Recently, Elsa Mora, the wonderful artist who is a light in my life, asked me to edit her writing for her new web site Art is a Way. Today, I helped her with this letter which I want to pass on to you.
The beginning of a new year is a good time to think about what we want to do with our lives. I am personally excited to begin 2013 by opening the doors of Art is a Way. From there, I will be giving my best as a creative person and as a human being. I built Art is a Way to make your life and my life better, even in a small way.
I believe that each of us has the power to do positive things, for ourselves and for others. I also believe that most of the things that are positive and meaningful have to do with creativity. Nature itself is a continuous creative miracle and we are part of that miracle. Creativity is living our lives with purpose, it is using our individual talents proactively and it is doing our best in all the areas of life.
Nature does not know failure. Failure is a concept we put on an organic part of life. Thinking this way will help us avoid feeling discouraged when things don't go the way we want. Disappointment can be a call for creativity. This year let's use our creative energy wisely. Let's be flexible, adaptable and courageous. And let's stay connected to ourselves and to each other.
Art is a Way will be here to bring a ray of sunshine to your days. I am looking forward to a year full of surprises, friendship and creativity.
Happy New Year!