A Paint Can of Thanks
Years ago we dedicated an empty paint can to keep notes about things we felt grateful for. Our Thanksgiving tradition at the studio is to open the lid and read what’s been collected. The can is filled with scraps of paper describing stories and experiences we’ve had because of art and the studio we spend our time in.
Because of a fiber ‘painting’ in our gallery, we heard about a childhood spent sledding over farm fields after every winter storm. Another slip of paper has a sketch drawn of the first blossoming cherry tree of spring – noticed during a walk into the studio. And another is about the joy of having a friend surprising us with a visit at the studio and feeling a deep connection though we haven’t seen them for years.
The notes tell of the large and small events in our year, and of subtle moments we might have otherwise forgotten. As we unfold and read each note, we’re reminded of the special connection art creates with you and the gifts that are shared. Thank you for being a part of this fun and inspiring life.
Winter Rows, Fiber ‘painting’, 26 x 26″ framed