Dec 22, 2019 | This time of the year, I’m usually running around trying to finish something for someone else’s Christmas and I don’t have as much time to reflect. It’s a shame, because of all times of the year, this should be the most important time for that.
This year, more things were done on time and I have a little breathing room. So, I'm going to breathe.
I am grateful. For me, it is an acknowledgment of the things that are good. With gratitude many of the good things become great. Without gratitude, a...
Oct 28, 2020 | Not quitting is an under-appreciated quality. If there is something you really know you need to do, don’t quit.
Oct 15, 2019 | There is a lure to the ways of Italy. It’s an old place and they have been doing this for a long time. We are new and have things to learn from them. When I am there, I paint. It’s a diary of feelings and experience. It’s hard to say what it is I learn from painting. It’s like dancing about architecture. Perhaps we paint because there are no words for it. When I am painting, people will walk up and offer comments in Italian that...
Sept 21, 2019 | If you have to say “excuse me for saying this, but...” - I don’t need to hear it.
By the way, I’m having a great day.
Y’all have one , too.
Yesterday was an unexpected emotional day. The day before, Robert and I visited the American war cemetery and memorial. We had passed it many times on our way to Florence but never stopped. Like many parts of life, we don't always stop to hear the story.
But this time we did stop.
I did a painting and Robert walked around with Angel, the director of the park. Just as I was finishing, they walked up and Angel asked us if we would like to participate in the lowering of the flag. We were...