I saw this quote in Hannah Marcotti’s gorgeous course called Making Space (I super-duper highly recommend this course from the bottom of my heart.) The quote made me think immediately of my gratitude project, A Hundred Thank Yous.
This is why gratitude feels so right, so good.
Announcement…after a brief hiatus over the holidays, I am back to my Hundred Thank Yous Project! Yay! I am two-thirds of the way through the project and I am working to schedule an exhibition of all 100 paintings that will happen in June. (June!) Everyone who gets a painting is invited and it will be open to any of my people who want to come! I literally want to jump up and down with excitement about the event! Of course, not everyone will be able to pick up their painting in person, so I am busy collecting addresses and putting little love letters to go with each painting that will be mailed to those who can’t make it.
I decide that February is THE month. The month to work my heart out on the paintings and get them organized and finished so I can feel peace and bliss in the months leading up to the exhibition.
This project is the most JOYFUL thing I have ever done. I have come to realize that once my grateful project is finished, I may keep making paintings for people. Maybe I will. And give them away one at a time. Or, I might do a different gratitude project. Who knows. But, I am very open to keeping this light of gratitude glowing in my heart. It has deeply changed me.
On that note, here are a few things I am WILDLY grateful for in this moment:
- Hannah Marcotti. Love this woman to bits. Her work for the world is angel-sent.
- Goddess Leonie, my soul-sister of the Turquoise Ray (never heard that before and I looooove it!) I am part of her Goddess Circle and (holy mother of Goddess) the wisdom and love pouring out of it all is epic.
- My new Happy Light. Oh, the glow of Happy Light sun in my studio in the depths of winter! (You can see it in the photo up top.)
- New Anthropologie mugs. I truly LOVE them beyond reason.
I am headed to my mom’s this weekend and will probably be off-line most of the time. A sweet little break at the end of January- then paint paint paint for everyone I love and adore!!!
Before I go, here is a sneak peek at my new Self-Love Prayer Flags series in the works! The flags reflect what I believe is the most important thing we can do for the world- Love ourselves. Can’t wait to finish and share.
Thank you for being here. Much love.