10 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 9
Day 1: Me!
Day 2: My Hubby!
Day 3: My Immediate Family!
Day 4: My Extended Family!
Day 5: My Friends!
Day 6: My Dogs!
Day 7: My Job!
Day 8: My Country!
Day 9: Art!
I am an artist in many arenas. I design for a living, act on the side (for a second living), sing, dance, paint on occasion, and am learning interior decorating. I love all things art, even the stuff I don't like. Oh! Did I mention I'm a writer. While I have published illustrations, I have not yet published my written work. I'm hoping to change that soon. I consider my baking and cake decorating an art along with the wedding design work I have done.
However, I digress. I adore art because it speaks to everyone in their own language. As a tool it's a release and a joy. As an experience, it is never the same twice. Art can help you understand everything from history and religion to pain and love.
Without art in my life, I cannot imagine where I would be. I have too many OCD and rigid tendencies without the creative side of myself. The theatre and singing give me voice when sometimes I don't have the words to speak.
The grand expressions of performance are challenging and rewarding. From studying Shakespeare to modern comedy, every attempt stretches me as a person.
I could go on forever, but this post is late and it's almost 4am, so we'll consider this my brief note of thankfulness!
PS: What were you thankful for today?