Friday, March 11, 2011
Every day is a gift! Although there is a lot of turmoil in the world, I truly believe that every day is a gift and life is good for so many of us! Sometimes we seem to take that for granted. We often forget how lucky we are to live where we live, do what we do and be surrounded by such wonderful people. I have met and made so many friends through my artwork/studio - I feel very blessed.
Just this morning a friend stopped by (a friend who I met through my studio) with an assortment of loose teas - not any loose teas - but wonderful aromatic natural blends, even pink rosebuds to add to the roibos blend. I am so enjoying this variety and can't wait to try the others. Sometimes it is the simple things in life that mean so much.
Making art is a gift - a very special gift to me. What would life be like without it, I'm afraid to answer that question. Art enhances and enriches lives, not only the artists but the viewers as well. Art is hard-earned work and sometimes the joy of the process is its only reward - and that's o.k. because the process truly is what brings happiness to the artists. Art is a private joy that you receive-no matter what is happening around you. And when I say "art" I am also talking about performing artists, writers, singers/songwriters etc.
So, I continue to make art, everyday, for the pure joy of it and am thankful for all the 'gifts' I've been given in life.