Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Our fearless leader, Jamie has asked us this morning "What do you wish to give?" Again a question I have to stop and think about. This is one I will have to answer in two parts I think.
I wish to give others encouragement. I have so enjoyed my last year of blogging. I have found such amazing people. I have been given so very much here in terms of wonderful friendships, encouragement, shoulders to cry on, cheese with my whine. Support..is so important. I would love to continue to have opportunities here to give support. To give new artists encouragement and help them figure out what to do next with their talents. To help folks find their True North, whatever that may be. To just maybe help them stay on the path with a hug or a chat. I wish to continue to be given opportunities to offer support.
The other thing that popped up right away was my artwork and photography. I want to be able to to give the viewer something when they see my work. I want to reach in and make them smile. To create some sort of positive emotion. Warm the heart.
I have never been fond of artwork that makes me cringe..I understand the need for it..I do. There is a need for this in the world. I know the need to express oneself on canvas, anger, sadness, grief. I do understand. But it has never been me to do this..I always seem to come from a different place when I create. I wish to give folks who own or view my work, a moment of warmth in their soul. Some joy, a smile...is that too much to wish for? I hope not..that is what I wish to give.. a bit of myself in my art..the part that makes you smile and warms your heart.