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.


Today I See

Today I see the beauty around me.
Clear blue sky behind the tree out my window.
Shadows, movement, contrast,
all apart of my world of painting
of seeing of feeling.
Painting is feeling.
I tell my students,
if you can see it you can paint it,
and if you can feel it, it shows.
I see the bright light on my shed,
I see branches on the tree
crossing over one another.
I see big and little,
I see lost and found,
I see dark and light,
I see warm and cool.
When I paint I can be apart of what I see.
What do you see today?
Isn't it wonderful to look for
and see the beauty around us,
and then express that beauty in what you do
Thank you God for that gift.

Mary Jo Leisure, March 24, 2009

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