Greetings. I just returned from a lovely holiday in Hilton Head, South Carolina. I was blessed with a trip to the December conference of The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (Thanks Dad & M!) which turned out to be a much-needed rejuvenation ofÂ my heart and spirit. I’m still trying to adjust to the idea of this blog, and it’s hard for me to get past my insecurities, but I fully intend to forge on and continue to share my thoughts with whoever is interested.
So on to artistic endeavors. While my life has been a bit hectic what with the trip and holiday preparations and all, I was able to complete two pieces of artwork with which I was quite please. The first was a pair of fiberart earrings – photos of those will follow in the next post. The second was a small piece of fiberart, entitled “Moonrise.” Here are photos:
I gave this piece away to some wonderful people I met on my trip. (Hi Mike and Deanie!) Mike told me about the beautiful moonrise he saw, and I did my best to capture it just as he described. The next night, after they left, I saw that orange moon too.
I learned a valuable lesson from that little piece of art. I found that my art MATTERS. Not in a little, self-serving ‘yeah my art is important to me’ sort of way, but that I can create something from my heart that will become more than the sum of its materials and take on a life of its own.