Monday, March 15, 2021

Happiness Month Monday #2

This past weekend I pulled out all our unhung and/or unframed art. Most of it is work I or my parents created. I want to see more of it hung, give it away or let it go with a photo as a memory. So what made me happy about doing this?

* I decided I am ready to let some things go. So goodbye to some paintings and old drawings of mine and my Dad's that won't get hung in this house.

* I realized I want to keep the best of my Dad's pencil drawings and some of my drawings and small paintings that won't get hung. And I'm ok with that.

* I decided to hang a 3rd grade art work that my Mom had framed for me. Double memories. Still thinking where to put it. 

* I found 4 drawings that I had done that we want to frame and hang. We picked out some likely spots to hang them once I get them matted and framed. My photos aren't great as all the backgrounds are white not beige.

I really enjoyed seeing again some of what I had done in art classes in Atlanta. I'm really out of practice on both painting and drawing and it is not what I want to do right now. Perhaps I will take classes again in the future. For now I'm enjoying remembering and appreciating what I did.

I love seeing art on our home's walls and mostly we have family art which evokes great memories. No point in having it all in a closet!

Finance month continued: Our taxes are done and mailed in!

Tech month continued: This is always at the bottom of my to do list lol. I did shred some paper files.


  1. The two still life pieces of a peach and bell peppers are so lovely I hope you'll share photos of them again once they are framed and hung!

    And I have also found that taking a digital photo of sentimental items does indeed help me find the will to say 'goodbye' when it's time to let them go.

    1. Thank you. I didn't spend enough time to get the background true white on the pencil drawings - will try to do better when they are framed.

  2. Wow, you are very talented.

    God bless.

    1. Thank you. All done in classes with great teachers helping. Couldn’t remember how to do it now unfortunately.

  3. Juhli I don't think I knew that you were an artist! I think your work is great! Glad you are taking steps to frame/hang some. Isn't it interesting how some decisions take time. We've had our second home (which will eventually become our retirement home) and we're just beginning to talk about what we want to do with it. Now that we're older, we don't dive into projects as quickly as we did in our younger days. I'll echo Tamara's request to show us your paintings/drawings after you hang them.

    1. So true. On top of that we really thought we would move again before the pandemic hit so being here almost 4 years now has been unexpected.

  4. So nice to see your art. You are quite talented. The colors in the peach are so pretty. Hope you will share where you hang these pieces once you have them framed.
    I spent about a week shredding things over here. Made me crazy having all of those papers sitting out on the kitchen table until I could get it all shredded. Good feeling when it was finally done.


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