This time of year, even when I am at my busiest and one day in the studio melts into another, I am happy. I am spending my time doing something I love. And when I received a compliment this week describing my clay art as ‘happy’ that truly reaffirms my efforts.
For me, this coming week is a time to reflect on gratitude and make sure it is a constant part of my daily life throughout the year. By practicing this attitude personally, hopefully it radiates outward and inspires others to do the same.
Since 1994 I have created a new series of angels in my studio every year. At that time, my friend,Patti Cain, was my inspiration for making angels when she was diagnosed and later died from breast cancer. Ever since then, I donate a percentage of my yearly proceeds to breast cancer and hospice charities. Each new angel design connects me to the people in my life, both past and present and their importance to me.
Supporting local and small businesses to kick off holiday gift shopping has become a national trend. Please consider purchasing a piece of my clay art for your gift list as you begin your holiday shopping. This week (November 24 – 30) I will donate 25% of every on-line sale I make to charity. Please go to ClayByLaura.com, make a purchase and help me pay it forward.