Today I would like to take a moment to show appreciation and express my gratitude for all the people around the world who follow Jane’s Blog and my paintings. In my former career, I taught thousands of children and families from every corner of this world, newly settled in Toronto, Canada often without a word of English. I was the first connection my families had with Canada and often the person who taught their child to speak English. This is something I was greatly proud of and gave me such joy. I no longer am of the ability to work a job and missing my work with my families I take comfort in connecting with others around the world and I am grateful.
As many of you are aware I believe in living peacefully. It gives me joy to know that my blogs and art have connected with people from all over this world in peace. I live by kindness and compassion, always have and always will. I know that I can make a difference in my world by spreading kindness, happiness and inspiration with others. My art in itself communicates beyond words. I am reminded of an inspirational artist to my subject matter;
“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way–things I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keeffe
I have come to a place in my life where I no longer tolerate disrespect, rudeness, self entitled behaviour or actions. If I see or hear unkindly or non compassionate behaviour or words I give non of my coveted and elusive energy to this. This world today has become ugly and that ugliness I wish to have no part of. My blog and paintings are my communication and expressiveness with those of like mind. Thanks and appreciation for joining me.
peace & love