17 Causes I’m Grateful To Be An Artist!

As Canadian Thanksgiving approaches, I take into consideration all I’ve to be glad about. I’m so grateful for a lot in my life! I actually am a fortunate gal! I’m grateful for all these I like and who love me, I’m grateful to reside the place I reside (Victoria, BC, Canada), I’m grateful to have been born and introduced up in Jamaica, I’m grateful to be financially steady, I’m grateful for journey alternatives, I’m grateful to reside in a world with web which permits me to share what I do know with others throughout the globe.

After which there’s artwork.

I’m grateful for all those that comply with me and purchase and acquire my work and usually assist and encourage my art-making behavior. Thanks!!

After which there’s the doing a part of artwork – I’m so grateful to be an artist!  Let me depend the methods!

As an artist, in no specific order, I’m grateful to:

1. See the world otherwise and with a sensitivity that I realise others don’t. Past the awe of a wonderful sundown, we see issues like the color created by the reflection of the sky on a automotive’s rooftop, a shaft of sunshine throughout the eating desk, or the intricacies of a solid shadow. 

2. Assist others see the world in new methods. My buddy Sandy continues to remind me of this! 

3. Spend my time “colouring” as my brother-in-law Richard smilingly calls it 

4. Have an excuse and alternative to journey – educating workshops across the globe!

5. Get into the circulate and lose any sense of time and all different issues or ideas in life

6. Categorical my ideas and feelings about what I see or expertise

7. Create one thing from nothing. Profitable or not – that’s magic!

8. Make use of artwork as an outlet for anger 

9. Inform tales and share traditions for many who come after us – the previous is widely known not forgotten

10. Give a visible voice to huge concepts comparable to Growing old or Id 

11. Remodel ache and affected by life’s challenges and traumas by means of art-making. Artwork serves as a therapeutic launch the place it’s doable to seek out solace and therapeutic by means of the inventive course of.

12. Immerse myself in one thing I’m keen about

13. Uncover extra of who I’m by means of my artwork. The inventive course of encourages persistence and resilience. We study to beat challenges, embrace failures, and persevere by means of difficulties. These invaluable life abilities are usually not solely important for creative improvement but additionally for private development in all elements of life.

14. Expertise the unparalleled pleasure that comes from bringing an thought to life which brings with it a way of accomplishment that’s distinctive to the inventive course of 

15. Discover delight within the smallest particulars alongside the extra apparent grandeur of the pure world

16. Benefit from the freedom to advocate for social justice and specific controversial or unconventional concepts, to problem societal norms and interact in vital conversations by means of our work

17. Be a part of an artwork neighborhood of like-minded people who share a ardour for creativity. This sense of neighborhood will not be solely supportive but additionally inspiring.

Being an artist is an enriching and rewarding journey stuffed with all these causes to be grateful. As Thanksgiving approaches, let’s have a good time the unimaginable privilege of making, expressing, and sharing our creative visions with the world. The act of creation is a present that brings magnificence, that means, and connection to our lives.

I’ll go away you with a quote from the nice Richard Schmid:

“Someplace inside all of us is a wordless middle, part of us that hopes to be immortal not directly, an element that has remained unchanged since we have been kids, the supply of our power and compassion. This faint confluence of the tangible and the non secular is the place Artwork comes from. It has no recognized limits, and when you faucet into it you’ll realise what actually wealthy decisions you’ve gotten. Could every portray you do from that sacred place embrace an expression of gratitude for the extraordinary privilege of being an artist.” 

~ Richard Schmid

Have I missed something you’re grateful for as an artist? Do any of those causes resonate with you? Make sure you go away your ideas within the feedback!

And that’s it for this time!

~ Gail

PS. Love this wee e book to document gratitude!