The Joy Tree, Contemporary Landscapes and Trees by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse
Trees, Oceans, Colors, Life-Giving Encounters,
Faith, Vibrancy, Mindfulness ~~
So much has been going through my mind the last few weeks
with regard to life and with regard to painting.
Is it even possible to sift through the events of one especially busy
and bake it all together as a cake that makes sense?
I don't think so...it's too complicated - this life in 2013.
But I want to pick out a few strands and look at them.
This week contained several stressors - some good, some not so much;
new challenges are great stressors, teenagers not always;
but my attention has been being turned to more mindfulness
and less wastefulness.
Because I am making thoughtful choices about what I am eating,
I am savoring the flavor and consistency of each bite.
Because I am being reminded that the girls are growing up,
I am trying to not let unwholesome talk come out of my mouth,
but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs,
that it may benefit those who listen.
Because I am intently focusing on turning 60 in a few months,
I want to use my time wisely
so that I have only a minimum of regrets and plenty of great memories.
Also the art I do wants to have a purpose:
does it express my convictions?
does it inspire others to put THEIR true selves onto a support?
Here's a tough one: is my style developing into that which is is meant to be?
How much fun am I allowed to have when making artwork, and still be considered to be
developing my work?
Please send in your answers, and my favorite may choose a painting that I will
ship for free to your home.*
BTW this little piece of joy goes for $175
If interested, please contact me at
*I will make a list of 10 paintings from which the winner may choose
in a page above listed Purpose of Making Art.