Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanks!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Yes, you. You come. You read. You comment. You email. You visit me at shows. You sit quietly reflecting. You perhaps disagree. You guide me in new directions. You empathize.

Thank you. Your action, big and small, have reinforced my belief in the wonderful community of artists I now reside. Thank you. If I could hug you, I would! Your presence helps to spur me on to explore this life. To share what I have learned, or what I am still learning. Sometimes I have to learn the same lesson over and over again. Each time understanding a bit more.

I am fortunate and thankful to work in two media that have a community of sharing and supportive people. This is a blessing.

I am thankful for my family. They tolerate my endless obsession with my work. The share my excitement, or support me when I struggle. Without them, it would be infinitely more difficult.

I am thankful for each and every person who purchases a piece of my work. Or tells me something about what strikes them in my work. The reflection back is always enlightening.

Thank you all. It has been a good year of growth, both hard and easy. It has been a year of growing friendships and connections. Those bonds are what enrich my life the most.

Reach out to someone in your life today, if you can. Thank them for some act that has made a difference in your life. You will make a difference in theirs by doing so.

And enjoy your Thanksgiving!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

AND, Thank YOU for sharing not only your art and knowledge, but your very thoughts and, I'm sure, some personal insights into your business and life that might not always be too pleasant to examine, let alone share with the world. I love your cranes, especially. I tried to make a couple for my Mom, sister, and daughters but my "tails" always crack and I have trouble getting those backs flat. Thanks, again, and my wishes for you to have a Happy, Blessed, and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday. Sue Castle

Frivolitea said...

What a lovely post. Thank YOU for being such a thoughtful blogger. Happy Holidays!