Jun 4, 2015

The Winds of Change

Still Life with Chanel No.5 and Rose,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel

Private Collection in Pearland, Tx

Rainier Cherries,  Oil on 4"x6" Linen Panel
Private Collector in Doddinghurst, UK

For most of my life my weight has fluctuated some. I've tried many things--some intelligent, others not so much. However, nothing ever stuck. Right after I turned 39, I decided it was now or never and that I would research and find out what healthy, doable changes I could make that would stick. After I worked and saw 28 pounds come off in 4 months ( through a healthy limiting of calories, eating more raw fruits and vegetables and jogging for 45 minutes a day---everyday), I realize that I needed more information. I need this for myself and my family, because I want them to be healthy also--not a weight issue, just a full, healthy life thing. So, I am headed back to school to become a registered dietitian. It is scary--time, tuition, sacrifices, etc. However, it's one of those "if I don't do it, I will regret it" type things.

This means, that I will paint for the next two months, as much as I as can, and then I just don't know. I hope that I will have time here and there to sneak in a painting, but I can't promise anything. After all, in April and May I hardly had time to paint and I was only teaching at the time. 
Doris Lessing's words might have to be tattooed on my hand as my new mantra.

 “Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.” ― Doris Lessing

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