Daisy by the River by Lillian Connelly

What I Learned By Not Painting 30 Paintings In 30 Days

Last January when I accepted the challenge to paint 30 paintings in 30 days I completed the challenge with more than 30 paintings finished. This time around I did not manage to finish all 30 paintings in 30 days, but I did gain some valuable insights into the painting process. Continue Reading ››

There Is A Couch In My front Yard

There is a couch in my front yard and as if that is not bad enough it is raining. My husband is laughing as I lament our slow decline into what my elders used to delicately refer to as "white trash." The only thing worse than a couch on your porch is one on your lawn. … Continue Reading ››

Peach Rose

50 Things You Wish You Never Knew About Me

My friend Marianne from We Band of Mothers asked me to answer these 50 questions about myself. You might want to stop reading right now. Go back to folding laundry, drinking coffee, and staring out the window. Do not give up 5 minutes of your life reading this list.  Trust me. This is not fit reading … Continue Reading ››

Flowers From The Market

I’m Not The Kind Of Mother I Imagined I Would Be

I've been thinking a lot lately about the kind of mother I am. I'm not the kind of mother I imagined I would be. I'm not even the kind of mother I like to pretend to be. I'm not saying I am a bad mother or a good mother. Only time will tell, but I … Continue Reading ››

Bouquet From The Garden

Bouquet From The Garden

I decided to try painting a flower bouquet in a glass vase. I haven't painted glass in a while and thought it might be an interesting challenge. I definitely could use more practice. I've really been embracing the resist style of painting for the last two paintings. It's becoming my "style" so to speak. I use … Continue Reading ››

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