Progress on my 365 project of daily creativity – all the paintings I painted last week for days 22 through 28:
A tiny watercolor elephant:
A watercolor with an inked quote overlay:
The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. -W.B. Yeats
Tiny galaxy paintings:
Another watercolor with an inked quote overlay:
Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. –Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Borrowed from one of my all-time favorite books:
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
“Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.”
A tiny watercolor globe:
You can view all my daily paintings here. Thanks for checking them out!
Also I’m making progress on my daily button/embroidery stitch:
Cathy R says
Impressive! After Jesus Calling, you are my daily inspiration! Thanks for sharing your life with us! Blessings from the hills of Idaho!
I love the tiny globe as much as I love the tiny Statue of Liberty! thank you for sharing your art! cheryl
These are beautiful, Ashley!
Mrs. M. says
We can see why you need to be painting every day – your paintings are wonderful, and such talent is meant to be used and shared – thank you for sharing with us! As for the second quote, Jesus said it first and in the reverse order, in Matthew 6:19-21, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal; But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (And isn’t this what your family has done – choosing purposefully to leave the rat race of pursuing corporate and financial goals and to instead pursue a life of enjoying family, nature, art, and caring for God’s creatures? )
Love to follow you and wanted to share that Matthew 6:21 in Bible reads:
“For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be”…just thought you might want to correctly credit that line.
Bless you and your sweet family.
I see bird feathers from protected species throughout your blog posts. You really should take a bit of time to educate yourself, keeping feathers from ANY native bird species is illegal. Look up the migratory treaty act if you can find any time between your posts boasting about your house or something you have bought or made or found. If you truly loved nature you would respect it and leave it in the ecosystem where it belongs rather than cart it home to make your trash art out of it.
Ashley Hackshaw says
Thanks for your genuine concern. I am very aware of the migratory bird act. While I photograph many feathers that I come across I only retain turkey feather and chicken feathers, neither of which are illegal to keep.
Carol Miller says
Good for you. I just happened across this, while on Pinterest. It amazes me the “no it all’s” always finding fault with good people. Wall in the light and live well.