We took a walk, a companion and I, through part of Capitol Hill in Washington on route to one of our favorite eateries because you must eat and you must get exercise. Spring’s first flowers and lovely city architecture are fine things to behold along the way. (Ah, there’s the house with the cobalt blue shutters!) And then too it’s beneficial to do a little marketing.
I used today’s journey to leave some of my cards along our path. Some of the cards are expressly designed to direct people HERE to this blog. And if you’re finding this post now because you got one of those cards, I welcome you! I hope that you’ll find ideas and pictures that bring you joy.
It’s really important for artists to share art. I’m marketing beauty. While I offer my paintings for sale, I’m also marketing beauty itself. Part of my aim is to persuade whoever will listen that we are surrounded by beauty. The sky alone has tons of beauty in it. Don’t even get me started talking about the earth. Beauty is everywhere.
I am continually searching for beauty in my art — in shapes, lines, textures, colors, and in patterns of darkness and light. I look for it in ideas, too, but that gets a little tricky. I don’t know how to define what beauty is. I do recognize it when I see it. And I see it often. And I’m always striving to imitate its appearances in pictures.
So welcome visitor. Welcome long time reader. Welcome silent guest. Welcome to whoever you are.