No time like the present to share your feelings with your loved ones.
The death of Bev's father has motivated her to create paintings for clients that allow them to share their feelings with their loved ones before it is too late. Mindfulness is about being present and in this moment. There truly is no time like the present to take action. As Eckert Tolle says, there is no present, there is only now.
WHAT MOTIVATES ME TO PAINT?
My father died before I let him know how important he had been to me, how much influence he had had on my life and how much I loved him. Time has not lessened my feelings of deep sadness and pain at having failed to share my emotions with him.
While having lost one opportunity to honour and celebrate one loved one, I could make certain not to miss opportunities with my remaining family members. I create unique artwork for each family member. The image may be of a place that has special meaning for us, or it may be an image which triggers how I feel. I call each of these treasures a paintimento.
Through my commission work, I enjoy enabling clients to experience this same sense of deep connection and joy. It is an emotional experience for both the giver and the recipient. It truly is a beautiful legacy. (A box of tissues at hand is recommended.... just sayin'.)