What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?
by Rachelle Siegrist
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? . . . . Sometimes we get so wrapped up with getting everything done and making sure that our Thanksgiving dinner is just right, that perhaps we forget the most important part of the holiday . . . the act of being thankful! So I challenge you to take time to stop and ponder the things that you are most thankful for. I am thankful for so many things, many of which I too easily forget or overlook way too often, so it’s most important to remind oneself of the many blessings in our lives!
I am Thankful for my husband Wes, who is also my best friend! For my precious family and friends and for a God who loves me! For sunshine, flowers, trees, the ocean and fresh air! For all living creatures . . . feathered, furry, scaled and all! I am thankful to be an artist and derive immense joy through sharing my experiences by painting them, and for our numerous collectors that collect the paintings, to whom they bring great joy! I am thankful for clear water and vast blue skies, and the ability to blissfully float in my kayak across the water’s sparkling surface, hearing only the sounds of rippling water, wind and birdsong, temporarily leaving my cares behind. For long quiet walks in the woods, when it feels like the forest is mine. For the feel of sand between my toes and earth beneath my bare feet. I am thankful I have food and especially chocolate to eat! For a home filled with love and peace! For living in a free country and for the ones who have served and made countless sacrifices to make and keep it that way! For the ability to read and be transported to grand places simply through words written on paper, and for ears that can hear the healing notes of a symphony! So when I begin thinking about the numerous things I am thankful for, I realize they are too vast to be listed, and suddenly find myself more content, realizing that my blessings are too many to count, and I find myself feeling . . . . Thankful!!
If you’re in or are planning to be in the beautiful Steamboat Springs, CO area during the next few months, you have a chance to see 5 of our miniature paintings in person and add one or more to your collection! The Steamboat Art Museum is holding it’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition and is showcasing paintings from artists featured in their exhibitions. Our solo tour, Exquisite Miniatures, was there December of 2014 thru April of 2015.
~ Currently on the Easels ~
We’re currently in the beginning stages of two separate commissions, where different compositional sketches are done for the collector, from which a favorite will be chosen and hence the painting process started! Our collectors greatly enjoy being able to take part in this creative process!
Is there something or someone special that you would love to have as a painting to enjoy and cherish? ~ Contact us!
Until next time . . .