Friday, September 16, 2011
Above is what I consider to be a little bowl of 'happy'. It's a small dish that I have in my front hallway filled with little, pretty things that make me happy. There are glass hearts, an Eiffel Tower, beach glass, tiny shells and little stones. It never looks quite the same. Something might be taken out or put back in. I have noticed visitors (kids especially) sifting through it with their fingers.
My sister Nancy (who designs beautiful jewelry that I wear it most days) made a comment this week that she can sense happiness in my paintings lately. (Thanks, Nance. Your ongoing encouragement means so much to me.) I am feeling happy lately. Painting more often, moving forward in a creative direction, starting this blog (which serves the artist and writer in me)--they're all helping me to feel happy and right in my world. I've actually caught myself singing out loud a few times lately.
I also made progress yesterday on making a digital print of one of my paintings. This has been a real struggle for me with a huge learning curve attached to it. I am really looking forward to being able to show it to you in the very near future.
So here's my wish for you, my readers -- that you find your own little bowl of 'happy' in the days ahead, whether it be by creating something or doing something you enjoy or being with people you love.
"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself."