You might remember these from last Valentine's Day! Since I haven't drawn anything lately, I thought I'd post them again. (And yes, the splinter is gone finally). I also have started practicing yoga at home again and it's the perfect way to find that peaceful outlook, especially in the midst of difficulties. It calms your mind and your body.
We attended a Barnes & Noble night for our elementary school last evening and I saw some friends who I hadn't seen in a few months. I told them about the studio/gallery and everyone is thrilled! I am so lucky to have such great people in my life who are as enthusiastic about my ideas as I am. And they want to send their kids to learn with me! I have struggled recently with wanting more children and because we can't, I am so looking forward to the opportunity to work with children of all ages again. As you probably also know, Fred Rogers is my hero and I just found this quote by him:
"When we can resign ourselves to the wishes that will never come true, there can be enormous energies available within us for whatever we can do. I know a woman who remembers a time when her wish to have children would not be realized. She remembers the struggle of the final resignation, and then she remembers the outcome of that resignation. Enormous energies available to her, which she used in developing uniquely creative work with young parents."
And here is something that he taught me from the time I was a little girl:
"As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has-- or ever will have-- something inside that is unique to all time. It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression."
~ Fred Rogers
I truly and deeply believe that. We do that through our comments here to each other and I hope to do that again in the classroom and showing friends' work in my gallery.
Reread that quote, copy it, and try to live it.