Ever walk by some flowers and they make you stop in your tracks because they're so beautiful? Ever see a piece of art that caused you to feel something? Ever see a happy look in a child's eyes and think, "Wow, this is what's important and I'm lucky to be alive." I have.
In this piece, Things We Hold Dear, I flowed in a very strong sense of joy and celebration of life. It was a lot of work, yet not exactly work because it was so freeing and brought me deep happiness to paint it. I truly hope you feel the joy from this painting.
Next time, you see a genuine smile on someone's face, a big, majestic tree blowing in the wind, or the twinkle in a loving eye, think of life itself. Aren't we so lucky to be alive and share all the things that make us human? When we stop and really think, we can realize the absolute beauty and joy in even a seemingly simple flower. X.