“Forget your perfect offering/There’s a crack in everything/That’s how the light gets in” Leonard Cohen

Simple things hold the key to contentment according to the Japanese philosophy Wabi-Sabi. Making moments matter. Finding beauty in imperfection. Observing impermanence. Capturing incompletion. Appreciating humble

In her daily practice Lou paints a small picture that focuses on something mundane yet vital. A vessel, a flower, a plastic bag

6″ x 6″ Acrylic on canvas

Commission work on a larger scale in Acrylic/Cold Wax & Oil

Lou also works as a Creative Coach to those with those who wish to unleash that creative creature within or who are struggling to make creative life work

You can follow her daily inspirational images on Twitter @createlab Instagram @brave_newgirl & Facebook Lou Hamilton Artist