Thursday, June 30, 2016

Making The Effort

I am really making an effort to get to my art space and work during the week, even if it's only for an hour at a time.  I always feel so good when I do a piece of work.  I find this is especially true when I am feeling anxious or stressed.  Creating calms me.  So does being with my grandchildren.  I am fortunate to have such great passions.  I will share a bit.  I was holding Ari and singing to him - "You are my sunshine, etc. which ends with "Please don't take my sunshine away."  He lifted his head and in a soft voice said to me "I won't take your sunshine away.  It doesn't get any sweeter than this.  Happy Fourth.


Monday, June 20, 2016

Lost in Space

I have been lost in time and space.  I did not realize that it has been so long since I posted.   Posting weekly is becoming more and more difficult as the weather improves and I begin spending more time in Maine.  I am hoping to bring my art supplies up this summer so that on long weekends in July and especially during August, when I am there for the month, I can sit outside on my porch and paint.  That is, if friends are not visiting or my grandchildren are not with me.  For when the children are around, nothing gets accomplished except lots of playtime, laughter, hugging and exhaustion!  Yesterday when I asked my 2 1/2 year old grandson to help me clean up his toys, he said "No.  I'm sitting."  Then he moved his little chair closer to me and said "Nana clean up.  I'll watch."  What can you do but laugh???  Here is a little piece I finished last week.