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 White Gerber Daisy

Today I saw a White Gerber Daisy,
that took my breath away.
It was a silk Gerber Daisy,
potted so beautifully,
as if it had been transplanted
from the garden.
When I arrived home
UPS had left a box of treasures.
Among the treasures
a book
"The Meaning of Flowers"
Myths, Lanuage and Lore.
This evening I snuggled in
with a cup of hot tea,
and my new book.
To my joy on page 23...
The Gerber Daisy.
I was not surprised when the first sentence read...
"The Gerber Daisy suggests enduring purity".
In my memory
I again saw the beautiful White Gerber Daisy
so inbedded in my mind earlier today.
Now I know
I must return to the quaint little shop with the
White Gerber Daisy.
What a beautiful and meaningful accent it will be
to my painting...
"The White Gerber Daisy",
just as soon as my arm
allows me to paint.

Mary Jo Leisure, May 17, 2008

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Pleasanton, KS 66075
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Mary Jo Leisure, Decorative Artist, Pleasanton, Kansas