Tuesday, November 05, 2013


Wonderment.  I love that word and knew I had to attach myself to it on my first plate of stamps.  I love it because of the level of emotion describes.  I love it because it is rarely used anymore in this form.  I love it because that feeling of admiration and amazement is such a joyous feeling. And finally, I love it when you just happen upon it...yes, happenstance (another favorite word).

I often look at art with wonderment.  Mostly other people's, but every once in a while I look at something I've done and it takes my breath away.  Not necessarily because it's the best thing I've ever done, but because of the journey I've been on that I never expected to begin.  People's creativity does give me pause.  Ideas that I would never have in a million years or in a million years would never be able to execute just take me to another place totally.  So, not a surprise that art would cause wonderment, but I've spent some time thinking about what else does.

  • trees...really any.  I am fascinated by their lines, their history, their everything
  • old couples holding hands....I'd love to know their story
  • "anticipation" during the month of December.  This covers everything from lights, to traditions, to family time, to a service on the 24th.  
  • the ocean....I could sit next to it or be on it for quite some time without getting bored.  It's another place where I tend to lose myself in my thoughts.
  • Sam.  best thing I ever did.  I think Jim would agree.  Those who know me well know the backstory.  It isn't pretty.
  • time.  memories. moments.  
That's just my short list.  I am sure there are more.  What causes you to feel that crescendo of wonderment? Oh, and be sure to check out my spot on RubberMoon's blog from last week.  Enjoy!!!!


Art By Wanda said...

I actually got to visit the ocean for the first time last week!! Wonderment is a good word!!! Your piece is beautiful and your post wonderful!! Thank you!!!

ncurryartiste said...

Thank you so much, Wanda! I'm glad you got to see the ocean. It is amazing.