Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The philosophy of Oz.Share the Joy Thursday and Celebrate Oz day

I love Thursday.
There is an added celebration today in blogland.


Share the Joy with Meri 

The painting below is one I am working on in class.
It is from a very famous one

Monica Stewart

 My favorite subjects in high school and college were History, Religion and Culture and still my favorite subjects to read about today.

This painting reflects all of those things to me.

Such joy to be able to put such beautiful colors and ideas on canvas.

  In the movie of  The Wizard of Oz I have always been impressed by the technique of going from the black and white of the beginning frames to the beautiful Technicolor of the Land of Oz.
I love all the characters but my favorite is the Scarecrow.

I love the agility and freedom he represents but my admiration of the production of the film outweighs my love of the characters.
My post about the land of Oz is celebrated through the posting of my most favorite splash of color I have had in my painting classes experience.

The painting of
speaks to me of my entire philosophy of life and
what is the Wizard of Oz but philosophy presented in a cast of characters and stories that make us think even when we don't realize it.
Acceptance of all regardless of race, color or ethnicity and the ability to control our own destiny and confidence in ourselves.
I never thought I could paint.

 Linking up with
Go here to share more Joy with Meri and friends.
Oma Linda

Celebrate Oz day 

Color my world with art.

There is art sitting all over my house. 
I need to get busy and frame them and put a price on them.
When I hit 200 followers I am going to have an original art giveaway.Maybe 3 pieces.


Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Just a beautiful job you've done on the painting The Unity and your vase and painting behind it are just gorgeous as well. I love to have things in my home that bring me joy. No time for anything else, right?

Mimi said...

You are So talented.....THAT painting is amazing and I know you will be proud to show it and Or Hang it up!!!
I hope you are staying Kentuckians are getting some real HEAT this summer....kind of like Our Kind of heat!!!!
I just think that is to hot for the midwest....I like food and do not want it to burn away!!!

Anvilcloud said...

I like this.

Friko said...

Hi Peggy,

it's lovely to hear from you again, I thought you'd given up blogging. But I see that you are still as happily positive and busy as ever and as keen to enjoy life.

I'm having a more difficult patch and my blogging is suffering, but there are times when other things take precedence.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I just love your newest painting. The colors are beautiful! Have a great day! Tammy

Rosemary Aubut said...

I love your blog and your sentiments! Enjoyed my visit here! We too are retired and enjoying the fruits of our labor!

Meri said...

The painting is amazing, Peggy -- wow, wow, wow! Not only do I feel the unity, there's celebration, exuberance, delight, sisterhood, and connection.

Magaly Guerrero said...

"History, Religion and Culture," and it affects society is one of my favorite topics.

And while on the subject of Oz, I'm not sure if you've read Wicked by Gregory Maguire, if you haven't, give it a go. You might like it. I've always thought of it as holding most of the topics of life ;-)

Gina said...

I just love those 4 ladies...standing tall and proud, growing stronger in their unity :D XXX

Kim Mailhot said...

Here's to the joy of letting our hearts and our inner artist shine, shine, shine !
Happy Thursday !

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love having art all around my house from local artists and blog friends. It's perfect and unique!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Thank you so much for joining in Celebrate Oz. I agree with Ms. Magaly history, religion and Culture are all part and parcel of the subject matter of Oz, the books, the movie and the resulting sequels have all had those very subjects at the essence of them. Thanks for today and being a part of it, Oma Linda

maddyrose said...

Beautiful post and a lovely way to celebrate Oz. For someone who never thought she could paint your work is Oz-some. Have a wonderful day.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Love your beautiful painting. Happy Return to Oz Celebration!

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful post and as always your talent is beautifully exhibited. And I especially like the picture of the antique vase!! Wishing you well, dear friend! Cathy

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post for the Oz party ;o) A lot of meaning! Have a wonderful day ;o) Take Care ;o)

Plumrose Lane said...

Your artwork is just so beautiful what a treat of a find you are!