Friday, June 29, 2007

Gratitude

I came across this thought this morning written by Maureen Di Gia and I thought it was the perfect thing to post this morning to thank all of you that so kindly comment on my blog and have in many ways shown affection through these posts.

I was hoping to have an update of my grisaille but it is taking me longer to establish my values. Yesterday I rubbed out my fringe so that was a step back but at the same time I finished the weaving on my platter. I'm sure it needs adjustments but that is a step forward. So if I finish my fringe today I will hopefully be ready for another session with Michael in the coming week and be able to post the update of my gisaille.


" 10 years from now, I will look back at the years that have past and the things that have happened. I know, today, that at least I will look back and see that I told my loved ones how dear they are to me EVERYDAY and that I loved and was loved in return…to the moon and back. I already feel… how lucky I have been… to have so much! And if I had to be gone tomorrow, I know that not one person I have in my life would wonder how I felt about them, grateful and lucky!"Written in 2007 by dm-angel aka Maureen Di Gia

14 comments:

Anita said...

Mary - what a great piece - I feel incredibly grateful for my online friends. I think I would go insane without like minded people out there who keep my spirits up and connected to other artists. Bless you all!

Mary said...

Thank you Anita, I thought it was good and something to think about. I also feel very fortunate for my online friends.:)

Jeanette said...

This is a very appropriate quote Mary. I agree, my online friends are unique and so very special to me. Sometimes I think they're better than my real life ones!

Cynthia said...

I feel the same way, Mary!! I'm grateful for a warm, welcoming and caring online community of artists.

Robin Neudorfer said...

Yes I am questioned by those that don't understand, yet I agree with Jeanette, my online friends are of like mind.
I am so very grateful for the support and inspiration that is given so freely. Truly a gift.
Even better yet, I have met two on this list and will meet the third one very soon. How cool is that?

Mary said...

Jeanette, Cynthia and Robin I also agree, I seem to be getting closer to my online friends, more that with my RL friends. I guess it is also because none of them have any interest in Art.

leslyf said...

Mary, what a lovely thing to post ... your blog and friendship have meant a great deal to me this past year.

I love your abstracts and admire how they come to you instinctively. And yet your patience with the grisaille process is also amazing ... I could not work on a piece with such care and for so long. I think you are able to do it because you have a calm nature and an inner serenity.

with my thanks and love for online friends.

Mary said...

Thank you Lesly, what a lovely comment. I am glad to see you blogging again.:)

Sue Johnson said...

Mary, I appreciate the quote on gratitude. A couple of years ago--the result of a seminar I took--I begin offering gratitude at night before falling asleep and again the first thing in the morning on awakening. This practice enriches my life immensely. I am looking forward to developing an online community of artist friends and grateful for the opportunity to do so.

Mary said...

Thank you, Sue! I believe sometimes we take things for granted and it isn't until we are jolted that we realize how much we have to be greatful for.

Your project sounds very interesting.

Maureen Di Gia said...

Hi There Mary

My name is Maureen Di Gia ,and let me tell you I was pleasantly surprised to find your message with regards to my quotation :) we were joking around in the office about what happens if you Google your name and I was pretty sure that I wouldn’t find anything considering all my quotation are under my alias name Dm-Angel... thank you for your very kind words :)
That quotation is the way I really live as irritating as it might be/seem to some people for me to constantly say I love you or miss you...or you mean the world to me is just a reminder that no day must go past without reminding those around you…that to someone they are special……

I would relive every uphill, tear, laughter, aching moment to get to this point I am in today I am grateful …Dm-Angel aka Maureen

Mary said...

Thank you Maureen, for posting this on my blog, I was very pleasantly surprised this morning to see your post.

I thought it was such an appropriate thought and I admire people that live this way because it is so easy for us to take other people for granted and the things that have been given to us.:)

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