Imagine being a flower

Watercolour/gouache20-11-15 - 1 (1069)“Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind.    The real you is loving, joyful, and free.    The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.”     Don Miguel Ruiz

A Bientôt

90 thoughts on “Imagine being a flower

  1. rootsofpeace

    What a great connection you make between flowers and their petals to the development of the human spirit.

  2. Jet Eliot

    Your painting is so enticing, Janet, it is easy to jump into being this flower, with all the vitality and joy you have expressed. In your exquisite skill, you also managed to share the heady fragrance. I love this painting, especially the rich fuchsia and purple colors.

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good evening from London – Thank you so much for your lovely comment…I really appreciate. I do hope that you have enjoyed a weekend filled with the bounties of Mother Nature. Janet 🙂

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  4. Virginia Porter

    Much love here for you. In the coming days may you feel ease, creativity, but most of all love. You have magic flowing through your veins and to your finger tips. The brushes know this. I am grateful. I can smell the new colors now. Smile. xxx

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Dear Virginia…thank you so much…your comment has put a huge smile on my face 🙂 I am looking at next year for a trip to the States…will keep you posted, meanwhile will write an e mail very soon. xxxx

      1. Sketchuniverse

        Good morning dear, I’m sorry for my delay. Before the summer begins here’s too hot. But I’m so grateful for your friendly imagination and your kind opinion about this city. Aww Janet, heartfelt thanks and have a nice thursday ❤

  5. Mary

    A beautiful and rich painting that speaks volumes to me this sun-filled morning Janet. Thank you for such a wonderful piece of art. I’ve missed your wonderful posts, I’ve been absent as my siblings and I are working through the early stages of Alzheimer with my Mother – we have much to do as we plan for our parents future. It’s a new chapter that we are stepping into and it, as you know, comes with its own challenges. Thank you Janet your posts are very special for me.

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning Mary…I understand fully what you are going through as I oversaw the care of my Mother for nine years. She died last December aged 94….It’s not easy but good that you have siblings….If I have any advice (although I don’t have any siblings) based on what I saw at nursing homes, it’s vital that you all work together on this….Make sure that no one of you is left with the lion’s share. It causes great friction in families. I will be thinking about you a lot, and sending you magical hummingbirds:) Playing whenever you can with paints, charcoal, etc….is key. Enjoy the weekend..janet 🙂

      1. Mary

        Thank you Janet for your wise words and advice, living in three different States requires each of my siblings to take on a certain aspect of the planning process and we do find that conference calls are inexpensive and vital to keeping the process moving forward. If not for my art, I am not sure what would keep me centered right now. Thank you for your understanding, we are all surprisingly doing well – just robbed for time. I so appreciate your magical hummingbirds, they are the symbol of energy and elegant passages of life.

      2. janetweightreed10 Post author

        Thank goodness for the modern technology so that you can keep well informed with one another. There is no question that my art was the one thing that kept me centred over the years…..we are so fortunate to have it as part of our lives. I will be thinking about you….meanwhile I hope you are able to enjoy a good weekend. janet 🙂

      3. Mary

        Please accept my condolences for your Mom’s passing Janet – it’s very sad to lose a parent. I hope your cherished memories keep her close to your heart and soul.

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      1. janetweightreed10 Post author

        Good morning from London….thank you so much for thinking about me. I lived in the States between 1966 and 1993…and spent many a happy time gallery hopping in New York – Enjoy 🙂 xx

      2. godtisx

        You did??? When then my thought was accurate – you would have had fun! 🙂 We had a great time.

        Did you ever go to any of Gagosian’s galleries?

      3. janetweightreed10 Post author

        I have been away and so am late in responding to this 🙂 I lived in the States from 1966 til 1993…and in New York from 1967 til 1971, but always visited there after I moved to Pennsylvania. I am not familiar with Gagosian’s Gallery – I will google and check out. Very glad to hear you had a great time. Janet 🙂

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      It looks very interesting. I might be in New York next May – part of an East Coast visit to see friends – in which case I will see the gallery in person. Have a lovely day Janet 🙂

      1. godtisx

        Ah, maybe we can visit together if you remember and I am here. 🙂 Apparently he has many, all over the world…

        Hope you’re having a lovely week! xo

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