Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I love the idea of living a textured life, because the vision of such a life is one that is very much like a warm and cozy patchwork blanket. While we all might long for our lives to be more like an exquisite tapestry, woven masterfully, with precision and artistry, our lives usually aren't so carefully orchestrated and planned. Would we be happy if our lives were?
Living a textured life can allow us to create a living collage of our possibilities and potential. If we didn't live our lives with purpose, our cozy patchwork blanket would have holes in it, with rips in the seams and tears in the batting. Sadly neglected, it would hold little protection for us against the cold.
I suppose what I've discovered is that living is far richer than having. But the former often attracts the latter. There is so much beauty in the things we have, but recognizing these things is a gift. Ordinary becomes extraordinary, if you can find the value in it. If you can find the value in yourself. Along the way, through art and through practice, it becomes an inescapable fact that we are what we do. So my wish for all of my art friends is be WHO YOU ARE! And, do it with gusto!
May every piece of fabric, paper, and ribbon you have, be a layer of your life translated through your art!
A sneak peak of some of the textures we do in my upcoming class at Artful Gathering 2011
Posted by A - Zinnia Productions at 7:37 PM