July 15, 2011

Aging Gracefully with Life's Blessings

This week's beauty is Paulette Grant who is a Canadian artist and illustrator from Elliot Lake, Ontario. Paulette renders earthy landscapes and figurative studies ranging from contemporary slant on a Norman Rockwell influence to the imagery creations of fairies and angels. Paulette is also a poet.



I think following one's passion is the key to youthfulness and aging gracefully. Aging is not a disease. It is a natural process but it doesn't mean we have to dry up like a prune and spend a fortune to stop it. When the mind ages the body will follow. I am turning 64 at the end of this month, and believe me, it is just a number. I am vibrant, and have a joy of life, and I find it so surprising when someone is shocked at my youthfulness. I am just me looking out through eyes that have seen so much. Aging is a mindset .We are here in life to live it with as much joy as possible for as long as we are willing to accept life's blessings with gratitude for being here at all.


Paulette also has a blog called Breaking Free.

Thank you Paulette for being this week's beauty. I really love the richness of your paintings and I'm so inspired that you are self taught. Happy early birthday.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Linda for such a beautiful feature.I am sitting here in my studio at the moment preparing a large canvas .It will be a painting of my daughter .She will be painted reclining modestly nude.I was thinking about her words as she commented on it yesterday ."When I am an old lady it will become an heirloom and I will always have it above my head to remind people that I was once a beauty " She is and always will be a beauty because beauty is much more than just skin deep.All we have to do is look into the eyes and the great truth is that we can never really grow old because we have the immortal spark within us and it radiates outward.
    Thank you again. It is a great honor to have been chosen for this week in your wonderful blog .

    Paulette

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have no idea why I called you Linda when I know you are Louise :) maybe I am growing old .So sorry
    Paulette

    ReplyDelete
  3. No worries at all! I can't tell you how often I do that! So happy to feature you this week Paulette.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow! What lovely paintings. Such a softness to them and the use of light is fabulous.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Paulette please give your daughter a message from me: Tell her that when she gets old- that even with wrinkles- she will still be a beauty :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love, love, love the cave/fire picture. Thank you for this post.

    ReplyDelete