I am grateful for a swell day with my bro.
I am grateful for the sale of a print today. I don’t always mention that kind of thing here, but it always makes my day.
I am grateful for time spent downtown. We had some thrift store success, and bought BBQ pork in Chinatown, and scored a great parking spot. Simple pleasures. What’s not to like?
I am grateful for time spent on the floor of the living room with Farley, cracking him up whilst playing with his newly acquired lego figures.
I am grateful for time spent this evening, entertaining another family at our place. I am grateful for the awesome company of their 1.5 year old daughter, whose smile is abundant and irresistable, as are her high fives. I am grateful for the play presented by the three older kids. I am grateful for the pulled pork burritos that Julie made.
I am grateful for a whole heckuva lot of time in the studio today. Got some good work done in there, I think.
I am grateful for family fun night: Cooper’s pick. We dined like kings at Big Wheel Burger, then came home and rented Galaxy Quest, which is as awesome a movie now as it was in 1999. I can’t believe it’s been that long. It made us all laugh, and I am glad Coop picked it.
I am grateful for a good chunk of time in the studio today.
I am grateful for the first meeting of the Federation of Canadian Artists that I attended tonight. Robert Amos did a presentation, and it was really, really interesting and compelling. I am glad I went; and the bar is high for the next one.
I am grateful for my first visit back to the gym since my accident. I went pretty easy on myself, and probably will again over the next few days. It was good to be back in there and make a start back to this part of my old routine.
I am grateful as all heck for a tour of the shop floor at Island Precision Manufacturing this morning. Another Cub leader in Coop’s group owns it, and we’re working on putting together kits for building toolboxes at a future Cub meeting. He’s got some mighty cool machinery, and it was great to see it all in action today.
I am grateful for our Wednesday night ritual; for an hour Julie and I sit and chitchat while we watch our kids at martial arts class. It feels like someday nights like these will be the good old days.
I am grateful for time spent in the studio this morning.
I am grateful for time spent in the living room with my family tonight. Julie was on the couch and Coop was reading; Farl and I made the Eiffel Tower out of blocks on the floor. If that’s not nice, what is?
I am grateful for a morning with friends, my family, and spawning salmon at Goldstream.
I am grateful for an evening with my pal Judd, grabbing a bite to eat before seeing John Mellencamp in concert, followed by conversation and libations until far too late for a school night.
That, right there, was one of the kinds of days that makes life worth living.
I am grateful for a day that didn’t demand to much from me.
I am grateful for Julie’s sketch walk. I came home from a few errands to find her and the boys leaving the house, each with a sketchbook in hand to go to Summit Park and draw stuff. She had one for me too. It was a nice way to get us all out of the house; and it was nice to get back and warm up after getting a bit chilly up there.
I am grateful for the opportunity to present at the Opus Art Supplies Visiting Artist series, I felt good about the presentation and how it went. I didn’t prepare anything to say really, but I did prepare 3 canvases for each presentation, in various states of completion. I’ve been to a few of these, and always found watching an artist work is the best part. So that’s what I did, and there were enough questions and conversation throughout that I didn’t feel like there was a lot of dead air to fill. I hope the audience enjoyed it; I know I did.
I am grateful for falafel Julie made for dinner tonight.