July 22, 2016

I'm not sure

royal cosmic explosion
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; 
and I'm not sure about the universe.” 
~Einstein

July 19, 2016

I CHOOSE...



big love

I CHOOSE:
TO LIVE BY CHOICE, NOT CHANCE
TO MAKE CHANGES, NOT EXCUSES
TO BE MOTIVATED, NOT MANIPULATED
TO BE USEFUL, NOT USED
TO EXCEL, NOT COMPETE.
I CHOOSE SELF ESTEEM, NOT SELF PITY
I CHOOSE TO LISTEN TO MY INNER VOICE,
NOT THE RANDOM OPINION OF OTHERS.

July 11, 2016

peace; the measure of healing

a humble burst
"Of one thing I am certain,
the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure."
- Phyllis McGinley








"Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before,
but rather allowing what is
to move us closer to God."
- Ram Dass


selected artist: city of Eagan arts
flora and fauna
july/august
wescott library, Eagan mn





July 8, 2016

a greater appreciation

artist annie young painting live at RAW event
as i continue to challenge myself with technology, i am doing what i can to provide an enhanced experience of my art to those who are also blind or visually impaired.  if you have found me here and are visiting my exhibit at the artz gallery in amery wisconsin, please check out this site for descriptions of my work


some works i included an artist share. this basically gives a little insight behind the creation of certain paintings. if using jaws, you should be able to navigate the site easily using your links list.  if you have any trouble, please contact me directly via email. annie@annieyoungarts.com

here is the link to the descriptions: painted stories



the picture included on this page is of artist annie young painting. she is wearing a light green shirt and paint cover apron. her hands, holding a cloth are working over a canvas horizontally on a small table. on the left side of the table are various art supplies (paint tubes, plastic containers and a water bottle) behind annie are a few of her paintings resting on easels.

July 7, 2016

when things don't make sense


journey forward
'faith is moving forward
even when things don't make sense,
trusting that in hindsight ...
everything will become clear."
~mandy hale













July 4, 2016

We the people....


Facts about the Declaration of Independence:

One of the most widely held misconceptions about the Declaration of Independence is that it was signed on July 4, 1776. In fact, independence was formally declared on July 2, 1776, a date that John Adams believed would be “the most memorable epocha in the history of America.” On July 4, 1776, Congress approved the final text of the Declaration. It wasn’t signed until August 2, 1776.

we the people...
We the people...
Robert Livingston, one of the members of the committee who wrote the Declaration of Independence, never signed it. He believed that it was too soon to declare independence and therefore refused to sign. 

The two youngest signers of the Declaration of Independence were both from South Carolina. Thomas Lynch, Jr. and Edward Rutledge of South Carolina were both born in 1749 and were only 26 when they signed the Declaration. Most of the other signers were in their 40s and 50s.

About the Signers
Women Behind the Signers
Quiz!





June 30, 2016

what's blooming?

buttercup ball
my garden blooms
 

 artZ gallery: invited guest artist
208 keller ave n
amery wi 54001

exhibit: July 1-July 30
hours: mon-sat 10 am-5 pm
phone: 715-268-8600


please stop in and see what is blooming!





June 28, 2016

sometimes in smiles


the fade of beauty
 “I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.” ~Laurie Halse Anderson



June 21, 2016

power of hope

hope
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
~Jeremiah 29:11

“They say a person needs just three things
to be truly happy in this world:
someone to love,
something to do,
and something to hope for.”
~Tom Bodett

"It is often in the darkest
skies that we see the
brightest stars.”
~Evans

“Walk on with hope in your heart,
and you'll never walk alone”
~Shah Rukh Khan

June 14, 2016

let me not

i will survive
“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
but to be fearless in facing them.

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but
for the heart to conquer it.”
~Rabindranath Tagore