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We have sometimes heard the expression, “Life imitates art.” But what if Life itself is the art of the individual? A dictionary definition offers this:
“[Art is] the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.”
An artist friend, Lily Leung, is a very creative woman I met through the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Lily bakes, gardens, skis, writes, sketches, and paints. Today, she shared this quote from Helena Bonham Carter:
“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.”
Somehow, this Carter quote reminded me of the experiences I have had with light moving through my living space of 18 years. Each hour the light is different, as my home is oriented West-to-East. There is a huge park, Pierce Park, on the east side of my home, with my Feng Shui Garden between the house and the Park. The sun rises in the morning and moves across the living room, changing the shadows, colors, and energy as it goes. At nightfall, the back side of sunset filters in from the Park, painting its own colors across the living room. I could not help but paint the great beauty of the moving light: Pierce Park Evening, in acrylics on wood. I hope you enjoy it. Notice the light moving from right to left, from the Park through the house, as the sunset backlighting fades.
Since we are always at choice, does it make sense to you that we are actually creating our lives as we go? And isn’t that art? I hope you engage more and more, as creator, with the art of your life– and enjoy it thoroughly. And that will be you, ever more Healthy Happy and Loving Lifesm!
In my daily series this month, I hope to strongly convince you that positive living is the way to be, and that it results in greater health and happiness and joy. Plus, it’s more fun! And that would be me and you, shaping our lives anew, ever more Healthy Happy and Loving Lifesm!
Kebba Buckley Button is a stress/energy management expert, holistic healer, and award-winning author who celebrates life. She has a longtime natural healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. They are also available in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the Franciscan Renewal Center bookstore and at the bookstore at St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church. Or simply email us to order: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you!