Monday, February 8, 2010

Fortune and Glory

I painted this aeons ago using my daughter as model

It wasn't very long ago that my offspring were children. I'm not sure about the word "offspring". Sounds like what happened to our couch. Anyway, now my chirrens ( to use Mr. T's colloquium) have chirrens of their own. And my daughter, Faith, has just announced on her blog, a new contest: The Winter Word Olympics, a.k.a., The Writer Games.

Go. Just go. To: Sacred Dirt. Fortune and glory await. There be cleverness, and a chance to scale new heights. A different wordish competition with each post. Prizes. Self esteem infusions. Free tax advice. Facials. Thank you all for being great friends, and for being you.

9 comments:

Protege said...

Beautiful painting. The tides of time can always be seen in our children...
xo
Zuzana

steven said...

richard - that's a beautiful painting and an incredible legacy to leave your children. i'll nip over to faith's blog and have a look-see. have a peaceful day. steven

Julia Kelly said...

Your work is so wonderful- would you find the time to paint more and more, so I can pour over your magical pictures and while you are at it- write a picture book- hope you already are- your way with words is so great! ( exactly when you will have the time....not real sure!)

Fairysteps said...

Looks like you captured a moment of magic from the past! Beautiful.

Faith Pray said...

Thanks for the blog link, Dad! I remember that tea party with my dollies. You are so brilliant. I'm like a rope on the Goodyear blimp. I love your entries in "The Word Olympics, a.k.a The Writer Games" so far. I can't wait to see what you do with tomorrow's game!

Richard Jesse Watson said...

Very true, Zuzana. Thank you.

Steven, I appreciate you. You're the best.

Thanks, Julia. I have several picture books in the works. Words and pictures.

Thanks a bunch, Fairysteps. Makes me smile to say Fairysteps, and makes me smile to visit your blog.

Thanks, Faithy. Your Writer's Olympics has been so fun. And what a lot of off-the-wall feedback!

Katharina said...

What talented kids you have, looks like you did a good job raising them too =)

stunted male said...

i agree. it is beautiful. and peaceful. even the mundane spots are not mundane anymore because you see with colors

Richard Jesse Watson said...

Thanks Katharina.I am learning a lot from my kids.