Friday, July 29, 2011

~Pink Saturday~

Hello again, Sweet Pink Saturday! Before I say another word, I want to give you the link to Beverly's where you will find all the other blogs dressed in their pink finery! Be sure and say "Hi" to Beverly to let her know how much you enjoy this special day! I can't imagine a week without PINK SATURDAY!!

And, another week that has flown by. I can't make up my mind if this is a good thing or not.....the week was not unusual in any way....working in the gardens, creating, talking on the phone with friends and family, visiting with the neighbors....just a nice easy summer week. Sitting on the porch with a drink and a magazine and letting life drift by..... The kind of days you yearn for when the snow drifts are high.

I didn't know what to do this week for today, but I am painting and studying the roses I have, both real and painted. So, I was taking pictures and as I was printing them out to pin on my inspiration board I thought I would share them with you as they are so pretty....I am so happy God made roses for us, aren't you?!

Some of my roses that I want to improve on....

There are so many different ways in painting roses....each artist has their own unique style. It is so inspiring, to me, to just sit and study and absorb each different rendition.....I just yearn to paint them and hope in time I will finally get a rose that will satisfy this rose loving soul!

Before I leave to go Pink visiting....I want to leave you with this thought. There are times in all our lives when we get hurt by those we not understand why ...or feel that it is deserving. In a lovely book I am reading I found this and just wanted to share it with you:

Forgive And Forget.
Our Lord we thank thee, for so much.
We bless Thee and praise Thy Glorious Name.

Fill your world with Love and Laughter. Never mind what anguish lies behind you.
Forget, Forgive, Love and Laugh.
Treat all as you would treat Me, with love and consideration.
Let nothing others do to you alter your treatment of them.

Wishing you a lovely and peace filled week!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Jil,
What a beautiful post; beautiful photos and words! The Lord has indeed given us a beautiful world to live in and roses are just one of the many exquisite things He has created for our enjoyment. I am especially thankful right now for the good report I received this week. God is good! Happy Pink Saturday weekend, my sweet friend.

Blessings and hugs,

Holly said...

Hi Jil~
I needed this today. Thank you for allowing God to speak through you and touch my heart.
Many blessings and Happy Pink Saturday.

Marydon said...

Jil, I love the verse, so needed.

Your china pieces are just gorgeous.
Have a beautiful PS weekend~

LV said...

Yes, I am thankful for the roses. They are my favorite flower. Also, God gave you a great talent for sharing them in a different way.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Happy Pink Saturday
Jil, what beautiful photographs you shared with us.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Lovely post and beautiful painted pink roses!

Nancy said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Char said...

Beautifully said Jil.
Your collection of roses is just so pretty, it just makes me wish I could paint them myself. I try, but I have such a long way to go.
Happy Pink Saturday, Char
The verse you left us with is very touching.

Anonymous said...

Oh my I do so love beautiful hand painted china! Your pictures are lovely!

fannipauline said...

Beautiful roses .......I love the poem you left with us. We do serve an awesome God and He gave us a beautiful world to enjoy.

KatyDidStitches said...

Thank you for the beautiful roses and the wise words, Jil. I have been struggling with something this week...and this verse has helped me put things in perspective. You must have known I needed it!


Shirley said...

Hi Jil, I really like the roses you painted and just love roses period. I hope your weather has been cooler then ours. The river is still running over 28 feet and they are still letting water out so who knows when it will go down. I just feel sorry for those that their homes were flooded and not by mother nature. It has been cloudy and rainy here today. We are actually down to 83 degrees which is an exception. I enjoyed your post today and the previous ones. Hope all is well with you. Take care Your Missouri Friend.

tami said...

Hi Jil...Just beautiful today!!
Thank you for sharing your pink sweetness with us.
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Sarah said...

"Let nothing others do to you alter your treatment of them." Wow! That's a huge calling to aspire to, isn't it! Thanks for the inspiration...hope you have a great weekend!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Riet said...

Good morning and what a lovely pink post. I know for sure that roses are made for us to enjoy. The ones you show us here are all gorgeous. And you can paint them. That is wonderful.
Happy pink Saturday

Honey at 2805 said...

This is so beautiful, both the photos and the words. While I was here I stopped and listened to the music.

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Anonymous said...

Following you from Pink Saturday. Your rose china pieces are lovely.

mercedes scott said...

I'm drooling over all these gorgeous roses you've posted! I think YOUR roses are so lovely; I know artists are always trying to enhance their techniques, but trust me when I say, "you've got it!" Thanks for sharing such lovelies for Pink Saturday :)

ornamentsbypink said...

What beautiful vintage pieces you have, Picture Perfect! My favorite flower!

Red Rose Alley said...

Yes, I'm so glad that God made roses. They are definately one of my favorite pleasures in life. Your teacup and saucer is gorgeous. I just loved this post and it brought a smile to my face.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Kay Ellen said...

I love all your hand painted Rose pieces...just beautiful!
Happy PS a little late:)

Kay Ellen