IF I hit the lottery.
I should be so lucky.
This I'd get for a
green house. No pool.
Things, material stuff, they only fill you for the moment. They are not so important anymore. God teaches us in strange ways.
This reminds me of my
house in Florida, we had a pool.
My Daughter swam every day
after school. She made the swim
team in Miami Beach.
If I hit the lotto,
Money for a nice ice skating ring
in downtown with a Gazebo for music. Then the Kids could skate for free.
It would be a nice sight driving through the town.
The Summer the school band could play at night and people could dance.
Now that is money well spent.
Thinking of all I lost in the fire during Hurricane Andrew.
I had an Antique shop and had closed it and everything was in the house
when it burnt down. Nothing was left.
The baby grand was gone and just an iron harp
lay in the ashes. My whole insides just left my body. I was in shock.
Look on the bright side I had taken my Mother to a lady who would
care for her for 5 days, left for Camden Maine to go fishing.
That morning at 5 AM we got a call from Ft. Lauderdale,
the house caught fire from an electric wire off the power pole.
God was there, I had canceled the trip because the hurricane
was coming, then the news said it wouldn't hit us. We would never
have gotten out of the house. Mom had Alzheimer's and I had
dead bolts on the doors. Tomorrow the Sun will rise and all
will be in the past. Just get busy surviving.
Love to you all and remember, don't sweat the small stuff.
My Mom used to say, "I cried because I had no shoes, until
I met the man with no feet." Think about that.
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden