Adding to the Christmas spirit, there are still patchy areas of snow on the ground that have refused to melt...a green & white patchwork outside my window. The aroma of Christmas tree greets me every morning and the stocking are already hung by the chimney with care, thanks to Kelly. My family, house and home are awash in Christmas spirit.
Having an art spirit is like carrying Christmas in your heart all year round. The joy, the anticipation of something wonderful about to occur - the magic of it all. Right now, my husband is reading The Art Spiritby Robert Henri. It is required reading for the art lessons he is taking (a long time desire finally being nourished). It's the same copy that I read when I took those lessons. It has a place of honor on my bedside bookshelf so that I can thumb through it often or when I need an art spirit refill.
"After all, the object is not to make art but to be in the wonderful state which makes art inevitable." Robert Henri
"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." Charles Dickens
Do you see (feel) the similarity? This is my Christmas message to you: Do whatever it takes to keep the spirit alive, whether you call it Christmas spirit, art spirit or the spirit of joy. Keep it in your heart and share it freely with others. The more you give away, the more it fills you. Magic is like that.