Art Every Day Month – Day 25 – Gratitude for Beauty
Continuing with the AEDM theme and my own of gratitude during this particular week as I dig through old random art of mine, I am reminded of how many new things I’ve tried (artistically) over the years. Some have been serious endeavors. Many have been just for fun. I’m not always sure, however, which is which when I begin a project. Things can get complicated, meander, lose you in the process. It is only after I’ve reached a certain point in their creation that I have even a slight clue and then I decide – is this something to follow? I throw little art away because every idea that is born has a right to live and “become”. But really, you never know until a certain point what’s going on. I digress….
I suppose what I’m grateful for today is being able to recognize simple beauty, not that I don’t love contrived plots and shiny objects, but there is a particular beauty in simple things, the things of every day, of human life. Here are three that I love. Most of you will be familiar with the first.
Le Chat…..13…..”my girl”….the sweetest of tiny souls
I am grateful to the powers-that-be that she has been in my life and graced me with her love. We have traveled far and wide together. She was my husband’s best friend. She loves whipped cream.
A huge piece of flower art of mine from circa 1990
Water color on card stock photographed on black (larger than a fat cat, my cat is petite)
I am grateful I paint/create/write to my own liking and follow my obsessions regardless of seriousness, fun or criticism – and, as all artists know, that isn’t always easy to do. I no longer live in the box of conformity. It has been a long and hard battle, but I seem to be on the winning side of that issue.
Original photo by me, digitally enhanced.
How have I lived my life without eating them every day. I love them nearly as much as avocados.
I have rediscovered this wonderful fruit (I’ve been eating avocados regularly for decades). Have you made Pomegranate Coconut Milk Ice Cream? Enough reason to buy an ice cream maker.
There is so much more to be grateful for but today, this is more than enough.
“Beauty awakens the soul to act.”
Rumi returns soon