Gratitude

I a man grateful for a successful day of painting and doing business at the hotel.

I am grateful for a fine performance of the Addam’s Family Musical where Cooper played an ancestor.

I am grateful for my mother in law’s lemon meringue pie.

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.