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.


I Feel Like I've Been Plugged In

This morning I feel like I've been plugged in.
It's like spring,
a fresh new day,
and it's August.
The birds are really singing
loud and beautiful.
It's cooler,
and comfy.
Everything is green and fresh.
Doctor's say I'm stronger,
maybe that's it.
I know however, that God is behind it all.
I want to be outside this morning,
but I'm ready to paint this afternoon.
I am looking at the canvas,
not a canvas at all.
A beautiful lacy metal basket.
Could be a tray,
could be a table, could hang on the wall.
Right now I want to paint
on the top and on the bottom.
Turn it upside down
and be challenged.
We'll see.
I want flowers,
but not too many.
I want color,
but not too much.
I want neutral
but not too dull.
I want to reach and stretch,
look and see,
touch and feel.
I want to be challenged.

Mary Jo Leisure, August 8, 2008

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Mary Jo Leisure, Decorative Artist, Pleasanton, Kansas