Looking into my past years as an artist, I have much in which to be grateful. I am not famous by any measuring stick, but I know I am fortunate. Beginning without any acquired/practiced skills, and nothing but a passion in my heart and longing to create. I stumbled along my path for years.
As one who does not create journals, grateful or otherwise, and struggles with blogging or any other form of personal accounting, I do know their value and importance in taking account of thoughts, emotions, and my life journey. Finding ways to quiet my mind has always been uppermost of importance. My husband quickly grew to understand that art is a vital outlet for me, and he claims it is cheaper than therapy. (Hah) I however, am not so sure.
Additionally, the role of art in therapy cannot be underestimated. It serves as a means of self-expression and a channel through which emotions can be explored and processed. Through my artistic endeavors, I have discovered the healing power of creativity and the transformative journey it offers. The process of creation allows us to delve into our innermost thoughts and feelings, providing catharsis and personal growth. All of the those elements in which writing can also be a tool.
Art, with its various forms, possesses the incredible ability to surpass limitations and connect deeply with the human soul through visual elements, colors, and tactile experiences that words alone cannot achieve. Recognizing that my true calling lies in art, I consider myself fortunate and encourage those who are going through challenges to embrace their own future with a bit of optimism and creativity, holding a paintbrush in their hands.
As I reflect on my artistic journey, I am grateful that I do have the ability to channel my emotions and experiences into my art, nurturing my own soul and connecting with others on a profound level. This connection is what fuels my commitment to continue creating and sharing my artistic expressions with the others via this blog or occasional public event. As I’ve explained before my health has limited this ability.
I find utmost happiness when engaged in creating large-scale paintings, stating that their passion for mural art has remained with them. The dimensions of the canvas are 4 feet high, approximately 4.5 or 5 feet wide, and 2 inches thick. Some will wonder if anyone would be interested in acquiring such a sizable artwork, I acknowledge that it may have limited appeal or none. Nonetheless, it is impossible to ignore the compulsion to bring my vision to life.
Until we next meet, I hope for days met with ease and some measure of joy. And perhaps a lot less humidity here in my part the world.