Is it a coincidence? As I was anticipating a new week watching the sunset last night, I realized that these photos of this gorgeous sunset have many of the same colors that I am using in my first painting. In fact the first coats of red are already down on my canvas!
Alzheimer's had taught my husband's family to treasure everyday they get. This should not only be true for those with Alzheimer's, but true for everyone, even when there is no disease evident in your life right now. How often do you go through the day and not even think about that? I challenge you to start to become aware of tiny blessings such as seeing the sunlight shine through clouds such as this, hearing the first sounds from a little child, or seeing a smile on that sick family member. At the end of each day ponder (or even write down) as to how many you saw. I assure you as you do this each day, that list will increase.
How positive for us to see the "what we have" rather than "what we don't have"!
The nature of life is change, a slice of time which is unique from the moment I capture it. I try and stay tuned into the presence of each moment, so I am able to see the beauty that surrounds me. Even though beauty is subjective, it is something I recognize unmistakably and immediately. Beauty has the ability to inspire me. What is the purpose of art if not to inspire and conjure emotions and ideas, whatever they may be? From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course to canvas and sculpture. I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it will not always be obvious, but my goal is to have the viewer see in a new way and feel a new appreciation for what is around us.