Admittedly, I was stumped this week along with many of you. Our friends in other parts of the world don't celebrate Thanksgiving~but they do give thanks. So...I'm pushing away the turkey portrait I started (wings in the form of praying hands, thankful he wasn't chosen to be dinner), and instead I'm using a painting I did last year called "Gratitude." This is where I go every day, the path at Asilomar beach. I always, every single day turn to the ocean and say "thank you." Just that simple. Thank you God, the Universe, Great Spirit...whatever your belief is. I'm not a religious person in the traditional sense. I always tell people "Nature is my church, kindness is my religion."
I've survived neglect, abuse and cancer. I think we should celebrate every birthday because we're lucky to have them. Yes, I'm thankful for every day. Even the bad ones.
Oh...another thing I'm thankful for? A mural client came to see my new studio the other day and she bought this painting!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate it, and happy day to those around the world who don't!