“When you arise the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.”
Tecumseh Great (Native American Chief)
We exercise gratitude by opening our hearts to all that is given us; joy comes pouring into our lives especially in those dark moments we encounter.
In short its a miricle! things dark or troubling trials melt away. Gratitude can heighten our ability solve. it gives us wiggle room to think and move forward. I use the gratitude technique in much of my painting and life. I strive to be grateful for hard times and good times. Weather working on major painting making a simple drawings. gratefulness is a lamp I like to use.
My list of things to be grateful for are endless. My Creator is number One. Below are a few after my number one.
Some of my favorites are, my parents, my wife and children. my teachers in real life and of course my teachers in the many books I love to read and re read.
DEDICATED WITH GRATITUDE TO:
MY DEAR WIFE PAMELA HARDLE
SARAH BEDARD husband: Chhinn Pov, g.daughter. Rachel ,g.son Jacob
ABRAHAM BEDARD wife:Tenaya, g.daughter Evie
RENE HENRY BEDARD
MY TEACHERS: BYU BRUCE SMITH
WSU ROSS COATES BYU FRANK MAGLEBY
WSU ROBERT HELM BYU JAMES CHRISTENSEN
WSU JO HOCKENHULL BYU WULF BARSCH
WSU RITA ROBILLARD BYU ROBERT BARRETT
SOME OF MY TEACHERS FROM BOOKS:
THE MIGHTY CREATOR “The Bible,” “The Book of Mormon,”
LEONARDO DA VINCI “Leonardo Da Vinci” by Geografico De Agostini
CARAVAGGIO “Caravaggio” by Stefano Zuffi
MONET “Monet” by Robert Gorden, Andrew Forge
RICHARD SCHMID “Alla Prima Everything I know About Paintng” by Richard Schmid
JOHN F. CARLSON “Carlson’s Guide To Landscape Painting” by John F. Carlson
WINSLOW HOMER “Winslow Homer” by Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr.
ANDREW WYETH “Christina’s World” with text by Betsy James Wyeth
MARK CHAGALL “The World of Mark Chagall” by Mark Chagall
VAN GOUGH “Dear Theo The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gough” by Irving Stone
JAMES TALMAGE “Jesus The Christ” by James Talmage
JOHN BUNYAN “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan
GEORGE WASHINGTION “The Real George Washington” by The National Center for Constitutional Studies