My wish for all of you all is peace, joy, love and hope.
In the dark of winter, we celebrate an array of holidays, with light and love at the center.
I am looking forward to sitting down with family and friends, whether in person or across the miles, to enjoy some of our favorite traditions. As you do the same, remember to give yourself a bit of grace as the jingle bells start ringing. Reflect on the beauty of the season.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The only thing that can grow is the thing you give energy to.” I encourage you to nurture your health, spirit and creativity – so YOU nurture those around you. Create beauty. Respect beauty—true beauty of the heart.
My Etsy Shoppe is busy with gifts that make holiday gift giving easier: cards, calendars and now six original artworks reflecting my travels this year on a pre-holiday sale! All easy to mail! Each painting is listed on the homepage of my website with a quick click to the artwork.
I am happy to partner with local merchants, Cactus Mart (Morongo Valley), Rainbow Stew (Yucca Valley), and Soul Connection (Joshua Tree).
And you may wish to keep a promise to yourself to paint or give one of my workshops as a gift! Consider a “Paint and Sip” fundraiser at the 29 Palms Art Gallery January 14th or attend the 2023 “Paint the Desert” Plein Air Festival (my workshop is on January 31st).
No matter what you will be celebrating this holiday…may we remember the poignant messages from A Christmas Carol:
"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!"
I wish you a meaningful holiday season and the best for 2023!
Inspired by all of you,
January 2023 marked 5 years of blogging about creativity, well-being and encouragement. Thank you to the many who have visited my website! I welcome comments and questions.
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