Work of Art ...Thankful Heart

A friend recently sent me an image with the caption…Earth without ART is just ‘Eh’. I don’t know about the Earth but I do know my little dot of the world would be very dull without art.

I am so very thankful that I have the opportunity to rise each day and have a place to go create art. Grateful heart through art.

I have a different view of the world. I look through a different lens, art lets me view things differently. Where some may see washed out shades of gray, I see shades of sunshine and blue skies. A grateful heart seeks a different perspective, grows a thankful attitude. Investing in gratitude daily is a gift in health, success, and joy.

Grateful heart through art. Through art I’ve met some wonderful people who share my passion, who encourage, support and continue to inspire me. Grateful heart through art.

Art is created and purchased for many reasons. For me, creating a piece starts with an idea but almost always finishes miles away from the original starting point! My day can be the same way, I make plans and then one call, one situation can take me way off course. But, if I’ve taken a few minutes at the beginning of my day, being thankful for all my blessings, (even if I have to try hard to see a blessing in some circumstance) I’ve invested in a heart filled with gratitude. Grateful heart through art.

Creating art is a daily gift I get to unwrap daily! Grateful heart through art.

A few quotes I love:

If you’re an artist, and your friends are artists, they are not competition, they are your inspiration. Support them!

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time…Thomas Merton

Creativity takes courage…Henri Matisse

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do…Edgar Degas

Painting is self-discovery: every good artist paints what he is…Jackson Pollock (wow, so somedays this means I’m a big mess?!)

Thanks for reading. Go and create with a grateful heart. Work of Art…Thankful Heart.