Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, the Greater Victoria Public Library,
and especially to all the people who showed up at the opening of my show at the Central Branch today. I’ve found painting to be a rewarding pursuit for me, just for myself, on my own terms. To be able to share it, and to see and feel the support coming from so many great people in my community is overwhelming and humbling.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time in the studio today.

I grateful for time spent with Ciop and Farl while they drew and I did some work at the kitchen table this evening.

I am grateful for time spent reading with Farley and rubbing his back at bedtime.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a morning sleeping in. First time I’ve done that in a long time.

I am grateful for sheet pans. This morning I did up hash browns in sheet pans. They turned out pretty good!

I am grateful for an adventure on public transit to the swimming pool with the lads today. It’s novel and fun for those guys. Usually, if we aren’t driving, we’re biking or walking.

I am grateful for time in the studio, first in a few days.

Gratitude

I am grateful for another painting sale. There is nothing is like that feeling.

I am grateful for friends. We had friends with kids over this evening, and later I went out to see some different old friends over drinks, before returning with them to my house when the bar closed to consume several pots of tea.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time at the studio and a painting completed.

I am grateful for family fun night: Julie’s pick. We watched Ponyo, and it was weird and good.

I am grateful for Pic a Flic, a video rental store that’s still alive and well. I couldn’t find any way to stream Ponyo online, but they had a copy, and despite the fact that my last rental was in 2007, my membership is still valid. AND they have Willow!

Gratitude

I am grateful for time in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for time with my family around the kitchen table. For a while there Julie and Coop were playing a game, Farl was drawing, and I was working on my laptop.

I am grateful for my portrait that Farley drew for me at said table.

I am grateful for Te spent with Julie watching the first half of a movie, then a bunch of old videos of our kids when they were littler, in 2013. Time flies!

Gratitude

I am still pretty dang grateful for Farley’s love for his hat.

I am grateful for time spent with Coop and his class today.

I am also grateful for time in the studio.

And I am grateful for a night out with Julie to see Thor: Ragnarok. It was a fun movie.

Gratitude

I am grateful for the perfect hat I found for Farley when shopping for kids winter stuff this morning. It is fluffy and soft on the inside, and has pockets on the ear flaps. That’s right: POCKETS ON THE EAR FLAPS.