My kids are gone this week and I have actually had some time to play in my studio. The painting above was inspired by the simple everyday beauty in my backyard shown below. I know the painting looks nothing like any of the flowers below, but it was just the idea that was sparked from the simple beauty of the flowers that greet me each morning.
Sometimes I think we forget to take notice of the simple beauty around us. As I struggle with some health issues I'm really trying to focus on "simple everyday beauty" around me. Whether it be a flower, a smile from a stranger, a kind word from a friend, a hug from a family member, spending time making art, my morning cup of coffee, the smell of fresh laundry, my dog's tail wag, etc. Changing my focus from my pain to simple things has helped me get through some rough days lately. Focusing on making art has also helped. I typically only share my art here, but I wanted to share this little story because it might help someone else. It might help you change your focus from rough spots in the road to simple beauty around you and using art as a healing tool.
I hope you will take time today to notice the simple everyday beauty in your life. It's there, just look! I would love to see your simple everyday beauty!