This season, more than ever, my heart is brimming with an abundance of gratitude. Thanks to everyone who supported my family during the flood and over the past few months as we've started to rebuild. I can't imagine where we would be without you. Your kindness has reinforced my belief in the innate goodness of humanity.
One of the most valuable lessons the flood taught me is to deeply embrace creativity. During times of frustration and darkness, the mere act of imagining creative ideas has had the power to reignite my heart's pilot light. It's remarkable how much hope can blossom from dreaming.
Another valuable lesson that I learned is to pull the people close to me even closer. Relationships with authentic, open-minded, compassionate people are priceless…and at the end of the day, these relationships are all that really matter.
As sensitive artists, it's all too easy for us to be upset by a world of often anonymous, critical voices. I encourage you to listen to the opinions of those you truly value and let go of caring about what everyone else thinks. This way, you untether your soul and give it room to soar.
I sincerely hope this holiday season serves as a reminder to open your heart and mind to the awesome potential of creative people just like us. When we dream, then act, anything is possible!
Warm and toasty regards,
P.S. As is my holiday tradition, I'd like to share a tiny piece of my bliss with you. I've compiled my favorite 2013 creations into a Gallery
) that celebrates the joy of the creative process. #photocomposite #photocompositing #heart