The Gift of Art can Keep on Giving
Art can create memories that last forever.
With all the visitors about to appear in my home, I have been cleaning out my house. Throwing out stuff that I just don't need. I came across a small painting of a landscape that my father painted the beginning of his career. (Yes, my father was an artist). It stopped me in my tracks and it reminded me of him before he died. This painting brought him back to me for a few minutes.
Like an old photo found in a box, this painting brought back memories. But it is better than an old photo. It tells a story that can be shared with others. Art does this. It is a piece of memorabilia that has a universal message. It can give a message of love and caring for many years.
My husband looked at this small piece of art that represented by father and it gave him a different message. A pretty little landscape that was painted in 1969. It is an innocent lovely moment and it was a message that my husband saw loud and clear.
The Gift of Art shows your personality!
Giving art to yourself or to others reflects your personality and your relationships. Isn't this the point of having art in your home? Imagine what it would be like to buy a piece of art for your family, your friends or even for yourself? This piece of art reminds you of who you are because it reminds you of your friendship, or of your father, mother or siblings. So look at art as the gift that keeps on giving because it reminds you of life, the stories and the memories that make your relationships important.
Most importantly, it gives the message of yourself which is the most important piece of the gift.