Artists,Photographers,and Poet

WIP ~ Intuitive Painting

Monday, Monday post means, artists, photographers and poet ~ Poet being me with haiku. Been reading and contemplating the 'Sacred in the Ordinary' and thus learning to see each new day with new eyes. Consequently I am going to begin a series, I think, of some small new paintings and start my Sketch Book for 2013. Today, though, seeing the Sacred in the Ordinary and Extraordinary at these blogs whom I am sharing with today:

 ~ Macro Monday

Creative Everyday

Mandarin Orange Monday

Because of new software ~ I have to put the links like this. Not crazy about it but tis what it is. The above painting is a (wip) work in progress for Creative Everyday. The photo is for Macro Monday and I found it on a rock wall at the beach. It is permanent and there are Cheerios and something else (not sure what). One of those magical finds in the sacred in an ordinary day.


simple pleasures now
each day, a new beginning
see life with fresh eyes.
(carol mckenna)

Wishing you a loving and fun week.

Hugs and namaste,


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QUOTE FOR THE DAY: 'Get rid of things or you'll spend your whole life tidying up.' ( Sue Bender)


  1. Lovely soft image - and i love the colour !

  2. I love your intuitive painting and seeing sacred in the ordinary with fresh eyes, me too with ironing! :~)
    Namaste and have a lovely week. x

  3. Lovely photos.

    Good luck to you with your work for the sketch pad.

    Have a great week.

    I love the quote of the day - so true!


  4. Monday already ... now am waiting for next weekend :-)

  5. Love that quote...wish I could hire someone to come simplify my mess!

  6. May the days be filled with simple pleasures this week Carol!

  7. What a very cool find. I must walk around with blinders on because I can never find things like that.

  8. Your wip is looking very promising!

  9. That last quote made me laugh, as I am spending days and days, cleaning out the garage and other storage spaces -- trying to get rid of stuff! That macro is amazing.....I agree that simple pleasures are the best!

  10. Where was that 'installation'? Yes, simple pleasures give me joy - like the breaching of a whale I saw today, or the dazzling sunset last night.....seeing with (relatively) fresh eyes! the whole post was great....

  11. Your flower with today's haiku resonated so strongly with me! Thanks!

  12. A great find, love your quote, sometimes I try to play with the format, but don't do it often enough, thank you for visiting my site. Cheers

  13. It's comforting to know that each morning we can see life through fresh eyes.

  14. Very cool cheerio 'wall sculpture'. The orange looks yummy to me ;) I envy those that can draw and paint..I began an Art Journal two weeks ago and I can't seem to move beyond the ordinary...but I will keep exploring ;)

  15. Thanks for sharing your orange art on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  16. Very pretty!

    Visiting from Mandarin Orange Monday (Mom). My entry is about our Anniversary Dinner, would be delighted for you to come and see.

  17. I love your beautiful orange flower. I am going to remind myself each day that I can see the ordinary with fresh eyes. Thank you.

  18. Love your intention of opening each day to creativity in its many forms. I feel so much happier when I make room for beauty in each day--don't always manage though. This year my all time favorite color is this soft mandarin orange.

  19. We always find what we're looking for.


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