There is a fine line between doing something right and just doing something. The bright line between those two efforts is defined by: The intention to add Art to the job.
Though we may not always realize it, everyday Artists everywhere surround us.
The Artist — a sandwich maker, landlord, sewer worker, customer service representative or someone else — brings a refined skill to the job that includes the creation of making the task lighter while making the customer’s life brighter. I am always on the lookout for hidden Artistry and when I recognize the creation, I celebrate the art.
I tell my local baker his cookies are Art that crumbles in your mouth. I thank my Super for the excellent Artistic job in not just replacing the lock on my door but also adjusting the door itself to be more welcoming to the new locking mechanism.
I thank my bank teller for her practiced Artistry in processing my deposit so I can leave the line quicker. The intention of Artistry in everyday life is a value few of us properly acknowledge, let alone cherish.
There is Art in recognizing the Artist — pausing to salute the talented hones the Artistry both ways to form a perfect circle of intention.