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:

Boho Farm and Home said...

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

anangloinquebec said...

Lovely! Lovely words and beautiful painting!

Myric said...

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

Mary S. said...

Beautiful Painting!

Honey at 2805 said...

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!

Jeannie said...

Anne,
Congrats of your feature on My Repurposed Life!

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

Precious Sister said...

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

Annika

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

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

Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker said...

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

Carol L McKenna said...

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

Pam said...

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/

carlarey said...

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

faye said...

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

Anne said...

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

Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

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

Christine said...

your painting goes so well with the beautiful words.

Tammie said...

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

momto8 said...

an inspiring post all around!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

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

Mary C. Nasser said...

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

Jenn Girl said...

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

Crystal said...

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

peggy aplSEEDS said...

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

Belinda Carson said...

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

Debbie refreshrestyle said...

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

My Little Home and Garden said...

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

Mandy said...

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

Catherine Denton said...

Oh...it's beautiful. I love the endless sky.
Catherine Denton

*jean* said...

very nice! happy PPF!

Melisa said...

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. :)

Cindy said...

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

SHERI C said...

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

Daniele Valois said...

Gorgeous!!!

:)

BlackPumpkin said...

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

Gwen said...

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

Heather said...

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

Jenn Girl said...

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

Victoria said...

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

WrightStuff said...

Love the sky - heavy and foreboding...

Emreen said...

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

Alicia C said...

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

Sabina said...

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.

Sophia said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

FLO said...

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

Cindy F. Adkins said...

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

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

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.

EVA said...

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

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

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

lazy_turtle said...

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

Melisa said...

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/

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

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

Kristin said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Geckostone said...

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

Janet said...

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

E Makes Art said...

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

xoEsther

Gwen said...

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

KAT said...

wonderful painting and message from M T

thanks for sharing and uplifting ME too.

-KAT-

Carola Bartz said...

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.

Junky Vagabond said...

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

Katie Goldsworthy said...

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

--Katie
@ Creatively Living

Katie Goldsworthy said...

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

--Katie
@ Creatively Living