The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Thanksgiving...Gratitude all around

Gratitude is the most transformative force in the here are some of the things I find myself being grateful for .... 

- Jeff and Maya, their love and companionship, their unconditional acceptance and constantly challenging me to grow...
- Our home, the 8 + years of labour and love; the loving memories growing within our home as we renovate when the time and resources are available....our house becoming a soulful home...
-My parents, their love, their warmth, acceptance and their courage to take on a whole new life away from their birthplace
- My passion for art and the blessings of my creative time in the studio, 12 months now...of working and building my dream turning it into a reality
-My family members, their love and acceptance, consideration and thoughtfulness
- The ability to make bills
-Our health and joyous living
-The delicious food that nourishes our bodies and souls each day
- My blessed friends
-The new virtual friends and connections I have made - the art loving community and other like minded souls seeking the creative life
-My spiritual guide, the powerful source within
-The use of all my five senses
-The green earth, the trees, the birds, the animals, the music, the art, a good story, a great show.....all of which makes our lives rich and full
Thank you for all of these blessings and more.

1 comment:

Susan Tuttle said...

I enjoyed reading your list of what you are thankful for -- the use of all five senses -- now that is an excellent one!

Beautiful piece of artwork!