Thursday, November 17, 2011

30 Days of Gratitude: Day Seventeen

I am grateful for art.

If I had the money and the space, no doubt I'd buy a few really nice pieces of artwork.  Sometimes, just looking at a piece of beautiful artwork, whether it be a painting, a sketch, a sculpture or a photograph, can bring a feeling of peace or inspiration.

Here is just one of my favorite paintings (which I don't have yet - but one day).

Van Gogh's "Flower Beds in Holland"

My friend Nnamdi Okonkwo has won several awards for his sculptures (which have been purchased by many cities throughout the U.S.).  As long as I've known him (which is approximately 18 years now) he has done the most beautiful scluptures of women...  and these are not of stereotypical "models" either.  There are so many good ones to choose from and this is one of my faves...

Nnamdi Okonkwo - "Sisters"

I am grateful for art.


The Willeyes said...

Oh, if I had money...I would be doing the same thing...I love art...and I would LOVE one Nnamdi's sculptures...they are amazing!

Susie said...

I whole-heartedly agree!