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 Field of Dandelions

(Emily and Lauren holding a gift for their Nana)

I was out for a day of inspiration.
One block before the
Antique Garden Show
in Greenwood, Mo.
I stopped in awe
of a vacant lot.
A carpet of dandelions.
I've never seen this many dandelions in the same place
in my whole life.
WOW!!
Yellow,
More and more yellow.
My memory went back to a little hand
bringing me a flower
of the most beautiful yellow
with a big smile and big bright shining eyes.
A special moment in my life.
Now here is this yellow again..
Memories spun.
Maybe that is why I love yellow.
Today little hands
bring her flowers
of the most beautiful yellow,
with a big smile and bright shining eyes.
And the tradition will continue.
I want to capture that beauty
if only with yellow and memories of a lifetime.
My inspiration...
The field of dandelions.

Mary Jo Leisure, May 4, 2009



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Mary Jo Leisure, Decorative Artist, Pleasanton, Kansas