I ADORE capturing moments of touch, smooches and sleep… besides feeding my own soul, my work gives mothers and fathers inspiration to scoop up their children; to put down the vacuum and pick up a storybook; to stop and look into the little face in front of them.
If one child gets more cuddles because a mother feels less alone when looking at my paintings ~ then I’ve helped a bit. And that makes me feel purposeful.
It’s getting late to receive art via mail in time to wrap and give, but it’s not too late for Motherhood Art Gift Certificates.
I will email your gift certificate straight to your loved one ~
OR, I’ll email it to you and you can print and wrap it.
1) Add a certificate to your cart here.
2) Choose “Send Via Email”
3) Choose who your gift goes to and how much you’d like to give.
If you want to print and wrap the certificate, put YOUR email address as RECIPIENT. If you want it to be emailed to your loved one, put in THEIR email address, along with your message to them.
If you’d like me to email your gift ON Christmas Eve, let me know! Otherwise, it will be sent within 1-12 hours of being ordered. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
~~~~~ PLEASURES versus TASKS ~~~~~
Over the past few days I’ve been thinking a lot about how our joy-filled opportunities to pick out/buy/wrap and give gifts can very quickly become TASKS: items we need to check off our list.
Yesterday I took all the wrapped gifts to the mission, for the family I adopted. And I just left them in the office. I didn’t get to deliver them to the family (I knew this in advance) and I didn’t get to play Santa and put them under the tree (this happened once, though!). I just dropped them off and drove away…
It truly was a TASK on my list… something that needed to be done. I sat in my car and felt a little empty inside.
Then I went to my favorite grocery store and spent almost too long browsing and picking out treats for one of my best girlfriends… looking and choosing with a smile… and it really was a PLEASURE she’ll say I gave her too much, but the act of picking was a gift for me, too.
It’s not too often that you get to feel both sides of a coin on the same day, right?
I hope to inspire this thought in you today, too – for as you move into the coming week’s festivities and opportunities.
Thank you for everything, have a WONDERFUL day.
Wanna chat live on Facebook? I’ll see you there.
Love & Sincerely, Katie
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