My friend Deb Lewis wanted to know what makes people happy so I thought I would take a moment to answer her question this morning.
Here, in no particular order is my list:
-the smell of the ocean
-watching horror movies with my son
-vintage sewing ephemera
-goodies in the mail
-knowing the people I care about are happy and successful in their lives
-the darkness if the wintertime
-curling up under my duvet with a good book
-doing the work of my heart
-the smell of fresh baked bread
-my amethyst ring from my husband
-the smell of a campfire burning
-everything about Autumn
-the RCMP musical ride
-a fresh haircut
-a happy marriage
-beautiful old architecture
In other news, last night I had one of those lovely moments of serendipity. I was at a meeting and these two ladies arrived at the same time I did. One of them commented on the necklace I was wearing. It's one of my favourites, made by the talented Jane Wynn, which always gets a ton of comments. (I get a kick out of telling this to Jane who is always amazed.) I mentioned that
Jane had a book coming out and then one of them asked if that was the person who had that display at the library awhile ago. I laughed and said "No, but that was me." They were really surprised and went on to say that they wanted to take classes from me and how the library was abuzz about that display. How cool is that?!
It's always so gratifying to know people like my work, even if I am a bit shy about it. It's great to know that people "get it" especially because mixed media/altered art is really in its infancy here in Canada. It's something that is just catching on. (Yes, I know it's hard to believe, but it's true!)
So...what makes your world go 'round?