As I stared at my blank canvas, I thought it was such an excellent metaphor for life. Every day, every month, every new year we are given a blank canvas of time. We can stare at it for awhile or we can start throwing all the paint on it we can. Danny Kaye, a now deceased singer/entertainer, said, "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it."
So, that's what I did. I began playing with my paint, paper, and pens on the canvas, and threw everything on it that seemed to fit. Yes, my canvas is full. Maybe too full for some, and not full enough for others, but it's my canvas, my choices, and that has to be alright. And my concern that no one will want to buy my canvas? Well, I know someone that would buy it. Me!!!
On my mixed media piece of art is a quote by Vincent Van Gogh that says, "What is done in love is done well." I'd like to paint my days(canvases) with love, so that I can live well. What is on the canvas of your day today? Is it colored with love? I want to encourage us all to not live in fear of what others will think of our choices, but to be brave enough to play with the colors of our lives, and to love the best that we can.