Saturday, January 23, 2010


what an incredible night of, and i can't believe i am going to say this, TELEVISION!

last night's "hope for Haiti" program was fantastic. way to go george clooney!

a wonderful assortment of talented singers and amazing choice of heartfelt, heart wrenching songs!

No commercials!

and all for a very good cause...

perhaps we have learned from our mistakes after Katrina devoured my beloved new orleans and all HOPE seemed to be lost.

as our world continues to become smaller and smaller.

we can not deny we are all one.

in this together.

and we must have HOPE.

like the little daffodils emerging in my garden through all sorts of obstacles,

we reach.

we struggle.

we support.

we HOPE.

and i am hopeful.

and as conan o'brien said his last goodbye, i was so impressed with his positive, graceful words...

"please don't be cynical."

"if you work really hard and you are


amazing things will happen."

and for your viewing pleasure, i present my latest painting...

"breaking free"

like the little birdie,

i am thinking outside the box.




bikim said...


dmvoccola said...

You have the most incredible eye. You will probably get sick of me telling you that. I am going to look up some new words to use because the ordinary ones like amazing and incredible aren't really good enough. :)

Tammie Lee said...

your painting is wonderful!

Donna said...

Love the are so creative! The Haiti fundraising was wonderful.

KarenB said...

Your painting is so beautiful! What a fabulous idea. Love it!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Erin
haha I love your friend Denise's description.. it is so true.. I love your paintings perhaps mostly so as they are so full of emotion and therefore a little piece of you in every one... somewhere in my blog travels recently i saw a photo of cows and it cracked me up as there were 3 i think posing almost identical to yours in your sidebar.. haha... loved it!!

Well I only saw about 5 minutes of this broadcast. but what I did see was great.. now i wish I'd watched it all... WEll Dear Erin you are always inspiring and therefore bring HOPE into our lives.. Have a great week xx Julie

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

BEAUTIFUL painting....beautiful post....beautiful music. Hopeful. Indeed!

Carole said...

So beautifully said. I think you're write we screwed up New Orleans...hopefully we've learned from it. But then again we have someone else in the WH. I didn't watch the show.....not sure what I was doing???
Your painting is incredible!!!Breaking free....great name1

Dawning Inspiration said...

Beautiful - love the title too.

Anonymous said...

I do not have a TV by choice, but I enjoyed reading your words very much and knowing that the message of HOPE is being shared!

And your paintings are inspiring! I'm in awe. Have a wonderful week, Erin!

Ro Bruhn said...

Lovely words and lovely painting. The world IS ever shrinking.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Erin, this painting is just amazing, and you're right, so "outside the box"! love it.

Anonymous said...

Everytime I check out your blog, I'm amazed at how talented you are and in the beauty you surround yourself with.
This picture inspires me to "Break Free" too!