The Song Inside


“Most (people) live lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” – Henry David Thoreau

I finished my pastel painting of Clay today. I’m very pleased with it.

At an art exhibition this evening a lady I know asked me what I’d been working on so I told her. Then she asked did I have any commissions? I said no but you know it doesn’t matter because I really have fun doing these paintings and so I don’t really care if I get commissions or not. How many people can say they love what they do? A long time ago after I got married for the third time I went ahead and made a choice to suppress the song that was inside me. I don’t regret my choice. Much. If I had it to do all over again I would do exactly what I did but in a vastly different way. Where my head was at was much more in a victim role. Thank god I have lived to see those days are over. The victim role days, that is. I am singing again and it feels real good. May god grant you the grace to let your voice sing. Loudly and without fear.

By the way, if you have a photo of yourself wearing a hat that you think is particularly nice and it also has a plain background I am always looking for new subject matter. Feel free to get in touch with me. If I use the photo I will give you a disk with a high resolution image on it for you to do whatever you want.

3 thoughts on “The Song Inside

  1. BeeHappee January 8, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    Nice work Renee!
    Glad you are singing. 🙂

  2. Elizabeth February 4, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    I followed the link over here from the comment you left on Ben Hewitt’s blog. I wonder if you might be interested in this photo I took of my husband in his hat:

    It’s the last photo in the post. If you’re interested, e-mail me and I’ll track down the file for you. I’ve really enjoyed seeing your art.

  3. Renee-Lucie Benoit February 4, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    Hi Elizabeth, I Yes! I sent you a private email. Check your spam. ❤

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