Chicago collectors share a photo of their recent purchase "A New Day Has Begun" Oil on Canvas 36x36

Someone once said that the frame is a gift that the artist gives her/himself. I get that, but an even greater gift for me is the feeling of satisfaction and gratitude that comes when I see my paintings placed in the new owners’ beautiful environment. That feeling is what makes life joyous and worthwhile, no matter what the completed task may be: making a painting, preparing nourishing food, learning a new skill, pulling weeds, planting a garden, cleaning the house, raising your kids, or doing your job to make a living. Each endeavor contains a sense of fulfillment if done with love, and the gift to oneself is the frame of satisfaction and gratitude; may you all experience this joy each and every day.

Justin Fite