Thinking about the Cotswolds region, where cottage doorways are a tangle of roses, and where hens and geese casually wander into cottage kitchens, is giving me a sense of tranquility. So I painted these hens and roosters for my kitchen to give it a country cottage look. I made this frame the same way that a used to make my faux fireplace.
~Tuning-up~Every morning compose your soul for a tranquil day, and all through it be careful often to recall your resolution, and bring yourself back to it, so to say. If something discomposes you, do not be upset, or troubled; but having discovered the fact, humble yourself gently before God, and try to bring your mind into a quiet attitude. Say to your self, "Well, I have made a false step; now I must go more carefully and watch-fully" Do this each time, however frequently you fall. When you are at peace use it profitably, making constant acts of meekness, and seeking to be calm even in the most trifling things. Above all, do not be discouraged; be patient; wait; strive to attain a calm, gentle spirit. ~St. Francois de Sales~
Have a wonderful day