Sunday, November 30, 2008

and being thankful

The turkey and stuffing, marshmallow sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie have all been consumed. Company has departed. But when sketchbooks came out while dinner was being prepared on Thursday afternoon, I remembered that November marks one year of my membership in the Everyday Matters group. You can see my first attempt at an Everyday Matters drawing challenge here. For the image above I chose an orange and a handful of cranberries destined to become cranberry sauce to sketch in watercolor in my sketch journal.

So I just wanted to take a few minutes and mention just how thankful I am to have found this wonderful artists' community. There could not be a more varied and supportive bunch of artists as I have discovered during this last year among their company. And I have felt myself grow as an artist because of the inspiration they provide. So "Thank You" Everyday Matters folks, for all the time you take out of your busy lives to share your art, wisdom, and a bit of yourselves to the rest of us out here, showing that everyday really does matter.


winna said...

Well, I got quite teary reading your blog today---thank you for those words that echo my sentiments and make my day. The orange and cranberries are wonderful!

Margaret Ann said...

Happy 1st year EDM anniversary...We are all thankful to have found YOU and your lovely art! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes! Thank you! Caren
Sanctuary Sketches

Spinneretta said...

Happy Anniversary :)
Sounds like your cranberry sauce recipe is very similar to mine :)

Monette Satterfield said...

Your work is beautiful and I couldn't tire of looking at it. I agree with you on the value of the EDM group - such an inspiration!

Lynn said...

I've been inspired and awed by your art and blog over the last year. I'm glad you're a member of the EDM group!


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