Creating with Joy
On days like today, when our usually blue skies are cloudy and gray, I seldom go outdoors. When threatened with darkening clouds, you can almost always find me working alone inside my studio. I love the quiet hours and always seem to find comfort in the sounds of the soft and gentle rain. Oklahoma is such a wonderful place to live and over the years I've grown to admire both her beauty and her people.
Many of you know that I'm a West Coast native and I suppose California will always be my first love. Much of my extended family lives near the place of my birth and the grandparents I still adore have each been laid to rest on the side of one her rolling hills. Whenever I visit my homeland I can't wait to breathe in her warm sunshine or walk upon her sandy shores.
My heart lives there.
I suppose it always will.
From as far back as I can remember I've loved to create. As a child I'd scan the California shoreline for seashells, art-glass and tiny bits and baubles of "whatever" for use in my latest project. I'd wile away the hours doing anything and everything that would help make the vision in my head and the passion in my heart bear fruit.
Today, one day after celebrating the 4th of July with family, fun, food and excitement, I can't help but continue to feel an enormous sense of gratitude and thankfulness for being born in a Country where I am allowed to do what I love.
I can't imagine living anyplace else.
I can't imagine doing anything else.
I ask you~
I ask you~
What do you love to do?
And are you doing it?
Love to you~