|Lake Como Dreams|
16 x 20 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
I'd also like to acknowledge today is the 2 year anniversary of this blog, "Art Elevates Life". I have over 300 posts to date- which I can hardly believe since my first attempt at a blog the prior year lasted for a grand total of 2 days.
The reason is, the first time in 2010, I started the blog was because I thought I "should" do it and "should" is never motivating for long." Should" quickly turns in to a burden or obligation and then you give up. The second time I started the blog, I changed my context from "I should do it" to this could be a platform for sharing my enthusiasm for art and inspiring people to participate in art more (whether as an artist, student, patron, collector or any form of appreciation), as a contribution to enrich their lives. Sharing, inspiring contributing, enhancing- now those are a lot more exciting and enlivening than "should". so as they say, context is decisive. The WHY you are doing something is as important, if not more important than what or how you are actually doing it. That seems to apply to many areas of life.
Thank you so much for participating in this conversation with me. I appreciate your interest, support and feedback. Thank you for appreciating art and helping to share that enthusiasm with others, because I truly believe "Art Elevates Life".
Have a beautiful day!
and Happy St. Patrick's Day too!