Last year, I read "Clara and Mr. Tiffany" by Susan Vreeland. In this book set in the early 1900s, Clara becomes one of the designers and creators in the famous Tiffany glass studio. The portions about the studio and how women fitted into the creative process was so interesting to learn about. And Clara? Her desire for love, a creative life, and artistic recognition is well laid out and rich in detail.
But this morning, this quote from the book came back to me. Methinks it explains one of the reasons I create art. It is called The "Tiffany Imperative":
"My work is to make beautiful things that might make others live richer lives".
I just love that!