Ellen Brenneman

Weight loss/Maintenance blogger, professional artist and inexperienced traveler.  When I'm not writing, you can usually find me in front of my easel or out walking my dogs. 

PTSD, Coping and Painting

I’ve recently been reminded of the phrase, ‘You’ll know when things are about to get better – it’s when you feel like you’ve reached your breaking point.’...more

Life 1.0

Thank you Vickie for prompting me to connect with my blog this week. I have had little inspiration on blog material these last few weeks due to family issues but since it’s Friday and I’m breathing a bit easier for the moment I thought I’d check in....more

Enter Spring

Ever have one of those weeks when you feel like you’re living someone else’s life? I am not a fan of real life drama. I don’t regularly associate with people who’s lives are comparable to that of a living soap opera ....more

From Me to You

Is it possible to be a great fan of someone’s work and not have any idea who they are? (A resounding YES echoes in my head). Sue, my yoga teacher, reads an uplifting passage right before class ends – one of the many reasons I love her to the moon and back ....more

A Flipagram Time Lapse Video: A Peek into painting.

My belief as to why I’ve been working such long hours is because once the weather finally breaks and we see some warmer days, I will be taking some time off from painting. ...more

Sea Queen Painting and Back Update

It was late December when I read Dr. Sarno’s book on TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome) and I thought I’d give an update on how things are going....more

Color Run

Last week I had Running on the brain. After several requests to attempt a painting geared for runners I decided to dive in and see what I could come up with. ...more

Its been a

Its been a while since I’ve posted any photos of gratitude, so here is something that I hope will inspire you to find your own moment of gratefulness this week. ...more

Beauty Underneath

Do women still lie about their age? ...more

Hear her roar – she’s forty-four

Age is a funny thing. ...more