This collection of work was created based on stories of lessons that people have learned in their lives.
Every day we have the opportunity to learn. We can learn from others or from our own experiences. These lessons are the building blocks for who we become and the actions we take in the future. Sometimes it may take a long time to recognize the lesson. We may find ourselves in certain situations again and again until we finally see what lesson is to be acknowledged and how we must change to move forward. Life is a continuous series of lessons, some small, others so big they can have a profound impact on our own lives as well as the lives of others. Being present in life, living in the moment with awareness of our actions, is the first step toward growth in our lives.
I’m intrigued by life lessons and how people come to learn them. I have asked a number of people to share a lesson they have learned in life and a brief story behind it. Some lessons were learned by observing others’ actions or hearing their words, others come from personal life situations. I explore and honor the emotions in each story by translating them into color, shape, and form in my encaustic paintings.
Gallery Note: Pam has just begun a new life adventure in Australia with her husband Bill. While she won’t be physically present for the artist reception on September 9, she’ll be with us in spirit through her paintings!