I am grateful for a fairly smooth install on a group show I co-curated this morning. Mosaic features work from 6 artists who all paint at the same studio that I do. It’s up at the Patient Care Centre at the Royal Jubilee Hospital here in Victoria.

I am grateful for lunch with my co-curator, Barb, at Hong Kong West after we put it up.

I am grateful for time spent in the studio after all that. Not for long, but long enough.

I am grateful for a phone conversation with my brother this evening.

I am grateful for an audiobook in my headphones while doing dishes tonight.


I am grateful for my last day of painting at the hotel for my November residency at the Coast Hotel. It was a great place to be, particularly for the people. Everyone there was great.

I grateful for daily fun night: Cooper’s pick. We made burgers at home, then went out for some ice skating.

I am grateful for the employee at the rink that helped both my kids with some pointers to get them a bit more confident on skated. She spent some time with each of them, and it mAde a real difference.

I am grateful for the acquisition of a new coat this evening.