Art and Positive Thinking

Welcome to my Renee Loves Art blog!

My focus is exploring, creating and reflecting upon the positives of life and connecting them to my art whether it be photography, pen and ink drawings, watercolour paintings, mixed media, digital media or any other possible media I dive into!

I hope you join me on my art adventure!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Colours of Fall are Positively Lovely

Fall has arrived and the colours are positively lovely.  

It may seem a weird thing to do, but tonight I went to the cemetery to photograph the trees.  The colours of fall enticed me into the beautiful resting place of many loved ones. The glorious trees protecting and surrounding the graves from the cool crisp night air that chilled my spine.  The saddness of graves dedicated to young babies fell upon my cheeks.  It was so sad to see that some families had lost so many babies in the early 1900s.  Some one every year for three years in a row. The bright colours of fall comforted me.

Yellow sunflowers striving to live long enough to produce seeds for the coming year greeted me downtown amongst the old brick buildings.

Mesmerizing radiating patterns of gold lure eyes once accustomed to the greens of summer.

Proudly it stands against the ancient wall now adorned with modern murals of purple.

A late bloomer protects its inner soul from the cold fall days.

Tomatoes finally begin to ripen, the hot days of summer's sun rays linger within.

Fall's harvest fills our bellies.  Aren't the colours of fall positively lovely?

Happy week to you all, no kidding!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Things are Positively Settling Down

Things are positively settling down.  You may not know, but I have switched teaching assignments.  I am now teaching adorable, grade ones.  "Say what? some of you might say, "Are you nuts?  You were teaching grade sixes last year!"

"I know, a big jump, but what a refreshing jump!  My little darlings are like little sponges and are so eager to learn to read and write and learn about the world. So refreshing compared to grade sixes!   It is so exciting to see them improve EVERY DAY!  I think I should start blogging about my Grade One adventures! Hmmm, maybe soon.  I could write about the hugs, kisses, peeing, tying shoelaces, barfing, giggles...Gosh, do I have stories already!  

I finally have my groove back.  Boy, it sure takes a long time to move into a new classroom, all summer I was in the sweltering school getting ready for the new school year and grade, and just didn't have the gumption to blog or create much art,  but now it seems I have the right frame of mind to get back to doing things I like to do for me!

Last night as we were driving home from Drumheller, where the Mohawks football team defeated the Titans, 56-0, I was fighting sleep and was trying to stay wake. I looked over at Jeff and saw pink, green, white and blue lights dancing across the clear night sky.

 It wasn't hard to convince Jeff to pull over so I could share the experience with you! He is such a great guy! We pulled over near Tilley. Just as we stopped a magnificent great horned owl lit off of a fence post! Funny, all night I was saying, "Wouldn't it be cool if an owl suddenly swooped down and stole the football?" No football stealing, but a cool sight nonetheless!

I didn't have a tripod, so these will have to do. I supported my camera on a fence post and the hood of our Escape.  Once I remembered how to set the settings on my camera, I managed to get a few shots worth sharing!

A cool relaxing evening, great company, a beautiful community and environment, with the Big Dipper shining magnificently with the Northern Lights!  I think things are finally starting to settle down!

S is for settling down!

Happy weekend everyone!