In my 25 years of painting and the last few years as a full-time artist many things have spoken to me, but nothing more so than a photo I recently ran across. When you go through something in your life that is hard, it can make you stronger or it can leave you bitter.
Yesterday, I found a photograph of my son, Cooper, as a toddler. It awakened something in my soul that allowed me to remember where I was mentally during that season of my life. I couldn't even recall the holiday outfit he was wearing as I was struggling with other circumstances in my life at the time. I am so thankful for that as it brought me to where I am today.
If you are struggling with something, I encourage you to reach out to someone and find something that you are passionate about and make it your own. Whether it's painting, photography, cooking or something else-- those few minutes here and there are the minutes that make you happy can bring you back. Painting was that for me -- and it and whole lot of prayer, brought me HERE! Thank you! So, take a step in 2019 and find your passion!
xoxo - Shannon