If I Were an Artist

If I were an artist… this would look a lot better than it does.  Last week my sister (the artist) stayed with us and we all did some painting.  I have been wanting to paint some meaningful words.  And well it didn’t quite turn out the way I had envisioned but I’m quite happy that I just tried and attempted to use a paintbrush.  Perhaps, I’ll paint over and try something else.  Or maybe I’ll just leave it for awhile and think about it.  Who knows.
I do know... that I love the close up the word Love above.  This weekend remember to : 
Love Yourself… you are a special and unique individual with a purpose.  If you don’t love yourself, how you can love others?
Love Your Life…Even if life is complicated and hard…it is still life and everyday is a new day, a fresh start & a gift.
Love Others…Everyone is hurting in one way or another and your smile or kind words just might be the thing to make a huge difference in someones life.  And what you do for others….well, it will be done for you!


  • Maggie May
    Commented on April 3rd, 2009 at 11:27am

    ‘to the sea i offer this heavy load’


  • Reagan
    Commented on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:17pm

    this post made my day. google reader recommended your blog to me. it’s beautiful.

  • brooke
    Commented on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:25pm

    i wouldn’t change it one bit…i really really like it.

  • Helen Cox
    Commented on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:29pm

    I think you did really well, and some would argue you are already an artist since you created a piece of art and all. A lovely message to send me off into my weekend. Thank you.

  • annechovie
    Commented on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:52pm

    Great post, Trina! Words of wisdom and helpful reminders. I like your painting!!

  • Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things
    Commented on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:58pm

    wow, i SO needed this today!!! thank you, TGIF!

  • LissyLou
    Commented on April 3rd, 2009 at 2:57pm

    I like the last 3 love sentences. I’ve written them down in my diary. x

  • Jennifer Ramos
    Commented on April 3rd, 2009 at 3:36pm

    Ahhh cute!
    Reminds me of my large romeo and juliet i posted on my blog. : ))))

    Jen Ramos
    'Cards & Prints You'll Love…'

  • Gloss Boutique
    Commented on April 3rd, 2009 at 7:36pm

    I really needed that today, thanks. Lisa ox

  • Julie
    Commented on April 3rd, 2009 at 8:18pm

    I wouldn’t change it. I would keep it as is and every time I look at it remember that special time with my sis. Besides it’s beautiful.

  • Lisa
    Commented on April 4th, 2009 at 6:48am


    I just love it. It is an original. I think you should hang it somewhere VERY special!
    Also, know that i am so glad to FINALLY have found someone who wants to paint their front door a different color every year. My family thinks i am nuts! I want to go bright green like the door on the Blueprint Magazine cover.
    Maybe the pink house at Annechovie is just the motivation that I need.
    I love visiting your blog, let us all know if you get the paintbrush out again!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on April 5th, 2009 at 4:08pm

    Thank you guys… well.. gee, you guys know how to make some one feel good about their work :-) Thank you all, again. Hope you all are having a lovely weekend!
    Much love!

  • Fifi Flowers
    Commented on April 5th, 2009 at 4:34pm

    Love love love… makes me want to sing!
    Would LOVE to have you guest blog… April is ALL about Paris… so if you want to talk about Paris or French things… bring it on!
    After April I’m ready for your Chicago post!!!

  • Porchlight Interiors
    Commented on April 5th, 2009 at 9:10pm

    I love your art Trina – what a beautiful message! Tracey xx

  • Meredith
    Commented on April 6th, 2009 at 5:13am

    Beautiful art, beautiful sentiments. I’m hope your week will be continue to be coloured by this message.

  • paula
    Commented on April 6th, 2009 at 2:07pm

    I love this!

  • Millie
    Commented on April 6th, 2009 at 8:23pm

    Trina, such wonderful words, thank sweet girl. You’re one wise woman.
    Millie ^_^

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on April 6th, 2009 at 8:50pm

    Thank you!

    Just so everyone knows, the words are a mixture of coldplay lyrics, bible verses and a Bronte poem. :-) Quite the combo, right?!

  • Rachel
    Commented on April 8th, 2009 at 9:31am

    Love that song! and the poem and the verse! Thank you for the reminder =) God is LOVE!

  • Kimberlee
    Commented on April 18th, 2009 at 6:58pm

    Trina – this is BRILLIANT!!!! You have done such an awesome job and I love the song you chose, awesome, awesome – love it! xx

  • red ticking
    Commented on April 19th, 2009 at 12:52pm


  • Jess
    Commented on April 25th, 2009 at 10:09am

    I really hope you didn’t paint over this– I think it is fantastic!

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