Gratitude

I am grateful for a productive day sorting out the garagenous zone, declutterimg in an effort to make it a more ideal soace for painting. Its hard work, but there is also hope and progress.

I am grateful for time with my lads this afternoon.

Gratitude

I am grateful for the opportunity to see my father in law’s investiture to the Order of Canada this morning.

I am grateful for time spent in the studio.

I am grateful for all the people who teach and support my kids while they are at school.

I am grateful for my folks, who brought over take out and took care of the boys while Julie and I went out for dinner and took in the camas now in bloom while we walked around Uplands park.

Gratitude

I am grateful for time in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for kids who like to hang out together and have fun bouncing on the trampoline sometimes.

Ii am grateful for Farley, who, upon seeing a few modern paintings I found on Google Image search, thought, “Well I could do that.” and proceeded to paint a 24×43″ Kandinsky inspired painting. That thought, right there, represents 90% of what it takes to be an artist.

Gratitude

I am grateful for Farley’s Family Fun night on Friday. He wanted a fancy dinner with Grandma and Grandad, grapes with toothpicks that had maple leaf flags on them, then ravioli with tomato sauce. So we did, and it was great.

I am grateful for time spent at the studio this morning.

I am grateful for the hospitality of friends who had us and our brood and a few other families over for dinner tonight.

Gratitude

I am grateful for Valentines Day. Our family members all exchanged cards of vatious sorts; Cooper and Farley’s each stating clearly that they loved each other “in a brotherly way”.

I am grateful for time spent in the studio.

I am grateful for lunch out with Julieand my parents.

I am grateful for a screening of the Wizatd of Oz at our house tonight. It’s amazing how well that movie, released in. 1939, still holds up so well.

Gratitude

I am grateful for a fantastic Halloween. At 9 and 6, my kids are fully committed, and at the right age to run into a bunch of pals to make for a bigger and bigger group of costumed characters as they roam up and down the neighbourhood. They are young enough, too, that their parents are all walking with them, which means I get to know my neighbours better, too.

Gratitude 

I am grateful for time in the studio this morning.

I am grateful for a fun night for Coop and Farl at Cubs tonight. It was a bit hectic for us scouters, what with the pumpkins and the children with the knives and the matches and the candles and the faucet left on in the bathroom that led to the water in the floor. In the end though, Coop got home and decreed it was the best meeting ever; so there’s that.