I like posting inspirational quotes to a collection board I’ve created on Pinterest. Some that speak to me have been attributed to famous people. I’ve also collected simple observations or sayings from unfamiliar sources. These concise expressions have a way of targeting (sometimes complex) ideas and communicating just the right message in just a few words.
As a life-long writer, I understand and respect the power of words. So when I can boil down a message or feeling into a simple statement that properly conveys that sentiment in my clay art, I’m feeling good! I’ve just completed a project for a realtor friend that achieved the above-mentioned goal from my artistic side and simultaneously created a memorable keepsake gift and marketing item.
The simple message of this heart expresses a mantra I’d like to repeat and honor throughout the coming year. Family, Friends, Home. Those interactive subjects are important to me and help shape the choices I make daily.
As Christmas and New Years fast approach, I hope you’ll have time to enjoy all three -- Family, Friends and Home -- and perhaps develop your own personal mantra to embrace in the coming year.