Welcome to my weekly adventure to “Occupy the Blog-o-Sphere” each Thursday. I offer this hopefully uplifting picture and message to brighten your day and bring something buoyant into your life. As you move through your day with a renewed outlook, may you pass it along.

Open the door. You never know what awaits you and the world.

Eugène Delacroix, born April 26, 1798, is considered one of the greatest French Romantic painters, or so say a bunch of art historians who study this kind of thing. Who am I (a person who has trouble drawing and recognizing the evocative power of stick figures) to question them? He–we’re back to Delacroix now–was influential in developing Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting. Because of his artistic vision and talent, other artists were freer to explore different ways of expressing their visions. Out of those explorations came masterpieces. Delacroix opened the door. Take a peek at just a snippet of what happened…

Horse Frightened by a Storm by Eugene Delacroix

Sunset at Lavacourt by Claude Monet

Summer Landscape by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

Imagine what you could do if you follow your heart’s desire and dare to open the door…

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