March 28, 2015

April Showers!!!!

the absence of anxiety
please check out these upcoming spring events!

April 2nd-May 2nd 
Scott County Historical Society
Shakopee MN
Artist reception: April 2nd: 7-8 pm
For more information: 

What Beautiful Designs: Local Artist Showcase 
April 9th 
Che Bella Interiors:
Happy Hour and local art event complimented by spring design tips from the professionals!
5:30 welcome
6-6:45 artist annie young to share her story followed by a team of interior designer sharing spring decorating tips!
7-8 meet Annie/mingle with the designers
Must register for this event: 

Spring/Summer Art Celebration
April 11th-May 2nd
May 9th-June 12th
The FrameWorks
2022A Ford Parkway
St. Paul MN 55116
Artist reception: April 11th: 7-9 pm

Art Workshop “Sense of Imagination” lead by artist Annie Young
Thursday, April 23rd
6:30-8:30 pm
adults (kids 12+)
Details are found:  
(Registration is suggested as space is limited)

March 27, 2015

name your crazy!

 a question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? ~einstein
mad blossom

“Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, 
men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is
that men are stupid.” ~George Carlin

dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy ~freud

“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.” ~Weihui Zhou

“Isn't it interesting that in Acts 11, at the end of verse 26, it says, "The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch." What I find interesting is the simple thought that the Christians didn't name themselves. But rather, they were called (or named) "Christians" by those watching their lives. I wonder if it would be the same today. Could someone look at your life or look at my life and name me a Christian? A humbling thought for sure.” ~Chris Tomlin

i would imagine that is you could understand Morse code, a tap dancer would drive you crazy! ~mitch hedberg

crazy: written by willie nelson/performed by patsy cline
  • Crazy, I'm crazy for feeling so lonely
    I'm crazy, crazy for feeling so blue
    I knew you'd love me as long as you wanted
    And then someday you'd leave me for somebody new
  • Worry, why do I let myself worry?
    Wondering what in the world did I do?
    Crazy for thinking that my love could hold you
    I'm crazy for trying and crazy for crying
  • And I'm crazy for loving you
    Crazy for thinking that my love could hold you
    I'm crazy for trying and crazy for crying
    And I'm crazy for loving you.

March 25, 2015

what others...

vision is the ability to see
what others can't
faith to believe 
what others will not
and courage to do
what others say
can't be done...

sweet honey
i know i have shared this story before, but this painting was inspired after making a random stop along an isolated road in northern minnesota. it was mid-summer and a field of lupines were in bloom! i still remember how surprised i was that the collection of pea-pod blooms smelled like grape soda!!! (hence the name: sweet honey)
annie, lost in a field of lupines

March 23, 2015

a Minnesota goodbye

as the snow flies.....
urban dictionary: Minnesota Goodbye
"The act applying to most Minnesotans while visiting others in which, when one person has to leave, they proceed to talk for another hour, then the departing party is walked to the front door, where they talk for another hour, then the departing party gets walked to their car while the host family talks to them through the car window for an hour, and finally the departing couple SLOWLY departs down the drive, yelling back & forth with the host family."

(photo credit: Bill Mitchell/click here to see more amazing photography)
we woke this morning to an accumulation of nearly 7" wet, heavy, unwelcome snow! as i shoveled an exit path from the front door to the driveway, i couldn't stop thinking of winter's reluctance to leave us. 
 i will always admire spring 
for her patience !!!

"patience is the art of hoping" ~clapiers

"he/she that can have 
patience can have 
what he/she will" ~benjamin franklin

March 21, 2015

spring forward

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”~Steve Maraboli

seed of yesteryears
"We must be willing to let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." ~Joseph Campbell

March 20, 2015

trust with all the doubts

love is most weak when there is
...He loves me
more doubt than there is trust
love is most strong
when you learn to trust
even with
all the

March 19, 2015

when we were young

"don't ever let school get in the way of your e-d-u-c-a-t-i-o-n!" ~american proverb

March 16, 2015

those days are gone...

I'm Moving On

I've dealt with my ghosts and I've faced all my demons;
Finally content with a past I regret.
I've found you find strength in your moments of weakness -
For once I'm at peace with myself.
I've been burdened with blame, trapped in the past for too long.
I'm moving on.

I've lived in this place and I know all the faces;
Each one is different, but they're always the same.
They mean me no harm but it's time that I faced it:
They'll never allow me to change.
But I never dreamed home would end up where I don't belong.
I'm moving on.

I'm moving on, at last I can see
That life has been patiently waiting for me.
And I know there's no guarantee
But I'm not alone.
There comes a time in everyone's life
When all you can see are the years passing by,
And I have made up my mind that those days are gone.

I sold what I could, and packed what I couldn't,
Stopped to fill up on my way out of town.
I've loved like I should, but lived like I shouldn't.
I had to lose everything to find out.
Maybe forgiveness will find me somewhere down this road.
I'm moving on

March 15, 2015

the ghetto

in the ghetto
As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto
And his mama cries
'cause if there's one thing that she don't need
it's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto

People, don't you understand
the child needs a helping hand
or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me,
are we too blind to see,
do we simply turn our heads
and look the other way

Well the world turns
and a hungry little boy with a runny nose
plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

And his hunger burns
so he starts to roam the streets at night
and he learns how to steal
and he learns how to fight
In the ghetto

Then one night in desperation
a young man breaks away
He buys a gun, steals a car,
tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

As her young man dies,
on a cold and gray Chicago mornin',
another little baby child is born
In the ghetto

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March 10, 2015

but do not...

daisy dreams
give, but do not allow yourself to be used.
love, but do not allow your heart to be abused.
trust, but don't be naive.
listen to others, but don't lose your own voice.