I’ve blogged about this before: I took part in an art swap, the Global heART Exchange. Today, I received my art piece from Lindsay in the mail, all the way from Belgium. She describes herself on her blog as a “Mixed Media Artist, Photographer, Writer, and Dream Worker.” Here’s the postcard she made to send with her painting:
I am exactly twice Lindsay’s age and we live more than 5000 miles apart (8100 kilometers), but when I read the “about” page on her blog, I notice how much we have in common. We both love “Nature.. nature.. nature!” and adore cats and rabbits, watching the stars, lying in the grass, summer evenings, birds singing, the water, spirituality, meditation, yoga, and the potential of dreams.
We also both like “inspiring people, people who are kind, people who truly dare to live their lives.” I believe that both of us are those kind of people: inspiring, kind, and daring to live our lives.
What’s amazing to me is that she couldn’t have known the color of my art studio, and yet the mixed media painting she made matches it perfectly. Here’s a picture of it, sitting on the corner of my writing desk, where I spend so many long and happy hours.
It’s almost 1 am in Belgium, and I suspect Lindsay is sleeping. I am sending her love and gratitude, and wishing her the sweetest of dreams. I will keep her painting on my desk, and when I took at it, I will remember that I am loved, and wish her the same.