Happy Thanksgiving wherever you are.... whether in the USA or not, it is a wonderful day to *celebrate* as we are reminded to live life with gratitude in our hearts.
For me, Thanksgiving is the last door we walk through of the year as it begins to draw to a close...as we reach the threshold from one year of our lives, one chapter to the next... we begin to look back and see all the good, the bad and the ugly.
We begin to ponder the events of the year as we begin to think of things we need to release/let go.... so that we can move forward into the next chapter/year with lessons learned, goals renewed, clarity of purpose, faith over hope.... love over all.
Although it has been a tremendously difficult year, it is so clear that God/Spirit has held and supported me/us at every step- through the love of my wonderful partner in love, life and art: Sergio, through the love our our wonderful son and writer Julian; through the blessed and mirmagical meeting of Sy and also the gift of meeting my new sisters at WoW; through the love of so many of YOU who have supported me in person and via internet too.... love heals. It does.
My heart is full of gratitude, though my life has not been easy, God/Spirit gifted me *art* from the very beginning.....
then painted some more...
I have grown.... I have painted my pain and my triumphs.
Gratitude for life lessons, those that bring us to the very edge... that turn us inside out, those that break us so that we can become stronger, wiser, love deeper....
I realize that just as I did when doing my psychology major to become a mental health counselor we had to go through counseling ourselves before we could serve our clients..... so it has been for the art program I offer of "healing through the heART"; now that I have gone through the experience of healing through art myself~ I will be a better facilitator to help women (and children) heal thought the heART and I can't wait to begin my offerings in the coming 2015...
and so my heart is full of gratitude for life lessons in my journey that make me better accomplish my mission to serve the world through my art.....
Our hearts are full of gratitude for your support as our collectors, students online and in person, for sharing our posts and art with your loved ones...
Supporting artists helps feed the soul of the world-
Your support makes a HUGE difference.
Thanks to YOU, we are able to follow our life's purpose and gift the world our images, our lessons, our loving care for a world community that continues to move forward towards love and away from fear
towards peace and away from war
towards peace and joy
towards Love which covers all.
We love you!
Claudia (& Sergio)