Monday, July 27, 2009

Lovely Things

Look for a lovely thing
and you will find it.
Sara Teasdale

I love landscape oil paintings. It's what I'm always looking for when wandering through antique stores. I actually majored in Music and Art in college. I never did become an artist or a musician though. Instead, I began a career path in historic and environmental preservation, which to me is kind of the same thing. Like the arts, it's a passion for beauty in its most soulful, natural and creative forms.

I found this landscape painting a few weeks ago. It was exactly what I was looking for. Something lovely. I love those pink blue skies.

My little painting cost only $20. It comes without a frame and there are a few scratches here and there. But for me, the heart of whomever created this painting is very much still in tact. And that's what makes it so lovely.


  1. that IS so lovely! your finds are amazing!

  2. It is so wonderful when we can combine our passions with our work. You are lucky to be able to do that. Pretty painting and flowers.


  3. I love the oil Trina! I looks so like the NW! Don't you just love a great find!

  4. This post was very inspirational. I'm anxious to help my daughter decorate what she considers to be a dingy apartment which I think has lots of potential.


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