Monday, April 27, 2015

Gratitude and Surprise

We each have our innate abilities and interests and the skills we've learned.  We have opportunities to do the things we love and train for.  And there's something else:  there's the moment; the moment shaped by environment and by our own personal rhythm.  When the best parts of all these things come together everything feels right and mostly goes right.

I think in our greed and selfishness we expect every moment to have this magic.  But over time we see that the best moments are rare and learn to be grateful for them.  Or, at least, we learn to be grateful for them if we are going to have any peace in life.

As many of you know, sometimes I get the opportunity to print monotypes under the tutelage of Katie Gilmartin at her Chrysalis Print Studio.  Last Sunday I got to print there for the afternoon.

Somehow all the bits that go into making a rare magic moment showed up on Sunday at Chrysalis and everything felt right and peace settled on me when I knew how grateful I am for the best moments.

Here are the prints:

Here is a link to Katie's website where she lists her available classes and you can see her work:
Katie Gilmartin Chrysalis Print Studio.

Also, Crown Point Press has published a book about these magical moments:
Magical Secrets about Thinking Creatively.  (highly recommended read!)

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