Wednesday, November 24, 2010
6x8" oil on canvas
Thought a Thanksgivingey painting would be appropriate for the occasion.
Strange times these. In spite of it all, I hope there is indeed a lot for us all to be thankful for this year. I remember, on New Year's Day, saying to myself...I'm gonna make this year go slow. Ha! In Little Suz time, it's still spring. Time is going faster, I can feel it, there's just no way I can prove it. How did we get here so fast?
Anyway. We're here. I'm dealing. Let's move on. These are a few of my major "thankfuls" this year:
Despite family clashes, misunderstandings and disagreements, I'm thankful that I've finally realized I don't have the slightest idea about what's best for anyone...including and most importantly myself.
I'm thankful that more and more I'm giving up my need to try and control things—an illusion at best, complete delusion at worst—and leaving it all to the Universe...or Yoda...or the Force.
I'm thankful for finally realizing that I don't really know anything.
I'm thankful that enjoying my life, my family and my work is a choice I must make and has nothing to do with them or it following my directions, ideas or wishes.
I'm thankful that I've realized it really isn't all about moi. I tend to forget that...a lot.
I'm thankful that people have liked my work enough to bring it into their homes...or better yet... thank you so much for buyin' my stuff!
I'm thankful for the many people that read my blog and follow my work. I appreciate it more than I can ever say.
And finally, himself, the boys, our home, our time together.... the very definition of Thanksgiving.
Have a wonderful day and many many thanks.