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For Such Beauty is Mine ~A guest post

Precious Seconds - Mayne Island in Paintings and Photographs

For such beauty is mine nearly every day of every week and of every year.  It is a gift that I just need to see to have and enjoy.  I find that there is a beauty in water that lures me into the flow of life and washes away the suffering that I have created or have allowed to meander within.

For the past two years, I have been wandering a path to the Creative Potager’s door (in this case blog) and enjoying her paintings and photographs.  When a friend had to move to the deep, dark interior of the United States, I saw Terrill Welch’s calendar of trees and knew immediately I must send it to my friend to help her heal and not miss our sights and beauty so far from her home.

I am so grateful for the many forms of beauty in my life and I wanted to focus on Everyday Beauty as my Thanksgiving Theme.   I could think of no better person, artist; inspirer than Terrill Welch to share with you today.

So I asked her to write a guest post and share her pictures with you and without further ado, here is her sharing.

Thankful for Everyday Beauty

Thanksgiving Day carries with it a long tradition of giving thanks. We can be thankful for many things. We may even come to this annual holiday with a long list to bring forward for acknowledgment. But today I am going to focus our attention on being thankful for the everyday beauty that surrounds us.

It could be the swirling grains in a piece of driftwood next to sea.

1 being on Shore by Terrill Welch

Did you notice a small echo of that same shape repeating itself in the sky? The day is quiet. It might even rain. This is the stillness that feeds resilience and inner strength. I often long for this melancholy silence.

Or it might the mist coming through the trees with a distant sun trying to break through.

2 Breaking Through

There is no greater mystery than west coast fog draping itself through the trees, gathering damp fingers near the nape of your neck, leaving nothing behind but its cool breath.

Other times it can be the soft light of an early summer evening dancing off the clouds and reflected onto the surface of the ocean. How we wait at these times in anticipation of something greater. Often, it will simply get dark as the heavy clouds near the horizon devour any drifting rays of brilliance.

3 Sea and Clouds

Our surroundings are not always so tranquil though are they? Sometimes waves crash and bellow with rage in the shadows. We may be standing on shore feeling helpless while noticing, even then, how beautiful it is.

4 rough sea

Then, just as we believe we can stand no more and we are too weary to resist, the storm breaks.

5 flight of the rainbow

Possibly, it is like this when we are thankful for everyday beauty. Happy Thanksgiving.

Thank you so much Patricia for asking me to your place of wisdom on your special holiday.

Thank you Terrill


I have a gift for one of my very special commenters, I wish I could send one to each and every one of you, but I will have to make a random selection from those of you willing to make a comment.  I am giving one lucky commenter a copy of Terrill’s new book of her paintings and pictures…

You can take a look at a few pages at this Blurb Site

Just one word will suffice to win the book for you.

I hope that this experience and read assisted you in enjoying the beauty of everyday moments.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the folks celebrating – A holiday about food and we eat!  Everyday Beauty.

Related Reading:
The Element: Finding your passion
For the Beauty of the Earth
Leading Raspberry Jam Visions Women’s Way
Harvest Potluck

Terrill Welch ~artist, photographer, writer

Online Gallery
Creative Potager blog
Photography at redbubble
Facebook: Terrill Welch
Email: tawelch@shaw.ca
Phone: 1-250-539-5877

32 Responses to “For Such Beauty is Mine ~A guest post”

  1. Holly Klitch Says:

    Inspirational indeed, and the artwork is as incredible as the artist herself. Thank you for sharing!

    Patricia Reply:

    Thank you so much for coming by and making such a grand comment – Terrill’s work is inspirational and I just knew it would be the best thank you I could share

  2. Colleen Says:

    Thank you Patricia and Terrill! What a lovely note to end this Thanksgiving day with. Thanksgiving blessings to both of you, belated to Terrill as our Canadian day of giving thanks comes quite a bit earlier :)

    As I am already blessed to have a copy of Terrill’s wonderful book, please let your other readers have my chance in your draw.

    Patricia Reply:

    I could think of no better way than to express my gratitude to all my commenters than to share Terrill’s words and work

    Thank you for coming on by – and welcome

  3. Jeff Says:


    Thank you for sharing Terrill’s wonderful work here on your blog. I have followed Terrill’s work and blog for some time now, and I am always thrilled how she shares her essence with her art.

    Beautifully done!
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    Patricia Reply:

    I have seen your comments on Terrill’s blog – her work is just wonderful

    Thank you for your kind words and welcome here

    I could think of no better way to share my thanks giving than sharing her beauty

  4. Hilary Says:

    Hi Patricia .. I loved Terrill’s blog and her paintings together with her wise words here .. I’d love to win Terrill’s book – but for now I have so many to read, look and wonder at here – so please select someone who will have time to enjoy and ponder on her words.

    The pictures are just glorious – the trees wrapping their limbs around us along our paths of life ..

    Continue having a Happy Thanksgiving with the family .. cheers Hilary
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    Patricia Reply:

    Hi Hilary,
    I am so happy you came by to enjoy Terrill’s words and work.

    I am back at my desk today a bit tired but refreshed – now to catch up!

    I will be over to enjoy your words after a quick trip to the post office…

  5. Shakeira Says:

    Thank you for sharing your uplifting messages.

    I know and love Terrill’s images!Her curiosity and delight shine thru every natural elemental perspective.

    I am so grateful to live on Mayne Island at this amazing time…to walk and Breathe and Be with all the Natural Elements!I feel blessed!

    My paintings are abstractly portrayed thru feeling my surroundings!

    Patricia Reply:

    Thank you so much for coming over to this site and I just visited your website and it makes me want to drop in for a visit and a massage – I just need to come to Mayne Island with so many of my friends to be found there!

    And what surroundings you do have…

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  7. Laurie Buchanan Says:

    Patricia – I’m fondly familiar with your guest — Terrill Welch — and her beautiful work. On the days I need a pick-me-up I find myself purusing Creative Potager, her work never fails to chase the clouds away.

    Like Colleen, I, too, am already blessed to have a copy of Terrill’s wonderful book, so please let your other readers have my chance in your drawing.
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    Patricia Reply:


    Thank you for coming by and your good words…there is so much thanks giving in this beauty…

  8. Jeffrey Willius Says:

    Terrill/Patricia — This is beautiful, in both the visual and verbal images!

    Patricia Reply:

    Jeffrey Willius

    It is so beautiful I just had to share it….Thank you for coming by

  9. Terrill Welch Says:

    Geesh! Thank you so much everyone for your kind words. Wow! Patricia it is my pleasure to be a guest in your wonderful place filled with your wisdom.


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    Patricia Reply:

    Hugs and a round of applause…

    I have a winner – just waiting for the address…

  10. suzen Says:

    Patricia – Thank you for the gift of Terrill – and Terrill thank you for the gift of your words and pictures from the heart. Lovely, just lovely!
    Hugs to you both,

    Patricia Reply:

    hugs to you dear girl….and thank you for all your caring words about our food and our health…

    mutual admiration society!

  11. CatMan Says:

    She has absolutely beautiful work… :) Thanks for the share!

    Patricia Reply:

    You are welcome – I could think of no better way to say thank you

    I am still seeing your CAN Can pictures and thinking what good deeds you accomplished for the hungry – Thank you

  12. Sam Juliano Says:

    Lovely, lovely post by Patricia and Terrill!!!

    So eloquent and deeply-felt!

    Good Luck to the winner of this beautiful calendar. I have my own copy, and cherish it.

    Patricia Reply:

    We all cherish you and your fine words and movie delights…

    Thank you for your good words….I am tomorrow editing my next movie review! You inspiring you!

  13. Talon Says:

    Beautiful! Thank you, Patricia, and thank you, Terrill. I hope you all had a fabulous holiday full of beautiful and special moments.
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    Patricia Reply:

    Maybe next year I will be sharing your beautiful photography, poetry and story telling…

    Beautiful for me to find you here…

    sending big hugs

  14. Patricia Says:

    We do have a winner – waiting for an address to mail off the book

    Thank you to each and everyone of you…

  15. Galen Pearl Says:

    Oh, my, how lovely. I have been sitting here catching up on blogs, but this was so beautiful, I’m just going to take a break and enjoy the beauty all around me. Thanks to both of you!

    Patricia Reply:

    Thank you for your kind words. Yep when I saw how it was coming together, I made myself a cuppa and just sat back to enjoy. Terrill does such lovely work and I love following her descriptions on The Creative Potager…

    She refreshes my eyesight regularly…
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  16. Sara Says:

    Both your lead-in to Terrill’s post and her words/pictures were stunning. It’s after Thanksgiving, but I still very much appreciate the message Terrill left with her post. It is important to look for the beauty around us.

    Thank you for sharing Terrill and Terrill for sharing her lovely art:~)

    Patricia Reply:

    Oh I can feel your love of words…you do such an amazing job of story telling – I feel honored by your kind words here and now
    Thank you

    I thought you would enjoy Terrill’s work…and her creation stories

    You could team up and do a fiction piece to match one of her painting?

    Thank you for coming by and I hope your Thanksgiving was beautiful

  17. Brittany Says:

    Those are some lovely pictures and paintings, thanks for sharing her work with us! There is a lot of beauty in this world and often times we don’t take the time to really see it and appreciate it.
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    Patricia Reply:

    I so enjoy Terrill’s work…she lives on an island about 4 hours north of my home, but we have many of the same views and where as she is on the ocean, I am on Puget Sound….but the water speaks to me – until I forget to notice the everyday beauty and it’s gifts.

    Your interviews were great…now will need to get over and read your next 2…Seems like you are enjoying this process

    Terrill’s new post today is walking through how she thinks as she paints…fascinating
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