We need gratitude the most when we’re faced with real challenges, because a gratitude habit helps us stay resilient even when times are hard.
But it might be a good idea to get into the habit before that happens – especially for those of us who didn’t learn it as a child, or who just get so caught up in the day-to-day business of life that we forget how grateful we are for so many things.
That’s why I decided to invite you all to join me in the Gratitude Project for Artists. And yes, the idea came to me because of a minor fall I had while taking a walk with my dogs, which just happened to coincide with a plethora of dismal news from around the world. The video explains it in detail, so be sure to watch.
Would you like to participate?
I think this could be a really worthwhile project. If nothing else, each participant will have a finished work of art that someone else would be very happy to receive as a gift during the holidays.
When you’re ready to submit your Gratitude Project, send me an email with images and plenty of description so my readers will know what type of gratitude your artwork is representing, and I’ll post it on my blog. You can find my email address here.
If you create a video of your work (or if the video itself is your Gratitude Project), you’ll need to let me know where to find it so I can post it on my blog. Send me a link to it in an email.
A lot of people only see my posts if they show up on YouTube, so I’ll be highlighting the submissions as I receive them on that site. too.
Tell me if you think this should be an ongoing project, or if there should be a specific deadline.
Do you think it would be best to include all the projects in a downloadable PDF, or would it be more exciting to see your work included in a real book? I can’t afford to send you a free book, of course, but if we did it on CreateSpace they shouldn’t be very expensive. Let me know in the comments below.