The excitement of the Christmas is over and as New Year’s Eve approaches I’m looking both forward and backwards. Ahead to 2013′s new projects and good times and glancing behind to tally up all that’s happened this past year – both good and bad. It’s been an good year for me (and my family) but I’m filled with sadness for the trauma, heartache and destruction that has touched so many, both close friends and total strangers. I’m keeping them in my thoughts as I go into the new year.
We’re all back home after a busy Thanksgiving holiday in Portland. The trips down and back up the slab (I-5) were relatively painless. Our kitties (Henry is pictured above) were quite content during our absence as they were well-cared for by Miss Sophie. Wonderful food, family, friends and a little shopping at some favorite local stores filled our days in the Rose City.
Rain played a BIG role in this past week’s weather. Could barely see the garden and we thought that Lake Ballard was being created at the feet of our flamingos, Della and Perry.
Today’s drive home was quick and sun-filled. Seattle’s skyline looks mighty fine, even through the windshield. The Solumination Holiday Sale is this coming weekend – December 1 & 2 and our Spark Studio Holiday Sale the following one. Would love to see you at either venue! Tomorrow I’ll be back to work AND thankful for everything!
Way behind on this week’s 52photo project prompt. Last Thursday’s breakfast . . . actually on the counter ’cause the table’s always full of stuff.
Love this photo memory – dinner at the beach house . . . good wine, fabulous friends and family, delicious food and glassybabys . . . what could be better?
Week 26′s 52Photos Project prompt is golden . . . so many ways to go with this. I lost my tiny mind and am sharing a bunch of pix. Enjoy!
Just spent a fabulous weekend in Portland. Attended the opening of The Body Beautiful at the Portland Art Museum (and had the opportunity to hear Storm Large sing), ate delicious dinners with family and friends and last (but certainly not least) took a 2-day painting class with the amazing Jill Berry. Consequently I almost missed out on this 52 Photos Project prompt – ORANGE.
dewy beauty greets early morning walkers
pumpkins at Ravenna Gardens
Under the Influence, Jill’s wonderful class, had us study four painters – Miro, Wosene Worke Kosrof, Wayne Thiebaud and Hundertwasser. We then created our own interpretations of their works. It was challenging and exciting and I’d forgotten how much I like to paint . . . Thanks Jill!