Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I DID It!!!

I've been wanting to redecorate my blog page and didn't know how.  One blogger that I visit often renews her page very frequently, and she offered me some insights. Although I've still not mastered her instructions, I was able to do some renovating, and I quite like it! 

I've also found that it's a good bit of fun to find new 'wall paper' and try it out before 'sticking' it to the wall of the page.  It's time consuming, to say the least, to 'shop' for new accessories and things to make the blog look nicer than it has, but what fun to find something new to look at! Now that I know how to make a few changes, I'll be attempting it again on my other blog, very soon.

All this reminds me  of a time back in the early-90's when I had an overwhelming desire to paint. I'd tried all my life to paint pictures that looked like something other than kindergarten art. I lamented to my husband whom I was dating at the time. I said, "I wish I could paint."  He said, "If you want to, paint!"  He continued to encourage me, and when my daughter bought me a gift of acrylic paints, I got some good brushes and attempted my hobby again. Eventually I got better, and happier, with my endeavors. I must say, I've still not mastered the art, but I can bring something out that wouldn't look completely at home on the bulletin board of my granddaughter's classroom! 

So, I'd like to say thank you to Auntie for her help and encouragement in the redecorating! Without her supportive words, I'd still be looking at blah tan with the birds flying across the top!  I'd like to thank my husband, again, for encouraging me to do what I'd like to do, and not just say, "I can't" or "I wish..." .  

The moral of the story,  if you want to do something, give it a try. Work at it. Don't limit yourself with your own disbelief in yourself, or the fact that you don't know how. Pull up your big girl panties and TRY it! Learn something new!  You will never do it, that's for sure, if you don't give it a shot.


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! It's beeeeeeeeeutiful! I'm so proud of you!!!!!!!!

    And it was fun, fun, fun, wasn't it??? Sure it was. And you'll want to do it again, and again, and again, won't you? Sure you will. -giggles-

    'Cause you have the *changing blog look bug* now. And it's a gooooooooooood *bug.* Not one of those, which makes you sick with a cold and coughing, and etc. A goooood *bug*!

    And another salute to your Marine! For his wise and encouraging words!!! Hoooo-rahhhhh!!!

    Gentle hugs,

  2. Hi Kathleen & thanks for stopping by my blog You will find a lot of my blogs concern family, especially my Aunt Katie who is 102 and still going strong. I like sharing pictures and welcome you to look into my archives. Thanks again & I will be checking in on you from time to time as well.

  3. I was just reading this post and it makes me remember the time I was watching Bob Ross do his wonderful 30 minute masterpieces on public TV. I wanted to do it and bought one of his kits but never really got the hang of it and eventually sold the stuff at a yard sale. I still watch old show of his and still wish I could create works like that.

  4. Odie...I used to watch Bob Ross too...and every now and then see one of the old shows. I always loved his gentle way of speaking, and his phrase, "this is your world" or "and a happy little cloud lives here". I was sad when I heard he'd passed away.
    I wasn't able to accomplish his type of painting either. We can do only what WE can do, with the talents we have been given. I guess God didn't want either of us to be Bob Ross, but ourselves! :-)

  5. Mama, I too love the Bob Ross shows. We used to watch them every chance we got on PBS. The kids even loved them and would talk about the little tree having to have a friend.
    As for you being able to Paint, I love the things that you create. You have such an artistic mind and are more capable than you believe.