Note to Self - Appreciate the Little Things (36" x 36")
Appreciate the Little Things - Notes to Self Series (acrylic on canvas)
36" x 36" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
About This Painting
During the pandemic of 2020, I have learned many things. My Notes to Self Series reminds us of the importance of some of life's simpler gifts. Normally, the paintings in this series are full of bright colors (and sometimes elephants, because they never forget!) but lately, as I think about all that is going on in my personal life and in the world, I am struck by how it's the little things in life that often bring the most joy.
About the "Notes to Self" Series
You would think that my first career as a teacher, trainer, and speaker on the topic of resiliency would have prepared me adequately to deal with challenging times. Let me tell you; I’m now a big believer in the saying, “We teach what we most need to learn!” Like most people, when times get tough, I forget (or neglect to practice) the skills to help me better cope. Thus, when times got extremely challenging for my family in 2019, I decided to paint some reminders to myself. Appreciate the Little Things is part of an ongoing series titled Notes to Self. I think of the individual paintings in the series as giant sticky notes to trigger my memory and make me smile. I hope they also remind you of a few of the things that can make you smile and make your life a little more pleasant; especially if times get tough.