You may remember the thoughtful painting I received last year from my childhood art teacher, Sue Hand. Well another Christmas Season has come and another painting arrived in my mailbox. Lively brushstrokes, unexpected color combinations and just a hint of shimmer all equal a slow moment of joy for me. Thank you Sue.
Very early on Sue taught me that you can make people feel a certain way with your art. In sixth grade I remember seeing the pure joy in my Mom’s face when I presented a lifelike portrait I had created with colored pencils. Today I speak with bride’s who find it easy to get choked up over the perfect shade of pink or combination of flowers painted just for them. It’s all about emotion; this art we create and live. It is all about eliciting a smile or laugh, making it impossible to look away and wanting to hold onto a moment for as long as possible. Thank you Sue for reminding me.