Today is one of those days when I am blissfully happy practicing my art. I recently spoke to an older artist that I frame for and she was not working at her art. She was depressed. She is an amazing award-winning watercolorist who is going blind from macular degeneration. She is being robbed day by day of her ability to see color and line. I told her she needed to paint no matter what, because artists will die on the inside if they are not practicing their art. It is our spirit, our God-given gift to create and make things. So on days like this when I wake up feeling sorry for myself for whatever reason, I think of my friend and her need to paint. As the old quote goes: “It’s not about the outcome, it’s about the process.” The dirtier my studio, the more paint on my fingernails, the breeze coming through the windows, the rusty metal I’m saving for God knows what are a sign that I am happy and doing what I love. No matter who tries to stifle us! So here’s to artists everywhere, a big giant bouquet of daisies.
Author: Valorie Hornsby
I am an interior designer with over 27 years of experience in both residential and commercial design. I love the "do it yourself" person because I am a do it yourself person and I very much identify with making old new again. I believe that our spirits are rejuvinated and inspired when we relect who we are and what we believe in and are not afraid to face the harder parts of our lives. This blog will be dedicated to that purpose. I am also a survivor of domestic violence. I have an insatiable desire to grow and learn about myself in both spiritual and emotional ways. I love being a guest speaker for events in self-growth with the idea of hopefully inspiring others that past traumas can be over come and life can be terrific or at the very least good! View All Posts