To My Collectors, Fans & Friends. A thank you…
Just wanted to share with all of my faery friends a thought I had on my morning walk:
This morning was cool but not cold and though it had rained overnight only the occasional raindrop hit my umbrella. As I passed by some kids on their way to school, I saw a small box with no lid, sitting in a parking lot.
When I was a kid I was always turning boxes into dollhouses or other things, (the box always suggested its other use, besides simply holding objects).
I smiled to myself this morning, because I knew that my 12-year-old self would have taken that box home right away and transformed it into something else, something magical. I would have torn apart my room to find yarn, pom-poms, glue and glitter.
As I walked home I had that quickening sensation I always get when an idea for a new creation occurs to me- that burst of creativity and excitement that has been with me for as long as I can remember, my constant, invisible companion. It has seen me through good times and bad. It’s helped me make beautiful things and sometimes simply big messes.
I guess when people think of artists, this is what they think of, a person possessed with a singular idea and compelled to make it real. I don’t know what it would be like to not have this urge multiple time each day, I knew this about myself before anyone decided to give me the title of Artist.
I DO know what it’s like to NOT be able to create. It stinks! I have had a handful of other jobs over the years, all of which I was pretty good at, worked hard at, and earned a living at. But none allowed me to do what I love, to do it daily, and receive daily affirmation and encouragement for what I do.
The affirmation and encouragement are an important part of my continued progress, as artists always have times when they doubt their talent and their path. And I am so fortunate to receive so much encouragement from YOU! <3
I periodically try to express, as best I can, how truly grateful and blessed I feel all the time, to have such wonderful collectors, fans and friends.
So since I haven’t said it lately, thanks for coming along with me on my artful journey!
Bright Faery Blessings!