soul and purpose

"Through my paintings I hope to communicate a personal enthusiasm and respect for the natural world, thus encourage in others an active stewardship of same." -- JEANNE ILLENYE

billowy roses spilling from basket

4x4 inches / oil on panel
Just an unrelated yet humorous note. Tonight is the eve of my birthday . . . and as my husband's birthday is in two weeks, we were discussing numbers. When I mentioned that he would be 55 he was shocked and announced that he was only 53 . . . I retorted with a comment about it being impossible as I was 53 . . . as of tomorrow that is. I'd only realized two days ago that I'd totally missed 52 since I was thinking all along for most of the year that I was already 53. Therefore, I was relishing the last few hours of being 52 . . . well, so I thought! A little too tired after much Christmas champagne punch yesterday to do the basic math, my parents became involved and the question of their anniversary even came up! Long story short . . . I'm only 51 today (which sounds so young now after thinking all year I was 53) and tomorrow 52!!!! How can anyone make such an error!?!? Have I been just a little too busy these past few years?? Now where's that birthday cake painting I started on my big 5-0 . . . maybe I'll pull that out again for completion! Heck, I can even be 50 again, right? Why not -- you know, to make up for losing two years this year?? Seems the 50's have been off to quite a rousing good start!!! :o)


Kimberly said...

Darling, I have an award for you. If you want to stop by my blog and pick it up. It is yours.


Oh, thank you SO much, Kimberly! I'm delighted to be the recipient of such an award from an art collector / curator of your standing. Sincere thanks! Jeanne

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I was published in Visual Language Magazine


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