On her blog, artist Donna Zagotta http://donnazagotta.com/blog/?p=5023 sets a challenge to describe your life as an artist, or your artisitc journey in six words. It hones the mind doesn't it?!
Mine is treasure I found in my backgarden. I've felt that since I took up pencil and brush just a few years ago, with one incredibly supportive loved-one shouting me on from the sidelines as I embarked on my artisitc journey.
Always telling myself that I could never "do art" because I hadn't studied it when I was younger, pencil and brush were firmly put away in heart and mind. But like toys in the nursery at night (I like to think) they'd creep out and play every now and again. When eventually I stopped putting them back in and let them out to play, I realised that it didn't matter what I told myself but this journey was, and is for me.
It's not an easy one, but it nourishes the mind with such beautiful problems to solve and nourishes the heart to express itself in colour, line, light and shadow. It will always be there and no matter what else happens in my life (house flooded, sickness, health) it is a refuge, a source of contentment, an expression of something deeper than day-to-day stuff. So for me, it'll always be treasure I found in my backgarden.
How about you?