Happy Holidays! Blessed Yule! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Joyful Kwanzaa! Happy New Year! I think that covers it but if I missed anything, then happy merry for that too! Now more than ever we need to be accepting and appreciative of our own cultures as well as the cultures & traditions of others! There is beauty in diversity…it would be so dull if we were all the same, wouldn’t it? (If you don’t think so then that’s your call but really think about it….what foods do you like? Bet at least some come from other countries…. What movies, books, art, etc. are you interested in? Doubt they all come from a homogeneous source!)
Sure, times are scary, the unknown can be scary, but what’s the most frightening is hatred for what we don’t understand and what that can lead to! As an artist I’ve gained so much by studying art & mythology from across the globe…it’s lead me to travel, meeting great, new people, trying delicious foods and to creating unique art.
So I wish for all of you to have a Happy Healthy Holiday, whatever you celebrate or don’t celebrate…and a diverse, fun, peaceful New Year! And now I’d like to share some holiday/winter themed photographs I’ve taken recently as well as through the last several years. Enjoy the slide show!
all images (c)Lauren Curtis