January 5, 2011

How do I feel about losing my job?

Myra asked how I felt about losing my job:  I love it.  I was trying to figure out how and when to quit without letting my boss down.  Now I'm keeping to a new home schedule that has me painting a minimum of an hour a day (that's lots for me) and an hour of painting lessons.  Then there's all the other time I spend deciding what to paint, reading blogs and just plain dreaming about painting.  Being retired is wonderful!

Here's an update on the frilly pansy I'm working on:

My goal is to paint twelve different pansies.  They are such a happy flower don't you think?  Great to paint this time of year.


  1. I love pansies- I think it's their darling faces. :)

    After I quit my job for painting I didn't realize how much I really needed to decompress and get my mind out of one place and into another.

  2. now that I know - CONGRATS - on your retirement! I love your goal to paint 12 pansies - it will be very interesting to see! happy, happy painting!

  3. Congrats on your retirement and gaining so much more painting time! Pansies always put a smile on my face... how can you not smile when a flower is smiling at you?

  4. Good for you- on the "retirement" and the paintings!

  5. You are embracing your current situation....how wonderful Bonnie! I am totally jealous and want to retire tomorrow.

  6. It's wonderful! Life brings what it must, we just need to listen or is life listening... oh easier said then done! Bonnie, enjoy your new direction!

    Now where did you find pansies, in January, in Canada?!

  7. Dear Bonnie,

    I am a first time visitor, really like your work.
    I live on the Maine coast. I have been to British columbia and a place called HorseShoe. I have to say it was so beautiful I wanted to live there. Keep painting. Happy New Year.

  8. Pansies are my favorite flowers, love your flower paintings all of them.