Monday, December 31, 2012

monday motivation - memorial

Here we are on the final day of December 2012.  Indeed it falls on a monday and once again each of us need to find our own motivation but I do hope that my artwork makes you think of certain motives to create, design and inspire an artful life.  In the midst of creating art for others, I am reminded by all the works and how they serve as a memorial to celebrate life and cherish each day and every creature.

Many works of art can serve as a memorial or a tribute to a person, place or thing.  This illustration of a particular cat named Buddy was a commission that a client gave for a holiday gift.  Memories of loved ones do deserve a memorial.

A work of art can serve as a memorial of all of the years of love spent devoted to one another.

Do you have a sacred or holy corner in your home dedicated to the memory of a person, place or thing that might motivate or inspire you?  In many cultures, a sort of shrine as you enter your home can create a respect for life and in a way give honor to your own life.  Fresh fruit, flowers or a candle to light can add so much to one's day as we connect with those that have gone before us.

Wishing each of you a splendid day this last monday of 2012.   Take time to create a memorial with photos, artwork or mementos to honor those that were a part of your life.  I will be back in the New Year to bring you more mondays full of motivation, artwork that you can create, inspiration and of course my own art which motivates me each day.

8 comments:

quintessence said...

What a lovely idea Patricia. Wishing you and your family all the best for a wonderful 2013 and I look forward to many more Mondays of motivation!!

Acquired Objects said...

Patricia you always seem to inspire us! Wishing you and your family the very best for a Happy and Healthy New Year!

XXX
Debra~

Ideezine said...

PVE,
It's always a time to reflect on those we love that are no longer with us.

One of my cats Vincent a tabby w/green eyes who looks like the illustration above left our lives in January of 04 but we still think of him as he loved Christmas, the tree, playing sooccer with christmas bulbs and eating an occasional piece of tinsel.

Life is good when memories are fond and memorials are many...it means we have loved fully.

Happy New Year to you and your family...may it be filled with health, wealth, great new friendships, and blog followers who enrich your life.

Cheers!

Bette

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Happy New Year! I look forward to learning even more from you in the New Year!
Fondly,
Jamie Herzlinger

ArtistGirl said...

This makes me think of my sweet kitty Stormy who left us last year. Thank you for the post and Happy New Year!

BRASWELL said...

I always adore your ideas + what a grand one this is! Happy New Year to you & yours. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Lisa Mende said...

Happy New Year! What a lovely post! I don't have a corner but have rememberances of Walker everywhere! It's what keeps me happy!!!

pve design said...

Stacey,
Thank-you and wishing you a truly Happy New Year!
best-
Patricia

Debra,
Thank-you for your comments and wishing you a Happy New Year too. Hope you are having a good time off and able to relax~
pve

Bette-
Reflection and attention to pause, to take a break and to start anew. Happy New Year to you.
pve