Gratitude

I am grateful for time spent painting today.

I am grateful for lunch with Julie at the Hotel.

I am grateful for a visit from friends of my parents, nice folks who have known me since early childhood, and a touchstone for me.

I grateful for an impromptu soccer game of kids against dads in my neighbour’s backyard.

I am grateful for time spent watching Westwod with Julie.

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I am grateful for time spent painting. One great thing about this whole artist in residence business is you get to do a lot of that. Today I finished up this 16″ square painting of a sunrise at Mt. Doug beach I was lucky, and insomniac enough to catch a few weeks ago.

I am grateful for time spent eating pizza and watching Star Trek: the Next Generation with Coop and Farl tonight. TGIF!

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I am grateful for some time spent taking in the Sooke Fine Art Show. There’s some inspiring work in there.

I am grateful for a swim with my lads this evening.

I am grateful for some time watching telly with Julie this evening. We’re watching West World, and a good way in. It’s compelling.

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I am grateful for a day of getting g a cuss ton of clutter outta my life.

I am grateful for a day of doing stuff around the house, so that I was available to tend our charcoal smoker, so we were able to put on a heckuva fine spread for a family of friends that came for dinner. 

Kids ran rampant, and later watched a movie while grown ups sipped cocktails and watched the sunset, before we all watched the BC Day fireworks. If that evening wasn’t nice, I don’t know what is.

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I am grateful for time spent with my lads today. We ran som e errands and hit Costco, and then went to Mr. Tubbs so they could play some arcade games for redemption tickets in an effort to make it with their while. They were troopers, and got along with each other well today.

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I am grateful for a good first day settling into my month as artist residence at the Hotel Grand Pacific today. I painted for a good long while this afternoon, and I loook forward to doing the same with all my weekdays until the end of the month.

I’m grateful for Julie, who was immensely helpful setting up this morning, and was also my lunch date.

I am grateful for Farley, who set the table, complete with place names, for tacos at supper tonight.

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I am grateful for a day job project completed today.

I am grateful for time spent outside with Farl and Coop. We were all working on our own endeavours; I was getting some art stuff done, Farl was making a spaceship from odds and sods, and Coop was making a kite. That feeling of absorption in a task is hard to beat; and is even better in good company like that.

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I am grateful for several phone calls, and posts on social media wishing me a happy birthday today. That stuff is meaningful for me, and appreciated!

I am grateful for a “#1 Dad” medal my kids made for me out of cardboard and yarn. I wore it all day.

I am grateful for my pal Francis, who gave me a print of one of my favourite photographs of his, without knowing it was my birthday today.

I am grateful for a steak dinner Julie put together for us tonight. It was sublime.