This quote by Robert Brault is so true.
More tall houses, more shutters, more hearts. Hmmm, either this is what I want or I just like to draw them this way! I originally did this on a huge canvas for a client, and it was a little different. Then another client saw it and asked for it, so now I have a version for prints.
I am trying to focus a little more on my family–I am learning how to balance my art/work/teaching with my peeps. It can be hard when my studio is right here in the house to delineate work time and home time–especially when they can’t tell if I am playing and relaxing or working.
So this weekend, I did skipped my work. I fell behind on some projects. Because I spent time with my kids and husband and a dear friend. But THEY are the BIG things–taking Tanner sledding this week, taking Annika to the movies and going to her games, doing a craft project and going shopping for new “mature tween” clothes with Phoebe. Baking with them, playing Clue, helping Tanner find the floor in his bedroom, hanging out with Jeff, wine and dinner with a friend with lots of catching up. All of those seem like little things. But the kids, especially, will remember them. And more importantly these things build the relationships that are the biggest and most important treasure of all.
All part of the knowledge and trust right? I want my loved ones to trust me the way I know I can trust in God. I want them to know I will be there for them when they need me in good and bad. That I will love them unfailingly. That I want to be near them. That I know them, and love them for who they are. That I consider them the treasure in my life.
How about you? Which big and little things are you focusing on?