Gratitude

I am grateful to the Grand Pacific Hotel and to the Victoria Arts Council for the Artishow Hotel Artist in Residence program. I had fantastic month, starting and completing 6 paintings while I was there. It was a tremendous opportunity for me to engage with the public, and I sold several originals and prints, and many cards. The staff at the hotel were excellent. I would very much like to do that again sometime!

I am grateful for Julie, who took the time to help me tear down today.

I am grateful for family fun night: Farley’s pick. We saw Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs in the theatre, then A&W for supper.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent painting today.

I am grateful for a memento where I saw Julie talking to an upset Farley, out on the front lawn, through the kitchen window, and I knew that kid was getting just what he needed.

I am grateful for time spent listening to the Story Pirates podcast with the boys at bedtime tonight.

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I am grateful for time spent painting today. I’m trying something new, and I’m out of my wheelhouse, but having fun working through it.

I am grateful for another painting sale today. There’s just no feeling like it!

I am grateful for a great show at Caffe Fantastico. A show I installed there on June 4 came down today. It went a few weeks longer than anticipated, and I got some great exposure there.

I am grateful for time spent with my boys tonight at bedtime.

I am grateful for love, support, and patience from my spouse while I chase down this whole painting dream.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent painting today.

I am grateful for a successful month in the art biz.

I am grateful for a visit from Julie on the hotel lobby today.

I am grateful for time spent with my boys getting them down for bed. Won’t be long, I don’t think, before I’m not necessary for that anymore. It’s nice to still be needed.

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I am grateful for a morning I got to sleep in. Doesn’t happen often that I get the opportunity, and when I do, I usually don’t take it, but it did this morning and it felt great.,

I am grateful for eggs benedict with my family. It’s been too long since I made a big weekend breakfast.

I am grateful for a good couple hours in the pool with Farley, Coop, and a pal of his.

I am grateful for season 2, episode 1 of Fargo, which I watched tonight.

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I am grateful for time spent painting today. I varnished one I recently completed, and got a start in on a new one.

I am grateful for a great summer. I’ve noticed they seem to end abruptly these days. It rained a bit today and was cool enough for a jacket this morning. We did some back to school wardrobe shopping for the boys; as if the weather turning wasn’t marker enough. It was a great summer though, and we might still get some good long hot days out of it.

I am grateful for family fun night. We took it easy, popped corn and watched a movie (Guardian Brothers) for Julie’s pick. It was low key, and that was just fine by me.

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I am grateful for a full day of painting.

I am grateful for date night: Julie and I went to see Happytime Murders, an R rated Muppet Movie for adults. It was weird, and funny, and therefore good enough in my books. Definitely NOT for kids though. WAY NOT FOR KIDS.

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I am grateful for my electric bike. Today I put both my kids and all their stuff on it to take them to summer camp, and biked a 5.8 Km return trip to the hotel, and the battery on this 2.5 year old electric kit was still showing 5 bars after all that.

I am grateful for time spent painting.

I am grateful for lunch with Julie.

I am grateful for a productive evening with the kids. We got all the school supplies, then to a different store for a new toaster, and still got everyone home to bed at a decent hour.