Art from the heart of Mary Jo Leisure, feeling and experiencing the inspiration that surrounds her life, she shares her joy of painting, what inspires her to create and challanges you to see the beauty around you, reflecting the inspiration in your artwork.

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Painting is an expression of one's feelings. It can take you to another place at another time. Art comes from your heart, mind and soul. I hope you will enjoy reading My Diary of a Painter. I write periodically so I hope you will visit often My desire is for you to feel and experience the inspiration that is all around you.


The Dirt, The Breeze, The Desire

What a beautiful morning!
As I drink my 2nd cup of coffee looking out the window,
Overlooking my garden, I see the
Movement of the trees;
I hear the breeze as it passes by
And excitement soars.
I can’t wait this morning, to get out
and get my hands in the dirt,
And feel the movement of the breeze;
And I already have backgrounds ready to paint upon
This afternoon.
I am not sure of the design, I am not sure of the colors,
But I am sure of my desire.
I will know when I get started..
Every day I learn to see a little more. I am always
Telling my students……
“If you can see it you can paint it”.
Having a positive attitude and developing
Your skill of seeing is a real asset for a creative person.
I am ready to discover the day.
Thank you God for that desire.

Mary Jo Leisure, June 15, 2006

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Mary Jo Leisure, Decorative Artist, Pleasanton, Kansas