I finished a painting (24″ x 36″ on hardboard) this week (shown) and started another. I love to paint, but I also like to make things – nearly anything – doll houses, bird houses, cookies, cakes, costumes, the list goes on and on. When I was a child, I climbed trees with markers in hand and drew on the bark, (no, trees were hurt in the making of art) or made boats out of large cucumbers from my mom’s garden and tried to sail them down the river. I made mud pies with children’s pans, and left them in the sun to dry. They were decorated with dandelions and grass cuttings when popped out of the pans. (Could that have been the start of this? https://crowrivernorthceramics.wordpress.com/).
Because spring has sprung, I also am inclined to organize and refresh my home. Yes, I am that person who moves furniture, exchanges accessories seasonally, and can’t wait to plant seeds and watch them grow. It snowed yesterday and I took the opportunity of a dreary, overcast day to create something of beauty. It doesn’t really matter whether that is knitting a scarf, baking cookies, (Yes, they were sugar cookies) or setting the table with your best table service, (even if it is just you eating on them). I think that when your intent is beautiful, beauty results. So, go create something beautiful today!