IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Monday, August 31, 2009

08.31.09

Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another. ~Condorcet
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Today I am grateful...
  • another weekend has passed without developing a resentment
  • that there is something missing compositionally from the painting I am working on. I will solve it eventually, but it's an interesting process getting there.
  • that I am one of a kind, but that does not distinguish me in a group of alcoholics because there I am just an ordinary drunk
  • that today I can take a compliment as it is intended and say 'thank you'
  • that my life has been changed by the program of recovery and the 12 Steps
  • to be creative and hopeful

Striving for excellence is a positive quality.

Striving for perfection is self-defeating.

~Language of Letting Go

9 comments:

dAAve said...

I will be more than happy to assist you on that painting. It's been a while since I've done painting training.

Tall Kay said...

Good morning wishes from one ordinary ex-drunk to another. May you remain creative and hopeful all day!

Syd said...

Happy Monday Scott. I had a bit of a resentment over the weekend but am working through it.

Lou said...

You will get your inspiration for the painting. Cuz' that's what you do!

Ed G. said...

I wish you insight and courage in your project.

Blessings and aloha...

Mary Christine said...

I will look forward to hearing about how you work this one out.

dailypiglet said...

i may have asked you this before, but do you get a mental image of your paintings before you paint them, or do they reveal themselves to you?

i still struggle with saying "thank you" but i'm not as bad as i usedta be :)

Scott W said...

I do a 'thumbnail' sketch of them before I start. Then grid out the drawing, and transfer it all onto the canvas that has been painted a cocoa color.

If I get stuck, I photograph it and put it in Photoshop, then play around with it there before I commit further.

Kathy Lynne said...

so that's where all the knitting done at AA goes!