ART…..what a beautiful gift!

I recently returned to one of my passions…..water color painting after a leave of absence for about six years (one of those life things  got in the way). I am realizing each time I sit down to paint how deeply I missed my art practice. Even though not everything I paint is frameable, in my opinion, I feel a sense of my spirit up lifting as I look at a finished piece. Some I will sign and display, others I consider practice.

Art is a way of expressing  feelings, sharing one’s vision of beauty, or bringing a reflected experience to the  light. It presents in many forms….painting, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, drawing, graphics, poetry, music, dancing…….to name a few. Art is in the eye of the beholder, however we may see it, true beauty or not. One’s mind and heart must be open to seeing art in perhaps the simplest of things. I have this thing I say to myself when I ‘see’ art/beauty……THIS  is paintable, or I really want to capture this emotion in color. Sometimes, I am successful and sometimes it escapes what my skill level can do. But I still see the art in my mind. With practice, I know I will POSITIVELY get it right.

Pablo Picasso said: “The PURPOSE of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”

What form of art would you like to experience to express yourself? It doesn’t have to be perfect, just art as you see it. Have fun with it!




  1. Pat, I did not know that you painted, you talented woman!
    I miss sewing which I’ve done since I was 10 years old. It morphed into quilting in my adult years and yep, I haven’t picked up a needle in several years now. It was my zen space!


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