Love and a piece of my Artistic life…

Self Portrait!

One year after my mother complained that she had no photos of me (prior to blogging I had photo phobia – big time, almost no one had a photograph of me – true story!), anyway I decided to surprise her with a handmade birthday card with a self-portrait sketch of myself (Something I had never attempted to do before.)

inside of card.

This is the rendering and the inside of the card, just so you know I was 39 years old when I drew this. I have the card now as one of the several momento’s from memories during my mom’s life. I do remember her reaction when she received the card. It made my struggles with sketching myself very worthwhile.

I was running a marketing/advertising business and raising children as a single parent at that time so she knew time was a precious commodity – as it is for all of us each day. Just so you know – it was well worth the time, a moment I still cherish to this day.

When you give completely of yourself to those you love, the love your receive in return is precious beyond belief!


~ Penny

Copyright © 2012 by Penny l Howe

FUN – Three letters, Three words, Three quotes!


Three meanings:

  • Light hearted pleasure
  • Carefree in mood
  • Happy-go-lucky


Three Quotes:

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one – Dr. Seuss

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the day – Michael Jordan

I never lose sight of the fact that just being is having fun – Katharine Hepburn



Three Thoughts:

Live in the moment, that is where you currently are in life!

Watch children play they “do” fun better than anyone because they have’nt learned yet not to!

Today and tomorrow are your days. They do belong to you. Take ownership of them and .. have fun in the doing!

Life is Good, and Fun … pass it on!


Thank you for visiting today,

~ Penny