Walking through the doorway transports me back forty-four years to the last time I was in this cabin. A worn wooden floor welcomes my footsteps. Recessed book shelves are barren now but my memory sees the cheerful yellow spines of a large national geographic collection. A sun room addition brings Mt. Hayes, golden leaves and […]
You like art that speaks to you.
So do I.
You like art that takes you to that special place in your mind.
Am I right? You like to go to that special place because it helps you remember who you are.
I like art like that, too.
I paint each day so that I can remember who I am.
Is there a chance that you and I share a special place?
Is there a chance that you and I cherish
some of the same things?
Come inside. Take a look around.
I’ll show you with shapes and colors what I was feeling.
And I’ll tell you with words what I was thinking.
If those shapes and colors and words and thoughts remind you of you…then it was you I was painting for that day.
Thank you for being here right now.
Thank you for letting me know it spoke to you.
Thank you for letting me know I’m not alone.
Color brightens your life.
Wild brushstrokes of bright color make a painting sing.
Hungry walls need paintings.
Big breakthroughs come from plowing through the wall of failure.
Mondays are best in front of an easel.
We see our world differently through the lens of a painting.
—Jan Raven Stitt
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