Gratitude

I am grateful for time at the studio today.

I am grateful for family.

I am grateful for supper outside tonight.

I grateful for wacky conversation with wacky kids being wacky before lights out when I put them to bed tonight.

Gratitude

Photo Credit: Saanich News

I am grateful for time in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for a productive afternoon in the garagenous zone.

I am grateful for nice weather; good enough to have supper outside.

I am grateful, honoured and humbled for the opportunity to attend an event where my artwork was presented to the mayor of Hatsukaichi City in Japan from the Mayor of Saanich on the occasion of an official visit that begins a sister city relationship between their municipalities.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent at the studio, while Farley attended a birthday party at the adjacent rec centre.

I am grateful for time spent sitting in a lawn chair in the the front yard, watching the fish in our pond, while Farley watered the garden and looked for snails under rocks.

I am grateful for a bbq picnic with friends at Beacon Hill Park, where our kids all got on together like a house on fire.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent in the studio.

I am grateful for time spent with Julie.

I am grateful for family fun night: my pick. We ordered pizza and watched the original 1978 Superman movie. It actually holds up pretty well. The kids dug it, which I was hoping for, but it still surprised me that they did.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent in the studio today. I was in there for a good long while, and I’ve now finished this painting I’ve titled Salish Sea at Sunset, acrylic on canvas, 60″ x 30″.

I am grateful for words my lads spoke to each other from their bunks tonight when I was putting them down for bed.

Me: Goodnight Cooper, I love you. Good night Farley, I love you.

Cooper: Goodnight Dada, I love you. Goodnight Farley, I love you.

(pause)

Farley: Cooper, you love me?

Cooper: Well not like [smoochy sound effects] but like, you know, brotherly love.

Farley: I love you too, Cooper.

(pause)

Farley: Sometimes we don’t love each other on the outside, but we always love each other on the inside.

Made my heart go pitter pat.

 

Gratitude

I am grateful for an exciting morning in the art biz.

I am grateful for lunch with Julie.

I am grateful for time in the studio this afternoon.

I am grateful for time spent baking a cake with Coop and Farl this afternoon.

I am grateful for a night out to get sushi this evening.

Gratirude

I am grateful for a cuss ton of errands accomplished this morning.

I am grateful for a good long while in the studio today.

I am grateful for good health.

I am grateful for a fun night at Cooper’s cub meeting. Farley came too tonight. He was excited about the seed planting activity that was planned.

I am grateful for adhesives. Farl was pretty upset when the terra cotta plant pot he’d painted so well and intended to present to his mama fell and hit the driveway pavement when we came home. It’s back together now, and all’s well that ends well.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a spontaneous 1 day visit from my in-laws today, including my brother in-law. They brought eggplant bharta from our old favourite Vancouver restaurant, Akbar’s Own, and the rest of a more locally source Indian feast. There were board games, a walk in the park, general visiting, and then we fed them a bbq dinner. It was a fun day.

I am grateful for Mr. Baldy and Mr. Creepy. These are the faces Farley drew on his thighs today.

I am grateful for time in the top bunk with my big kid getting him down for bedtime today. Nice to know he’s not too big to ask for that; though now I’m at that point where I always wonder if this time will be the last time.