Spirit of Christmas is all about giving selflessly and creating an atmosphere of love, peace and joy which permeates through every action performed and every word uttered. This is what this painting is about.
"Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing true values." - Thomas S. Monson
This mixed media painting is about Christmas spirit, about the spirit of giving selflessly, about creating an atmosphere of love, peace and joy, not just at Christmas time, but throughout the year. Life becomes more meaningful when we focus on giving and looking after the needs of others. What we give comes back to us many fold.
The gifts don't have to be monetary. In fact, a smile, few words of comfort, a phone call to a sick person, or just calling to say hello can brighten up someone's day and make a difference. The lockdowns and isolation periods during Covid certainly taught us the value of time with our loved ones. Let's not forget these lessons.
Medium: Lino cut on Lenox acid free paper
Image size: 12"x12", Paper size: 15"X15.75", Framed: 20"X20"
This black and white print is a part of the series, "Lessons Learned from Six-year Olds". Each piece is hand-printed by the artist. A portion of the money from the sale of this print is donated to mental health.
Knowing where one wants to go, setting the goal and focusing on it are important in order to succeed. If one can eliminate distractions and stay focused on a single goal, success is not hard to attain. Sometimes it takes a young six-year old to remind us of this. It is based on a true story.
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