Sometimes the best gift is one you give yourself.
Before the holidays I had an idea for a blog post of what to get the artist in your life. I was thinking of luscious paints, beautiful papers, brushes... you get the idea. But soon realized that what I really wanted was a break - from commitments, obligations and all the busyness of everyday.
Gesso, charcoal, graphite aquarelle on paper
30" x 22"
And that is just what I did this past Monday. My family was out of town. I cancelled plans. I did not drive anywhere and closed up my laptop. I meditated, journaled, walked, listened to music, worked in my studio and watched a film. The day was spacious. And just what I needed.
Artist Patricia Scarborough did post a lovely list on her blog with other worthwhile gift ideas that don't come in a box- and are appreciated any time of year!
What gift have you given or plan on giving yourself this year?