"To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it." ~Ray
I have been given the opportunity to let my heart shine before. I will always be grateful for those who have chosen to make my art or words more visible in putting my paintings in a little light! Whether it is by having an artist like Rena Veerkamp Askey choose my words or being able to be in my favorite magazine, Somerset Studio, I love that creativity is what really is the feature when that happens. It is not so much my art or someone else's art, it is that what is inside a person's heart is being shared in order to enhance this experience called life.
Life is easily repetitive. I love that sometimes. I know where to spend my energy when I see the road before me with clarity.
Life is easily unpredictable. I love that sometimes. I can assess where to shine my light.
Art and writing for me are comparable to life. I start a painting with a very clear palette of intention. I call it Palette Courage. Any color can be in Palette Courage. This palette I use, just happens to be mine. I find it comforting because the colors are my heart colors. I love lime green, teal or robin's egg blue, pink, white, yellow and brown.
I don't plan.
I jump. I show up with my gear... Modge Podge, old sheet music, vintage words, brushes, paints, paper... and I jump.
After this, I am flying with color, loving all I feel, all I see in my imagination.
This is Palette Courage.
I ask you to create your strong, silky, tether, today, whatever that may be and leap towards a love of life so deep that you can never fall to harm. That is my wish for you, today.