Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Beauty is only skin deep. That is such a true statement. I know several people who are beautiful on the surface, but down deep - UGH!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. True again. There are somethings that I would not wear to a dog fight that my mother just dearly loves and vice versa.

Beauty does not last. Like flowers, beauty is often fleeting. Here today and gone tomorrow.

Beauty is a characteristic of a person, place, object or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure, meaning or satisfaction.

The characterization of a person as “beautiful”, whether on an individual basis or by community consensus, is often based on some combination of inner beauty, which includes psychological factors such as personality, intelligence, grace, charm and elegance, and outer beauty, which includes physical factors, such as health, youthfulness, symmetry, averageness, and complexion.

Beauty comes from within. Inner beauty is a concept used to describe the positive aspects of something that is not physically observable.

Well, I received something that was truly beautiful this week. My friend, Marie, from A Year From Oak Cottage has an Etsy store called Blossom Time Creations. She is one talented lady. Her water colors are all fantastic, but I saw a canvas I just had to have! My bedroom is decorated with roses and this fit the bill perfectly. It is called "Gathering Rosebuds".


My photography I am afraid does not do it justice. Very lovely work. Hop on over to her blog site and take a look at her prints, there is a link to her Etsy on there. You can also contact her and commission something of your very own. She does fantastic work! I am so very pleased with my rosebud girl!

I am proud to own such a painting, not only because the painting itself is beautiful, but because it comes from such a beautiful person. Marie personifies beauty. She has such a sweet spirit.

Photobucket is being such a PAIN!!!!


Jan said...

That's lovely Raquel. Marie is very talented.

Cheryl said...

That is beautiful! I cannot agree more on beauty being skin deep, oy vey!

Jan said...

Beautiful post, Raquel, and a lovely picture.

What is an Etsy store, I've never heard of it? But then I lead a very sheltered life. :-)

Marie said...

Aww RAquel, I'm not sure I really deserve all the lovely things you have said about me here today. I am thrilled that you love the painting. My paintings are like my babies, and a little piece of my heart travels with them wherever they go! So rest assured Raquel that you not only have one of my creations residing with you now, but also a piece of my heart! (((hugs)))

Marie said...

Congratulations Raquel. You won my giveaway! I am putting the book in the post this afternoon! Enjoy! See you after my holidays!

Sue said...

Lovely blog Raquel. Your painting looks so sweet and whimsical.