So, so blessed to be Home, sweet, comfortable, my favourite place to be home. Blessed by 3 weeks of adventure and blessed by always, always loving coming home after the joy of travel.
Grateful for the normalcy of home, blessed by having my delightful fur children back by my side, blessed to find my photos all looking amazing and for the way they hold the memory of a holiday alive.
Its back to normality here…school went back today. yep, a friday, weird. Anyway, blessed by a quiet house with just me and the fur kids; blessed by debriefing the house of holiday clutter and getting my thoughts switched back into art mode…studio time - HERE I COME!!!
Grateful for a quiet day at home to rest a sore throat; blessed by time spent cleaning my studio, planning the year ahead; grateful for the silence of an empty house whilst the peeps are off having fun.
Blessed by wonderful time back in the studio after a 7 week break. Blessed by quality swiss pencils to try experimenting with. grateful the Swiss know how to make awesome art materials, chocolate and watches!! I bought all of the above!!
Blessed by 18 years of marriage today, to a wonderful, hard-working man. A marriage that has been blessed by two wonderful children who love and adore their Daddy. Grateful for the life we have built together. Happy Anniversary Dudie!
Day 35 - 4th feb
Blessed by a hubby bringing me a special anniversary gift - a new 'Mini' art companion to keep in my handbag for photos when I am out and about. I am so grateful for his thought as I know after 18 years of marriage, gift giving is not his love language! (I also received a crepe pan and oil canister, so he totally excelled himself!) PS. He received nothing except a wife with a head cold. Nice dinner tonight.) Grateful for Facebook friends suggestions for a name for my little friend - Welcome to the Gratitude Adventures Minet Quin. Thank you Lorri and sorry Guili, Mona was almost, almost the one! Louis-Emile Minet was a nature artist in the 19th century. Love this little piece of history Lorri found. Obviously my art history knowledge needs some work!! So there you go - Minet it is.
Last of the cherry days I think! Blessed by abundant summer fruits and quality fruit and vegetables always at our fingertips, unlike so many struggling people of the world. Grateful that my head cold is finally lifting and I can feel some clarity again. Grateful for quiet days to get back in the studio.
Thank you to my gorgeous sister-in-law for posting this beautiful poem. What an amazing friend you are. Grateful to love my ordinary life, right down to the dust bunnies in the corners. Blessed to be teaching this to my children…hopefully, ever hopefully.
It's all about the 'Bel of the Ball' today…Bel has been invited to a friends school ball. She is so excited! her own school ball is in two weeks, so it's a double blessing! Blessed by a confident girl, happy in her own skin. Blessed to see her growing up into a gorgeous young lady and for her finding a great group of friends that are caring and respectful. Finding her wings…slowly, carefully, beautifully and with strength.
Grateful for my girl having such a fun, safe time at the ball last night. Blessed by the traditions of old - corsages are still given by shy boys to their beautiful dates. Grateful that we are one ball done and just one to go! School work is waiting!
Blessed by an hour on the beach this morning, with barely anyone but Dude, Bon and her friend to share it with; sleepovers for 'bestie' friends; gentle breezes and sand between my toes.