Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

11/23/11

Thanksgiving, Out on Jane's by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

Out on Janes, Jo-Ann Sanborn
Acrylic on Canvas, 16"x20"


So much to be thankful for! For me Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and really appreciate my life.   I’ve never gone hungry, always have had a roof over my head, a terrific and supportive family, a sustaining relationship with my dear husband, and work I’ve found satisfying.
 
That doesn’t mean I’ve never had hard times.  I have, but I try not to focus on them.  Get through them, learn from them, and move on.  This Thanksgiving I’ll focus on what I’m thankful for as a working artist. 



I love my job. 

There’s a beautiful world to paint.
 
My paintings are recognizable anywhere as my own
           
The warm, wonderful and changing light of South Florida provides daily inspiration

I have quality materials, and right now at least, enough of them
A supportive Artist Colony to share with and learn from.

A wonderful studio at a cost I can afford. 

Students where learning goes both ways. 

Collectors who respond to my work in a positive way.

Visitors from all over the world who visit my studio and enrich my life. 

And that’s just a start.  Artists still need to eat, so I'll be cooking the Thanksgiving turkey.  I'm thankful for that, too.  What are you thankful for? 

Have a wonderful and thankful Thanksgiving holiday!

2 comments:

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family ~ hugs and namaste, Carol ^_^

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Thanks, Carol. Love checking into your blog now and then. Glad we've connected again!

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