I wake up thinking about art. My passions are light, sunshine, colors. Now that I am retired and no longer spend my daylight hours in the library - I play in my garden and make art in my studio.
My grown family is happy that I am so absorbed and find my retired life so rich and full.
Family, friends, pets, art, plants, music, healthy eating and fresh air. Those are the key ingredients to make my life so satisfying. I use this as a personal journal, so blog is a mixed bag. To see images of my other mixed media works go to http://www.picturetrail.com/artsngardens
December is a great month. Busy things going on, the fun of shopping and seeing the decorations in the stores. Then the food and the family and friends. This is Christmas Eve and here I am at the computer. We celebrated our Christmas yesterday as we had a sudden change in plans with the work schedule change for my DIL, so we had two hours to prepare. Not time to fuss or worry, just boil up some eggs for deviled eggs, plate up some fresh baked cookies, and order a couple pizzas. It was so much fun, I think we should make it a new family tradition. Impromptu and fun for everyone with no big mess or time spent cooking and setting up. So today I'm playing with art supplies, cooking the turkey and relaxing. Thought I'd bring this blog up to date by including pics from last week's trip to Fair Oaks. Friends meeting for some shopping/browsing and lunch. Fair Oaks is such an interesting little town. Very informal. Cold as ice the day we were there, felt more like the high Sierras or Colorado! But the sun was out and we were dressed warmly. Here are a few pics. BTW chickens roam the street there and seem to like to hang out in front of the bakery. Perhaps they get tidbits from patrons. We didn't know the guy sharing breakfast with his dog, but could not resist taking his pic.
Down in comes, in drips, drops, and drizzles. buckets full. We are cosy and warm and have not lost power, so except that we are now flooded in and only the vehicles are water damaged, all's well. Nathan's car was on the street when the storm drains failed, so his car has several inches of water inside. Kids baled it out and moved it into the garage so Trevor could move his van onto the driveway too. Matt and Christina are both working. I hope this is all gone before they get home. According to the news, the worst will have passed in another hour. Candis is supposed to be singing at the Mall with her chorale group late this afternoon and so we are hopeful that may still happen. I have plans to go to our Brit film Club this afternoon, but may not be able to drive out. I'd rather skip it than try to pass through flooded streets.