The Weekly Smile 10/21/2019 #weeklysmile – Almost finished my second painting!

The Weekly Smile 10/21/2019 #weeklysmile – Almost finished my second painting!


I was wrong last week LOL! I still have to finish a few things and then sign the painting. Hopefully it will be done next month. The teacher says it looks good.   🙂

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog,

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.


Trent’s Rules

What made you smile?


Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

And remember, the Smile can be anything, large or small.  Nothing, nothing at all is too small for a Smile!  Sometimes taking time to notice those small, every day smiles is more important than those once in a lifetime huge ones 🙂

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

Try to use the hashtag #WeeklySmile when you use Twitter or other social media that uses hashtags. I searched Twitter and found that #weeklysmile had been used only a handful of times back in 2012 and 2013. It hasn’t been used since. So it’s ours! I also registered it on Twubs.

You can use the graphic at the top. It is the official graphic for the event.

Now go out there and find something to smile about! 🙂


“There are days I go in search of the kind, compassionate, loving and beautiful. Despite what we sometimes see on the news, FB and elsewhere, there is much more beauty in the world than ugliness, much more kindness than hate or cruelty. Perhaps we should all have a goal to make at least one person smile every day.”



7 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile 10/21/2019 #weeklysmile – Almost finished my second painting!

  1. trentpmcd

    One thing I learned in my painting classes is that a good painting takes a lot longer to complete than I ever imagined! I spend more time on the last 1% of the painting than the first 99%! Anyway, glad the teacher says it is good 🙂

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    1. Tessa Post author

      I guess it is normal, but I think she likes it more than I do. Kind of like cooking. I prefer other people’s cooking to mine. What slowed me down was the paint was soaking into the wood we were painting on. I had to keep repainting it and not to mention getting the same tone of color Actually I am sitting here looking at my top photo on my page and it is slightly similar to my painting. Probably what drew me to this photo although it isn’t autumn in my painting I don’t think. I don’t have it here to look, but I seem to remember lots of green on the trees and plenty of colorful flowers – pinks and purples.

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