February 27, 2011

Everyday Artist

One of my favorite books is Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. If you have never read it, I highly recommend it. This morning, I was reading one of the entries and it really struck a chord. She wrote about being an artist of the everyday.

You are an artist if you grow flowers in your yard.

 You are an artist if you bake and frost cupcakes. Especially if you put sprinkles on top.

 You are an artist if you quilt.

 You are an artist if you sew.

 You are an artist if you pick out yummy food for your family at the grocery store.

You are an artist if you take photos.

You are an artist if you knit.

There are so many moments in an ordinary day to be artistic. I think it makes life so much more enjoyable to look for those opportunities to be creative. I love being an artist of the everyday!


  1. This is a lovely post, Debbie, and so true! Your photos are beautiful. I think everyone can be an artist in their own way, every day! Helen x

  2. What a great post! Lovely fabric you have there!

  3. Hi there Debbie thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your very kind comment. Your photos are stunning, great artistry here!
    Jane x

  4. I looove Simple Abundance~ in fact, I'm reading it again this year! Loved this post. Sometimes when I've been asked what kind of art I do I've replied, "The art of living". Art really can be found in the everyday. Love it.

  5. Hi Debbie, I also read Simple Abundance and have for years and it is always a good reminder and applies to where I am at the moment. Love your pictures and words. Thanks, xoRobin❤

  6. Beautiful post, I so agree, and love your photos.


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