We can choose to be stuck in negative energy or we can choose to take a walk in the great outdoors – where we can breath fresh air and enjoy nature’s bounty. Doing this is pretty much guaranteed to change our mood and attitude.

Summer tree – watercolour/gouache

watercolour/gouache – Brecon Monmouthshire canal – autumn

We can choose to turn off the constantly depressing and repetitive news or we can choose to put on some beautiful and uplifting music.


We can choose to be a couch potato or not!

We can choose to smile:) at those we encounter or not

We can choose to say thank you or not……..

We can walk in the ethereal glow of sun beams through trees….

Listening to water running over a weir can be soothing and mood changing.

No matter what our circumstances we can make choices. There is no question that it is easier for some than others, but even the smallest choice can change our day and the way we feel.

The Brecon Monmouthshire Canal…where I have walked many many times. watercolour/gouache

As we enter summer….it is time to hone our observational skills and choose to delight in Mother Nature’s bounty and ignite our creative energy.

watercolour/gouache – Brecon Beacons – Wales

On Wednesday I am giving a workshop at the HUB http://www.theinspiredhub.co.uk We will be focusing on painting trees using watercolour and gouache.

May your creative juices flow:)

42 thoughts on “WE CAN CHOOSE…………..

  1. louella.miles@writers4management.com

    Hi Janet, wondered what the details are for Wednesday as can’t see anything on hub calendar. X


    Louella Miles



    Tel 07876 681359

    3 Campbell Close Twickenham TW2 5BZ ________________________________

  2. snowbird

    Love this, yes the smallest decision can change everything and turn things around. These paintings are mesmerizing, stunning, all of them.xxx

  3. hereiam2000

    your paintings r always beautiful and especially ur manner of woving them into a story-narrative manner adds to its beauty..always looking forward to ur new posts

  4. Jet Eliot

    I really enjoyed your magnificent watercolors here, Janet. Each one is celebration of nature and life on earth. My favorites were the summer tree, for the vitality of summer that you expressed; the sunbeams through the trees, a brilliant manifestation of sunbeams; and the bridge-river scene, so grounding and earthly. Cheers to nature and your skillful talents.


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