What makes you feel rich? Well, clearly money makes people rich. But is that the only measure of riches? I think not! I have had a wealth of wonderful experiences the past two months, therefore, no time to post to my blog! But in the past ten weeks I have enjoyed the richness of life while trying to sleep through a heavy rainstorm while camping in the redwoods, communing for hours with delicate sea life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, meeting new friends and having strong sales at the Calabasas Art Festival, spending quality time with a life-long friend over a spa weekend that I won in a raffle, and enjoyed wildflowers and gourmet brunch with Mom on Mother’s Day. I must say, I’m feeling a sense of richness these days.
With the close of the school year a couple of weeks away, I look forward to watching the kids at my school move on to the next chapter of their lives as students. Reflecting on the moments with our youngest learners this year, I found richness in their wide eyed innocence and their eagerness to try anything. Their acceptance of me, and the laughs and learning we shared this year seem more valuable to me than years prior.
Ok, so what does any of this have to do with my art? It’s all about observation and inspiration for me. I loved the exhibit “The Secret Lives of Seahorses” at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and burned up at least 2 gigabytes on my camera memory card there! Below is a photo of the lovely creature who inspired my seahorse pendant.