Do you consider yourself an artist?
What does it take to be an artist?
I always wanted to be an artist,
but it is a hard thing to call myself.
Right now my art is through the eye of the camera.
Sometimes with a little embellishment.
No, I am not Georgia O'Keeffe, but I can dream and enjoy her art.
I can play in the garden and create little touches of JOY.
Or play in the studio (gardenhouse).
Do you dream of being an artist?
Dreaming and appreciating others talents is also a gift.
Did I say "gift"?
Yes, we each have our gift of creativity.
We can appreciate the gift of God in nature.
Maybe it is the special touches we make to a meal
or the gift of friendship to someone in need.
Little touches of art and creativity sing to my heart.
So happy International Artist Day to each of you.
Go out and enjoy art in your soul and all around you.
You might not be able to tell, but each of the photographs
has been changed in slight ways, except for the one
of Georgia O'Keeffe.