by Faith Monson
Over the years, I’ve perfected the ability to “step” into the pictures and mentally escape the noise of what is going on around me, whether that is a blaring airport PA system, loud people with cell phones, or shrieking children (and adults).
I’ve even laminated my favorite pieces of art so that they didn’t wear out as quickly. In addition to favorite paintings or works of art, I’ve also included nature scenes, pieces with bright, abstract colors, funny pictures and photos of places where I have a deep personal connection.
Sometimes, the photo or artwork is the cover of a greeting card with a message that speaks to my heart. These are a real two-in-one inspirational deal! I look for cards with messages about handling challenges, overcoming obstacles, motivating people, inspiring yourself, or that impart a sense of comfort, strength, peace or energy. Humor is nice, as are grittier topics like courage, risk, and standing your ground.
The next time you’re in a gift shop, museum or airport, take a moment and stop by the postcard and greeting card section. Find one or two cards that speak to you, and experiment with making them your art-to-go inspiration. Bet you can’t stop with just a few!