your creation ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ~

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  11. Very nice. I work with oils and I so neat to get busy and paint some more....I love it once I get started.
    http://pam-lifethroughmyeyes.blogspot.com/

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  12. Wow...really amazing sky. It looks like the sun just breaking through the storm clouds.

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  13. Your earthtones painting is gorgeous, Anne. And I love the quote from Mother Teresa

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  14. What a wonderful painting! Really beautiful. And the Mother Teresa quote is a great message to share. Thank you!

    Happy PPF!

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  15. Love that light in the clouds. Beautiful painting and quote. Thank you much.

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  16. your painting goes so well with the beautiful words.

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  17. this painting really is lovely, i love the light you express in it.
    and this quote is awesome too, thank you for sharing it.

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  18. Great quote and I love that sky in your piece... beautiful texture there... happy ppf xx

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  19. Thank you for sharing this inspiring quote by Mother Teresa...she was so very wise. :)
    Your landscape painting is beautiful. I love how it seems that the light source is from within the painting itself.

    I am your newest blog follower! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  20. Earth tones are my favorites! This is a lovely piece!

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  21. Gorgeous! It almost looks other worldly in its simple beauty. :-)

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  22. great quote! and wonderful painting! i specially like the way you did the light in the clouds. it seems to light up the whole painting!
    thanks for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

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  23. I love the way the light dances around and almost has a life of its own! Lovely!!

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  24. Love your painting. Thanks for sharing the quote, very uplifting!
    Debbie

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  25. It must be a wonderful feeling to be able to create a scene with paint!

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  26. this is wonderful...i live how you have done the sky...beautiful work...xxx

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  27. I love the sky in this. It's like the sun breaking through the clouds after a rain. Beautiful! I love the quote, too. I saved it so I wouldn't forget. :)

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  28. That's beautiful, Anne! I love it, you are so, so talented!!! The quote is wonderful, too, it's very true, isn't it. It never is between us and other people, it's always between us and God.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  29. Wonderful palette!
    My favorite quote..."Never let the decisions of others dictate the quality of your own life!"
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

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  30. This is stunning! It gives me a sense of expectance.... Beautiful!!

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  31. I am seeing this fine paintng again on Sunday Sketches...I still love it:)
    xx

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  32. this is just beautiful!!!!!! I love the sky!!!!!!
    happy sunday to you anne!

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  33. LOVE that quote! The sky is beautiful. I'm back again this time from Sunday Sketches.

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  34. Hi Anne..wow..what a truly breathtaking piece...the spirit and soul really shines through..it carries such a shining essence..you can just feel it!! The color harmonies are breathtaking!
    Beautiful MT-quote..I love that one too..it is truly powerful!
    Hugs and sparkles
    Victoria

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  35. Love the sky - heavy and foreboding...

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  36. Incredible work... Love the shades that you have used... !!

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  37. yes - the sky has wonderful textures and tonalities - the way a sunset might look on a stormy day

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  38. This is really a special piece. When I first looked at it, I only saw the sky part--and I actually thought it was a dolphin coming up to the surface of the ocean.

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  39. This is a very beautiful piece. Wow. Your flowers are amazing. Happy SS! :)

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  40. Love the quote, but your painting is a beautiful piece of art!
    Hugs Rosemary...x

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  41. Hi Ann, your French is good (it's not like my English!) your painting is beautiful. It makes me think of the painter Cezanne.
    ;)

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  42. Oh Anne, both the painting and the quote are SO beautiful! You are very talented. The quote reminds me of something my Aunt (who just turned 87) recently told me. When I asked what advice she would give, she said, "Just live day by day and be kind." :)
    Thanks for stopping by. I'm happy you enjoyed my "I Must Have Flowers..." post. Have a great week,
    Hugs, Cindy

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  43. I love that quote! I have it up in my room. I also love the sky in your painting, it's just so rich and atmospheric.

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  44. Fabulous light indeed. Lovely painting. And a great quote to inspire you.

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  45. Love the quote and painting! The strokes in the sky are stormy yet light shines through...brilliant! Great blog, too :)

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  46. Wow! Wonderful painting and a lovely quote. Great! Your painting is simply gorgeous! I really love it!

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  47. I had to come back and thank you for the quote. I used it in my journal this weekend.
    http://www.toadinaboat.com/2012/01/23/remember-who-you-are/

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  48. Firstly, I LOVE that quote - just between me and God. I really love that. How wise!!

    And secondly, your painting is completely amazing! The way you've captured the sky is incredible - go you!!

    Sarahx

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  49. This is brilliant!!! I LOVE YOUR COLORS here! xoxo

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    1. this quote gave me goosebumps! your painting is really wonderful!

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  50. Beautiful quote, yes it lifted my spirits too!!! Awesome painting!!!

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  51. You do beautiful work!! I agree about that painting and Mother Teresa's writing belonging together.

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  52. What a beautiful and inspiring painting!! I can't stop looking at it! And love the quote too!! Yes, they definitely go together!

    xoEsther

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  53. This colour palette is amazing and perfect for now, the sky is GORGEOUS!
    XX

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  54. wonderful painting and message from M T

    thanks for sharing and uplifting ME too.

    -KAT-

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  55. Anne - what a beautiful painting. It reminds me of where I live - wine country in Northern California - and those earth tones are gorgeous. I love earth tones as well.

    I saw that quote on Facebook as well and liked it a lot. Thanks for posting it again here on your blog.

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  56. Luv this painting! You have a beautiful style...might have to try my hand at this type of painting. Love the projects you have on the blog - new follower :)
    -Jill

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  57. Wow! That looks really good! I love art and wish I could paint like that! Thanks for linking it up!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  58. I'm featuring this tonight on Tell it to Me Tuesday! Come on by and grab a button!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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