Sometimes the best gift is one you give yourself. 
Before the holidays I had an idea for a blog post of what to get the artist in your life.  I was thinking of luscious paints, beautiful papers, brushes… you get the idea.  But soon realized that what I really wanted was a break – from commitments, obligations and all the busyness of everyday.
Shadow Drawing
Gesso, charcoal, graphite aquarelle on paper
30″ x 22″

And that is just what I did this past Monday.  My family was out of town.  I cancelled plans. I did not drive anywhere and closed up my laptop.   I meditated, journaled, walked, listened to music, worked in my studio and watched a film.  The day was spacious. And just what I needed.

Artist Patricia Scarborough did post a lovely list on her blog with other worthwhile gift ideas that don’t come in a box- and are appreciated any time of year!

What gift have you given or plan on giving yourself this year?

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