;/Good morning. Well, today is the last day of the show. What a wonderful show it has been. Onward after this to the store. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces. I am grateful for all the support of friends and family. When you work all year for something, it is so nice to have the support. Thanks to everyone who has come out to support me and the show and all the other wonderful artists.
Today's blog is about being grateful for imagination. I am often struck with it during my sleep. I quite often will get up and write down ideas and thoughts that will someday turn into something. But I am not the only one. I often get wonderful ideas from friends and customers that I can expound upon. I love that I can make something out of almost nothing and can repurpose things as well. I have often had a whole theme of ideas sparked off of one thought. It is such a gratifying feeling when I do have a thought and use it to create something....and it turns out the way I had envisioned it. Imagination is what makes this world great. I am grateful for all of the most amazing people who have made this world what it is today. The engineers, the designers, the architects, the bakers, artists, writers and the list goes on. Imagine what our world would be like without them? I cannot imagine the world without a storybook or a novel. I am in awe when I walk into a building and see the vision of an architect having had come to life in all forms of materials. As I take a tour down the river in Chicago and see the amazing buildings and then hear the stories behind them...I am amazed with the thought processes behind it.
When I am in a restaurant and phenomenal dish, plated to the hilt comes to my table...I am totally delighted to see the artistry in the food. I have attended productions at theaters and am blown away by the talent, not only of the actors and actresses, but also the set designers. How fortunate are we to be surrounded by such imaginative people. That they put their imagination to use and have given us such beauty to enjoy. I have a friend, her name is Linda Kinneman who makes art using clothing tags that is so creative!!
I think that it is amazing to see the differences in everything we look at. Life is surely not cookie cutter style. We are all so different and unique and today I am grateful that I was dealt the card called imagination and that I have been fortunate enough to appreciate it...both in myself and in others.