Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Hole In One - Making the Right Choices

Hole in One
7 iron 172 yards
If you play golf, or know someone who does, getting a hole in one is "a big deal". Some people play golf their whole lives and never make one.

It is for one shining golden moment... the perfect shot.

Over the weekend our son called to say he had made his first hole in one at a public course near his home. He was needless to say pretty excited.

To mark the occasion, I had some fun making a "folk art" painting for him today. Now you can interpret that as folk art as in Grandma Moses style or
just one from "the folks".

Anyway, I tried to capture two moments in one in the painting; the view of the flag 172 yards away on the green with the mountains in the background and the  moment of truth as he looked down into the cup to see the ball smiling back at him.
You who don't play golf may ask, does making a hole in one take skill or luck? There are usually course hazards to get into your head to intimidate you. The lay of the land can have bunkers filled with sand, a pond or a creek for your ball to swim in or rough around the green to catch your ball. YOU have to clear your mind and make some wise decisions.
Choose the right playing partner as they will attest to your honesty, choose the right club for the distance, aim correctly, swing just so, and with some luck and no spike marks on the green your ball will roll straight into the cup.

In golf or painting, as in so many activities in life, making the right choices at the right time makes all the difference. 
Have you ever had a hole in one? Wishing you good luck and hoping you have a "hole in one" kind of day making the right decisions, at the right time, for whatever life challenges fill your day.


Kathy Cousart said...

Congratulations to your son on his hole in one. Being from a golfing family I can certainly appreciate that it is a combination of skill and some luck:) The painting sounds wonderful and a special way to mark the occasion. I love the post about right choices. I think we all hope for hole in one kind of days and I know I feel so lucky to be a part of this art world!

Dottie said...

Oh congratulations! How wonderful for him! I love the painting. It reminds me of that old Jim Croce song, "Time In A Bottle". I guess the older I get, the more I treasure these times in life that I wish we could capture. Just think, a shelf that would hold bottles, swirling in colors. When you needed them, you could reach up, take one down, uncap it, relish it for a few moments, then put it back for the next time. Hey--We could do a "Time In A Bottle Chalenge!" Miss seeing you!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Good for your son! It must feel wonderful. As a non-golfer (except for mini-golf, where I RULE) I can't even imagine how great that must feel. Good mom to commemorate with a painting. And good attitude, and wishes for 'hole in one' kind of days for others who read your blog. Wishing you the same...

Diane Klock said...

How awesome for your son and how wonderful that you painted a special painting for him. I am sure he will treasure it. Well I am just about to start my day and make my choices. Prayerfully I will make the right ones. Have a wonderful day everyone.

Jerry Stocks said...

I, too, am from a golfing family and a hole in one is an occasion to celebrate. And you helped him celebrate with your painting. What a wonderful MOM. Please congratulate him for me

Karen F. Rose said...

Dottie I like that idea. We are gonna have to work on that!

Karen F. Rose said...

Thanks Kelley and I think mini golf counts too...kinda tough getting the ball past those windmill blades ;)

Karen F. Rose said...

Diane I agree, prayerful guidance is important!