Channeling a Painter

I have never been a great painter, at least not with standard canvas and acrylics or oils. I’ve attempted a few pieces that I was moderately okay with but overall never quite satisfied. This past weekend I dove in and started a piece I had been planning since I saw several images of white and black wolves. I love the Cherokee tale of the father teaching his son about the two wolves that live inside each of us, fighting to live. When the son asked which one survives, his answer is, “The one you feed.” I understand the lesson behind the legend but I also believe we need to teach those wolves how to coexist within us so that there is no more reason to fight, within or without.

Back to my painting! I am utterly surprised and thrilled with the progress so far.

 

What do you think? We had a yen for pizza and tried out a local place we had on our wish list. Now that was a work of art!

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Hmmmm….I really do believe I was channeling….

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🙊 I’ll let you know when we finish. 😉

This post brought to you by Linda Hill’s 1LinerWednesday prompt. Be sure to visit her blog for other great posts.

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Mellow Free 48/#Thursdaydoors

Hi guys,

I have been a bit absent this week but wanted to share some of my last Free 48 with you and make this a kind of combo post.

Last weekend we made our outing a quest for one of my favorite doughnuts, those tasty treats our reps bring in on Fridays that I can never say no to. NEVER. EVER.  It was a gorgeous Sunday for a drive. Sadly, we got our wires crossed about the hours for that location and it was closed. 😩

It was then closer to brunch than breakfast, so we were off in search of an alternative means to soothe our growling stomachs. The architecture in the area was really amazing and we spotted one little interesting shop after another until my eyes fell on this place!

 

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“I want to eat there!” It was a declaration more than a suggestion.

We had to circle back around a labyrinth of a block to get there but we finally did. As many places as we have lived and visited that has this pizza chain, I never had the chance to eat at the Mellow Mushroom. Of course I took photos of the doors I found and so many other little ‘cutesies’ inside.

 

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The main door to the magical mushroom tour
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The restrooms were labeled ‘mels’ and ‘femels’
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Now you know who would love this train, don’t you? 😉
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This is my first contribution in honor of National Train Day ..and how about that cool VW bus?
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I can see where kids would love so many things about this place!

 

While I still think I make the best pizza in town in my own kitchen, this was pretty good. The Options were fresh and tasty, and we could even do ‘halvesies’….What??

Do you want to see it? 😀

 

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Can you guess which half was mine?

And the ‘coup de gras?’

As we drove back out of town I spotted a real tourist attraction and we were suddenly transported across the ocean to Paris, France!

 

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Well, I guess it’s the closest this gal will likely ever get to the real thing. I thought this replica was way cool, just nestled in a semi hidden eclectic little shopping center right off the main road. I only happened to catch a glimpse from the corner of my eye or might have missed it altogether.

Laissez le bon temps rouler!

The rest of the Free 48 was pretty quiet. How was yours? I hope you all have a beautiful Mother’s Day and brand new Free 48.

Oh, and I do have one more door for you before I say goodnight. This one always catches my attention. It is in one of our office locations. Does it remind you of anything……🙈

 

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Redrum, redrum, redroom…..

 

Sweet dreams peeps! 😱

Happy  National Train Day, Dan!

 

 

This post is brought to you by the Mellow Door Master Norm Frampton. Check out his place for a lot of great doors posts and post a link to your own there. Just give the little blue frog a tickle to be transported to the linky list.